Learn the skills to enhance, enrich, and empower the human experience. Serve your community as a health advocate, nurse, exercise physiologist, audiologist, environmental health specialist, youth counselor, hospitality & tourism specialist, food scientist, physical therapist, assistive technology specialist, and more.
We are honing skills and finding solutions that improve the quality of life for individuals, communities and families. Health and Human Development is focused on preventing problems involving health and well-being, and where such issues exist, we address them through rehabilitation and rejuvenation.
Our alumni are in professions that enrich health and well-being, fitness and activity, and living environments. Together, HHD students, faculty, staff, and community improve the quality of life through research, education, and action.
The CSUN College of Health and Human Development recognizes and acknowledges the Sesevitam, the first people of this ancestral and unceded territory of Sesevenga that is now occupied by our institution and our college; and it honors their elders, past and present, and the Sesevitam descendants who are citizens of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. We recognize that the Sesevitam are still here and we are committed to lifting up their stories, culture, and community.
- Learn more about the Land Acknowledgement from CSUN Today (2020).
Featured News in HHD
- CSUN's Newest Deans, Reeder (Humanities) and HHD (Best) Push for Collaboration Across Campus
- Black Graduation Keynote by Dean Best, Brilliance: Black, Powerful & Unapologetic
- Entire EOH Faculty Awarded for Helping Student in the National Guard Maintain Academic Continuity while Deployed
- Event Celebrates Ribbon Cutting, Official Naming of Premier America Credit Union Arena, Community Strengthening Partnership with CSUN
- Dr. Mechelle Best Appointed Dean of the College of Health and Human Development
- Amgen Team Memorializes Co-Worker Matt Winn with CSUN Environmental and Occupational Health Scholarship
- 2023 HHD Majors Fair Opens New Horizons for Undecided Students
- After 12 Years, Student-Led 3 WINS Fitness Still Inspires Community Health
- Kinesiology faculty Ben Yaspelkis III Named Director of Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
- HHD Interim Dean Mechelle Best is quoted among experts in the ABC News report, "Amid extreme climate and natural disasters, is California still a desirable place to live and vacation? Experts weigh in"
- Researchers Highlight More Ethical Approach to Surveying Minority Populations Impacted by COVID-19. Principal Lead Researcher is Health Sciences' Patty Kwan
- Jake Hinkel-Lipsker (Kinesiology) Named CSUN 2023-24 Research Fellow for HHD, Studying Use of Virtual Reality in Motor Skills Rehabilitation
- Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing is Now Part of HHD
- Meet the Dodgers/Campanella Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholars, 2023
Visit our News and Events page for even more news from the College of HHD.
HHD Stories Come to Life Video Series
- Scott L. Ponaman, Founder, President Ponaman Healthcare Consulting, (B.S. '89, M.S. '92, Health Administration) on how he discovered ways to help others through health administration optimization (E-6)
- Jane Marlis, Speech-Language Pathologist, M.S.. Communication Disorders Alum ('77) on a rewarding career working with children who stutter (E-5)
- Nina Amirian and Ariel Dankner Nursing Alums, Who Delivered Some of the Earliest COVID vaccines (E-4)
- Adrienne Borlongan and JP Lopez FCS, and Business alums; Owners, Founders Wanderlust Creamery (E-3)
- Lee Zeidman, RTM Alum, President, STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre, and LA Live (E-2)
- Terri Stratton, HSCI Alum, CEO of El Dorado Community Health Centers in Northern California (E-1)
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Now anticipated for Spring 2024, the Inaugural HHD Heroes Award will recognize the success and accomplishments of a professional in one of the fields of HHD who has overcome barriers and made a significant impact through extraordinary work to improve and/or save the lives of others. These heroes are role models for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the community. Find Out More About the Heroes Award.