College of Human Ecology

Departments & Academic Units | Academics
November 21, 2014 – 09:18 am
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Departments and Academic Units

Over the past decade, the College of Human Ecology has experienced phenomenal enrollment growth and development with new students, facilities and degree programs. Today's college boasts more than 3, 000 undergraduate and graduate students, making it one of the largest colleges of its kind in the nation.

The College of Human Ecology is home to the departments and academic units below.

Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior DesignThe Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design advances the academic disciplines of apparel and interiors through engaged scholarship, high-quality education and diverse forms of service. The disciplines of both apparel and textiles and interior design study the interactions of humans and their environment.

The only program of its kind in the state of Kansas, the Department of Human Nutrition discovers, disseminates and applies knowledge to promote improved food choices and nutritional status, prevent and rehabilitate sports injuries, understand consumer preferences and behaviors, and enhance the well-being of people via food and physical activity.

Kinesiology is the study of physical activity across a range of tasks including exercise, daily living, play, sport and work. Coursework integrates biological and behavioral approaches using biomechanical, physiological, psychological and sociological perspectives to study physical activity from cell to society.

The School of Family Studies and Human Services provides high quality educational programs, training and services; increases knowledge and skills through multidisciplinary research, teaching and scholarship; and contributes professional leadership in order to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families in Kansas, the country and the world.

Kansas State University's Center on Aging coordinates and develops educational and training programs in aging, stimulates gerontology research, coordinates outreach activities, and serves as a referral center for information on aging resources in Kansas.

The Family and Consumer Sciences Education licensure programs are for students who plan to teach family and consumer sciences at the middle, junior high, senior high, or postsecondary levels. Family and consumer sciences education directly addresses the needs of individuals and families related to nurturing relationships, parenting education, healthy lifestyles and resource management.

Department of Human Nutrition Department of Kinesiology School of Family Studies and Human Services Interdisciplinary Program in Gerontology
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