About Community Health and Human Services (formerly Health Education)Community Health - Professionals in the field of community health work to promote, protect, and preserve the health and well-being of individuals, neighborhoods, and communities. Community Health is a dynamic and evolving discipline that encompasses health education and health promotion. Health educators develop programs and policies directed at reducing risk factors, decreasing acute and chronic disease burden, and promoting wellness through the adoption of healthy lifestyles. Health Educators collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy behaviors, policies, and environments.
Human Services - Human Services focuses on the prevention and remediation of problems, while maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination of service delivery. Human services professionals advocate for youth and family; work to reduce violence and substance abuse; and provide services for the elderly or underserved. A strong desire to help others is an important consideration for a job as a human services worker.
2014-2015 Award Recipients
|Minor in Community Health|
|Minor in Human Services|
|Online Master’s program in Community Health|
|Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs offered|
|Internships that offer real-world application|
|Close mentoring of students|
|Service learning through coursework that offers “hands-on” work in the community|
|Health Education Honorary Society (Eta Sigma Gamma) offered to get students involved|