Community Health

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We prepare students for professional and research careers.

In a growing and changing health care industry, professionals are needed to examine problems from fresh perspectives and to arrive at innovative solutions, policies, and technologies that address emerging behavioral and environmental health concerns.

The Community Health curriculum offers three concentrations to allow students to pursue their own interests:

  • >  Health Education and Promotion
  • >  Health Planning and Administration
  • >  Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

Our goal is to prepare students for professional and research careers in the rapidly changing world of health and rehabilitative services, with special emphasis on the community context in which health care is delivered.

Some of the many careers in which you’ll find our graduates:

  • Healthcare consulting
  • Hospital administration
  • Occupational and physical therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Health promotion and wellness
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Epidemiology
  • Public health

For more information about the Community Health undergraduate program, contact one of the Community Health advisors. If your last name begins with A-K, Carol Firkins (cfirkins@illinois.edu) will be your academic advisor. If your last name begins with L-Z, Chris Cosat (cosat@illinois.edu) will be your academic advisor.  If you need to call us, the Community Health office phone number is 217-333-2307.