Change Starts in the Classroom.
See for yourself.
Community health workers belong at Villa! Through its Felician-Franciscan values, Villa Maria has impacted the lives of countless people in Western, NY and beyond. Students who want to make a difference in their community thrive here. At Villa, you’ll learn to identify and address the health challenges that hold your community back. You’ll become an advocate for diversity, sustainability, and positive health behaviors that are implemented in ways that are effective and equitable.
The Career Potential
Graduates of Villa Maria College’s Community Health program will emerge from the program prepared to make positive and lasting contributions to the community health industry by engaging in discussions about health concerns, educating the community, collecting and analyzing data, and more. Villa Maria’s Community Health program also serves as a starting point for students considering a profession in health education, prepared teach people about behaviors that promote wellness.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of community health workers and health educators will grow 13% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. New York State currently ranks among the states with the highest level of employment for community health professions.
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Doctor’s Offices
- Private Businesses
- Health Coaching
- Health Education
- Higher Education
Graduates of Villa Maria’s Community Health program will be prepared to pursue an advanced degree. Upon completion of a Bachelor of Science program, many students go on to earn Master’s degrees in Public or Community Health, Social Work, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and more.
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There’s a lot of pressure to know what’s next. We’re here to say, it’s OK if you’re still figuring it out. In fact, it’s great. Villa is a place where that kind of continual discovery is prized. Because going to college isn’t about having it all figured out. It’s about inventing who you’re going to become. You’ll see.