About Us

About Us

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 College - Communication Sciences and DisordersFamily and Consumer Sciences, and Health, Human Performance and Recreation - 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:

  • 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.