Community Health Education (A.S.)

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The Community Health Education program will teach you to positively influence the health behavior of individuals, groups and communities. You will also learn to address lifestyle factors (i.e., nutrition, physical activity, sexual behavior and drug use) and living conditions that influence health. 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.

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.

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.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Community Health Education (pdf)


Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

General Electives 2-3 CRS.

Program Electives (Areas of Study)

Choose 12 credits from 1 area of study below:


Health Education Electives

Choose 1 course (3-4 credits) from:

General Physics
Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


Please note, these requirements are effective the 2021-2022 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 Studies Department

199 Chambers Street, Room N-798
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1453

Office Hours:
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