A transformational cornerstone of the 2025 Strategic Vision, the University of La Verne has formed its fifth college — the Cástulo de la Rocha College of Health and Community Well-Being — to improve the quality of individual and community health and emotional well-being.
The college is a hub for high-quality education, research, and innovation in health and the social determinants of health. It also provides a pipeline of qualified candidates to support our region’s growing needs for healthcare professionals across a broad spectrum of critical clinical and non-clinical fields.
Health-related degrees have been an important part of the university’s offering for 50 years. Today, one in six current undergraduate and graduate students at the university is enrolled in a health-related degree.
The college holds a holistic vision for health that goes beyond today’s traditional model and is informed by data and the impact social determinants, health inequities, and cultural agility have on community and individual health. Through deep partnership with community health providers, non-profits, and others, we provide our students with meaningful clinical, internship, research, and other hands-on experiences critical to a quality education and student licensure requirements.