Apr 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

College of Health and Human Sciences


Interim Dean: Beverly W. Henry, Ph.D., RDN
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Michael R. Kushnick, Ph.D.

  • School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
  • School of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • School of Health Studies
  • School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions
  • Department of Military Science
  • School of Nursing

College Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Health and Human Sciences is to promote health and well being through scholarship that integrates teaching, research, and service. Vision: To enhance the lives of individuals, families, and communities across the lifespan.

Policy on Dismissal

Students must make satisfactory progress in college programs to be allowed to continue and can be dismissed from the program or a class for academic reasons, behavior not accepted in the profession, or actions that threaten the health and safety of others.  It is the responsibility of students to secure a copy of the dismissal policy from the program.

Special Clinical/Practicum Requirements

Students who select majors in the College of Health and Human Sciences may need to meet specific clinical/practicum requirements for their academic programs and/or entry into their chosen professions, such as a criminal background check, drug testing, immunizations and flu shots, proof of immunity, TB test, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification, uniforms, and equipment. The student is generally responsible for the costs of meeting these requirements. Professional liability and general liability insurance are generally included as part of course fees when required. Students may be unable to progress in programs if there is a positive drug screen, prior criminal record, or they do not fulfill other special clinical requirements such as immunizations. Refer to the specific program for additional information on these and other requirements.

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences

The college-wide Ph.D. program emphasizes an interprofessional orientation to research and practice as students work with graduate faculty members from across the college. The Ph.D. prepares students from a wide range of health and human sciences fields to function effectively as scholars and researchers within academic and practice settings. Doctoral students participate in shared learning across online seminars and research tools courses by making connections to health topics from the perspectives of multiple disciplines. Students complete an individualized program of study that is tailored to individual needs before taking the candidacy examination and conducting a dissertation under the supervision of a dissertation director(s). The residency requirement is fulfilled through limited face-to-face meetings for core program courses. Admission and course requirements are detailed under the School of Intedisciplinary Health Professions.

Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

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Family and Consumer Sciences

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Health Studies

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Interdisciplinary Health Professions

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Military Science

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Nursing

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