About the College
Welcome From the Dean
The College of Health and Behavioral Studies encourages the exploration of our personal, social and institutional wellbeing, recognizing how urgently the scholarship of today must inform the practices of tomorrow. Preparing students to recognize and understand the contributions they may offer for health and human services, businesses, governments, innovative community agencies and the advance of knowledge in the 21st century, the college's programs foster interdisciplinary and interprofessional opportunities for inquiry, critical reflection, research and practice.
Dr. Sharon Lovell
Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Studies.
The College of Health and Behavioral Studies, launched on July 1, 2012, brings heightened visibility and emphasis to the academic programs that contribute so vitally to the needs of the surrounding community, the Commonwealth, the nation and the world for the enlightened leadership, scholarship and professional practice that will serve our systems of healthcare, business, government, education, research & development, and investments in community life. The College heralds a strong and enduring focus on the singular and the interconnected strengths of our faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Psychology and Social Work Both undergraduate and graduate education in these growing and essential fields represent the promise of outstanding accomplishments by CHBS faculty and students.
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Kinesiology brings inclusive sports to students
April 13, 2017
JMU is leading the way in adapted sports and inclusive recreation education, due in part to the work of kinesiology professor Cathy McKay, who was inspired to organize the Paralympic Skill Lab.
"Making the unconscious conscious" through art and counseling
March 29, 2017
Established artist Agnes Carbrey, student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at JMU, finds common ground between arts and counseling.
New athletic training classrooms boost program
March 20, 2017
After spending years in a cramped classroom and under-equipped lab space, the athletic training (AT) program has moved to a new space in the Health and Behavioral Studies building.