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Health and Human Services Career Path

Enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities in a career where human connections promote values like sustainability and social justice.
Falk students working in Ernie Davis Lab.

Career Options

With a degree in health or human services, you’ll open doors in fields ranging from food studies to public health, social work to exercise science.

  • Child Life Specialist
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Clinical Services Manager
  • Epidemiologist (MPH)
  • Food Researcher/Policy Analyst
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MA)
  • Licensed Social Worker (MA)
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Registered Behavior Technician
  • Registered Dietitian (MA)
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Alumni Ethan Tyo ’17, G’23 cooking.

Discover Health and Human Services Majors and Minors

Pursue your interests with a customizable program that sets you up for success.

Coursework Highlights

Find courses that give you the knowledge and skills to stand out from the pack.

  • Community/Environmental Health
  • Feeding the City: Urban Food Systems
  • Food Enterprise Management
  • Global Health
  • Health Psychology
  • Human Right to Food and Nutrition
  • Motor Behavior Across Lifespan
  • Nutrition in Health
  • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • Sociology of Health and Illness

Featured Employers

Our graduates land jobs with top employers.

  • American Heart Association
  • ATI Physical Therapy
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • New York State Public Health Corps
  • New York Yankees
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Women, Infants, and Children
Learn more about degree outcomes

Syracuse completely prepared me for each step of the way into the world of nutrition. I really benefited from having exposure and access to different opportunities and professors to guide me through what it is to be a dietitian.

Maggie McCrudden ’14 Nutrition David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Maggie Mccrudden standing and smiling.

Clubs and Organizations

Learning happens inside and outside the classroom. Make connections to build your resume and your network.

  • Active Minds at Syracuse University
  • Amnesty International at Syracuse University
  • Best Buddies International at SU
  • Camp Kesem Syracuse University
  • Exercise Science Club
  • Mental Wellness Society
  • Nutrition Education and Promotion Association
  • Rebecca Lee Pre-Health Society
  • Slow Food Syracuse University
  • Students for Farm Workers
Student checking patients ears at the Gebbie Clinic.
Exercise science students working in lab together.
Student working with professionals during internship.

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