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A minor in community health helps students begin to understand both macro and micro perspectives of health within communities. Students from a variety of academic areas choose this minor.

Why should I study community health?

This minor is especially valuable to students majoring in social work, education, nursing, or biokinetics. You'll gain a deeper understanding of health and how to promote wellness in diverse settings and communities.

What can I do with this degree?

Our graduates have gone on to studies and careers in a variety of areas, including:

  • Community health educators or specialists
  • Education
  • Hospital or medical clinic staff
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Physical therapy
  • Public health (epidemiology, environmental health, etc.)
  • Senior healthcare facility staff
  • Social Work

What skills will I develop?

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective collaboration and communication with others
  • Understanding personal and public health issues
  • Integration of Christian faith with the study of health
  • Addressing the whole person of your learners

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the R.E.A.L. Experience—a program specifically designed to help you gain the relevant, hands-on experience employers desire—so that when you graduate, you’ll be as impressive in practice as you are on paper.

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

We encourage you to combine your knowledge and skills in community health with your major of study in your experiences inside and outside the classroom.


Community health graduates achieved national recognition for their scholarship, leadership, and service


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