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Community Health

PUBLIC HEALTH: COMMUNITY HEALTH OPTION

Public health/Community Health Educators promote good health by educating the public about the causes of disease and the means of prevention. They also help other health personnel plan and develop community health services which will meet the community’s special needs. Community Health students must document 100 hours of health education experiences prior to enrolling in HEA 463, Internship in Health Education.

PUBLIC HEALTH: COMMUNITY HEALTH CAREERS

Graduates are prepared to:

Graduates are employed in:

  • Determine the health needs of the community
  • Public health agencies and health departments
  • Plan effective health education and health promotion programs
  • Volunteer agencies
  • Implement and evaluated educational experiences
  • Hospitals and other health care settings
  • Coordinate and manage the provisions of health education and services
  • Local, state, and national governmental agencies
  • Serve as resource people in health education
  • Business and industrial settings
  • Communicate health and health education needs, concerns, and resources
  • Family resource or youth service centers
  • Conduct health promotion research

 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Community Health Education is a 43 credit –hour program designed to meet national standards identified by the Society for Public Health Educators, American Association for Health Education and the Council on Education for Public Health. Coursework includes a wide range of subjects such as foundations of public health, health behavior, health education strategies, organization and administration of public health programs, planning and evaluation, epidemiology, community organization and development, and research. The MPH is recognized as one of the most significant degrees for leadership positions in health education. Graduates also will be prepared to pursue advanced degree and to complete national exams such as Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.)

ADDITIONAL GRADUATE PROGRAMS

The graduate programs in School Health Education primarily prepare teachers to teach health education in schools.  In addition, numerous graduates are working in wellness promotion in settings such as hospitals, voluntary organizations, public health agencies, businesses and health spas. Graduate Assistantships are available in the Department of HPA.

FACULTY

The Department of Health Promotion and Administration has 14 full-time faculty. The faculty possesses a wide breadth and depth of skills, training and experience. They have specialties and serve as state or national consultants in field such as public health, chemical dependency, sexuality, emotional wellness, fitness and others. The faculty is committed to student welfare and teaching excellence. Several have been recognized with University Teaching awards.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Office of Admissions

Department of Health Promotion & Administration

CPO 2Ad

Begley 420

Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University

521 Lancaster Avenue

521 Lancaster Avenue

Richmond, KY 40475-3102

Richmond, KY  40475-3102

www.eku.edu

www.healthed.eku.edu

1-800-465-9191

1-859-622-1915

1-859-622-2106

 
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