College of Health, Education and Human Development

Academic Departments

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  • Education

    Eugene T. Moore School of EducationWelcome to the Eugene T. Moore School of Education. The undergraduate education unit at Clemson is not only one of the largest in the state, but based upon objective criteria and test data provided by the Commission on Higher Education, also academically among the strongest. As a cohesive package, the degree programs offered through the Eugene T. Moore School of Education constitute a comprehensive educational enterprise designed to serve the state’s needs from basic undergraduate programs to those offering the terminal degree. They are supported by a professional faculty of highly qualified individuals holding terminal degrees from regional and national research universities. 

    The Eugene T. Moore School of Education's conceptual framework is consensus based and addresses the fundamental issues of what students need to know (knowledge), what they need to be able to do (skills), what they value (dispositions), and how they interface with their communities, large and small (connections). The conceptual framework, simply stated, is to prepare caring, capable, and connected professionals for the twenty-first century.


  • Nursing

    Clemson University School of NursingThe School of Nursing is an integral part of Clemson University, a land-grant, state-supported institution of higher learning. The school is committed to teaching, research, and service to the public of South Carolina, the nation, and the world. The goal of the Clemson University School of Nursing is to prepare nurses for professional practice, leadership in healthcare, and to advance nursing knowledge.

  • Public Health Sciences

    Clemson University Department of Public Health SciencesThe Department of Public Health Sciences offers the only true, standalone public health science major in the state of South Carolina. Within the major are four concentration choices: health promotion and education, preprofessional health studies, health services administration, and cardiovascular imaging leadership.

    Brief History

    • Founded in 1991 as the Department of Health Science
    • Graduated first students in May 1994
    • Renamed in 1998 as the Department of Public Health Sciences
    • Currently serves approximately 450 undergraduate majors


    The Department of Public Health Sciences strives to be recognized by the College of Health Education and Human Development, Clemson University, the State of South Carolina, and the nation as a leader in public health research, teaching, and service activities in fulfillment of the university's responsibilities as a land-grant institution and its aspirations for national excellence in education and scholarship.


    The mission of the Department of Public Health Sciences is the improvement of public health practice, health service delivery, and the general health status of the university community, the State of South Carolina, the nation, and the international community through applied, innovative, collaborative, theoretically sound approaches to the integration of teaching, research, and service.

  • Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

    Clemson University Department of Parks, Tourism, and Recreation ManagementThe curriculum in the Department of Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management prepares students for a variety of careers in public and private settings. The undergraduate curriculum provides a broad exposure to the social, physical, and biological sciences that are required to manage recreation, park, and tourism programs and resources. Examples of such programs and positions include those for municipalities, institutions, voluntary and youth serving agencies, management positions within the travel and tourism industry, and resource managers of local, state, and federal parks and related lands and waters.

    The flexible curriculum allows students to select from five concentration areas within the PRTM major. The concentration areas include: community recreation, sport, and camp management; park and protected area management; professional golf management; recreational therapy; and travel & tourism. This latitude in the undergraduate curriculum permits accommodation of each student's personal career objectives.