May 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Clinical, Health, and Applied Sciences

The Department of Clinical, Health, and Applied Sciences (CHAS) educates students for careers that promote the mental, physical and psychosocial health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Due to changing lifestyle and environmental factors that result in increased prevalence of disease and disability, there is a growing need to discover, develop, and disseminate evidence-based prevention, treatment and rehabilitation programs for physical and mental impairments. Through research, teaching, and service, the faculty of CHAS is dedicated to meeting this growing societal need. Moreover, CHAS faculty members are committed to the academic preparation and professional mentorship of students who will become the community and family health leaders of the future generations.

CHAS offers undergraduate degrees in various areas of clinical and applied health sciences:

  •  Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Human Performance degree
  •  Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Human Performance with grades EC-12 Physical Education degree
  •  Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a Bachelor of Social Work degree.


The B.S.W. program is accredited through the Council of Social Work and Education (CSWE). The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The Fitness and Human Performance program has been recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) for its curriculum and research areas in strength and conditioning.


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