We prepare students to be agents of change in some of the world's fastest growing and largest industries.
A college education leads to so much more than a piece of paper. With your degree, you’ll choose an interesting path, build an exciting and satisfying career, and make a better world. In the College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS), we are committed to your success as both a student and a professional. We help you get the most out of your undergraduate experience.
Hands-on learning opportunities
Through service learning courses, study abroad opportunities, internships, volunteer experiences, and research assistantships, AHS students apply classroom learning to real-world problems. They have planned events for nonprofit groups, administered health care in developing nations, and designed resources and activities for park districts, nursing homes, and early learning centers. The critical thinking and leadership skills they gain are highly valued by employers and provide a solid foundation for graduate study.
Internationally renowned faculty
AHS faculty have earned the highest recognition in their fields and conduct leading-edge research in collaboration with campus, national, and world scholars. By bringing their research into the classroom, students always receive the most current thinking.
Student success increases when they build authentic relationships with people who know their interests and aspirations. Because AHS has invested in a professional advising staff, students are able to design the best program to meet their goals with the help of the same advisor throughout their undergraduate careers. Through this unique approach, AHS has attained the highest retention and graduation rates of any college on campus.
An engaged student body
Whether you are interested in a career in health administration, tourism, or speech-language pathology, AHS has a registered student organization that will help you network with professionals in your field, connect with your classmates, engage in community outreach, and socialize. Students may also join AHS Council, a leadership group that is instrumental to the success of special events in the college. Take advantage of opportunities for involvement, and you’ll add breadth and depth to your studies, enrich your overall college experience, and make lifelong friends.
Will you be our next success story?
We’ve offered a world-class education since 1867, and graduated entrepreneurs and inventors... astronauts...international leaders in government, industry, health care, the arts, sports, and technology...
Renowned for the breadth and academic excellence of its programs and outstanding faculty, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is #1 among Illinois’ state campuses. Here, you’ll find the best of all possible worlds: courses that challenge and inspire you; an enyou’ll find courses that challenge you, an engaged student body representing all 50 states and more than 100 countries, and a community that offers wide-ranging sports, arts, and outdoor activities and events.
Pursue your passion or learn something new through more than 1,000 registered student organizations. Avoid the “freshman 15” in our state-of-the-art recreational facilities. Residence halls and living-learning communities are hubs of student activity, and our Greek system is the largest in the country.
Our graduates are sought after by top employers. Last year, 70 of America’s Fortune 100 companies, including eight of the top 10, recruited on campus. Our alumni include financial expert Suze Orman, actor Nick Offerman, director Ang Lee, PayPal founder Max Levchin, and Harlem Globetrotters chairman and former owner Mannie Jackson.
In the College of Applied Health Sciences, we want you to succeed
That’s why we offer a variety of opportunities and support services to guarantee that you reach your highest potential. They include:
The James Scholar Program
The James Scholar Program enables our highest academically achieving undergraduates to build closer relationships with faculty through honors projects.
The Mannie L. Jackson Illinois Academic Enrichment and Leadership Program (I-LEAP)
The I-LEAP program fosters a sense of belonging, engagement, and empowerment among first-generation and underrepresented students through one-on-one counseling, mentorship, tutoring, workshops, academic skills development, and leadership training.
The Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)
The academic and non-academic services offered by DRES ensure that students with disabilities have the same opportunities on campus as students without disabilities.