Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, BS & Epidemiology, MPH

for the degrees of Bachelor of Science Major in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences 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/


Programs in Community Health and Kinesiology


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

minor: Kinesiology

minor: Disability Studies

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 & Epidemiology, MPH


Graduate Programs:

degree: Kinesiology, MS

degree: Kinesiology, PhD

degree: Community Health, MS

degree: Rehabilitation, MS

degree: Public Health, MPH

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

joint degree: Kinesiology, BS and Public Health, MPH


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


for the Interdisciplinary Health Science, BS

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education36-39
Health Major Requirements42
Concentration Requirements22-23
Free Electives24-28
Total Hours128

The curriculum requires certain existing courses from the approved lists be taken as noted below. The prescribed courses prepare the student for upper division study and may be used to satisfy General Education Requirements provided they are on the appropriate General Education List.

General Education Requirements

Communication Arts
Composition I3-6
Advanced Composition3
Quantitative Reasoning I & II
From approved campus list 6
Humanities and the Arts
From approved campus list 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
From approved campus list 6
Natural Sciences and Technology
From approved campus list 6
Cultural Studies 1
From Western cultures approved campus list 3
From non-Western cultures approved campus list3
From U.S. minority cultures approved campus list3
Total Hours39-42
Health Major Requirements
CHLH 101Introduction to Public Health3
CHLH 274Introduction to Epidemiology3
CHLH 456Organization of Health Care2-4
KIN 122Physical Activity and Health3
RST 100Recreation, Sport, and Tourism in Modern Society3
SHS 170Intro Hum Comm Sys & Disorders3
FSHN 120Contemporary Nutrition3
PSYC 100Intro Psych4
STAT 100Statistics3
REHB 330Disability in American Society3
IHLT 101Introduction to i-Health1
IHLT 102Survey of Interdisc Health1
IHLT 375Interdis Collab in Health Serv4
IHLT 474Pre-Field Experience in Health1
IHLT 475Field Experience in i-Health4
Total Hours42
Free Electives 
Free Electives24-28
Total Hours24-28

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