About, Mission, and Vision

About the School of Health and Human Sciences

UNC Greensboro’s School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) is part of the University of North Carolina System of higher education. As a minority-serving institution located in Greensboro, North Carolina, we are uniquely situated to provide students an affordable education in a thriving, small city environment. We prepare students to work with diverse populations they will encounter in their work after graduation, to serve and enhance their communities, to improve quality of life, and to advocate for underrepresented groups.

Our Vision: Transforming the human experience

We Are Passionate About

  • Working with our network of community partners to investigate and find solutions to significant problems related to health, families, and community
  • Exposing students to new opportunities, like undergraduate research or majors they might not have heard of before
  • Providing outstanding advising to students to help them find a major they love and to graduate on time
  • Connecting students with resources and academic support

Our Faculty

  • Are award-winning teachers and mentors who are constantly updating course content to ensure students have the most current, relevant information
  • Are grant-funded researchers doing innovative and groundbreaking work
  • Have extensive practical experience in their professions as clinicians and service providers (e.g., speech-language pathologists, nutritionists, social workers)

Our Students

  • 81% female, 19% male
  • 85% on-campus, 15% online students
  • The most diverse student body of all UNCG academic units
  • The most first-generation students of all UNCG academic units (521 new first-time-in-college students in fall 2023)

Our Graduates

  • Pursue work in clinical health settings, research laboratories, K-12 schools, higher education, and human service organizations, empowering individuals and strengthening communities
  • May sit for a board examination and gain professional credentials, creating pathways for employment immediately after graduation as licensed teachers, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN), speech-language pathologists, certified athletic trainers, genetic counselors, recreational therapists, park and recreation professionals, or mental performance consultants
  • Enjoy growing market demand for their expertise in health and human service fields, including allied health, gerontology, public health, and event planning

The School has an impressive research enterprise and is consistently one of UNCG’s top performers in research and grant funding. Units within HHS share a collective passion for bettering communities through community-based participatory research and community-engaged scholarship


Through high impact, interdisciplinary, and community engaged excellence in mentoring, teaching and research, we prepare students for professional careers and advocacy focused on enhancing health outcomes and life experiences.


HHS BS degree at Union Square


We offer more than 45 degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as post-baccalaureate certificates, with both on-campus and online options available.



“Impactful teaching, hands-on opportunities in the community, research opportunities, and unparalleled support create an optimal environment for student growth and preparation.”

Students enjoying UNCG's campus


HHS supports and prepares professionals who protect health, promote wellness, improve human lives, and ultimately build a better world.

Points of Pride

Community Engagement

Partnerships and on-campus centers meet community needs and hands-on experience for students


The HHS Office of Research and interdisciplinary research networks foster research success

Financial Support

Scholarships, assistantships, and research funding available so students graduate with less debt


The School of Health and Human Sciences is committed to racial equity and inclusion