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Student studying in the Biobehavioral Building.

At Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development, our eight departments we offer a robust program of interdisciplinary fields of study representing a wide range of majors and minors to meet your unique professional and personal goals.

Biobehavioral Health icon-olus-circle

Examining the influence of genetics, biology, behavior, and environments on health over the lifespan

Major: Biobehavioral Health

Minor: Global Health

Communication Sciences and Disorders icon-olus-circle

Comprehensive preparation for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Minor: Deafness & Hearing Studies

Health Policy and Administration icon-olus-circle
Hospitality Management icon-olus-circle

Applying business principles to the management of hotel, restaurant, senior living, resort, and gaming properties

Major: Hospitality Management

Minor: Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Human Development and Family Studies icon-olus-circle

The study of human biological, psychological, and sociological development across the lifespan

Major: Human Development and Family Studies

Minors: Human Development and Family Studies and Gerontology Minor

Kinesiology icon-olus-circle

the study of the science of human movement to improve an individual's physical activity, health, and wellness through coaching, prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation

Major: Kinesiology

Minor: Kinesiology

Nutritional Sciences icon-olus-circle

Understanding the role of nutrition within the spectrum of health policy, sustainability, wellness promotion, and disease prevention, management, treatment, and cure

Major: Nutritional Sciences

Minor: Nutritional Sciences

Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management icon-olus-circle

Transforming human health and well-being through recreation, tourism, and leisure

Major: Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

Minors: Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management and Sustainability Leadership

Intercollege minor icon-olus-circle

The Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Human Development helps students explore and understand the impacts racial, ethnic, socioeconomic status, and cultural diversity have in the world of health care, education, hospitality, recreation, and tourism.

Nittany Lion mascot outside with students.
Nittany Lion mascot outside with students.
Education that's right for you
Whatever your interests, whichever direction you want to go—business, science, medicine, healthcare, social science—the Penn State College of Health and Human Development has programs and options that lead to a future where you can do good work, and work while doing good.