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Community Health (Minor)

The minor in community health is designed to prepare students in the ever-changing world of healthcare and health behavior as practitioners and offers courses in such areas as nutrition, healthcare marketing and use of policy and health administration methods. The goal of the minor is to emphasize operations and public health preparedness as well as communication and critical thinking. It is possible to complement the minor with courses in environmental or occupational health. The minor is especially attractive to students in other majors such as psychology, nursing, dental hygiene, engineering, occupational and technical studies, and business who may reasonably anticipate public health and community health as core components of their duties.

Community Health (Minor)


Description


What is Community Health (Minor) at ODU like?

The minor in community health is designed to prepare students in the ever-changing world of healthcare and health behavior as practitioners and offers courses in such areas as nutrition, healthcare marketing and use of policy and health administration methods. The goal of the minor is to emphasize operations and public health preparedness as well as communication and critical thinking. It is possible to complement the minor with courses in environmental or occupational health. The minor is especially attractive to students in other majors such as psychology, nursing, dental hygiene, engineering, occupational and technical studies, and business who may reasonably anticipate public health and community health as core components of their duties.

Program Highlights


What makes Community Health (Minor) at ODU unique?

  • Get prepared for an experience in internship sites like the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers, work site health education programs, substance abuse prevention centers, local and state health departments, outpatient centers, and other non-profit health-related organizations.

  • Develop skills necessary to improve the community‚Äôs health and find meaningful work in a variety of community settings.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Community Health (Minor) at ODU?

CHP 318:
Principles of Nutrition


Course designed especially for those entering the health education or health care field, covering the physiology of each of the major body systems as a basis for understanding those aspects of its function that reflect the importance of various nutrients. Prerequisites: CHEM 105N-CHEM 106N or CHEM 121N-CHEM 122N and CHEM 123N-CHEM 124N; BIOL 240, BIOL 241, BIOL 250 or BIOL 251 or permission of the instructor.

CHP 450:
Public and Community Health Administration


A review of the principles and practice of administering public and community health organizations and programs at federal, state, and local levels. Constitutional, statutory and administrative bases for organizing and conducting public/community health programs will be discussed. CHP 400, CHP 415W or CHP 430W, and CHP 450 meet the oral communication requirement in the major. All three courses must be taken to meet the requirement. Prerequisites: A declared major in the BSHS Health Services Administration program or the BS in Public Health or approval of the program director.

CHP 465:
Policy and Politics of Health


This course will explore both health policy and the politics of health. Students will develop an understanding of the systematic and analytical framework for developing health and health care policy issues. Prerequisites: a declared major in the BSHS Health Services Administration program or the BS in Public Health or approval of the program director.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Community Health (Minor) at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Community Health (Minor) should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

For completion of the minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University. For the current prerequisites and application steps, please refer to the BSHS Program page in the University Undergraduate Catalog.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Interim Program Director - BSHS and BSPH


Name:

Jim Bellamy PhD, MPH, CNMT


Location:

3128 HEALTH SCIENCES BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6180


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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