The mission of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is dedicated to the enhancement of the health and well-being of the public through the preparation of professionals, the development and advancement of knowledge, and service to its constituencies. Exceptional undergraduate and graduate programs are offered in an environment that emphasizes leadership development, cultural competence, ethical practice, lifelong learning, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The achievement of a culturally bias free learning environment that honors diversity is central to all of our programs.
Dr. Neil Hattlestad, Dean
Welcome from Dean Hattlestad
Welcome to our Website. For more than three decades the University of Central Arkansas has been preparing practitioners, educators, and researchers in a broad range of health-related professions. The College awards more undergraduate and graduate degrees in the health and behavioral sciences than any other four year institution in Arkansas. Advanced study opportunities for experienced professionals are provided through graduate degree programs at the masters and doctoral levels, and continuing education workshops and seminars.
Faculty in the College are regarded by students as caring and concerned for their personal and professional development. Several have been recognized nationally for their expertise and leadership. Our faculty continuously evaluate the practice environment to ensure that graduates enter the profession with contemporary knowledge and skills.
We seek students who have a strong willingness to learn, and a commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. If you have these qualities, I encourage you to visit with counselors in the UCA Office of Admissions, or contact Department Chairs regarding specialty programs in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
Neil W. Hattlestad, Ed.D.
Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences