The College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University launched on July 1, 2010. The realignment of nine academic units into a new college is linked to Purdue's strategic plan, "New Synergies," which strives to elevate Purdue's reputation in the health and human sciences. The plan focuses on positioning the university to meet the challenges facing humanity, growing and creating opportunities for Indiana and the global economy, and enhancing student learning for success in a changing world.
The mission of the new college is to provide a unique blend of academic disciplines promoting discovery, learning, and engagement scholarship that addresses matters affecting the health, behavior, and quality of life of people.
- Consumer Science
- Health and Kinesiology
- Health Sciences
- Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Human Development and Family Studies
- Nutrition Science
- Psychological Sciences
- Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
About the Realignment
The nine academic units of the new college had been spread across three colleges. By bringing these units into one college, we can enhance student learning, faculty collaborations, and community outreach aimed at improving health and quality of life.
Because the College of Health and Human Sciences incorporates the College of Consumer and Family Sciences, there is no change to the number of colleges on campus. Also, there is no increase in the overall number of administrative leadership positions associated with the new college.
The realignment creates no changes for the current undergraduates and graduate students in the academic programs involved.
Guest Column: Purdue Increases Research Revenues for the State.
Dr. Richard Buckius outlines opportunities for increasing Purdue's research funding and how the new College of Health and Human Sciences will assist to increase the university's competitiveness in both research and education. The column appeared in the Lafayette Journal and Courier February 2010. More from the article...
New College of Health and Human Sciences approved
On February 11, Purdue's board of trustees approved a college realignment that enhances the university's health and human sciences programs without changing the number of colleges on campus. More from the article...
|July 2009:||Faculty-led task force begins work on exploring a possible college realignment|
|February 2010:||Purdue Board of Trustees approves the proposal for a new
College of Health and Human Sciences
|March 2010:||Christine Ladisch, vice provost for academic affairs, appointed inaugural dean;
HHS Leadership Transition Team appointed
|July 2010:||College of Health and Human Sciences is launched|
|Fall 2011:||National search for a dean begins|