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Community and Public Health, B.S.H.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Athens, OH, United States
Community and Public Health at Ohio University prepares students for positions in public health. A community health educator can work at a health department, service organization, volunteer health agency, state or federal health agency, hospital or work place.
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Overview

The goal is to improve quality of life and reduce health care costs/expenditures. A health educator is responsible for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health programs. In addition to these responsibilities, a health educator is expected to coordinate health programs and serve as a resource in the community.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Community and Public Health program:

  • Students will be able to describe factors affecting health issues from a social-ecological perspective.
  • Students will be able to describe how epidemiological data are used to assist in health needs assessment and planning.
  • Students will be able to describe how to assess needs, assets and capacity for community health among target audiences.
  • Students will be able to develop theory-based community health programs that are responsive to health needs.
  • Students will be able to describe how to implement theory-based community health programs.
  • Students will be able to describe how to evaluate theory-based community health programs.
  • Students will be able to develop a community health grant proposal.
  • Students will be able to integrate professional community health application with their knowledge of community health.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students who pursue a degree in community and public health at Ohio University are likely to be employed in a variety of health settings, such as health departments, work sites, hospitals, voluntary health agencies, community-based organizations or governmental organizations (such as CDC). As a community and public health major, a student is qualified to design, implement, and evaluate health education/promotion programs in any of the previously mentioned settings. Many of our undergraduates continue their education by obtaining the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification and a Master of Public Health (MPH) or related degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Health Education
  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Behavior Theory in Public and Community Health
  • Community Health Epidemiology
  • Grant Writing for Public Health Sciences
  • Program Planning and Implementation in Community Health
  • Program Evaluation in Community Health
  • Applied Service Learning in Rural Community Health
  • Community Health Services Internship

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    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.

General Requirements

  • Application form
  • $70 international application processing fee
  • Official academic records
  • Evidence of sufficient funding
  • Statement of activities.
  • Exams for scholarship consideration
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12612 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 1079 - 1780 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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