College of Health and Human Services
St. Ambrose University's College of Health and Human Services provides a variety of programs leading to careers in education, healthcare, physical fitness, and human services.
In addition to academic excellence, we focus on community-based service learning. Be taught by highly-qualified, well-respected faculty in the classroom and then build your skills through experiential opportunities, including student teaching, fieldwork, internships, and community service.
We honor your hard work, dedication, and ambition by helping you become one of the best providers in your field. Embark on your journey with us and become a trailblazing health professional.
Due to rigorous preparation and guidance, 100% of students in our Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant programs passed their certification exams.
So Many Options!
Discovering what type of work you want to do can make all the difference! That's why we have connections and relationships with thousands of fieldwork internship sites. We want our students to branch out and explore all aspects of their field before applying for a job or graduate school.
Because healthcare and education are equal partners in creating a progressive, thriving society, the College of Health and Human Services encourages students to collaborate across disciplines.
Institute for Person-Centered Care
St. Ambrose University's Institute for Person-Centered Care (IPCC) is leading the conversation on transforming people, organizations and systems approach to the delivery of care.
Person-Centered Care (PCC) is a multi-discipline approach to care that is: co-designed, relationship-based, health-focused, accessible, and integrated.
Interprofessional Health Clinic
Our students provide interprofessional healthcare services to underserved populations with a focus on compassionate care, empowerment of the individual, management of health conditions, and overall wellness.
Our students, faculty, and alumni address challenges people face at home, at school, in the workplace, and in the community.
The interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of the College sparks innovative ways of examining issues, asking questions, and seeking solutions to complex problems.
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy
- Master of Early Childhood Education
- Master of Educational Administration
- Master of Physician Assistant Studies
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
- Master of Social Work
- Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
About the College
The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) prepares exemplary professionals through innovative programs in the health sciences, human services, and education. We are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and collaboration through interdisciplinary and community-based partnerships.
Statement of Beliefs
We believe that all members of the College must:
- respect the inherent worth, dignity and human rights of all individuals
- maintain compassionate, respectful, and caring relationships with colleagues and others
- embrace life-long learning in a diverse and global society
- utilize their knowledge and skills to serve the common good and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with their profession's standards, competencies, and ethics
The CHHS will be valued for preparing creative and critically thinking professionals who are recognized as leaders in their field and advocates for social justice in their communities.
Sandra Cassady, PhD, Dean
College of Health and Human Services
Center for Health Sciences Education
1320 W. Lombard St.
Davenport, IA 52804