Whether it’s helping build strong families, offering financial counseling, selling life-changing products, improving food security or administering medical treatments, HHS graduates excel in careers across healthcare, education, industry and more. As you enter the workforce directly or take your knowledge to new heights in graduate or professional school, HHS graduates are welcomed by a variety of companies and universities around the world.

You are also encouraged to report your internship experience and plans upon graduation.

Health and Kinesiology

Heart disease, diabetes and cancer are among the diseases that can be prevented and treated through proper exercise and healthy habits. The Department of Health and Kinesiology prepares you to help people move more and move better in a variety of health and fitness careers or pursue graduate-level work in athletic training, physical therapy and other allied health professions.

MAJOR: Kinesiology

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Health Sciences

Whether you want to protect the environment, aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, evaluate and control workplace hazards or prepare for graduate or professional school, majors in the School of Health Sciences equip you for a variety of careers in industry or healthcare.

MAJORS: Biomedical Health Sciences; Medical Laboratory Sciences; Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences; Radiological Health Sciences

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Hospitality and Tourism Management

The top-ranked programs in the White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offer a hands-on path toward careers in event planning, finance, fashion and retail management, hotel and restaurant management, sales, and more.

MAJORS: Financial Counseling and Planning; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Retail Management; Selling and Sales Management

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Human Development and Family Science

The Department of Human Development and Family Science prepares you to positively shape the lives of families and individuals of all ages. Whether you’re interested in teaching young children or helping people through challenging circumstances, you can enjoy successful careers in education, social services or counseling or elevate your knowledge through an advanced degree.

MAJORS: Developmental and Family Science; Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs; Family and Consumer Sciences Education; Human Services

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From providing care on the front line to shaping healthcare policy, the School of Nursing prepares you to work in a variety of settings — from emergency departments to neonatal intensive care units to community health clinics — while also equipping you with the skills needed to grow your clinical leadership in graduate school.

MAJORS: Nursing, Bachelor of Science; Nursing, 16-Month Second Degree Bachelor of Science

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Nutrition Science

Because a well-rounded diet is critical to overall health, the Department of Nutrition Sciences allows you to explore the relationships among the human body, nutrition and health to connect you with careers in healthcare, business, government, pharmaceutics or education as well as graduate programs in medicine, nutrition or public health.

MAJORS: Nutrition and Dietetics; Nutrition and Dietetics/ Nutrition, Fitness, and Health (dual major); Nutrition Science

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Psychological Sciences

From the fundamental brain processes involved in thinking, learning and remembering to the ways people function in groups, the Department of Psychological Sciences explores behavior broadly, so you can develop skills and knowledge that can be applied to a wide variety of careers and industries or graduate-level work in psychology or counseling.

MAJORS: Brain and Behavioral Sciences; Psychological Sciences

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Public Health

As the need for highly skilled public health professionals continues to grow, the Department of Public Health teaches you to plan, implement and evaluate public health programs and policies, so you can work with individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings, including government agencies, nonprofit organizations, corporate wellness programs, industry and healthcare.

MAJOR: Public Health

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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences explores all aspects of communication as well as essential functions of swallowing and balance, allowing you to enjoy a successful career in healthcare, research or public health or pursue graduate studies in speech-language pathology or audiology.

MAJOR: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

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Salary Data

Looking for salary information for your field of study? The Center for Career Opportunities develops an annual spring report to showcase data collected from its Next Steps Survey, which asks graduates about their career and salary information within six months after graduation.

View salary data from Purdue’s Center for Career Opportunities.