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School Health Education

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The Health Promotion and Education program at Illinois State University prepares students for professional positions in a variety of fields focused on health promotion and disease prevention.

School Health Educators teach health in schools, helping students gain skills related to effective health practices.

Why Study School Health Education?

Health Promotion and Education encourages positive healthy behaviors by designing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs and services in a variety of settings. Health educators teach health in schools and work in community settings such as health care, public health, business and industry, and universities. People who have a sincere interest in health and wellness and who see the importance of preventing health problems are often involved in health education.

Related Majors

Related Skills

  • Interested in educating
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Desire to improve health of others
  • Strong communication skills

Being Successful in the Field

  • Be able to develop strategies to help improve attitudes, skills, behavior, and knowledge about health on an individual level to a community

Related Fields

  • Agency coordinator
  • Educational Services Coordinator
  • Education Administrator
  • Health and Fitness Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Patient Advocate
  • Professor
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Training Aide
  • Wellness Coordinator

Career Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Renee Carrigan  110 Student Services Building  rdcarugl@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5864 

Internship Coordinator

Name Office Email Phone
Adrien Lyde  FSA 226A  arlyde@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5957 

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!

Plan of Study

This information is based on requirements for the academic year(s) indicated. Students should consult the catalog year they were admitted under for their academic requirements.

Applying to Illinois State

Illinois State's preferred filing period for fall transfer students is September 1-January 15. For the spring semester, the preferred filing period is from April 1-August 1. You are encouraged to apply early in the preferred filing period for best consideration for admission into competitive majors. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!

Minimum GPA

2.50

Middle 50% GPA

2.77 - 3.25

Required Courses

None

Recommended Courses

None

Additional Information

It is strongly recommended that students meet the Basic Skills Requirement prior to enrollment. Visit the College of Education's website for details on acceptable ACT or SAT scores which can be used to meet this requirement.

Plan of Study

This information is based on requirements for the academic year(s) indicated. Students should consult the catalog year they were admitted under for their academic requirements.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Anjie Almeda  Felmley Hall 311  aaalmed@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5353 

Middle 50% GPA

2.77 - 3.25

Plan of Study

This information is based on requirements for the academic year(s) indicated. Students should consult the catalog year they were admitted under for their academic requirements.

Application Period

September 1 - September 30, February 1 - February 28

Application Information

Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on My.IllinoisState.edu.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Anjie Almeda  Felmley Hall 311  aaalmed@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5353 
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