Florida State University College of Human Sciences

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College of Human Sciences
Florida State University-seal-vertical.jpg
Established 1901
Type Human Sciences School
Academic affiliation Florida State University
Location Tallahassee, Florida,
United States
Dean Michael D. Delp
Students 2,972[1]
Website www.chs.fsu.edu

The Florida State University College of Human Sciences is the human sciences school of the Florida State University. The College was established in 1901.[2] About 2,972 are enrolled in classes, including undergraduates, graduate students, and Ph.D.-seeking students.

The Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences has the largest enrollment of pre-medical education students at FSU. It was also home to the now defunct "Housing" major, which was one of only four nationwide which focused on homes of all types as a product and how they impacted human health and behaviors.

Undergraduate Programs[edit]

Undergraduate programs that are offered include athletic training, retail merchandising and product development, dietetics, exercise science, family and child sciences, and food and nutrition science.

Institutes & Centers[edit]

The Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging (CAENRA) focuses on developing unique exercise and nutritional interventions for the amelioration of chronic diseases and functional declines that occur in aging with the intent to enhance quality of life and longevity.

The FSU Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations (BHL Center) focuses on developing and testing model higher education and community-based programs to address health disparities in underserved populations. The specific mission of the BHL Center is to help underserved populations have better health and life through transdisciplinary research and program development.

The FSU Center for Couple & Family Therapy. Marriage and Family Therapy is a discipline for individuals with backgrounds in family studies, psychology, social work, counseling, and other areas. It is a program designed for those desirous of learning more about theory, research and clinical training with families, couples, individuals, and children from a relational or systems perspective.

The Center for Retail Merchandising and Product Development, known as The Retail Center, was created in 2006. The Center is part of Florida State University’s Department of Retail Merchandising and Product Development within the College of Human Sciences. It provides a channel for communications and exchange between the retail industry and Florida State University’s nearly 1000 merchandising, textiles, and apparel design majors, and 15 affiliated faculty members.

The FSU Family Institute is a multidisciplinary unit established to bring together faculty, students, government, and community resources to provide a centralized source of information, research capacity, and critical thinking related to families.

The Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine serves as a multidisciplinary, developmental center, providing research and educational programs in sports sciences, sports medicine, athletic/human performance, and injury prevention to the medical and scientific community and the general public.[3]

Graduate School of Human Sciences[edit]

The Graduate School of Human Sciences offers masters degrees such as global merchandising and product development, exercise physiology, sports nutrition, sports sciences, family and child sciences, and nutrition and food science. The graduate school also offers doctoral degrees in exercise physiology, family relations, human nutrition and food science, and marriage and family therapy.[4]

National Rankings[edit]

U.S. News & World Report (2015 edition)[5]

  • Clinical Psychology - 47th overall
  • Rehab Counseling - 24th overall
  • Speech-Language Pathology - 21st overall

In 2015, the Department of Retail, Merchandising and Product Development was ranked 7th in the nation by Fashion-Schools.org[6]

Department, schools, and programs[edit]

  • Department of Family & Child Sciences
  • Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences
  • Department of Retail, Merchandising & Product Development
  • Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging (CAENRA)
  • Family Institute
  • Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations (BHL Center)
  • Center for Couple & Family Therapy
  • Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine
  • Center for Retail Merchandising and Product Development


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