The Community Health and Wellness* degree is a unique hybrid bachelor's degree program which will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to succeed in the professional fields of community health, disease prevention, lifestyle medicine, and health navigation. 

*This is a new program which is awaiting accreditation approval from The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Mission

Provide innovative, exemplary education to prepare professionals who will promote wellness in the community in which they live, learn and work.

Vision

To be a notable change agent of community health and wellness through superior health education. 

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The goals of the Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Wellness program are:

  • Provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to succeed in the professional fields of community health, disease prevention, lifestyle medicine, and health navigation.
  • Prepare graduates to incorporate research and health assessments in health-related careers such as certified health education specialists, wellness coaches, and lifestyle medicine practitioners.
  • Provide multiple opportunities for students to specialize within the overall program of student.

At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Discuss themes in community health, lifestyle medicine, and whole-person health.
  • Examine health-related data to assess health needs for a community.
  • Exhibit competence in developing planned health educational programs and interventions related to health promotion within the community.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in effectively communicating pertinent health information to a diverse population.
  • Utilize ethical practices in the application of community health research.
  • Create innovative ideas related to health and disease prevention.
  • Evaluate the diverse factors that influence health and wellness.
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