College of Health and Human Services

Athletic Training (MSAT)

The mission of the Athletic Training Program at UNC Charlotte is to educate future athletic training professionals in the provision of high quality, culturally competent, evidence based care to improve health outcomes for physically active individuals and to advance healthcare understanding through research, scholarship, and service. UNC Charlotte is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2019. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is the terminal practice degree in Nursing. This degree builds upon the student's current knowledge of clinical practice. The program will prepare students to practice at the highest clinical level and provide leadership in our dynamic healthcare systems. Graduates of the program will be able to analyze systems of care and provide high level leadership to improve patient safety and quality of care and to implement evidence based culturally competent care practices.

Early Childhood Mental Health (CERT)

The School of Social Work and Department of Special Education and Child Development, have created this joint certificate program focusing on children (birth to five years of age) and their families. Among other skills, graduates of this Certificate will be able to promote awareness about the importance of early childhood mental health, explain the relationship of social, cognitive, and communication development in young children and help to facilitate positive social‐communication skills between young children, parents, and other caretakers in a variety of settings.

Gerontology (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is designed to provide supplementary graduate education in the field of gerontology. Qualifying undergraduates studying at UNC Charlotte may begin as an Early Entry Student. Those with a bachelor's degree may complete it as a stand-alone option. This is also a perfect gap year program for those between undergraduate and graduate work. Those who already have a graduate degree in another field and want to learn more about older adults or those completing a graduate degree in another field who are interested in working with older adults will be able to understand more about the population they serve by completing this certificate.

Health Administration (MHA)

The UNC Charlotte Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program develops healthcare leaders prepared to advance health equity and well-being in an urbanizing world. We pursue our mission through education, research, and service that: >Gives students the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead dynamic health systems. >Creates knowledge needed to lead people and organizations providing health services. >Increases the diversity of health services leaders, with a special emphasis on individuals and groups historically underrepresented in graduate education. >Promotes the public's health.

Health Informatics and Analytics (CERT)

The UNC Charlotte Health Informatics and Analytics Program develops practitioners who bridge data sciences and analytics in support of optimal population health. It leverages its position within the university’s Data Science Initiative and capitalizes on the strength of its parent colleges, Health & Human Services and Computing and Informatics, to prepare national and international students to advance the professional practice of health informatics through a thorough grounding in data science, system architecture, and health analytics. We provide qualified and motivated students from a variety of disciplines, levels of experience, and backgrounds – with a special emphasis on individuals and groups historically underrepresented in graduate education – the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become exemplary practitioners of and advocates for health informatics.

Health Informatics and Analytics (MS)

The UNC Charlotte Health Informatics and Analytics Program develops practitioners who bridge data sciences and analytics in support of optimal population health. It leverages its position within the university’s Data Science Initiative and capitalizes on the strength of its parent colleges, Health & Human Services and Computing and Informatics, to prepare national and international students to advance the professional practice of health informatics through a thorough grounding in data science, system architecture, and health analytics. We provide qualified and motivated students from a variety of disciplines, levels of experience, and backgrounds – with a special emphasis on individuals and groups historically underrepresented in graduate education – the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become exemplary practitioners of and advocates for health informatics.

Health Services Research (Ph.D.)

Health services research is a field of scientific investigation that studies how financing systems, health technologies, organizational structures and processes, personal behaviors, social factors, and policies affect access to health care, quality and cost of health care, and societal health and well-being. It is an interdisciplinary field that draws on a wide range of disciplines, including biostatistics, epidemiology, sociology, social work, economics, medicine, nursing, public health, engineering, management, and policy studies. Health services research provides knowledge to guide the decisions of those who direct the billions of dollars allocated to health care each year in the United States and globally.

Kinesiology (MS)

The Master of Science in Kinesiology prepares graduate students to advance the fields of Kinesiology through evidenced-based patient care and translational research. The program emphasizes basic and clinical interdisciplinary education and research in areas of Kinesiology. The program has two concentrations within the that include a clinical (non-thesis) and research (thesis) degree option.

Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration offers nurses with an acute care/critical care clinical practice background the opportunity to provide care to acutely ill adults. These advanced practice registered nurses will be prepared to function as Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AGACNP).  Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners provide evidence-based care to acutely ill adults with urgent and emergent complex health issues and critically ill adults with life threatening, rapidly changing physiological and pathophysiological conditions.  The program is implemented in partnership with Atrium Health. Graduates with this concentration will be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation (AACN Certcorp) examination for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners.