Community 健康 education is an interdisciplinary program that trains students to be the front-line leaders on the front-line of public 健康 locally and nationwide. Community Health is population based and focuses on the promotion and protection of 健康 as well the reduction of 健康 disparities thereby improving the quality of 生活. Students in this program will acquire the tools to be effective educators and advocates through the study of social theories, biological basis of disease and the analysis and implementation of policies and communications strategies that influence the 健康 status of individuals, communities, states and the nation.
The acquired knowledge and 技能 enable students to apply for the Certified 健康教育 Specialist (CHES) certification exam 毕业后. Health Educators need a bachelor’s 学位 and often employers prefer 这个证书.
With an aging population, abysmal maternal mortality rates, increased prevalence of many chronic disease compounded by escalating medical costs, there is a demand for community 健康 educators who develop and implement strategies that address the 健康 公众的需要.
An undergraduate major in 公共卫生 及社区健康教育 is excellent preparation for those planning to pursue graduate or professional studies in the public 健康 and/or clinical 健康 professions.
Many of the courses are taught by faculty which houses the major in 公共卫生 及社区健康教育. Related majors in the department are 生物学 and Health Sciences, and students in 公共卫生 及社区健康教育 can earn a 辅修健康与社会.
The 公共卫生 及社区健康教育 program includes courses from a variety of fields, including biology, psychology and sociology. 必修课程为 如下:
An internship is a required component of the 公共卫生 及社区健康教育 学位. Through this experience, students will gain hands-on experience in implementing 社区卫生项目. Below are some of the locations that hosted our interns
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in 独立研究,额外的 实习 and other experiences that emphasize independent work and demonstration of professional 技能. Students can complete additional 实习 beyond the one required for the program, and students can start working with faculty on re搜索 projects as early 这是他们在MCLA的第一年.
Graduates of the PHCH program either enter the workforce or continue their education in public 健康 such as MPH programs in Epidemiology or PH nutrition and Communication at 乔治华盛顿大学.
Between the small class sizes (our ratio 16:1), carefully crafted curriculum, dedicated faculty and re搜索 and internship opportunities, you will be well prepared for a job 毕业后 or continued studies at the graduate level.
As a 公共卫生 及社区健康教育 student, you will learn how to design, implement and assess 健康 interventions to improve 健康, safety and quality of 在你的社区生活的人. You will acquire the rudimentary statistical and epidemiological 技能 to assess 健康 pattern and trends, design and evaluate the efficacy of 健康 communication campaigns and promote social justice using social and behavioral framework.
MCLA’s 公共卫生 及社区健康教育 program will prepare you for a variety of roles within the high-growth public 健康 education field, including:
根据美国.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, community 健康 educators are employed at a variety of settings, such as:
*Since May 2015 Massachusetts was one of the top five states for employment of community 卫生工作者
The 公共卫生 及社区健康教育 curriculum is aligned to the competencies defined by the National Commission for 健康教育 Credentialing for Health Educator 专家. This program also aligns with the educational requirements for the Certified 健康教育 Specialist (CHES) examination, offered through the National Commission for 健康教育 Credentialing. While it is not mandatory, becoming CHES certified means that you are professionally competent based on national standard and have also demonstrated a commitment to continued professional development. 最近，有 been an increase in employers requiring or preferring the CHES certification for 健康 教育阵地. Many positions read CHES preferred.
是的，是的，是的. 公共卫生 及社区健康教育 covers many tenets of 公共卫生 and meets the core competencies outlined by the ASSPH. MCLA的课程 are designed to provide the foundation you will need to pursue a Master of Public 健康(英里/小时).