Mission

The mission of the Department of Health Studies at Chicago State University is to provide community/public health and pre-physical therapy education to a culturally diverse, non-traditional and traditional student body. Our academic programs promote interdisciplinary educational experiences in the classroom setting and service learning experiences in the community where students apply their critical thinking skills.

Vision

The Department of Health Studies at Chicago State University seeks national and international recognition as a leader in teaching, research and service. We motivate our students to become lifelong learners and to seek professional/graduate studies in physical therapy and to contribute to public health delivery by addressing health disparities locally and beyond.