Community Health Promotion
The Health Promotion and Education program at Illinois State University prepares students for professional positions in a variety of fields focused on health promotion, wellness, and disease prevention.
Community Health Promotion specialists work in settings such as health care, public health, nonprofit agencies, worksite wellness, health promotion businesses, and educational institutions. Graduates are qualified to become Certified Health Education Specialists as well as gaining other certifications and credentials.
Point of Pride
Students from the Department of Health Sciences health education program find jobs quickly after graduation in local schools, hospitals, public health departments, volunteer agencies, and private health organizations.
Why study Community Health Promotion?
Health promotion and health education promote healthy behaviors by designing and delivering programs and services in a variety of settings. People who have a sincere interest in health and wellness and who see the importance of maximizing healthy lifestyles and preventing health problems enjoy this career.
Health promotion plays an important role in the well-being of people and communities. This is accomplished by working with individuals through health coaching and patient education, groups of people through health education programs, and communities by leading efforts to create healthy environments and policies.
If you want to help people lead healthy lifestyles and enhance their satisfaction with life, the Community Health Promotion sequence is for you. You will develop knowledge and skills to assess individual and community health needs and strengths, design health promotion and health education programs and services, delivery effective presentations and educational programs, analyze health behavior, lead community health initiatives, advocate for health-enhancing policies, provide effective health coaching, and write grants.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!