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.

Meet the students

Pride points

  • 95% of College of Health and Human Services graduates are working or continuing their education

    2021-22 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 (2023)

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  • 97% of College of Health and Human Services graduates had one or more resume-worthy learning experiences

    2021-22 Career Outcomes Report

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Clinical classroom at the College of Health and Human Services.

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.


  • 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.

  • A student and instructor looking at 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.

Next steps

Student in a CHHS lab.

Ready to take the next step? Apply today.

What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to apply and take the next step in pursuing your purpose and setting yourself up to thrive in the future through the College of Health and Human Services.

News and events

Grand Rounds: Human-centric design and innovation in healthcare

Date: Oct. 13
Time: noon
Location: 1010 CHHS Building

Join us at noon on Friday, October 13, as David Grandy, VP in the Office of Transformation at Kaiser Permanente, joins us in the college to lead Grand Rounds. This event is free for all WMU students, staff, faculty and the broader community.

DEI Lunch and Learn - Ableism and its Influence in Health Care Settings

Date: Oct. 25
Time: 11:00am
Location: College of Health and Human Services

Dr. Hope Gerlach-Houck - Ableism and its Influence in Health Care Settings. Join us in the CHHS student engagement center on the third Wednesday of each month for these engaging conversations. Sessions run from 11 a.m.

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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