Enjoying good health being the most important facet of life; in the process of acquiring a general knowledge about it, I observed that with the increasing technological advancement and its effects, people develop “Stress”. That the stress plays a predominant role in the life-style of population, be it in the youth or the older generation.
Besides the stress-related ailments like diabetes, hypertension, depression and the like; an array of health conditions such as public health, environmental health, policy health, epidemiology, global health and health education are the main focus for disease prevention and health promotion of wider population. In order to fight this malady, more and more emphasis is laid on the health consciousness both on the individual and the community health, for leading a healthy and happy life.
Intrigued by this, I began to take keen interest in the community health in general and individual health in particular and go deeper into the health aspects. As such, after obtaining Diploma in Computer Science, with Programming & Information System as Major; I had no hesitation whatsoever to opt for a career in Human Services as Major, Community Health being specialized area and Health Education as Minor at The University of North Colorado, College of Natural & Health Sciences, since Fall, 2010. After my Diploma in Computer Science, I worked for two years as a computer science teacher at the elementary school. Worked, as a designer, in Al-Reda Company, for a year and half. I have volunteered for a month at Saudi’s Aramco Hospital in the departments of Medical Archives, Medical Reports and Reception; also in the Al-Awamia’s Agency department of physical activity for kids, for a month. My volunteer experience at Monfort Elementary School for 8 hrs and in Therapeutic activities and behavioral “Lunch Bunch” at Greeley, have exposed me to a host of health related activities. These also include volunteer services for 6 hrs at Global Refugee Center and 3 hrs at West High School, both at Greeley, which immensely helped me in furthering my health-oriented career. Besides these, I pursued courses in development of skills and photography techniques. I participated in preparing educational programs & health activities for schools and also developed skills in ‘Organizing Billing and Budget’. During this period, I chanced upon to notice many health issues in the community, like obesity, child abuse, lack of physical activity, woman abuse, lack of sexuality education etc., This has kindled the spirit and interest in me and motivated me to pursue Graduate program in Human Services education for the advancement of the community healthcare education. I developed a strong urge to prosecute a course that can give me dual advantage of educating myself for better prospects of job placements while deriving satisfaction of being useful to the society/ community by promoting healthcare. Towards this goal, I have chosen to study Master of Public Health for Graduate level with an intention to serve the community in the healthcare aspects.
I am determined to study my Graduate Program of Master of Public Health at your esteemed University. Various programs by UNC and the efficient & effective teaching, that I was privileged to have, turned me into a self-made person to face any situations to further my studies with great confidence and enthusiasm. In fact I hope to gain a better knowledge at Graduation level at your university which, I understand from the websites, is a highly reputed educational institution for Public Health studies; with eminent faculty, good disciplinary standards and strong administrative backup.
While at the graduate program, I look forward to learning and participating in the community programs and health campaigns conducted regularly by University of .and gain rich practical experience in Public Health. I am quite positive that pursuing the Public Health Master Program will surely help advance my career in the direction I am heading. Having completed my undergrad studies in the Human Services major, with Community Health as specialized area, I believe that my foundation will be stronger with Public Health study. Besides improving my knowledge in the subject, I am confident of improving and developing my skills necessary for establishing myself in the field.
With my Public Health degree, I can get training necessary to take me to the next level like Health Care Management and the like, which will directly help me in the day-to-day application in life. During my study of Public Health, I will get an opportunity to a peer community consisting of professionals from varied fields which will enhance my professional commitment and serve as a platform for leadership-skill development in my specialty field.
My career goals include, choosing from areas of concentration, as I progress in Public Health study, like project coordination and management, program planning, implementation, administration and evaluation, International Health, Maternal Health and Child Health, Environmental Health Sciences etc. At the University of my study of Master of Public Health would help me achieve my goals in career as a Public Health Professional with specialization in the areas of Community Health Education and Public Health as Major.
