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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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Illinois State alum uses his education to help others through Peace CorpsRobert Esterquest '14 is putting his Illinois State education to use as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia. ...
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Environmental health student receives recognitionEnvironmental Health student Maxwell T. Johnson was recently recognized with the United States Public Health Service Citation for his dedication and quality of services provided during his recent internship with the Indian Health Service at the Bemidji Area, Rhinelander District Office in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. ...
Professor Tom Fuller
Safety faculty presents at seminar in South AfricaAssociate Professor of the Safety Program Thomas Fuller presented at the Wits School of Public Health in South Africa.  ...
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Health Sciences featured student Jenicia CoxThe Department of Health Sciences welcomes Jenicia Cox as our next featured student.  ...
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Health Sciences featured student Jack BastienThe Department of Health Sciences is pleased to introduce our next featured student, Jack Bastien. Bastien is a safety major from Chicago who chose to attend Illinois State for our safety program. Before attending school, Bastien had worked in construction. He found safety interesting because it allowed him to be involved in the construction process […] ...

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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