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Message from the Dean

headshot of Dean Fred BaldiniDean Fred Baldini

The College of Health and Human Services at Sacramento State has a long and proud history of providing the region with health and human services professionals who are leaders in the region through their innovation, engagement, and impact. The college plays important roles in addressing the workforce needs of the region, in community engagement, and in research that matters. With more than 38,000 alumni from the college, chances are that if you interact with a nurse, a social worker, or a police officer in the region, that person is a Sac State alum. With more than 6,800 majors, making it the largest college on campus, the programs offered in the college continue to be in high demand. The faculty and staff are committed to student success, which is one of the primary values of our mission.


The College of Health and Human Services provides quality academic programs that educate and empower students, serve and enrich diverse communities, promote well-being, and inform policy and best practices.


The College of Health and Human Services will be an innovative center of excellence for educating future health and human service leaders.


  • Student Success
  • Community Well-being
  • Diversity 
  • Inclusion & Access
  • Leadership
  • Professional Ethics
  • Excellence in teaching, service and scholarship
  • Social Responsibility
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Global Engagement


First Physical Therapy Doctorates

The first graduating class of Sacramento State’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program was honored Saturday, July 11, at a formal hooding ceremony in Capistrano Hall.

The event was a milestone both for the University and the 30 degree candidates, who were celebrating the completion of their coursework, their doctoral projects, and 36 weeks of full-time internships at California hospitals and clinics.

Academic Departments

Criminal Justice

Dr. Mary Maguire, Chair
(916) 278-6487

Kinesiology and Health Science

Dr. Steve Perez, Chair
(916) 278-6441


Dr. Tanya Altmann, Chair
(916) 278-4106

Physical Therapy

Dr. Michael McKeough, Chair
(916) 278-6426

Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Dr. Greg Shaw, Chair
(916) 278-6752

Social Work

Dr. Dale Russell, Chair
(916) 278-6943

Speech Pathology & Audiology

Dr. Robert Pieretti, Chair
(916) 278-6601