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About the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences

After more than three years of evaluation and input from Baylor regents, deans, faculty and staff, and external entities, including healthcare partners and the consulting firm Grant Thornton the Baylor Board of Regents approved the creation of the College of Health and Human Sciences on May 16, 2014. The anchor academic units that form the new College - Communication Sciences and Disorders, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health, Human Performance and Recreation, and the Louise Herrington School of Nursing - share a common purpose: improving health and the quality of life.

The new College is working to create curricula that will promote a team-based approach to patient care and will establish interdisciplinary research collaborations to advance solutions for improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. During the next few months the CHHS will work with other academic units on campus and the Provost's office to enable a transition of students, faculty, staff and processes to the CHHS.

Mission

HHS at Baylor University will draw upon Baylor’s Christian mission and tradition in healthcare to prepare scholars and leaders who can translate theory into practice (translational research) and advance knowledge of health, human behavior, and quality of life. HHS will strive to:

  • Create and support an interdisciplinary environment for discovery, learning, and engagement
  • Promote and emphasize evidence-based research practice and innovative approaches
  • Hire and retain faculty who are leaders in the health and human sciences
  • Develop and deliver educational programs that attract and prepare undergraduate and graduate students for professions dedicated to the improvement of health, human behavior and quality of life.
  • Support research that discovers new ideas, advances knowledge with novel questions and is responsive to ever-changing conditions of health, human sciences and quality of life.
  • Engage with diverse constituencies and communities to address a broad spectrum of human needs. 
News
Apr
15
2015
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2015) – Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR), along with partners from Texas A&M University’s School of Public Health (lead on the overall project), New Mexico State University, the Mariposa Community Health Center in Arizona, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have received a five-year, $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve the lives and families living along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jul
24
2014
At its spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents voted to establish the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) by uniting four existing health-related academic units and creating a forward-looking organizational structure to advance the University's commitment to health-related education and research.<
May
21
2014
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 …
May
16
2014
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2014) – At its spring meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents voted to establish the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) by uniting four existing health-related academic units and creating a forward-looking organizational structure to advance the University’s commitment to health-related education and research.