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Enriching Human Well-Being

HHD Department Model

While these five domains are distinct aspects of people's lives, we recognize that they are integrated in a fabric of human well-being. We hold central the belief that well-being applies to families, groups, individuals, organizations, and communities.

The Department of Health and Human Development is a group of dedicated faculty and staff whose interests, while diverse, center on one central theme: human beings. As you review our undergraduate and graduate programs, keep in mind that very important premise.  If your educational and professional interests are related to helping individuals:


  • from early childhood through gifted performers and on to mature adults,
  • by teaching, research, or service programs,
  • in the public or private sectors,

the Department of Health and Human Development has a program for you.