About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is 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 college includes the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Exercise and Sport Science, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Military Science and Leadership, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Psychology and Counseling and the School of Nursing.

The College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is the largest college at UCA and one of the state’s primary sources of health care professionals. The college has more than 1,200 affiliations and contracts with health care entities across the state, while students participate in approximately 420,000 hours of clinical, internship and practicum hours annually.