College of Health, Education and Human Development

Prospective Undergraduate Students

The Clemson University College of Health, Education, and Human DevelopmentHealth care and public health are two of the hottest career fields in America today. The aging and retiring of the largest population segment in the country, known as baby boomers, has left the healthcare industry racing to find enough employees to fill the void. Advances in medical technology and treatment are causing people to live longer as well, which keeps both fields constantly in search of highly educated students.

Nurses are the backbone of the medical profession. Those in public health are the educators who teach other how to live stronger, healthier, and happier lives. So what's it like to earn a nursing degree from Clemson? See for yourself.  Or check out what it's like to major in Public Health Sciences?  While you're at it, check out Students Speak: Nursing and Students Speak: Public Health Sciences.

Nearly one third of your life is spent playing. Recreational activities are just as necessary as sleeping or eating. In the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, students study fun. They learn how to manage recreational activities, take an active role in the environment, and preform scientific studies on tourism and the effects on a local, regional, and national economy.  This is only a portion of the skill sets you will learn in this department. If you want to find out more, listen to what some of our students have to say or visit the PRTM website.

Some HEHD Stats

Our students are a diverse group of individuals with a desire to improve the quality of life for others. They come from all across the state, the nation, and the world.

HEHD has an enrollment of more than 1,100 undergraduates, approximately 200 graduate students and 95 faculty members. Many of our students are invited and choose to participate in Calhoun Honors College, the university's honors program.

Our nursing licensure pass rate is 93.3 percent, which is higher than the state and national averages. Nursing graduates have a nearly 100 percent job placement rate, within weeks of graduation.

The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management program has been accredited through the National Recreation and Park Association for more than 35 years and is recognized as one of the nation’s top programs.

The American Association of Colleges and Universities named the Department of Public Health Sciences as one of 15 exemplary undergraduate programs in public health.

Many HEHD students serve as leaders on campus and in the community by participating in student organizations and service-learning projects. » Clemson University Resources for Prospective Students  » HEHD Academic Advising Center

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