Public health isn't just neighborhood clinics and promoting healthy living initiatives. A degree in the field can lead to jobs as a Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness, in education, public policy and more.
Students in the Department of Health Promotion are able to explore three options in the major of Health Promotion. They are not the typical fields of the health profession. Community Health, Health Administration, and Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness.
The internship experience is a vital component in the overall professional preparation of students in the Health Promotion major at Eastern Illinois University with the Community Health, Health Administration, and Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness options. From local agencies, to state and national associations, and international settings, the internship is designed to provide the student with professional work experiences beyond the classroom.
Faculty work with students in conducting contemporary research and creative activities. Students have the opportunity to present their research at local, state, and national conferences.Recent projects have included:
Health Promotion is a profession focused on promoting positive health behaviors by designing, implementing and evaluating educational programs and services in a variety of settings. Click here for more information on this program.
Health educators teach health in schools and work in a variety of community settings such as health care, public health, business and industry, and higher education. Individuals who have a sincere interest in health and understand the importance of preventing health problems before they become more serious are often involved in health education as a profession.Click herefor more information on these options.
As a student within the Health Promotion program, you are probably eligible for a number of program-specific scholarships at Eastern Illinois University. Click here for more information on this program.
The mission of the online Masters in Science Graduate Program in Health Promotion and Leadership is to prepare leaders in the field of health practice by providing competencies and skills needed to be productive professionals who serve the health-promotion and leadership needs of diverse local, regional, national, and international populations. These competencies and skills include the ability to encourage collaborations across communities. Click here for more information on this program.