Academic Departments

The College of Education and Human Development at Radford University is organized into four academic divisions.

Department of Counselor Education
The strength of the program resides within our students, faculty, and staff. Perhaps our greatest strength is our commitment to students and helping them meet their educational and professional ambitions. Working collaboratively, students and faculty create a relationship that is committed to both personal and professional growth. Faculty are practitioners, personally and professionally dedicated to the discipline of counseling and human development.

Department of Health and Human Performance
Radford University and the Department of Health and Human Performance Health want to offer you the best educational experience possible.  The department offers contemporary programs and highly qualified instructors who provide the skills, knowledge, and perspective to be competitive in the real world. HHP graduates have an excellent job placement rate and many go on to advance as leaders in their field.

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

We feature strong partnerships with public schools and our diverse programs prepare teachers and administrators to serve children from birth through grade 12. Our candidates become highly skilled and participate in practical experiences in their fields of study. Our faculty feature expertise and research agendas in areas such as high impact teaching strategies, cultural responsiveness, instructional technology, and interdisciplinary teaching. Our education programs in early childhood /early childhood special education, elementary, middle, special education, educational leadership, reading, science, math and social studies allow us to match our resources to needs of school districts and to model research-based practices.

Recreation Parks & Tourism
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs in the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism prepare students for professional leadership roles in a variety of non-profit and commercial settings. The undergraduate program is accredited by the National Council on Accreditation for Park, Recreation and Leisure Services. In addition, the recreation therapy concentration meets eligibility requirements to take the national certification examination. Students entering the program of study should recognize that their progress will be closely monitored from an academic and professional perspective. It is the intent of the department and program for students who graduate to reflect professional knowledge and skills in order to be successful in their chosen field.