About the College

Founded in 2012, the College of Health and Human Sciences cultivates an interprofessional approach to training future health care professionals. In addition to recovery from illness, the College fosters a biopsychosocial perspective of human growth and development using a holistic wellness perspective. The College houses seven different schools focusing on a broad range of health-related professions, such as physical health, lifestyle development, and social and psychological well being. 

CHHS Alumni Advisory Council

The College of Health and Human Sciences proudly introduces its inaugural CHHS Alumni Advisory Council. Read more.

We are hiring:

Student assistants in the Office of the Dean: Applications available here. Please send completed applications to Mrs. Peggy Walchalk

Members of the Dean's Team: Applications available here. Contact Annie Hanson with questions. 

Mission Statement

The College is committed to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities by providing health, wellness and human services education with appropriate interventions and solutions that are interprofessional, innovative and influential. The College infuses diversity, equity and inclusion into administration, education and training within College, School, and Program structures. Thus, the College prepares students to advance human well-being and to thrive in a rapidly evolving global environment.

Vision Statement

With a focus on promoting well-being of individuals, families and communities and fostering student success, the College will exemplify excellence in health and wellness education, research, service and leadership.

Statement on Diversity

The College is committed to improving the human condition.To do so the College values diversity in all forms, including but not limited to national origin, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status; and seeks to recruit, retain and graduate a diverse student population. The College focus on diversity demands an environment where respect for others supports meaningful dialogue across broad, interprofessional issues rooted in academic inquiry, research and discovery.Our graduates are prepared to address the needs of an evolving health care system and value inclusion and the opportunity to serve health needs and promote wellness opportunities to an increasingly diverse community.

Statement of Interprofessional Education

The College is committed to promoting interprofessional education (IPE) in order to enhance interprofessional healthcare. Because the healthcare landscape is rapidly evolving and health-related challenges are becoming more complex, College faculty and administration strive to cultivate well-rounded graduates who possess the knowledge and skills useful in working with a wide range of other healthcare professionals. In addition, IPE encourages a holistic perspective of health and human development. Through the Akron-Region Interprofessional Area Health Education Center, College IPE simulations, and IPE-focused training students are introduced to an interprofessional worldview.

College of Health and Human Sciences Bylaws

See the faculty approved bylaws from Spring 2023 here.

College Policy on Student Drug and Alcohol Use

The College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) is dedicated to the safety and wellness of all students and the protection of those they serve. Therefore, the following drug and alcohol policy will be enforced for all CHHS students.

Unauthorized consumption, distribution, possession, use, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited on campus, during remote/distance-learning activities, and during a student or trainee role off-campus for CHHS students and may result in discipline, including the inability to complete a program of study. Additionally, all students must understand and follow all program and school-related policies (e.g., student handbook procedures, web-based guidelines, etc) and non-university organizational policies while training off-campus.

Students alleged to have violated this policy will be referred to the Department of Student Conduct and Community Standards for discipline as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct. Students found responsible for a violation of this policy may be issued sanctions including but are not limited to, attendance at workshops, educational sanctions, disciplinary probation, suspension, dismissal, and other consequences appropriate to the violation.

For more information about the Code of Student Conduct, see University Rules 3359-41-01