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College of Education, Health & Human Services (CEHHS)

College of Education, Health & Human Services (CEHHS)


Surf Lab in Kinesiology

Did the Surf Industry Kill the Future of Wetsuits?

A dozen miles from the Pacific Ocean, at California State University in San Marcos, surfers paddle against a current in a temperature-controlled tank. The flume pool is part of the university’s Surf Research Laboratory, led by surf-obsessed kinesiology professors Sean Newcomer and Jeff Nessler. Read more...


Welcome to the CEHHS!

Our College offers a wide array of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate programs designed to prepare students for rewarding and purposeful careers in education, nursing, public health, social work, speech pathology, human development, and kinesiology. We expect our graduates to be critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. We expect them to serve as agents of change in their workplaces and communities. We expect them to make a difference.

Over 500,000
Community Service hours provided by students at our partnership sites

Credentials, certificates, and degrees were granted last year

Over 3,300
CEHHS students enrolled 


Over 18,000
Alumni since 2011

Over 500
Clinical and Community partnerships and growing!



Thumbnail: Pursuing a Passion For Helping Others
May 5, 2022
One of the missions of Cal State San Marcos’ College of Education, Health and Human Services is to prepare students for highly skilled and...
Thumbnail: University Honors Outstanding 2022 Graduates
May 5, 2022
More than 4,400 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this academic year, including six standouts from the Cla...
Thumbnail: New SchoolsFirst Learning Lab Could Be Model for Future
April 20, 2022
What will the classroom of the future look like? 
Thumbnail: Ripple Effects: Retired Doctor Supports Nursing Students After Brush with Death
April 19, 2022
Russell Low was in the hospital late last summer, recovering from a mysteri...
Thumbnail: CSUSM Wins Grant to Train Students in Tobacco-Related Research
January 31, 2022
Cal State San Marcos has received a grant of $1.3 million from a state agency to train students in research that will help them redu...
Thumbnail: New Dean Brings Future Vision to CEHHS
January 10, 2022
As the first person in her family to graduate from college, Jennifer Ostergren could have been forgiven for thinking she had made it...

Students & Alumni

Christina Ruiz'
Alumni Spotlight: Christina Ruiz '19 '20

Christina once thought higher education was unattainable, but she's now attending Yale School of Medicine to become a Physician Assistant. After having children and navigating community college as a first-generation college student, Ruiz enrolled at CSUSM in 2017. Ruiz graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. She continued at CSUSM and earned a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in 2020. She had multiple roles in healthcare and served the San Diego Latinx community, including as a Spanish medical interpreter. She quickly realized there was a need for more Latinx healthcare providers. Ruiz thanks CSUSM for helping her get to where she is now.

“Asking for help impacted my time as a student greatly. I joined EOP, applied for scholarships, saw counselors, applied for living assistance, went to office hours & tutoring, and made friends with peers. It’s because of my community I am where I am today.”

Shared with us by CSUSM Alumni Association.


Contact the Dean's Office

Office: University Hall 421

Phone: 760-750-4311
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.