Career Options

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.