Welcome to the College of Health and Human Services
As interim dean for the college, I extend a warm and sincere
welcome from the Dean’s Office staff, from each of our department chairpersons,
and from IUP administration.
If you have declared a major in our college, congratulations
on a wise choice. You have the opportunity to engage in a rich quality
education from faculty who have expertise not only in their discipline, but as
educators. Our college faculty have high academic and behavioral expectations
for you, but also recognize that good teaching and role modeling are important
factors in your success. Your commitment to learning and being successful is
also essential, so please become familiar with all of the support systems that
our college and IUP offers to assist in reaching your goals. We value, appreciate,
and continuously foster the student-centered philosophy of our college staff and
If you have not yet selected a major, consider that we are
the largest college at IUP and offer many programs with high employment rates
after graduation. The College of Health and Human Services comprises eight
departments that offer academic credit and two programs that are clock-hour
You may wish to peruse the websites for any one of the following departments
that offer undergraduate degrees: Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies;
Food and Nutrition; Hospitality Management; Human Development, Fashion, and
Interior Design; Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science; Nursing and Allied
Health Professions; and Safety Sciences. Master’s degree programs are offered in
several departments, and three departments offer doctoral programs.
Our clock-hour programs include the Academy
of Culinary Arts, housed at the Punxsutawney campus, and the Criminal Justice
Training Center, housed near the Indiana campus. If interested, please visit
the respective website.
If you have declared a major that is not in our college, but
have an interest in one of our majors, please inquire, because we offer several
minors that would enhance your educational experience, or you may wish to
declare a primary and secondary major. Your academic advisor should be the first resource for information, but
know that any of our department chairpersons would welcome a meeting to discuss
a minor or secondary major.
We are pleased that you chose or are considering IUP as your
destination of choice for a college education. IUP attracts quality faculty,
excellent domestic and international students, and quality staff. You will find
IUP to be a home away from home and a place that will stay in your heart long
after you graduate.
I am proud to be an IUP graduate, many years before I was
hired as a faculty member. Firsthand, I can attest to the commitment to
excellence that is shared at every level of the organization. IUP offers an
education of distinction, at an affordable cost, in an environment that fosters
Welcome to the College of Health and Human Services and
the IUP community!
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