College of Health and Human Sciences

Office in L.L. Gibbons Building, Room 217
(970) 491-6331

Professor Lise Youngblade, Dean
Professor Audrey Shillington, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor Matthew Hickey, Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Minors

Interdisciplinary Minors

Undergraduate Certificates

For a complete list of departmental program offerings (including certificates), see individual department catalog pages.

Graduate Programs

For detailed information about graduate programs, contact individual departments. See also the Graduate and Professional Bulletin.

College Programs

The College of Health and Human Sciences comprises six academic departments and two schools. It is a human-centered place, with a focus on educating students for people-oriented professions and on applying creative, interdisciplinary research to solve social problems. Each of its units offers professional education for careers and for lifelong learning, through a solid grounding in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities as well as courses specific to each field of study. The College currently includes the Departments of Construction Management; Design and Merchandising; Food Science and Human Nutrition; Health and Exercise Science; Human Development and Family Studies; and Occupational Therapy; and the Schools of Education and Social Work.

Learning within the College takes place in a variety of settings on and off campus, forging strong links between the classroom and the workplace. All of the College’s programs combine classroom instruction with hands-on experience in state-of-the-art computer laboratories, research laboratories, or specialized centers and institutes that emphasize the practical application of new knowledge.

Faculty in the College of Health and Human Sciences maintain valued and useful relationships with a broad range of constituents, enhancing College visibility within the larger community, fulfilling CSU's land-grant mission. These vital connections also provide students with excellent opportunities for working internships in their fields. For all its students, the College places a strong emphasis on experiential learning and leadership opportunities that allow students to test new skills in real-world settings. Numerous scholarships are available through the College of Health and Human Sciences each spring semester.