Health Communication

Essential Courses

Course # Title
BI 190 Human Biology
BI 290 Nutrition
CM 130 Introduction to Human Communication
CM 132 Message Analysis
CM 133 Mass Media and Society
CM 200 The Art of Public Speaking
CM 220 Group Communication
CM 230 Interpersonal Communication
CM 340 Intercultural Communication
CM 365 Organizational Communication
CM 400 CP: Communication Philosophy
CA 270 Infectious Disease and Society
EN 306 Creative Nonfiction Writing
EN 311 Professional News and Feature Writing
EN 315 Technical Writing
EN 271 Public Medical Writing
PL 235 Ethics of Health Care
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology
AN 151 Introduction to Anthropology
PY 321 Health Psychology
CM 490/495 Communication Internship

Study Abroad with courses that will strengthen your professional interests in such areas as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Business and Economics, Sociology/Social Work, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and /or Philosophy.

Additional Notes: All students with this POE must choose an advisor from the Communication Department. Professors Grace Fala is recommended.

Most graduate assistants in this field require a 3.3 or higher GPA and GRE scores of at least 500 in each subcategory to be competitive for assistantships.

Related Internships And Careers
Internship examples from former Juniata Students
  • Healing Hands Physical Therapy, Piscataway, NJ
  • JC Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, PA
  • Morrison’s Cove, Martinsburg, PA
  • Rehabilitation Hospital, Altoona, PA
  • Tyrone Hospital, Tyrone, PA
  • WIC Program, Mount Union, PA
Careers in Health Communication
  • Health Educator
  • School Health Care Administrator
  • Medical Grants Writer
  • Hospital Director of Communication
  • Clinic Public Relations Director
  • Health Communication Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Medical Training Supervisor
  • Communication Manager for Federal Health Agencies
  • Health Personnel Educator
  • Medical Center Publications Editor
  • Hospice Manager
  • Drug Rehabilitationist
  • Health Care Counselor
  • Activities Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Health Facility Fund Raiser
  • Pharmaceutical Sales/Marketing
Related subjects in Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Interviewing
  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Research Methods
  • Group Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Relations
  • Listening & Communication Ethics
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Persuasion

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