Division of Academic Affairs
College of Health Professions
We prepare analytical, socially responsible, multi-generational health care professionals as leaders and lifelong learners who demonstrate excellence in scientific inquiry, healthcare innovation and interprofessional collaboration in the promotion of healthy communities while strengthening relationships with local, national, and global partners. We foster an effective and engaging educational environment that supports leadership, life-long learning, social responsibility, civic and community engagement, cultural diversity and inclusion, and economic development.
Welcome to the College of Health Professions (CHP)! We’ve earned our legacy of graduating healthcare professionals equipped to educate, implement, and deliver quality patient care. And with the global issues that affect our world, there’s never been a more greater need.
We've Earned Our Legacy
To solve some of the most widespread challenges affecting communities today, we need practitioners who work at the intersection of data, technology, and health just as much as we need compassionate and dedicated practitioners committed to improving lives, one at a time. Whether you want to work with patients, serve as a community advocate, or design information infrastructure for healthcare systems, the College of Health Professions has a program that aligns with your interests.
We’re excited you want to be part of our future! We've definitely earned our legacy of training skilled healthcare professionals, and continue to prove it with our track record of transforming lives and communities.
Helene Fuld School of Nursing
Since 1974, the Helene Fuld School of Nursing (HFSON) has been producing nurses committed to excellence and compassion. Our nursing programs are student-centered with outstanding faculty and staff support. Our programs are also grounded in holistic, health care with an emphasis on vulnerable and underserved populations. Students learn strategies aimed at improving the outcomes and social determinants of health.
School of Allied Health
The School of Allied Health includes the Department of Health Information Management and the Department of Health and Health Education (HEED). Designed to exceed the growing need for health information management specialists and health science professionals, we build upon Coppin’s legacy of educational excellence. We are proud to be the only higher education institution in the state of Maryland to offer an accredited four-year degree program in Health Information Management (HIM).
Through a lens of innovation and inclusivity, we aim to transform education and healthcare to bridge the gap associated with the social determinants of health and education. Students grow academically, socially, and professionally through the valuable experiential learning, scholarship, leadership, and community engagement experiences. We strive to facilitate your progress towards your personal and professional goals. With confidence, I must state that we are transforming lives within and outside of the CSU catchment area and our students and alumnus are our most precious gems.
Tracey L. Murray, Ph.D. Dean, College of Health Professions
Our Vision for the Future
Our vision is part of what encourages the CHP community to pursue continued academic excellence. Together, we are advancing a national and international reputation for educating healthcare professionals. These leaders and lifelong learners will be recognized for excellence in scientific inquiry, healthcare innovation and inter-professional collaboration, all toward the goal of promoting healthy communities while also strengthening local, national, and global partnerships.
Philanthropy and Our Commitment to the Community
Your support through philanthropy enables us to build exceptional faculty, enrich student experience, and strengthen our communities through programs for neighborhood residents. As an example, the Helene Fuld School of Nursing stays dedicated to advancing the nursing profession and positively impacting healthcare for individuals and communities. CHP oversees 2 health centers in the Baltimore area that provide licensed, accessible, low cost, high quality care: the Community Health Center and Coppin Clinic at St. Frances. Our nurse practitioners manage each health center, continuing our longstanding legacy of delivering quality, community-focused patient care.
The Executive Committee developed and/or revised these goals before presenting to the CHP Faculty and Staff Organization. The College, school and departmental goals align with 2016-2020 Coppin Strategic Goals.
Coppin Goal 1: Enhance the Enrollment Management Enterprise.
CHP Goal 1 Create a coordinated system effort to support student success from the initial point of contact with the university through program completion, employment and alumni relations.
HFSON and SAH Goal 1: Support student success from initial point of contact with the university through program completion, employment and alumni relations.
Coppin Goal 2: Enhance the academic enterprise to ensure that students learn, graduate in four years or less, and are prepared to succeed in their future careers and other post-graduate opportunities.
CHP, HFSON, and SAH Goal 2: Transform nursing and allied health curricula by developing competitive program offerings consistent with workforce trends that will impact healthcare beyond 2025.
Coppin, CHP, HFSON, and SAH Goal 3: Establish and maintain external relationships
Coppin Goal 4: Develop infrastructure for continuous improvement of human, financial resources and facilities.
CHP, HFSON, and SAH Goal 4: Invest in and support people, programs and facilities.
Coppin Goal 5: Maintain and strengthen IT infrastructure to enable innovative uses of technology for educational and operational excellence.
CHP Goal 5: Support innovative uses of technology for educational, operational excellence and scholarship.
HFSON and SAH Goal 5: Promote innovative uses of technology for educational and operational excellence.
Are you a prospective or current student with a question about the College of Health Professions or one of our programs? Reach out to us!