Chair's Message

Welcome!

Our faculty are motivated to work with you to succeed in academic programs and to prepare you for careers to meet health and human/social services labor demand. Our instructors in the Health Sciences and Rehabilitation programs include leaders in research, professional organizations and professional practice who will guide you in core content, current topics and application to work settings. For us, success is student satisfaction with academic programs, making hard work pay off and achieving goals possible. Your success is still possible when your goals change during your college career.

Whether you want to become qualified to enter the job market or to continue your education with a graduate degree, our programs will help you gain the knowledge and skills development you need. Students join the Health Sciences and Rehabilitation programs at different stages to meet their academic goals. This includes:

  • Freshmen, transfer, post-baccalaurette and graduate students
  • Full-time and part-time enrollment
  • First-time degree-seeking students and working professionals who return to complete a degree
  • On-campus and online course delivery

Students from various backgrounds and professional goals work together in classes, sharing their perspectives based on different experiences. This helps prepare you for the workplace. By learning about, from and with each other, students in different majors can see the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration. We want our graduates to improve quality outcomes for their employers and to contribute to making their employment a good place to work.

Wirtz Hall, the home of the School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions (SIHP), houses a hub of activity and opportunity. Approximately 700 undergraduate and 50 graduate students are actively engaged in a variety of areas within the health and rehabilitation sciences. There are opportunities to connect with other students through our student organizations and faculty mentoring for career guidance. Please browse through our website and learn more about our programs and activities. If you would like any further information, I encourage you to contact us at sihp@niu.edu.

Sincerely, 
Beverly W. Henry, 
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Interim School Chair

Contact Us

School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions
Wirtz Hall 323
815-753-5118
sihp@niu.edu