College of Health and Human Services: Dean's Message & Mission

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Message from the Dean

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the College of Health and Human Services, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website.  The College offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in Communication Sciences and DisordersNutrition, Athletic Training and Exercise Science; NursingPhysician Assistant StudiesPsychology and Counseling; and Social Work.  Additionally, we house a state-of-the-art Human Physiology Laboratory.

Our faculty are committed educators and researchers who will go the extra mile to help you attain your educational goals such that you will be prepared for the future you envision. In the College of Health and Human Services, learning takes place within as well as outside of the classroom. Students are encouraged to participate in service-learning trips, study abroad, become involved in athletics, attend or participate in the various cultural events on campus, as well as to collaborate with faculty on research projects that are bounded only by your interest and imagination. 

I invite you to peruse our website and become familiar with the many quality programs we offer.  Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like additional information.

Lori E. Swanchak

Mission of the College

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 in 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.