College of Health and Human Services

Western Michigan University's College of Health and Human Services was established in 1976 and moved to its new home on WMU's Oakland Drive Campus in 2005.

The college is composed of exceptional, longstanding programs in blindness and low vision studies, nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant, social work, and speech pathology and audiology. Emerging programs include gerontology, health technology, holistic health and others.

News and announcements

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Abstract painter Mark Olson’s work will be on display in the College of Health and Human Services second floor art gallery through Dec. 18, and a reception that is free and open to the public is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery.

Dean Earlie Washington calls for nominations for two awards

New Award: The new Professional Instructor Teaching Excellence Award recognizes the significant contributions of part-time instructors to the learning environment of the WMU College of Health and Human Services. Please review the nomination form and find a list of eligible instructors. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19. WMU faculty, faculty specialists, staff members, students, alumni and community members may nominate. 

The College of Health and Human Services Outstanding Customer Service Award recognizes a college staff member who best represents eight staff service performance goals for customer service. Please review the information and instructions for nominations. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Current faculty, staff and students may nominate.

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A new issue of the College of Health and Human Services Connections e-newsletter is available for reading online.

Faculty, staff and graduate students invited to join fall yoga program
Starting Sept. 10 and through Dec. 10, 2014, Professor Yvonne Unrau will instruct yoga classes as part of the college Take a Break Program. Sessions will be held on a drop-in basis Wednesdays from noon to 12:50 p.m. in room 1021 of the Health and Human Services Building. Please review the flier for more information.

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