Interprofessional Education

Interprofessional Education

The College of Health and Human Services is committed to enhancing and enriching collaborative opportunities for students in each of our seven academic majors. Here's just a few programs that provide interprofessional learning: 

Community Health Mobile Unit 

Through the health mobile unit, students in nursing, athletic training, public health and dietetics (JCAST) are able to provide free, affordable health care services to underserved areas in Fresno County. This gives undergraduate and graduate level students an opportunity to gain experience working in rural communities, while practicing their clinical skills and working as a interdisciplinary health care team. 

Health services include blood pressure screenings, diabetes screenings, immunization shots, health assessments, education and referrals. 

For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen Rindahl at

Read more:Fresno State Magazine feature

Spring 2020 Schedule (dates subject to change):


  • Jan. 30 (10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.), Mary Ella Brown Community Center, 1350 E. Annadale Ave, Fresno 93706

  • Feb. 6 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.), St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno 93710

  • Feb. 13 (8:30 a.m. - noon), St. Katherines Church, 5375 Carmel, Del Rey 93616

  • Feb. 27 (7 a.m. - 1 p.m.), Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S. Chance Ave., Fresno 93702

  • Mar. 5 (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), Firebaugh Rodeo Fairgrounds, 1655 13th Street, Firebaugh 93622

  • Mar. 12 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.), Poverello House, 412 F Street, Fresno 93706

  • Mar. 26 (8:30 - 11 a.m.), Rojas Pierce Park, 350 Sorenson Ave, Mendota 93640

  • Apr. 2 (9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.), TBD

  • Apr. 16 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.), TBD

  • Apr. 23 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.), TBD



Honors Program in Collaborative Leadership

Developed to create a collaborative academic program between departments, students in the Honors Program work together and with community partners on real-world, interdisciplinary projects that strive to provide healthy outcomes for the Fresno community. 

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Senior Awareness Fall Education Balance Screenings   

Each semester, the S.A.F.E. program hosts a balance screening for adults (age 55 and over) that assess the strength, balance and risk of falling for pre-registered individuals and also provides educational materials, as well as a six-month post-assessment checkup. Fresno State students from nursing, physical therapy and kinesiology collaborate with pharmacy students from California Health Sciences University to complete the hour-long screenings, under the supervision of licensed nurse practitioners and physical therapists. 

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Upcoming dates: 

  • February 20
  • February 22

Service-learning and Study Abroad 

Students within the college are exposed to service-learning and study-abroad opportunities that have taken them to countries, such as Fiji, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong and Taiwan to educate others on health care, provide disease prevention and build clean water filtration and sanitation systems, respectively. 

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Sustainable Parks and Recreation Community Initiative 

SPARCI launched 19 courses throughout various colleges at Fresno State, all in partnership with the City of Fresno PARCS. From building trails to working with youth to creating more parks, students have been able to work directly with PARCS program managers and employees to enhance the landscape of Fresno County parks and recreation spaces.

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Valley Children's Healthcare & CHHS Interprofessional Collaborative 

Each semester, CHHS partners with VCH to provide Interprofessional Education workshops, which allow students from various majors (social work, nursing, communicative sciences, recreation administration) the opportunity to work on a case study alongside pediatric professionals at the hospital.

The interprofessional education model focuses on the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice that prepare all health professionals to work together to build a safer and better patient-centered U.S. health care system.

For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Roberts at 

Upcoming dates:

  • March 20 - Care of the Caregiver; Recognition and intervention of the Second Victim