College of Health and Human Services

College of Health and Human Services

Our students are impacting the lives of individuals, families and communities focusing on the public good.

Experience Making a Difference.

Health and Human Services students learn to address a wide array of factors impacting health and well-being; biological, socioeconomic, psychosocial, behavioral, cultural or social issues, through majors like nursing, gerontology, criminal justice, communication disorders, dietetics, medical laboratory sciences, public health and social work.  

College of Health and Human Services Mission 
The College of Health and Human Services provides a superior academic curriculum through nationally recognized innovative programs, rigorous practical experiences and strong professional partnerships.  Through these experiences, we seek to promote and enhance the well-being and safety of people and their communities.


undergraduate and graduate students enrolled


awarded in scholarships


have jobs, start a business or a graduate program within 6 months of graduation


Belong. Stand Out. Go Far.

“The faculty and staff of the College of Health and Human Services are committed not only to providing quality classroom and laboratory experiences where students gain disciplinary knowledge, but are also committed to the application of this knowledge in professional settings. All of our students engage with the professional community through clinical, internship or other applied external experiences. We believe engaging in their profession encourages students to understand their role in the larger community and to appreciate the value of serving others.”

– James Ciesla, Ph.D., Dean


Making a difference starts here.

Academic programs in the college provide students the knowledge and experience necessary to make a difference in enhancing people’s well-being and quality of life. Each of the programs meets or exceeds the standards set for the health and human services disciplines, including national accreditations for medical laboratory science, gerontology, dietetics, nutrition sciences, social work and speech-language pathology.

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BGSU launches innovative two-year Doctor of Physical Therapy program, the only of its kind in Ohio

The accelerated, hybrid program is positioned to draw students from around the country and will allow for coursework completion from virtually anywhere.

BGSU School of Nursing receives $200,000 grant from Ohio Board of Nursing

The grant from the Ohio Board of Nursing will help to increase enrollment capacity for the program.

2019 alumna named first Black female chief of Columbus police

Elaine Bryan earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from BGSU's nationally ranked program.

MLS majors at BGSU step into important role during for COVID-19 testing

Students help administer nearly 27,000 tests at height of pandemic, proving how valuable medical laboratory scientists and technicians can be.

BGSU's new nursing program receives five-year accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is now accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and will welcome its first cohort this fall.

BGSU-Michigan State study: 'Your diet can suffer in a number of ways' due to a lack of sleep

BGSU partners on research showing how poor sleep quality among college students can be an important factor between stress and diet.


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