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About Health and Human Services

The College of Health and Human Services houses nine departments, each with multiple academic programs. All of the programs in Health and Human Services are applied disciplines. Students study the theory underlying their program and then focus on applying it to their profession. In a learning-centered environment, instructors help students bridge theory and practice with many hands-on activities, interesting resources, and up-to-date instructional methods.

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Points of Pride
The College of Health and Human Services offers a large variety of quality programs with national reputations and prestigious accreditations.

Outstanding support services—such as advising, mentoring, and cocurricular activities—help our students succeed. They receive national awards:

  • American Dietetic Association (ADA) Outstanding Dietetic Students
  • American Dietetic Association Foundation (ADAF) Scholarships
  • Mead Johnson Nutritionals/Bristol Myers Squibb Scholarships
  • David Johnson Family Safety Sciences Scholarship

They become leaders in student chapters of national professional organizations:

  • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
  • CDFR Council (Child Development and Family Relations)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Association
  • Phi Epsilon Kappa (health, physical education, recreation, and safety professions)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (nursing professional organization)
  • Student Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers

Students have exceptional opportunities for hands-on learning, such as internships, clinical practice, and practicums in the real world.

  • Students are placed in more than two hundred clinical practice sites.
  • Among our internship sites are Interpol, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Disney World, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Customs Service, Hershey Medical Center, and labor relations boards across the U.S.

There is a 95 percent placement rate upon graduation. Students often receive multiple offers of employment. Many national corporations and organizations seek out our interns and graduates. For example, graduates have taken positions at:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Major corporations, such as Exxon-Mobile and Alcoa
  • Prestigious universities
  • Major restaurant chains
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Major medical centers
  • Public and private schools
  • The Hyatt, Hilton, and Doubletree hotel chains
  • Nemacolin and other four- and five-star resorts

Our faculty members are dedicated and enthusiastic teachers, acknowledged scholars, and leaders in their professions. They are

  • Editors of professional journals
  • Authors of books and articles
  • Officers of professional organizations
  • Grant recipients
  • Arbitrators and consultants

Specialized facilities and technology also help our students excel. For example, the Department of Nursing and Allied Health has a new Simulation Lab with computerized manikins for students to practice patient care. Hospitality Management students operate the Allenwood, a campus restaurant. Child and Family Studies students do internships at a daycare center located on campus. Food and Nutrition, Safety Sciences, Interior Design, Fashion Merchandising, Health and Physical Education, and other programs have specialized labs. In addition, the Department of Criminology is relocating to the newly renovated Wilson Hall.

These points will make you proud, too, to be at IUP!

  • College of Health and Human Services
  • Zink Hall, Room 216
    1190 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2555
  • Fax: 724-357-6205
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.