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Family and Consumer Sciences Department

Improving lives through health and wellness

Your interest in nutritional health and its impact on overall well being can find a higher purpose while positioning you for professional success. As a graduate of this department, you’ll be improving lives by assisting with needs assessment, decision making, problem solving and resource management in the areas of nutrition, food and health management.

The mission of the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences is to prepare our graduates to become leaders and advocates who enhance the quality of life of individuals, families and communities. As an original department dating from the founding of the university in 1923, FCS represents the commitment of the Sisters of St. Joseph to serve a world in need.

FCS curriculum encourages the development of a disciplined mind, critical and creative thought, skills in human relations and communication, as well as professional competence. In addition to in-class learning, practicums, observation courses and internships are an essential part of your education. And, St. Louis provides a wealth of excellent resources and opportunities to gain these practical experiences.

FCS is recognized nationally for its outstanding integration of the liberal arts with strong content from the areas of specialization. The Dietetics program is currently granted accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-0040 ext. 5400.

Areas of Study

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Dietary Manager Training Program

If your career goals include a management position, you will want to consider this important program to get the advanced training, business acumen and practical experience you need to lead.

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Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

Prepare for a career as a registered dietitian nutritionist with our Combined Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, where you will earn both a B.S. and an M.A.

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