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Salano Hall

The College of Health and Human Services at Sacramento State ( has a long and proud history of providing the region with health and human services professionals that are leaders in the region through their innovation, engagement, and impact.  The college plays important roles in addressing the workforce needs of the region, in community engagement, and in research that matters.  With over 38,000 alumni from the college, chances are that if you interact with a nurse, a social worker, or a police officer in the region they are a Sac State alum. With over 6900 majors, making it the largest college on campus, the programs offered in the college continue to be in high demand.

The College of Health and Human Services has seven departments including the Division of Criminal Justice, the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, the School of Nursing, the Department of Physical Therapy, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, the Division of Social Work, and the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. Within each of these departments there are a number of programs for students to choose from. Most of these programs are accredited by external, professional accreditation associations. In addition, the college is the home for five centers including the new Center for Health Professions, Policy, and Practice, and nine community clinics.

The College operates the Maryjane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center which treats over 500 clients each year with speech and hearing disorders. The College also operates The Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) which provides education and training, research, and direct services pertaining to mediation, negotiation, and arbitration. With the addition of new space in Folsom Hall, the College of Health and Human Services is establishing a Center for Health Professions, Policy, and Practice. This is the site of the college’s School of Nursing with, state-of-the-art teaching/research facilities including skills labs and a number of high-fidelity simulation labs. The new Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy also moved into new research and teaching laboratories in Folsom Hall. Future plans include relocating the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology to Folsom Hall.

The College's faculty are recognized for their expertise as teachers, scholars, and practitioners. They serve as professional role-models for students and are actively involved in the life of the surrounding community and their professional organizations. The College’s faculty and staff are also committed to the values of student success, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, leadership, professional ethics, excellence, social responsibility, and collaboration.

In summary, the College of Health and Human Services provides quality academic programs that educates and empowers students, serves and enriches diverse communities, promotes well-being, and informs policy and best practices.


Programs of instruction leading to the following degrees offered by the College are listed in this catalog in separate sections.

Contact Information

Fred D. Baldini, Dean
Robin Carter, Associate Dean
Tommie Captain, College Analyst
Christine Kellermann, Administrative Analyst/Specialist
Vacant, Administrative Support Coordinator
Vacant, Administrative Support Coordinator
Mike Kellermann, Information Technology Consultant
Carl Kelly, Information Technology Consultant

For more information, visit the Web site for the College of Health & Human Services at
Solano Hall 5002
(916) 278-7255