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Welcome from the Dean of the School of Health Professions and Human Services

Holly J Seirup

Thank you for your interest in one of the vibrant academic programs in the School of Health Professions and Human Services (HPHS). This is an exciting time for HPHS, as we have quickly become a recognized leader in preparing students to meet the growing demand in the workforce for well-trained and highly competent health care professionals. Through interdisciplinary, competency-based instruction, experiential learning, research, and training, our faculty educate students to become effective and compassionate clinicians, evidence-based practitioners, policymakers, and advocates that promote health equity across the lifespan.

Through our undergraduate, graduate, and accelerated programs in the departments of Counseling and Mental Health Professions, Health Professions, and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, HPHS offers an inter-professional environment where students are educated in the theory and practice of their specialized area of study and benefit from real-world training experience through internships that maximize learning, professional growth and development. Our commitment to academic excellence is evidenced by our 12 programs that are accredited and/or professionally recognized or approved.

Our small class sizes encourage an environment that includes meaningful peer interaction and faculty mentoring. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research; participate in inter-professional activities; join clubs and professional organizations; engage in service-learning; and network with alumni, peers, and prominent health care leaders. Our students and faculty share a passion for social justice and are engaged in and model civic engagement with the ultimate goal of making an impact on local and global communities. I am proud to share that our graduates are well-prepared for continued study in their chosen field, as well as rewarding careers in schools, clinics, government and community agencies, hospitals, and other health care facilities.

I encourage you to browse our website and follow us on social media to see how our students, faculty, and alums are making strides to positively impact our local and global communities. We remain committed to our core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Advocacy, Research, and Engagement (I CARE) as we strive toward our goal of health equity for all.

Holly J Seirup, EdD
Dean, School of Health Professions and Human Services
Phone: 516-463-5301