Academic programs in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences are Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, and Kinesiology. The community-based program is the Capitol Park Community Center.
The College of Health and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) provides an interdisciplinary approach to community engagement, education, training, research and behavioral healthcare. Building on the mission of the University, CHBS’s mission is to train students to be researchers and health practitioners, who will have the ability to work with diverse populations.
The strategic vision of the college is:
- To excel in delivering state-of-the-art educational programs that serve the global community and are guided by ethical standards.
- To prepare culturally competent, qualified professionals with the appropriate knowledge and skills to serve diverse communities
- To become the College of choice for community engaged partnerships.
- To develop a research and scholarship agenda that integrates theory with practice and engages the local and global community.
The goals of the college are:
- Create interdepartmental collaborations in the newly reconfigured College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
- Obtain and maintain program accreditation and discipline-specific certifications.
- Improve faculty and student scholarship through integration of teaching, research, creative activity and engagement.
- Increase retention and graduation rates within the College.
- Increase the number of online and hybrid offerings within the College.
- Increase the number of Graduate, Certificate and Continuing Education programs within the College.
- Increase the number of students gainfully employed and accepted into graduate and/or professional post baccalaureate programs.
Student Services Center
The Student Services Center’s mission is to mentor and assist sophomores and pre-majors in goal setting and establishing strategies to progress to advanced levels of education in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.