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Health Education/Community Health

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Academic Information: -  top

What is Community Health/Health Education?  top

It is a discipline which concerns itself with the study and improvement of the health characteristics of biological communities. While the term community can be broadly defined, community health tends to focus on geographical areas rather than people with shared characteristics.

Career Information  -  top

Possible/Typical Job Titles  -  top

Typical Places of Employment  -  top

  • Industry (private, public companies)
  • Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Centers
  • Public Gyms
  • Federal, State and Local Governments
  • Health Departments
  • Family Planning Agencies
  • Spas and Resorts
  • Professional Sports Teams
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Retirement Communities

Required Skills and Abilities -  top

  • Assess physical education needs and place in classes in accordance with their health status and ability.
  • Direct and guide people in a broad range of activities to help them develop skills such as accuracy, agility, balance, coordination, power, rhythm, strength, timing, and other attributes needed in physical activities.
  • Lead groups in classes in games, dance, gymnastics, and fitness activities.
  • Teach a sports skills.
  • Instruct students in nutrition, the use of equipment.
  • Prepare a budget for materials and equipment.
  • Meet with parents, school counselors, and school staff, to keep the community informed about the physical education and sports programs.

Alumni Resources  -  top

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

-Frank  Digiovannatonio -MD - Rehabilitation Center of Southern Maryland-Occupational Therapist

Related Links: Further Explore this Career Field - top

Professional Associations:

American Public Health Association

World Health Organization

Society for Public Health Education

Health Education Careers and Related Careers

Professional Organizations for the Health Educator

Healthcare Management Careers

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