School of Health and Human Services

The School of Health and Human Services (1994) was developed in 1988 as the College of Health and Human Services. It was created in response to both the nation's concern for healthy persons and to students interested in health and human services careers.

In January 1994, the College of Health and Human Services became the School of Health and Human Services by merging with the College of Integrated Science and Technology.

Both entities share common goals: a commitment to an interdisciplinary curriculum, an emphasis on innovation, a belief in the value of technology and professional preparation of students.

The merger strengthens both areas and positions the university to address some of the major concerns of American society, among which are health-related issues.

The School of Health and Human Services includes the departments of communication sciences and disorders, health sciences, nursing, and social work.

Degrees and Requirements

The School of Health and Human Services offers curricula leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in communication sciences and disorders, health sciences, nursing, and social work.

Graduate programs are also available in the communication sciences and disorders, and health sciences departments. All graduate programs are described in detail in the Graduate Catalog.

The school, in cooperation with the College of Education and Psychology, offers teaching licensure programs. Students who are pursuing teaching licensure must meet the criteria for admission to teacher education established by the College of Education and Psychology. Nursing, health care administration and athletic training also have unique entrance requirements in addition to those required for admission to JMU.

Interdisciplinary Minors

Family Issues

For information concerning the interdisciplinary minor in family issues, refer to the Department of Social Work, pages 187-188.

Gerontology

For information concerning the interdisciplinary minor in gerontology, refer to the Department of Social Work, pages 187-188.

Human Services

For information concerning the interdisciplinary minor in human services, refer to the Department of Social Work, pages 187-188.

Aging and Family Studies Program

Dr. Cecil D. Bradfield, Coordinator

The interdisciplinary Aging and Family Studies Program focuses on issues associated with the family as a unit of society. The mission of the program is to focus the study, research and application of knowledge of family and aging, and to engage in a reciprocal relationship with the university and the larger community.

To assure the integrity of programming, the program is a member of the American Council on Family Relations and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

Center for HIV Programs

Dr. Vida S. Huber, Coordinator

The School of Health and Human Services Center for HIV Programs provides an interdisciplinary approach for preparing health and human services students for their professional practice as it relates to the HIV epidemic. The center coordinates existing programs relative to HIV/AIDS, serves as a resource for schools, departments and programs within the university who desire specific career-based preparation for their students relative to HIV/AIDS, and takes a leadership role in collaboration with community agencies to provide programs that address this major societal problem. Contact either the Department of Nursing or Department of Health Sciences for additional information.

Substance Abuse Research Center

Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister, Director

The Substance Abuse Research Center, located within the Department of Health Sciences, is designed to serve students, faculty and staff members, and the community in addressing alcohol and other drug usage among students, and provides a conceptual framework for campus and community programming. The center also serves as a research source for students and faculty members who want to incorporate information on alcohol or other drugs into their class lectures or projects.

College of Integrated Science and Technology Directory

Undergraduate Catalog Contents


1996-97 Undergraduate Catalog
Last reviewed: 30 November 1996
Information Publisher: Division of Academic Affairs
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