College of Education and Health Sciences

Kathy Shapley,
Interim Dean

Jana Hunzicker,
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Deborah Erickson,
Associate Dean for Distance Education

Rachel Vollmer,
Associate Dean for Student Success

Cara Burritt,
Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration


Lead teaching excellence, innovation, collaboration, and scholarship in an ever-changing society on a national level.


Prepare ethical, effective leaders and life-long learners within the human service professions to promote the well-being of all humanity.

Core Values

The following core values are the philosophical underpinnings of the College's mission and vision. These values and their inherent actions are integral to the College’s overall functioning.

  • Development of Leadership
  • Commitment to Collaboration
  • Promotion of Innovation
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Commitment to and Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Promotion of Well-Being

The College offers a variety of graduate degree programs and certificates:

Doctoral Programs

  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Professional School Counseling

Online Graduate Degree Programs

  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Education Technology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Higher Education Administration and Leadership
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Nursing Administration
  • Occupational Therapy
  • PreK-12 Education Administration and Leadership
  • Professional School Counseling
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

On-Campus Post-Master Certificates

  • Neurocounseling

Online Post-Master Certificates

  • Adult Gerontology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Neurocounseling
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

In addition to its graduate degree programs and certificates, the College of Education and Health Sciences offers a variety of undergraduate major and minor programs of study. Please see Bradley University’s Undergraduate Catalog for a complete listing.

This is the official catalog for the 2023-2024 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.