College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Departments and Programs

Founded in 2014, the College of Health Sciences and Human Services (CHSHS) is comprised of five departments: Health, Human Services & Public Policy, Kinesiology, Nursing, Social Work, and the Master of Science Physician Assistant program. Follow the links to each individual department homepage to learn more and apply to our cutting-edge health sciences and human services degree programs!

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Health, Human Services, and Public Policy

An interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in Collaborative Health and Human Services provides students who are interested in careers in the health and human services, nonprofit management and public administration professions with integrative and multidisciplinary learning opportunities. Five minor pathways allow students to specialize further.


A Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology develops comprehensive expertise in the human body's development and functions, the roles of physical movement in growth and learning, and the methods for improving and maintaining a high quality of life and personal wellness at every age.

Social Work

The Master of Social Work (MSW) 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. The MSW also maintains a special focus on the community issues of the California Central Coast region. The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and offers both two-year and three-year program options that accommodate working students with classes from 4 pm – 10 pm, with an additional 960 hours of field education.

Master of Science Physician Assistant

The Master of Science Physician Assistant program is a full-time, 28-month, year-round graduate program, consisting of 83 credit hours completed over 7 semesters. The curriculum structure is specially designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be competent PAs upon completion of the program, and is separated into didactic, clinical, and hybrid semester. The hybrid bilingual program prepares students with rigorous medical education, teaching how to obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, diagnose illnesses and prescribe medications.

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