Community Health and Preventive Medicine

A community health and preventive medicine professional helps to educate the public about fitness and nutrition so they can stay healthy, live productive lives, and prevent illness. Their clients can include individuals, groups, home health agencies, hospitals, doctor's offices, public schools, colleges, or employee wellness programs. Potential community health and preventive medicine majors should decide what they want to do with their degrees prior to enrolling in college. A bachelor's degree is adequate for most positions, but those who wish to work in state or federal agencies will need to have a master's degree. Research, academia, or administrative positions require doctorate degrees. Some colleges allow students to concentrate their studies or specialize in areas such as nutrition, health administration, psychology, or human development. The community health and preventive medicine program is a blend of lecture and hands-on practicum. Students will receive instruction in a variety of health topics, including but not limited to nutrition, first aid CPR/AED, human anatomy and physiology, physical education, and biostatistics. The best part of the community health and preventive medicine program may be the internship or capstone, where students are allowed to perform skills they have learned, such as teaching patients how to handle health issues, developing a health program for the public, or helping to collect and analyze patient data. Internships and capstones can take place in public health departments, healthcare facilities, colleges, and a variety of other locations. Research and graduate assistantship programs, where students usually receive a stipend or tuition waiver, are available for students pursuing a doctorate degree. Because of the increased interest in healthy living and the fact that people are living longer, the employment opportunities are promising for a community health and preventive medicine major. Many graduates go on to work as educators, administrators, corporate trainers, wellness coordinators, or specialists in business and industry.

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“…ucla has a great student atmosphere: it includes great school spirit, rich history, excellent academics and research programs, and a well-rounded student body. it is also situated in west la, which is a great environment in itself to explore social...” – Kevin

“…by far the most diverse, relaxed campus full of happy, friendly students of all ages. clean, green and exuding student pride everywhere you go. the best choice anyone could ever make!” – Dahlton from Jackson, CA

“…The University of Florida is a great college to attend because it provides a very diverse environment- which includes diversity within the students, professors, and employees, and diversity within the studies. It is a beautiful university with...” – Melissa from Silver Springs, FL

“…brown is awesome because it is very challenging and definitely a rigorous education, but students generally work together as opposed to competing against each other. the spirit on campus is one of acceptance of everything and everyone and anyone can...” – Danielle from North Potomac, MD

“…The University of Washington is a challenging school that blossoms independence and creativity. The majority of all faculty members are enthusiastic about the subject they teach, and are willing to assist all students. This school provides excellent...” – Ronald from Honolulu, HI

“…Great friendly campus in the middle of cornfield, USA. Classes are theoretical and challenging in the engineering dept. However, it's easy to take a variety of other classes (art, history, dance, etc), regardless of your major.” – Alleycats from Urbana, IL

“…indiana university has the most beautiful campus in all of indiana and is surprisingly very easy to get around despite how large it is. the students and professors are great and really easy to get along with, and are always willing to help out in any...” – Kyle from Merrillville, IN

“…UMD, College Park is a school full of opportunities and great education. It has a campus feel, but is large enough to feel like it's own town and easy access to Washington, D.C. and other commercial areas, providing plenty of opportunities for...” – Jennifer from Western Maryland

“…It's great! Take a bike though cause they seem useful. Have fun.” – Edwin from Cape Coral, FL

“…U of Iowa is an institution that invites young minds to grow and develop with the help of highly educated leaders. Family values are important within the administration and add value to the environment within the grounds of the university. Service is...” – Eric from Pingrey Grove, IL

“…George Mason University is very diverse. The classes and professors are also very helpful in class and throughout the application process. The school is also very, very welcoming and makes you have a sense of belonging. ” – LISA from Falls Church, VA

“…Hofstra is a great college, with an at home feel that will increase your chance of success. The campus is clean, the professors helpful, and the food is good! There is no other college I would have rather attended.” – Lorie from Minnesota

“…tufts is a phenomenal research university. it's a great community made up of interesting and friendly students and professors, and it's welcoming to students with every academic interest imaginable. you'll like it here.” – Thomas from Braintree, MA

“…Small classrooms and good teachers.” – Garrett from Portland, OR

“…Madison is probably one of the most diverse colleges in the state of Wisconsin. Here, I have met a variety of people from all sorts of different backgrounds and have been introduced to a multitude of experiences. All in all, there's no place like...” – Amber from Greenleaf, WI

