The Ruth Whitaker Holmes School of Behavioral & Health Sciences

Reimagining health education and health care to meet the needs of the community.


Together we can change lives.

You have a passion for helping people and a scientific curiosity. Hood has dedicated, practitioner-based faculty, collaborative community partnerships and access to exceptional practical experiences. Your long, rewarding career in behavioral and health sciences starts right here.

Health care jobs are in high demand.

There's a 16% projected growth of health care occupations from 2020 to 2030.


You don't have to be a physician to have a high-paying job.

$75k is the median annual wage for health care practitioners and technical occupations.

Mental health needs are growing.

There's a 23% projected growth of substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselor occupations from 2020 to 2030.