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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)

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

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