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College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Welcome to the homepage of the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences (CoBHS)! At the links to the left, you will find information about the various undergraduate majors and programs offered through the College. These majors include:

  • Nursing (including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the RN to BSN program)
  • Psychological Science
  • Sociology
  • Political Science (including a legal studies concentration)
  • Social Work
  • Health and Human Performance (including concentrations in applied exercise science, health, health care management, human movement, and K-12 teacher licensure programs)
  • Leadership and Organizational Administration
  • Public Management
  • Criminal Justice

The College of Behavioral and Health Sciences also offers the following unique minors:

  • Coaching
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Health
  • Health Science
  • International Relations
  • Leadership Science
  • Military Science
  • Occupational Health Psychology
  • Physical Education

Note: Austin Peay also offers undergraduate programs in Radiologic Technology, Medical Technology, and a host of pre-professional health/medical-related programs through our College of Science and Mathematics.

Complementing College offerings at the undergraduate level, the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences offers the following graduate programs under the auspices of the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN – online only through the Regents online degree program (RODP))
  • Master of Science in Counseling – with concentrations in school counseling and mental health counseling (both concentrations offered on-ground only)
  • Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational (MSIO) Psychology (online only)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW – offered jointly with Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee State University; combination of online and on-ground courses)
  • Master of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in health leadership (public health education path or an online only health administration path);  and a specialization in Sport and Wellness Leadership
  • Master of Professional Studies (MPS) -- with a concentration in Strategic Leadership

Faculty of the College will work closely with you to assist you in your courses, mentor you in research, or just share with you the excitement of learning. Many students earn their undergraduate degree and, upon graduation, secure employment in a variety of business, non-profit, and healthcare settings, while others elect to pursue graduate education at Austin Peay or elsewhere. The education you receive in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences will develop in you the analytical skills and the ability to make decisions based on evidence that is necessary to be successful on whatever path you travel.

If I can be of assistance to you on your academic journey, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


David W. Denton,
Ph.D., Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and Dean