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Community Health: Intro to Community Health at JCSU

This guide provides a list of resources for the Community Health program.

Community Health at JCSU

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University Catalog

Community Health Program

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health. The Department seeks to prepare students for successful careers and further study in the fields of health education.

 

Community Health Major

A major in Community Health consists of 59 program credit hours. In addition, all students must take 46 Credit Hours of Liberal Studies courses, and at least 6 elective hours. A minimum of 122 is required for graduation. Community Heath majors must complete the following coursework and earn at least a grade of C in each course. Other courses may be deemed appropriate with the approval of the student’s advisor and Department Chair.

  • BIO 143 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credit Hours 
  • BIO 240 Anatomy and Physiology 4 Credit Hours 
  • HED 230 Introduction to Health Education 3 Credit Hours 
  • HED 231 Health and Nutrition 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 232 Human Sexuality and Family Living 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 233 Community Health 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 234 Healthful Living 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 235 Drugs and Drug Education 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 334 Program Planning and Evaluation 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 335 Minority Health Problems and Issues 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 336 Death and Dying 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 337 Environmental Health 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 338 Junior Seminar 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 430 Senior Seminar 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 433 Internship 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 435 Epidemiology 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 436 Health Administration 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 437 Applications in Health Communications 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 438 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Global Health 3 Credit Hours
     

Community Health Minor

A Community Heath minor is required to take 18 credit hours of courses, including 15 credit hours of Community Health Requirements and 3 credit hours of Community Health Electives. Other courses may be deemed appropriate with the approval of the student’s advisor and Department Chair. If students place into courses lower than the starting courses indicated, they will have to take additional hours to meet these Prerequisites. Course Prerequisites are described in the course descriptions. Community Heath minors must also complete the following coursework and earn at least a grade of C in each course. 

Community Health Requirements:

  • HED 233 Community Health 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 334 Program Planning & Evaluation 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 337 Environmental Health 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 435 Epidemiology 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 436 Health Administration 3 Credit Hours 

Community Health Electives:

  • HED 231 Health & Nutrition 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 232 Human Sexuality & Family Living 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 234 Healthful Living 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 235 Drugs & Drug Education 3 Credit Hours 
  • HED 335 Minority Health Problems/Issues 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 336 Death & Dying 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 438 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Global Health 3 Credit Hour

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