The mission of the College of Health and Human Services is to educate undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in an atmosphere of respect, individuality, and flexibility for best collaborative practices to address current and emerging health and human service needs in a multicultural, interdependent, global environment, and to promote nationally recognized scholarship and community service.
Health and Physical Education: The mission of the Department of Health and Physical Education is to promote personal and community health, fitness, and wellness through dedicated faculty delivering accredited physical education and athletic training programs. These values are taught through individual and team sports activities, professional treatment of athletic injuries, and healthy living behaviors that serve to prevent disease and promote wellbeing and longevity.
Nutrition and Dietetics: The mission of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is to provide dedicated faculty, quality facilities and a diverse environment which support nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service in the areas of nutrition, dietetics, sports nutrition/exercise science, and family/consumer sciences.
Physician Assistant Program: The Physician Assistant Program at Marywood University is committed to exceptional education in a supportive and nurturing environment providing the knowledge necessary to diagnose, treat, educate, and empower patients. This program is committed to preparing the student to deal with the changing health care environment while promoting the PA profession and appreciation for the patient's spirit, mind, and body. The Marywood Physician Assistant Program acknowledges and supports the need for quality health care both regionally and globally and learning to live/practice responsibly in an interdependent world.
School of Social Work and Administrative Studies: The Marywood University School of Social Work and Administrative Studies provides graduate programs in SocialWork (MSW), Public Administration (MPA), Health Services Administration (MHSA), and Gerontology (MS in Gerontology). Dual degree programs are available with the MSW and each of the other degrees, as well as the MSW and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (MAPC), both in cooperation with the Moravian Theological Seminary. The School is an engaging participant in the community, fostering mutually helpful partnerships with community agencies that identify talented prospective students, facilitate successful practice experiences for current students, and provide professional opportunities for graduating students, while fulfilling client/community needs.