A minor in community health is available in the BSHS Health Services Administration program.
The minor in community health is designed to prepare students in the ever-changing world of healthcare and health behavior as practitioners and offers courses in such areas as nutrition, healthcare marketing and use of policy and health administration methods. The goal of the minor is to emphasize operations and public health preparedness as well as communication and critical thinking. It is possible to complement the minor with courses in environmental or occupational health. The minor is especially attractive to students in other majors such as psychology, nursing, dental hygiene, engineering, occupational and technical studies, and business who may reasonably anticipate public health and community health as core components of their duties. The minor prepares the students for an experience in internship sites like the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers, work site health education programs, and substance abuse prevention centers and other non-profit organizations.