Baylor to form new College of Health and Human Sciences
About 1 in 3 Baylor undergraduate students enrolls planning to major in a health-related field, drawn by the university’s long-held reputation for preparing students to thrive in healthcare careers. From prominent alums in healthcare leadership to dedicated physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and much more, the Baylor name means excellence in healthcare.
At their May meeting, Baylor Regents made a strong move to support the university’s commitment to health-related education and research, voting to establish a new college within the university focused on exactly that area.
The College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) will become Baylor’s 12th school or college, joining the College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School, Honors College, schools of business, education, engineering and computer science, law, music, nursing and social work, and Truett Seminary. The HHS will combine four existing academic areas — Communication Sciences and Disorders, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health, Human Performance and Recreation and the Louise Herrington School of Nursing — to better coordinate and oversee most health/human sciences-related work at Baylor. From the release:
“The HHS will draw upon Baylor’s Christian mission and tradition in health care to prepare scholars and leaders who can translate theory into practice and advance knowledge of health, human behavior and quality of life. The HHS will create curricula that promote a team-based approach to patient care, establish interdisciplinary research collaborations and form the infrastructure for future health-related graduate programs.”
The move will also improve Baylor’s abilities to land competitive research grants and help coordinate work with external healthcare partners.
Sic ’em, future healthcare leaders!
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