College of Health and Human Services

Why CHHS? - Welcome from the Dean

Dean Mark MerrickWelcome! Thank you for exploring UToledo’s College of Health and Human Services. In CHHS, we are passionate about directly improving lives of others and enhancing the human condition in our community, the region and around the world.  If this connects with you and you are focused, determined, inquisitive, supportive, innovative, community-minded and ready to make an impact, then you’ll fit right in from day one. 

As an innovative college housed within a national public research university, we are committed to providing real world experiences, outstanding teaching, personal mentoring, hands-on professional practice, interprofessional focus, compassionate service, and innovative discovery that directly improve human lives. Our acclaimed academic programs are organized into departments of exercise & rehabilitation sciences, human services and population health. With 37 degree and certificate programs to choose from, you will be prepared for wherever your professional journey takes you.

Whether you are starting college for the first time, returning to complete a degree, transferring, changing careers, or adding new skills, we are here to help turn your dreams into reality.  We are personally invested in your success by bringing the same energy and passion for helping others that we have as professionals to our work as teachers, mentors, and scientists.

We are eager to answer your questions, so reach out to us at 419.530.5453 or For news and updates happening within our College, be sure to check out our Facebook page fb and follow us on Twitter. twitter

In The University of Toledo’s College of Health and Human Services, we are focused on improving lives and Fueling Tomorrows.  Come join us and get ready to launch!

Best wishes for your academic and career success!  Go Rockets!


 Mark Merrick Signature

Mark Merrick, PhD, AT, ATC, FNATA
Professor and Dean
College of Health and Human Services

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Last Updated: 7/7/22