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College of Health and Human Services

The College of Health and Human Services offers professional education in a variety of health care, rehabilitation and human service disciplines. The college consists of the following group of departments and professional programs:

  • Department of Kinesiology
  • Department of Nursing
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
  • Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work

Through the integration of research, education and evidence-based practice, the College of Health and Human Services assists students to develop competence in professional practice and to be leaders in their professions, organizations and communities. The college values a sound general education that enables students to develop analytical and creative thinking, and to make well-founded ethical decisions. We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs. Our graduates pursue advanced degrees or enter a variety of practice, research and administrative roles in the health and human services fields to preserve and promote the well-being of individuals, groups and communities.


The mission of the College is to educate a diverse student body from various backgrounds in the health and human service professions through rigorous curricular activities that prepare students to take leadership roles in a competitive, technological, culturally diverse and global environment, engage students and faculty in the discovery of knowledge through education, research, service, and co-curricular experiences, and extend the boundaries of Angelo State University to enrich the quality of lives, especially for individuals in underserved and vulnerable populations, through interprofessional and community collaborations.


The College will be a regional leader in the preparation of health and human service professionals. Such leadership will be distinguished by its interdisciplinary emphasis and role in defining and promoting evidence-based practice, enriching our communities through model outreach activities, and advancing science that informs policy and practice.

Undergraduate Goals

1. Liberal Knowledge and skills of inquiry, critical thinking and synthesis

  • Students will acquire knowledge as health and human service professionals. Students will develop their abilities to practice higher-level critical thinking.

2. Core Skills

  • Students will become proficient in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students will also develop quantitative literacy and technological fluency.

3. Specialized Knowledge

  • Students will gain knowledge and skills appropriate both for their fields of study and to enter into the professional sector and/ or graduate school.

4. Social Responsibility

  • Students will understand their responsibility as citizens in a complex, changing society.

5. Cultural Identity

  • Students will gain insight into the ways cultural identities and experiences shape individual perspectives of the world.

Graduate Goals

1. Master Knowledge and Skills

Students will:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge, skills, and values appropriate to the discipline.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be critical consumers of the literature as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in collaboration with other professionals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be creative, critical thinkers with the ability to apply new technologies as appropriate to the discipline.

2. Master Communication and Dissemination

Students will:

  • Be required to demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills, as appropriate, to the discipline.
  • Demonstrate global perspectives appropriate to the discipline.

3. Master Leadership and Social Responsibility

Students will:

  • Comprehend and practice the ethical principles appropriate to the discipline.
  • Understand and value individual differences and have the skills for working effectively in a diverse, changing world.

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Leslie M. Mayrand, PhD, RN, CNS
Dean and Professor of Nursing

Anne San Miguel, M. Ed
Academic Administrative Assistant/Resource Coordinator

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College of Health and Human Services

  • The Academic, Clinical and Student Affairs Committee of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents has approved changing the name of Angelo State University’s College of Health and Human Services to the “Archer College of Health and Human Services.” The naming becomes official upon approval of the full board on Oct. 9.
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    Angelo State University’s nursing programs have earned accreditation by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) following an extensive application process that culminated with a campus site visit last fall by CCNE evaluators.
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    Angelo State University has been awarded a three-year, $1.48 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to expand an ongoing project to provide breast and cervical cancer detection and prevention services to women of West Central Texas.
  • Angelo State University’s Nursing Honor Society added 43 new members during its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, April 9, in the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center on the ASU campus.
  • Dr. Avis Johnson-Smith of the Angelo State University graduate nursing faculty has been selected for the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Practice Award by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF).
  • Angelo State University’s teacher education and nursing programs have each been ranked among the top programs nationally for their online graduate degree offerings by U.S. News and World Report for its 2015 edition of “Best Online Programs.”
  • Angelo State University’s Master of Science in Nursing degrees have been ranked as one of the “2015 Best Online Masters of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Programs” in the U.S. by, an educational resource website.