College of Health and Human Services


College Administrative Offices Administrator Office Extension*
Dean of the College Donald P. Zingale HSS 239 3326
Associate Dean (Acting) Ann Hallum HSS 239 3326

College Directory

School/Department/Program Chair/Director Office Extension*
Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Jill Armstrong BH 329 1219
Counseling Eugene Zwillinger BH 316 2005
Gerontology Darlene Yee 28 Fuente 1684
Health Education Mary Beth Love SCI 394 1413
Holistic Health Erik Peper HH 703 1210
Kinesiology Susan Higgins GYM 111 1258
Nursing Shannon E. Perry BH 371 1801
Physical Therapy Graduate Program Marsha Melnick (Acting) GYM 205 2001
Recreation and Leisure Studies Don Taylor GYM 307 2030
Social Work Robert Walker PSY 420 1005

*For calls from off-campus, dial the prefix 338, then the four-digit extension number.

College of Health and Human Services

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

Bachelor of Arts
Family and Consumer Sciences 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
Family and Consumer Sciences 13011

Gerontology 21043

Kinesiology 08351

Master of Physical Therapy 12121
Master of Science
Counseling 08261

Concentration in:
Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling 13051

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; Family and Consumer Sciences; Gerontology; Health Science; Holistic Health; 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 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; 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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