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

Photo of LaQuandra Nesbitt.Lecture and conference feature collaborations for health equity
On Feb. 11 and 12, 2015, the College of Health and Human Services will examine collaborative methods of advancing health equity with a Bill Burian University-Community Lecture and a conference presented by the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. 

LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, M.D. will present the Burian Lecture, "Successful Strategies for Interdisciplinary Collaboratives to Achieve Health Equity" on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. She will also be the keynote speaker at the conference, "Collaboration for Equity: Building a Community that Supports Health Care for All" on Feb. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Both events will take place at the Health and Human Services Building and are free and open to the public, with free parking available in the adjacent Lot 104. Advanced registration for either or both events is required and can be made online at or by calling (269) 387-2663 by Wednesday, Feb. 4.

ArtworkSunlight and Shadow exhibit evokes calm and contemplation
"Sunlight and Shadow," works in pastel by Kalamazoo artist Melody Allen; reception Wednesday, Feb. 4, 4 to 6 p.m. and on display in the College of Health and Human Services second floor art gallery through March 2.

Photo of Doctor Matthew Johnson.Clinic optometrist honored as fellow
Unified Clinics optometrist Dr. Matthew Johnson has achieved the prestigious fellowship accreditation “FAAO” recognizing him as a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.


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

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