History of College of Health and Human Services

1965

  • College of Nursing is established to offer undergraduate nursing program (B.S.N.) to prepare registered nurses; area of Health & Physical Education offers activity courses

1972

  • Department of Health and Physical Education founded at UNC Charlotte

1973

  • Athletic Department spun off from Dept. of Health and Physical Education

1974

  • B.S.N. program accredited by National League for Nursing (NLN) board of review and has maintained continuous national accreditation

1975

  • Intramurals and Recreational Services spun off from Dept. of Health and Physical Education

1978

  • RN-BSN completion program was established

1982

  • Mission expands to include graduate nursing education; first clinical specialty concentration offered in adult health nursing, leading to M.S.N. degree

1983

  • Master’s degree in Health Education approved for Department of Health and Physical Education

1984

  • Pediatric nursing specialty (C.N.S.) established

1985

  • Master’s degree in Health Education approved for Department of Health and Physical Education
  • Psychiatric mental health nursing (C.N.S.) specialty established
  • Nursing administration concentration, and nursing and business administration dual degree (M.S.N. /M.B.A.) established, re-organized as M.S.N. /M.H.A. dual degree program in nursing and health administration in 1996
  • M.S.N. program accredited by NLN

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1988

  • Nurse anesthesia concentration established in partnership with Carolinas Medical Center as M.S.N. specialty

1989

  • Baccalaureate program in Social Work (B.S.W.) established
  • M.Ed. in Health Education changed to M.Ed. in Health Promotion

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1992

  • Departments of Family Nursing, Community Nursing and Adult Health Nursing established

1993

  • Department of Health & Physical Education changes name to Department of Health Promotion and Kinesiology (College of Education)

1994-96

  • Health and health-related programs and research are identified as among top five priorities for UNC Charlotte; college expanded to establish health as multidisciplinary mission

1994

  • Health Fitness B.S. program implemented in the Department of Health Promotion & Kinesiology

1995

  • Pediatric nursing specialty (C.N.S.) discontinued
  • Community health nursing (C.N.S.) concentration and Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) established
  • Nursing administration concentration, and nursing and business administration dual degree (M.S.N. /M.B.A.) discontinued
  • Nursing and health administration dual degree program (M.S.N. /M.H.A.) established
  • Department of Health Promotion and Kinesiology moves from the College of Education, bringing health fitness (B.S.), established in 1994, and health promotion (M.Ed.), which was established in 1983
  • College of Nursing is reorganized as College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Baccalaureate program in Social Work (B.S.W.) is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

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1996

  • Departments of Family Nursing and Community Nursing merge to form Department of Family and Community Nursing
  • Health Administration (M.H.A.) Program established
  • Interdisciplinary minor in Health Studies established
  • Adult Health Nursing specialty revised as blended C.N.S. /A.N.P., establishing second nurse practitioner program

1997

  • Degree program in Health Promotion changed from M.Ed. to M.S.

2000

  • University Health Commission recommends expansion in health and human services
  • Master’s in Social Work (M.S.W.) established

2001

  • Athletic Training concentration area established within Health Fitness B.S. degree
  • B.S.N. and M.S.N. programs accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • School nursing sub-specialty established within Family Nursing Practice and Community Health Nursing majors in the M.S.N. program

2002

  • B.S. degree in Athletic Training in Department of Kinesiology established
  • College of Nursing and Health Professions reorganizes as College of Health and Human Services to better reflect its scope, including:
    • School of Nursing with the Department of Adult Health Nursing and Department of Family and Community Nursing
  • Department of Health Promotion and Kinesiology becomes the Department of Kinesiology
  • Department of Health Behavior and Administration established
  • Department of Social Work joins College of Health and Human Services, bringing B.S.W.
    degree program, which was established in 1989 and accredited in 1995 by the Council on
    Social Work Education, and M.S.W. degree program, which was established in 2000
  • First class of 22 students receiving M.S.W. graduated in May 2002

2003

  • Athletic Training B.S. program nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee of Athletic Training (JRC-AT)
  • Web-based certificate in nursing education initiated

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2004

  • M.S.W. program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

2005

  • M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology established in the Department of Kinesiology
  • Health Services Research Ph.D. degree established
  • M.S.N. in Nurse Education established.

