Community Health, BS & Epidemiology, MPH

for the degrees of Bachelor of Science Major in Community Health and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology


Department Website: http://www.kch.illinois.edu/

Department Faculty: Kinesiology & Community Health Faculty


College Catalog Page: Applied Health Sciences

College Website: http://www.ahs.illinois.edu/


A 5 year BS MPH joint degree program is available for students majoring in Community Health, I-Health, or Kinesiology. Students apply for the program in the latter part of their third year (junior year) of study. Students accepted into the BS MPH joint degree program take 12 credit hours of coursework in their senior year that apply to both BS and MPH degrees. In the 5th year of study, students complete the remaining requirements for the MPH degree, and graduate simultaneously with both BS and MPH degrees. A summary of the requirements for the MPH degree is provided here. The requirements are explained in more detail on the MPH program website: http://www.mph.illinois.edu/Program/.


Programs in Kinesiology and Community Health
 

Undergraduate Programs:

major: Community Health, BS

concentration: Community Health: Health Education & Promotion, BS

concentration: Community Health: Health Planning & Administration, BS

concentration: Community Health: Rehabilitation Studies, BS

major: Kinesiology, BS

concentration: Kinesiology: Teacher Certification, BS

major: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, BS

concentration: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences: Health & Aging, BS

concentration: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences: Health Behavior Change, BS

concentration: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences: Health Diversity, BS

minor: Kinesiology

minor: Disability Studies

minor: Interdisciplinary Aging

minor: Health Administration

minor: Public Health

joint degree: Community Health, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Community Health, BS and Epidemiology, MPH

joint degree: Kinesiology, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Kinesiology, BS and Epidemiology, MPH

joint degree: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, BS and Epidemiology, MPH


Graduate Programs:

degree: Kinesiology, MS

degree: Kinesiology, PhD

degree: Community Health, MS

degree: Community Health, PhD

degree: Rehabilitation, MS

degree: Public Health, MPH

degree: Epidemiology, MPH

degree: Health Administration, MHA

degree: Health Technology, MS

joint degree: Community Health, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Community Health, BS and Epidemiology, MPH

joint degree: Kinesiology, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Kinesiology, BS and Epidemiology, MPH

joint degree: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, BS and Epidemiology, MPH


The Community Health Program at the University of Illinois prepares students in the ever changing world of health care and health behavior as practitioners and offers three concentrations at the undergraduate level: Health Education & Promotion, Health Planning & Administration, and Rehabilitation Studies. All curricula are built on a foundation of general education courses which emphasize communication skills and critical thinking. The Professional Core courses are designed to help students develop skills in planning, implementation, and evaluation in the context of health services and programs. Students must complete an internship during their senior year in a setting related to the degree and their interests. Recent internship sites have included the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers, work site health education programs, and substance abuse prevention centers.

Further information is available from the Academic Affairs Office, Department of Kinesiology & Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1206 S. Fourth Street, 2021 Khan Annex, Huff Hall, Champaign, IL 61820, (217) 333-2307.


for the degrees of Bachelor of Science Major in Community Health and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology


for the Community Health, BS

General Education

Communication Arts
Composition I and an approved speech performance course; or CMN 111 and CMN 112 6-7
Advanced Composition (CHLH 304 fulfills requirement) 3-4
Quantitative Reasoning I & II
From approved campus list (must include a course in statistics from approved campus list) (CHLH 244 and CHLH 421 fulfills requirement)6
Humanities and the Arts
From approved campus list (CHLH 260 fulfills 3 hours of requirement)9
Social and Behavioral Sciences
From approved campus list 9
Natural Sciences and Technology
From approved campus list 9
Cultural Studies 1
One course from Non-Western Cultures approved campus list.3
One course from U.S. Minority Cultures approved campus list3
One course from Western Cultures approved campus list 3
Foreign Language: Completion through the third level of the same language in high school or college
Total Hours51-53
Community Health Program Core Requirements
CHLH 100Contemporary Health3
CHLH 125Orientation KIN & Comm Health1
CHLH 201Public Health Research Methods3
CHLH 210Community Health Organizations2
CHLH 250Health Care Systems3
CHLH 274Introduction to Epidemiology3
CHLH 304Foundations of Health Behavior4
CHLH 410Public Health Practice4
CHLH 421Health Data Analysis3
Kinesiology and Community Health Department Core Requirements
CHLH 101Introduction to Public Health3
KIN 122Physical Activity and Health3
Correlate Areas (see Correlates List Tab)18
Each student completes correlates that are planned with the assigned advisor. These courses are designed to enhance and support career goals.
Electives9-11
Concentration Requirements18
Total Hours128
1

Courses in cultural studies may be completed through other categories where appropriate.

Course List

for the Epidemiology, MPH

CHLH 410Public Health Practice4
CHLH 469Environmental Health3 or 4
CHLH 550Health Policy: United States4
CHLH 568Computer Packages in Health Research2
CHLH 572Principles of Epidemiology4
CHLH 573Biostatistics in Public Health4
CHLH 576Analytical Epidemiology4
CHLH 578Applied Epidemiology4
CHLH 581Professionalism in Public Health (2 semesters)2
CHLH 582Advanced Biostatistics4
CHLH 587MPH Applied Practice Experience4
CHLH 589MPH Integrative Learning Experience2
Electives 2 courses, 3-4 hours each8
Total Hours(minimum required)48

Other Requirements

Required Courses: Required Hours
Minimum 500-level hours Required Overall: 12 (8 within the unit)
Minimum GPA 3.0