2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

College of Health

Dean of the College: Scott Rutledge
Associate Deans: Jeanne Corcoran, Blair Mattern


The College of Health is dedicated to cultivating an enriching environment conducive to fostering academic and professional growth and innovation. Through premier educational programs, cutting-edge scholarship, and community engagement, the college prepares engaged, attentive, and collaborative healthcare professionals, researchers and educators. The college embraces diversity and nurtures future healthcare leaders by emphasizing health and well-being, interprofessional development, and community engagement as cornerstones of its mission.

The College of Health offers students an array of accredited programs and opportunities to excel in their chosen fields. Students can tailor their education to their career aspirations across the seven academic units: Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling; Kinesiology; Military Science (ROTC); Nursing; Nutrition and Health Science; Social Work; and, Speech Pathology and Audiology. The curriculum integrates classroom, simulation, clinical, and field experiences, ensuring students develop adaptable skills and gain hands-on experiences in state-of-the-art labs and simulation spaces. The emphasis on high impact practices and community engagement provides students diverse experiences and fosters a sense of social responsibility. Internships, practicums, and research equip students to gain practical experience in professional settings, preparing them for success in their competitive careers. The College of Health provides a supportive and safe environment allowing students to thrive and emerge as competent and compassionate healthcare professionals and future leaders.