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Health and Human Services - Student Orientation

Welcome incoming and transfer students to the College of Health and Human Services!

The videos and resources below provide an introduction and useful information about the many departments within our college.

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Criminal Justice

Health Science


Public Health

Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration

Social Work

Communication Sciences & Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSAD) trains highly competent professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology by providing a rigorous scientific background and diverse clinical experiences while fostering a dedication to lifelong learning and community service.

Video: Meet the Chair of CSAD

Video: Welcome & Orientation

Video: CSAD Advising

Communication Sciences & Disorders Homepage

Criminal Justice

The mission of the Division of Criminal Justice is to prepare the leaders of tomorrow’s criminal justice community to make positive decisions.

Through a multi-disciplinary curriculum and a faculty with diverse expertise, experiences and perspectives, students are exposed to the theories, applications and ethics related to crime and justice.

Video: Criminal Justice Orientation

Criminal Justice Homepage

Health Science

The Bachelor of Science program in Health Science prepares students for a variety of roles within the allied health professions. The curriculum integrates coursework from disciplines across the University to provide students with a broad foundation of knowledge and skills related to life sciences, social sciences, communications, health ecology, public service, ethical practice, and data analysis.

Video: What is Health Science?

Video: Meet the Chair of Health Science

Video: Health Science Advising

PowerPoint: Major Advising

Health Science Homepage


The Department of Kinesiology, through its university and community-based programs, provides a unique blending of physical, mental and emotional/social dimensions of learning. This unique blend provides our students with an opportunity to become responsible and knowledgeable individuals for addressing society's problems and enriching life.

Video: Welcome to Kinesiology

PowerPoint: Orientation

Kinesiology Homepage

Public Health

The Department of Public Health prepares students to make meaningful contributions in regional health systems, public health networks, occupational environments, and clinical settings.

Video: Welcome to Public Health

Video: What is Public Health?

Public Health Homepage

Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration

The Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration (RPTA) offers two Bachelor of Science degrees (Recreation and Park Management and Recreation Therapy), a Master of Science in Recreation Administration, two minors, and five academic certificate programs. Students are provided with broad-based curricula that include both theoretical in-class coursework and practical out-of-class field experience.

PowerPoint: RPTA Orientation

RPTA Homepage

Social Work

The Division of Social Work strives to prepare ethical and competent social workers who can both lead and serve our richly diverse populations in the development and delivery of services that contribute to human well-being and social justice.

Video: Welcome to Social Work

Video: Meet the Directors of Social Work

Video: Transfer Student Orientation

Social Work Homepage