School of Health and Human Services
Sandra M. Bulmer
(203) 392-7015 – Fax (203) 392-8067
The School of Health and Human Services brings together the departments in the University which have as their focus preparing competent and creative practitioners to meet the health and human service needs of society. Six of the departments — communication disorders, exercise science, nursing, public health, recreation and leisure, and social work — provide undergraduate programs which lay the foundation for beginning professional practice in their respective disciplines. Students are also provided with a solid background for pursuing graduate study in their particular field.
All programs require a strong liberal arts base as a prerequisite to professional course work. In addition to theory focused courses in the major, students in each program participate in community based clinical training, field practice, and internships. Students have meaningful opportunities to work with clients/consumers while they simultaneously acquire the skills and values of their profession. Faculty members and students learn together and explore how practice, research, and theory building interact as they respond to such community health and human service issues as alcohol and substance abuse, AIDS, family violence, child abuse, primary health care needs, elderly recreation services, human performance, athletic training, and the relationship between poverty and nutrition.