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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.


Distinguished Alumni Award 2016

The Distinguished Alumni Award recipient from the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain, gave an outstanding acceptance speech at the Alumni Center. The event was held on April 28th. She not only represented her own outstanding achievements, she also represented the department and the fields of speech pathology and audiology beautifully.

NASSH 2016

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".

Steffanie Kramer

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.

Academic Departments

Criminal Justice

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

Kinesiology and Health Science



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