Coronavirus Guidance for Students in CHHS Degree Programs

The College of Health and Human Services knows that this is a difficult time for students and their families. We are here to help. We are committed to ensuring that students can stay on time to their degree even as we meet the challenges of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We urge all students to work closely with their advisor and course faculty to stay on track to complete their degree. Stay up-to-date by visiting the ISU COVID-19 website.

To ensure students’ safety and wellbeing in clinical, field work, or internships, students are expected to communicate regularly with their faculty, receive training and education in the appropriate prevention measures, and wear appropriate protective equipment. Please communicate to your faculty any concerns that you have. If you are not sure who to contact, please call the Dean’s Office 812-237-3683 or email us.

All students should use necessary preventive actions including: stay home if you are sick, avoid contact with people who are sick; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; covering cough or sneeze with a tissue and throwing tissue away; practice social distancing, wear a cloth face cover when social distancing is challenging; and wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information 

Recognizing CHHS Community Partners, Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff

for their outstanding contributions to the College, their profession, and our community

Staff Award, Level 2
Ms Hether Messmer
Student Support Assistant, Baccalaureate Nursing
Scholarship Research/Creativity, Level 3
Dr. Tom Nesser, Professor, Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
Staff Award, Level 3
Ms Tiffany Krabel
Student Support Assistant, Baccalaureate Nursing
Outstanding Teaching, Level 1
Mr. Trevor Paulsen, Instructor, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport
Alumni Award
Mr. Thomas Huser
MS Health and Safety Management, Safety Coordinator and Emergency Management Coordinator for IU Health Physicians

Outstanding Teaching, Level 2
Dr. James Davis, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport

Community Engagement, Level 1
Dr. Melissa McCollister
Assistant Professor, Social Work

Outstanding Advising, Level 3
Dr. Linda Walters, Associate Professor, Baccalaureate Nursing

Community Engagement, Level 3
Dr. Howell Tapley
Professor, Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation
Outstanding Lecturer, Level 1
Ms. Katie Lugar, Lecturer, Social Work
Outstanding Service, Level 2
Dr. Jessica Durbin
Assistant Professor, Advanced Practice Nursing

Outstanding Graduate Assistant, Doctoral
Dr. Tara Armstrong, Center for Sports Medicine and Performance

Outstanding Service, Level 3
Ms Mary Hilton
Office Assistant, Baccalaureate Nursing

Outstanding Graduate Assistant, Master’s
Ms. Kristina Simons, Social Work

Scholarship/Research/Creativity, Level 1
Dr. Alberto Friedmann
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport

Outstanding Community Partner
Rajalakshmi Venkatesh, MD, Providence Medical Group

Scholarship/Research/Creativity, Level 2
Dr. Kenneth Games
Associate Professor, Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation

2020 Award Recipients and Archive


Helping others live well

We are Indiana State educators, and we are excited about your future.

Find your path to professional careers in applied medicine, exercise science, nursing, physical education, public health, social work, sport management, and more. Our faculty and staff are here to guide you to become a skilled health and human services professional ready to improve the health and wellbeing of others. Our faculty include Certified Athletic Trainers, Healthcare Administrators, Registered Nurses, Sport Marketing Professionals, Licensed Social Workers, and other experts who can prepare you for a professional career in well-paying and high-demand field.

Explore your path to a great career in the College of Health and Human Services!


So what are you waiting for?Find your blue.


  • Applying personal experiences to the classroom

    Darleesa Doss
    “I use a student-centered teaching approach in the classroom, which simply means that students are encouraged to be part of the discussion,” she said. “I do a lot of hands-on activities and discussions that hopefully help students to grasp the material and apply it.”
  • Passionate about patient health

    Hayley Lundeen
    I wanted to advance my nursing career as a nurse practitioner so I could practice at an expert level and provide the best care possible to my patients.
  • Combining two passions

    Jim Davis
    “Beings a professor is the best job in the world – because you get to learn a lot about something you love, research about something you love, and then you get to go out and teach people.”
  • Successful Alumni

    Glenn Amos
    An internship opportunity led to a fulltime career as Indy 500 Festival Event Coordinator.
  • 95% placement rate after graduation

  • 1:20 faculty to student ratio

  • $42,668 average starting salary

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