Brescia University College

Division of Sociology & Family Studies
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The Family Studies program at Brescia University College provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to understanding family life and its relationship to the wider community and cultural context. Brescia University College has two degree options under Human Ecology, a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. The BA provides students with a foundation for pursuing professional careers to work with families through courses in Family Studies, Human Ecology and the Social Sciences. The BSc offers students an opportunity to develop a foundation in the study of the family and Foods and Nutrition science. A new BA module, "Nutrition and Families," provides a similar foundation. Professional Designation: Students who complete Human Ecology 2222 (Professional Perspectives) are eligible for the Professional Home Economist (PHEc) designation offered by the Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA). This designation is endorsed by the Ontario Family Studies / Home Economics Educators Association (OFSHEEA) and the Ontario Family Studies Leadership Council (OFSLC).

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Lara Descartes
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family Studies
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

1285 Western Road
London ON N6G 1H2

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Introduction to Families in Canada
  • Close Relationships
  • Introduction to Family Studies
  • Families Across the Lifespan
  • Immigration and New Canadian Families
  • Parenting
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Understanding Family Research
  • Family Policy in Canada
  • Comparative Family Policy
  • Middle Childhood and Adolescence
  • Midlife and Elder Years
  • Family Needs and Resources
  • Work/Life Balance: Choices and Challenges
  • Family Practices in a Global World
  • Diversity and the Canadian Family
  • Media and Family
  • Family Resilience
  • Family Violence
  • Theoretical Perspectives in Family Studies
  • Qualitative Research in Family Studies
  • Practicum in Family Studies
  • Professional Perspectives
  • Communications
  • Design for Human Needs
  • Issues in Housing
  • Consumer Economics and Resource Management
  • Introduction to Foods
  • Nutrition: A Lifespan Approach
  • Global Policies and Food Safety
  • Food Production Management I
  • Fundamentals of Community Nutrition
  • Diet and Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Principles of Food Science
  • Nutrition, Aging, and Health
Undergrad Comments

In addition to the above, Brescia University College offers an inter-disciplinary BA with a Family Studies concentration.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.