Alumni from all of our programs do amazing things. Perhaps you will join them.
Do you want to be able to make good decisions with respect to health, fitness, behavior, and social welfare? Would you like to get ready for a career that focuses on helping people with these sorts of concerns? If so, the academic programs of the College of Health and Behavioral Studies may be perfect for you!
We prepare students through student-centered classes, laboratory and field experiences, and close interactions with professors who love teaching and mentoring students. Expert faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, partnerships with local agencies and numerous international study experiences are hallmarks of our high-quality, active learning environment.
Thirty-four Health Services Administration students completed internships during summer 2013 in various settings like long-term care organizations, physician practices, hospitals and consulting firms. Forty one percent of these interns assumed full-time positions at their respective internship organizations. The remainder of these interns are in graduate school, employed in other organizations or are seeking employment as of August, 2013.
‘I think scholarship influences my teaching. I love sharing and passing on my knowledge to students. I consider teaching to be a relationship-based profession so those relationships are very important to me.’
— Nancy Poe, JMU professor of social work, 2015 Social Work Educator of the Year