General Information


On May 16, 2014, after more than three years of evaluation and input from Baylor regents, deans, faculty and staff, and external entities, including healthcare partners and the consulting firm Grant Thornton, the Baylor Board of Regents approved the creation of the College of Health and Human Sciences. The academic units that form the College - Communication Sciences and Disorders, Human Sciences and Design, Health, Human Performance and Recreation, Department of Public Health, and the Division of Health Professions - share a common purpose: improving health and the quality of life.  A transformational naming gift was made in 2014 renaming the college the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.

Robbins College (HHS) is creating curricula that promotes a team-based approach to transformational education and research that has established interdisciplinary research collaborations to advance solutions for improving quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.


Robbins College at Baylor University draws upon Baylor’s Christian mission and both innovation and tradition to prepare scholars and leaders who can translate theory into practice through translational research and advance knowledge of health, human behavior, and quality of life. Robbins College strives to:

  • Create and support an interdisciplinary environment for discovery, learning, and engagement through transformational education
  • Promote and emphasize evidence-based research practice and innovative approaches
  • Hire and retain faculty who are leaders in the health and human sciences
  • Develop and deliver educational programs that attract and prepare undergraduate and graduate students for professions dedicated to the improvement of health, human behavior and quality of life.
  • Support research that discovers new ideas, advances knowledge with novel questions and is responsive to ever-changing conditions of health, human sciences and quality of life.
  • Engage with diverse constituencies and communities to address a broad spectrum of human needs.

Endowed Positions in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences


Brown Foundation Endowed Chair
The Mary Gibbs Jones Endowed Chair in Family & Consumer Sciences
The Martin Family Endowed Chair in Communication Sciences and Disorders


An asterisk (*) denotes that the scholarship also is listed under another department.

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Dr. Madalene Barnett Scholarship in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The James F. and Beverly H. Eberts Scholarship in Speech Pathology and Audiology
The Abbey and Ann Elliston Scholarship
The Don and Faith Martin Scholarship
The Speech Pathology/Audiology Scholarship
The Hallie Mae Holman Scholarship in Speech Pathology
The Rhonda S. Reynolds Scholarship Fund
Communication Disorders Scholarship

Department of Human Sciences and Design

The Human Sciences and Design Department Scholarship
The Florence M. Allen Scholarship in Human Sciences and Design
The Sally B. Burkett Scholarship in Human Sciences and Design
The Wilma Pitts Griffin Scholarship
The Mary Gibbs Jones Scholarship in Human Sciences and Design
The Tommie and John Lawhon III Scholarship in Human Sciences and Design
The Launa A. Morrow Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
The William and Laverne Nelson Scholarship
The Alma Holmes Nichols Scholarship
The Mr. and Mrs. Clyde R. Robertson Memorial Scholarship in Human Sciences and Design
The Retha Sanders Scholarship in Human Sciences and Design
The Eunice Clark Scaief Memorial Scholarship in Human Sciences and Design
The Mr. and Mrs. T.D. Stevens Academic Scholarship in Human Sciences and Design
The Melba Justice Scholarship
The Greta and Murray Watson Scholarship
The Terry L. Brown Scholarship
Lelda C. Walker and Granddaughter Kelly L. Walker Endowed Scholarship Fund
Shannon Pratt Gledich Endowed Scholarship Fund
Apparel Design and Product Development Endowed Scholarship Fund

Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Brenda Boiles Scholarship
Myra Millard Scholarship
Lloyd Russell Scholarship
“Dutch” Schroeder Scholarship
Olga Fallen Scholarship
Eveline Kappes Scholarship
Halye & Norman Frederick Scholarship
T’Dee L. Bracken Scholarship in Elementary or All-Level Physical Education
Frank “Pogo” Smith Scholarship in Recreation
Roper Family Scholarship in Outdoor Recreation
LT & Genevieve Halbert Scholarship in Recreation
Red & Sandra Covington Scholarship in Athletic Training
Red & Sandra Covington Scholarship in Health Science Studies, Pre-Med/Pre-Dent
Brendon Chase Mooney Scholarship in Exercise Physiology
Burna F. Battles Scholarship in Recreation
Mary E. Tindle Endowed Scholarship
Joan Karel Mooney Endowed Scholarship

Honor Societies

Kappa Omicron Nu

Kappa Omicron Nu is a national honor society in the field of family and consumer sciences, which has been on campus since 1972. Human Sciences and Design majors are eligible after completing twelve hours in Human Sciences and Design courses with a 3.2 GPA and a 3.0 overall GPA. The goals of the organization include recognition of scholarship, development of leadership, association of students with faculty, and encouragement of research. New members are initiated in the fall and spring, and meetings are held monthly.

Eta Sigma Gamma

Eta Sigma Gamma is a National Health Education Honorary which promotes the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in Health Education. Membership is open to any Baylor student who has completed at least two semesters and officially declared a major or minor in community health education. Candidates must earn a grade point average of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 grade point system) in one semester followed by an average of at least 2.5 in the next semester to be eligible for election in the Baylor chapter, Epsilon Alpha.

Professional Organizations

Baylor Apparel Professionals

Baylor Apparel Professionals is the organization for apparel design and product development and apparel merchandising majors. It offers a wide variety of educational and leadership opportunities. Through monthly programs, the students may network with professionals from the fashion field to learn more about career opportunities in the industry. The organization initiates two field experiences yearly.

Baylor Interior Design Association (BIDA)

The Baylor Interior Design Association is the student organization representing both student membership and involvement with the professional organizations of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Members participate in monthly meetings, professional-sponsored student events and programs, and various other learning experiences that support and enhance their academic training.

Baylor Student Nutrition Association (BSNA)

The Baylor Student Nutrition Association provides nutrition information and career information to the students in the organization as well as anyone else interested in dietetics. The membership of BSNA is open to any student with a declared major in nutrition science. BSNA is the student organization of the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Child and Family Studies Organization (CFSO)

The Child and Family Studies (CFSO) organization is open to Child and Family Studies Majors and all other students interested in topics related to Child and Family Studies.  CFSO holds monthly meetings, in which students learn about current trends in the field and engage with professionals from a variety of career paths.  The organization further provides professional development opportunities by providing service to organizations who work with children and families and engaging in annual professional conferences.

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

The Baylor Chapter of the National Student Speech Hearing Language Association (NSSLHA) is an organization of students in the field of Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology. The purpose of the organization is to teach students to serve their profession and to encourage continued involvement in professional organizations. The organization addresses new directions and conflicts which arise within the field. In addition, NSSLHA provides opportunities for students to interact with professionals working in the field. Membership is open to students enrolled in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Phi Theta

Phi Theta is Baylor University’s club for students interested in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or sports medicine. It serves as a resource for students who are seeking information about physical therapy and occupational therapy schools and job opportunities. Guest speakers include representatives from physical therapy and occupational therapy schools and local physical therapists and occupational therapists. Field trips to local rehabilitation clinics and professional schools are also made.

Athletic Training Student Association

The Athletic Training Student Association was organized and chartered in 2006. Its purpose is to promote and enhance athletic training both on and off campus through education, community service, team building and leadership development, funds development, and recruiting and promotion. Membership is open to all athletic training students.