Academics

The College of Health and Human Services is a supportive learning community of acclaimed teachers, researchers and clinicians, and students. Our academic departments include communication sciences and disorders, family studies, health management and policy, kinesiology, nursing, occupational therapy, recreation management and policy, and social work.

The hallmark of all our programs includes close faculty-student relationships, an emphasis on applied research, and curricula that blend professional and liberal arts education with internship and field experiences for undergraduates and graduate students.

CHHS students in class
Programs of Study
Programs of Study

Exceptional academic programs infused with real-world learning and experiences.

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Honors students
Honors Program
Honors Program

An enhanced academic experience for intellectually motivated students.

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Nursing student Marin in Nepal
Study Abroad
Study Abroad

The opportunities to study away from the UNH campus are almost endless.

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Exercise science student conducting a test
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research

Find opportunities for working with faculty on various research projects.

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  • Emily Shultz started her journey at UNH as a performance major. She has been playing the French horn for a large part of her life and wanted to continue music into college. Suddenly she became fascinated with the world of communication surrounding music; an interest in audiology began to consume...
    Emily Shultz started her journey at UNH as a performance major. She has been playing the French horn for a large part of her life and wanted to continue music into college. Suddenly she became fascinated with the world of communication surrounding music; an interest in audiology began to consume...
  • Sara Willis is a senior Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) major at UNH. Willis decided to become a CSD major because she knew that she wanted to work with people in the health field. “I knew I wanted to help people and be in the health field but I wasn’t really interested in nursing. My...
    Sara Willis is a senior Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) major at UNH. Willis decided to become a CSD major because she knew that she wanted to work with people in the health field. “I knew I wanted to help people and be in the health field but I wasn’t really interested in nursing. My...
  • Major: Health and Physical Education Sam Winn was a Health and Physical Education major at UNH, and very involved within the UNH community. After starting out as an Athletic Training major, Winn decided to transfer to the Health and Physical Education program. “I heard about PE from someone that...
    Major: Health and Physical Education Sam Winn was a Health and Physical Education major at UNH, and very involved within the UNH community. After starting out as an Athletic Training major, Winn decided to transfer to the Health and Physical Education program. “I heard about PE from someone that...
  • Hometown? Stratham, NH Extracurricular activities: Womens lacrosse What do you love most about HPE? For the major, I love how everyone is so close to each other Why did you choose HPE? I love kids, I couldn¹t stand the idea of sitting at a desk all day working a 9-5 job Where do you see yourself in...
    Hometown? Stratham, NH Extracurricular activities: Womens lacrosse What do you love most about HPE? For the major, I love how everyone is so close to each other Why did you choose HPE? I love kids, I couldn¹t stand the idea of sitting at a desk all day working a 9-5 job Where do you see yourself in...
  • Hometown: Sunapee NH Extracurricular activities: Intramural sports, Hiking and Golfing What do you love most about HPE: It gives kids the sense of enjoyment as well as giving them opportunity for success. Why did you choose HPE? I enjoy being Physically active and helping out the younger generation...
    Hometown: Sunapee NH Extracurricular activities: Intramural sports, Hiking and Golfing What do you love most about HPE: It gives kids the sense of enjoyment as well as giving them opportunity for success. Why did you choose HPE? I enjoy being Physically active and helping out the younger generation...