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U of M College of Education Adds “Health and Human Sciences” to its Name

For release: February 1, 2012
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843

During this year of celebration at the University of Memphis, the College of Education is also looking to the next 100 years of achievement.  Recognizing the needs of its students, the College is now the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. The new name has been approved at all levels and is effective immediately.

College Dean Don Wagner said the rationale was to adopt a new name that accurately represents the diverse academic programs of the College. “Re-naming the College has two benefits,” said Wagner, “one immediate, one longer term.  It enables alumni who did not major in education, but in health and sport sciences or in counseling, to connect with today’s College.  Further, it will enable prospective students who are interested in the College’s health and human sciences majors to have a distinct professional identity and to find information about their interests and their majors more easily on the University’s and the College’s websites.” 

Offering more than just teacher training, the College has 57 degree-programs for the classroom and for enriching daily lives. The Department of Health and Sport Sciences and the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research house long-standing nationally recognized programs that have also seen tremendous growth in graduation rates; two examples are the Clinical Nutrition and Education Psychology programs that attract top students from around the country.

The College is home to more than 3,000 students majoring in the areas of teaching, educational administration, nutrition and dietetics, exercise science, health promotion, leisure and sport management, counseling psychology, rehabilitation counseling, mental health counseling, school counseling, educational psychology and research, and higher education administration.

More information about the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences is available online at or by phone at 901-678-4265.

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