College of Health and Human Development
Dean: Sylvia A. Alva
Director of Development: John Pepitone
Nine academic departments and eight Centers of Excellence focus on health, wellbeing and the choices we make about how we live.
- The College of Health and Human Development offers 11 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs in disciplines and areas of study that prepare students for a wide range of rewarding and dynamic professional careers. We also offer several credentials in partnership with the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, and self-supporting programs in partnership with the Tseng College of Extended Education.
- Across the college, our programs have earned the recognition and approval of 14 separate accreditation groups that monitor and oversee the disciplines housed in HHD.
- Some programs are available through online learning, and we launch a new Doctorate in Physical Therapy in fall 2012.
DID YOU KNOW?
ACADEMIC QUALITY, REPUTATION and IMPACT
- Each year the college graduates more than 1,000 competent and caring students, who enter professions ready to make a difference.
- Twenty-five percent of the speech-language pathologists in California are CSUN graduates.
- The newly approved Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) keeps our physical therapy students in step with changing requirements in the profession.
- Our Didactic Program in Dietetics is the largest undergraduate nutrition program in the United States, according to the American Dietetics Association.
- Our Environmental and Occupational Health program is among the largest accredited program in the field.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS ARE VALUED
- Our Aquatic Center at Castaic Lake is consistently recognized at the state and national levels for excellence in boating and water safety education.
- A partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Roy and Roxie Campanella Foundation makes it possible to award scholarships to deserving physical therapy students. Each spring, a physical therapy student completes a clinical internship with the Dodgers during their spring training.
- Each year the Jumpstart Early Literacy Program trains college students to work one-on-one with over 200 preschool children from low-income backgrounds to promote early literacy and a passion for reading.
- Our Kinesiology and Nutrition faculty and students team up local schools and hospitals to bring physical education and nutrition education to local children and families.
- The Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing is a university-wide initiative designed to promote prevention and preemptive approaches to health and wellness.
PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS and CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT are FOSTERED
- Over 90 percent: The pass rate on the state licensure exam among graduates of our Accelerated Nursing program, which was established in 2007.
- All Master of Public Health graduate students complete 400 hours of community based internships.
- Our graduate students have a pass-rate exceeding 95 percent on the national certification exam to become licensed speech/language pathologists, well above the national average of 65 percent.