Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education


$387 Per Credit

Create Healthier Communities

We focus on prevention, not treatment.

Due to the pandemic, the need for community health educators is even clearer. That’s why we created this program as the first of its kind in the region. Plus, there are multiple paths to complete a degree in Community Health Education. Courses can be taken in person at any of our four campuses, a mix of in person and virtual, or completely online. You have the flexibility to earn your degree your way.

Program Description

As part of the growing array of UW-Green Bay health professions programs, this 120-credit program offers a curriculum grounded on understanding the intersection of governmental and non-governmental healthcare organizations and how economics and policy influence health.  Students will examine a variety of health issues as they explore the social determinants of health and the impact on health.  The program engages students via high impact practices including a semester-long practicum at a community agency, arranged by the faculty.  Aligned with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing competencies, graduates will be able to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate health education programs for a variety of populations.

Career Opportunities

Community health education is a fast-growing health profession.

You’re practical – you want a major with lots of job opportunities after graduation. But you’re also inspired to make the world a better place. Fortunately, our major allows you to combine both. The pandemic made the need for community health educators clear. Over the next 5-10 years, more than 15,000 community health specialists jobs are projected to be added. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that’s a 12% growth rate, more than twice the average job growth rate of 5%, so you’re set up for a successful career. More importantly, you’re working to create a healthier community.

With a community health education degree, you have a variety of career paths to choose from. There are six major sectors for community health education specialists that can help you figure out your plan after graduation.

Community Health Education

Possible Job Titles:

  • Case Manager
  • Alcohol Educator
  • Family Services Specialist
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Program Resource Coordinator

Health Care

Possible Job Titles:

  • Medical Resource Manager
  • Patient Education Director
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Biometric Health Screener
  • Community Benefits Manager

Government & Health Departments

Possible Job Titles

  • Accreditation Coordinator
  • Health Officer / Department Planner
  • Prevention Specialist
  • Health Program Analyst and Advocate
  • Program Resource Coordinator

School Health Education

Possible Job Titles:

  • District Wellness Coordinator
  • School Health Educator
  • Youth Program Specialist
  • Director of Health Promotion
  • Head Start Health Specialist

Business & Non-Profit Health Education

Possible Job Titles:

  • Health Literacy Program Coordinator
  • Wellness Consultant
  • Health Coach
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Employee Wellness Coordinator

Academia & University Health Education

Possible Job Titles:

  • Health Programs Management Director
  • Education Outreach Liaison
  • Education Director
  • Health Promotion Programmer
  • Health & Wellness Coordinator

Want to get a head start making connections in community health education? Join professional organizations like Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)American Public health Association (APHA), and Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA) to connect with professionals in the field, gain valuable insights, and access cutting-edge research and training opportunities. For career counseling, professional tips, and more, contact UW-Green Bay’s office of Career Services.

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