• CHHS student with client at WMU Resiliency Center

    High Meaning

    Our graduates are preparing for meaningful work with our families and in our communities.

  • High Satisfaction

    The high touch careers we serve are built on the rewarding foundation of helping people every day.

  • Student with simulated patient

    High Impact

    Our graduates have an unsurpassed impact on individuals, families and communities.

  • Nursing student virtual reality

    High Demand

    In health care and helping professions, our graduates are truly in demand.

Rethink Smart

Smart is helping people, and our graduates are out there helping in a big way, making a difference in their communities every day. At the College of Health and Human Services, we're here to prepare you for a career that is high in demand, high in meaning, high in satisfaction and unsurpassed in impact. So what's your purpose? What's your passion? We can help you find it.

Calls to action

The skills of our graduates and the importance of the professions we serve have been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses and physician assistants are on the front lines. We rely on public health professionals for information to guide our daily activities. Physical therapistsoccupational therapists and speech-language pathologists are necessary to help rehabilitate those recovering from COVID-19.

Everything we do is aimed at helping you succeed. If you want to know how we can help you find an amazing career or participate in incredible research, just ask us.

Check out our programs

Student Services

In-person learning is suspended on Nov. 18. Student services are still available virtually to help you finish your semester strongly.

Advisors are available, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Virtual Walk-in Wednesdays all semester long! 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The College of Health and Human Services has released a Statement on Race and Antiracism. We announce a proactive stance on race and antiracism and propose measurable actions to work against racism in support of all of our students.

READ THE STATEMENT

The CHHS Committee on Diversity and Inclusion meets monthly. Along with staff and faculty representatives from each unit in the college, the committee includes student representatives to ensure that student voices are heard.

More information

News and Events

Child Welfare Series 2021 | Going Beyond Self- Care: Working with Trauma

Date: Jul. 14
Time: 1:00pm

In this course, you will begin to understand how witnessing trauma or experiencing your own trauma will impact you. You will learn the signs of compassion fatigue and burnout for yourself and other workers. You will have an opportunity to explore your own skill set in relation to self- care and will practice at least two activities that can be incorporated into your daily self- care practice. Trainer: Jessica Gladden, Ph.d LMSW. CE offered: 3 SW

Child Welfare Series 2021 | The Pot is Boiling Over. Can you Hear It?

Date: Aug. 6
Time: 10:00am

This training provides an opportunity for child welfare workers, and those that work with children, to identify issues within the process related to white privilege, racism, implicit bias and power which impacts their ability to provide positive outcomes for all involved. CE's Offered: 3 Social Work

2020 Impact Report

2020 Impact Report

Learn what our staff, faculty and students are doing. Read about the ways they are affecting the professions they have chosen. See the ways they are impacting our communities.

SEE THE 2020 IMPACT REPORT

Continuing Education at CHHS

CE at CHHS

 
The College of Health and Human Services offers a variety of virtual and in-person continuing education programs relevant to health care and human service professionals in numerous fields. Discounted rates are often available for WMU students.

Click the links in the calendar to the right for more information.

If you are a CHHS faculty member and are interested in developing CE programs, contact Lisa Brennan at lisa.brennan@wmich.edu.

Child Welfare Series 2021 | Going Beyond Self- Care: Working with Trauma

Date: Jul. 14
Time: 1:00pm

In this course, you will begin to understand how witnessing trauma or experiencing your own trauma will impact you. You will learn the signs of compassion fatigue and burnout for yourself and other workers. You will have an opportunity to explore your own skill set in relation to self- care and will practice at least two activities that can be incorporated into your daily self- care practice. Trainer: Jessica Gladden, Ph.d LMSW. CE offered: 3 SW

Child Welfare Series 2021 | The Pot is Boiling Over. Can you Hear It?

Date: Aug. 6
Time: 9:00am

This training will provide an opportunity for child welfare workers to identify issues within the process related to white privilege, racism, implicit bias and power which impacts their ability to provide positive outcomes for all involved. CE offered: 3 SW, Certificate of Participation

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

Date: Sep. 9
Time: 8:30am

TF-CBT is an evidence-based trauma treatment for children and adolescents. It is attachment-focused, involving caregivers. This training is intended for master or doctoral level mental health clinicians and meets partial requirements for national certification.  CE's Offered: 12 Social Work

Note---At this time, the training is open to selected WMU School of Social Work students and Field Instructors only, any remaining seats will be open to community members. Please check back closer to mid-August for availability or if interested in being placed on a waitlist, contact, Lisa Brennan at Lisa.Brennan@wmich.edu 

This is a Three-Day Conference (September 9-10-11)

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