Community Health

Departmental Website

http://www.eiu.edu/healthst/

Overview

The minor in Community Health is designed to enhance a student’s career preparation by providing the knowledge and skills required to assess, evaluation and plan for the impact a student’s or client’s community has on their ability to engage in positive health behaviors.

If your career path may lead to working for a healthcare organization, regardless of what your professional expertise is, the Community Health minor can help prepare you for the unique opportunities and limitations the healthcare context may present.

Hours Required

21

Degree Plan

https://www.eiu.edu/healthst/docs/4-year%20plan%20CH%202017.pdf

Course Catalog Listing

http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=32&poid=4716

Typical Starting Positions

Community Health outreach, patient advocate, patient account representative, ombudsman, counseling, admissions, human resources.

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 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

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://www.eiu.edu/healthst/personnel.php

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.

Department in the News

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Department of Community Health, Lantz Building 1211
Contact Name: Dr. Julie Dietz
Contact Email: jcdietz@eiu.edu
Web: http://www.eiu.edu/healthst/