Nursing students in scrubs looking at a simulated patients blood pressure.

The faculty, staff and students of the College of Health Professions and Sciences are committed to improving the health and well-being of our communities through innovative research, outstanding education and exceptional services.

Please visit the websites of the schools in the College of Health Professions and Sciences to learn more.

Doctor of Physical Therapy students learning about range of motion with with a community member in the Westlawn Garden.

Services, Clinics and Community Centers

The College of Health Professions and Sciences serves the UWM campus and greater Milwaukee community with the following services, clinics and centers.

Campus Ergonomics Services serves the UWM campus and greater Milwaukee community, operating out of the Occupational Ergonomics Laboratory. Campus Ergonomic Services can provide ergonomic assessments, office ergonomics training, back care training and early return to work services.
View Campus Ergonomic Services
The Speech and Language Clinic serves the university and surrounding community by providing clinical services as part of the professional preparation of students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders programs. The clinic provides evaluation and treatment services to children and adults who have a variety of communication disorders.
View the Speech Language Clinic
Staff at the center, located within the Capuchin Community Service House of Peace site in the Walnut Way neighborhood, develop strong and lasting relationships with clients and are active advocates for their health and well-being.
View House of Peace Health and Wellness Center
Staff at the center, located within the heart of Westlawn, Wisconsin’s largest subsidized housing development and within the walls of Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, maintain strong partnerships and advocate for community health and well-being.
View Silver Spring Health and Wellness Center

The Milwaukee Fire Department partners with several faculty and staff in the College of Health Professions and Sciences. They work with the Community Paramedics Program and the Human Performance & Sport Physiology Laboratory.
Kendria Donaldson, a firefighter cadet, has taken the School of Nursing’s Community Paramedic training course. The Milwaukee Fire Department also partners with the Human Performance & Sport Physiology Laboratory in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences & Technology to work together to understand performance, recovery and injury prevention.


This work is made possible through collaboration with many exceptional partners in the community.

The College of Health Professions and Sciences enjoys collaborating with hundreds of community partners through research, internships and clinical training, mentorship, scholarships and community advocacy. If you are interested in partnering, please contact the College of Health Professions by phone at 414-229-5047 or by email at

The College of Health Professions and Sciences partners with UWM’s School of Continuing Education to provide community access to outstanding health-related educational programs and classes.

The Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research partners with the community to inspire students, faculty and staff to engage in activities that foster enduring personal and social change.78

Community Research

The College of Health Professions and Sciences is doing cutting-edge research that is making a difference in the lives of people in Wisconsin and the world. Some of the diseases, conditions and topics our faculty, staff and students are investigating:

  • Acute and critical care
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Lyme disease
  • Local to global community health
  • Pain physiology
  • Geriatric health
  • Alternative antimicrobial treatments
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Child, family and reproductive Health
  • Prostate cancer
  • Voice and speech disorders
  • Accessible design
  • Applied sport psychology
  • Molecular signaling mechanisms in disease
  • Mortality
  • Ergonomics
  •  Health care delivery and development
  •  Macular degeneration
  •  Motor development
  •  Self-management
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Nutrition and obesity