Full course description

Course Date:

Sep 11 - Nov 4, 2017


8 weeks


2 hrs/week



Course Type:





Do you enjoy working with college students and are looking for a career where you can make an impact within their lives? Or maybe you’re a student affairs professional who needs to brush up on best practices in the field? Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession free online course is designed for both audiences.

If you’ve ever considered what it might be like to work in areas such as admissions, campus recreation, enrollment services, Greek life, housing and dining, or other student affairs departments, take this risk-free opportunity to learn more about the field of Student Affairs in Higher Education.


  • Learn about the field of Student Affairs.
  • Discover guiding and foundational theories.
  • Practice networking on your own campuses with professional organizations and even current staff members.
  • Obtain strategies for a successful search when it comes to finding a job or graduate program.
  • Investigate future trends within the field of Student Affairs.
  • Understand the role Student Affairs plays in student success.
  • Learn about the internationalization of Student Affairs/Student Services.

Course is offered by Colorado State University Online.

Course Instructors

Amy Dinise-Halter

Amy Dinise-Halter

Student Success Projects Manager, Division of Student Affairs at Colorado State University

Amy Dinise-Halter earned her B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fullerton. She later pursued her M.S. Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University, and her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership from University of Northern Colorado.

John Henderson

John Henderson

Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Parent and Family Programs, Division of Student Affairs at Colorado State University

John Henderson earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis, his M.A. in Multicultural Education from the University of New Mexico and his Ph.D. in Education/Cultural Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Bobby Kunstman

Bobby Kunstman

Senior Associate Director, Carolina Union, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bobby Kunstman earned his B.S. In Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Sciences at Florida State University, his Master of Leadership & Ethics Development from North Central College, and is currently completing his dissertation in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership program at the University of Northern Colorado.