The Family, Interiors, Nutrition & Apparel (FINA) Department is comprised of four programs, uniquely woven together to provide an integrative student experience, advancing understanding of contemporary issues that impact the food, shelter, clothing, and relationship needs of individuals, families, and communities. At the heart of the FINA programs is the goal of providing an enriched student educational experience that builds on the tenets of the family & consumer sciences (FCS) body of knowledge through research based practices that address quality of life issues.
Students in this program acquire an understanding of family relations/child growth, management dynamics, as solutions to the physical, social, and psychological needs of families.
Our program is designed with the goal of providing students with comprehensive understanding of the impact interior design has on individuals, families, communities, and at the global level.
With two concentrations, one an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics and one focusing on Foods and Community Nutrition, students are prepared for careers in clinical dietetics, nutrition education in hospitals, industry, community or government agencies, and foodservice systems management.
With two program concentrations, Apparel Design & Apparel Merchandising, students explore human behavior, social problems and environmental concerns, interpreting influences and outcomes for the globally interdependent apparel industry.
An 11-month program providing the knowledge and supervised practice requirements necessary to be eligible to take the Registered Dietitian (R.D.) examination. Interns are placed in rotations while taking graduate level academic courses in nutrition.
Designed to prepare students for advanced studies of individual, family, and community issues using an interdisciplinary approach. Students gain a greater understanding of current issues and trends in apparel design & merchandising, interior design, nutrition/dietetics, and family studies