Community Health

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Our students prepare for professions in community health and school health. Their preparation may take them into the community working for a non-profit organization, medical center, corporation or government.

Hours Required


Degree Plan

Course Catalog Listing

Typical Starting Positions

The community health minor allows students in other disciplines to expand their employment opportunities into the health and wellness sector.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Students participate in both study abroad classes and internship opportunities.

Research Opportunities

Students are encouraged to participate in collaborative research projects. Past research topics have been Backpacks in Middle Schools, Tanning Booth Use by College Students, and Road Rage.

Student Professional Organizations

Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Honorary:

Professional Development Opportunities

Attendance at state and national conferences including the Student Case Competition at SOPHE, and internships


Community Health minors are eligible for the Jennifer Woods Memorial scholarship and the Health Studies Student Achievement Award.

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Faculty Listing

Faculty Research Interests

occupational safety and health, driver safety, substance abuse, aging, perceptions of personal responsibility, college student health, health issues on college campuses, humor and health, adolescent health,, crisis management, web-based interventions, behavior change, women's health issues, disaster preparedness, LGBT health issues,

Faculty Honors & Awards

Achievement and Contribution Awards in Service, Teaching, Research, and Balanced areas; officers in national level professional organizations, research release time.

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Department of Community Health, Lantz Building 1211
Contact Name: Dr. Robert Bates
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