Graduate Education

Penn State was the first in the country to create a college with a combined emphasis on human health, development, and well being. Graduate degrees are available in eight programs:

The College of Health and Human Development also maintains a special relationship with the Penn State College of Nursing.

Our programs are part of The Graduate School, which has grown to one of the largest in America. We are committed to ensuring that all individuals regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, religious creed or other personal characteristics are afforded the opportunity to achieve their full potential as scholars and professionals. Our international enrollment reflects a strong effort to reaching the global community.

Penn State is an active member of the Council of Graduate Schools.

Graduate Professors in Charge

Biobehavioral Health

Rob Turrisi
219 BBH Bldg

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Erinn Finke
308 Ford Bldg

Health Policy and Administration – MHA

Chris Calkins
118 Keller Bldg

Health Policy and Administration – MS/Ph.D.

John Moran
504 Ford Bldg

Hospitality Management

Anna Mattila
201 Mateer Bldg

Human Development and Family Studies

Lisa Kopp
115 HHD Bldg


Stephen Piazza
29 Rec Hall

Nutritional Sciences

Rebecca Corwin (Fa16)
110C Chandlee Lab

Laura Murray-Kolb (Sp17)
110C Chandlee Lab

Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

Deb Kerstetter
801 Ford Bldg

Graduate Student Council