Community Health

The community health program offers a skills-based program which integrates theory and critical thinking to assess the needs of individuals, families, and communities. Students learn to plan, implement and evaluate programming designed to promote health, human development and well-being.  Interested students may obtain descriptions by visiting the department website at Depending on the students' goals, undergraduate degree, and course work, additional courses may be added or deleted to supplement the curriculum.

Year 1Credits
CHTH 502 - Theories and Models in Health3  
EDCI 501 - Educational Statistics I
or HDFS 515 - Statistical Approaches to Studying Children, Families and Communities
HHD 501 - Prof Comm Skills in HHD3  
CHTH 503 - Community-Based Participatory Research
or CHTH 598 - Internship
CHTH 548 - Program Planning and Evaluation  3
HDCO 554 - Develop Theory Across Lifespan  3
HHD 512 - Research Methods in HHD  3
Year Total: 12 12
Year 2Credits
CHTH 575 - Professional Paper and Project
or CHTH 590 - Master's Thesis
Electives tailored to program3  
CHTH 575 - Professional Paper and Project
or CHTH 590 - Master's Thesis
Electives tailored to program  3
Year Total: 6-9 6-7
Total Program Credits: 36-40

Electives (other electives may be approved by advisor)

BMGT 469Community Entrepreneurship & Nonprofit Management3
CHTH 428Health Disparities3
CHTH 435Human Response To Stress3
CHTH 440Principles Of Epidemiology3
CHTH 445Program Planning for CH3
CHTH 598Internship2-12
HDFS 464Gndr, Rce, Clss, and Fam Diver3
HDFS 465RFamily Law & Public Policy3
HEE 506Exercise and Chronic Disease3
HTH 455The Ethic of Care3
NASX 524Contemporary Issues in American Indian Studies3
NASX 530Federal Law and Indian Policy3
PSCI 436Politics of Food & Hunger3
PSCI 559Program Evaluation3
SFBS 429Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Food and Health3
SFBS 551Global Food Perspectives3