Build Healthier Communities
Health Communication is the study and practice of using communication strategies to inform and influence individual health-related decisions. Understanding the role of communication in influencing individual health decisions and overall health outcomes is a crucial skill toward achieving the goal of improving quality of life and public health.
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Students can take courses online, in-person at Hamilton and Middletown, or a mix of both.
Curriculum and Courses
Grounded in an integrative understanding of the relationship between theory and praxis, the program emphasizes human identity and diversity, research competency, 21st century communication skills, and public advocacy. In addition to core courses in Applied Communication, students will take courses in English, Statistics, and Nursing with the option to customize curricular options.
- NSG 321 U. S. Health Care System and Culture
- APC 201 Introduction to Health and Risk Communication
- CIT 431 Health Information Technology I
- CMR 224 Medical Terminology
- MAC 447 Mass Media Criticism
Graduates have gone on to pursue careers as a community health campaign worker, patient advocate, peer health promoter, or public relations and health communication specialist within hospitals and other medical organizations. They have also gone on to pursue graduate study in communication, public health, or related disciplines.
I’m studying something I love and feel passionate about. I hope I can help others find their way through it like I did.
Kailey Cox '23
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Health Communication and Psychological Science
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