CUNY seeks a University Dean for Health and Human Services, and has re-posted this opportunity through 12/15/18.


Youth Studies Consortium
Youth Studies is an emerging multidisciplinary field that integrates theory, research, public policy, and practice.

Policy Briefs
The Office has developed a number of policy papers that discuss issues affecting the health and human services fields and offer recommendations.

Hunter College Nursing student on floor 16N of Bellevue Hospital.

The Office of Academic Affairs provides support and technical assistance to CUNY schools to prepare a large, culturally diverse pool of qualified health and human services personnel in areas such as nursing, physical therapy, medical laboratory technology, dental hygiene, health information management, speech therapy, disability studies and social work. Read More

Health care jobs represent about 12% of all jobs in New York State, and many of the fastest growing occupations are projected to be within the healthcare industry. Hospitals are the largest employers of NYC health workers, accounting for more than 40% of all NYC healthcare jobs. Employment in home health care, ambulatory care, community health centers and nursing homes has increased significantly.

CUNY’s degree programs are growing to meet this need and the ongoing changes in the healthcare delivery system.  The University works closely with the healthcare industry and its unions to analyze workforce needs to be able to offer the most up-to-date health professions programs.

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees these programs and other special initiatives at CUNY.


CUNY offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs in health and human services fields, including nursing and allied health. The Office’s Quick Grid provides a snapshot of popular programs at specific campuses.  Courses are also offered through Continuing and Continuing and Professional Education.

For students in clinical internship placements requiring professional liability insurance, CUNY has procured an insurance policy that provides student professional liability insurance as well as general liability insurance.  Physical Therapy has an increased limit for professional liability.  Guidance related to insurance and affiliation agreements is available online.

Incentive Grants

Through a competitive RFP process administered by the Office of Academic Affairs, CUNY faculty and staff applied for 2016-2017 funding in several priority areas including:

  • Developing and aligning health professions programs with federal healthcare reform and professional trends;
  • Enhancing capacity in the area of behavioral health;
  • Expanding clinical affiliations with community-based providers;
  • Designing projects that promote inter-professional education and collaborative practice;
  • Increasing opportunities for field-based learning, including transition-to-practice programs.

21 awards were made across 11 colleges.  Thanks to all who applied, and congratulations to those awarded.  The RFP was not released in 2017-2018.


The Office of Academic Affairs collects, analyzes and disseminates university-wide and college specific data on enrollment, retention, graduation, licensing, demographics, employment and earnings of students in nursing and allied health degree programs.

CUNY’s Behavioral Health Workforce Task Force published a Final Report in Fall 2017.

CUNY’s 2017 report on Social Work and Human Services Degree Programs features an overview and data with a particular focus on behavioral health.

The 2016 Nursing Degree Programs Annual Data Report includes graduation, enrollment and other data related to CUNY’s AAS, BS, MS, and doctoral degree programs in nursing.

In 2016 CUNY released a report describing patterns of attendance and performance of 1199SEIU represented workers at CUNY, following up on previous reports completed in 2009 and 2013.

The 2015 Nursing Degree Programs Annual Data Report includes graduation, enrollment and other data related to CUNY’s AAS, BS, MS, and doctoral degree programs in nursing.

The 2014 Post-Graduate Outcomes Report analyzes wage, labor market and other outcome data of recent nursing graduates.

The 2013 Nurse Graduate Survey Summary Report identifies graduates perceptions of their CUNY education and transitions from CUNY to the workplace.

A 2013 case study project describes NYC’s emerging healthcare workforce within Health Homes.

An assessment of CUNY nursing faculty presents data on their professional development needs.

The Community Health Center Workforce Project is an ongoing research initiative, investigating the workforce needs and trends within the evolving healthcare landscape in New York State.. The summary report presents findings from survey, interviews and focus groups.

The 2012 Summary Report on Medical Assisting at CUNY provides an analysis of the profession and an overview of results of a survey of graduates.

A survey of CUNY Nursing graduates was completed in Fall 2008, and examined graduates’ educational experiences, their experiences as new registered nurses (RNs), and their experiences in the labor market.