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 college now consists of eight departments that represent an array of disciplines, offering degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels.

IUP is undergoing an Academic Restructuring Plan, resulting in several departments moving to another college and other departments moving into "NextGen" CHSS as of July 1, 2021.  Below is an outline of NextGen academic departments, with parenthetical statements for clarity.  It is important to note all programs will continue at IUP; some will just have a different home college:

NextGen College of Health and Human Services

In addition, we collaborate with several IUP departments to offer a Public Health baccalaureate of science degree.

Departmental Moves Due to NextGen Restructuring

Hospitality Management (moved to Eberly College of Business)

Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design

 Safety Sciences (moved to Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics)

PA OSHA Consultation Center (moved to Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics)

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, the Child Study Center, the Center for Applied Psychology, the Administration and Leadership Studies Research and Training Center, and the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health.

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!

News

Lee Receives HHS Outstanding Research Award

Daniel Lee, professor and chairperson of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021.

Scarton Receives HHS Outstanding Teacher Award

Karen Scarton, associate professor in the Interior Design program within the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021.

Shiring Receives HHS Outstanding Advising Award

Stephen Shiring, professor in the Department of Hospitality Management, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021. 

Brown Receives HHS Outstanding Service Award

Sarah Brown, associate professor in the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021. 

HHS Alumni Honored as Inductees into Hall of Distinction

Nine IUP alumni were honored as inductees into the College of Health and Human Services Hall of Distinction during a virtual awards ceremony held on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The honorees have achieved exemplary professional success, accomplished productive citizenship, are committed to others, and serve as role models of success.

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