Program Description


A career in community health will take you to the front lines of promoting wellness and health in your community. As a community health professional, you may work in a broad range of fields and settings that are focused on educating individuals, families, groups and communities about healthful living and disease prevention.

Our Program

Your studies in our Community Health program will provide you with a broad academic foundation, while focusing on professional preparation through multiple experiences that include an observational practicum and an internship where you will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience in your field. We’ll work with you individually to help you define the direction you want to pursue and give you the tools to help you be successful.

Career Options

The BS in Community Health will prepare you for graduate study and for entry-level positions. You’ll have a wide range of occupational opportunities working with individuals, groups, organizations or governments educating in fields as varied as nutrition, the importance of exercise, HIV and STD prevention, substance abuse education, worksite wellness and preventive health.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment in community and public health education fields is expected to grow by 26%, which is a much faster rate than the average for other occupations.

About Bemidiji State University

Bemidji State University serves over 5,300 students in undergraduate, graduate and online degree programs. Our core philosophy is built upon a commitment to environmental stewardship, community service and global understanding. You’ll see that commitment in what we teach and in what we do. Located on the western shore of Lake Bemidji, our north woods campus reminds us daily of the need to be in tune with our world. Similarly, the American Indian culture of our region beckons us to begin our global journey by understanding our past as we prepare for the future.