Gary Liguori, Dean
Deborah Riebe, Interim Associate Dean
Nancy Kelley, Assistant Dean
The College of Health Sciences, part of URI’s Academic Health Collaborative, offers a broad and diverse range of majors and programs connected by a common theme – making a positive and lasting impact on the health and well-being of people of all ages. Our programs prepare students for careers in both clinical and non-clinical health fields, and provide ample opportunities for hands-on and interdisciplinary experiences. We focus on providing education and professional development to prepare students to meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s challenges in the field of health and wellness.
Degrees offered include a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in communicative disorders, health Studies, human development and family studies, kinesiology, nutrition and dietetics, and psychology; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. The teacher education programs offered through the college are outlined in the following departmental descriptions.
The college sponsors a number of organizations and activities that provide special opportunities for students, including two childhood development centers, a family therapy clinic, physical therapy clinic, speech and hearing clinic, psychological consultation center, and a supplemental nutrition assistance education program.
Minors. Students can declare a minor, which will appear on the transcripts as a category separate from their major. See minor fields of study.
The college participates in the following interdisciplinary minors: gerontology, hunger studies, leadership Studies, special populations, and thanatology (see interdepartmental minors). Details on minors offered within the college can be found later in this section.
For more information, visit uri.edu/chs
In case of discrepancies between this catalog and the departmental materials, this URI catalog is considered definitive. Departmental websites and departmental curricular and course materials are maintained independently and do not necessarily reflect University-approved curricular and course information.