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EIU Department of
Health Promotion

Department of Health Promotion

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.

Why Choose EIU for Health Promotion

Diverse Options

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. Recent internship placements include:

  • Northshore University Health System, Evanston, IL
  • Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System, Coles County
  • Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, WA
  • Missouri Valley Regional Blood Center
  • Top Box Foods, Chicago
  • Council on Drug Free Youth, Jefferson City, MO
  • Sangamon County Health Department, Springfield, IL
  • Alzheimer's Association of North Carolina


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:

  • Agriculture and GMO perceptions in rural communities
  • Safe hand washing procedures
  • Student perceptions about campus police
  • Gender identity issues among college students
  • Student knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about organ donation
  • Optic hygiene practices
  • Adderall use and abuse on campus
  • College athletes and steroid use
  • FitBit use among college students
  • College student nutrition habits: barriers to healthy eating
  • Impact of women-only workout hours at the Student Rec Center
  • Undergraduate Programs

    Health Promotion

    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.

    Master's of Science in Health Promotion and Leadership

    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.

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