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The major in community health prepares students for careers in healthcare, public policy, community education, and much more. Graduates understand both macro and micro perspectives of health within communities.

Why should I study community health?

This B.A. helps students who have an interest in seeing families and communities become and stay healthy. As our world continues to globalize, the need for community health practioners who see the value of each human life and the collective needs for all of us to flourish grows. You'll gain a deeper understanding of health and how to promote wellness and wellbeing 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
  • 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 and wellness
  • Addressing the whole person of those in your care
  • Seeing the big picture of sociological and environmental issues that impact community wellbeing
  • Cross-cultural and interpersonal communication

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

  • During your internship, you'll gain entry into the practice of community health through working in a clinic, community education, social work agency, non-profit organization, or other location that provides the hands-on experience.
  • Besides a required internship, courses will include field experiences that expose you to a variety of career opportunities.  
  • Service-learning opportunities through your classes or co-curriculars will enrich your studies, preparing you before you leave Bethel.

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