The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is made up of 10 academic units, providing 15 undergraduate degree programs and 16 graduate and certificate programs. The academic units in the College include:
- Biomedical Sciences
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant Studies
- Public Health
- Social Work
- Sports Medicine and Athletic Training
Complementing the academic course work in nationally accredited programs are clinical experiences, laboratory and research experiences and internship opportunities. Students receive comprehensive training through interdisciplinary course work, coupled with professional mentoring in the work environment.
Undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to work with faculty in well-equipped research laboratories in the College of Health and Human Services. Specialized facilities include an excellent electron microscopy suite, metabolic measurement equipment, motion analysis and gait analysis systems, a balance master, biomedical laboratories and speech-language and audiology testing equipment.
Modern classroom and laboratories provide opportunities for hands-on learning experiences. In 2012, the McQueary Family Health Sciences Hall provided a 5,000 square foot second wing expansion to the Physical Therapy building. The Professional Building is home to six academic units as well as a the Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic. Additional academic programs are housed in Hill Hall, Pummill Hall, McDonald Arena, and Kings Street Annex.
The College and Departments participate in a number of collaborative efforts with outside groups/agencies, including: a number of regional medical facilities, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Springfield Public Schools, school districts in the southwest region, Group Latino Americano, Darden restaurants, the American Cancer Society, and various State Parks.