Health and Human Services Plans for Fall 2020

Posted on 8/6/2020 12:12:07 PM

Welcoming to our fall 2020 College of Health and Human Services students! We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks, either personally or virtually. Our goals during this unique time are to minimize the health risk, while continuing to provide high-quality programs that focus on student success and support.

The President announced IUP is rebalancing its approach for the fall 2020 term, and the Fall 2020 Planning Committee added additional details. As the dean, I wanted to follow-up with college-specific information. We are welcoming freshmen, and students at all levels, back to campus in the below mentioned CHHS programs.

CHHS Programs With On-campus Delivery for Fall 2020

  • Athletic Training, BS
  • Baking and Pastry, Certificate
  • Criminal Justice Training (Act 120: Municipal Police Academy)
  • Culinary Arts, Certificate
  • Dietetic Internship Certificate, Graduate
  • EMT, Certificate
  • Fashion Merchandising, BS (on campus course includes: FSMR 112)
  • Hospitality Management, BS (just a few classes need to be on campus, which will be communicated by the program)
  • Interior Design, BS
  • Medical Imaging, BS
  • Medical Technology, BS
  • Nursing, BS
  • Nutrition/Culinary Dietetics, BS (on-campus courses include: FDNT 355, 362, 465, and HOSP 413; ask faculty if you have questions)
  • Nutrition/Dietetics, BS (on-campus courses include: FDNT 355, 362, 465, and HOSP 413; ask faculty if you have questions)
  • Paramedic, Certificate
  • Physical Ed and Sport/Exercise Science, BS
  • Respiratory Care, BS
  • Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences, BS (just a few classes need to be on campus, which the program will communicate with students)
  • Sport Science/Exercise Science, MS

Our faculty and program coordinators are working with individual students to ensure their success. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us directly through Jon Cooper at If you need on-campus delivery, but it is not available, or you are not sure if it is available, contact the course instructor (this might apply to international students, students with special needs, etc.).

Additional Thoughts for Fall

  • The President encouraged students returning to follow CDC guidelines about limiting travel and interactions with others. Therefore, all students are asked to take special precautions to avoid exposure for at least two weeks prior to the start of the fall semester.

  • The computer lab space has been reconfigured on the campus with slightly fewer computers available. Therefore, if you have a computer or laptop we would encourage you to bring it back with you for the Fall term.
  • Most of all, please remember we are here to answer any questions you might have. Do not hesitate to email anytime, either your advisor, course instructor, department chair, or the Dean’s office, or call 724-357-2555.

Let’s make fall 2020 the best semester yet by working together for a healthy environment. Take good care.

Sylvia S. Gaiko, PhD
Dean, College of Health and Human Services