The College of Health and Human Services offers undergraduate in athletic training, health science, medical lab science, nursing, and social work as well as minors in health science, youth services, gerontology and athletic coaching and graduate degrees in health administration and leadership, occupational therapy, and nursing (nurse administrator, nurse educator or clinical nurse leader), and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (for Family Nurse Practitioners). Each of these programs combines theoretical courses with practice experiences to prepare students for professional positions in health and human services.
All programs strive to meet national standards of excellence, and maintain accreditation in their related discipline. The newest program, Medical Laboratory Science, was developed to transform the former Medical Technology degree into one that meets national CLS standards required for accreditation. Accredited program and the related accrediting organizations are:
The College of Health and Human Services will provide academic and professional programs at the highest level of quality and service and achieve recognition for its programs. The graduates will distinguish themselves through service and leadership in health-related areas for a diverse society. Through exemplary teaching, research and community partnerships, the College will engage with the greater community to be the premier health and human service resource for this region.
The College of Health and Human Services creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development related to health and human services through academic and professional programs. The College fosters an environment of inquiry and use of best evidence while respecting the diversity of the students, clients, and communities it serves. The College prepares graduates for a variety of professional roles to contribute to the advancement of health and welfare in a pluralistic society. The College serves as an intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge related to health and human services.
The programs of the College of Health and Human Services will provide undergraduate and graduate education, as well as continuing education, that prepares professionals for practice in 21st-century health and human services systems.
Graduates of the College of Health and Human Services will meet the professional and legal regulatory standards necessary to be eligible to practice and pursue graduate education consistent with their discipline and level of educational preparation.