The Department of Health Promotion provides students with a range of accredited programs designed to meet the evolving health needs of the 21st century. Students who enter programs leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in Health Promotion choose from the following options: Community Health, Health Administration, Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness. Minors are offered in Community Health, School Health (teacher licensure) and Health Communication. The Department of Health Promotion students and faculty are active in state, national, and campus education programs. Health Promotion majors have won national recognition for developing and implementing innovative health promotion programs. Our honorary fraternity, Eta Sigma Gamma, and has won numerous awards for creating dynamic health programs. Our faculty contribute to the well-being of the community and campus and have received university, state, and national recognition for our teaching, research, service, and student/mentor programs.
Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation
Masters in Community Health, Masters in Health Education, Masters in Public Health, Masters in Gerontology, Masters in Epidemiology, Masters in Family and Consumer Sciences, Masters in Environmental Health, Masters in Health Promotion and Leadership
Course Catalog Listing
http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=30&poid=4442 (Community Health Option)
http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=30&poid=4440 (Teacher Licensure Option)
http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=30&poid=4443 (Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness Option)
http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=30&poid=4444 (Health Administration Option)
Typical Starting Positions
Community Health Educator, County Health Department, Non-Profit Health Organization (i.e. American Red Cross), American Heart Association, Public School (9-12) Health Teacher
Well Known Companies that Hire EIU Graduates
Provena, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, WebMD, Rileys Children's Hospital Indianapolis, Eastern Illinois University, Kaiser Permanente, St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, The JAM Brands, Allstate Well and Fitness Center, nFocus Software, Missouri Family Health Council, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Target, Carle Clinic Association, Carle Foundation Hospital, EngagementHealth, Quicken Loans, The Methodist Hospital System, HealthFitness, Absolute Consulting, KinderCare Learning Centers, PLNDR.
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