• 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.

  • High demand

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

  • Student with simulated patient

    High Impact

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

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 and social workers 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.

Programs and Schools

Student Services

A wide array of student services are virtually available to help you prepare for a successful fall.

Advisors are available, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Make your appointment today! 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Conference Replays

Replays of our 2022 DEI Conference and the 2022 Burian Lecture, both featuring Dr. Deirdre Cooper-Owens, are now available on the DEI website.

View the replays

  • DEI Suggestion Box

    If you have an idea or suggestion for a change we could make in the college to make it more welcoming, accessible or responsive, please use our anonymous suggestion form.

About Us Links

News and Events

U.S. Labor Day

Date: Sep. 5
Time: All day

No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Healthcare, Life and Physical Science Job Fair

Date: Nov. 9
Time: noon
Location: Wood Hall

This specialty job fair is for students majoring in the sciences who seek internships, clinical experiences, or full-time opportunities with employers in the areas of Biomedical, Environmental, Healthcare, Laboratory, Pharmaceutical, Research and Sustainable Brewing.

2021 Impact Report

2021 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.


Continuing Education 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, let us know.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

Date: Sep. 15
Time: 8:30am

This is a live, online training. It is a three-day program, September 15-17. TF-CBT is an evidence-based trauma treatment for children and adolescents. It is attachment-focused, involving caregivers.

Child Welfare Series 2022 - Assessment of Cannabis and Opioid Use Disorders

Date: Oct. 18
Time: noon

This one-hour webinar will focus on the assessment of risk for cannabis and opioid use disorders as the legal drugs that are commonly used by individuals. Ways to share risk assessment and assist clients with decreasing overall risk of harm or overdose will also be discussed.