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Health Communication


The National Communication Association defines Health Communication as the “study of communication as it relates to health professionals and health education, including the study of provider-client interaction, as well as the diffusion of health information through public health campaigns.” The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that it is “a transdisciplinary field that is integral to a variety of other fields, including public health, healthcare, global health, and community development. Health communication is the field of theory, research, and practice which studies and uses communication strategies, methods, programs, and interventions as a means to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.” Health communication is one of the most rapidly growing and exciting areas in the healthcare field. Southeast’s Department of Communication is excited to offer this new interdisciplinary major.

What You'll Do

  • Interact with highly-trained faculty up-to-date with the latest developments in this content area.
  • Enjoy small class sizes and individual attention.
  • Develop the theoretical knowledge base, as well as the practical skills, to adapt to many different careers.

What You'll Study

  • HA300 Management of Healthcare
  • SC510 Leadership and Team Building
  • PY555 Health Psychology
  • UI425 Persuasion

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Saint Francis Medical Center
  • Southeast HEALTH


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