Department of Health Studies: Not your typical health program!
Our majors/minors prepare for professions in Community Health, Health Administration, School Health, and First Responder Option. Their preparation may take them into the community working for a non-profit organization, medical center, corporation or government. If you have an interest in health, and not just the treatment of disease, then this is one program you need to examine further.
Option in Community Health
This option is for students that want preparation for such careers as: Health Educator, Health Program Director, Quality Assurance staff, County Public Health Educator, Health Promotion Specialist, Health Counselor, and entry-level Health Administrator.
Option in Health Administration
This option is for students that want to work in a variety of settings, including clinical, public health, and social services and also want to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of a program or facility.
Option in School Health
This part of the degree program provides for the student to become certified in the state of Illinois and many other states, to teach health at the high school level. There is also the choice, with a couple additional courses, to be certified at the middle school level. Join the ranks of teaching professional through careful preparation of your teaching skills capped off with a student teaching experience in the classroom. Become one of the individuals with the responsibility of influencing and shaping the health of your students. Our young people need the assistance of great teachers to make the myriad of important health decisions.
First Responder Option: This option is designed for two different groups:
Current Emergency Response Professionals: Current professionals in Emergency Response careers who wish to complete a bachelor’s degree. The major is designed to complement the professional preparation coursework they have already completed in order to be licensed in their profession, and to enhance their skills by providing a broader, community health based perspective.
Undergraduates interested in pursuing an Emergency Response profession: Students intending to pursue careers as firefighters, paramedics, or other First Response professions. These students may already be pursuing the coursework necessary for licensure, or may be planning to after they complete their degree at EIU.
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