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Student Phoebe Ambrose from the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics standing in kitchen.

Health and Human Services Career Pathways

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

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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 Development Specialist
  • Doctor
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Family Mediator
  • Food Scientist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Nutritionist
  • Physical/Occupational Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Sports Psychologist

Discover Health and Human Services Majors and Minors

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

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Student Justin Pascual working with student.

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
Human development and family science student, Dorbor Tarley ’22 presenting work.

Human development and family science was the right program for me because it offered a premedical track which, in addition to the hard sciences, focused on the life course trajectory of humans and it gave me an opportunity to investigate health through the lens of psychology and sociology.

—Dorbor Tarley ’22, human development and family science major

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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

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, food and nutrition registered dietitian for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee



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