College of Health, Education and Professional Studies
Professor Mary Tanner, Dean
Faculty and staff in the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies work collaboratively to connect high quality student learning to the unique research and service opportunities of a metropolitan university.
The College prepares liberally educated, technologically efficient scholars and practitioners for life in a global society. The College is committed to:
- Enhancing the bodies of knowledge in each of its disciplines.
- Promoting the values and ethics of a truth-seeking, caring community.
- Serving diverse populations by providing family and social service experts, health and lifestyle professionals, leaders and teachers for the 21st century.
Students may engage in studies in a number of fields as indicated here:
The Teacher Preparation Academy provides preparation for individuals seeking to be professional leaders within public and private educational institutions. Programs, in most cases, lead to licensure or credentialing and in every case prepare thoughtful,informed practitioners of learning and leading. Course work is shaped around the development of a reflective practice model.
Students in Human Ecology prepare to serve in fields which deal with people in their human environments. Programs encompass the areas of child and family studies, food and nutrition (including dietetics and consumer foods), interior design and social work (pre-candidacy status).
The Department of Health and Human Performance concentrates upon the development and maintenance of health, promoting active lifestyles and enhancement of skilled and athletic performances. The program encompasses the disciplines of exercise science, health promotion and leisure studies.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program prepares students for beginning practice as a registered nurse in a variety of settings. Students are prepared for graduate studies in nursing. The emphasis of the program is on the use of knowledge and skills to plan and implement nursing care.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy is designed to prepare graduates to meet entry-level practice in the physical therapy profession. The program involves the evaluation and management of movement system disorders while preparing graduates to assume a role in prevention, wellness and health promotion in todays health care environment. The programs 3+3 structure requires three years of prerequisite work followed by three years of full time enrollment in the professional program.
Health and Human Performance
Professor Greg Heath, Head
Associate Dean Anthony Lease, Acting Head
School of Nursing
Associate Professor Kay Lindgren, Director
Associate Professor Catherine R. Smith, Acting Head
Teacher Preparation Academy
Associate Professor Valerie Rutledge, Head
Graduate Studies Division
Associate Professor John Freeman, Head