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Community Health Planning & Implementation
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The certificate in community health planning and implementation provides a foundation for community health work by offering background and skills in public health, business applications (Excel), diseases, program planning/ implementation, and health communications.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Apply health education/promotion principles
  • Organize data using Microsoft Office products
  • Apply skills needed to successfully obtain or improve employment
  • Differentiate diseases of the human body
  • Plan health programs
  • Communicate health information
Certificate of Community Health Planning & Implementation
Program Requirements
Certificates lead to associate and bachelor's degrees. For more information about which programs this certificate stacks into, visit the Programs List page.
This is an introductory certificate.
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Certificate
15 CREDITS
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Associate
60 CREDITS
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Bachelor's
120 CREDITS
Certificate of Community Health Planning & Implementation
Course Code
Course Name
# of Credits
HS240
Introduction to Public Health
2
HS240 — 2 credits
x
Introduction to Public Health
This course introduces agencies, facilities, and programs that play a role in the prevention of disease and the promotion of health in the public. Special emphasis is placed on the competencies needed for public health professionals to function in a variety of settings.
BUS115
Business Applications
3
BUS115 — 3 credits
x
Business Applications
Students will acquire, develop, and apply intermediate spreadsheet analysis skills in a business context as well as demonstrate basic database use. After individually completing spreadsheet tutorials and assignments, students will then develop and apply their skills in business projects and exams. The projects and exams, which are designed to be realistic and representative of business activities students might encounter in the workplace.
HS390
Program Planning/Implementation
3
HS390 — 3 credits
x
Program Planning/Implementation
This course provides the framework for skill development in organizaion, planning, and implementing comprehensive health promotion programs. Key topics include: planning models, needs assessment, intervention theories/models, budgeting, marketing, and implementation practices. This course meets some requirements for taking the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
HS472
Health Communications
3
HS472 — 3 credits
x
Health Communications
This course is designed to give students an exposure to different areas of communication and instructs them on how to most effectively distribute health information. Programs will be administered according to what an individual will most likely encounter while working in the field of Health Promotion or Worksite Wellness. There will be specific assignments that will be completed in the course of the semester. This course will cover other areas as time permits.
GS170
Career Development
1
GS170 — 1 credits
x
Career Development
In this course, learners will discover and strengthen the skills they need to successfully obtain or improve employment. Students will focus on creating professional documents (e.g., resumes and cover letters), networking, interviewing, and job shadowing.
HS320
Communicable & Non-communicable Diseases
3
HS320 — 3 credits
x
Communicable & Non-communicable Diseases
In this course students will be able to clearly describe and communicate important aspects of the disease process including the physiology of inflammation, the chain of infection, six groups of micro-organisms, and differentiate between four types of acquired immunity. They will be able to define, identify, compare, and contrast over 200 specific diseases/disorders. Students will then be able to explain, differentiate, and compare the etiology and common signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment, prognosis affecting major body systems including the cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, nervous, musculoskeletal, reproductive, renal, urinary and integumentary systems. They will be able to critically analyze a patient’s clinical presentation and be able to identify a potential diagnosis based on the patient’s history, pertinent symptoms and exam findings, and diagnostic procedure. Students will also be able to analyze and employ different resources available to maintain and/or increase the skills and information needed to remain current in the field.
For questions about this program, contact BYU-Pathway Support
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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
  • Community health worker
  • Community health advocate
  • Community outreach navigator
  • Health coach
  • Medical registrar

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