Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

School of Community Health

450 Urban Center



  • B.A., B.S.—Health Studies
  • Minors in Aging Services and Community Health
  • M.A., M.S—Health Studies
  • M.P.H.—Participating school in Master of Public Health
  • Ph.D. in Community Health
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

The mission of the Portland State University, School of Community Health is to promote the public’s health and well-being through multidisciplinary education, research, and service. The school builds on the resources of the urban university by integrating individual, population, and systems perspectives respecting cultural diversity, social justice, and global connectedness. We work in collaboration with students, faculty, alumni, and community organizations.

Interest in health education/health promotion has opened new opportunities for health educators in community, business and industry, school, and medical care setting. The School of Community Health offers programs leading to degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Both levels provide training for professional careers in health education, health promotion, and health-related fields. The baccalaureate degrees provide the necessary background for advanced studies leading to graduate degrees in health-related fields such as medicine, physical therapy, dentistry, and nursing. The school also offers minors in aging services and community health. A variety of health related courses are open to all students in the University.