About the Human Services Program

In this section:

Program Mission

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services program is designed to give students a solid foundation in the principles, theories, and skills needed to provide services as a human services practitioner and helping professional. By the end of the program, students will have the ability to relate to consumers on multiple levels. The curriculum consists of courses and experiences so that a graduate will have the knowledge and skill to perform entry-level work in public, not-for-profit, and private settings.

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Human Services Values

The Human Services program is built on the fundamental principles of:

  • The holistic development of the helping professional;
  • Empathy, respect, and advocacy for client welfare;
  • Care and concern for the community and society at large.

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Human Services Program-Level Student Learning Objectives

Graduates of Human Services will:

  • Students will assess the contexts of relationships, issues, and trends in a multicultural society;
  • Students will identify theories and models to provide direct service delivery for clients;
  • Students will demonstrate awareness of their own values, personalities, reaction patterns, interpersonal styles and limitations; and
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of Human Services values that are consistent with professional ethics and application to practice.

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Faculty and Staff

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Meet the Program Coordinator

Dr. Erin Cook, LPCA, CDF serves as the Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor in Human Services. Dr. Cook has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human and Community Services and a Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University as well as an Ed.D in Organizational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University. Her consultancy work through her doctoral work focused on Adult Learner Professional Readiness.

Connect: ecook2@gardner-webb.edu
Phone: 704-406-2644
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/erinecook1

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