The concentration in Health Communication teaches you how to design health messages, campaigns, and how to effectively communicate about health in interpersonal and group settings. This innovative program focuses on how patients, practitioners, and the general public communicate about highly complex scientific and culturally-sensitive topics. Learn about health as it relates to popular media, relationships, and strategic campaigns.
Health Communication - Communication
Minor in Health Communication
The Health Communication minor (starting Fall 2022) teaches about health as it relates to popular media, relationships, and strategic campaigns. Communication majors can choose this minor, unless in Health Communication concentration.
For students in the Health Communication concentration and Communication major in general, Coastal provides multiple opportunities to get hands-on experience to prepare you for a career.
Several lab spaces allow you to explore the role of health communication specialists.
The faculty members in Health Communication conduct active research projects and campaign consulting work, often involving students.
Associate Chair | Professor
Health and the Media, Substance Abuse, Interpersonal Health Communication
Chair | Professor
Media Effects, Controversial Health Topics, Mass Shootings
Health Communication, Media Effects, Organizational Communication
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