The Educational Psychology and Counseling Department offers undergraduate and graduate study related to teaching, learning, and counseling across the lifespan.
Faculty and students from Child and Family Studies and the Early Learning Center assisted in building a new, all-natural outdoor play area at North Ridge Crossing Head Start. Part of the Partners through Playgrounds project, this playground allows students to study children’s outdoor playing habits in a more natural environment.
Bob Rider, Dean, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, invites students to explore the vast array of opportunties for study, scholarship, and outreach the college offers.
The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department offers graduate programs in Educational Administration, Higher Ed Administration, College Student Personnel and principal licensing.
The FUTURE program, a postsecondary 2-year non-residential program, allows students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to engage in college life.
The Early Learning Center, a three-star rated learning environment, offers children from six weeks through age 5 a quality care and learning environment while providing a laboratory setting for the investigation of children's development in context and the growth of informed teaching practices.
Educators who focus on the roles of science in fostering creativity, critical thinking, and active citizenship in a democratic society prepare students seeking licensure or a degree in Science Education through the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education.
The Korn Learning, Assessment, And Social Skills (KLASS) Center was established to assist students, preschool to college-age, who struggle with the development of basic academic skills, as well as the social skills, needed to succeed in school.
Students in HEAL, the Healthy Eating and Activity Laboratory, conduct research in areas such as the effect of the Weight Watchers Online Program, eating frequency, and healthy eating patterns through the Department of Nutrition.
Students in the Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies program participate in service learning which blends classroom instruction with community engagement and reflection allowing students to apply knowledge in real-world context.
Retail and Consumer Sciences students enjoy international and domestic study tours that combine professional appointments and cultural visits.
The TRIPS Program, Therapeutic Recreation in Schools, allows undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies an opportunity to gain valuable experience in Special Education Classrooms in Knox and surrounding counties.
The Rocky Top Institute provides students with experiential learning opportunities in areas such as product development, brand management and marketing while strengthening their leadership, creativity, and business skills.
The Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict provides research-based information for practitioners and policy-makers who seek to address the needs of the unique population of young people in political conflict.
Accolades, the magazine for the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences showcases the many incredible achievements of our faculty, staff and students.
Earning a degree through the Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies programs creates opportunties for tomorrow's sports leaders through real world experiences and professional development.
The VolsTeach program designed for Math, Science, and Engineering majors, allows students to receive their degree and teaching licensure within four years.
“Get Fruved,” a childhood obesity prevention program funded by a $4.9 million grant from the USDA, is the brain child of Dr. Sarah Colby of the Department of Nutrition. The 4-H social marketing and environmental change initiative is an effort to get children, adolescents, and college students to eat more fruits and vegetables and adopt healthy lifestyles.
The Graduate Public Health Programs prepare students to be competent, future public health leaders offering degrees in Community Health Education, Health Policy and Management, and Veterinary Public Health.
The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society aims to promote cultural understanding between UT Students and diverse communities through sport-based service.
The Graduate School of Education promotes the University of Tennessee professional education research community and its engagement in the generation and sharing of knowledge designed to improve student opportunity, achievement, and success.
Enhancing Quality of Life Through Research, Outreach, and Practice
The mission of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is, “To promote a healthy, educated, and civil society; to encourage life-long learning; and to enhance the quality of life within the diverse, global community by preparing professionals to lead and serve by conducting research and by engaging in service and outreach activities.”
If you would like to be involved in the most important work in society, consider a career in education, health, or the human sciences. If you want to have fun doing it, come to the University of Tennessee!
2012-2016 Strategic Plan
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The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is committed to academic excellence, the advancement of scholarship, and to addressing societal needs in our mission and strategic planning efforts. We seek to provide opportunity and access for our students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. Diversity of thought was valued throughout the strategic planning process to encourage the advancement of innovative and creative approaches for meeting the priorities set forth in this plan. Please join us on our journey as we successfully implement and carry out this plan.