College of Health and Human Services

Become a trailblazing health professional

St. Ambrose University's College of Health and Human Services provides a variety of programs leading to careers in education, healthcare, physical fitness, and human services.

In addition to academic excellence, we focus on community-based service learning. Be taught by highly-qualified, well-respected faculty in the classroom and then build your skills through experiential opportunities, including student teaching, fieldwork, internships, and community service.

We honor your hard work, dedication, and ambition by helping you become one of the best providers in your field. Embark on your journey with us and become a trailblazing health professional.

Program Accreditations

So Many Options!


Fieldwork Internship Sites

Discovering what type of work you want to do can make all the difference! That's why we have connections and relationships with thousands of fieldwork internship sites. We want our students to branch out and explore all aspects of their field before applying for a job or graduate school.

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Interprofessional Education

Provided through teaching and events

Because healthcare and education are equal partners in creating a progressive, thriving society, the College of Health and Human Services encourages students to collaborate across disciplines.

Learn more about Interprofessional Opportunities at SAU

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Institute for Person-Centered Care

Founded 2017

St. Ambrose University's Institute for Person-Centered Care (IPCC) is leading the conversation on transforming people, organizations and systems approach to the delivery of care.

Person-Centered Care (PCC) is a multi-discipline approach to care that is: co-designed, relationship-based, health-focused, accessible, and integrated.


Interprofessional Health Clinic

Our students provide interprofessional healthcare services to underserved populations with a focus on compassionate care, empowerment of the individual, management of health conditions, and overall wellness.

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Up Close and Personal

Your SAU degree in health or human services will impact lives – including your own! Connect with professors through research, classroom projects, and faculty-sponsored clubs.

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Our Programs


Our students, faculty, and alumni address challenges people face at home, at school, in the workplace, and in the community.

The interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of the College sparks innovative ways of examining issues, asking questions, and seeking solutions to complex problems.

About the College

Mission, Vision, and Beliefs

Mission Statement

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) prepares exemplary professionals through innovative programs in the health sciences, human services, and education. We are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and collaboration through interdisciplinary and community-based partnerships.

Statement of Beliefs

We believe that all members of the College must:

  • respect the inherent worth, dignity and human rights of all individuals
  • maintain compassionate, respectful, and caring relationships with colleagues and others
  • embrace life-long learning in a diverse and global society
  • utilize their knowledge and skills to serve the common good and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with their profession's standards, competencies, and ethics

Vision Statement

The CHHS will be valued for preparing creative and critically thinking professionals who are recognized as leaders in their field and advocates for social justice in their communities.


Lynn Kilburg, DHSc, MBA, OTR/L, Dean

Jenny Ferrell, Administrative Assistant
Christie Kostichek, Contract Coordinator


Lynn Kilburg, DHSc, MBA, OTR/L, Dean

College of Health and Human Services
Center for Health Sciences Education
1320 W. Lombard St.
Davenport, IA 52804

So, what's next?

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