Community Health & Wellness (with Human Services)

Ignite Your Passion for Helping Others

Keuka College invites you launch a career in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, or public health with our Community Health and Wellness bachelor's degree.

2,400,000

EXPECTED NEW JOBS IN HEALTHCARE OCCUPATIONS BY 2029

97,400

NEW JOBS IN LIFE, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS BY 2028

The Community Health and Wellness degree at Keuka College will prepare you to become a leader in the health system and educate patients in non-clinical environments.

The program will provides strong foundational knowledge in fields including population health, psychology, healthcare ethics, digital literacy, and business. 

After you graduate, you may also be qualified to enter a graduate school or professional health service program to pursue an advanced degree in health services administration, public health, health informatics, or hospital administration.

A Program Designed for You

  • Built for Busy Adults: The program is designed for working adults. Attend each class just one night each week, and complete homework and course assignments online when it fits your schedule.
  • Class Close to Home: Classes are offered at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua.

Christopher Alterio, Dr.OT, OTR/L

Division Chair of Applied Health and Wellness
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
Director of Disability Services

Academic Credentials

Nova Southeastern University
Dr.OT
SUNY at Buffalo
B.S.

Biography

Dr. Alterio graduated cum laude from the SUNY at Buffalo Occupational Therapy program in 1987. He worked as a clinician, educator, and manager before completing his post-professional clinical doctorate at Nova Southeastern University in 2007.

He authored the textbook “Clinically oriented theory for occupational therapy” and co-authored "Caring for someone in your home." He writes extensively on a professional blog that covers occupational therapy topics. His clinical experience ranges across practice areas but his primary interest and focus is in pediatrics. He has presented at state and national conferences on topics ranging from pediatric clinical care and injury prevention programs, certification standards for occupational therapists, occupational therapy history, and appropriate use of social media in a professional context.

He has volunteered for 27 years for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, serving as pediatric subject matter expert on various exam and product development committees, and in all Board of Director leadership positions including Board Chairperson from 2010-12. He owns ABC Therapeutics, a private occupational and physical therapy practice in Western New York. He has served at Keuka College in various roles since 1992 and is currently Associate Professor, Chair, and Program Director of the occupational therapy division.

Professional Interests

Pediatrics, private practice, entrepreneurship, social media, occupational therapy theory, occupational therapy history.

Cassie Hey ’04 M’07, D.B.H., M.S., OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Academic Credentials

Arizona State University
D.B.H.
Keuka College
M.S.
Keuka College
B.S.

Contact Information

Anne Piorkowski

Assistant Director of Admissions

(315) 279-3129
[email protected]