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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Community Health: Concentration in College Health Promotion and Prevention Services [CHEA_CHPP]


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This concentration in the Health Department  is intended to provide health students with the background and skills needed to function on college campuses as health promotion and prevention specialists. These individuals typically work in a variety of health education areas, including sexuality, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, stress management, and health promotion. Responsibilities often involve conducting campus-wide activities, developing peer education programs, and working with college offices in promoting the health of students.

Colleges across the country have been establishing campus programs and services that have as their central focus the reduction of health-threatening behaviors and the promotion of student health. The focus of this concentration is to prepare individuals with the background and skills needed to work in this rapidly growing field.

Career Potential

  • College health promotion specialist
  • College prevention specialist
  • College health educator

Community Health with a concentration in College Health Promotion and Prevention Services [CHEA_CHPP]


In addition to the requirements to fulfill the concentration in College Health Promotion and Prevention Services listed below, students must fulfill all degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Community Health [CHEA] .

B. Internship: Eight credit hours


Students must fulfill an internship requirement through one of the following alternatives:

  1. Internship: Complete a two-semester internship experience with a college health education promotion program (HLH 407 each semester). Health education majors typically choose this internship.
  2. Field Experience: Complete at least a quarter of field experience of eight credit hours in a college health promotion/prevention program. Community Health majors typically choose this internship.

Total Credit Hours Required for the concentration in College Health Promotion and Prevention Services: 26


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of Community Health: Concentration in College Health Promotion and Prevention Services [CHEA_CHPP] over four years


General Education (GE); Foreign Language

First Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 17


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


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