SON Simulation Center

Together We Make a Difference

University of North Carolina Wilmington has made a strategic investment to address health preparation and services in southeastern North Carolina by establishing the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS).

Our focus is to effectively address health and quality of life issues by empowering underserved communities, eliminating health inequalities and improving severe and chronic health outcomes.

The CHHS is committed to the development of academically-distinct programs of study that prepare students for promoting wellness, treating illness and health-related interventions; transdisciplinary applied research practices that advance both the science and practice of health and human services; and service activities to help build healthier communities, while developing and strengthening the health and human services workforce.

The faculty, staff and students embrace an interprofessional collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families and communities through prevention, health promotion and maintenance and the restoration of physical, mental and social well-being.

The hallmark of the CHHS experience is the application of theory to practice. Through in-class and field experiences, our students learn to develop and apply knowledge regarding illness, health, wellness and human needs.

Our students and faculty work in close partnerships with the community to discover and apply scientific knowledge that serves the public and benefits human beings in all their diversity.