See Yourself Majoring in Change

With Villa Maria’s New Community Health Program.

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Through its Felician-Franciscan values, Villa Maria has impacted the lives of countless people in Western New York 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.

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There is no cost for books and supplies at Villa Maria College, so students can focus on what really matters: learning in a tight-knit, supportive, and safe community. You may not know exactly where your education will take you, but don’t worry—you’ll see. Find out all we have to offer, from personalized academic opportunities to internships to service-learning.  Villa Maria College is a place that students can make their own, and a place where they can go their own way.

Studying Community Health at Villa.

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See your future.

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 to 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.