Health Education

McKinley Health Education supports and encourages balanced and healthful lifestyles for the diverse University of Illinois student population. McKinley's Health Educators specialize in the following areas of wellness: 


Multi-Cultural Health


Sexual Health

Nicotine Cessation

Stress Management

Social Issues



Outreach and programming

In order to meet students where they are, the Health Education Unit provides a variety of programs to ensure all students are receiving necessary health information. Outreach and programming efforts aim to comprehensive and holistic addressing the eight dimensions of wellness


Online Relaxation Exercises


Health Observances 

Educational Handouts

Guest Lectures                 



Individual appointments

The Health Education Unit provides one-on-one appointments for students to discuss stress management, nutrition, fitness, and sexual health with a health educator. Students can make appointments with each respective health educator without a referral and as often as they need support. Students can make an appointment to see McKinley’s Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist up to four times a semester with a referral from a McKinley Provider. 

Students can schedule one-on-one appointments by calling McKinley Health Education at 217-333-2700.