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2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

School of Health Professions and Human Services

Office: Room 118 Hagedorn Hall
Telephone: 516-463-5301

Kathleen Gallo, Dean
Holly J. Seirup, Vice Dean
Jacklyn T. Kuehn, Associate Dean
Susan M. Madden, Senior Assistant Dean of Administration and Budget
Nicolle Tumminelli, Assistant Dean of Recruitment and External Relations

Mission Statement

The mission of the Hofstra University School of Health Professions and Human Services (HPHS) 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 Degrees

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 various degrees in health, including counseling and mental health counseling, creative arts therapy, health informatics, marriage and family therapy, rehabilitation counseling, health administration, public health, sports science, occupational therapy, 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.


Policy on Ethical and Professional Performance

Students are expected to behave in an ethical and professional manner according to the guidelines for student conduct and academic honesty at Hofstra University and to the professional standards identified in their respective programs in the School of Health Professions and Human Services. Satisfactory interpersonal behavior and professional performance in classes and meetings, internships, and practica are expected.  If a report is received concerning an ethics violation, or an incident of inappropriate behavior as defined by the individual program handbook and/or Student Judicial Code, established procedures will be followed to investigate the issue and determine the course of action. A written remedial plan, including designated corrective action, may be instituted at the discretion of the program director.

It is our policy that if a student is dismissed from one placement before and/or during the semester of internal and external placements, that student may be counseled or dismissed from the program.  If the student is dismissed from two placements, this will constitute being dismissed from the program.  In addition, the program requirements will not be met and the student will not be recommended for certification by Hofstra University.