College of Health and Human Services Collection
Scope and Contents
Most of the files document growth, development, and accreditation of degree programs in physical education, athletic training, parks and recreation management, nursing, and social work. In addition, there is information from clinical research, exercise science, gerontology, and public health. Types of materials are accreditation reports, admission bulletins, annual reports, administrative correspondence, feasibility studies, graduation programs, marketing materials, news releases, newsletters, photographs, policies, graduate and undergraduate degree program proposals, self-study evaluations, and strategic plans. Topics include fundraising for Trask Coliseum; the James Walker Associate Degree in Nursing which began as a hospital-based training program; and UNCW Health and Human Services Week.
- 1960 - 2020
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
CHHS offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs as well as health-sciences student organizations. The college integrates teaching, research, and community outreach. It also partners with human services agencies and health care systems to exchange information and best practices while using resources in an effective, efficient manner. The three schools collaborate across disciplines to improve the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.
The James Walker Hospital School of Nursing preceded the School of Nursing. It was founded in 1901 and was once one of the largest nursing schools in North Carolina. When James Walker Hospital closed, faculty and students transferred to Wilmington College for the Associate Degree in Nursing program.
With approval to offer the baccalaureate degree, the Department of Nursing became the School of Nursing. Twenty years after the Nursing associate degree program began at Wilmington College, UNC Wilmington’s four-year baccalaureate nursing program opened in the fall of 1985. The School of Health and Human Sciences and the School of Social Work, former departments of the College of Arts and Sciences, officially opened in July 2010.
The School of Nursing was once in Hoggard Hall. It moved to McNeill in 2010. The School of Social Work began in Leutze Hall within the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Social Work became part of CHHS in 2010 and moved to McNeill in 2011. SHAHS also became part of CHHS in 2010. It was housed in Trask Coliseum and Hanover Hall, and its offices expanded to include McNeill Hall in 2011.
The Dean’s office and SHAHS moved to Veterans Hall (formerly the Allied Health Building) in 2020, with Nursing remaining in McNeill Hall and Social Work in both buildings.
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- Clinical exercise physiology
- Clinical medicine -- Research
- Education, Higher
- Health education
- Leisure -- Study and teaching
- New Hanover County (N.C.)
- Nursing schools
- Parks -- Management
- Physical education and training
- Public health -- Study and teaching
- Public universities and colleges
- Recreation -- Management
- Recreational therapy
- Schools of social work
- Tourism -- Management
- University of North Carolina, Wilmington
- University of North Carolina, Wilmington -- History -- Sources
- University of North Carolina, Wilmington. College of Health and Human Services
- Wilmington (N.C.)
- Wilmington College
- College of Health and Human Services Collection
- Miranda Sprouse and Adina L. Riggins
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- 2021-05-14: Addition to collection and reorganization.
Part of the University Archives Repository