Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services

The Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services is committed to educating and preparing human service professionals to become innovative practitioners and leaders. We stand by our motto: “Students first, students second, and students third.”


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Plan your future

Get all the support you need from admission to graduation through meaningful interactions to help you achieve your educational, career, and personal goals.


Departments and Schools

Our eight schools and departments are home to acclaimed programs in the fields of nursing, public health, communication disorders, kinesiology, nutrition, food science, criminal justice and criminalistics, child and family studies and social work.

Student Spotlight

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William Tuyor posing outside

William Tuyor

Cal State LA graduate seeks to empower through nutrition.

The nutritional science major will begin a master’s program at USC in the fall.

In The News

Paula Mitchell, director of the Los Angeles Innocence Project at Cal State LA, speaks during a news conference on Aug. 19

California Forensic Science Institute and School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics new partnership

A team of experienced post-conviction attorneys is establishing the Los Angeles Innocence Project (LAIP) at Cal State LA, bringing the fight to free the wrongfully convicted to the university.

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Cal State LA honors outstanding Professor Dr. Siyon Rhee

Congratulations to Dr. Siyon Rhee, Director for the School of Social Work for being selected oustanding professor at the 2022 university convocation amongst five other professors.
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Ashley Hernandez Student Success 2022

First-generation Cal State LA graduate to help increase access to higher education. The 21-year-old Boyle Heights resident received a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development.
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University public health leaders issue statement on COVID-19 vaccines

A network of California university leaders in public health, led by Walter Zelman, chair of the Department of Public Health, has released a statement urging members of their university communities to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

Leaving a Legacy

Dr. Rongxiang Xu

Who was Dr. Rongxiang Xu?

The late Dr. Rongxiang Xu was a pioneer in regenerative medicine. His innovative therapies helped dramatically reduce pain, illness and death in burn patients. His work has been recognized by three U.S. presidents and the Chinese government. A transformative gift from the Xu family made this the first named college at Cal State LA.