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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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Explore our Majors

Our majors are rooted in business, health, and science. No matter which direction you choose to go within the College, what remains unchanged is that what we do here and what you learn here is personal. Our approach to undergraduate education provides students with great opportunities to combine their interests in health and life sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and management, business and leadership in unique ways. 

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Biobehavioral Health

Biobehavioral Health

Examine the interaction between biological, behavioral, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental factors that influence human health and wellness.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Help others overcome speech, hearing, language, and learning difficulties by understanding the science and processes related to communication, cognition, language-learning, special education, and linguistics.

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Health Policy and Administration

Health Policy and Administration

Elevate health care delivery and quality by addressing ongoing and future challenges in health economics, health management, and the workforce at large.

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Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management

Examine all aspects of business management in a wide variety of hospitality settings, including large, global hotel brands, restaurants and wineries, event and tourism venues, corporate meetings and convention centers, franchises, start-ups, and technology providers.

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Human Development and Family Studies

Human Development and Family Studies

Learn how humans develop physically, emotionally, and socially throughout the lifespan to prepare for a career in social work, education, human resources, or beyond.

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Kinesiology

Kinesiology

Study physical activity, from the basic mechanisms of human movement to the complex dynamics of physical activity in our society and culture.

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Nutritional Sciences

Nutritional Sciences

Examine how food fuels living beings and how nutrition choices affect every facet of health over time with a foundation in chemistry, biology, physiology, psychology, neuroscience, behavior, and development.

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Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

Positively impact health and wellness through recreation, park, tourism, and leisure opportunities by examining the global impact of leisure on human development and health, as well as the effects of recreation and tourism on ecological, economic, and cultural systems.

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Explore Additional Programs and Opportunities

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Some HHD programs offer students the change to combine an undergraduate degree with a graduate degree, completing both programs in 5 years. Learn more about these opportunities in the College of Health and Human Development