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About the College

A Message from the Dean

Dr. Lori Ciccomascolo, Interim Dean

Quick Facts


  • Communicative Disorders
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical Therapy
  • School of Education
  • Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts
  • Ph.D. in Education and Doctor of Physical Therapy

HSS Numbers (approximately)

  • Undergraduate students: 2,400
  • Graduate students: 400
  • Faculty and staff: 123
  • Over 20,000 alumni

Centers, Clinics, and Labs

  • Child Development Centers
  • Couple and Family Therapy Clinic
  • Human Performance Lab
  • Speech-Hearing Center
  • Physical Therapy Clinic
  • Reading Clinic
  • Textile Conservation Lab
  • Textile Testing Lab

Student Internships and Broadening Opportunities

  • Physical therapy clinics in the US, South America, and Europe
  • Hospital-based fitness and wellness and cardiac rehabilitation centers
  • Urban, rural, and suburban public schools
  • Department of Children, Youth, and Families and Early Intervention
  • Donna Karan, NYC, Christian Louboutin, NYC, and American Textile History Museum
  • Clinical observations and training in speech and hearing centers

HSS Highlights

  • Second largest college at URI
  • HSS Living Learning Community (LLC), a residence hall for HSS students
  • Award winning faculty, leaders recognized for their teaching and research
  • Undergraduate and graduate students participate with faculty in their research
  • URI’s first and only undergraduate, interdisciplinary health program: Health Studies

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