College of Health

The College of Health comprises a variety of departments, including the Department of Health Sciences, the Department of Human Services, the Justice Center, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work. The college offers certificate and undergraduate and graduate degree options for students who are attracted to people-oriented careers. It also provides a special opportunity for cross-disciplinary studies as they relate to the human aspects of our culture, and helps to prepare graduates for the increasingly integrated approaches to service delivery demanded by society.

Professional programs housed within this college share a common interest in issues that impact the development, health and well-being of individuals and communities. The instructional, service and scholarship efforts of the faculty in the various curricula are enhanced and supported by collaborative research and service activities in the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS), the Center for Human Development (CHD), the Alaska Area Health Education Center, the Justice Center, the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies (ICHS), and the National Resource Center for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Elders. Together, through multidisciplinary approaches, the schools, departments, centers and institutes take direct action to address the needs and potentials of Alaska’s peoples and communities.