We hope to see you at the CSUN Founders' Day Reception on September 23rd.
Visit the Alumni Association website for registration and more information.
The announcement of the Founders' Day event presents an opportunity to update you on our College and our academic programs. As you can imagine, there have been significant developments since we were known as San Fernando Valley State College, but what hasn't changed is our focus on the students and the dedication of our faculty in preparing students to thrive in life and succeed in their careers.
The College of Health and Human Development offers a rich, learning-centered environment where students, faculty, staff and community partners work collaboratively to expand knowledge and contribute in meaningful ways to the health, and well-being of the region and the state. With over 4,500 students, our programs are among the most sought out and fastest growing at CSUN because we prepare professionals for careers that are in high demand.
Our programs are recognized for their quality and valuable contributions to the community. The following is just a sample of the programs our students are benefitting from today:
- The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science Nutrition Dietetics is engaged in training registered dieticians and nutrition experts. Among our current projects, we have students and interns who are working with communities in the San Fernando Valley to lower the risk of diabetes through obesity education.
- A team of faculty and students in the apparel design and merchandising and interior design programs in Family and Consumer Sciences collaborate to produce a fashion show every year that launches students into careers in the fashion industry. Last spring, students had the opportunity to develop and perform the show at the prestigious new Valley Performing Arts Center.
- The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences continues to train the best speech pathologists in the region through hands-on training in the speech and hearing clinic. The department has recently created a state-of-the-art voice clinic in the department. Both the residential and distance learning programs have a 100% employment rate in the profession for students after graduation.
- The Department of Physical Therapy has recently been given approval from the state to offer a doctorate in Physical Therapy. This keeps our program on the leading edge of the profession. We have also partnered with the Los Angeles Dodgers to place a student in a spring training PT internship each year.
- Our Kinesiology Department continues to focus on wellness programs that encourage residents of the Los Angeles area to make healthy life choices. With the Center of Achievement through Adapted Physical Activity and Abbot and Linda Brown Western Center for Adaptive Aquatic Therapy, students get hands-on experience providing fitness programs to people with disabilities.
- Within the next several months, the campus will have its very own outdoor par-course, which will allow the Kinesiology faculty and students to offer a 24/7 fitness program and learning site for our students, the university and the community members who use the campus as part of their fitness plan.
- Our stellar nursing program graduated this year to become the Department of Nursing. This makes a total of 9 departments in the College.
There is something for almost everyone in this College from nursing, gerontology, radiology, speech pathology, nutrition, health administration, environmental and occupational health and physical therapy, to fashion merchandising, consumer affairs, interior design and recreation tourism and management. Visit our college website to read more about the departments and the programs offered.
We hope to see you at our Founders' Day Reception on September 23rd. Visit the Alumni Association website for registration and information on CSUN Founders' Day.