Nov 30, 2023  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

College of Health and Human Services

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The mission of the College of Health and Human Services is to provide the highest quality education to future and current healthcare and hospitality practitioners by providing a learning environment that supports the development of culturally competent caring, compassionate, and accountable professional.  Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare graduates who are dedicated to the autonomy, dignity, and diversity of the people they serve.

The College is committed to excellence in teaching, service and scholarship and to the elimination of health disparities in our community.  Our graduates will value lifelong learning and have a professional work ethic based on professional standards and best practices.  The College of Health and Human Services specifically identifies and addresses the ever-changing health and hospitality needs of the community served by Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) through service, leadership, and the development of knowledge.

Available degrees and certificates are listed below.

Associate of Science

Subject Department
Dental Laboratory Technology Dental Education

Bachelor of Science

Subject Department
Dental Hygiene Dental Education
Hospitality Management Hospitality and Tourism Management
Human Services Human Services
Nursing Nursing
Medical Imaging Medical Imaging and Radiologic Sciences


Subject Department
Dental Assisting Dental Education


Subject Department
Event Management Hospitality and Tourism Management
Food & Beverage Hospitality and Tourism Management
Human Services Human Services
Resort & Tourism Hospitality and Tourism Management
Room Division Hospitality and Tourism Management

To complete any of the above programs, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (Regulations ), the College of Health and Human Services, and the specific program. Where school or department regulations are stricter than IPFW regulations, the stricter regulations apply.

Academic Renewal Option

Many of the degree programs offered by the school provide the Academic Renewal Option for eligible students returning to IPFW after an absence of five or more years.

See your advisor before or during the first semester you return for additional details.

Special Academic Regulations for Students in the College of Health and Human Services

Professional, mature conduct is expected of all students.  Any form of academic or personal misconduct is in direct conflict with professionalism and will result in dismissal from the program in which the student is enrolled.  Please refer to the current IPFW Bulletin regarding “Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.”

The College of Health and Human Services chooses the most stringent course of action regarding misconduct.  A student dismissed from his or her program will also be dismissed from the College of Health and Human Services.

Following University guidelines, after two years a student who has been expelled from IPFW may petition for readmission to the University, program, and College.  This does not assure the student will gain readmission.

Criminal-record Screens are conducted in all health and human services majors.  Agencies may not accept a student who has a criminal record.  In addition, students who have a record of a sex crime against a child may not be placed into a clinical in which there is an actual or potential possibility that they will come into contact with children (IC 5-2-12-12).  Students who cannot be placed into clinicals due to their criminal records may  not be able to graduate from the program and are advised to pursue a nonclinical degree.

Technical Standards for Admission and Retention of Students

Nonacademic criteria (technical standards) that all applicants/students are expected to meet vary by degree program. These standards include the following five categories: (1) observation; (2) communication; (3) motor-function; (4) intellectual-conceptual, integrative and quantitative abilities and (5) behavior and social attributes.  For more information visit our web site for technical standards at

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