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PHOTO:Laura Hunt Trull and Karen MyersSocial Work's Emerging Leaders

September 29, 2016

The Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD), an organization supporting the development of social work educators, named JMU faculty Dr. Karen Myers and Dr. Laura Trull Emerging Leaders.

PHOTO: EvansTeam-Based Learning Workshop Held for Area Psychology Instructors

September 26, 2016

Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen has been studying and practicing a teaching method called Team-Based Learning (TBL), in which students learn primary course content outside of the classroom and spend class time working in teams to apply their knowledge.

PHOTO: Rachel Quinn

PA Student Elected Regional Director

August 16, 2016

Rachel Quinn ‘17 attended the conference of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) in San Antonio, TX in May 2016 and was elected Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region.

PHOTO: Health Practioner and patientDNP Student Implements Program to Reduce Antibiotic Overuse

May 10, 2016

Kristina Blyer (‘16), DNP student has implemented a new shared decision making guide at the University Health Center.

PHOTO: JMU team holding winning checkJMU Students Care for Caregivers

April 28, 2016

JMU team placed first in the "Caring for the Caregiver Hack: Advancing Caregiver Health Through Innovations” in downtown Richmond in March.

PHOTO: Harley WheelerJMU Opens Doors for Harley Wheeler

April 27, 2016

Harley Wheeler (’16) has made a name for himself at James Madison University through his involvement in the CSD Department.

PHOTO:  Paralympics

Paralympic Athletes Lead Kin 100 Skill Lab Experiences

April 27, 2016

Four celebrated Paralympic athletes travelled to James Madison University to lead Paralympic Skill Lab experiences with Kinesiology 100 classes in April.

PHOTO: Andrea Woodson-SmithWoodson-Smith Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

April 20, 2016

Andrea Woodson-Smith ('94) received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Health & Behavioral Studies.

PHOTO: Bloomfield SoccierOT Student Uses Soccer to Connect with Kids

April 13, 2016

According to WMRA, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County have long been identified as important resettlement communities for immigrants.

CSM LogoBCCW Making a Change in Health Care

April 13, 2016

Since 2002, JMU’s Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS) has offered the Building Cultural Competency Workshop (BCCW) .

‘Send Silence Packing’ exhibition, a traveling display of 1,100 backpacks representing those lives lost to suicide on college campuses. Send Silence Packing tours college campuses each year to promote suicide awareness, including a stop at JMU this year on Monday, April 25, in front of Madison Union.

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Department Head The College of Health and Behavioral Studies encourages the exploration of our personal, social  and institutional wellbeing, recognizing how urgently the scholarship of today must inform the practices of tomorrow.  More >

Announcements & Important Dates

  • September 27
    Viewpoints on Health
    Huber Memorial Speaker Series
    Ready to Listen: Healing and the Ethics of Welcoming
    5:30p.m.
    View Flyer
  • November 19-27
    Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • December 10-16,
    Final Examinations
  • December 16,
    Graduate School Commencement
    7:00 p.m.
  • December 17,
    Undergraduate Commencement
    10:00 a.m.