School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions



The School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions (SIHP) is home to programs designed to prepare you for success in health-related careers. You’ll gain the specialized knowledge and develop skills to set you up for rewarding careers in health, human and social services. The SIHP offers the following programs:

This new school focuses on working with you to achieve your goals for success in health and human sciences related careers, graduate school and job placement.

Besides the core content that is fundamental for students in our majors, in these programs you’ll develop important skills highly valued in today’s job market including:

  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Technical skills
  • Collaboration, teamwork and leadership
  • Commitment to serve, advocacy and multicultural sensitivity
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Compassion and patience
  • Attention to detail

Health sciences majors can complete the prerequisite coursework for medical laboratory sciences or nursing, and can progress toward the health sciences degree as an alternative. Rehabilitation and disability services majors prepare for careers working with persons with disabilities, or for admission to a graduate program such as rehabilitation counseling or occupational therapy. There is also an accelerated entry program to the M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling program.

The M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling takes you to the next level, preparing you to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor.

The M.S. in Health Sciences prepares you for leadership roles in health-related fields, as well as readying you for doctoral work.

 

Contact Us

School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions
Wirtz Hall 323
815-753-1891
sihp@niu.edu