Office: 103 Hagedorn Hall
Kathleen Gallo, Dean
Holly J. Seirup, Vice Dean
Susan M. Madden, Senior Assistant Dean of Administration and Budget
Nicolle Tumminelli, Assistant Dean of Recruitment and External Relations
The mission of the Hofstra University School of Health Professions and Human Services is to educate students in the theory and practices of their specialized area of study, with a strong foundation in the natural, social and behavioral sciences. Through competency-based instruction, field experience and research training, students are educated to become effective and compassionate clinicians, evidence-based practitioners, policymakers, managers and advocates who promote health equity. Students learn to provide therapeutic and developmental services; prevent, diagnose and treat illness and disabilities; and design, implement, administer and evaluate health promotion programs, policies and systems. Students receive clinical education in approaches that maximize occupational, communicative, biological, psychological, social and interpersonal development across the lifespan. Students are prepared to work in settings that include the home, the school, the clinic, the hospital and other health care facilities, the work place, the government and community agencies. The School of Health Professions and Human Services serves as a community resource by offering continuing education opportunities, promoting collaborative clinical and research initiatives, advocating for underserved populations, and providing services that model best practices.
Graduate programs in health professions and human services provide a high level of training to prepare students to work in the field of health care and counseling settings. These graduate programs lead to Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Science in Education, Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health, and Professional Doctorate in Audiology degrees. Through course work and clinical training, students are prepared for professions, such as physician assistant, creative arts therapy, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, health administration, public health, audiology, and speech-language pathology. The school also offers advanced certificates and professional diplomas that provide advanced and specialized study for those who hold a master’s degree.