opting for the Community Health Concentration must select a
Community Health focus area (15 units) from the following:
Health Promotions and Wellness
Maternal and Child Health
or an individual focus area in consultation from an adviser. Students must complete these 15 units with a GPA of 2.00 or higher.
If you decide to pursue the Fieldwork experience you will be prepared to design, market,
implement and/or evaluate health education/health promotion programs for the general
public. Sometimes programs are designed for schools but most often adults are the primary
Fieldwork in community health education represents interns’ capstone experience. To aid in students’ transition to life-after-Towson, the Department sponsors seminars focused on interviewing, resume design, and related topics. The Speed Mentoring Seminar links interns to a panel of community health professionals. Students interview with different members of the panel, learning professional interviewing skills from multiple perspectives. With the participation of many community health professionals who serve as mentors, this program has become very successful and beneficial to students.
Community Health Educators prepare materials on the same current health issues as School Health Educators. They usually work for voluntary health agencies, local health departments, or occasionally in business and industry settings.
Students in the Community Health Concentration could also choose to minor in another discipline like Spanish in lieu of selecting a community health focus area.
Department of Health Science
Linthicum Hall, Room 101