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.
opting for the Community Health Concentration must select a
Community Health focus area (17 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 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:
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
Sometimes programs are designed for schools, but most often adults are the primary
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.
Department of Health Science
Linthicum Hall, Room 101