Community Health

About the Major

Community health majors are prepared to work in entry-level positions in public health agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), hospitals, health care centers, and other organizations. They focus on the health and well-being of groups of people and individuals. These professionals often focus on health education and illness prevention.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: research, teamwork and leadership, cultural competency, communication skills, ethical decision making, ability to analyze and evaluate, and knowledge of local and global health care systems.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Environmental health science
  • Theories of health behavior change
  • Cultural competency in the promotion of public health
  • High risk health behaviors and harm reduction
  • Principles of epidemiology

Possible Careers

  • Disease prevention specialist
  • Health advocate
  • Health coach
  • Program coordinator
  • Worksite wellness educator

Where could I work?

  • Eskenazi Health 
  • Community Health Network
  • Marion County Health Department
  • Indiana Department of Child Services 
  • IU Health

Health and Life Sciences Cluster

This major belongs to the Health and Life Sciences (HLS) cluster.

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