• 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

Spring semester updates

On Dec. 14, 2021, University leadership announced COVID-19 safety protocols, including indoor masking, will continue until further notice. Updates for spring semester's mandated testing for those without a vaccine on record with Sindecuse Health Center include a location change to North Kohrman Hall and the addition of fines for students who miss testing.

Read the message

 
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

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

  • 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.

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.

SEE THE 2021 IMPACT REPORT

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News and Events

The Role of Cultural Humility/Cultural Competence in Social Work

Date: Feb. 25
Time: 1:00pm

We will cover the definition of racial microaggression, the impact of racism on ethnic-minority populations and how this impacts the mental health of immigrant people in the U.S., especially amid and post-COVID-19. What social and community systems would positively affect their mental health conditions? We will also cover the definition of racial-ethnic identity development as well as the importance of understanding it as social workers; how to help ethnic minority adoptees’ RCID establishment and what information social workers need to provide to adoptive parents for ethnic minority children’s confidence and racial identity.

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.

The Role of Cultural Humility/Cultural Competence in Social Work

Date: Feb. 25
Time: 1:00pm

We will cover the definition of racial microaggression, the impact of racism on ethnic-minority populations and how this impacts the mental health of immigrant people in the U.S., especially amid and post-COVID-19. What social and community systems would positively affect their mental health conditions? We will also cover the definition of racial-ethnic identity development as well as the importance of understanding it as social workers; how to help ethnic minority adoptees’ RCID establishment and what information social workers need to provide to adoptive parents for ethnic minority children’s confidence and racial identity.

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