Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Teaching, learning, and research at the intersection of the brain, behavior, health, and disease.

The John and Donna Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences engages faculty and a diverse student body in learning, research, community outreach and evidence-based practice that emphasizes a biopsychosocial perspective to the understanding of health, disability, and disease; that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and inter-professional practice; and that embraces technological innovations in the classroom, laboratory, and clinic.

Dean Janeen Hill

A Message From The Dean

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is known for its extraordinary faculty, undergraduate and graduate programs, and students. Crean College faculty is deeply committed to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body and to pursuing consequential, interdisciplinary research. Crean College undergraduate and graduate programs emphasize learning science by doing science, relating new research findings to patient care, and connecting classroom learning to real world applications and 21st Century problems. I encourage you to explore the college website and discover what makes Crean College a vibrant community of students, faculty and staff and how the research conducted and programs offered are relevant to today’s world. - Dr. Janeen Hill

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Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus

Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus

The Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus was designed to embody our forward-looking, inter-professional approach to educating tomorrow’s advanced healthcare professionals and supporting the interdisciplinary research required to translate scientific inquiry into health improvement.  Crean College graduate health science programs sharing the interdisciplinary space include:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy 
  • M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders 
  • MMS, Physician Assistant Studies (Spring 2017)

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Accelerated, Bridge, and Linkage Programs

Accelerated programs from MS Health Sciences to MS in Athletic Training and Bridge Programs from the BS Health Sciences to the MS in Food Science, MS in Health and Strategic Communications, MS in Physician Assistant Studies and Doctor of Physical Therapy reward exceptional students with a guaranteed seat in either program.  On top of our accelerated programs, Chapman University and Western University of Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine (WUCPM) have established a joint program known as CHAPMAN/WUCPM Linkage Program.  The linkage program is designed for Chapman health science majors who wish to become a Western U-College of Podiatric Medicine student.  Students who follow the prescribed requirements and give an outstanding academic performance will be guaranteed a seat in the WUCPM program.

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Faculty Videos

Dr. Laura Glynn - Maternal & Child Health

Dr. Laura Glynn discusses her ongoing research into maternal/child health and the interplay between biology and psychology. She and her students work with and follow the development of more than 500 mothers and children, exploring the effects of pregnancy on women's brains and the behavioral development of children from fetal period to adolescence.

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