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Welcome to the College of Human Ecology

In a world focused on things, we focus first on PEOPLE.

We want to welcome you to the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, whether you are a prospective student, a current K-Stater, a parent or someone who needs expertise we can provide. The mission of the college is to discover, disseminate and apply knowledge to meet basic human needs and improve the human condition.

What is human ecology?

It's about us. Humans. What we need to be physically and emotionally healthy. How we care for our children, our elders, our families. How we design our living and working spaces. How we feed and clothe ourselves. How we gather and celebrate. How we keep our bodies healthy and strong. Basically, anything that helps people lead better lives is human ecology. It's a varied field with a rich history and a fantastic future.

College News

  • November 16, 2018

    Schumm awarded lifetime achievement award by Marquis Who’s Who

    Walter R. Schumm, professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, has been awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles. Individuals who receive this award are selected on factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility and prominence in their field. The […]

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  • November 9, 2018

    Kinesiology faculty present at annual Kansas Physical Therapy Association conference

    Six kinesiology faculty members recently teamed up with Kansas Physical Therapists to present at the annual Kansas Physical Therapy Association (KPTA) conference in October, helping provide science-based research to clinical application for Kansas physical therapists. Craig Harms, David Poole, Carl Ade, Steven Copp, Tom Barstow and Brad Behnke all presented alongside physical therapists in areas […]

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