PROTECT health and well-being
PREVENT diseases and injuries
PROMOTE healthy lifestyles

Cabarrus College’s Community Health and Wellness program, our public health degree, educates professionals who protect and improve the health and well-being of people and communities. 

What can you do with a degree in public health? You can educate people about the risks of alcohol and tobacco, eating disorders or teen pregnancy. You can conduct research or track disease outbreaks. You can develop school nutrition programs to ensure children have access to healthy food. You can advocate for laws and standards that keep people safe in their homes, cars and workplaces. You can help prevent diseases and injuries before they happen. The possibilities go on and on. 

Community Health and Wellness

Hear from Rachel Houston, MPS, CMA(AAMA), Community Health and Wellness Program Chair, as she takes a deeper dive into the program.

Program Highlights

  • Four-year Bachelor of Science degree
  • Customize your academic curriculum based on your passions and interests
  • Large variety of career options including working with the government, state and community public health agencies, consulting firms, research organizations, universities, hospitals and non-profits.  Secure positions such as health educator, case manager, social work, health services management, public health policy, wellness coach, health navigator, occupational health and safety professional, first responder and more.
  • Work alongside community and public health professionals as early as your first year
  • High-demand field with employment expected to grow 17% through 2030 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022)
  • Hybrid program:  Online coursework with community-based fieldwork and research.  Clinical track requires on-campus labs and a practicum within a medical facility
  • Flexible, with full-time and part-time options
  • Whole-person approach with coursework in nutrition, community health, lifestyle medicine, determinants of health, health maintenance, healthcare services, disease prevention, patient navigation, community health education and holistic care