College of Health and Human Services
The College of Health and Human Services at Sacramento State has a long and proud history of providing the region with health and human services professionals that are leaders in the region through their innovation, engagement, and impact. The College plays important roles in addressing the workforce needs of the region, in community engagement, and in research that matters. With over 40,000 alumni from the College, chances are that if you interact with a nurse, a social worker, or a police officer in the region, they are a Sac State alum. With over 7,300 student majors, making it the largest college on campus, the programs offered in the College continue to be in high demand. The faculty and staff are committed to student success, which is one of the primary values of our mission.
The College of Health and Human Services has eight departments including the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Department of Health Science, the Department of Kinesiology, the School of Nursing, the Department of Physical Therapy, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, and the Division of Social Work. Within each of these departments there are a number of programs for students to choose from: 15 of these programs are externally accredited by professional accrediting associations. In addition, the College is the home for seven centers including the Center for Health Practice, Policy & Research, the Student Success Center, and ten community clinics.
The College operates the Maryjane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center which treats over 950 clients each year with speech and hearing disorders. The College also operates The Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) which provides education and training, research, and direct services pertaining to mediation, negotiation, and arbitration. With the addition of new space in Folsom Hall, the College of Health and Human Services has established a Center for Health Practice, Policy & Research. This is the site of the College’s School of Nursing with, state-of-the-art teaching/research facilities including skills labs and a number of high-fidelity simulation labs. The Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy and the Department of Communication Science and Disorders have also moved into new research and teaching laboratories in Folsom Hall.
The College faculty are recognized for their expertise as teachers, scholars, and practitioners. They serve as professional role-models for students and are actively involved in the life of the surrounding community and their professional organizations. The College faculty and staff are also committed to the values of student success, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, leadership, professional ethics, excellence, social responsibility, and collaboration.
In summary, the College of Health and Human Services provides quality academic programs that educate and empower students, serve and enrich diverse communities, promotes well-being, and inform policy and best practices.
Programs of instruction leading to the following degrees offered by the College are listed in this catalog in separate sections.
- Communication Sciences and Disorders, BS, MS, AuD
- Criminal Justice, BS, Minor, MS
- Health Science, BS, Minor, MPH
- Kinesiology, BS, Minor, MS
- Nursing, BS, MS
- Physical Therapy, DPT
- Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration, BS, Minor, MS
- Social Work, BA, Minor, MSW
Fred D. Baldini, Dean
Robin Carter, Associate Dean
Mary Maguire, Associate Dean
Amanda Haddan, College Budget Analyst
Christine Kellermann, Administrative Analyst/Specialist
Raquel Dagnino, Administrative Support Coordinator
Anaida Stepanyan, Administrative Support Coordinator
Mike Kellermann, Information Technology Consultant
Carl Kelly, Information Technology Consultant
Raquel Quirarte, Student Service Professional
Scarlette Charles, Administrative Support Assistant