College of Health and Human Services

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  • Welcome to the College of Health and Human Services at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. You will find the College provides diverse educational opportunities leading to excellence in health and human services for a global community.

    The focus of CHHS is to provide the highest possible quality of education that prepare our students to become leaders in their field. One of our strengths is the breadth and depth of the diverse disciplines within the College. The current College consists of nine departments that represent an array of disciplines, and offer degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels.

    The departments include:

    Academy of Culinary Arts

    Criminology and Criminal Justice

    Employment and Labor Relations

    Food and Nutrition

    Hospitality Management 

    Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design 

    Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

    Nursing and Allied Health Professions

    Safety Sciences

    In addition, we collaborate with several IUP departments to offer a Public Health baccalaureate of science degree. The College also oversees the Center for Sport Science Research and Education, the Center for Research in Criminology, the Criminal Justice Training Center, the Institute for Rural Health and Safety, and the Pennsylvania/OSHA Consultation Center.

    The disciplines in CHHS prepare students for their professions by engaging them in activities within the community that applies the theories and concepts discussed in the classroom for a more comprehensive understanding of the discipline, while providing a valuable service to the communities in which we reside. Students complete clinical experiences, field work, and internships through one of many affiliation agreements at a myriad of health and human services facilities, agencies, and organizations. CHHS is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the community through education, service, research, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

    You will find our faculty are high-quality, enthusiastic teachers and respected scholars. Our students are leaders during their academic studies and as alumni. The programs offered are in high demand and thus lead to excellent employment opportunities. We hope you will visit soon, and learn more about CHHS and our excellent programs, faculty, and students. Please call 724-357-2560 or email chhs-deans-office@iup.edu with questions or to schedule a visit. We hope to see you soon!