UTC College of Health, Education and Professional Studies Bylaws


The College of Health, Education and Professional Studies ("College" or "CHEPS") at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ("University" or "UTC") aims for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education as its principal mission. This mission requires quality instruction, research, creative expression, and learning that takes place both inside of and beyond the classroom. The College offers diverse and vibrant programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue challenging and rewarding careers in a range of professions. CHEPS administration and faculty believe that a college education prepares students to think critically and creatively, to communicate clearly, and to reflect on complexity, diversity, and change. Such preparation cultivates a sense of personal and social responsibility, intellectual curiosity, and practical skills.


Faculty, staff, and students in the College value a positive learning and work environment, embrace cultural and intellectual diversity, and practice innovative teaching and mentorship. We value offering a foundational education that leads to a life enriched by the pursuit of continuous learning. We value and promote scholarly research and creative expression. We value engaging with the Chattanooga community, as well as with our regional partners.


The College of Health, Education and Professional Studies 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; and
  • Serving diverse populations by providing family and social service experts, health and lifestyle professionals, leaders, and teachers for the 21st century.


Faculty and staff in CHEPS work collaboratively to connect high quality student learning to the unique research and service opportunities of a metropolitan university.