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College of Health and Human Services

Ronald E. Vogel

Associate Dean
Michael Lacourse

Associate Dean for Research
Gail Farmer

Director of Development
Renee O. Hannan

Administrative Services Manager
Elizabeth Martin

Administrative Operations Manager
Taina Bucci

Facilities Coordinator
Denysia O’Connell

Information Technology Coordinator
Mike Nosow

College Office
Engineering Technology Building (ET), Room 200

Telephone / FAX
(562) 985-4194 / (562) 985-7581


The College of Health and Human Services offers a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Included within the College are eleven diverse departments, four programs, and twelve centers:


Communicative Disorders
Criminal Justice
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Physical Therapy
Professional Studies
Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration
Recreation and Leisure Studies
Social Work


Health Care Administration
Military Science (Army ROTC)
Radiation Therapy


Bureau of Governmental Research and Services
Center for Career Studies
Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training
Center for Disability Studies and Scholarship
Center for Health Care Innovation
Center for Innovative Foodservices Technology
Center for Latino Community Health
Center for Successful Aging
Child and Family Center
Child Welfare Training Center
Joint Studies Institute
Kinesiotherapy Clinic
Movement Science Laboratories
Physical Therapy Assessment Center
Senior University


The College of Health and Human Services, as a professional College, is united by the following purposes:

• The academic and professional preparation of students for careers in their chosen field of specialization;
• The development and maintenance of high standards of academic achievement for students;
• The encouragement of critical thinking through rigorous academic and professional preparation; and
• The conduct of ongoing research, training, and community involvement by faculty and students.
• To achieve these goals, the College seeks to create an environment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that encourages student growth by providing:
– A broad educational experience in the liberal arts;
– Specialized instruction leading to professional development and competence; and
– Integration of academic and professional course work
to develop the whole person.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts:
Communicative Disorders
Family and Consumer Sciences
Social Work
Bachelor of Science:
Criminal Justice
Dietetics and Food Administration
Health Care Administration
Health Science
Occupational Studies
Master of Arts:
Communicative Disorders
Family and Consumer Sciences
Occupational Studies
Master of Science:
Criminal Justice
Emergency Services Administration
Health Care Administration
Health Science
Nursing / Public Health (concurrent degree)
Nursing / Health Care Administration (concurrent degree)
Nutritional Science
Recreation Administration
Master of Physical Therapy
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Health: Community Health Education
Master of Social Work

Certificates Offered

Administration of Campus Recreation and Student Service Programs
Administration of Outdoor Recreation Resources
Administration of Travel and Tourism
Administration of Volunteer Services
Food-Service Systems Administration
Health Care Administration
Leisure Counseling (graduate)
Nurse Practitioner (graduate)
Public Management Analyst (graduate)
Public Sector Employer-Employee Relations and Personnel Management (graduate)
Public Sector Financial Management (graduate)
School Nursing Credential |
Therapeutic Recreation
Transportation Policy and Planning (graduate)
Urban Executive Management (graduate)
Wilderness Studies

Credential Programs

Single subject credential programs are offered in Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science, and Kinesiology/Physical Education. Students who plan to teach these subjects in the secondary schools are strongly advised to consult the Single Subject Advisor as early as possible in their studies, so that they fulfill subject matter preparation requirements while completing an undergraduate major.

Designated subject credential programs in Adult and Vocational Education are offered in Professional Studies.

Services credentials are offered in Communicative Disorders (Clinical Rehabilitative), Nursing (Health Service/School Health), and Social Work (Pupil Personnel – Child Welfare and Attendance).

College Facilities

The College of Health and Human Services is characterized by perhaps the greatest diversity of programs in the University. The eleven departments, four programs, and twelve research centers are housed within twelve buildings on campus. During the period 1992-94, the primary facilities received $21,000,000 worth of renovation, including the addition of new equipment in laboratories. As a result, students now have access to state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and clinics with equipment matching that of business/industry. As a student, for example, you could visit our Communicative Disorders Speech and Hearing Clinic, Nursing Simulation Lab, or Physical Therapy Labs and Clinic. You could participate in a discussion on the importance of recreation in your life and the lives of others in a Recreation and Leisure Studies course; or a discussion of diet and nutritional needs in Family and Consumer Sciences; or a seminar on AIDS awareness in the Health Science Department; or a seminar on improvement of the quality of life for all people in the Social Work Department. You may choose to swim in our Olympic size pool or be tested in the underwater weight tank, while enrolled in a Kinesiology class. The Department of Criminal Justice may walk you through the forensic investigation of a crime. Public Policy and Administration courses will offer you the opportunity to apply new knowledge, skills, and leadership techniques to the solution of public problems; while Professional Studies could provide you with the competencies requisite for successful employment in secondary schools, community colleges, and adult programs.

As the second largest of the University's seven colleges, Health and Human Services is comprised of over two-thirds laboratory facilities which accommodate its many lab-intensive programs. These programs combine theory with exciting practical application in the campus laboratories, as well as many off-campus facilities through field work and internships.

Professional Accreditation

Programs in the College have been accredited by the following state and national accrediting agencies:
 American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, American Dietetic Association, American Physical Therapy Association, American Public Works Association (APWA), American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, California Commission for Teacher Credentialing, California Council on Parks and Recreation, California State Board of Registered Nursing, California Teaching Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Council on Education for Public Health, Council on Social Work Education, National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, National Recreation and Park Association Council on Accreditation, Western Institute of Nursing.
The College maintains active involvement in the following organizations:
Special Interest Clubs
    Archers, Army ROTC Association, Army ROTC Rangers (AROTC), California Nursing Student Association, Child and Family Associated Students (CAFAS, Family and Consumer Sciences), Criminal Justice Student Association, Fitness Club, Foodservice and Hotel Management Association (Family and Consumer Sciences), Health Care Administration Forum, Health Science Graduate Student Association, Kinesiology and Physical Education Majors Club, National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Communicative Disorders), Peer Health Educators, Pershing Rifles (AROTC), Physical Therapy Student Association, Public Administration Student Association (PASA, Public Policy and Administration), Recreation and Leisure Studies Alumni Association (RALSAA), Recreation Society (Recreation and Leisure Studies), Social Dance Club, Consumer Affairs Student Association (Family and Consumer Sciences), Sports Medicine Club (Kinesiology), Student Affiliates of the American Kinesiotherapy Association (Kinesiology), Student Chapter of American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Student Dietetic Association (Family and Consumer Sciences), Student Food Science Society (Family and Consumer Sciences), Students Active in Community Health (Family and Consumer Sciences), Students in Fashion (Family and Consumer Sciences).
Professional and Honors Organizations
    Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice), American College of Healthcare Executives, California Association for Health, Epsilon Pi Tau (Professional Studies), Eta Sigma Delta (Hospitality Foodservice and Hotel Management, Family and Consumer Sciences), Eta Sigma Gamma (Health Science), Kappa Omicron Nu (Family and Consumer Sciences), Omicron Tau Theta (Professional Studies), Phi Epsilon Kappa (Kinesiology), Pi Alpha Alpha (Public Policy and Administration), Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD), Sigma Phi Omega (National Academic and Professional Society in Gerontology), Sigma Theta Tau (Iota Eta Chapter, Nursing).
College and Departmental Organizations
    Asian Pacific Islanders Committee (Social Work), Associated Students of Social Work, California Nursing Student Association, Dunham/Cleveland Commitee (Social Work), College of Health and Human Services Student Council, Gay, Lesbian, Transsexual, Transgender Committee (Social Work), Latino Student Network Committee (Social Work), National Association of Social Work Unit, Social Work Alumni Association.