School of Health Sciences Director

Southern Illinois University




Scott Collins

Thank you for expressing an interest in one of the programs within the School of Health Sciences. The School offers undergraduate programs in Communication Disorders and SciencesDental HygieneHealth Care ManagementMortuary Science and Funeral Service, NursingPhysical Therapist AssistantRadiologic Sciences, and Rehabilitation Services. Graduate Programs are offered in Communication Disorders and Sciences, Counseling and RehabilitationMedical DosimetryRadiologic Sciences, Master of Health Administration, and Master of Health Informatics. Doctoral programs are offered in Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, and Physical TherapyOccupations in these fields are listed for growth (18%-45%) through 2022, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

In addition to the traditional classroom delivery method, our school is very active in offering courses via distance education. All the program core courses in Health Care Management, Mortuary Science and Funeral Service, the Management/Education Specializations within Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Sciences, and Medical Dosimetry are offered through various distance education formats. This allows individuals from almost any location to participate in our programs. 

Graduates have expressed a high level of satisfaction with the education they received from programs within the School of Health Sciences. These same individuals have experienced excellent pass rates on their national exams along with many employment opportunities. 

Enrollment in many of our programs is limited to a set number of students due to internship/clinical work requirements. Therefore, it is very important for you to contact our school early to ensure all application deadlines are met. Feel free to call us at 618-453-7211 or stop by the School of Health Sciences’ office located in Room C0018 within the College of Health and Human Sciences building to speak with an academic advisor or program representative. 

I wish you the very best as you pursue higher education.


Scott Collins, Ph.D.
School of Health Sciences