The mission of the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics’ health programs is to develop students’ capacity to attain career success in the health professions and to act as leaders in a dynamic, multicultural world through educational experiences and a learning environment that is reflective, collaborative, and transformative.
The B.S. in Community Health prepares students for careers in community health education and programming, public health policy, health-related research, or healthcare administration in a variety of government, non-profit, healthcare-service, and industry settings.
Our graduates use their knowledge and skills to focus on how best to reach vulnerable community members and to better allocate resources to underserved populations. They may initiate wellness programs, write policies, implement educational activities, or create resources to promote healthy living.
A Northeastern Illinois University B.S. in Community Health prepares students to:
understand and act upon the social determinants that impact human health and behavior
plan, implement and manage evidence-based health programs in diverse settings
conduct evaluation and research related to population health and health programming
serve as a health resource person for diverse populations
Our program includes a field experience in a health-related setting that affords students the opportunity to apply and refine skills developed in the classroom and to build a professional network before they graduate.
Employers know our graduates demonstrate the skills and dispositions of competent, ethical, compassionate health professionals who seek to make significant differences in the well-being of others.
Academic Catalog Information
Take a closer look at the Bachelor of Science in Community Health and the courses offered toward the degree.
Department and Contact Information
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics (HPERA) at (773) 442-5560.
Northeastern Illinois University is home to more than 10,000 students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.
We offer an education with value.