Garrett Bazany is a student at WMU pursuing his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies while also working at Spectrum Health Lakeland hospital in St. Joseph, Michigan. A disability-inducing trampoline accident has given him purpose, and he uses that motivation to help others.

High demand, high meaning

We’re preparing you for a career that is high in demand, high in purpose, high in satisfaction and unsurpassed in impact.

If your purpose and your passion are helping other people, you’ve come to the right place. In the College of Health and Human Services, the careers we serve are highly rewarding and in very high demand. Our students, faculty, staff and graduates are out there every day helping in a big way and making a difference in their communities. Did we just describe you? Keep on reading.

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Pride points

  • 98% of College of Health and Human Services graduates working full time have a job related to their degree

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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  • Top 100 in the nation for five College of Health and Human Services graduate programs

    U.S. News & World Report (2024)

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  • 97% of College of Health and Human Services graduates participated in experience-driven learning

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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Students gathered around the Anatomage Table to learn about anatomy

Our programs

If helping others is what you truly feel called to do, we offer programs to help you do just that.

Career pathways

Community and Population Health Sciences

Work alongside individuals, families, organizations and communities to help them lead happy, healthy lives. Learn more.

Healthcare Sciences

Be an administrator or a clinical health professional to transform and deliver high quality patient care. Learn more.

Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Sciences

Help people develop new skills so they can participate in everyday tasks, enhancing the quality of their lives. Learn more.

Departments

  • Paul Syrette, Elder of the First Nations Ojibwe tribe, performs a smudge ceremony and land acknowledgement.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

At the College of Health and Human Services DEI office, our passion for diversity is deeply embedded into our community. We prioritize inclusion and social justice in every aspect of our education, which includes our research and service programs. Our students, faculty and staff actively work together to create open dialogue and safe spaces so everyone in our community is seen and heard.

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Resources and support

  • Nursing student at Bronson Hospital, nursing  internship.

    From academic advising to professional development, we're here to guide and support you through your journey.

  • Succes coaching, working in an audiology lab.

    We'll help you develop your professional skills and show employers you're ready for the workplace.

  • Students gathered around the Anatomage Table

    We have great collaborative spaces where you'll see the best of science, technology and humanitarianism in action.

Continuing education

Are you looking to further your education or your career? Our continuing education programs fit around your full-time job and will help you take the next step professionally.

News and events

Burian Lecture - Dr. James Jackson

Date: Mar. 21
Time: 6:30pm
Location: 4010 CHHS Building

The 2024 CHHS Burian lecture will be delivered by Dr. James Jackson, author of Clearing the Fog: From Surviving to Thriving with Long COVID. Dr.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference: Advancing Health Equity

Date: Mar. 22
Time: 8:30am
Location: 4010 College of Health and Human Services

The theme of the 2024 conference is Advancing Health Equity. Dr. James Jackson, author of “Clearing the Fog: From Surviving to Thriving with Long COVID,” will be the keynote speaker. Dr.

Research, Innovation, and Creative Scholarship Celebration Week: The Power of Photovoice for Advancing Health, Gender, and Racial Equity: Reflections and Findings from Two Photovoice Studies

Date: Apr. 10
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Lee Honors College, Room 1014

Photovoice is an innovative research method combining participatory photography and narratives of research participants. Dr. Shannon McMorrow will offer an overview of Photovoice, which she’s centered in her research over the past 12 years, including recent Fulbright research in Uganda.

2022 Impact Report

Learn how our students, faculty and staff are transforming their professions, the health care industry and their communities.

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Hours and location

The College of Health and Human Services is located on Western's East Campus, just down the street from Waldo Stadium and Heritage Hall.

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