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2006

  • School of Nursing is re-organized into two divisions, undergraduate and graduate
  • M.S. in Health Promotion changed to Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.)
  • The College of Health and Human Services moves into a new building across from the College of Education
  • M.S.W. program admits the first group of Advanced Standing students

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2007

  • The Department of Health Behavior and Administration is renamed as the Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree established in the Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree established in the Department of Kinesiology
  • The Department of Kinesiology graduates its first student in the Interdisciplinary PhD program in Biology
  • The Master of Health Administration degree in the Department of Public Health Sciences receives initial three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)

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2008

  • The Department of Kinesiology converts the Bachelor of Science degree program in Respiratory Therapy to an exclusive online program
  • The first student graduates from the College’s interdisciplinary Health Services Research Ph.D. program
  • The School of Nursing admitted the first cohort for the MSN Nurse Administrator program

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2009

  • The School of Nursing signs a Memorandum of Understanding to begin the Strategic Army Reserve Nurse Training Pilot program for army reserve nurses to obtain a BSN
  • Athletic Training program receives 10-year reaccreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Exercise Science program receives initial 5-year accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology program receives initial 5-year accreditation from CAAHEP
  • The BSPH, BSRT and Health Services (HSR) PhD programs graduate their first students.
  • In collaboration with the College of Computing and Informatics, a graduate certificate in Health Information Technology is established

2010

  • BSW program is reaffirmed by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) until June 2016
  • Internationalization Committee was established in the College as part of the CHHS Faculty Organizatio
  • The Professional Science Master’s in Health Informatics Program (PSM-HI) was approved in collaboration with the Graduate School, the College of Computing and Informatics and the College of Health and Human Services

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2012

  • B.S. in Neurodiagnostic and Sleep Science (NDSS) in the Department of Kinesiology and in collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill was approved for implementation fall semester 2012
  • MS in Nursing Family Practitioner Program was renamed the MS in Family Nurse Practitioner Program Across the Lifespan and the Nurse Anesthesia program was renamed, Nurse Anesthesia Across the Lifespan
  • The baccalaureate/Master’s programs in the School of Nursing were reaccredited until 2021 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 (2020)887-6791
  • The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) was approved by the Board of Governors in summer 2012

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2013

  • Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology was renamed the Master of Science in Kinesiology
  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in collaboration with Western Carolina University was approved by the Board of Governors for implementation fall semester 2013
  • The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) and Post-Master’s Certificate programs in collaboration with Carolinas Healthcare System’s College of Health Sciences was approved and implemented in fall 2013
  • The BSW and MSW curricula were revised to correspond to the required competencies of CSWE
  • The BS in Exercise Science was revised to include three areas of concentrations
  • The Minor in Outdoor Adventure in the Department of Kinesiology was approved
  • The NDSS program graduate their first students in May 2013

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2014

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences was approved by the Board of Governors for implementation Fall Semester 2014.
  • The Master’s in Nurse Anesthesia across the Life Span was reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA).
  • The School of Nursing admits twelve students into the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Program and six students into the DNP program.
  • B.S. in Exercise Science and the M.S. in Kinesiology with Clinical Exercise Physiology concentration in the Department of Kinesiology were reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Applied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • The Department of Social Work was approved by the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees to be a School of Social Work.

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2015

  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program graduated its first 4 DNP students.
  • The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program graduated its first students.
  • The Neurodiagnostic and Sleep Science (NDSS) program was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Applied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) until 2019.
  • The PhD in Public Health Sciences program admitted their first 3 students in fall.

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2016

  • The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) transitions to a Master of Public Health (MPH).
  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) was accredited until 2021 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 887-6791.
  • Year-round admissions cycle for the RN-BSN program was implemented and accepted its first summer cohort in summer 2016.
  • The Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Graduate Certificate program was approved in spring 2016 and is a collaboration between the School of Social Work and the Department of Early Childhood and Special Education.
  • A part time MSW program was approved and begun summer 2016. The part time MSW program can be completed in three years.
  • The BS in Health Systems Management (BSHSM) program was approved by the Board of Governors in fall 2016 for implementation in fall 2017
  • The Master of Science in Respiratory Care (MSRC) program was approved by the Board of Governors in fall 2016 for implementation in fall 2017

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