Welcome to the College of Health Sciences and Human Services!

¡Bienvenidos al Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud Y Servicios Humanos!
Britt Rios-Ellis, M.S., Ph.D.

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CHSHS offers students several exciting academic and community service programs that are truly at the cutting edge of effective academic programming and experiential learning. If you are looking for career options with remarkable growth potential you are in the right place! As quality of life, disease prevention, and culturally resonant health care become part of the fabric of health and human service delivery, our college offers programs that train students as experts in front-line, effective strategies to eradicate the health and human services inequities that have plagued our nation. As our collective economic welfare becomes increasingly linked with the well-being of our populace, we will seek new ways to prevent health conditions and diseases that limit quality of life. With prevention rapidly becoming a top priority, CHSHS faculty are devoted to designing innovative strategies to help communities thrive and achieve optimal wellness where we work, live, and play.

Britt Rios-Ellis

Dean, College of Health Sciences and Human Services

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CHSHS is the academic home of Bachelor degree programs in: 1) Collaborative Health and Human Services, 2) Kinesiology, and 3) Nursing, as well two nationally accredited graduate programs: a Master of Social Work and a Master of Science Physician Assistant. Furthermore, we are currently planning to commence a Master of Public Administration degree in 2019 and a Master of Public Health in 2020. By increasing the number of professional graduate programs in the tri-county region, CHSHS plays a vital role in providing local professionals the opportunity to achieve their professional aspirations without having to leave the beautiful central coast region. These programs will also allow our region to have access to a highly trained professional workforce that is familiar with addressing the health and human services’ needs of the tri-county.

Collaborative Health and Human Services is an inter-professional major with three concentrations: Community Health, Public Administration, and Social Work. Kinesiology has concentrations in Exercise Science or Wellness supplemented with courses in nutrition. Nursing is a degree completion program in collaboration with several local colleges’ Registered Nursing programs. We also have a satellite Bachelor of Science in Nursing at our partner institution Cuesta College.

Our College is also home to the Institute for Community Collaborative Studies that works with and serves state, county, and local agencies to plan and develop projects, while engaging in outreach and educational activities.

As a Hispanic Serving Institution, committed to cultural and linguistic inclusivity we offer an educational experience that values and integrates cultural capital into the learning environment. We seek students who hope to become leaders in their respective fields, drivers of compassionate and innovative practices, and the creators of effective and culturally-resonant wellness strategies and interventions.

We invite you to explore our website wherein you will find an extraordinary array of people and programs that contribute to the vibrant, service-oriented, and intellectually stimulating place that comprises CHSHS. We also welcome your involvement in college activities, research projects, and events posted on our calendar.

CHSHS offers students and faculty unique opportunities for professional growth in a college devoted to fulfilling the region’s health and human service needs. The nexus of strong academic disciplines coupled with hands-on service learning opportunities creates a nurturing milieu for positive academic growth and success in health and human service careers. We are committed to improving the quality of life of the students, faculty, and staff that comprise our college and seeking new ways to achieve health and optimal wellness, entire communities at a time!


Crescenda Zuccaro, Administrative Analyst Specialist

Welcome to the College of Health Sciences and Human Services at California State University, Monterey Bay! I have enjoyed watching the university grow during my 20 years at the Dean's Office. I look forward to providing assistance to you during your venture at CSUMB. Please do not hesitate to contact the Dean's Office if you have any questions.

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(831) 582-3736

Fax: (831) 582-4568



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