The Department of Human Sciences is a new academic department comprised of four program areas:
The goal of programs in Consumer Sciences is to improve the marketplace experiences of consumers. Consumer and Family Financial Services provides education in sales, resource management, and financial planning. Fashion and Retail Studies prepares students to manage and merchandise for global retail markets as well as design products for retail. Hospitality Management prepares students to manage hotels, restaurants, convention centers, and resorts. Faculty interests range from online retailing to family financial health to food safety in hospitality venues to management of family businesses.
Human Development and Family Science
The Human Development and Family Science program enhances the lives of individuals, couples, and families through a multidisciplinary approach to intimate and familial relationships. Faculty and students study human development and adaptation, especially interrelated factors such as family relationships, schooling and society. They also develop prevention and intervention strategies for risky behaviors and address violence in homes, communities and schools.
Human Nutrition faculty and students generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge in human nutrition and dietetics to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and associated organizational systems. The program’s internationally recognized research, teaching, and outreach are focused on nutrient-gene interactions, nutrient metabolism, diet and risk of disease, weight management and prevention of obesity, sports nutrition, healthy behaviors, food safety education, and food security.
The Kinesiology program’s goal is to educate professionals, scholars, and society in the value of sport, physical activity, physical education, management, and science. Particular focus is placed on obesity prevention, health and wellness throughout the life cycle, physical education in schools, the cultural and historical context of sport, the business of athletics, and promoting regular participation in physical activity initiatives and educational programs in order to ensure lifelong health.
We are currently looking for people to be an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor for the following faculty positions:
- Consumer Financial Policy
- Family Decision Making and Policy
- Food Security