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Human Development

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Human Development is the study of the human life span. Careers in the human development field focus on expanding the richness of human life.  In human service professions, having a holistic, developmental, and lifecycle perspective is essential for success in the industry.

The Human Development Program is designed to prepare individuals for a wide range of careers possibilities. There are many professional and paraprofessional options in human service, business, and educational settings and include:

  • Family life education
  • Family resource centers
  • Adult education
  • Coaching
  • Human development
  • Child and family organizations
  • Psychiatric facilities
  • Adoption and foster care
  • Adult care centers
  • Crisis intervention programs
  • Facilities for physically or developmentally challenged individuals
  • Shelters
  • Group and halfway houses
  • Hospice care
  • Senior citizen centers
  • Social service agencies (both private and state/local government)
  • Community mental health clinics

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