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Community Health, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Shreveport, LA, United States
The Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health from Louisiana State University in Shreveport prepares graduates to work in multiple health-related settings such as hospital-based clinical wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, public and private health agencies, and non-profit organizations, as well as others.
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Overview

The core areas of study include Process courses which addresses the fundamental skills and techniques and understanding essential for health educators. This section includes courses of study in foundations, theories and methods (e.g., Health Communication, Social Marketing, Media Advocacy, Coalition), Program Planning, Evaluation, Health Policy, Epidemiology, and Environmental Health. 

The content area provides the basic knowledge of the environment, nutrition, drug and sex education, health aspects of aging, and terminology. The fitness component provides the opportunity to engage in physically active lifestyle. Completion of B. S. in Community Health prepares individuals for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination. For additional information about CHES, visit the CHES website.

In addition, the Community Health department from Louisiana State University in Shreveport has articulations with Bossier Parish Community College's Physical Therapy Assistant Program and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program; and with Southern University in Shreveport Louisiana's programs in Dental Hygience, Health Information Technology, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy Technology, Medicl Laboratory Technician, and Surgical Technology for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Community Health.*

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The program requires each individual to select one of six concentrations or the option of an approved minor. The concentrations include:

  • Non-Profit Leadership Alliance, a specialty certification for those interested in management of nonprofit organizations
  • Health Behavior, enhanced study of health focusing on human behavior resultant health decisions making and practices
  • Physical Activity for those individuals desiring expertise in fitness and wellness venue and well as strength and conditioning, designed to comply with the  Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist and or National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • PrePhysical Therapy and Pre-Occupational Therapy, which fulfills the prerequisite for the LSU Health Sciences Center admission to Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs.
  • Health Fitness Management (with a Minor in Business Administration)
  • Strength and Conditoniing
  • or Approved minor

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the english language.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Option 1 - Meet the in-state student requirements listed above for appropriate entry term.
  • Option 2 - Have at least 17 of the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core Curriculum, have a minimum cumulative and core GPA of 2.0 (on 4.0 scale), have an ACT composite score of at least 20 (SAT Combined Score of 1030-1050), and have at least an 18 English ACT sub-score (SAT 500) and a 19 Math ACT sub-score (SAT 510).
  • Option 3 - Have at least a 23 Composite on the ACT (SAT Combined Score of 1130-1150) and have at least an 18 English ACT sub-score (SAT 500) and a 19 Math ACT sub-score (SAT 510).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    224 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 224 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    224 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 224 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Shreveport

  • 959 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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