Public Health Undergraduate Minor

for the Undergraduate Minor in Public Health


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

Department Faculty:  Kinesiology & Community Health Faculty


College Catalog Page: Applied Health Sciences

College Website: http://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

minor: Health Administration

minor: Public Health

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

joint degree: Kinesiology, BS and Public Health, MPH


Graduate Programs:

degree: Kinesiology, MS

degree: Kinesiology, PhD

degree: Community Health, MS

degree: Community Health, PhD

degree: Rehabilitation, MS

degree: Public Health, MPH

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

joint degree: Kinesiology, BS and Public Health, MPH


The Public Health Minor is directed toward undergraduate students across campus, and within the College of Applied Health Sciences, who seek an introduction to the field and its disciplines, and for those who anticipate knowledge in public health will help them succeed in their careers. Pandemics, such as COVID-19, and other health concerns, have underscored the importance of public health to the successful functioning of society.

The Public Health Minor provides students an introduction to the public health field. Coursework offers students exposure to the concepts, core functions, and applications of public health in a variety of specializations including health promotion and education, epidemiology, and environmental health. Students must complete 13 hours of foundational/required courses and 6 hours of approved electives. Students can complete the program in-person, online, or using a combination of the two. More information about the Public Health Minor and how to apply can be found here.

for the Undergraduate Minor in Public Health


The requirements for the Minor in Public Health include four required courses that will provide students with foundational knowledge. In addition, students will be exposed to the concepts, core functions, and applications of public health in a variety of the specific disciplines including health promotion and education, epidemiology, and environmental health. The requirements represent 13 credit hours of coursework, 7 of which are offered at an advanced level. In addition, students will complete 6 hours from a list of elective courses. This will allow students the opportunity to develop expertise in a specific area of interest.

Required courses:
CHLH 101Introduction to Public Health3
CHLH 274Introduction to Epidemiology3
CHLH 410Public Health Practice4
CHLH 469Environmental Health3
Electiveschoose at least 6 hours from:6
CHLH 100Contemporary Health3
CHLH 210Community Health Organizations2
CHLH 250Health Care Systems3
CHLH 304Foundations of Health Behavior4
CHLH 330Disability in American Society3
CHLH 415International Health3
CHLH 421Health Data Analysis3
CHLH 441Health Behavior and Technology3
CHLH 455Health Services Financing3
CHLH 457Health Planning3
CHLH 458Health Administration3
IHLT 232Health Disparities in the U.S.3
IHLT 240Aging and Health Policy3
Total Hours19