If you find yourself asking questions like, "How can individuals change risky health behaviors?" or "What are the best interventions for preventing obesity?" a career in community and behavioral health (CBH) will fit your interests.
A career in community and behavioral health or community health education allows you to help improve public health by motivating people to make healthy lifestyle choices. With a MPH in community and behavioral health or community health education from the Colorado School of Public Health, you can pursue career opportunities in a variety of settings including:
- Public Health Agencies (Local, State, Federal & International)
- Managed Care Organizations and Health Insurance Companies
- Non-profit and Community-based Organizations
- Health Communications Firms
- College Wellness Centers
- Academic and Research Institutions
Many community and behavioral health specialists, including our faculty, choose an area of expertise, e.g. HIV/AIDS, American Indian and Alaska Native Health, tobacco cessation, skin cancer prevention, health communication or mental health, based on their passions and interests.
Our graduates have been successful in finding placements locally, nationally, and internationally including positions at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Denver Health.
Common job titles in community and behavioral health:
- Health Educator
- Wellness Promotion Specialist
- Program Director at the State Health Department
- Evaluation Specialist
- Intervention Researcher or Research Coordinator
- Preparedness Coordinator
- Program Officer for non-profit or community-based organization
- Nutritionist or Dietitian
- Health Care Analyst
The faculty in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health are dedicated to assisting students in their transition from classroom to career. Throughout their time at the Colorado School of Public Health students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor to discuss potential career paths and opportunities.
For more information on careers, please check out the Pfizer Guide to Careers in Public Health, available online at www.whatispublichealth.org or visit the Colorado School of Public Health career links.