The Carroll University Division of Natural and Health Sciences and Carroll's Department of Education are pleased to offer this new emphasis. Community health is a critical discipline focused on medical interventions that improve the health of a community. Its activities target the entire population rather than an individual patient.
The mission of this program is to prepare health professionals in a global society as effective intercultural communicators to administer, develop, implement and evaluate community/public health education programs. Equally important, the program's goal is to develop and prepare future leaders for a variety of volunteer-based public health agencies, medical settings, worksite wellness initiatives and government-based service programs.
The Community Health Education emphasis meets National Commission criteria for learning outcomes; students completing this program will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
- Assess individual and community needs for health education.
- Plan health education strategies, interventions and community/public programs
- Implement health education strategies, interventions and programs.
- Conduct evaluation and research related to community/public health education.
- Administer health education strategies, interventions and community/public programs
- Serve as a community/public health education resource person.
- Communicate and advocate for health and community/public health education
The program is 33 credits and can be completed by attending part time. Below is a list of the required graduate courses:
The Community Health Educator program consists of the following 11 courses:
|| Teaching and Learning Across the Lifespan
||Principles, Theory and Foundations of Health Education
||Planning and Implementation of Health Education Programs
||Evaluation and Assessment of Health Education Programs
||Public Health Policy and Administration
||Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics
||Graduate Professional Project in Community Health Education I
||Graduate Professional Project in Community Health Education II*
||Graduate Professional Project Preparation (activates only if work in 608 is not completed)
||One elective in the ACE strand recommended