About the College

Founded in 2012, the College of Health Professions cultivates an interprofessional approach to training future healthcare 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. The College offers 9 bachelor program areas, 8 master’s program areas, and 2 doctoral program areas in addition to several non-degree (e.g., certificate) options in areas such as addiction services, child welfare education, the resilient child, and american sign language.

Mission Statement

The College improves life for individuals, families and communities by providing health and wellness education with appropriate interventions and solutions that are interprofessional, innovative and influential. 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.

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