Jul 16, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Health and Human Sciences Video

College of Health and Human Sciences

Formerly College of Applied Science and Arts

Office: MacQuarrie Hall 431

Telephone: (408) 924-2900

Email: health-human-sciences@sjsu.edu

Website: www.sjsu.edu/chhs


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. 

College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) Student Success Center

Offices/Telephone: MacQuarrie Hall (MH) 533408-924-2910; Health Building (HB) 105 408-924-8601

Email: CHHSsuccesscenter@sjsu.edu

Website: www.sjsu.edu/chhs-ssc

The College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) Student Success Center 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, health professions advising, CHHS international experience requirement advising, and/or to attend any of our various presentations and workshops.

The CHHS Student Success Center is also home to the Undeclared Pre-Nursing (UPN) Program, which is responsible for advising students in the UPN academic track. To find out more about the program and how to apply please visit us.


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 Applied Research on Human Services (CARHS), and the Center for Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations (CHAMP).


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