Health Professions and Human Services

About the School

Dean's Welcome

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 healthcare 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.

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Holly Seirup

The School Vision

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 partner 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 healthcare, community, and educational settings.

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The School Mission

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, policymakers, managers, and advocates who promote health equity.

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Accreditations

Twelve programs in the School of Health Professions and Human Services are either nationally accredited or professionally recognized:

Accreditations:

  1. BS in Athletic Training: Commission On Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  2. AuD: Council On Academic Accreditation in Audiology And Speech-Language Pathology of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  3. MA in Creative Arts Therapy Counseling: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  4. MHA in Health Administration (residential): Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  5. MA in Mental Health Counseling: Council For Accreditation of Counseling And Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  6. MS in Occupational Therapy: Accreditation Council For Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  7. Master of Public Health: Council On Education For Public Health (CEPH)
  8. MSEd in Rehabilitation Counseling: Council For Accreditation of Counseling And Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  9. MSEd in Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health: Council For Accreditation of Counseling And Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  10. MA in Speech-Language Pathology: Council On Academic Accreditation in Audiology And Speech-Language Pathology of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Recognitions

  1. BS in Exercise Science: recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a preparatory program for the field of strength and conditioning
  2. MS in Sports Science: recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a preparatory program for the field of strength and conditioning

Policy on Ethical and Professional Performance

Students are expected to behave in an ethical and professional manner according to the guidelines for student conduct and academic honesty at Hofstra University as well as the professional standards identified in their respective programs in the School of Health Professions and Human Services.

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Contact the School

Department of Allied Health and Kinesiology

Chair:
Corinne Kyriacou, PhD, MPH
Room 101B Hofstra Dome
Phone: 516-463-4553
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Department Faculty

Associate Chair:
Jamie Ghigiarelli, PhD
Room 115 Hofstra Dome
Phone: 516-463-5122
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Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions

Chair:
Jamie Mitus, PhD
Room 149 Hagedorn Hall
Phone: 516-463-7453
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Department Faculty


Department of Population Health

Chair:
Corinne Kyriacou, PhD, MPH
Room 101B Hofstra Dome
Phone: 516-463-4553
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Department Faculty

Associate Chair:
Edward Coffield, PhD
Rome 262D Hofstra Swim Center
Phone: 516-463-7019
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Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Chair:
Jenny Roberts, PhD
Room 106 Davison Hall
Phone: 516-463-5509
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Department Faculty

Administration

Dean:
Holly J. Seirup, EdD
Room 118 Hagedorn Hall
Phone: 516-463-5301
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Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affair:
Jacklyn Kuehn, EdD
Room 118 Hagedorn Hall
Phone: 516-463-5306
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Senior Assistant Dean of Administration and Budget:
Susan M. Madden, MHA
Room 118 Hagedorn Hall
Phone: 516-463-7237
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Senior Assistant Dean of Communication, Advancement, and Engagement
Anthony Porcelli, EdD
Room 116 Hagedorn Hall
Phone: 516-463-5330
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Senior Assistant Dean of Graduate Recruitment
Nicolle Tumminelli, MSEd
Room 255 Hagedorn Hall
Phone: 516-463-6467
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Assistant Dean of Graduate Recruitment
Halee Rischert
Room 113 Hagedorn Hall
Phone: 516-463-6814
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Administrative Assistant:
Jessica Liu, MSEd
Room 118 Hagedorn Hall
Phone: 516-463-5318
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