College of Health and Human Services


College Administrative Offices Office Telephone
Dean of the College Donald P. Zingale HSS 239 338-3326
Associate Dean Ann Hallum HSS 236 338-3533
College Directory
School/Department/Program Chair/Director Office Telephone
Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Nancy Rabolt BH 329 338-1219
Counseling Terry Gutkin BH 524 338-2005
Gerontology Brian deVries HSS 242 338-1684
Health Education Mary Beth Love SCI 394 338-1413
Kinesiology Susan Higgins GYM 201 338-2244
Nursing Beatrice Yorker BH 371 338-1802
Physical Therapy Graduate Program Marsha Melnick GYM 205 338-2001
Recreation and Leisure Studies Ginny Jaquith GYM 307 338-2030
Social Work Eileen Levy PSY 404 338-1003

College of Health and Human Services

The College of Health and Human Services offers undergraduate degrees1 in the following disciplines:

Bachelor of Arts

Family and Consumer Sciences 13011

Concentrations in:
Clothing and Textiles 13011
Interior Design and Housing 02031

Recreation 21031

Social Work 21041

Bachelor of Science

Dietetics 13061

Health Education 12011

Hospitality Management 05081

Concentrations in:
Commercial Recreation and Resort Management
Restaurant and Institutional Foodservice Management

Nursing 12031

Kinesiology 08351

Concentrations in:
Exercise Science and Fitness
Human Movement Studies
Physical Education

The College of Health and Human Services offers the following graduate degrees:1

Master of Arts

Family and Consumer Sciences 13011

Gerontology 21043

Kinesiology 08351

Concentrations in:
Exercise Science
Movement Science
Sports Science

Master of Public Health 12141

Master of Science

Counseling 08261

Concentration in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling 13051

Nursing 12031

Physical Therapy 12121

Recreation 21031

Rehabilitation Counseling 12221

Master of Social Work 21041

Doctor of Physical Therapy Science 12121

The College of Health and Human Services was established in the Fall of 1994. It is organized into the following administrative areas: Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics, Counseling, Gerontology, Health Education, Kinesiology, Nursing, Graduate program in Physical Therapy, Recreation and Leisure Studies, and Social Work. The B.S. in Hospitality Management is an interdisciplinary degree program offered in conjunction with the College of Business.

The primary mission of the college is to educate individuals to serve the present and future needs of society in the professional fields associated with health, human, and community services. The college promotes increased awareness among individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities of their roles as active agents in shaping personal action, public policy, and community life to enhance individual and collective well-being. The curriculum promotes greater understanding of the complex, interacting, physical, psychological, social, economic, political, and environmental factors which affect the performance and optimal functioning of individuals, families, and communities throughout the life span.

In addition to its undergraduate and graduate degree offerings, the college also offers a number of minor and certificate programs. Available minors include: Athletic Coaching; Counseling; Family and Consumer Sciences; Gerontology; Health Science; Holistic Health; Recreation; and Women's Health Issues. Athletic Coaching is also offered as an undergraduate certificate program. Holistic Health is offered as a certificate through Extended Learning and a certificate in Youth and Human Services Non-profit Agency Administration is offered by the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies.

A graduate certificate program is offered in Dietetics, with a focus on older adults. Nursing offers a graduate certificate as a family nurse practitioner.

The graduate program in Physical Therapy offers a joint M.S. and Doctor of Physical Therapy Science degree with the University of California, San Francisco. Undergraduate students interested in physical therapy may take a supporting major in one of the concentrations under the B.S. in Kinesiology or a major in biological sciences.

Curricula in the college meet high academic standards. All of the programs subject to national accreditation are accredited: Counseling by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs; Dietetics by The American Dietetic Association; Family and Consumer Sciences by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences; Nursing by the National League for Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; Physical Therapy by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education; Recreation by the National Recreation and Park Association; Rehabilitation Counseling by the Council on Rehabilitation Education; and Social Work by the Council on Social Work Education. Nursing is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The Gerontology program meets the guidelines of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).


1The numbers following the degrees are used by this university to identify the programs indicated. These numbers must be used on the application for admission, registration forms, application for graduation, etc.



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