College for Adults | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Community Health Worker

Are you passionate about helping others get access to the healthcare services they need? In only nine months, you can complete a hybrid (on-campus and online) community health worker certificate and gain insight and experience in helping diverse cultures navigate the healthcare system. You'll advocate for justice and bridge gaps between communities and the services they need.

What can I do with a community health worker certificate?

Upon completion of the nine-month community health worker certificate offered in St. Paul from St. Kate's College for Adults, you'll be prepared to work with communities at the grassroots level, reduce health disparities and help underserved communities in:

  • Community health clinics
  • Advocacy organizations
  • Hospitals and medical centers
  • Social service agencies
  • and more

what will I study?

In the community health worker certificate program you'll take coursework in these subject areas:

  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Community organization
  • Ethics
  • Communications
  • Medical terminology

Courses in the community health worker certificate program meet in a "hybrid" format, combining evening/weekend meetings on our St. Paul campus with online learning between sessions — perfect for busy adults. You may start the program in September of each year.

Find full information on community health worker courses in the University catalog.

Did you know?

  • The Community Health Worker program is offered as a nine-month certificate.
  • Continue on with your bachelor's in St. Kate's College for Adults—all courses count toward a bachelor's in health.

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why St. Kate’s?

St. Catherine University credentials carry weight in the working world. Employers hire Katies because we’re well-rounded with deep entrepreneurial spirit. Plus, a St. Kate’s private, adult-centered education is more affordable than you might think!

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