Office of the Dean & Student Services

The University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences prepares students for professional roles which empower them to enact the Marianist principles of justice, peace, adaptation and change. 

We prepare education professionals for roles as teachers, administrators, counselors, school psychologists and human service practitioners. We prepare health and sport science professionals for roles as dietitians, exercise physiologists, wellness experts, physical therapists and sports managers. We also prepare practitioners with our doctoral degree program in physical therapy and our master's degree program in physician assistant education.

Students in our undergraduate programs work closely with supportive and challenging faculty members. Students in our graduate programs acquire leadership, research and professional practice skills from outstanding scholars. Every faculty and staff member in the School is dedicated to the success and growth of all our students. We share the common goal of making positive changes in the lives of others.

Our academic programs are rooted in partnerships and collaborations with community schools and agencies based in the following centers and institutes:

  • Bombeck Family Learning Center: Demonstration school and state and regional leader in early childhood learning. Also serves as a field practice site for early childhood education majors.
  • Center for Catholic Education: Provides schools with programs and services that enhance the Church’s mission to evangelize, educate, end empower the people of God.
  • Dayton Early College Academy (DECA): Award-winning charter school representing the partnership of Dayton Public Schools, Sinclair College and the University of Dayton.
  • Lalanne: Post-graduate teacher service program that provides a faith community for beginning educators who commit to serve in under-resourced Catholic schools.
  • Urban Teacher Academy: Provides specialized preparation for teacher candidates who want to make a difference by producing high student achievement in urban settings.

I invite you to explore our programs, values, and collaborations, and hope you join us as a student or partner in your journey of professional and spiritual development.

Kevin R. Kelly, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education and Health Sciences


SEHS Office of the Dean and Student Services

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2969