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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Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research

Find opportunities for working with faculty on various research projects.

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  • Name: Kyla Madden  Hometown: Belchertown, Massachusetts  Major: Recreation Management and Policy: Therapeutic Recreation Administration  Graduation Year: 2019  How would you explain your major? Therapeutic Recreation is the purposeful use of recreation activities to improve function and quality of...
    Name: Kyla Madden  Hometown: Belchertown, Massachusetts  Major: Recreation Management and Policy: Therapeutic Recreation Administration  Graduation Year: 2019  How would you explain your major? Therapeutic Recreation is the purposeful use of recreation activities to improve function and quality of...
  • Human development and family studies senior Marissa Brockman will join the Dover Children's Home as a case manager this fall. 
    Human development and family studies senior Marissa Brockman will join the Dover Children's Home as a case manager this fall. 
  • Name: Stacy Kenney Hometown: Weare, NHMajor: Communication Sciences and DisordersGraduation Year: 2019
    Name: Stacy Kenney Hometown: Weare, NHMajor: Communication Sciences and DisordersGraduation Year: 2019
  • A Passion for Global Health
    Name: Faith Farnham Hometown: Amherst, NH Major: Nursing, Minor in Nutrition Graduation Year: 2021 
    A Passion for Global Health
    Name: Faith Farnham Hometown: Amherst, NH Major: Nursing, Minor in Nutrition Graduation Year: 2021 
  • Meet an ACE Mentor
    Name: Caroline Wilson  Hometown: Durham, NH  Major: Recreation Management and Policy, Program and Event Management with an emphasis in Hospitality Graduation Year: 2021 Why be an ACE Mentor? What attracted you towards the position?  I remember feeling so confused coming in as a freshman. I had an...
    Meet an ACE Mentor
    Name: Caroline Wilson  Hometown: Durham, NH  Major: Recreation Management and Policy, Program and Event Management with an emphasis in Hospitality Graduation Year: 2021 Why be an ACE Mentor? What attracted you towards the position?  I remember feeling so confused coming in as a freshman. I had an...