Dean:Dr. Joseph A. Balogun
Associate Dean: TBA
The College of Health Sciences is the unit within the University responsible for developing,
implementing, and administering programs related to the education of health care professionals.
This unit consists of the Departments of Health Information Administration, Nursing,
Occupational Therapy, as well as the Wellness Center and Student Support Center, which
are the service units of the College.
The College accepts the central mission of the University and provides the opportunity
for professional education to students without regard to race, age, gender, religion,
ethnic origin, or disability.
The purpose of the College is to promote educational excellence and achievement of
its students by preparing them to be caring, culturally sensitive, professionally
responsible, competent practitioners in a global society. Towards these ends, the
faculty recruits, educates, and graduates individuals from groups who are underrepresented
in the health professions. Students are educated in a caring climate which fosters
a deep commitment to their personal and professional growth, and instills within them
an appreciation for the personal and professional growth of others.
As a community of scholars, faculty and students work with communities to develop
and implement collaborative teaching, research and educational opportunities that
enhance health and wellness. Graduates are prepared to successfully pass their professional
licensure/credentialing examinations and to deliver quality health care to all clients.
Consistent with the stated mission, the goals are to:
- Prepare competent health professionals who possess a sense of social, personal, and
professional responsibility and can assume beginning leadership and management roles
in a variety of health care systems.
- Promote interdisciplinary education and practice among students and faculty.
- Provide professional education which builds on prior educational and life experiences.
- Provide a foundation for continued professional development and graduate study.
- Provide health and wellness services to the community.
- Provide continuing education workshops for health professionals.
- Develop and implement health professional programs to meet current and future health
manpower needs of the community.
The College of Health Sciences faculty and staff believe
- The student is the most important person on the campus for without them there would
be no institution.
- In the worth, dignity and uniqueness of all people.
- That we live in an increasingly global society.
- That strength comes from giving voice to diversity and that every student has a right
to be successful.
- That quality service is the foundation for everything we do.
- In promoting excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and service.
- In an open world where dialogue is a way of sharing ideas, experiences and information.
- That people have different ways of learning and knowing.
- That learning is a dynamic and ever-changing lifelong process.
The College of Health Sciences offers a combined Bachelor of Science and Master of
Occupational Therapy degree. The department of Health Information Administration offers
a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Administration.
Admission into the university and declaration of an intent to major in any health
science program does not imply acceptance into the upper division professional phases
of the programs. Acceptance into the professional phases will require a completed
medical and dental examination, a recent PPD test or chest x-ray, and a current immunization
record on file in the major department and also in the Wellness Center. Each professional
program has separate and distinct application procedures; therefore, requirements
and procedures for admission vary among each of the college programs. Persons intending
to seek admission to any program are urged to contact the appropriate department chairperson
as early in their academic careers as possible for programmatic and admission guidance.
In general, admission is limited to students who have completed the minimum required
semester hours. However, the college does provide individualized alternate professional
education routes which recognize and incorporate prior education or life experiences.
Requirements for each degree program appear under the appropriate academic department
in this section.
The programs in the College of Health Sciences provide professional level students
with a written copy of student and instructor responsibilities, and procedures for
enforcing them. Reasons for grievances might include:
- Admission to professional course sequence.
- Admission to clinical experiences.
- Evaluation of student performance in courses, clinical settings, or other program-related
Student grievance procedures and guidelines and the “Petition for Hearing” are available
from the respective academic departments.
- To initiate a formal grievance, the student must file a completed Petition for Hearing
Form with the student’s department chairperson.
- Before a formal grievance can rise to the college level, it must have proceeded through
the prior levels of deliberation indicated below (Each department has detailed procedures
for action at each level);
Conference between instructor and student.
Conference between chairperson and student.
Hearing before department level grievance committee.
The dean will appoint a grievance committee to hear the complaint and provide advice.
The ordinary rights of parties at a hearing (student or instructor) shall apply, including
the right to notice of hearing and decision reached; the right to be present at the
hearing; and the right to present and inspect evidence. Specific procedures for the
hearing of each case shall be determined by members of the committee. The primary
role of the grievance committee is to ascertain whether the department followed their
published policies and procedures. Following the hearing, the committee will present
its findings and recommendations to the dean . The dean’s decision will be communicated
to the department chairperson, to the instructor, and to the student. The decision
of the dean will be final. If the student requests, and the instructor does not object,
the dean may resolve the problem without the intervention of a grievance committee.
- The Dean of the College or his/her representative from the College of Health Sciences.
- One faculty member from the department involved.
- One faculty member from the other academic departments in the college.
- One College of Health Sciences student not from the department.
- One student from the department involved.
Resolution of the committee will be based on two-thirds of the majority vote.