Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Health and Human Services at UNC Charlotte. Our growing and dynamic College offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate programs to prepare graduates to pursue advanced degrees, and for a variety of practice, research and administrative roles in the health and human services fields. Our high quality, innovative educational programs include opportunities to study abroad and for distance education. Academic units include the Department of Kinesiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, Department of Social Work, and the School of Nursing.

The College mission is focused on achieving excellence in teaching, research and service. 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 our faculty 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.Community leadership is an important aspect of our college mission and faculty are active in community service.

We are immensely proud of our students and faculty, as well as of the professional success of our alumni! We are particularly excited by our new 138,000 square foot, $34 million College of Health and Human Services Building. The building is the fifth largest at UNC Charlotte and has more classrooms than any other on campus. All classrooms, conference rooms and laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instructional technology and high-speed wireless internet.

The College of Health and Human Services is a key component of the vibrant environment of UNC Charlotte. We look forward to the future as the College continues to advance its mission in teaching, research, and service. We welcome your involvement with our college.