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Community Health degree program at Fairmont State University: Home

What is Community Health?

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in community-based programs. The focus of the degree is to prepare health professionals who can assess needs, plan and implement programs, conduct research, communicate health information, and serve as a health resource person. Courses are designed with hands-on learning in mind. Students participate in projects where they are meeting a real community's health needs.

Program graduates work to promote positive health behaviors and prevent disease by collaborating with individuals and communities. Employment opportunities are available in non-profit, government, healthcare, and business sectors. Graduates may also seek certification through professional organizations, such as the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing.

A Community Health Minor (18-19 hours) is also offered.

Dr. Leary, Program Coordinator

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Janie Leary
Contact:
Janie M. Leary, PhD, MPH, BSW, CHES
Associate Professor
Community Health Education Program
Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
jleary2@fairmontstate.edu
Office: 304-333-3630
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