Photo of the HBS building and link to CHBS virtual tour

lovell.jpgThe College of Health and Behavioral Studies encourages the exploration of our personal, social and institutional wellbeing, recognizing how urgently the scholarship of today must inform the practices of tomorrow. Preparing students to recognize and understand the contributions they may offer for health and human services, businesses, governments, innovative community agencies and the advance of knowledge in the 21st century, the college's programs foster interdisciplinary and interprofessional opportunities for inquiry, critical reflection, research and practice.

Dr. Sharon Lovell
Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Studies.

About the College of Health and Behavioral Studies

Created in 2012, with eight academic units preparing both undergraduate and graduate students, CHBS is committed to innovation and engaged learning, providing an excellent educational experience for our students. This quality of academic programs is evidenced by several notable rankings:

Health Services Administration Program


Best Bachelor's Degree Program in Healthcare Administration

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program


Best Undergraduate Program

The College Resource Network

Audiology Program


According to the 2020 analysis

Speech Pathology Program


According to the 2020 Analysis

Graduate Programs

Over 20 programs and concentrations offered in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Psychology, Applied Nutrition, Athletic Training, Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology, and Nursing.

View all 20 programs offered

Meet Your New Campus

At JMU, students are given a world of opportunities to live their best life and form relationships that will last a lifetime.

Meet Your New Town

Learn about your new town! Harrisonburg is vibrant community with the variety of a larger city and the charm of a small town.

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