Queens College

Department of Human Development & Family Studies
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The Department of Family, Nutrition, & Exercise Sciences (FNES) is an interdisciplinary department that brings together people who study family and consumer sciences, textiles and apparel, nutrition, dietetics, physical education, and exercise science. The Human Development and Family Studies program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The professional programs offered by this accredited unit include specializations in: Family and Consumer Studies; Food and Nutrition; Dietetics; Secondary School Teacher Education in Family and Consumer Sciences; and Textiles and Apparel.

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

65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367
United States

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Human Development and Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Child Development and Parenting
  • Family Relations
  • Problems in Marriage and Family
  • Families in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • Family Issues and Conflict Resolution
  • Families and Communities
  • Child and Family Policies
  • Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences
  • The Family and Consumer Studies
  • Research Methods in HDFS
  • Family Resource Management
  • Practicum in Personal and Family Finances
  • Seminar in Family Management and Consumer Behavior
  • General Nutrition
  • Fieldwork-Community
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments

Human Development and Family Studies program prepares students for careers working with youth, adults and families. Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to help families manage successfully life challenges.

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
Mihaela Robila, PhD, CFLE
CFLE Contact Email