Graduates with a Bachelor Degree in Community Health can pursue a variety of career
positions. Job titles include Health Education Specialist, Health Promotion Specialist,
Health Program Evaluator, Health Services Administrators, etc. Graduates are qualified
to work in governmental health agencies and in the private-sector in settings such
as public health departments, health maintenance organizations, hospitals, clinics,
and specialized health agencies such as the American Heart Association. An emphasis
in School Health Education will prepare individuals to teach health in junior and
senior high schools. The undergraduate major can additionally lead to advanced degrees
in health education, hospital administration, public health administration, medicine
and other health-related professions.
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health with emphases
in Community Health Education and School Health Education will be eligible to sit
for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam offered through the National
Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Successful completion of a bachelor
degree with these emphases and passing the exam entitles the student to become a Certified
Health Education Specialist.