Health and Human Services

World class training for helpers and healers.

Professionals in health and human services are usually driven by a unique gift — a desire to serve humanity in a way that takes strength, tenderness, insight, and empathy.

Defying the Odds

    Students and clients benefit from the hands-on clinical experience.

    Helping the Homeless

    During Project Homeless Connect Rochester, Nazareth social work students and faculty match struggling people with the help they need to get back on their feet.

    Conner Burry, Music Therapy

    Conner Burry '17

    Music therapy student shares his experience in the clinics, classes and hands-on experiences >>

    Clubs and Organizations

    Take part in a club or organization on campus, such as:

    • Association of Social Work Students
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders Association
    • Community Youth Development Collective
    • Nursing Club
    • Physical Therapy Club
    • Student Occupational Therapy Association
    Outcomes, Health and Human Services

    After Graduation

    Most new alumni are employed or in graduate school 12 months after graduating. Of the Class of 2013, 19% continued their education at Nazareth, pursuing fields that require advanced degrees such as physical therapy (D.P.T.), social work (M.S.W.), and education (M.S. Ed.).

    Kelsi Barinhold, Nazareth College, Occupational Therapy

    Kelsi Barnholt '18, occupational therapy

    Barnholt and three other Naz students spent a week at the Grand Canyon as part of a leadership conference for alternative break leaders. 

     

    Clinicals in the community

    Nazareth communication sciences and disorders students design and execute community programs, such as the partnership between the School of Health and Human Services and Mary's Place.

    Liz David, Global Service,

    Global Service

    Nazareth nursing and social work students travel to Belize and Kerala to take part in international service learning.

    Jesse Cruz '16

    Jesse Cruz '16, community youth development

    Jesse Cruz '16, community youth development major, says that Marie Watkins, Ph.D., his professor and director of program, has been a role model and mentor who's helped him build his character. "It's not about the grade," he says. "It's about the kind of person you're becoming. That's going to carry you way further in life." He believes the world needs more teachers like her, and he hopes to become a teacher himself. Cruz' story >>

    Employers and graduate schools of health and human services graduates

    • American Red Cross
    • Boston College
    • Brighton Central School District
    • Center for Disability Rights
    • Cincinnati's Children's Hospital
    • Community Place of Greater Rochester
    • Cornell University
    • Drexel University
    • Florida State University
    • Gallaudet University
    • Giant Steps Autism Treatment, Connecticut
    • Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong Memorial Hospital
    • Greece Central School District
    • Highland Hospital
    • Hillside Family of Agencies
    • James Madison University
    • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Learning Disabilities Association
    • Mercy Flight Center
    • Monroe County Department of Human Services
    • NYS Office of Children and Family Services
    • Northeastern University
    • Penn State University
    • Pirkanmaa Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    • Pittsford (N.Y.) Central Schools
    • Planned Parenthood
    • Preferred Care
    • Rancho Los Amigos, CA
    • Rochester City School District
    • Rochester General Health System
    • Saint Barnabas Medical Center, NJ
    • Stepping Stones Learning Center
    • SUNY Upstate Medical University
    • St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
    • Syracuse University
    • U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs
    • United Cerebral Palsy Association
    • University of North Carolina
    • University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Villa of Hope
    • Veterans Outreach Center
    • Visiting Nurse Service
    • West Palm Beach Hospice

    TEDx Talk with Cathy Rasmussen, speech language pathology

      Dr. Rasmussen explains cued speech and how it could help you make a better connection with others.

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