Southern Utah University

Family Life and Human Development
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The Family Life and Human Development (FLHD) program is housed in the College of Education and Human Development of Southern Utah University. The program offers three degree options: an Associate of Applied Sciences in Early Childhood Development and a Bachelors of FLHD with two options for emphasis; Early Childhood Development and Family Services.

The Early Childhood degree options emphasize child development, child guidance, curriculum planning, and teaching young children. The Family Services degree has three main areas of emphasis: human development through the lifespan, family relationships and skills for intervening and helping individuals and families. All programs are modeled after reputable state and national programs. The newest program approved is an online degree in Family Studies that can be completed in 3 or 4 years.

All programs provide engaging program offerings and activities that prepare students both personally and professionally to deal with complex problems of society. Students receive hands-on experience through laboratory practicum experiences, internships and service/experiential learning opportunities and requirements across the curriculum.

Program Overview
Department Emphasis
  • Family Services
  • Family Studies
  • Early Childhood Development
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

351 W University Blvd
Cedar City, UT 84720
United States

Undergraduate Program
Undergraduate Program Type
Undergraduate Director
Rea Gubler
Undergrad Program Options
  • Associate of Applied Sciences in Early Childhood Development
  • Family Life and Human Development - Early Childhood Development Emphasis (B.A., B.S.)
  • Family Life and Human Development - Family Services Emphasis (B.A., B.S.)
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Diverse Individuals and Families in Societal Contexts
  • Marriage and Family Relations
  • Diverse Individuals and Families in Societal Contexts
  • Human Development through the Lifespan
  • Human Sexuality
  • Marital Problems and Solutions
  • Family Problems and Solutions
  • Consumerism and Family Finance in American Society
  • Principles of Effective Parenting
  • Family Law and Public Policy
  • Values and Ethics in Family Services
  • Family Life Education
  • Internship
Undergrad Comments
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
Shawn Christiansen
CFLE Contact Email