About Us

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) was established as the doorway for the University of North Carolina Wilmington to make a positive impact on the health and quality of life of residents of the state of North Carolina and beyond.  In line with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the over arching goal of the CHHS is to help individuals, families and communities live healthier, more prosperous and more productive lives.

We strive to accomplish this goal through excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.  Faculty, staff and students within CHHS are passionate about the development, dissemination and application of knowledge that can enhance health and quality of life, especially within underserved communities and populations of our state, region, nation and world.  

CHHS consists of three professional schools:  School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing and School of Social Work.  These Schools offer nationally accredited programs of study in nursing, clinical research and product development, social work, athletic training, exercise science, gerontology, community health education, physical education and health teacher licensure, recreation therapy, and recreation, sport leadership and tourism management.  CHHS faculty are passionate and caring teacher/scholars who are committed to engaging students in real-world health and human services issues at the individual, family and community levels. 

Through in-class and field experiences, our students learn to develop and apply knowledge regarding health, wellness and human needs, while recognizing and building upon the innate strengths and dignity of individuals and communities in which they work.  In this, we prepare the highest quality professional who possesses a unique understand of how to synthesize knowledge in interprofessional teams to address real community problems. 

We invite you to join CHHS as we seek to enhance health and human services by Opening Doors of Opportunity! 


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