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College of Health and Human Development

We are committed to improving the health and well-being of communities in Southern California. Our diverse fields of study empower students to become health advocates and leaders who turn academic research into practical solutions to solve public health issues and enhance human performance.


2022 - 2023  Colleges of Distinction: Nursing

  • Top 3%
  • Best Public Nursing School in the Nation,
    Nursing School Almanac, 2022

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Tackling the shortage of mental health providers in Latinx communities, Ánimo Latinx Counseling trains future counselors to provide bilingual and bicultural services. Excelencia in Education, a national nonprofit organization that champions Latinx success in higher education, recognized Ánimo as one of 19 Examples of Excelencia Finalists in the nation for 2023. Learn more


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Cal State Fullerton is the only public university in Orange County that offers a Master's of Social Work program and has received nearly $10M grant to train social workers for post-pandemic needs. Learn more

Why Choose the College of Health and Human Development

At our college, you will gain hands-on research and field experiences, be mentored by renowned faculty experts, network with successful alumni and partner with local organizations to create healthy neighborhoods. Our degree programs empower you to become a Titan in the health field.

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Faculty-Student Collaboration

Students like you work closely with faculty experts to conduct research, analyze data and publish findings in peer-reviewed publications.

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Community Service

You can participate in real-world experiences through longstanding partnerships between the college and local health organizations.

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Research Opportunities

Our research institutes and centers enables you to gain research and field practice. These hands-on experiences teach students a wide range of topics, such as sports performance, autism, aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.

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State-of-the-Art Labs

In our cutting-edge facilities, you explore your passions and gain innovative experiences that puts you in a competitive advantage to launch your career or research pursuits.

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Promoting Healthy Living and Communities

Our vision for a healthier Orange County is supported by 12 centers that address a variety of needs and issues and provide valuable support to local communities. Under the leadership of faculty experts, students advance research in such areas as cancer disparities, developmental care and personal wellness.

Be a Part of the Solution

Through community-centered programs and partnerships, the College of Health and Human Development works to reduce health disparities and provide equitable health care to underserved communities in Southern California and beyond.

Join us in building a healthier Orange County by supporting student and faculty research in the College of Health and Human Development.

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