Montana State University

Department of Health & Human Development
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The Department of Health and Human Development administers a variety of curricula at the undergraduate level that prepares students for various careers in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) including early childhood education and family and consumer sciences. At the graduate level programs are offered in Counseling (marriage and family, mental health and school) and Food, Family and Community Health Sciences. The counseling program is accredited by CACREP.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Deborah C. Hayes
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Early Childhood - Master's
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

218 Herrick Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
United States

Phone Number
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Community Health
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health & Human Performance
  • Health Enhancement (Health and Physical Education) K-12
  • Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems Certificate in Gerontology (interdisciplinary)
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Individual and Family Development
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Conception to Adolescence Relationships and Family Systems
  • Fashion and Textiles Apparel Construction
  • Measures of Well-being: American Families Contemporary Housing Topics
  • Research Methods
  • Theories and Skills for Helping Relationships
  • Survey of Family Finance and Consumer Issues
  • Personal and Family Finance I & II
  • Family Financial Counseling
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Family Law and Public Policy
  • Managing Work and Family
  • Family Life Education
  • Parenting Curriculum Development in FCS
  • Education Program Planning and Administration in FCS
  • Family Stress and Crisis
  • Gender, Race, Class and Family Diversity
  • Professional Issues: Senior Seminar
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Product Development
  • Clothing Through the Ages
  • Family Law and Public Policy
  • Managing Work and Family
  • Professionalism in Consumer Science
  • Family Life Education
  • Practicum in Early Childhood Teaching
  • Administration of Human Service Programs
  • Creativity and the Young Child
  • Assessment and Intervention
  • Chemical Dependency Treatment
  • Family Stress and Crisis
  • Gender and Sexuality in Close Relationships
  • Ethics in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Individual Problems
  • Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation
  • Senior Seminar-Professional Issues
  • Seminar
  • Sociocultural and Aesthetic Aspects of Appearance
  • Human Development in a Social Context
  • Current Research in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Early Childhood Education: A Constructivist Perspective
  • Individuals and Families in Social Context
  • Individual Problems
  • Professional Practicum
  • Research or Professional Paper/Project
  • Internship
  • Special Topics
  • Professional Development
  • Graduate Consultation
  • Master's Thesis
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate Counseling (Marriage and Family, Mental Health, School)
  • Exercise and Nutrition
  • Family Financial Planning with GPIDEA
  • Food, Family, and Community Health Sciences
  • Sport and Coaching Science
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.

Program Approved Since
CFLE Contact
Sandy Osborne, PhD, CFLE
CFLE Contact Email