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The Department of Health Education and Recreation is nationally recognized for its programs in both health education and recreation. We offer Health Education degrees at the Bachelor and PhD levels, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) with emphasis on Health Education, and Bachelors and Masters of Recreation, both of which have three concentrations from which you may choose.

Students enrolled in the SIUC Department of Health Education and Recreation are able to work with faculty members known nationally for their expertise in teaching, research, and professional service. All of our faculty members take great pride in their commitment to working with undergraduate and graduate students. As a student in our program, you will not only work with our faculty in the classroom, but will receive guidance and support from them in internships, field experiences, and job placement. Our department has an extensive network of alums across the country who recognize the professional expertise of our graduates.