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Extraordinary Learning Opportunities

The Department of Health Sciences is the first choice among students, faculty, and professionals with an interest in health, safety, and the environment. Explore our programs.

Standout Students

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and build their skills through internships and other professional practice. Meet some of our featured students on

Faculty Expertise

Researchers. Teachers. Mentors. Learn more or get in contact with Illinois State University's top-notch Health Sciences faculty.

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Launch Your Career

More than 90 percent of Health Sciences graduates find jobs within six months of graduation. Search our majors and minors.

Latest News

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Temple Grandin, autism advocate, to headline Science and Technology WeekTemple Grandin, often considered the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world, will be the keynote speaker for Science and Technology Week 2019 at Illinois State University. ...
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Science and Technology Week to host 4th annual Women in Leadership conferenceAs part of the Science and Technology Week, CAST devotes a day to celebrate leading women in technology ...
Growmark recruiter Kayla Portwood talks wiht students about career skills her company seeks in candidates.
Student to student: Career ambassador shares importance of quality communication skills to a careerGood communications skills are essential to one's career success. Career Ambassador Brooklyn Vogel provides tips for students on how to develop this very important transferable skill. ...
Photos from CAST professional dinner 2018
Learn formal conversational practices and mingle with alumni at CAST’s professional development dinnerThe College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) is hosting a professional development dinner, Monday, April 8, 2019 ...
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CAST is ready to kick off Science and Technology Week 2019The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) is proud to announce Science and Technology Week 2019 ...

Points of Pride

Illinois State's Environmental Health program is one of only 23 accredited programs in the nation and the only program in Illinois.

More than 90 percent of graduates find jobs within six months of graduation.

Safety students that are involved in the Illinois State's American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) conducted research in uptown bars on the effects of noise on employees. Their research won first place at AIHA Chicago Section Student Night.

Honors & Awards

Adrian Lyde and Jeff Clark received a $92,000 grant from the Illinois State Board of Education to develop school-based HIV and sexually transmitted disease prevention education for adolescents.

Guang JIn received the Outstanding University Researcher Award for 2016.

Nineteen Health Sciences students made AFNI Honor Roll; become "Reggies."

Jackie Lanier publishes article in Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


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