Health Promotion and Education: Public Health
Health promotion plays an important role in our lives. It empowers people and communities to manage their health.
Health promotion improves the quality of life by supporting healthy environments, promoting healthy lifestyles, and protecting resources that support community health.
Professionals assess the health needs of communities and individuals. They develop programs that help people take better care of themselves. Thanks to their efforts, people form healthy behaviors that give them a long, quality life.
Public health professionals also take an active role in policy. They often write grants and work with lawmakers to ensure people live in healthy environments.
You can find public health professionals in almost any setting. Hospitals, schools, corporations, and nonprofit agencies all take active roles in community health promotion.
Point of Pride
Students in Community Health Promotion work directly with community partners in more than half of their classes. You'll do things like organize food drives, partner with community events such as McLean County Heart Walk, Rock Steady Boxing, the CAUSE project, advocate for public health policy and laws, and complete service projects with agencies such as Heartland Head Start and the School Street Food Pantry.
Why study Health Promotion and Education: Public Health?
Public Health at Illinois State lets you channel your passion for health and wellness. We'll give you all the knowledge and skills you need to help make people's lives better.
Our program is focused on active learning. You'll work with community partners to help them solve their challenges. We also offer an internship experience where you spend time in a professional setting. Your work as an intern will mirror the work you'll do after graduation. It's a great way to put what you've learned into practice.
We also offer a variety of electives with the Public Health program. This lets you explore your interests in community health and pave your path to your future career.
Come see campus and meet with campus representatives either in person or virtually. Optional chances to meet with academic department, honors, and financial aid.
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!