College of Health and Human Services

College Administrative Offices Office Extension*
Dean of the College Donald P. Zingale HSS 239 3326
Associate Dean Ann Hallum HSS 239 3326
College Directory
School/Department/Program Chair/Director Office Extension*
Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Nancy Rabolt BH 329 1219
Counseling Wanda Lee BH 316 2005
Gerontology Anabel Pelham HSS 242 1684
Health Education Mary Beth Love SCI 394 1413
Kinesiology Susan Higgins GYM 201 1258
Nursing Karen Johnson-Brennan, Interim Director BH 371 1801
Physical Therapy Graduate Program Marsha Melnick GYM 205 2001
Recreation and Leisure Studies Don Taylor GYM 307 2030
Social Work Marvin Feit PSY 420 1005

*For on-campus calls, dial 8 and then the extension. 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 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 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
  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
Health Science 12011
Nursing 12031
Physical Therapy 12121
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, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy Graduate Program, 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. 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.

A graduate certificate program is offered in Dietetics, with a focus on older adults, and Nursing offers a graduate certificate as a family nurse practitioner. The graduate program in physical therapy is a joint M.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.

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).

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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