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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to educate, inspire, and empower the next generation of leaders with the core values, attitudes and skills that are the foundation of quality leadership.

Our Goals

  • To create opportunities for students to observe, interact with, and learn from outstanding established leaders, and
  • To facilitate the process of developing philosophies and individualized plans for becoming tomorrow's leaders.

WLI helped me become more confident in myself and in my abilities as a professional. I use the skills that I learned in the WLI every day while interacting with physical therapy professionals and my peers. It was a great experience for me.

-Elizabeth Catlin, WLI 2011-12