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College of Health and Human Services

Interprofessional Education


The College of Health and Human Services is committed to enhancing and enriching collaborative opportunities for students in each of our seven academic majors. 

Here's just a few programs that provide interprofessional learning: 

Through the health mobile unit, students in nursing, athletic training, public health and dietetics (JCAST) are able to provide free, affordable health care services to underserved areas in Fresno County. This gives undergraduate and graduate level students an opportunity to gain experience working in rural communities, while practicing their clinical skills and working as a interdisciplinary health care team. 

Health services include blood pressure screenings, diabetes screenings, immunization shots, health assessments, education and referrals. 

For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen Rindahl at

Read more: Fresno State Magazine feature

Developed to create a collaborative academic program between departments, students in the Honors Program work together and with community partners on real-world, interdisciplinary projects that strive to provide healthy outcomes for the Fresno community. 

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Each semester, the S.A.F.E. program hosts a balance screening for adults (age 55 and over) that assess the strength, balance and risk of falling for pre-registered individuals and also provides educational materials, as well as a six-month post-assessment checkup. Fresno State students from nursing, physical therapy and kinesiology collaborate with pharmacy students from California Health Sciences University to complete the hour-long screenings, under the supervision of licensed nurse practitioners and physical therapists. 

Students within the college are exposed to service-learning and study-abroad opportunities that have taken them to countries, such as Fiji, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong and Taiwan to educate others on health care, provide disease prevention and build clean water filtration and sanitation systems, respectively. 

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SPARCI launched 19 courses throughout various colleges at Fresno State, all in partnership with the City of Fresno PARCS. From building trails to working with youth to creating more parks, students have been able to work directly with PARCS program managers and employees to enhance the landscape of Fresno County parks and recreation spaces.

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Better known as S.P.I.C.E., this collaborative effort brings together health professional students, clinical faculty and local providers from multiple institutions in California's Central Valley to learn and work together to improve the health of our community. Educational institutions involved are Fresno State CHHS and California Health Sciences University - School of Pharmacy. 

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