Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics

College of Health and Human Services
Dean: Don Taylor

Department of Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics
BH 329
415-338-1219
Chair: Nancy Rabolt

Graduate Coordinator: Nancy Rabolt

Faculty

Professors—Rabolt, Sands, Stark

Associate Professors—Johnson-Carroll, Ulasewicz

Assistant Professors—Charlson, Vouchilas

Programs

B.A. in Family and Consumer Sciences
B.S. in Apparel Design and Merchandising
B.S. in Dietetics
B.S. in Interior Design
M.A. in Family and Consumer Sciences
Certificate in Dietetics


Program Scope

Undergraduate students in the accredited Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics programs develop competencies requisite for employment in a variety of professional roles. Among these roles are: apparel designer; cooperative extension family and consumer scientist; consumer adviser or advocate; supervisor of a preschool or child care center; family support officer; services for victims of family violence; fashion merchandiser; food specialist; teacher at the secondary, adult education, or community college levels; textile specialist; residential and commercial interior designer.

Students earning a baccalaureate in family and consumer sciences, dietetics, apparel design and merchandising, or interior design, with a 3.0 grade point average, may qualify for admission to the Master of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences. The M.A. is aimed toward: increasing competencies for teaching in high schools, colleges and universities; developing competencies needed in professional roles in business, community services, education and health; in the areas of apparel, interiors and dietetics; and developing competencies essential for supervising and administering consumer and family sciences programs. The program also prepares one for further graduate study. Students are expected to observe the general requirements outlined in this Bulletin and to consult with a graduate adviser. Requests for an adviser should be directed to the department chair. The CFS/D Department also offers a 24 unit graduate certificate program in Dietetics which provides the knowledge and practice requirements of The American Dietetic Association.

Career Outlook

Graduates with a family and consumer sciences, apparel design and merchandising, dietetics, or interior design baccalaureate degree are employed in business; community service; journalism, and health and hospitality units. Students seeking the Family & Consumer Sciences Single Subject Teaching Credential or the California Child Development Site Supervision Permit should consult the department. The certificate program (internship) is one means by which graduates of the B.S. in Dietetics may become eligible to take the examination to become a Registered Dietitian (R.D.).

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

This major enables a student to specialize in one of two subject areas or to generalize in family and consumer sciences with the option of taking the subject matter preparation courses for the Single Subject Credential that prepares one for teaching in family and consumer sciences secondary education programs. The common core of the Bachelor of Arts is devoted to students acquiring an understanding of child growth and development/family relations; management dynamics; food and nutrition, apparel design and merchandising, and interior design/housing as solutions to the physical, social, and psychological needs of individuals and families; sensitivities to the needs and value systems of individuals, families, and groups which vary by age, socio-economic status, and ethnic heritage; and the role expectations of professional family and consumer scientists. Students pursuing this major, depending upon their areas of specialization, may complete field experiences in business, education, industry, government, or private agencies. These field experiences serve as integrating experiences for students prior to their entry into professional roles.

Mandatory Advising. FCS majors must see an adviser to prepare an Advising Plan for graduation which outlines course sequence. Some major classes will require that this Advising Plan be presented on the first day of classes. See Department office (Burk Hall 329) for information to include in the advising folder. Students who wish credits earned at another institution to be accepted in lieu of courses offered for the major at San Francisco State University must obtain acceptance from the instructors of the courses and the department chair.

Degree Requirements

A prescribed sequence of courses must be adhered to as some classes are offered only in the fall or spring semesters. On-line course descriptions are available.

Core Courses Units
CFS 312 Families, Individuals, and Environments 3
CFS 600 Professional Development 3
Units chosen from the following (CFS emphasis must include CFS 320 and CFS 325; NFSM emphasis must include CFS 355) 6
ADM 360 Fashion, Clothing, and Society  
CFS 320 Children and Families
CFS 325 Transitions in the Family Life Cycle
CFS 355 Nutrition for Wellness
ID 340 Human Dimensions in Housing and Interiors
Total for program core 12
Electives: recommended pattern of electives 33
Students may select one of the following subject matter emphases: child and family sciences (CFS), nutrition/foodservice systems management (NFSM), general family and consumer sciences/teacher preparation (see department for curriculum profile)  
Total for major 45

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPAREL DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING

The B.S. in Apparel Design and Merchandising prepares students for a career in the fashion industry including apparel design, manufacturing, promotion, and retail companies. Two emphases are offered, Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising. A common core of classes enables students to develop a consumer and socially conscious approach to the industry and a basic knowledge of the field including career opportunities, terminology, and professional practices as applied to the industry.

