community health

This program prepares you to work with individuals, groups and communities to promote health and prevent disease and disability. You’ll develop professional skills that include coordinating health education services, sharing accurate health information and teaching classes on positive personal health. Picture someone aiding residents of underserved areas or assisting in third-world countries to help the population learn about healthy life skills.

credits required for the Community Health Education major

students enrolled in the Community Health Education program

students per class on average in the Community Health Education program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Plan effective strategies, interventions and programs based on assessment of individual and community needs
  • Implement and evaluate programs
  • Coordinate, communicate and advocate for research-based practices

Career opportunities

  • Health program coordinator
  • Health education specialist
  • Prevention specialist
  • Health promotion programmer
  • Grant writer

Faculty

WARREN ALLEN

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8266 | allenw@wou.edu | RWEC 231

WILLIAM ARMSTRONG

Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8999 | armstroj@wou.edu | RWEC 229

ELKE ASLESON

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8173 | aslesoe@wou.edu | RWEC 257

ERIC BRUCE

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8075 | brucee@wou.edu | RWEC 236

DORIS CANCEL-TIRADO

Associate Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8470 | canceltd@wou.edu | RWEC 241

BRIAN CASTER

Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8364 | casterb@wou.edu | RWEC 244

BRANDON CLAGGETT

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9217 | claggettb@wou.edu | RWEC 247

RACHEL CULPOVICH

NTT Lecturer, Health & Exercise Science
culpovichr@wou.edu

TRISHA EBBS

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8252 | ebbst@wou.edu | NPE

LAURA ELLINGSON-SAYEN

Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
ellingsonsayenl@wou.edu

AMY HAMMERMEISTER JORDAN

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8509 | hammerma@wou.edu | RWEC 234

TOM KELLY

NTT Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8256 | kellyt@wou.edu | RWEC 232

MEGAN PATTON-LOPEZ

Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9308 | pattonlm@wou.edu | RWEC 240

PEGGY PEDERSEN

Professor, Division Chair, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8269 | pedersep@wou.edu | RWEC 238

JANET ROBERTS

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8446 | robertsjl@wou.edu | RWEC 251

KIMBERLY ROGERS

Visiting Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8262 | rogersk@wou.edu | RWEC 245

SHAWN SELLERS

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8985 | sellerss@wou.edu | RWEC 249

JENNIFER TAYLOR-WINNEY

Associate Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8923 | taylorj@wou.edu | RWEC 233

GAY TIMKEN

Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8217 | timkeng@wou.edu | RWEC 242

EMILY VALA-HAYNES

Associate Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9256 | valahaynese@wou.edu | RWEC 235

LOREN WISNIEWSKI

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9291 | wisniewl@wou.edu | RWEC 258

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8908

Email: Guntherl@wou.edu

Location: RWEC 239