Community Health

Community Health

Community Health

Our Community Health awards a B.S in Community Health. The Community Health major studies the health and wellness of the community as a whole, and the various initiatives, programs, and practices designed to improve its health. Rowan University’s Community Health program is focused on the areas of responsibility expressed by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). The Community Health program engages students in the seven NCHEC areas of assessment, planning, implementation, research and evaluation, service and advocacy and the administration of public health and health education programming. The Community Health program prepares graduates for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination, for graduate and professional school programs as well as for various community and public health positions.


Shari Willis, PhD
Community Health Program Coordinator
856-256-4500 ext. 53702

Nicole A. Vaughn, PhD
Community Health Program Faculty
(856) 256-4500 ext. 64764

Robert Weaver, PhD
Community Health Program Faculty
(856) 256-4500 ext. 53765

Jeanine Dowd
Academic Advisor
(856) 256- 4500 ext 64224



The CHAE program will prepare students to understand the conditions  and behaviors that advance or impede the public’s health. Through rigorous coursework, research experiences and community engagement, our students will learn to use evidence-based and theory driven practices to advance the health and well-being of all people in communities, locally, nationally and globally. CHAE graduates will be qualified to enter various professions within public health, government and non-government agencies as well as be able to pursue further graduate study.