University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Minor in Community Health

Community Health minor is only available with the Health Promotion major.

Graduates in Public Health are health education specialists who are likely to pursue career paths as: health educators working for hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, private business, and colleges and universities.

Marketable Skills

  1. Communication: Reach mutual understanding through effective exchange of information, ideas, and feelings
  2. Leadership: Step up, think, and act critically and creatively to bring others together to accomplish a common task
  3. Problem-solving: Find solutions to difficult or complex issues
  4. Research: Be able to search, investigate and critically analyze information in response to a specific research question
  5. Social responsibility: Act ethically and responsibly for the benefit of society and the public good
  6. Stress management: Be able to identify causes of stress, identify effective coping mechanisms, and take action to change the situation
  7. Teamwork: Participate as an effective, efficient member of a group in order to meet a common goal

Additionally, students will learn:

  1. Health behavior, use of effective mechanisms to help individuals make informed decisions about lifestyle modifications
  2. Health education techniques

Degree Plan

Community Health Minor
Required Courses:
HSCI 4304Public Health Administration3
HSCI 4309Program Eval in Health Science3
HSCI 4311Community Health Education3
HSCI 4312Grant Writing in Hlth Profess3
HSCI 4600Practicum in Community Health6
Total Hours18