College of Health Professions
The College of Health Professions provides outstanding graduate and undergraduate inter-professional education as it prepares lifelong learners and leaders who exhibit high ethical standards and professional, inclusive behaviors. Students participate in a wide variety of experiential learning activities that foster engagement with community partners to promote health and well-being and work with faculty as they advance knowledge through implementation of innovative, evidence-based practice and applied research.
The programs in the college prepare graduates to assume roles in a variety of clinical, teaching, administrative, community and sport-related settings. Each program integrates this professional preparation with a rigorous grounding in the liberal arts and sciences. Faculty members support students’ development to assure that graduates possess the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for career success. Internships and clinical experiences are an essential part of students' education.
Programs in the college are accredited by appropriate professional and educational accrediting agencies. Graduates of the baccalaureate programs of Athletic Training, Nursing and the combined bachelor’s in Occupation and Well-Being and master’s in Occupational Therapy are eligible to sit for their respective licensure or certification examinations.
In addition to providing courses for students majoring in each of the departments, each department provides courses that are available to all Towson University students. The College of Health Professions further contributes to the well-being of TU’s students, faculty, staff and many off-campus communities through collaborative outreach, applied research, educational partnerships and professional practice.
The College of Health Professions enrolls more bachelor’s and master’s health care and sport-related professional students than any other institution in the state of Maryland and has one of the largest enrollments in the mid-Atlantic region.
As a college, we emphasize the key values of:
- Experiential Learning
- Evidence Based Practice
Lisa A. Plowfield, Dean
Tabatha Uhrich, Associate Dean
CHP Strategic priorities: Student success; quality academic programs; faculty excellence, community engagement and outreach.