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College of Education, Health & Human Services (CEHHS)

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Welcome to the College of Education, Health and Human Services (CEHHS) at Cal State San Marcos.

CEHHS houses the School of Education (SOE), the School of Nursing (SON) with the program of Public Health, and the School of Health Sciences & Human Services (SHSHS).

SHSHS is comprised of excellent programs in: Human DevelopmentKinesiologySocial Work and Speech-Language Pathology

CSUSM Names New School of Nursing Director

Cal State San Marcos has appointed Dr. Tom Olson as its new director of the School of Nursing. 

Olson started in his position on July 8. He replaces Dr. Pamela Kohlbry, who served as the interim director for the past school year. Learn more about Dr. Olson...

 Dr. Tom Olson-New Nursing Director


Human Development Student Beats Odds in Earning Degree

"This is the road that I need to take, and this is the path I'm going to take to get there," says Joseph Robinson.

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Joseph Robinson - HD student
Kinesiology Student Stoked to Find His Purpose

As expected for a senior kinesiology major, Ryan Eick pores through his textbooks during the week to build the knowledge he needs to work with adaptive athletes. But on the weekends, he trades his textbooks for ocean waves, and what he reads there can be lifesaving.

Kinesiology Student Stoked to Find His Purpose
Professor Follows Passion for Teaching

The founder of CSUSM’s speech-language pathology program, Suzanne Moineau has earned the 2018-19 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award, given annually to a CSUSM faculty member in recognition of their commitment to sustained excellence in teaching, research and service. 

Sue M.
Pushup Challenge a Nonstop Cause for CSUSM Social Work Student, Marine Vet

“I noticed, as a veteran, that people still weren’t aware, and there wasn’t a lot of change coming that I could see,” William said. “So, I was like, ‘Maybe I should keep doing them every day, and it will remind me to be there for my fellow vets in their time of need.’ ” 

MSW Veteran Student- William Felty
Professor Hopes His Story Inspires Students 

Richard Armenta knows what it feels like to be the lost student in the back corner of a cavernous lecture hall.  

He knows what it’s like to be just a face in a crowd, to feel removed from and intimidated by professors, to struggle to find his way in higher education.  

He even knows what it feels like almost to flunk out of a university.  


Richard Armenta


City of San Marcos and CSUSM Collaborate to Benefit Local Active AdultsCity of San Marcos and CSUSM Collaborate to Benefit Local Active Adults

Dr. Eliza Bigham, CSUSM Department of Human Development, oversaw the students who worked on this project and she’s confident they left feeling empowered.

“Working with city staff and meeting with elected officials required my students to try something new and go outside their comfort zone. But I can’t tell you how many of them thanked me for the opportunity to grow through this experience,” she said. “They discovered that their skill set is so completely beneficial to address real, current needs in their own community.”