About the College of Health and Human Services

Who We Are
Welcome to our dynamic College of Health and Human Services, the fastest growing College at UNC Charlotte!  The College is comprised of these academic units: the Department of Kinesiology, the Department of Public Health Sciences, the Department of Social Work, and the School of Nursing.  The College mission is focused on achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

Degrees
We offer graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificate programs.  Our graduates pursue advanced degrees, or enter a variety of practice, research and administrative roles in the health and human services fields. Our high quality, innovative educational programs include opportunities for distance education and for study abroad.

Research
Research is ongoing in a number of areas including health services research, effects of physical activity on health, promoting healthy individuals and communities, and research with specific chronic illnesses. The health and human services fields demand that professionals maintain cutting edge knowledge, and we are actively engaged in the advancement of knowledge of the basic mechanisms underlying health and illness, and improving the delivery of health and human services.

Service
Community leadership is an important aspect of our college mission and faculty members are active in community service.

Where to Find Us
We are thrilled by our new 138,000 square foot, $34 million College of Health and Human Services Building.  Completed in 2006, the building is the fifth largest on campus and has more classrooms than any other building on campus.  All classrooms, conference rooms and laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instructional technology.  Except for the Department of Kinesiology, which has ample space in Belk Gymnasium, the College resides in our beautiful eponymous building.

An Invitation
The College of Health and Human Services is a key component of the vibrant environment of UNC Charlotte. We are immensely proud of our students and faculty, as well as of the professional success of our alumni! We welcome your involvement with our college, and invite you to explore this website to learn more!