PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This program prepares
students to work with individuals and families in a variety of
settings. In their classes, students examine human growth and
development over the lifespan and family dynamics from a holistic
perspective. This includes, for example, the social, physical,
emotional, and intellectual development of individuals from
conception through childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age.
In addition, family focused coursework covers issues of parenting,
intergenerational relationships, families and work, violence, and
other challenges that families face in today’s rapidly
Program flexibility provides opportunities for students to pursue areas of special interest and careers working with individuals and families in need.
EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVE: Social Service Agencies, Day Care Programs, Hospital Child Care Programs, Child and/or Family Communications, Senior Citizen Services/Programs.
DESCRIPTION OF HEALTH CAREER: Social Agencies: case worker, administrator (agencies could include Department of Human Services, adoption agencies, crisis centers-child abuse/domestic violence, family planning agencies and clinics)
Day care: Caregiver, Administrator (child care and elder care)
Hospital Child Care Programs: Caregiver, Administrator, Evaluator of needs/services
Child and/or Family Communications: Consultant for business on child/family needs and programs
Senior Citizen Services/Programs: Coordinator of programs, Administrator, Evaluator of needs/services (agencies/sites could include senior citizen centers, social service agencies, hospitals)
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 4 years
DEPARTMENT: Human Sciences
CONTACT: Dr. Beth Emery; Box 86 MTSU 615-898-2468, firstname.lastname@example.org