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Your Success is Our Goal

Each year, a new class of Penn Staters come to University Park eager to begin their new journey. To help each student successfully complete their Penn State education, the College of Health and Human Development has a large community of professionals who are committed to student success.

We want you to thrive and grow while at Penn State. Our advisers, faculty members, and staff are waiting to help you. Please make sure to use us as a resource during your time at Penn State. We are here for you.


HHD Advising Contacts

Advising Policy Faculty Senate Policy 32-00

Course Management

CANVAS Online course management system

LionPATH Access to academic information, registration and financial records. Enroll for classes, view and accept financial awards and view tuition bills

Tips for Academic Success and Scheduling

iStudy for Success! Enhance study skills

Start Out Smart Tips for success

What You Can Do If a Class is Full

Recommended Academic Plans

Student Services Center

The Student Services Center is home to academic advising for students in the College of Health and Human Development. It offers resources and advising for students to explore majors, minors, careers, and information on college policies and procedures. The Student Services website offers a wide range of helpful information and resources, including an online handbook.

Information is also available on:

  • Course Registration
  • Change of Campus
  • Entrance to Major
  • Academic Integrity

HHD Academic Advising Center


Student Aid

There are a number of options to make your Penn State College of Health and Human Development affordable. For more information, contact Student Services or visit the Office of Student Aid at Penn State, offering information on tuition and expenses, applying for aid, scholarship resources, and much more.


Students who live on campus can make themselves at home with comfortable and modern living spaces, great food options, and experiences just waiting for you. Check out all of the details on Housing and Residence Life.

Unique Living Option

The Health and Human Development Interest House is where students with an interest in the programs of the college live in adjacent rooms in Beaver Hall. Residents plan social and service activities. Students sign up in the spring to live in the Health and Human Development Interest House for the following academic year.

Faculty/ Department Contacts

A helpful list of contacts for the university is available.

Faculty and staff contacts are available on the sites of our academic units.

Policies and Procedures

Find out about the college's policies and procedures.

Academic Integrity

At Penn State, academic integrity means that all members of the University at all times must take full responsibility for the integrity and basic honesty of the expression and communication of their thoughts.