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 promotes health and wellness across the lifespan, simultaneously addressing the workforce needs of the region, engaging the community, and conducting cutting edge, innovative research. With over 50,000 alumni from the College, if you interact with a nurse, a social worker, or a police officer in the region, they are likely a Sac State alum. With over 7,800 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 houses the Bachelor of Science in Health Science meta-degree program, and has eight academic units, including the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (including the Audiology Doctorate program), the Division of Criminal Justice, the Department of Kinesiology, the School of Nursing, the Department of Physical Therapy, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, and the School 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 several centers including the Center for Health Practice, Policy & Research (CHPPR), the Student Success Center, ten community clinics, a mobile healthcare initiative (Health Hive), and the Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars (LECS) ProgramThe 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.

Folsom Hall, the College's interprofessional education and training facility, includes skills labs, community clinics, and a number of high-fidelity simulation labs. This is the site of the College’s School of Nursing, the doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy and Audiology, and the Maryjane Rees Language, Speech, and Hearing Center which treats over 1000 clients each year with speech, language, and hearing needs in collaboration with the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The College faculty are recognized for their expertise as teachers, scholars, and practitioners. They serve as professional mentors for students and are actively involved in the life of the surrounding community and their professional organizations, embodying the Anchor University Initiative. 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, MS
  • Health Science, BS
  • Kinesiology, BS programs, Minor
  • Nursing, BS, MS
  • Physical Therapy, DPT
  • Public Health, BS, MPH
  • Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration, BS programs, Minors, Certificates
  • Social Work, BA, MSW

Contact Information

Mary Maguire, Dean
Robert Pieretti, Associate Dean for Students and Personnel 
Greg Shaw, Associate Dean for Operations, Budget, and Planning
Raquel Quirarte, Director of Student Success
Marilyn Arnould, Director of Development

TBD, College Budget Analyst
Christine Kellermann, Administrative Analyst/Specialist
Jisel Aguirre-Noriega, Administrative Support Coordinator II
Alma Valdez, Administrative Support Coordinator II
Alayna Short, Administrative Support Coordinator I
TBD, Administrative Support Coordinator I
Carl Kelly, Information Technology Consultant
Andrew Stiffler, Information Technology Consultant

HHS Student Success Center:
Janette Hernandez, College Advisor & Retention Specialist
Joanna Sampanis, College Advisor & Retention Specialist
Kristen McCarroll, College Advisor & Retention Specialist

For more information, visit the Web site for the College of Health & Human Services.

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