Formerly College of Applied Science and Arts
Office: MacQuarrie Hall 431
Telephone: (408) 924-2900
Audrey Shillington, Dean
Matthew Masucci, Associate Dean
Laurie Drabble, Associate Dean of Research
The College of Health and Human Sciences provides both liberal and well-defined professional education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Course work prepares students to be competent and transformative professionals in a technologically complex and culturally diverse society. The college’s courses and programs provide students with a theoretical base that is developed and tested through: (1) research; (2) knowledge that can be applied in diverse systems; (3) processes that incorporate human understanding, social justice and cooperation, and (4) supervised practice through internships, field work and/or preceptorships in a variety of career-related settings. Graduates become leaders and establish professional careers as administrators, educators, practitioners, information specialists and applied researchers in a variety of settings. These settings include both private and public agencies, government institutions at all levels, community and health care organizations and educational institutions. The College of Health and Human Sciences values and respects diversity, inclusion, civility and individual uniqueness; we recognize the strength these factors bring to our community and learning environment. All of our interactions should reflect trust, caring and mutual respect. We value education and intellectual curiosity above all. The academic freedom of faculty and students is vital to our role of promoting life-long learning through intellectual inquiry, scholarship and the pursuit of knowledge. An overarching goal is that faculty and our academic programs will be recognized for outstanding research, teaching and service across disciplinary and geographic boundaries. A list of programs and courses can be found on each department page in the catalog.
Student Success Center (CHHS SSC)
Offices/Telephone: MacQuarrie Hall (MH) 533 / 408-924-2910; Health Building (HB) 105 / 408-924-8601
The Student Success Center in the College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) provides advising for undergraduate students majoring or wanting to major in programs offered in CHHS Departments and Schools. Students are invited to stop by or call the Center for help with applying into a CHHS major, general education advising, academic policy related questions, peer mentoring, free peer tutoring services, health professions advising, CHHS international experience requirement advising, and/or to attend any of our various presentations and workshops.
The departments/schools within the College offer internships that involve advanced practical experience, fieldwork or clinical experience in a professional work setting under direct supervision of qualified professionals. Interns would be assigned various duties and experiences related to their particular areas of specialization. Internships may include seminars, practica or preceptorships to further develop beginning and advanced level practice skills.
International Experience Requirement
The goal of the international experience requirement is to introduce students to international and intercultural perspectives different from their own in order to prepare them to live and work in an increasingly globalized world. A number of different types of international experiences, ranging in length from 9 days to one year, can meet this requirement. Most international experience courses also allow students to earn credit towards the degree. Scholarships and Financial Aid are available to defray the costs of international travel. See International Experience for more information.
Teaching Credential Programs
The Department of Kinesiology , in collaboration with the Connie L. Lurie College of Education , provides two single subject professional programs designed for individuals who are interested in teaching physical education or adapted physical education in grades K-12. The California School Nurse Credential prepares Registered Nurses at the Master’s and Post Master’s level to provide and manage health services and programs in the school setting.
Organized Research Units and Unique Programs
The programs of the College of Health and Human Sciences are further enriched by educational, research, global partnerships, as well as cultural and training opportunities provided by the following specialized research units and unique programs: Institute of Nursing Research and Practice, Center for International Sport and Human Performance, Research Institute for Foster Youth Initiatives (RIFYI), Timpany Center, The Center for Research on Effective Services (CRES), and the Center for Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations (CHAMP).
CoursesHealth & Human Sciences