Vision and Mission
The Hofstra University School of Health Professions and Human Services will become a nationally recognized interdisciplinary center of excellence. Health Professions and Human Services will be partnered with arts and sciences, medicine, education, business, communication and law to develop programs that are responsive to the dynamic relationship among scientific research, policy and therapeutic practice in health care, community and educational settings. Undergraduate and graduate students will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to conduct and translate research into evidence-based practice for culturally and linguistically diverse individuals across the lifespan. Students will become reflective clinicians and practitioners, researchers, educators, advocates and leaders who are well versed in theory, ethics, policy and best clinical practices. Graduates will be able to adapt to the changing health care, community, and educational environments and, be dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of populations, locally, nationally and globally.
The mission of the Hofstra University School of Health Professions and Human Services is to educate students in the theory and practices of their specialized area of study, with a strong foundation in the natural, social and behavioral sciences. Through competency based instruction, field experience and research training, students are educated to become effective and compassionate clinicians, evidence-based practitioners, policy makers, managers and advocates who promote health equity. Students learn to provide therapeutic and developmental services, prevent, diagnose and treat illness and disabilities, and design, implement, administer and evaluate health promotion programs, policies and systems. Students receive clinical education in approaches that maximize occupational, communicative, biological, psychological, social, physical and interpersonal development across the lifespan. Students are prepared to work in settings that include the home, the school, the clinic, the hospital and other health care facilities, the work place, the government and community agencies. The School of Health Professions and Human Services serves as a community resource by offering continuing education opportunities, promoting collaborative clinical and research initiatives, advocating for underserved populations, and providing services that model best practices.