Many groups of people face significant challenges to living healthy lives. These challenges are influenced not only by individual choices but also by where we live, work and play. Through the Minor in Community Health, students gain knowledge, skills and hands-on experience that prepares them to tackle these real world problems. The coursework for this minor includes courses that count towards eligibility for those interested in becoming Certified Health Education Specialists. For exact certification requirements, visit www.nchec.org.
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Eligibility and Application Procedure
Students enrolled in baccalaureate programs at Indiana University who are in good academic standing.
Public health students majoring in community health are not eligible for the community health minor.
Students who successfully complete the requirements for the community health minor with a grade of “C” or better in all courses credited to the minor will have the minor conferred with their baccalaureate degree.
The coursework below will prepare students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. The CHES exam is a competency-based tool used to measure possession, application and interpretation of knowledge in the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists.
Students will take these five 3-credit courses:
- PBHL-S120, Introduction to Community Health
- PBHL-S220, Navigating the Maze to Healthy Living
- PBHL-S315, Community Health
- PBHL-S330, Theoretical Foundations of Community Health
- PBHL-S415, Applied Health Promotion Methods
You must complete the required courses with a grade of “C” or better in all courses credited to the minor.
Ready to Get Started?
Students must declare their intention to receive a minor by completing the application for minor form. This application should be completed at the same time you complete the application for graduation for your baccalaureate degree. Apply for a minor from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health by completing the application for a minor form.