Application Filing Period. The Apparel Design and Merchandising program is impacted which means there are more applications than capacity. Transfer student applications for admission to this major are accepted by the University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions only during the application filing period of October 1 to November 30 (for admission the following fall). No late applications or applications for spring will be considered. Both new transfer and on-campus students wishing to change majors, are required to submit an additional departmental application which is due February 15. See departmental website for supplemental program application http://cfsd.sfsu.edu.

Mandatory Advising. ADM majors must see an adviser to prepare an Advising Plan for graduation which outlines course sequence. Some major classes will require that this Advising Plan be presented on the first day of classes. See Department office (Burk Hall 329) for information to include in the advising folder. Students who wish credits earned at another institution to be accepted in lieu of courses offered for the major at San Francisco State University must obtain acceptance from their adviser and the department chair.

Writing Competence: Good writing skills are necessary for success in the major. Second year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent) with a grade of C- or better is required to take ADM 360, the beginning of the sequence of upper division ADM courses.

Degree Requirements

The major includes 12 units of prerequisite work and 46 units of advanced courses. Within the 46 units, all students take 22 units of core courses and 24 units in one emphasis: apparel design or fashion merchandising. All major courses must be passed with a letter grade of C- or better. A prescribed sequence of courses must be adhered to as some classes are offered only in the fall or spring semesters. Students should consult course descriptions in this Bulletin for prerequisites.

ADM Prerequisites (12 units) Units
A college level drawing class 3
ECON 305 Economic Analysis for Non-majors (or ECON 100 and 101) 3
ID 240 Color and Design 3
PSY 200 General Psychology 3
Total for prerequisites 12
Core Requirements (must be passed with a C- or better; CR/NC is not allowed)
ADM 260 Textiles 3
ADM 265 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3
ADM 360 Fashion, Clothing, and Society 3
ADM 365 Textile Laboratory 1
ADM 560 Textiles and Apparel in the World Marketplace 3
ADM 561 Culture and Historical Costume 3
ADM 600 Professional Development 3
ADM 665 Product Development for Apparel 3
Total for core 22
Emphasis Chosen from emphases listed below. 24
Total for major 58
Apparel Design Emphasis  
ADM 261 Apparel Construction 3
ADM 361 Apparel Design I: Flat Pattern 3
ADM 362 Apparel Design II: Draping 3
ADM 661 Advanced Clothing Design Problems 3
Electives Units chosen from courses listed below 12
Total for emphasis 24
Fashion Merchandising Emphasis  
ADM 369 Fashion Merchandising and Buying 3
ADM 466 Computer Applications in Apparel Research 3
ADM 566 Fashion and the Consumer 3
ADM 569 Visual Merchandising and Promotion 3
Electives Units chosen from courses listed below (must include 3 units of MKTG prefixed courses): 12
Total for emphasis 24
Electives for Both Emphases
ACCT 100 Introduction to Financial Accounting  
ACCT 101 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ADM 262 Fashion Illustration
ADM 300 Designers of the 20th/21st Centuries
ADM 366 Forecasting Apparel and Interior Design Trends
ART 222 Introduction to Textile Art
ART 422 Textiles 2
ART 424 Surface Design Studio
CFS 657 New York Fashion Study Tour
CFS 685 Projects in the Teaching of Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics
CFS 863 Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship
DAI 321 Technical Drawing 1: Introduction to CAD
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations
IBUS 430 Import/Export Management
ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems
MGMT 342 Leadership Skills for Women
MGMT 354 Starting a Business
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior
MKTG 431 Principles of Marketing
MKTG 433 Personal Selling
MKTG 436 Retail Management
MKTG 469 Internet Marketing
M S 730 Museum Exhibit Design and Curation
Any ADM course in the alternate emphasis

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DIETETICS

The B.S. in Dietetics is an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and meets the 2008 Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards of The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association. The San Francisco State University Didactic Program in Dietetics is currently granted continuing accreditation by The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association. The program prepares students for careers in clinical dietetics, foodservice systems management, and nutrition education position in hospitals, industry, or government agencies. Most positions require an R.D. (Registered dietitian) status. See Certificate in Dietetics section of this bulletin.

