May 28, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Counseling, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Kinesiology

Professor Daughhetee; Associate Professor Culpepper; Assistant Professors Bell, Bishop, Bloom, DeVane-Hart, Hanks, Harrington, Jackson, Lyles, J. Mitchell, S. Mitchell, Parker; Instructors Fennell, Petitt

Family and Consumer Sciences Program

The undergraduate programs in Family and Consumer Sciences lead to a baccalaureate degree in Family and Consumer Sciences in one of three concentration areas: Family and Consumer Sciences Education (grades 6-12), Human Development and Family Studies, and Retail Merchandising. All undergraduate programs are accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The Family and Consumer Sciences teacher education program is included in the unit accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The campus Child Study Center, which supports the major, is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Students enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences concentrations may be required to participate in state and/or program-mandated background checks.

As a graduation requirement of the major, a student must earn a minimum grade of C on all work attempted in the FCS major course requirements and support courses.

General Education

FCS 291 - Individual and Family Development  and FCS 402 - Dynamics of Family Relationships  may be used to fulfill the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement in general education.


Kinesiology Program

The undergraduate programs in Kinesiology lead to a baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology in one of three concentration areas: Exercise Science, Nutrition and Wellness, and Physical Education (grades P-12)*. Students should confer with an academic adviser to prepare a plan of study for their selected concentration in Kinesiology.

*NOTE: Having been placed on inactive status with the Alabama State Department of Education in spring 2016, the P-12 Physical Education program is no longer accepting new students.

General Education

Health Wellness (KNES 120)   may be used to satisfy the Personal Development option in general education for all students except Kinesiology majors.


Courses in Counseling, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Kinesiology

All Kinesiology activity courses are 1-credit-hour classes. Refer to the most-recent Course Schedule for current activity course offerings.


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