Community Health

Departmental Website

http://castle.eiu.edu/~healthst/

Overview

Our students prepare for professions in community health and school health. Their preparation may take them into the community working for a non-profit organization, medical center, corporation or government.

Hours Required

21

Degree Plan

http://castle.eiu.edu/~healthst/4-year%20plan%20CH.pdf

Course Catalog Listing

http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=24&poid=3405

Typical Starting Positions

The community health minor allows students in other disciplines to expand their employment opportunities into the health and wellness sector.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Students participate in both study abroad classes and internship opportunities.

Research Opportunities

Students are encouraged to participate in collaborative research projects. Past research topics have been Backpacks in Middle Schools, Tanning Booth Use by College Students, and Road Rage.

Student Professional Orginizations

Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Honorary: http://castle.eiu.edu/healthst/aboutesg.php

Scholarships

Community Health minors are eligible for the Jennifer Woods Memorial scholarship and the Health Studies Student Achievement Award.

To search for scholarship opportunities please visit http://www.eiu.edu/scholarships/

Faculty Listing

http://castle.eiu.edu/healthst/faculty.html

Faculty Research Interests

occupational safety and health, driver safety, substance abuse, aging, perceptions of personal responsibility, college student health, spirituality and health, humor and health, adolescent health, near-death experiences, crisis management, web-based interventions, behavior change, women's health issues, disaster preparedness, LGBT health issues,

Faculty Honors & Awards

Achievement and Contribution Awards in Serivce, Teaching, Research, and Balanced areas; officers in national level professional organizations, research release time.

Department of Community Health, Lantz Building 1211
Contact Name: Dr. Robert Bates
Contact Email: rpbates@eiu.edu
Web: http://castle.eiu.edu/~healthst/