Community Health Education (A.S.)

Community Health Education is the study and improvement of health characteristics among specific populations. Community health is focused on promoting, protecting and improving the health of individuals, communities, and organizations. You will learn to positively influence the health behavior of individuals, groups, and communities while addressing lifestyle factors (i.e., nutrition, physical activity, sexual behavior and drug use) and living conditions that influence health.

The program focuses on career preparation and teaching individuals and groups how to better care for themselves. The Community Health Education degree is a general health degree that prepares you to work in hospitals, community-based organizations, wellness centers or the fitness industry. It provides a foundation for careers in health promotion, disease prevention, fitness, health education and healthcare administration. It is also an entry point for those interested in pursuing clinical degrees.

Careers

With an associate degree in community health education, you can pursue entry level positions as Health Education Specialist, Patient Advocate, HIV/AIDS Educator, Wellness Coach, Fitness Instructor or Diabetes Educator.

Transfer Options

You will have the option to transfer to CUNY colleges such as York, Hunter, Lehman and Brooklyn College or to private schools such as Long Island University Brooklyn and Hofstra to major in Community Health Education, Health Administration, Public Health, Gerontology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Science, or Nursing.BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education studies there.

Academic Program Maps

Required Common Core

Introduction to Literature
Precalculus
Statistics
General Astronomy
General Biology
Human Biology
Biology I
Biology II
Genetics
Cell Biology
Microbiology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Geology I
General Physics
Physics I
University Physics I
Physics II
University Physics II
The Physics of Music
Scientific Instrumentation
12
Total Required Common Core

Flexible Core

Philosophy
General Astronomy
Human Biology
Biology I
Biology II
Genetics
Cell Biology
Microbiology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Fundamentals of Chemistry
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Computer Programming II
Geology I
Logic
General Physics
Physics I
University Physics I
Physics II
University Physics II
The Physics of Music
Scientific Instrumentation
Elementary Arabic I
Elementary Arabic II
Arabic III
Chinese I
Chinese II
Introductory Chinese I
Introductory Chinese II
Chinese III
Chinese IV
Introductory French I
Introductory French II
French III
French IV
Introductory Italian I
Introductory Italian II
Italian III
Italian IV
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV
18
Total Flexible Core
30
Total Common Core

Community Health Education Curriculum

Electives: Choose 2 courses(6 credits) from:

30
Total Curriculum Requirements
60
Total Program Requirements

Notes
Please note, these requirements are effective the 2018-2019 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.

Health Education Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room N-798

New York, NY 10007

Phone: (212) 220-1453

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m