University of Prince Edward Island

Department of Applied Human Sciences
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The Department of Applied Human Sciences promotes the health and optimal development of individuals, families and communities by preparing students to be leaders in their chosen discipline or profession, generating new knowledge through outstanding scholarship, and forming strong links with the community and engaging in professional service. Our goals are to:

1) Provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to promote the health and optimal development of individuals, families and communities by supporting a student-centered learning environment for students.

2) Create a stimulating and engaging intellectual environment for students, faculty and staff that supports research and scholarly activity in the Department.

3) Expand the scope and impact of our community and professional service to enhance the overall quality of our programs.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Jennifer Taylor
Department Emphasis
  • 33.3% Family Studies
  • 33.3% Food & Nutrition
  • 33.3% Kinesiology
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

550 University Avenue
Charlottetown PE C1A 4P3

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Child & Family Studies
  • Family Science (major & minor)
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Families in Contemporary Society
  • Family Resource Management
  • Dynamics of Family Living
  • Human Development & the Family
  • Family Violence
  • Parent-Child Interaction
  • Issues in Family Law and Social Policy
  • Women and Aging
  • Human Sexuality
  • Communications
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Professional Practice with Children and Families
  • Program Planning & Evaluation
  • Field Placement I & II
  • Programs and Services for Older Adults and Caregivers
  • Current Issues in Children's Health and Development
  • Senior Undergraduate Research Project
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments

The Bachelor of Science in Family Science is a program of study in an academic discipline that focuses on the family as both a unique small group within society and as an important part of larger society. It studies how people organize their family relationships as a consequence of the social forces that affect their interests, choices, and other behaviours. We also offer a Bachelor of Child and Family Studies (CFS). This is a two-year post-diploma degree available to graduates of an Early Childhood Care and Education two-year diploma.

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
12/1/2001. Effective 12/1/2019 this program is no longer CFLE-approved. Graduates completing coursework by 11/31/20219 can apply through 11/31/2021.
CFLE Contact
Charlene VanLeeuwen
CFLE Contact Email