B.S. Community and Public Health (Online Program)
When people consider the health care system in the US, they often think of hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices. But a rapidly growing segment of patient care is now delivered in communities. Health educators, nonprofit administrators, community advocates, data analysts and others are contributing to a holistic continuum of care aimed at helping patients live longer, more active and healthier lives.
Chaminade’s Bachelor of Science in Community and Public Health is designed to prepare you for a significant role in this network of care at a time of double-digit growth in the sector as well as to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination.
The Community Health Worker track will provide excellent preparation for a career in health education, health coaching, epidemiology, public health and policy.
Careers in community and public health put you at the cutting edge of preventative care, health education and health coaching, working directly with patients—and their communities—to make a positive difference. Importantly, our degree also includes a foundation of knowledge in epidemiology and public health. Students are prepared for careers in everything from infectious disease outbreaks to care for vulnerable communities, to work in schools to promote health in children and families.
Our faculty members are leaders in their fields. They believe in the power of personal experience—stressing mentorship, collaboration and project-based learning inside and outside the classroom.
Chaminade University of Honolulu is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.