What will I learn?

The OHSU-PSU collaborative School of Public Health is an innovative structure, in which we bring the best of two universities to you. Our design is a product of our innovative spirit and values: we bring that approach to you, working to chart your path into clinical, educational, policy, and direct-service health careers.

With five specialized Health Studies concentrations and two minors, we provide you with specialty training and a core foundation in public health that positions you to excel in the career path you seek.

In our Community Health Education concentration, you will learn the societal, community, and individual-level factors that create risk -- or promote good health -- in populations. In particular, you will build skills to identify and address health disparities across populations, define health problems, and learn to design and implement strategies to promote health in the larger community.

We offer:

  • Tailored, individualized advising and mentorship
  • Expert faculty with extensive research and real-world experience
  • Innovative curricula – we bring the community to you through guest speakers, applied learning activities, and a focus on current issues – all focusing on developing solutions to real-world problems
  • Experiential learning -we bring you to the community through a mentored internship
  • Faculty and career development opportunities from both universities

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION?

Many of our alumni continue to graduate school earning an MPH in Health Promotion, Epidemiology, Global Health, or Health Management and Policy.

Recent graduates have been accepted to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, Boston University, Columbia, Oregon State University, University of Washington, and other universities around the country.

With a bachelor’s degree in Health Studies: Community Health, alumni have found work at the state and county health agencies as well as community-based organizations and facilities, including:

  • Health educator
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Research assistant
  • Emergency disaster preparedness specialist
  • Healthcare specialist
  • Health and wellness manager
  • Medical writer
  • Health promotion program coordinator
  • Health inspector
  • Public health information officer
  • Reproductive health specialist
  • Health center administrator
  • Health communications specialist
  • Community Health Worker
  • Legislative policy advisor
  • Health and Wellness Coach

ONLINE PUBLIC HEALTH STUDIES: COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION BACHELOR'S DEGREE OPTION

Earn a degree online and build skills you can use your whole life in any career. Designed for students who have completed the first two years of a bachelor's degree, our online program offers a flexible academic structure that you can modify to fit your own interests, schedule, and goals.

Which department am I in?

OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,837.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 January 2022, 28 March 2022

Venue

Portland State University

1825 SW Broadway,

PORTLAND,

Oregon,

97201, United States

Online/Distance with attendance (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,837.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 January 2022, 28 March 2022

Venue

Portland State University

1825 SW Broadway,

PORTLAND,

Oregon,

97201, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply as a freshman (first-year student), you must have completed secondary/high school (university preparatory), equivalent to U.S. secondary/high school, with a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 when converted to the United States 4.0 grading scale.

For international students

To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education. You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scales.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 6.0 in reading and writing)

TOEFL IBT: minimum overall score of 71; minimum subscore of 15 in reading and writing

PTE: 53 overall

SAT: 560 or above in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Portland State University

PSU has been empowering students for 75 years and is known for its sustainability and commitment to social justice.

  • Based in the center of Portland, Oregon
  • One of the nation’s most innovative universities
  • More than 200 degree and certificate programs on offer
  • 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio