The bachelor's degree in community health at the University of Kansas prepares students for career paths in a variety of public and community-based 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 acquire the knowledge and skills to engage with diverse communities in the development, implementation, and assessment of health promotion programs. Coursework also prepares students for the Certified Health Education Specialist exam.
Career Outcomes in the Community Health Field
Students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree in community health from the University of Kansas will prepare for positions in city, state, and federal health departments or community-based organizations. Graduate school opportunities include advanced study in various fields such as occupational therapy, nursing, physician’s assistant, dental hygiene, applied behavioral science, public health, or nutrition. Potential position titles after graduation include:
- Hospital/clinic-based educator
- Health consultant
- Health education specialist
- Health education program coordinator
- Corporate wellness professional