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College of Education Changes Name to College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

September 01, 2017

The Idaho State Board of Education and University of Idaho leadership has approved a request to update the name of UI’s College of Education to be more reflective of the college’s programs and departments.


The college is now known as the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.


“It is exciting to see our new name come to fruition,” said Ali Carr-Chellman, dean of the college. “We felt the need for a new name to better represent the full portfolio of activities across the entire college that is growing, and an important contribution to our mission.  We now have a name that illustrates the critical elements of our college.”


Adding health and human sciences highlights the programs offered by the college outside of teacher education, such as movement sciences, athletic training, tourism, dance, recreation, exercise science, counseling, rehabilitation and community health. 


“For nearly 100 years the college has served Idaho through education, but that is just one facet of its contributions,” UI President Chuck Staben said. “The name change will better reflect the impact this college has in many different areas of endeavor.”


Established as an independent unit of the university in 1920, the college serves more than 1,000 students each year in six bachelor’s degree programs, nine master’s degree programs and three doctorate programs. The college is Idaho’s premier institution for teacher preparation, as well as programs that promote a healthy active lifestyle.


The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences’ name change further reflects the transformation the college has seen over the past year with the completion of a $19 million renovation to its building. The building, which reopened in fall 2016, earned LEED Gold certification this spring for its innovative design, which incorporates elements supporting healthy active lifestyles and the Department of Movement Sciences, such as water bottle refill stations, natural lighting and a charging station powered by a stationary bicycle.

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