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
- Hospital or medical clinic staff
- 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
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.
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