Health Science Major: Community, Worksite and Public Health Concentration
As a health science major at Truman, you can choose the Community, Worksite and Public Health (CWPH) concentration. This concentration is designed for students who plan to pursue a career as a:
- disease prevention/health promotion specialist in voluntary agencies (Red Cross, American Lung Association, Women’s Health Clinics)
- local agencies (private companies, HMOs, PPOs, hospitals)
- county or state agencies (health departments)
- federal agencies (CDC, U.S. Department of Health)
The specific job may be a one-on-one approach (HIV/AIDS Educator) or it may involve an entire state, as in the case of coalition building.
Leadership, ability to work independently, health knowledge, and a vast resource library are the principle ingredients that make up the community health educator. It is not unlikely that a person in this position would be responsible for grant proposals or alternative sources of funding, especially when employed with voluntary agencies. In addition, a health educator may have some research and writing responsibilities.
These types of jobs require excellent writing and oral communication skills. The expectation of most employers is to minimize or eliminate illness and injury through the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of quality health education/health promotion programs.
Truman State University is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health. The application was accepted in March 2019.
Requirements and Application Information
Eligible students must apply to be part of the Community, Worksite, Public Health Concentration
To be eligible for acceptance for the CWPH concentration, a student must meet the following requirements:
- 75 credit hours
- overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
- completion of (with a grade of C or better) HLTH 255, HLTH 270, HLTH 290, and STAT 190
To apply, interested students can submit the Application to the CWPH Concentration
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