My masters program, as I already mentioned, is certainly going to enhance my knowledge and develop necessary skills in the field. It also enables me to serve the community as a whole, as a professionally trained person, in improving the health of the communities either locally or globally and also of the individuals. Public Health being an interdisciplinary field which approaches population health in a holistic manner; many opportunities emerge to be tackled in new ways. I am concerned about engaging myself in the service of the community health and public health by acquiring as much theoretical and practical knowledge, as possible and in being instrumental in the healthcare improvement and development activities for the benefit of the people.
Statement of Interest (Revised)
I am an international student pursuing my undergraduate level studies at UNC, College of Natural & Health Sciences, since fall, 2010. My major is Human Services with Community Health as Specialized area and Health Education as minor and am expecting to graduate in December, 2013.
I have gone through many websites and found that your University is enjoying a very good reputation, both in the academic faculty level and research facilities for higher studies besides a strong administrative backup. I therefore wish to get admitted into your esteemed university for a graduate program in Human Services course as Major and Community Health as a specialized area.
After graduating in Diploma in Computer Science, I worked for about two years as a Teacher during which period; I noticed that there are a lot of community health issues such as Obesity, Lack of physical activity, Child abuse and Lack of Sexuality Education and the like.
Since I am very deeply interested in healthcare activities, I wish to take up the responsibility of drawing plans and programs relating to public health and community healthcare by organizing health camps and raising health consciousness levels through counseling and guidance. While working for these objectives, I intend to enhance my learning capabilities and participation in the health programs and campaigns conducted by reputed organizations like the North Colorado Health Alliance and other such organizations that contribute to Community Health Care, by working as an intern.
Good health being a blessing by the God, I believe that in order to live a healthy and happy life, we need to take care of the self and the community on the whole with regards to preventive measures for maintaining good hygienic conditions for improvement and development of community health care along with individual health care. To achieve this goal, we have to create awareness and educate the people living in the community to coordinate all the community health programs and campaigns which require a wider participation from all. Emphasis should be laid on the implementation of sanitation, immunization and rehabilitation of the old and underserved.
Good health is a state of complete physical, mental and social aspect of life which is well composed for a normal behavior. As an intern I intend to work with .in order to participate in all its programs to help the community in not only improving its health standards but also to develop plans for a better tomorrow of the population and be a model to other communities around. While doing this I shall get exposed to various situations and experiences that help me get trained as a health professional in my career. And most of all, I would have earned the goodwill and acquired communication and interpersonal skills, with my physical participation and practical approach.
I believe that life is complex mixture of struggle, learning and work for achieving our goals. It is my strong desire to learn all complexities of the community health care and also work for removal of poverty, avoidable diseases, as far as possible, from the community and help create awareness about health care and health education.
Major: Human Services. Focused Content: Community Health. GPA: 3.34 out of 4.0
Source: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.
- Diploma Degree of Computer Science-2000
Major: Programming & Information Systems. GPA: 4.70 out of 5.0
- Teaching experience for Two years in Computer Science in Safoa Elementary School.( 2001-2003). Teach basic computer skills- MS WORD, P.POINT, EXCEL etc.
- Worked in Al-Reda Company as a designer for a year and half ( 2004-2006).
- Volunteer for a month in Saudi Aramco Hospital in the departments of Medical
Archives, Medical Reports and Reception.
- Volunteer for a month in Al-Awamia’s Agency department of physical activity for kids.
- Volunteer for about 8 hrs at Monfort Elementary School, Greeley, in programs of Therapeutic activities and behavioral “Lunch Bunch”.
- Volunteer for about 6 hrs in Global Refugee Center, Greeley.
- Volunteer about 3 hrs in West High School, Greeley to teach the Refugee Class about cooking.
- Educational course in development of Communication Skills.
- Educational course in Photography Techniques.
Human Relations and Communication Skills:
- Participated in preparing educational programs and health activities in schools.
Administrative and Management Skills:
- Organized Billing and Budgeting.
- Available upon request.