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Community Health Science

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Health Science Education prepares students to work as health educators in a variety of settings including public/private health agencies, corporations, fitness/wellness centers, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and universities. Small classes led by experienced faculty ensure students receive the one-on-one attention that graduates attribute to successful career preparation.

In this program, students learn theory and how to bridge theory into practical applications. Students can participate in a variety of conferences, workshops, seminars and clinics locally and nationally. They can get involved in the Concordia Health Alliance for Majors in Physical Education & Kinesiology (CHAMP) club by attending professional conferences and partaking in service-learning. Through these activities and coursework, students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, implement and evaluate health education and promotion programs.

Community Health Science Education majors must complete at least 12 internship credits. Concordia's metropolitan location gives students access to internships with many organizations, such as Abbott Northwestern Hospital, United Hospital, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Health Source Solutions, Ramsey County Public Health Department, YMCA and YWCA.

Students who typically find fulfillment in this area of study have the desire to promote good health and improve the quality of living for those in the community. They are also passionate about working with those who are diverse in age, gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.