College of Health and Human Sciences

Dean: A. Barry Joyner
Room 2127 Hollis Building
Post Office Box 8073
(912) 478-5322

Associate Dean: Vacant
Academic Administration
Room 2123 Hollis Building
Post Office Box 8073
(912) 478-5322

Associate Dean: Stephen Rossi
Institutional Effectiveness and Curriculum
Room 2123 Hollis Building
Post Office Box 8073
(912) 478-5322

Assistant to the Dean: Kimberly Harp
Room 2129 Hollis Building
Post Office Box 8073
(912) 478-5195

Vision

The Vision of the College of Health and Human Sciences is to foster a collaborative and interdisciplinary learning community that actively engages an understanding of human environmental needs and inspires transformational thinking and action that impacts the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.

Mission

The Mission of the College of Health and Human Sciences is to provide comprehensive and innovative programs that promote health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities within a global society. The hallmark of the college is its unique blend of disciplines which foster engaged teaching and learning opportunities, creative and contemporary scholarship and socially responsive service activities. Faculty and students are empowered to transform the human environment, promote health and quality of life, advance their discipline, and be responsible citizens. CHHS is distinguished by student preparation that extends learning beyond the classroom through service learning, practica, internships, and clinical experiences.

CHHS is Distinguished by

  • Nationally accredited and recognized programs of instruction/curricula
  • Excellence in teaching
  • Student preparation that extends learning beyond the classroom through service learning, practica, internships, and clinical experience
  • Transforming theory into practice
  • Outstanding and caring faculty who are committed to developing and mentoring students
  • A commitment to creative, relevant and innovative research, scholarship, and creative activities
  • Service that benefits the community and beyond
  • A technologically rich environment
  • A culture that embraces positive, professional, and collaborative interactions

CHHS Expects Students to Develop into Professionals who are

  • Creative problem solvers
  • Effective leaders
  • Global thinkers
  • Ethical decision makers
  • Skilled written and oral communicators
  • Socially responsible
  • Strong analytical thinkers
  • Technologically skilled

CHHS Values and Guiding Principles

As A College We Value:

  • A positive, supportive work environment
  • Achievement
  • Collaboration
  • Collegiality
  • Community Outreach
  • Concern for Others
  • Diversity
  • Health and Wellness
  • Honesty
  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Problem solving
  • Productivity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Shared governance
  • Wisdom

CHHS Guiding Principles for Decision Making

  • Centrality
  • Civility
  • Comparative Advantage
  • Involvement/Collaboration
  • Quality
  • Viability

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Experiential Learning underpins most of the professional programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Nursing and Athletic Training majors spend significant time in clinical sites. Internships provide another opportunity for students to work under the supervision of a practitioner in the field. Whether a Recreation major assigned to a resort, or an Exercise Science major shadowing a physical therapist, interning students learn valuable lessons from experts in their disciplines.

Laboratories also provide CHHS students with experiential learning opportunities. Specially equipped labs in Biomechanics, Applied and Clinical Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietetics, Sport Psychology, Athletic Training Education and Coaching give students hands-on experience with the technology and equipment they will typically encounter in the work environment.

The School of Human Ecology provides experiential learning opportunities which include Interior Design Studio experiences, Fashion Study Tours to the New York market and garment district, Historic Preservation Tours to Charleston and other sites, and opportunities to observe and work at the Child Development Center where students interact with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and experience first-hand the theory discussed in class or seminar sessions.

All CHHS academic units offer classes that use computer laboratories located in the Hollis Building, the Nursing and Chemistry Building, the Interior Design Complex, and the School of Human Ecology Building. The labs are equipped with the latest computer hardware and peripherals. Sophisticated software that supports programs in each of the discipline areas is available for instruction and general student use.

Advisement

Undergraduate and Graduate

Undergraduate students in the College of Health and Human Sciences are advised in the Student Services Center which is located in Room 0101 in the Hollis Building. Post-Baccalaureate students should contact the Student Services Center at (912) 478-1931. Graduate students are advised by their academic school.