• 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

Indoor mask update

 
As of Wednesday, Aug. 4 - masks are required indoors on campus, regardless of vaccine status. Refer to WMU COVID-19 website for more information.

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

  • 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

High School Counselor Open House

Date: Oct. 1
Time: 10:00am
Location: WMU College of Health and Human Services

WMU’s College of Health and Human Services invites you to join us for a FREE open house designed just for High school counselors! Network with Western Michigan University faculty, students, and support units alike! This is a limited space event, 2.5 SCECH credits will be provided.

Virtual book club - Medical Apartheid

Date: Nov. 3
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Hybrid offering virtually on Webex and in-person at Jenson Fireplace Lounge at the WMed UpJohn Building

The Center for the Study of Ethics in Society is hosting a book club on journalist Harriet A Washington’s award-winning Medical Aparthe

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.

8th Annual 2021 Kalamazoo WRAPS SOC Conference

Date: Sep. 23
Time: 8:00am

This two-day conference allows for attendance at several breakout sessions regarding the improvement in the systems of care through various subjects. Each day will begin with a large-group plenary session, and move to breakout sessions- attendees can select the presentations they would like to attend. CEs are included in the registration fee for a total of 4 hours each day for a maximum of 8 hours for the 2-day conference

8th Annual 2021 Kalamazoo WRAPS SOC Conference

Date: Sep. 24
Time: 8:00am

This two-day conference allows for attendance at several breakout sessions regarding the improvement in the systems of care through various subjects. Each day will begin with a large-group plenary session, and move to breakout sessions- attendees can select the presentations they would like to attend. CEs are included in the registration fee for a total of 4 hours each day for a maximum of 8 hours for the 2-day conference

High School Counselor Open House

Date: Oct. 1
Time: 10:00am
Location: WMU College of Health and Human Services

WMU’s College of Health and Human Services invites you to join us for a FREE open house designed just for High school counselors! Network with Western Michigan University faculty, students, and support units alike! This is a limited space event, 2.5 SCECH credits will be provided.

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