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Community Health Program at KU

The Community Health program at the University of Kansas prepares students for career paths in a variety of community health settings. The program is rigorous and dynamic and allows students who are passionate about health issues in a community setting to work with individuals to develop healthy attitudes and behaviors. Students in this program are interested in assessing community needs, planning and evaluating health programs; and looking to use creativity in the workplace as a professional. The program develops critical thinking and leadership skills in students.  

Benefits of the program include:

  • Classes are taught by experienced, student-centered, full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty;
  • Our curriculum is geared toward meeting the competencies for those taking the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Exam, given by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing;
  • Students have the flexibility to develop expertise in their topical area of interest related to health such as: Sport Psychology; Sexual Health; Gender and Health; Adapted Physical Activity; or Multicultural Health;
  • Senior internship provides real-world experience and future employer contacts.
  • Program Reputation - KU's Bachelor's degree in Community Health is offered through the KU School of Education, which was recently ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Public Education Schools.

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