Indiana State University

Department of Applied Health Sciences
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Working with families and children offers both challenges and opportunities to truly make a difference in the world. The obstacles of everyday life are so formidable that many people require assistance from qualified professionals. Family life education seeks to build strong, healthy families and strengthen family life from an informed educational perspective.  The foundation of family life education is found in a broad array of topics including human development across the lifespan, human sexuality, resource management (e.g. time, money), parent education, ethical considerations and public policy. Those who possess expertise in family life education possess the ability to bring out the best in others and to help persons in need to attain a higher degree of life fulfillment.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Eliezer Bermudez (chair)
Campus Enrollment
13,000
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

401 North 4th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
United States

Phone Number
812-237-3297
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Human Development & Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Introduction to Family Studies
  • Applied Theory in HDFS
  • Child Development
  • Adolescent Development
  • Society and Aging
  • Family Resource Management
  • Family Relationships
  • Parent Education
  • Family Life Education Methods
  • Practicum in Human Development & Family Studies
  • Internship in Human Development & Family Studies
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.