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.
Course Catalog Listing
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.
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 Organizations
Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Honorary: http://www.eiu.edu/healthst/aboutesg.php
Professional Development Opportunities
Attendance at state and national conferences including the Student Case Competition at SOPHE, and internships
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 Research Interests
occupational safety and health, driver safety, substance abuse, aging, perceptions of personal responsibility, college student health, health issues on college campuses, humor and health, adolescent health,, crisis management, web-based interventions, behavior change, women's health issues, disaster preparedness, LGBT health issues,
Faculty Honors & Awards
Achievement and Contribution Awards in Service, Teaching, Research, and Balanced areas; officers in national level professional organizations, research release time.