Community Health and Wellness

Earn Your Community Health Degree Quickly

With your Community Health and Wellness degree, you can enjoy a lifelong career guiding individuals in sound healthcare practices, leading community health programs, and raising public awareness about important health concerns. 

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The program will provide you with 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.

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Finish Fast

If you have enough prior college credits, you can earn your Community Health degree in 20 months — that's less than two years!

Incredibly Affordable

Low cost per credit and generous financial aid programs for working adults help ensure you can reach your educational goals quickly and affordably.

Career-Ready Concentrations

Choose to concentrate your degree in either Health Administration or Human Services — two of the field's most in-demand concentrations. 

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Keuka College’s program provides working professionals like you the opportunity to earn your Community Health degree without sacrificing time at work or with your family.

If you have prior college credit, you can earn your bachelor’s degree in a little less than two years. Best of all, our evening and online format means you'll get the benefits of face-to-face instruction combined with the flexibility of online learning and collaboration.

HOW DOES EVENING & ONLINE WORK?

  • Some of your courses will be offered fully online, while others will include a face-to-face component.
  • Face-to-face classes are taught by Keuka College professors just one night each week for 4 hours on Finger Lakes Community College's campus.
  • Complete assignments and readings online when it fits your schedule.

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You need at least 120 college credits to earn a bachelor's degree at any accredited college or university. At Keuka College, we make it easy for adults like you to earn your Community Health degree, no matter how many — or how few — college credits you already have.

Requirements

You'll need 120 total college credits to earn the Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Wellness degree.

The number of courses you'll need to take and your course schedule may vary based on the number of credits you transfer in.

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9 Community Health and Wellness Core Courses

25 Credits

From the basics of Community Health and Wellness to fully immersive, hands-on experiences, these are the courses that will teach you to become an exceptional Community Health and Wellness practitioner. You’ll work closely with extraordinary faculty who are outstanding teachers and actively practicing clinicians. 

5 Concentration Courses

15 Credits

Customize your Community Health degree by concentrating in either health administration or human services. The health administration concentration focuses on business, organizational behavior, and management skills, while the human services concentration will provide you with a broad overview of state and local government, psychology, youth services, and diversity. 

11 Program Support Courses

35 Credits

A range of courses in business, biology, psychology, ethics, and mathematics will provide you with a diverse array of skills upon which you can build your career as a Community Health and Wellness practitioner. While many students choose to transfer these courses in from another institution, you can also take them online or face-to-face at Keuka College. 

15 General Education Courses

45 Credits

Electives give you the opportunity to learn about the topics you’re interested in most and customize your degree. You can choose from a variety of online courses from the Keuka College catalog, enhance your Community Health degree with a certificate, or transfer in electives from another accredited college or university.

Core Courses

From the basics of Social Work to a fully immersive, hands-on experience at an agency near you, these are the courses that will teach you to become an exceptional Social Worker.

You’ll work closely with extraordinary faculty who are outstanding teachers and actively practicing clinicians.

CHW-101: Health Services Introductory Seminar

This seminar course introduces Community Health and Wellness (Health Services) students to the major.  Students will engage in learning activities to promote success in the program by familiarizing themselves with career options related to the major.  The course will include a broad overview of current issues related to healthcare in the United States and beyond.

CHW-201: Introduction to Health Care Systems

The course will enable students to receive initial exposure to health care systems and attitudes applicable to the health care industry.  The concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated as well as ethical and legal responsibilities of today's health care provider.  More specifically, this course introduces and describes the U.S. health care system, addressing its components and complexities.  The historical basis for the system's organization will be discussed, as well as the various modes of health care delivery and the ways health care is organized, financed and delivered in the United States.

CHW-311: Theoretical Prin of Health Behavior

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of the application of the social and behavioral sciences to health.  The course reviews behavioral, social and cultural factors related to individual and population health and health disparities over the life course.  Public health issues related to individuals and populations will be examined in terms of social and behavioral theories, empirical research findings, and methodologies.

Degree Enhancements

Enhance your Social Work degree and increase your career marketability by adding a certificate.

And if you need to earn additional general education or elective credits, adding a certificate is a great way to do so.

Spanish for Professionals

This beginner-level language and cultural immersion certificate is designed for professionals who work with Spanish-speaking clients in a variety of health and human service professions.

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Keuka College has helped thousands of students like you earn an affordable degree. Estimate your costs, explore financial aid options, and talk with an admissions counselor today.

Estimate Your Costs

How many college credits would you transfer in?

64

You've completed about 2 years of college or have an associate's degree.

20 months

Approximate Program Length

56

Credits Needed

$475

Cost per Credit

Evening & Online

Format

$26,600

Your Estimated Total Cost
Before Financial Aid

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Affording Your Community Health Degree

A Community Health degree is an investment in your future and your family that has everlasting benefits. Here are a number of ways to make your degree even more affordable.

Financial Aid
Scholarships, state and federal grants, employer tuition remission, and military benefits are financial aid options that may be available to you.

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Transferring Credit
Graduate faster and save money by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited college or university.

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Credit for What You Already Know
From military and corporate training to subject-specific examinations, you could save thousands of dollars because of what you already know.

Learn How

What can you do — and how much can you earn — with a Community Health degree? The possibilities are almost endless!

A Community Health degree can prepare you to be a:

  • Health Educator
  • Medical Case Manager
  • Corporate Wellness Educator
  • Insurance/Medical Claims Adjuster
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Public Health Officer
  • Rural Health Agency Administrator

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job growth for Health Educators and Community Health Workers is projected to be much faster than average between 2019 and 2029 in the United States.

And according to the New York State Department of Labor, New York Health Educators with a bachelor's degree earn a mean salary of $59,720 and employment prospects in New York state are very favorable

Julianna Dejesus-Breese '24

You have plenty of opportunities, whether you go the human services or health administration route, after graduating with your degree. I have never been happier with a decision I’ve made.

— Julianna Dejesus-Breese