• OT student simulation

    High in purpose

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

  • PA students casting practice

    High in satisfaction

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

  • High in demand

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

  • Student with simulated patient

    Unsurpassed in 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 purpose, 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

Things have moved

Wayfinding note:

CHHS Advising and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion have moved to the CHHS Student Engagement Center, which is located in the atrium of the CHHS building.

 
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

Chinese Deaf Culture

Date: Oct. 4
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Zoom

A free online lecture “Chinese Deaf Culture” is scheduled to be on October 4 at 4PMJoin this online presentation and learn about the Chinese deaf culture!

Rider Colloquium

Date: Oct. 14
Time: 8:00am
Location: Fetzer Center

Barbara Rider started this colloquium in 2004 to bring scholars, clinicians, educators and students together to work toward evidence-based practice and to grow as professionals. The annual, daylong event features lectures and sessions with leading OT educators and practitioners.

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.

Substance Use Disorder and Implicit Bias in Healthcare

Date: Nov. 3
Time: 5:30pm
Location: 4010 College of Health and Human Services Building

Over 93,000 individuals in the U.S. died from a substance use disorder in 2020 (CDC, 2022). Healthcare providers lack the knowledge of treatment options for opioid use disorders. In addition, healthcare providers frequently believe inaccurate information about substance use disorders.

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

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, let us know.

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.

Substance Use Disorder and Implicit Bias in Healthcare

Date: Nov. 3
Time: 5:30pm
Location: 4010 College of Health and Human Services Building

Over 93,000 individuals in the U.S. died from a substance use disorder in 2020 (CDC, 2022). Healthcare providers lack the knowledge of treatment options for opioid use disorders. In addition, healthcare providers frequently believe inaccurate information about substance use disorders.

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