College of Health Professions

Department of Health Science

Health Science Major

Community Health Education Concentration

The community health concentration provides students with a foundation in a variety of health topic areas, health education theory and practice, and program planning and evaluation.

As a field, community health education seeks to educate and empower the public to understand their health, to make healthy choices, to improve their quality of life, and to reduce disease and disability.

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 opting for the Community Health Concentration must select a Community Health focus area (17 units) from the following:

  • Community Health
  • Leadership
  • Environment
  • Gerontology
  • Health Communication
  • Health Promotions and Wellness
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Sexuality
  • Or an individual focus area in consultation from an adviser. 

Students must complete these 17 units with a GPA of 2.00 or higher.

Students in the Community Health Concentration could also choose to minor in another discipline

(i.e Spanish) in lieu of selecting a community health focus area.

Community Health Education Internship

The Community Health Education Internship is completed during the student's final term.  Students apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom to a health setting.

For more information regarding internships, please visit our Internship web page:

Internships/Student Teaching

Community Health Education Fieldwork


Fieldwork in community health  education represents an interns’ capstone experience. To aid in students’ transition to life-after-Towson, the Department sponsors seminars focused on interviewing, resume design, and related topics.

If you decide to pursue a 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 audience


Speed Mentoring Seminar

The community health 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.







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