College of Health and Wellness Professions

Departments and Programs

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Fostering Optimal Health and Wellness

The College of Health and Wellness Professions offers a number of undergraduate degrees, minors, and graduate degrees that prepare students to be successful and productive in health care and human services careers. 

Choose from one of many high-demand career path offerings where you will be guided and prepared to be a leader, scholar and working professional promoting lifelong optimal health and wellness. 

Success awaits our graduates with 97% of 2020-2021 graduates employed in a related field within one year of completing their program. 

Our Areas of Study

Communication Science and Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) educates individuals in the knowledge and skills necessary to be competent and ethical speech, language and hearing professionals, and to increase awareness of and advocate for people with communication differences and disorders. The program includes clinical opportunities for student clinicians under the direct supervision of nationally certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Community Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy

The Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy houses undergraduate programs in Community Psychology and Addiction Counseling as well as graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis, College Counseling and Student Development, Community Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, and an Addictions Specialist Certificate.

Criminal Justice Studies

As a student of Criminal Justice Studies at St. Cloud State University, you will join a distinguished program whose faculty are known for studying, teaching and leading research on the latest criminal justice issues while preparing and producing leaders of criminal justice across the country.


The Gerontology Program is an interdisciplinary course of study providing students with an integrated perspective on aging and older adults. The program combines classroom instruction, service-learning, internships and other experiential activities in order to integrate current theory and practice in the field of aging.


The Department of Kinesiology offers programs for students interested in either teaching or non-teaching careers in health, physical education, recreation or sport science related professions. 

Medical Laboratory Science

The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) prepares students to become a health care professional with both academic and hospital laboratory training. MLS personnel are in demand in many settings such as hospital laboratories, clinics and research facilities. 


Nursing educates caring future professionals committed to excellence, who will serve the health needs of diverse communities throughout Minnesota and the region in contemporary health care settings. Nursing candidates spend their final semester in a one month capstone experience with active, integrated, applied and reflective learning.

Radiologic Technology

The Radiologic Technology program focuses on training the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations. Students are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care. 

Social Work

Social Work at St. Cloud State uses an anti-oppression lens, with a focus on race, class and gender, to inform both its educational environment and educational programs. Faculty, staff and students commit to an experiential and transformative educational process that will challenge them to think critically and analyze systemic inequalities in the United States and the world.