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College of Health and Human Services

College Administrative Offices Office Extension*

Dean of the College Donald P. Zingale HSS 239 3326 Associate Dean (Interim) Amy Hittner HSS 239 3327

College Directory

School/Department/Program Chair/Director Office Extension*

Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Billie Lou Sands BH 120 1219 Counseling Eugene Zwillinger BH 524 2005 Gerontology Darlene Yee 20 Tapia 1684 Health Education Mary Beth Love SCI 393 1413 Holistic Health George Araki HH 703 1210 Kinesiology Susan Higgins GYM 111 1258 Nursing Shannon E. Perry SCI 276 1801 Physical Therapy Graduate Program Ann Hallum GYM 205 2001 Recreation and Leisure Studies Don Taylor GYM 307 2030 Social Work Juliette Silva PSY 420 1005
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College of Health and Human Services


The College of Health and Human Services offers undergraduate degrees 1 in the following disciplines:

Bachelor of Arts

Home Economics 13011
Concentrations in:
Clothing and Textiles 13011
Interior Design and Housing 02031
Kinesiology 08351
Recreation 21031
Social Work 21041

Bachelor of Science

Dietetics 13061
Health Science 12011
Hospitality Management 05081
Concentrations in:
Commercial Recreation and Resort Management
Restaurant and Institional 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

Gerontology 21043
Home Economics 13011
Kinesiology 08351

Master of Physical Therapy 12121

Master of Science

Counseling 08261
Concentration in:
Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling 08261
Health Science 12011
Nursing 12031
Recreation 21031
Rehabilitation Counseling 12221

Master of Social Work 21041

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, Holistic Health, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy Graduate Program, Recreation and Leisure Studies, and Social Work.

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. In addition, it 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; Gerontology; Health Science; Holistic Health; Home Economics; Positive Health, Fitness, and Leisure; Recreation; and Women's Health Issues. Athletic Coaching is also offered as an undergraduate certificate program and Holistic Health is offered as a certificate through Extended Learning; and 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 Master of Physical Therapy program is a joint master's degree offered 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. The B.S. in Hospitality Management is an interdisciplinary degree program offered in conjunction with the College of Business.

Curricula in the new 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; Home Economics by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences; Nursing by the National League for Nursing; 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).



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