Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
- Dr. Kevicha Echols, Assistant Professor & Fieldwork Coordinator
- Phone: 718-368-5716
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet with your Academic Advisor to declare your major in Community Health as well as to plan your academic career when you’re a Community Health major.
- For more information visit the Health Physical Education and Recreation (HEPR) office in G200 or call 718.368.5696
What Is Community Health?
For additional information about any of these programs, please email the Program Directors, Dr. Kevicha Echols (email@example.com) and Dr. Jose Nanin (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also call 718-368-5696
Community Health includes both private and public efforts of individuals, groups, and organizations to promote, protect, and preserve the health of those in the community. It is a field within Public Health, which is more focused on optimizing health in broader populations.
The Community Health Program at Kingsborough
The Community Health Program provides a foundation for diverse careers in health promotion, disease prevention, health service administration, and health education. The program is designed for transfer to baccalaureate programs, especially in community and public health and other related fields.
Students may transfer directly to CUNY colleges such as York, Brooklyn, Lehman, and Hunter Colleges, and the New York City College of Technology (NYCT, also known as City Tech ) as well as private schools like St. Joseph's College and St. Francis College, At the Bachelors level, students can make major in Public Health, Community Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Service Administration.
Health Education and Promotion
Health Education and Promotion graduates who complete a baccalaureate degree begin to design, deliver, or direct health promotion and education programs and work as Health Education Specialists, Health Promotion Directors, Patient Advocates, and Patient Navigators, among other job positions. The course of study explores the role of environmental, genetic, and lifestyle factors that control, the development and prevention of public health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancers. See the College Catalog for the Health Education and Promotion concentration requirements
Job Opportunities in this field: Health Education Specialists, Health Promotion Directors, Patient Advocates, Patient Navigators, Health Insurance Navigators; Work in government and community health agencies, hospitals and medical centers, schools and universities, as well as corporate wellness programs.
Health Services Administration
Health Services Administrators or Health Services Managers work in hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, or nursing care/rehabilitation facilities. The occupation involves planning, directing, coordinating, and supervising the delivery of healthcare, combining knowledge about business with health, administrators establish and implement policies and objectives, evaluate personnel, develop reports and budgets, and collaborate with other members of the healthcare team. Courses of study combines health-related topics such as Biology and Epidemiology with Business like focus on Economics and the Fundamentals of Business. See the College Catalog for the Health Services Administration concentration requirements
Job Opportunities in this field: Health Services Administrators/ Managers in government and community health agencies, hospitals and medical centers, schools and universities, as well as corporate wellness programs.
Course Descriptions Community Health
COH 91E1 - Field Experience in Community Health
COH 1100 - Introduction to Community Health Services
COH 1200 - Critical Issues in Community Health
COH 1300 - Epidemiology
COH 1400 - Principles of Community Health Education
COH 1500 - Healthcare in the United States
COH 1600 - Patient Engagement Techniques in Community Health
COH 2000 - Community Health Interventions
Contact Us Program Faculty and Staff
Dr. Kevicha Echols - Doctoral Lecturer and Fieldwork Coordinator
Dr. Jose Nanin – Professor and Coordinator of Community Health Workforce Initiatives
Nancy Nemorin - Lecturer | Lead Instructor, Health Coaching