Major in Community Health for the Bachelor of Science Degree

The Community Health degree prepares students for careers in community health education and programming, public health policy, health-related research, or healthcare administration in a variety of government, non-profit, healthcare-service, and industry settings. Graduates use their knowledge and skills to focus on how best to reach vulnerable community members and to better allocate resources to under-served populations. They may initiate wellness programs, write policies, implement educational activities, or create resources to promote healthy living. Examples of job titles might include, but are not limited to, healthcare administrator, health educator, or community health worker. The degree is also a launching pad for a graduate education in a number of health-related fields.

Community students complete an internship. The internship is comprised of a semester-long fieldwork experience and a weekly seminar with assignments. Beginning Fall 2014 new Community Health students complete 200 clock hours of work (typically unpaid) in a community health related agency. Community Health students must be admitted to the College of Education to start the internship.  Moreover, it is highly recommended that Community Health students gain admission to the College of Education early in the program, as some courses require admittance to the College of Education.

General Education - Distributive Learning Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

At least 3
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

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 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

 

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Community Health for the Bachelor of Science degree

Community Health General Education Requirements
Fine Arts - 6cr.6
Electives
Humanities - 9cr.9
Choose one (1) of the following
The World Of Poetry
The World Of Drama
The World Of Fiction
Electives, 6cr.
Behavioral Sciences - 12 cr.12
Life Span Development
Introduction To Cultural Anthropology
Introduction To Sociology
Choose one (1) of the following:
American National Government
United States History 1607-1877
United States History 1877-Present
Principles Of Macroeconomics
Principles Of Microeconomics
Natural Sciences - 9cr.9
Introduction To Biology
The Changing Natural Environment
Chemistry And Society
Math/Quantitative Reasoning - 3cr.3
Statistics In Daily Life
Other Requirements
ENGL-101Writing I3
ENGL-102Writing II3
Elective - Choose one (1)3
Voice and Diction
Public Speaking
Total Hours48
Community Health Required Courses
Major Core Courses
HLED-103Community Health3
HLED-212Consumer Health3
HLED-303Sex Education3
HLED-307Human Diseases3
HLED-309Nutrition And Health3
HLED-312Current Health Concepts3
HLED-314Principles Of Epidemiology In Higher Education3
HLED-316Health Disparities: Individual, Communities, And Systems3
HLED-345Drug Education3
PEMT-305Functional And Structural Human Anatomy4
PEMT-316Writing Intensive Program:Writing In Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Athletic Professions3
Program Electives6
Choose two (2) from the following:
Health & Wellness Of The Emerging Adolescent Student
Health Education For The Middle And High School
Age, Death, And Dying
Exercise Physiology
Professional Preparation Level 1
HLED-355The Organization And Administration Of The School Health Program3
HLED-340Health Behavior Theory And Practice3
Professional Preparation Level 2
HLED-350Health Program Needs Assessment, Planning, And Implementation3
Professional Preparation Level 3
HLED-360Health Program Administration, Marketing, And Evaluation3
HLED-370Field Experience: Community Health9
Cognate Level Courses9
Choose three (3) from the following:
Introduction To African And African American Studies
Health Economics
Education And Individual Differences
Principles And Practices In Human Resource Development
Introduction To Latino & Latin American Studies
Medical Ethics
Sociology Of Aging
Sociology Of Health And Illness
Sociology Of Violence
Sociology Of Sexualities
Sociology Of Media
Sociology Of HIV/AIDS
Geropsychology
Introduction To Social Work
Introduction To Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Studies
Total Hours70

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.

First Year
Term 1Hours
MATH-112Statistics In Daily Life3
ENGL-101Writing I3
BIO-100Introduction To Biology3
1 Fine Arts Course3
1 Behavioral/Social Science Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ENGL-102Writing II3
CMTC-101 or 202Public Speaking3
BIO-104The Changing Natural Environment3
1 Fine Arts Course3
1 Humanities Course3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
ENGL-201, 202, or 203The World Of Poetry3
CHEM-103Chemistry And Society3
HLED-103Community Health3
HLED-212Consumer Health3
1 Behavioral/Social Science Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
PEMT-305Functional And Structural Human Anatomy4
2 Behavioral/Social Science Courses6
1 Humanities Course3
1 HLED Elective Course3
 Term Hours16
Third Year
Term 1
HLED-309Nutrition And Health3
HLED-314Principles Of Epidemiology In Higher Education3
HLED-345Drug Education3
1 Behavioral/Social Science Course3
1 HLED Elective Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
HLED-303Sex Education3
HLED-307Human Diseases3
HLED-340Health Behavior Theory And Practice3
1 Behavioral/Social Science Course3
1 Cognate List Elective Course3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
HLED-355The Organization And Administration Of The School Health Program3
HLED-312Current Health Concepts3
HLED-350Health Program Needs Assessment, Planning, And Implementation3
PEMT-316Writing Intensive Program:Writing In Health, Physical Education, Recreation Athletic Professions3
1 Cognate List Elective Courses3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
HLED-316Health Disparities: Individual, Communities, And Systems3
HLED-360Health Program Administration, Marketing, And Evaluation3
HLED-370Field Experience: Community Health9
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 121