Why health and human sciences?

Because we’re passionate about our research, and we’re passionate about people.

We’re solving some of the most pressing challenges of our time with cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in topics like eating disorders, mental health, exercise science, hearing loss, social relationships and sustainable tourism … and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Our faculty and students study health and well-being at every stage of the lifespan — from pregnancy to elder care — in addition to hospitality and financial planning, retail and sales management, and so much more.

We’re the people of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University. We’re making lives better.

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Who we are

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“Through my retail management degree I have gained the knowledge and experience to establish “PROXY,” a 360-degree retailer. I am close to finalizing the business model and launching the website and social media. Kris Chang-Alexander teaches the apparel design concentration and I really look up to him as a designer. Dr. Jang, professor of hospitality and tourism management (HTM) teaches accounting. He is very intelligent and genuinely funny.”

Rahmaan "Rocky" Ruth

Retail Management with a concentration in Apparel Design Technology

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“It’s hard to imagine a more conducive environment for learning and discovery than HHS. This shouldn’t be surprising since we designed the College from the start to facilitate impactful connections between scholars and students.”

Christopher R. Agnew

Professor of Psych. Sciences

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“There’s little overlap between my career and my degree, but it’s fun to see how hospitality varies throughout my travels. Purdue is what you make it, and it really felt all-inclusive. It checked a lot of boxes for me.”

Annie Drews

USA Volleyball Women's National Team (HTM ’14)

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Making Lives Better

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Study: Soft drinks, including diet sodas, contribute to increased sugar intake and total calorie consumption in children.

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Veterans face food security issues. Here’s how communities can help.

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Have you talked to your daughter about menstruation lately?

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Look at us from another angle! HHS takes a comprehensive approach to addressing human health and well-being at every stage of the lifespan. Explore our magazine and see how we’re looking at things differently, fostering new collaborations and educating tomorrow’s health professionals, educators, researchers and business leaders.

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