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Changing Lives

The College of Health & Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) works together to better the quality of life through health services, psychology and social work.

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<p>Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha, a University alumnus, speaks to a group of DSU social work students outside of his office at Legislative Hall.</p>
DSU Social Work Students Visit Leg Hall

Social Work majors visit Leg Hall

<p>(L-r) Jared Jeffrey, biological sciences major, Dr. Omar Khan of Christiana Care, Dr. Marsha Horton, Dean of the College of Health &amp; Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Jacqueline Washington, Associate Dean of the same college, pose for a photo after the recent inaugural meeting of the University&#039;s Minority Association of Pre-medical Students</p>
Medical School Aspiration Support by new MAPS

An improved DSU path for med. school established

<p>(L-r) Dr. Marsha Horton, dean of the College of Health &amp; Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Gwen Scott-Jones, chair of the Dept. of Psychology, keynote speaker Aminifu R. Harvey, and Del. First Lady Tracey Carney, pose during a Feb. 14 conference entitled &quot;Shifting from Trauma Informed Care to an African Healing Centered Approach.&quot;</p>
Trauma Treatment Conference at DSU -- Photos

Trauma Treatment Conference in MLK Student Ctr.

<p>A kinesiology student does movements while electrodes measure electrical activity in her ankle muscles. This predictive injury analysis was part of a Feb. 5 demonstration presented (background l-r) by Dr. Chris Mason and Dr. Von Homer to Gov. John Carney, University President Wilma Mishoe and Dr. Marsha Horton, dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.</p>
Kinesiology Research Yields Predictive Injury Capability

Kinesiology innovation predicts ankle injury risk


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Departments & Majors

The College of Health & Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) is home to four academic departments offering five bachelor’s and a master’s degree program. Students are prepared as capable and productive leaders within the disciplines of social work, psychology and health-related professions.

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Research & Capabilities

CHBS research involves projects that address issues in professional fields relating to social work, psychology and health-related sciences.

Community Health Initiatives

Community Health Initiatives

These programs target behaviors including physical activity, smoking and nutrition through a community-based approach to positive health change.

Social Demography

Social Demography

Social science researchers at Delaware State University are employing social demographic data and methods to describe, explain and predict social phenomena and the effects of social and cultural forces on population distribution.

Social Work and Our Community

These programs take a new approach to social topics such as family, community, culture and financial health.