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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 new 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. Spring applicants for Fall Admission must submit current certification on or before the first day of fall classes. Failure to do so will result in non-acceptance into the program, and administratively being dropped from Health flagged courses.

Sample Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

PSYC 104: General Psychology

ENGL 101: Composition

MATH 101: College Algebra

HSES 248: First Aid Lecture & Lab

LDST 201: Introduction to Leadership

BIOL 100/102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

Global Awareness Requirement

Humanities Requirement

Sophomore Year (apply for professional program admission)

Fall Semester Spring Semester

SOC 104: Elements of Sociology

COMS 246: Intro to Intercultural Communication

BIOL 240: Human Anatomy

Social Science Requirement

Approved Elective #1

BIOL 246: Human Physiology

PHIL 160: Introduction to Ethics

Approved Elective #2

Approved Elective #3

Approved Elective #4

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

HSES 385: Exercise Psychology

JOUR 320: Intro to Strategic Communication

HSES 467: Intro to Health Education

HSES 403: Health Behavior Theory

Approved Elective #5

HSES 465: Program Assessment & Evaluation

HSES 466: Program Planning

HSES 489: Health & Human Sexuality

Approved Elective #6

Approved Elective #7

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

HSES 310: Research & Data in HSES

HSES 365: Peer Health Education

HSES 418: Health Aspects of Aging

Approved Elective #8

Approved Elective #9

HSES 578: Health Internship Seminar

HSES 580: Internship in Community Health

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

Suggested minors:

Students majoring in Community Health should consult with their academic advisor for suggested minor options.

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