College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Helping people live longer, happier and healthier lives.

The College of Health Sciences and Human Services prepares students in health and performance sciences and human services disciplines. CHSHS  offers undergraduate degree programs in kinesiology, nursing, and collaborative health and human services and a Master of Social Work degree. Our faculty are devoted to mentoring the next generation of professionals by designing innovative and community-supported programs which help people live longer, happier and healthier lives.

Seeking supportive society stewards

The Master of Social Work program prepares advanced social work practitioners to meet the needs of multicultural, multilingual, and diverse populations, to be ethical leaders in community-based practice, and to advocate for social and economic justice. 

Aimed at working professionals, our MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and offers both two-year and three-year program options, with course schedules that accommodate working professionals and parents. 

With 100% job placement rates, your dream of establishing a career helping others is completely within reach, right here on the Central Coast of California.

Creating coastal caregivers, fulfilling critical healthcare needs 

The Department of Nursing’s ADN to BSN pathway program offers students from five local community colleges the opportunity to complete their nursing degree in less time. Utilizing a unique program funnel that enables current Associate Degree in Nursing students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree within two semesters after graduating from their community college, the program fulfills critical infrastructure needs by helping to eliminate nursing shortages along the Central Coast. 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, the “employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 6% from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations,” and California is the #1 state for employment of Registered Nurses — meaning you’ll always have a job, right here at home.

Contact College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Phone: 831-582-3736

Building: Ocean Hall A (Building 86), 2051 Inter-Garrison Rd.

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.