Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences
Welcome to the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences - formerly Social and Behavioral Health
Many factors influence individual and population health, from biology and individual behavior to environmental and social forces. The Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences prepares public health professionals to incorporate these broad factors into planning and evaluating programs, services and policies that will improve the health of individuals and communities.
Public health professionals with training in health promotion and community health are prepared to assess factors influencing health in individuals, communities and populations, plan effective programs and interventions, design evaluations for those interventions, and successfully manage the implementation of those programs. Our graduates are trained in process skills-the how-to of public health and health behavioral change. This prepares them to operate under a wide variety of job titles and in a wide variety of different organizational contexts.
Graduates from this department may work in and for local or state public health departments, federal health agencies, other health-related public and private sector organizations, such as hospitals, health maintenance organizations, pharmaceutical companies, clinics, and nonprofit health-related organizations.
Featured Student: Gabriela Arandia