Community Health Education

Community health education is an exciting and growing profession that can lead to jobs all over the world in public health agencies, voluntary nonprofit organizations, schools, colleges, universities, medical care settings, business/industry and more!

Community health majors develop practical skills and a sound knowledge of public health and health promotion theories.  They learn to positively influence the health behavior of individuals, groups, and communities while addressing the lifestyle factors (i.e., nutrition, physical activity, sexual behavior and drug use) and living and working conditions that influence health.

Program Goals and Objectives

This program will train BMCC students for careers in Community Health Education.  Students graduating from the program are qualified to join the cadre of paraprofessionals and professionals trained to address New York City’s chronic disease epidemics and health disparities among.  Specifically, students graduating from the program will:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, develop, implement and evaluate disease prevention and community health programs.
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to act as liaisons between health care providers and consumers.
  3. Enter the fields of health education and public health.
  4. Demonstrate basic core competencies in health education, which will enable them to compete with other applicants for entry level positions within the field.
  5. Demonstrate basic core competencies in health education, which will lead to further education and career advancement.

Graduates with this degree:

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Common Core

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Flexible Core 3

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Curriculum Requirements
Electives: Choose 2 courses(6 credits) from:
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Please note, these requirements are effective the 2017-2018 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.
1. Consult with an advisor on which courses to take to satisfy these areas.
2. These areas can be satisfied by taking a STEM variant.
3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

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