Get moving today and learn to foster a better quality of life for your community. The Bachelor of Science in community health at Salisbury University prepares students to become effective health educators who promote health and wellness for individuals, communities and populations. Health educators plan, implement and evaluate programs based on assessed needs of their target populations.
Why Choose Community Health at SU?
At SU, it’s a straight track to your career. Our program is aligned with the Seven Areas of Responsibility of a Health Education Specialist, developed by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Upon completion of the program, you are eligible and prepared to become a certified health education specialist.
We also prioritize experiential learning, and opportunities for hands-on experience abound. Students in our program complete a semester-long internship where they apply course material to a practical experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, corporations and government departments.
Students also have the opportunity to become a part of Eta Sigma Gamma, the only national health education honorary. Its mission is to promote the highest possible standards in education, research and service within the discipline of health education through student-led chapters in colleges and universities across the United States.
Graduates of our community health program become employed in a variety of settings, including government agencies, nonprofit organizations and health care.