In 2011, the Loma Linda University Board of Trustees voted to transition the School of Science and Technology into the School of Behavioral Health. The school now consists of three departments: Counseling & Family Sciences, Psychology, and Social Work & Social Ecology. Some of the programs have matured on campus for more than a decade, and one program for half a century.
The mission of the School of Behavioral Health is to provide graduate level education that prepares competent, ethical, and compassionate professionals who posses the knowledge, values, attitudes, and skills necessary for a life dedicated to whole person care in behavioral health practice, research and leadership.
The School of Behavioral Health is a mission-driven school that academically incorporates Loma Linda University's commitment to the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, which produces wholeness within transformed lives. Transformation is a life-long faith and learning process--a process committed to the pursuit of the highest levels of scholarship, professionalism, and spiritual well-being. This pursuit seeks to understand and promote healthy minds, communities, social systems, and the family.