About CHS

Welcome from Interim Dean Rhyner


Paula M. Rhyner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-CL, ASHA Fellow

Thank you for visiting the website of The College of Health Sciences at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A primary mission of our college is to enhance and enrich the health of people everywhere, as we promote excellence in education, further innovative cutting-edge research programs and offer exceptional service to Wisconsin and the world.

Our academic offerings include thirteen special certificate programs and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Biomedical Sciences, Kinesiology and Occupational Science & Technology. Other advanced areas of studies include the M.S. degree in Health Care Informatics, Coordinated M.S. in Health Informatics and Library and Information Science, the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree and the Ph.D. in Health Sciences — with emphasis on some of the programs offered by the college.

The research activities of our faculty and staff encompass groundbreaking urban and population studies, pioneering biomedical research investigations, advances in movement science, ingenious rehabilitation research and development, innovative applied clinical technologies, and novel disease prevention approaches. These activities are supported by the resources of seven academic centers and twenty-six state of the art laboratories within the college, and millions of dollars in funds from reputable institutions, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Education.

As a part of a large research university within a major American city, our college embraces an urban mission and offers the student a rich cultural environment to learn and explore. Our academic and clinical partners include some of the best health care facilities and medical centers in metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the nation. Our community outreach initiatives—including, Community Audiology Services, Speech and Language Clinics, Continuing Education Programs, Wellness and Fitness projects and offerings from our Center for Urban Population Health—enable us to engage and establish a distinguished presence in the larger community, as we promote the growth and economic development of our region and beyond.

So, whether your purpose is to find a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree program of study, or to seek professional development opportunities or a pre- or post-baccalaureate certificate program, or to explore other opportunities offered by the college, I invite you to browse these pages and to learn more about Wisconsin's Flagship College of Health Sciences, its rich academic environment, top-notch research facilities and award-winning nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff.

Paula M. Rhyner, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
ASHA Fellow
Interim Dean