“…a large school with many opportunities (be it academics, socially, etc.) ” – Mina J from New York, New York

“…The people are extremely nice and helpful when you need help or get lost. The students are friendly and open to the incoming freshmen. The campus is beautiful and fun to explore.” – Crystal from Noblesville, IN

“…eastern is a fun, friendly school. all the professors are nice and really good at helping you retain the most knowledge possible. your fellow students are welcoming and willing to help all you have to do is ask.” – Stephanie from Ypsilanti, MI

“…Adelphi University isn't just a small campus, it's also a small community. This is a place where professors will actually know students by name and not just a number. Students have a diverse amount of activities/clubs to join and lots of wonderful...” – Catherine from Deer Park, NY

“…not to big but not to small. classes are easy to find. students are very friendly and nice. the atmosphere is very prone to learning.” – Rudy from Lyndhurst, OH

“…Florida Gulf Coast is an amazing school. Everyone is spirited, and everyone is sweet. There are a lot of options to get involved, and there is help ready for you whenever you need it. Oh, and the campus is beautiful!” – Courtney from Sarasota, FL

“…A beautiful campus with lots of outdoor trails, the dorms are beautiful and spacious and the campus is fairly compact which makes walking really easy. The campus encourages biking and there are racks everywhere. The food is really good to and there...” – Cierra from Frederick, MD

“…Bowling Geen Stae University is a very diverse campus. I admire it because the faculty and staff reach out to the students because they genuinely care about them. I honestly feel like BGSU has so many different opportunities for students to network...” – Brandii from Detroit, MI

“…Small enough to have a community feel, large enough to have plenty of opportunities. Numerous organizations and clubs to get involved in. Great academics.” – Kirsten from Marion, IA

“…I love WKU. Western Kentucky University is a magnificent school with faculty members dedicated to making sure that us students succeed. This School is definitely preparing me to excel & achieve all of my dreams. ” – Brooke from Lexington, KY

“…Cortland is very diverse. I see people of many races attending the school. Everyone here is so polite and very excited to be here.” – Whitney from Cortland, NY

“…canisius is a fun place to be, there is a loving atmosphere. the campus is absolutely beautiful! go griffs!” – Monique from Syracuse, NY

“…St. Cloud State University is a truly positive, educational institution. It provides the knowledge one seeks when deciding colleges and offers a life unlike other institutions. Those who experience it understand its superior qualities.” – Sonny from Saint Cloud, MN

“…Delaware State University has had a drastic input on my life pointing towards independence. I have learned that the real world is a serious world to live in and DSU has been able to prepare and mold me into a beautiful woman. This experience has...” – KyYonni from Clayton, DE

“…Murray State has a really positive environment full of friendly people. There are always many things to do, and all different kinds of opportunities. All students are proud to be Racers!” – Rachelle from Almo, KY

“…Binghamton University has been a very academic, challenging and exceptional institution for my higher education experience. I have gotten involved with many different clubs, theater, sorority, community service and continue to maintain over a 3.5...” – jocelyn from Scarsdale, NY

“…uvu is a great place for gaining a higher education. it is very challenging to the mind. the school is very supportive of its students. ” – Stephanie from Orem, UT

“…Northeastern has a very comfortable environment. Teachers that you don't even have will ask you about your day and classes, they'll even offer any help that you would need. As well with the students, everyone is very talkative and welcoming. ” – Migdalia from Chicago, IL

“…uwec is a really nice place to go to school. eau caire is a lovely town with a lot to do outdoors when it's nice out. the university offers many ways to get involved on campus and is very helpful with any questions you may have about your schooling. ” – Marie from Minnesota

“…South Dakota State University has a great campus. The buildings are beautiful. The classrooms are easy to find and the professors are willing to help with any questions.” – Sheela from Lamberton, MN

“…this is a very good school. the professors are very helpful and willing to help you. there's is always something to do.” – Ariana from San Antonio, TX

“…i love the campus at usd. the environment is small and comfortable. i've had nothing but great professors and my horizons have been widened.” – Leslie from Vermillion, SD

“…msu-mankato ha been an amazing experience for me. i am doing well with my studies and have met a lot of new friends. i plan to earn my degree from msu!” – Anthony from Champlin, MN

“…National University is a great opportunity for me, as a military spouse living overseas, to achieve my goal in receiving my degree. The advisor that I have been conversing with has been a great help and answers all of my questions. Everyone at...” – Acacia from APO, AE

“…the college is superb in terms of student to teacher ratio. the most one has to walk to get to class is ten to fifteen minutes. the dorms are a great way to meet people but can be quite noisy.” – Krystal from Milledgeville, GA

“…I would give the University a A++. It is a beautiful school with an amazing campus. The teachers are all very helpful and want the best for you. Staff is also amazing, wanting to help with your every need” – Elizabeth from Maylene, AL

“…the greatest education i ever thought i would get. the teachers and students all work together to make sure we get the proper education. fantastic school.” – Nicole from Coventry, RI

“…it is a small, rural, inexpensive school. the professors care about you. there is very little to do socially at lhu.” – Brittney from Seven Valleys, PA

“…Whitworth University is wholeheartedly committed to its motto of providing an education of the mind and heart. The professors are devoted to encouraging their students to reach their fullest potential and to explore topics outside of their usual...” – Anya from Medford, OR

“…bemidji state university has a friendly staff and student community. the college offers great work study opportunities as well as many off campus jobs. along with all of the academic choices, bemidji state university also has a beautiful campus that...” – Grace from Faribault, MN

“…moravian is a small school, that is very good in producing well-rounded students. it is very easy to get involved in the school, and to build up your resume. it is also very easy to build relationships with faculty and staff, which is a plus when...” – BooBoo from Allentown, PA

“…GSU has great academic resources in the library including tutoring and essay writing skills. GSU advisers are very helpful and always willing to make time to complete your plan of study. GSU has a friendly and open campus that provides a...” – Rachael from Merrillville, IN

“…Howard Community College is a very great school and can,t wait to attend this fall. Campus is great, friendly people and great teachers.it is very affordable school ” – Linda from Columbia, MD

“…Nationally recognized for a reason. Almost every instructor I have had in my four years while attending have been passionate and genuinely interested in the success of their students at both an academic and personal level. The courses are challenging...” – Brandon from Forestville, CA

“…This is a wonderful college. There are great professors, friendly people, and it offers plenty of activities. It is greatly recommended.” – Whitney from Chetek, WI

“…MSUM provides a great learning experience for all students who attend. A wonderful campus, small enough to get to each class on time. Great, friendly atmosphere. I can't stress that enough! ” – Carly from Wahpeton, ND

“…Arizona Western College is a great place to achieve your educational goal. It is a college with great opportunities for students. It can help you achieve your eductional plan to be very successful. ” – Iliana from Yuma, AZ

“…Mission college is a perfectly typical community college. It is a gateway for students into much bigger universities. Due to the small classes, the professors here pay more attention to each individual.” – Aatif from San Jose, CA

“…Great college to start at for generals. Lowest tution in MN. Great student life activities.” – Heidi from Lino Lakes, MN

“…It's an awesome university!! Everybody is cool!” – EDUARDO from El Paso, TX

“…the campus is pretty and well kept. the people are pretty nice but be sure to join a club because you will meet people that way. there are a lot of non traditional students, and the class's are very hard but the proffesors are awesome! ” – Joseph from Shreveport, LA

“…Massbay is a really good school to attend. The teachers are all passionate about their work and try there best to help their students learn to there full abilities. I definitely recommended this school for a great education. ” – Michelle from Leominster, MA

“…great folks. once on campus you will get the feeling that you have 'arrived' somewhere. an amazing education, friends for life and all the best is what you will find here! very historic campus surrounded by a great community!” – Bobby from Drumright, OK

“…I absolutely love the campus, the people and the curriculum. This campus will give you a support group with all the resources you need in order to succeed. I love it! Thanks for reading.” – Julia from San Antonio, TX

“…smaller classes and more knowledgeable professors are a perfect reason to attend mansfield. countless clubs and events make mansfield not only a learning university, but one with a great social environment. ” – Andrew from Ulster, PA

“…The campus at LIU is simply amazing. Everyone seems extremely friendly and always ready to help. I believe that LIU will help me reach my dreams.” – Sarah from Middle Island, NY

“…The campus is absolutely beautiful and peaceful, the weather is mostly very nice. I also love that it's close to the beach, so if you need a study break or a place to just relax and clear your mind, you know where to go. The professors are always...” – Jane from Richmond, TX