Oct 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Governors State University Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Governors State University Academic Catalog

College of Health and Human Services


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Catherine Balthazar, Dean


 

Faculty in the College of Health and Human Services

  

Undergraduate Programs Overview

The undergraduate degree programs in the College of Health and Human Services prepare students for a variety of employment opportunities in the health and human services fields or for further education in graduate programs.

Many majors provide extensive community-based field experiences and exposure to, or participation in, research and service activities through a vast network of hospitals and alternative delivery systems in the Chicago region. Courses using both traditional and innovative teaching strategies provide the theoretical bases for clinical and research experiences. The college offers some courses of general and interdisciplinary interest to students in the other colleges, but most courses are designed to meet the professional education needs of the various majors.

“IAI” course designations refer to the statewide Illinois Articulation Initiative  previously discussed and found at website www.itransfer.org.

The college is organized into seven academic departments. The academic departments are the Department of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health; Department of Communication Disorders; Department of Health Administration; Department of Nursing; Department of Occupational Therapy; Department of Physical Therapy; and the Department of Social Work. Please visit www.govst.edu/chhs for current information about the college and its programs.

Accreditations

Accreditation information regarding undergraduate programs within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) can be found in the CHHS Accreditation page of their website linked here.

Degree Requirements for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Health and Human Services

The university degree requirements for undergraduate programs are listed in the Bachelor’s Degree Requirements  section of this catalog.

Requirements for specific degree programs are listed below under Programs Offered.

Graduate Programs Overview

The graduate degree programs in the College of Health and Human Services prepare students for a variety of employment opportunities in the health and human services fields, either through career changes or advancement within a profession. All majors provide extensive field experiences and exposure to, or participation in, research and service activities through a vast network of hospitals, medical centers, ambulatory-care facilities, long-term care facilities, private practices, schools, and social services agencies in the Chicago region. Courses using both traditional and innovative teaching strategies provide the theoretical bases for clinical and research experiences. The college also provides credit and noncredit continuing education courses and workshops for health and human service professionals at many off-campus locations throughout the country.

The college is organized into seven academic departments. The academic departments are the Department of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health; Department of Communication Disorders; Department of Health Administration; Department of Nursing; Department of Occupational Therapy; Department of Physical Therapy; and the Department of Social Work. Please see the website for current information about the college and its programs.

Accreditation

Accreditation information regarding graduate programs within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) can be found in the CHHS Accreditation page of their website linked here.

Degree Requirements for Graduate Programs

The university degree requirements for graduate programs are listed in the Master’s Degree Requirements  section of this catalog.

Requirements for specific degree programs are listed below under Programs Offered.

Programs Offered

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