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College of Health and Behavioral Studies

College Mission

We engage students, faculty and communities in learning, scholarship, and service in health and behavioral studies to inspire responsible contributions to our world.

Academic Units within the College

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Cynthia O'Donoghue, Academic Unit Head

Department of Graduate Psychology

Dr. Robin Anderson, Academic Unit Head

Department of Health Sciences

Dr. Allen Lewis, Academic Unit Head

Department of Kinesiology

Dr. Christopher J. Womack, Academic Unit Head

Department of Nursing

Dr. Julie Sanford, Academic Unit Head

Department of Psychology (undergraduate programs)

Dr. Kevin Apple, Academic Unit Head

Department of Social Work

Dr. Lisa McGuire, Academic Unit Head

Graduate Programs

The College of Health and Behavioral Studies consists of seven departments, five of which provide graduate programs. JMU's graduate programs in the College of Health and Behavioral Studies offer the following degrees:

Cross Disciplinary Programs, Outreach Programs, Partnerships and Academic Centers & Institutes

The College of Health and Behavioral Studies places a high value on partnerships with the community. These partnerships and our outreach programs are integral to our academic programs and assist us in meeting our responsibility to participate in efforts to enhance the well-being of our community. We value the impact of experiential activities on the enrichment of student learning. Many of the programs within the college are cross disciplinary in nature, reflecting our commitment and supporting the mission of the college. Further details about these cross-disciplinary programs are provided on the CHBS website.