School of Human Sciences

The School of Human Sciences applies science to provide services for humankind and has received funding for research, training and service projects that are discipline-specific, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary. Undergraduate and graduate programs with national and international reputations for innovation and excellence in teaching, scholarship and service will provide you with opportunities to engage in practica, field experiences, internships and student-learning opportunities with community-based agencies and organizations.

Degree programs include Audiology & Speech Language Sciences, Community Health Education, Gerontology, Human Services, Nutrition & Dietetics, Recreation, Tourism & Hospitality, and Rehabilitation Counseling & Sciences. In addition, the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, a community outreach program, creates service learning opportunities for students.

 

Jamie Erskine 

 Jamie Erskine
PhD, RD

Professor and School Director

jamie.erskine@unco.edu
970-351-1706

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Audiology & Speech- Language Sciences

Offers undergraduate and accredited graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology, each with a clinical orientation. Providing service to the community, the Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Clinic offers diagnostic and rehabilitative services.

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Community Health Education

As a partner institution in the fully accredited Colorado School of Public Health, this program area prepares students to work effectively with diverse communities to identify needs and strengths, as well as develop healthy individuals and communities.

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Gerontology

Expert faculty and small classes foster a rich learning experience, building the knowledge and critical understanding required to address the whole aging person, including the management of changing needs, and quality of life.  Utilize your leadership skills to work within the aging network or become the expert on aging within an occupational or community setting.

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Human Services

Enrich your life, give back to your community.  This interdisciplinary degree will prepare you for a chosen career field or advanced study.  You’ll combine learning through coursework and hands-on experience with experts in the fields of community health, gerontology, and rehabilitative services.

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Nutrition & Dietetics

With foundations in physiological, biological and behavioral sciences, you will be well-prepared for clinical, private practice and management aspects of nutrition in health care. The accredited Dietetics major is the first step on your path to becoming a Registered Dietitian.

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Recreation, Tourism & Hospitality

Help people lead happy, healthy, and active lifestyles through active learning environments to develop skills in communication, marketing, management, planning and administration of municipal, commercial, outdoor, non-profit, youth recreation and tourism/hospitality settings.

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Rehabilitation Counseling & Sciences

With your education you can assist and support individuals with disabilities or chronic illnesses to achieve maximum potential, meaningful employment, and full community integration; and pursue a life-long commitment to learning, critical thinking skills, creative problem solving, and an appreciation of the skills and abilities of individuals with disabilities.

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Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

Connects adults age 55 and older with the people and organizations that need them most. RSVP matches volunteers’ skills, talents, interests and time availability with appropriate volunteer assignments such as mentoring, coaching, providing companionship to people in need and contributing job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations.

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News and Announcements

 

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Collins, recipient of the 2015-16 NHS Faculty Award for Excellence in Advising presented by Dr. Ellen Gregg, Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences.

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Congratulations to Dr. James Gould, recipient of the 2015-16 NHS Faculty Award for Faculty Research Mentor of the Year at the Undergraduate Level Excellence in Advising presented by Dr. Ellen Gregg, Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences.

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