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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency/Disaster Response Management Minor

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College of Public Health

Department of Community and Behavioral Health

Community and Behavioral Health Program Information

Taylor Dula
Box 70674
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-4826
Fax: (423) 439-6570

The Department of Community and Behavioral Health offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in public health with a concentration in community health. The degree prepares students to become effective health educators and community health specialists capable of developing and implementing health programs in a variety of community-based settings. Students completing the degree are eligible to sit for the national credential exam - Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Transfer Students - Transfer students who major or minor in public health shall earn a minimum of 18 hours of credit (12 hours must include either field experience or student teaching) with an average grade of C or above in this department. (See section of catalog on transfer students for other requirements.)

Graduate Study - The Department of Community and Behavioral Health offers the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Public Health and the Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) degree in community health. The department also offers a graduate certificate in rural health and an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in gerontology in conjunction with the colleges of Nursing, Business and Technology, Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and Education.

Emergency/Disaster Response Management Minor: 18 Credit Hours

The emergency/disaster response management minor has a multidiscipline structure that is designed to allow students to supplement their major degree program with the resident knowledge of reacting to and operating in a rapidly deteriorating environment caused by a major natural or manmade disaster or emergency. For example, students may wish to major in criminal justice and minor in emergency/disaster response management which will enhance their skills and abilities needed when responding to the occurrence of a terrorist attack or the aftermath of an earthquake. Students with the following majors would find this minor to be of particular interest: criminal justice, nursing, geosciences, biology, chemistry, education, public administration, sports management, and engineering technology.

A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 semester credit hours of which at least 9 hours must be at the 3000-level or above.


Required Courses: 6 Credit Hours

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