College of Health and Human Services

Images of CHHS students participating in labs and field work

The University of New Hampshire College of Health and Human Services inspires students to become strong, compassionate leaders to help transform and improve the health and human services environment across the state, the region and the world. Led by engaged faculty and practitioners who are leaders in their fields, CHHS offers dynamic academic programs infused with applied learning and innovative research that prepares students for success.

CHHS Stats vs National Average Stats


employed or enrolled in a program of further education


approximate hours of service to community agencies provided by CHHS students each year


of CHHS students participate in internships

Hallmarks of a CHHS Education

  • Dynamic, high-quality programs that provide high touch/high value
  • Real world experience with hands-on practical learning
  • Engaged scholarship, innovative research, and community outreach across disciplines that make a difference in the lives of others

Where are they now?

  • Access Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
  • Adaptive Sports Center
  • American Red Cross
  • American Renal Associates
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Celtics
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Catholic Medical Center
  • Child and Family Services of New Hampshire
  • Community Partners
  • Constellations Behavioral Services
  • Crotched Mountain Foundation
  • Dana Farber
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • DCYF
  • Elliot Hospital
  • Families First
  • Families in Transition
  • Genesis Health Care
  • Hampstead Hospital
  • Health and Fitness Corp
  • Krempels Center
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Manchester Monarchs
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Mass General Hospital
  • Medtronic
  • Millennium Running
  • Nashoba Learning Group
  • New Heights
  • Northeast Passage
  • Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital
  • New England Center for Children
  • Orthocare Medical Equipment
  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital
  • Project Adventure, Inc.
  • Recreational Equipement Inc.
  • Seacoast Mental Health Center
  • Seacoast United
  • Spaulding Hospital
  • Special Olympics New Hampshire
  • The Browne Center
  • Thom Child & Family Sevices
  • UNH Campus Recreation
  • USA Hockey
  • Wentworth by the Sea
  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
  • York Hospital

CHHS Programs

Undergraduate Programs

  • Athletic Training B.S.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders B.S.
  • Health Management and Policy B.S.
  • Human Development and Family Studies B.S.
    • Concentrations in:
      • Child Development
      • Family Support/Provisional CFLE
      • Lifespan Development
  • Kinesiology B.S.
    • Majors:
      • Exercise Science
      • Health and Physical Education
      • Outdoor Education
      • Sport Studies
  • Nursing B.S.
  • Occupational Science B.S.
  • Recreation Management and Policy B.S.
    • Options in:
      • Program and Event Management
      • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Social Work B.S.

Graduate Programs

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders M.S.
  • Public Health - MPH
  • Human Development and Family Studies M.S.
  • Kinesiology M.S., PhD
  • Health and Physical Education, K-12 - MAT
  • Nursing M.S., DNP
  • Occupational Therapy M.S.
  • Recreation Management & Policy M.S.
  • Social Work M.S.W.
  • Dual Degree MSW/Kinesiology M.S.
  • Dual Degree MSW/JD

Graduate Certificates

  • Public Health
  • Adolescent Development
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Assistive Technology
  • Child Welfare
  • Intellectual and Development Disabilities

Top 2%

in Social Work - 7th in the country

Top 4%

in Recreation Management

Top 9%

in Health and Physical Education

Top 12%

in Nursing

Institutes and Centers

The College of Health and Human Services is home to many of the nation’s leading centers and institutes devoted to applied research and practical expertise in areas ranging from health policy and practice and cardiac rehabilitation, to experiential learning and child and adolescent development. They bring together student and faculty researchers from different academic fields to explore solutions to common problems. They produce new knowledge and policy recommendations that are made accessible to professionals and the general public. They provide a framework for collaborative partnerships among UNH, industry, and government agencies.

Institutes and Centers

  • The Browne Center
  • Center on Aging and Community Living
  • Child Study and Development Center
  • Family Connections Center
  • Institute for Health Policy and Practice
  • Institute on Disability
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Center
  • Northeast Passage
  • Outdoor Behavioral Health Center
  • Professional Excellence in Child Welfare
  • Speech-Language Hearing Center

Director of CHHS Career and Professional Success Riannon Nute

Riannon Nute
Career Director 
Hewitt Hall 267