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 prepares 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.

College of Health and Human Services departments/programs:

In addition, we collaborate with several IUP departments to offer a Public Health baccalaureate of science degree, and an Administrative and Leadership Studies PhD program.

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

College of Health and Human Services Hold Celebration of Excellence

The College of Health and Human Services held a Celebration of Excellence on May 4, 2022, to celebrate faculty and staff.

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Panel

Two Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice alumni, selected as this year's Distinguished Alumni, will present on a panel on April 8.

International Women's Day Collection Hosted by Health and Human Services

The College of Health and Human Services' Service Committee is hosting a feminine product drive. Support IUP women and the Alice Paul House by donating a feminine product on Tuesday, March 8th at Robertshaw Loading Dock. Time: 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Happy Women's Day!

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.

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