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, fashion merchandising and hospitality management)
  • Military science

There are 13 accredited programs in the college and over 700 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 management. 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.