Message from the Dean
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
- Inclusion & Access
- Professional Ethics
- Excellence in teaching, service and scholarship
- Social Responsibility
- Global Engagement
Congratulations to Dr. Maureen Smith and her co-author Dr. Rita Liberti for receiving the NASSH 2016 prize for Best Book in the Field of Sport History for their book "(Re) Presenting Wilma Rudolph".
It is graduation day for thousands of Sacramento State at Sleep Train Arena. KCRA 3’s Leticia Ordaz introduces one particular 23-year-old graduate who hopes to inspire others with her story of success.
Watch the video here!
You can also read more about her story on our MadeAtSacState blog.
Health & Human Services Dean's Award: Maricela Cortes
Maricela Cortes is the first in her family to attend college, the first to graduate – and now the first to receive the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Graduates! Maricela worked in the fields alongside her immigrant parents when she was a child; now, as a speech pathologist and audiologist, she is working with children with autism.
|Dr. Mary Maguire, Chair|
Kinesiology and Health Science
|Dr. Tanya Altmann, Chair|
|Dr. Michael McKeough, Chair|
Recreation, Parks and Tourism
|Dr. Greg Shaw, Chair|
|Dr. Dale Russell, Chair|
Speech Pathology & Audiology
|Dr. Robert Pieretti, Chair|