Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2015-32
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair
Date of First Reading: December 1, 2014
Date of Second Reading: January 26, 2015
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Nursing and Health Innovation – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Community Health
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Nursing and Health Innovation – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Community Health
Rationale: The Bachelor of Science in Community Health is designed for students who want to create healthy, sustainable communities with an emphasis on working with specific populations. Community health professionals work in partnership with private and public organizations to address health needs of diverse populations, providing advocacy, capacity building, service coordination, education, monitoring, evaluation, and interventions within a community setting. Graduates of this program will provide health education, health promotion, care coordination, health care navigation, and advocacy services for patients, families and communities. Employment opportunities include: community health worker, health care coordinator, health services administrator and health promotion evaluator.