University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point

School of Health Promotion & Human Development
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The School of Health Promotion and Human Development will help you understand your discipline and apply what you learn to the challenges you'll face when you graduate. You will have the opportunity to become a professional in a challenging and dynamic field creating healthier living patterns for the citizens of Wisconsin, our nation, and the world. We offer undergraduate programs in Dietetics, Health Promotion/Wellness and Family and Consumer Science (FCS). The FCS program offers two career options, the Child, Youth & Family Studies option and the Teacher Education option. Both programs lead students toward professions that help youth and adults build strong families, address family challenges and responsibilities, and prepare for family and consumer-related careers. Along with our master's degree in Community & Organizational Leadership, we offer a graduate level teaching licensure in Family & Consumer Sciences designed to prepare students to teach FCS in grades 6-12. Unique strengths of the program is an emphasis on professional development as well as global competence. For example, many students participate in diverse service learning opportunities such as the special needs orphanages of Romania, Mexico, or China. Engaging in community development in Cameroon, Africa, serving in the Community Learning Centers of Rural Nicaragua, or providing summer camps to children of the Lakota Reservation.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Cuiting Li
Department Emphasis
  • 30% Counseling
  • 30% Theory
  • 20% Family Therapy
  • 10% Child/Human Development
  • 5% Research
  • 5% Other
Campus Enrollment
8,800
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Community - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

1901 Fourth Ave
Room 101
Stevens Point, WI 54481
United States

Phone Number
715-346-2830
Undergraduate Program
Undergraduate Director
Dr. Marsha Larson
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Education
  • Child Youth & Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Exploration of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Course Construction for Vocational Education
  • Techniques for Teaching Vocational Education
  • Evaluation in Vocational Education
  • Introduction to Vocational Guidance
  • Adult Education
  • Curriculum and Methods for Family and Consumer Science
  • Program Planning and Assessment in Family and Consumer Science
  • Principles of Career and Technical Education
  • Cooperative Occupational Education Programs
  • Student Teaching in K-12 Family and Consumer Science Programs
  • Seminar on Teaching for Student and Intern Teachers
  • Helping Relationships: Skills for the Helping Professions
  • Intern Teaching
  • Curriculum in Family and Consumer Science
  • The Family: Continuing Concerns
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Human Growth and Development: A Life-Span Approach
  • Infant and Toddler Development
  • Development of the Preschool Child
  • Infant Development and Programming
  • Guidance of Young Children
  • Guidance of Children and Adolescents
  • Human Sexuality
  • Professional Development
  • Families in Cross Cultural Contexts
  • Family Structure and Interaction
  • Consumer Economics
  • Family Resource Management and the Environment
  • Field Work
  • Special Work
  • Research in Family Sciences
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
CFLE
Undergrad Comments

The Family and Consumer Science program offers two career options, Family Life Education and Teacher Education. Both lead students toward professions that help youth and adults build strong families and address family challenges and responsibilities.

Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Marsha Larson
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Collaborative Leadership in Community Development
  • Organization and Program Management
  • Outcome Based Program Evaluation
  • Best Practices in Program Development
  • Grants and Funding for Small Projects
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Community & Organizational Leadership
Masters Comments

The Master of Science Degree in Community & Organizational Leadership is designed to broaden your abilities in leadership, critical thinking and wellness in individual, family and community settings. Program electives are designed according to your individual needs and career goals. Candidates must complete 30 credits and successfully complete a Thesis, Project or Comprehensive Exam as a culminating experience. 15 core credits are required. The remaining 15 credits are designed to provide an area of specialization that meets the unique career goals of the candidate.The master's is available completely online.Along with our master's degree in Community & Organizational Leadership, we offer a graduate level teaching licensure in Family & Consumer Sciences designed to prepare students to teach FCS in grades 6-12.

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
1/22/2002
CFLE Contact
Sterling Wall, Ph.D., CFLE
CFLE Contact Email