About CHHS - NIU - College of Health & Human Sciences

About the College

College of Health
& Human Sciences

Wirtz Hall 227, DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1891
Fax: (815) 753-6169
chhs@niu.edu

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About the College of Health and Human Sciences

The College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) at Northern Illinois University has dynamic programs focusing on:

  • health (audiology, gerontology, health education, medical laboratory sciences, nursing, nutrition/dietetics, physical therapy, public health, rehabilitation counseling, and speech-language pathology),
  • human sciences (early childhood studies, family and child studies, family and consumer sciences, hospitality administration, and textiles, apparel and merchandising), and
  • military science.

There are eleven accredited programs in the College and over 400 external practicum sites that provide excellent opportunities for students to learn, participate in research, and work in the community.

The College prepares leaders to enhance the life of individuals, families, and communities across the lifespan. Our motivated students work with outstanding faculty who are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service.  Our graduates have excellent opportunities for employment in high demand fields such as health care, human services, apparel merchandising, and hospitality administration. Graduates promote healthy lifestyles and effective communication, assist with health or family problems, teach children from birth through high school, and lead in the military.  Alumni hold leadership positions in their fields as well as in national and international organizations.

We hope you will be a part of CHHS and help to enhance the lives of individuals, families, and communities. For more information about our programs, contact us at chhs@niu.edu.