About Robbins College

About Robbins College

Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences

On May 16, 2014, 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. The academic units that form the College - Communication Sciences and DisordersHuman Sciences and DesignHealth, Human Performance and RecreationDepartment of Occupational TherapyDepartment of Physical TherapyDepartment of Public Health and the Division of Health Professions - share a common purpose: improving health and the quality of life.  A transformational naming gift was made in 2014 renaming the college the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.

Robbins College (HHS) is creating curricula that promotes a team-based approach to transformational education and research that has established interdisciplinary research collaborations to advance solutions for improving quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.


Robbins College at Baylor University draw upon Baylor’s Christian mission and both innovation and tradition to prepare scholars and leaders who can translate theory into practice through translational research and advance knowledge of health, human behavior, and quality of life. Robbins College strives to:

  • Create and support an interdisciplinary environment for discovery, learning, and engagement through transformational education
  • 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.


Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences will inform and influence human health and behavior through exemplary translational and trans-disciplinary education and research. This includes independent researchers and collaborative groups who conduct internationally recognized basic, applied, creative and translational research. Additionally, faculty follow entrepreneurial approaches that deliver initiatives with lasting benefits to people, engagement and partnerships that strengthen our educational programs and increase our contributions to people locally and globally. Finally, the creation of an academic community that is exemplary in its understanding and appreciation of intellectual and cultural diversity.