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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

image of the Human Health Building on OU's campus

About School of Health Sciences

Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences provides an exceptional environment of collaborative, academic and clinical learning to over 2,000 undergraduate, master's, doctoral, and post-professional students. Deeply rooted in a foundational model of the natural and behavioral sciences, our mission is to help transform students into leaders and impact the needs of our communities in diverse wellness and health-related practices. 

Housed in the 172,000 square-foot Human Health Building, the School of Health Sciences is organized into four core academic departments: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, “where life and health interests intersect;” Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, “serving the sciences of clinical determination;” Human Movement Science, “advancing and restoring physical function;” and Public and Environmental Wellness, “pursuing society’s big health challenges.”

Dean's Message

Kevin BallWelcome to the School of Health Sciences at Oakland University. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our interdisciplinary academic programs.

We describe our journey in the School of Health Sciences as “upstream” - helping to enhance positive steps toward vibrant health for all people and communities. Through thoughtful nutrition, physical vigor, safe environments, mindfulness, and a focus on diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative sciences, we aim to celebrate life while preventing health concerns before they require downstream attention. This philosophy is deeply embedded across our school, and in everything we do.

In a highly supportive, inclusive and stimulating environment, our dedicated faculty are engaging health-enthused students in cutting-edge research and practices, and we are pursuing knowledge through meaningful engagement with public, professional and clinical partners.

The School of Health Sciences is leading the way toward better upstream health and better downstream care, in our school, our communities, and in our world. I invite you to join us – in purpose for health.

Kevin A. Ball, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
School of Health Sciences
kevinball@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8673

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission:
The School of Health Sciences provides an exceptional environment of collaborative, academic and clinical learning that helps transform students into leaders impacting the health needs of our communities in diverse wellness and health-related practices.

Vision:
The School of Health Sciences is passionate about providing students with the best science-based health education, high-quality academic preparation, interdisciplinary teaching and excellence in instruction in the classroom and clinical laboratory.

Values:
Student education will focus on:

  • science-based education
  • high-quality academic preparation
  • interdisciplinary teaching
  • excellence in instruction in the classroom and laboratory

Faculty commitment is at the heart of our school and will be driven towards:

  • collaboration and teamwork
  • innovative teaching
  • state-of-the-art knowledge
  • faculty-student research collaborations
  • intellectual integrity

Leadership will set the example for both our faculty and students to:

  • be diverse in intellectual, racial, social and cultural endeavors
  • strive and struggle to improve while embracing change
  • support interdisciplinary goals, technological advances and quality instruction

 

Advisory BOARD

The School of Health Sciences Board of Advocacy and Resource Development (BOARD) brings together a diverse group of health leaders from across Southeast Michigan in support of academic, research and community engagement. Each member is committed in his or her own career to help bring about positive change in community health and well-being. Collaboratively, the BOARD is instrumental in supporting the school’s transformative learning and innovative outcomes in health. The BOARD meets quarterly with an annual retreat.

Board Members

Mission and Vision
Mission: In purpose for health

Vision: Supporting transformative learning and innovative outcomes in health
Strategic Goals
The Board's strategic goals include:
  • Program and Resource Development
  • Community Engagement and Leadership
  • Board Structure and Sustainability
  • Visibility, Marketing and Growth
  • Innovation, Integration and Transformation
Committee Information
Development Committee
Perform strategic financial planning, recommend fundraising activities and
identify fundraising opportunities that support the Schools vision and
campaign goals.
Members: Ewa Matuszewski, Telva McGruder, Greg Jordan, Darryl Hill, Bharat
Trivedi, Sarah Brown

Program and Resource Development Committee
Support activities such as the Healthology Symposium and other relevant
activities related to SHS.
Members: Ewa Matuszewski, Tom Spring, John Waugh, Gina Buccalo, Kevin Ball

Healthcare Innovation Committee
Identify initiatives related to the health of the OU campus, surrounding
communities, and beyond and work with the SHS and OU faculty and staff as
needed.
Members: Tom Spring, Brian Federonoko, Margaret Dimond, Michael Antaran,
Angela Moore, Kristin Landis-Piwowar

Board Member Development and Succession Committee
Execute the nomination process for a BOARD candidate and create policies
and procedures as to: a) how candidates are evaluated for BOARD membership;
b) how candidates are elected/appointed to the BOARD; c) create and
implement onboarding process; d) how ineffective Board members are removed;
and e) develop a basic succession policy.
Members: Telva McGruder, Bob Jarski, Reyna Colombo, Kevin Ball
Giving

Every gift makes a difference

Your generous gift to the School of Health Sciences can make a meaningful impact in the lives of our students by providing scholarships, enhancing academic programs, and improving labs and other learning spaces. With a planned gift, you can create your own personal legacy in the School of Health Sciences and help further our mission for many years to come.

Thank you

We are extremely grateful for the generous support of our alumni, donors and friends, whose significant contributions over the years have helped the School of Health Sciences continue to thrive and grow.

Aspire. Advance. Achieve.

The School of Health Sciences is proud to be part of the Aspire. Advance. Achieve. fundraising campaign that supports: student success; teaching, research and discovery; community collaboration; campus expansion; and innovative programs.

Make an online gift today.

For more information about the variety of ways you can help support the School of Health Sciences, please contact Sarah Brown, director of philanthropy, at (248) 364-8798 or sarahbrown@oakland.edu.

HALL Award

Created in 2017, the Health Achievement Leadership Legacy Award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to OU’s School of Health Sciences through leadership, community service, research and/or teaching. Nominations are sought annually, with final selections made by the Dean and members of the Board of Advocacy and Resource Development (BOARD). Awardees are widely respected and recognized as role models to peers in the health care field.

HALL Award Recipients

2020
Dr. Brian Goslin — founder of exercise science programming, mentor 
Dr. Robert Jarski — physician assistant, scientist, research leader of holistic health, BOARD founder
Ms. Teresa Stayer (in memoriam)  physical therapy alumna, school champion, BOARD founder 

2019
Dr. J. Lynne Williams — first faculty, program builder, 40 years of diagnostic sciences leadership

2018
Mr. Arthur Griggs — administrative leader, instrumental in founding of school, BOARD founder (retired)
Dr. Alfred Stransky — visionary founder of Meadow Brook Health Enhancement Institute

2017
Dr. Moon J. Pak — international physician innovator, founder of our school, BOARD founder (retired)