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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.

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In addition, the college collaborates 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!

Prospective students

Prospective Students

Undecided about your major? Want a change? Learn about programs in the College of Health and Human Services.



Departments and programs that are housed within the College of Health and Human Services.

About Health and Human Services

About Health and Human Services

With an excellent job placement rate, the College of Health and Human Services has much to be proud of.

Centers and Institutes

Centers and Institutes

Centers and institutes of the college reflect the breadth of the college's offerings


IUP College of Health Sciences Leadership Named

Hilliary Creely, dean of the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research, has been named interim dean of the College of Health Sciences, and Lisa Newell, chair of the IUP Department of Psychology, has been named interim associate dean of the College of Health Sciences.

IUP, Indiana Regional Medical Center Complete Affiliation Agreement for Medical Laboratory Science Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) have finalized an affiliation agreement that provides IUP students with the opportunity to complete their clinical experience at IRMC for the IUP Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology.

Alumna McMasters Selected as School Psychologist of the Year

The Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania announced this year’s School Psychologist of the Year, Angela McMasters D'03. McMasters is a school psychologist at the Indiana Area School District Junior High School.

Department of Nursing and Allied Health Featured in Documentary Spotlighting Nursing Shortage in Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is playing a part in spotlighting the nursing shortage in Pennsylvania and in the nation. IUP’s Department of Nursing and Allied Health is featured in “Navigating the Nursing Shortage,” a digital documentary produced by WQED Multimedia.

IUP Administration and Research and Training Center Select Students for Justice Research Fellows Program

Two students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania—Angelique Alcantara and Owen Zablocki—have been selected from a pool of exemplary nominees to be the inaugural Justice Research Fellows at the IUP Administration and Leadership Studies Research and Training Center.