The School of Allied Health Professions offers majors in Public Health (B.S.) and Health Education (B.S.Ed.), minors in Public Health and Health Education, and a baccalaureate degree completion program (B.S.). Students interested in one of the program’s majors or minors should contact the Public Health and Health Education Programs office for advising as early as possible. Failure to do so could result in delayed graduation.
Practical field training is required as part of the public health curriculum and student teaching is a required part of the health education curriculum. Students are advised that they are responsible for their own transportation to and from the training facilities and all costs associated with these activities.
This minor prepares the student for health education teaching positions in schools. It also can serve as a foundation for further academic work in school health services and instruction, and in maintenance of a healthful school environment. The minor is designed to meet the minimum standards of the state of Illinois for health educators. Students in a teaching major are permitted to declare this program as a minor. Students planning to minor in health education must have passed the ICTS Basic Skills Test prior to enrolling in 300-level professional health education courses.
Students should plan their programs of study in cooperation with faculty in health education.