Community Health Undergraduate Advising

Advisors in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health are available to assist students with schedules, course selection, tutoring, special programs, and career information. Advisors are available by appointment for telephone or personal conferences and by e-mail.
For information on the ICT process into Kinesiology or Community Health, including the link to the application, please visit
The program of study in Community Health is in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. The Community Health program addresses a variety of health-related issues including management, policy, education, rehabilitation and disability. Required courses include Contemporary Health, Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health Practice. All students will also complete a part-time field-based internship experience. Students pursue a range of careers including Occupational Therapist, Nursing and Health Care Consulting. Students complete a concentration in one of three areas: Health Education, Health Planning and Administration, or Rehabilitation and Disability Studies.
Welcome to the Community Health advising page. This major can lead to many exciting jobs in the “Health” field. We will be glad to work with you and assist you with resources, dates & deadlines, and your educational and career plans. If you are a student with the last name starting with A-K, Carol Firkins will be your advisor. Chris Cosat is the advisor for students L-Z. Between the two advisors we have many years of experience and many resources to assist you. We are here to help you from the time you enter the University of Illinois until you are set in a career path after graduation.
Our offices are in Huff Hall. Carol can be reached at and Chris at If you need to call us, the Community Health office phone number is 217-333-2307.
The advisors will post their walk-in hours online and on their doors each week (Carol: 126 Huff and Chris: 125 Huff). The signup sheet for 30 minute appointments is in Suite 2021, Khan Annex-Huff Hall. Due to the volume of calls we receive, you must come in to the main office to schedule an appointment. Each student who is a major in Community Health must schedule a pre-registration appointment each semester. An email reminder will be sent out around the 8th week of the semester, although you may schedule an appointment after the 10th day of classes. This is highly recommended so you can have your questions answered before your registration date.
Once again, it is mandatory for all Community Health students to meet with their assigned advisor once a semester. You will need to go to Suite 2021 Khan Annex-Huff Hall to sign up for an appointment. If you are not a Community Health student, we will be offering four ICT meetings during each term. Please see the home page for those dates and times.
Community Health is a great degree for students who aspire to work in any aspect of health. Our graduates find employment and careers in health education, health planning and administration and rehabilitation studies. A large percentage of our graduates continue their education through graduate school and/or pre-professional health programs. Each student will have the opportunity to complete an internship to apply concepts and knowledge from the classroom environment to real world experiences.

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Weekly Advising Office Hours

We try to have a variety of walk-in and appointment times each week to ensure we get all the questions answered. Walk-ins and appointment times will be listed on the doors of 125 and 126 Huff Hall. You will also be able to go into Suite 2021, Khan Annex-Huff Hall between 8:30-5:00 to schedule an appointment.

Week of August 24-28, 2015

Week of August 30-September 4, 2015

We look forward to working with each of you! For your convenience, we have two computers in 126 Huff Hall so you can check your email between classes.

For a List of Community Health Courses Click Here

Common Registration Errors

Community Health Curriculum Sheet

Community Health Educational Plan

Community Health Correlates

Blank Class Schedule Sheet to use to map out classes from 8a-6p Monday-Friday

Fall 2015 Academic Deadlines