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Community Health

Community Health Program Curriculum

The Community Health program curriculum is built on the belief that it is critical for KU students to not only gain a broad-based community health education, but to supplement that education with hands-on practical experience in the field. This powerful combination allows our students to excel in any community health environment. Freshmen and transfer students will complete the KU Core Curriculum for general education requirements. Review the Academic Catalog or consult the program detail sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information.

First Aid Certification

Students presenting current first aid certification in lieu of HSES 248 must take an additional two hours of course credit for graduation. Acceptable certification is: Standard First Aid with CPR/AED-Adult & Infant CPR, a 9 hr course, American Red Cross, or Heartsaver First Aid with CPR/AED-Adult & Infant, CPR, 7 ½ hour course, American Heart Association. 

Admission Requirements (Prerequisite Courses)

MATH 101: College Algebra

BIOL 100 & 102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

ENGL 101: English Composition I

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

COMS 130: Public Speaking

PSYC 104: General Psychology

HSES 248: First Aid Lecture & Lab (or certification)

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

LDST 201: Introduction to Leadership

Diversity Requirement (KU Core Goal 4.1)

Humanities Requirement (KU Core Goal 3H)

General Education (Required Courses)

COMS 246: Introduction to Intercultural Communication

BIOL 240: Human Anatomy

BIOL 246: Human Physiology

SOC 104: Elements of Sociology

JOUR 320: Intro to Strategic Communication

PHIL 160: Introduction to Ethics

Global Awareness Requirement (KU Core Goal 4.2)

Program Requirements (Content Courses)

HSES 330: Principles of Nutrition & Health

HSES 385: Physiological Aspects of Exercise

HSES 403: Health Behavior Theory

HSES 467: Community Health & Health Education

HSES 308: Drugs & Diseases in Society

HSES 465: Program Assessment & Evaluation

HSES 466: Program Planning

HSES 489: Health & Human Sexuality

HSES 310: Research & Data in HSES

HSES 365: Peer Health Education

HSES 418: Health Aspects of Aging

HSES 578: Health Internship Seminar

HSES 580: Internship in Community Health

Minor Option (18-21 Credit Hours)

Students will select one of the following minor options for their program plan:

African & African-American Studies | Applied Behavioral Sciences | Environmental Studies

Psychology | Spanish | Sociology | Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Please note: This is only a potential plan of study. Please consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

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