Community Health Advocacy

The Community Health Advocacy (CHA) Bachelor’s degree prepares students for growing positions in hospitals, insurance companies, or non-hospital healthcare agencies.  You will receive a comprehensive education in nursing, health education, business, and communications.  

Bachelor of Science degree:

  • Graduates work with hospitals, insurance companies, and social services
  • Specialize and training in areas of wellness coaching, case management, community health worker, care coordinator, and healthcare advocate
  • Fulfills the current region-wide demand. Currently, positions are difficult to fill.

After earning a B.S. in Community Health Advocacy, students can enter the field or consider furthering their education with the Accelerated Nursing Program or the Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. 

Admission Application Criteria

  • Complete prerequisite courses with at least a C in each course
  • Student Criminal Disclosure form (submitted along with the online application)
  • 20 students accepted in each yearly cohort

Direct Admit Information

The Direct Admit to the Community Health Advocacy program is offered to incoming freshman who graduate from high school with a 3.3 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, have a recommendation from their school counselor, include a personal statement, and are prepared to come to IUPUC and take Anatomy and Finite Math in the fall semester and Physiology in the spring semester (unless the student has already earned credit for those courses).   Direct Admit students are considered CHA students and are guaranteed a spot in our Community Health Advocacy program if they earn the following:

A minimum of a B in Finite, Anatomy, and Physiology

Overall IUPUC GPA of 3.0 or higher

Minimum of C in all other pre-requisite courses

Application to the CHA program is competitive and the Direct Admit option offers high achieving students a guarantee into the program (currently accepting 20 students to start each fall) The application can be found here.

Academic Plan

The CHA program can be completed on a full-time or part-time schedule, making it a very flexible degree option.   Meet with one of the Division of Health Science’s academic advisor’s to tailor a program plan specifically for you.