Description: Community health professionals work to improve the health and wellbeing of entire communities. While clinical health professionals might treat an elderly diabetic, a teenaged victim of a gunshot wound, or a child with asthma, a community health professional will work to understand and reduce a community’s elevated risk for diabetes, violence or asthma through a social justice lens. At Hunter College, students in the Bachelor of Science program in Community Health will learn to analyze how both social structures (including poverty, racism and environmental exposures) and behavioral choices shape a community’s health. They will take courses in health disparities, epidemiology, public health biology, and community health assessment to develop their analytic skills and courses in health communications and social media to learn tools for addressing public health problems. This program is designed to prepare students for work in community-based and human rights organizations, family planning clinics, mental health centers, homeless shelters, research centers, media organizations, as well as in city, state and national health departments.
Description: The Nutrition and Food Science (NFS) major at CUNY School of Public Health at the Hunter College campus is a diverse science-based program where students learn about food and its effect on our health. It offers a comprehensive study of the fundamental principles of food preparation and safety, nutrition, food service management, and community nutrition education. Classes are offered mornings and afternoons. NFS accepts students once a year in the fall semester.