• High demand

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

  • High Satisfaction

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

  • CHHS student with client at WMU Resiliency Center

    High Meaning

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

  • 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

Fall 2021 return to campus

WMU is planning for a safe return to campus in the fall 2021 semester. The University has established a number of policies designed to keep you safe on campus. There is also a resource guide for employees returning to work on campus.

 
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.

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

  • Implicit bias training

    Explore unconscious bias, what it is, why and how it happens, and how it impacts recruitment, retention and relationships. Two sessions available - August 10 and 18.

About Us Links

News and Events

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

Information Literacy Microcourse: An Introduction

Date: Aug. 12
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Webex

For faculty, instructors and graduate students: Get a short overview of the new microcourse in Elearning that provides asynchronous instructional modules in forming a research question, creating a search strategy, and accessing journal articles and books through the University Libraries website. Registration requested.

Opioid Overdose Prevention

Date: Aug. 18
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Whitelake Community Library

Presented in partnership with The Red Project and the Muskegon County Health Department This training will focus on using the CARE Model for medication to prevent opioid overdose. Social Work and MCBAP CEUs available

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 | 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

Opioid Overdose Prevention

Date: Aug. 18
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Whitelake Community Library

Presented in partnership with The Red Project and the Muskegon County Health Department This training will focus on using the CARE Model for medication to prevent opioid overdose. Social Work and MCBAP CEUs available

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