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.
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: