Community Health Major Requirements

The curriculum for the major requires all students to take a core of 8 common courses. These courses are designed to provide the core knowledge base for work in community health. Each student also selects a minor from across the college curriculum – the intention is to develop a focused approach and a coherent set of skills in an area that can be applied to the community health profession. This reflects the emphasis of practitioners and professionals in the field for core competencies.

Psychology


Core Courses (8 courses)

required of all students

  • CHC 100, Introduction to Community Healthcare
  • CHC 200, Healthcare Policy
  • BI 289, Biostatistics; or MA 205, Statistics
  • BI 360, Epidemiology (BI 289 is prerequisite)
  • PY340/PY341: Research Design and Applied Statistics AND Community-Based Research Practicum and Applied Statistics
  • CHC 495, Senior Internship
  • CHC 490, Senior Capstone Project

Concentration Requirements:

Three Required:

  • PY 101, Introduction to Psychology
  • 2PY courses at 200-lvel
  • 2 PY courses at 300-level

Plus two of the Suggested courses:

  • PY 221, Counseling and Interviewing
  • PY 234, Cross-cultural Psychology
  • PY 300, Psychology of race, class and gender
  • PY 310, Psychology of the Family
  • PY 206, Social Psychology

 

Counseling


Core Courses (8 courses)

required of all students

  • CHC 100, Introduction to Community Healthcare
  • CHC 200, Healthcare Policy
  • BI 289, Biostatistics; or MA 205, Statistics
  • BI 360, Epidemiology (BI 289 is prerequisite)
  • PY340/PY341: Research Design and Applied Statistics AND Community-Based Research Practicum and Applied Statistics
  • CHC 495, Senior Internship
  • CHC 490, Senior Capstone Project

Concentration Requirements: (5 courses)

Three Required:

  • PY 221, Counseling and Interviewing
  • PY 231, Abnormal psychology
  • PY 345, Psychology of the family

Plus two of the following:

  • PY 224, Group dynamics
  • PY 234, Cross cultural psychology
  • PY 328, Psychological testing

 

Sociology


Core Courses (8 courses)

required of all students

  • CHC 100, Introduction to Community Healthcare
  • CHC 200, Healthcare Policy
  • BI 289, Biostatistics; or MA 205, Statistics
  • BI 360, Epidemiology (BI 289 is prerequisite)
  • PY340/PY341: Research Design and Applied Statistics AND Community-Based Research Practicum and Applied Statistics
  • CHC 495, Senior Internship
  • CHC 490, Senior Capstone Project

Concentration Requirements: (5 courses)

  • SO 101, Introduction to Sociology

Plus four of the Suggested courses:

  • AN 220, Culture Health and Healing
  • SO 201, Social Problems
  • SO 250, Nature of Prejudice and Discrimination
  • SO 320, Health Medicine and Society
  • SO 310, Sociology of the Family

 

Management


Core Courses (8 courses)

required of all students

  • CHC 100, Introduction to Community Healthcare
  • CHC 200, Healthcare Policy
  • BI 289, Biostatistics; or MA 205, Statistics
  • BI 360, Epidemiology (BI 289 is prerequisite)
  • PY340/PY341: Research Design and Applied Statistics AND Community-Based Research Practicum and Applied Statistics
  • CHC 495, Senior Internship
  • CHC 490, Senior Capstone Project

Concentration Requirements: (5 courses)

  • MN 211, Management Principles

Plus four of the Suggested electives:

  • MN 220, Organizational change, strategies and methods
  • MN 270, The nonprofit organization
  • MN 301, Human resource management
  • MN 304, Business leadership and organizational behavior
  • IDS 200, Inclusive Leadership and Social Responsibility

 

Human Health


Core Courses (8 courses)

required of all students

  • CHC 100, Introduction to Community Healthcare
  • CHC 200, Healthcare Policy
  • BI 289, Biostatistics; or MA 205, Statistics
  • BI 360, Epidemiology (BI 289 is prerequisite)
  • PY340/PY341: Research Design and Applied Statistics AND Community-Based Research Practicum and Applied Statistics
  • CHC 495, Senior Internship
  • CHC 490, Senior Capstone Project

Concentration Requirements: (5 courses)

  • BI 225, Nutrition
  • BI 230, Emerging Diseases
  • BI 245, Drugs and Society 

Plus, two electives from list below:

  • BI 205 Anatomy & Physiology (prerequisite C or better in BI 101 or BI 102)
  • BI 206 Anatomy & Physiology II (prerequisite BI 205)
  • PY 110 Lifespan Development
  • BI 301 Special Topics in Cell Biology (prerequisites C or higher in Bi101 or permission)

 

Fitness & Wellness


Core Courses (8 courses)

required of all students

  • CHC 100, Introduction to Community Healthcare
  • CHC 200, Healthcare Policy
  • BI 289, Biostatistics; or MA 205, Statistics
  • BI 360, Epidemiology (BI 289 is prerequisite)
  • PY340/PY341: Research Design and Applied Statistics AND Community-Based Research Practicum and Applied Statistics
  • CHC 495, Senior Internship
  • CHC 490, Senior Capstone Project

Concentration Requirements: (5 courses)

  • KIN 101 Exercise Science
  • KIN 102 Exercise Science II
  • BIO 205 Anatomy & Physiology (prerequisite BI 101 or BI 102 or permission)
  • BIO 225 Nutrition

Plus, one electives from list below:

  • BI 206 Anatomy & Physiology II (prerequisite BI 205)
  • MN 227 Sports Management
  • PY 270 Sport Psychology
  • PY 110 Lifespan Development

Additional valuable courses not formally included in the major:

  • CO 101, Public Speaking
  • CO 240, Media Writing
  • EN 200 Professional Writing

Program Faculty

Contact:

Layne Flynn - Assistant Professor of Practice of Community Health and Exercise Science  
lflynn@pmc.edu
Tel: 617-731-7094