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Community Health Education

Degree Type:
Associate Degree, Minor, Undergraduate/Post-Bacc Certificate
Mode of Study:
On Campus

Community Health Educators inform people about healthy choices in behaviors and help them achieve the goal of making those behaviors into habits. Methodist University’s Community Health Education program will help students be able to inform the public about healthy behaviors such as nutrition, exercise, disease prevention, and how to access needed health care. Since students may want to direct their career path in a variety of directions, this comprehensive program allows them to obtain a degree while keeping their options open.

Major Requirements and Prerequisites

The Community Health Education major at Methodist University involves at least 51 credits with 40 to 41 of those involving courses within the Community Health Education Core and four courses of 11+ credits completed within general Community Health Education electives. At least three courses in the general Community Health Education electives must be at the 3000 level or above or include four courses of 11 + credits in a concentration.

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with Community Health Education bachelor degrees include community health organizer, health administrator, family services specialist, healthcare social worker, health education specialist, and so much more.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with Community Health Education degrees. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:

  • Community health worker: $47,780
  • Healthcare social worker: $62,310
  • Health education specialist: $64,930

Average Tuition Cost

The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Interested in Methodist University’s Community Health Education program?

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Amanda Ransom, Ph.D.

Chair, Kinesiology; Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science
Amanda Ransom