Outreach, service and community engagement

The students and faculty of the College of Health and Human Service extend the energy of the college and University through significant efforts toward community engagement and service.

With required internships, field placements and clinical rotations alone, faculty supervised College of Health and Human Services students provide more than 300,000 hours of service annually to children and families in the community and region. Substantial volunteerism increases this positive impact.


The college is committed to increasing the availability of and access to its quality academic programs at regional sites throughout Michigan and online through Extended University Programs. Our academic programs are available at WMU locations in Grand Rapids, Benton Harbor, Battle Creek, Lansing and Detroit. Programs offered at regional locations include master's degrees in occupational therapy, social work and public health, as well as graduate certificates in integrative holistic health and wellness and alcohol and drug abuse. A minor in addiction studies and numerous CHHS courses are offered online, as well.