About HHS

Through small steps and giant leaps, the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) applies groundbreaking discoveries to enhance physical, mental and social well-being at every stage of life.

As one of the largest colleges at Purdue University, we offer nine departments and schools and 22 undergraduate majors as well as multiple graduate programs. In HHS, you will benefit from hands-on, experiential learning opportunities including participation in leading-edge research, community services and study abroad programs around the globe.

And at HHS, you’re not on your journey alone. Our globally-recognized faculty and staff work alongside you. We’ll take the next giant leap, together.

Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Health and Human Sciences. We seek to improve the quality of human lives by generating groundbreaking knowledge and educating excellent practitioners to help us all invent our best lives. This creative and dynamic interdisciplinary college is uniquely positioned to solve some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Our people, academic programs, research and engagement efforts focus on developmental health and wellness, healthy lifestyles and vital longevity, and sustainable and thriving organizations and communities. We see tremendous opportunity for HHS to make pioneering discoveries in areas such as digital health and wellness, optimal nutrition and obesity prevention, and vital longevity and end-of-life care. We are eager to hear your ideas. Together, we will advance HHS as a national leader in enhancing human health and well-being at every stage of the life span.

Marion K. Underwood, Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Distinguished Professor, Psychological Sciences

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5,762

Enrollment

Undergraduate Students – 5,030 Graduate Students – 732

283

Faculty

17:2

Student:Faculty Ratio

35

Student Organizations

55,000+

Living Alumni

Meeting the Challenge