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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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PreHealth Advising
Prehealth and Health Professions Advising is available to any Penn State student who wants to explore, prepare, and apply for training in a health profession career.
The pre-health advising office also provides health professions advising to any Penn State student who is interested in a career in a health profession, including medicine, podiatry, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and other allied health professions.
Get Going on Nittany Lion Careers
As a Penn State student, you have an account on Nittany Lion Careers, an online tool that allows you to search for jobs/internships, RSVP for career fairs and workshops, have your resume reviewed, and more! Visit Nittany Lion Careers today to set up your profile! All students are asked to re-enter their GPA, graduation date, and major and agree to the terms each year before using the system.
The CDC Foundation 
The CDC Foundation is actively hiring for their COVID Response Corps for positions including contact tracers, epidemiologists, nurses, project managers, administrative assistants, and others – in locations around the country. Today there are many job postings on their COVID-19 Corps jobs website, and it is being updated with new opportunities daily. 
Applying to Health Professions School- Peer Panel
HHD students who have been accepted to various health professions schools discuss the application process, how to be a competitive candidate, and how to make the most of your time at Penn State.  Watch now 
RHD is still hiring during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Resources for Human Development is a national human services nonprofit with the broadest possible service mission, and specializes in creating innovative, quality services that support people of all abilities wherever the need exists. Founded in 1970, RHD supports more than 160 human service programs across the country, serving tens of thousands of people every year with caring and effective programs addressing intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, homelessness, addiction recovery and more.