Application Filing Period. The Dietetics program is impacted which means there are more applications than capacity. Transfer student applications for admission to this major are accepted by the Universityís Office of Undergraduate Admissions only during the application filing period of October 1 to November 30 (for admission the following fall). No late applications or applications for spring will be considered. Both new transfer and on-campus students wishing to change majors are required to submit an additional departmental application due March 1. See departmental website for supplemental program application http://cfsd.sfsu.edu.

Mandatory Advising. Dietetics majors should consult the designated DPD director/adviser for planning and evaluation of courses transferred from other institutions and to prepare an Advising Plan for graduation outlining course sequence. Some major classes will require that this Advising Plan be presented on the first day of classes. A prescribed sequence of courses must be adhered to as some classes are offered only in the fall or spring semesters. See Department office (Burk Hall 329) for information to include in the advising folder. Students should consult the course description in the current Bulletin for prerequisites and corequisites.

Degree Requirements

All courses must be completed with a 2.0 grade point average with no grade below a C-. All courses in Foundation, Professional, and Elective Requirements must be completed with a letter grade. Students will receive a Verification Statement, signed by the DPD Director, on completion of the degree and submission of an official transcript indicating that the degree has been awarded. The Verification Statement is then submitted as part of the dietetic internship application process or to qualify to sit for the Dietetic Technician, Registered (D.T.R.) examination.

Note: To become a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) one must a) complete the B.S. in Dietetics, b) complete a Dietetic Internship, c) pass the R.D. exam. To become a Dietetic Technician, Registered (D.T.R.) one must a) complete the B.S. in Dietetics, b) complete the D.T.R. eligibility application, c) pass the D.T.R. exam.

General Education Requirements in Dietetics major Units
MATH 124 Elementary Statistics (to meet quantitative reasoning requirement) 3
General Microbiology with laboratory equivalent to BIOL 210/211 4
General Psychology equivalent to PSY 200 3
Total for general education in Dietetics major 10
Foundation Requirements  
BIOL 328 Human Anatomy 4
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry 5
CHEM 130 General Organic Chemistry 3
DFM 253 Nutrition in Health and Disease 3
DFM 259 The Profession of Dietetics 1
DFM 352 Foods, Production, and Service 3
DFM 353 Foodservice Systems Management 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
Total for foundation 25
Professional Requirements
BIOL 610/611 Principles of Human Physiology/Laboratory (3/1) 4
CFS 453 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 3
CHEM 349 General Biochemistry 3
DFM 357 Experimental Food Study 4
DFM 450 Advanced Nutrition 3
DFM 451 Nutritional Assessment in the Community 3
DFM 458 Management of Quantity Food Purchasing and Production 3
DFM 484 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3
DFM 485 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3
DFM 655 Nutrition Education and Communication 3
HTM 560
   or
MGMT 610
Hospitality Human Resource Management
 
Human Resource Management
3
Total professional requirements 35
Electives Choose one course from one of the following interest areas. 3
Total for major 73
Recommended Electives
FOODSERVICE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT  
ACCT 100 Principles of Financial Accounting
HM 557 Restaurant and Catering Management
CLINICAL NUTRITION/PATIENT CARE  
BIOL 326 Disease!
NURS 500 Death and Dying in Contemporary Society
COMMUNITY DIETETICS  
CFS 356 Foods and World Culture
CFS 426 Family Crises: Drug Dependency and Eating Disorders
H ED 420 Epidemiology

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN

The B.S. in Interior Design prepares students for a career in the interior design industry. Required classes cover design elements, materials, history, contemporary design, computer applications, and professional development. Course work incorporates both hands-on and theoretical approaches to the study of interior design. The requirements enable students to develop basic knowledge of interior design including career opportunities, terminology, and common business practices as applied to the interior design industry. The program focuses on residential and commercial design. Students earning a degree in interior design will be able to immediately sit for the IDEX California exam to certify interior designers in the state of California. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination two years after full time employment in the field of interior design.

Application Filing Period. The Interior Design program is impacted which means there are more applications than capacity. Transfer student applications for admission to this major are accepted by the university’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions only during the application filing period of October 1 to November 30 (for admission the following fall). No late applications or applications for spring will be considered. Both new students and on-campus students wishing to change majors are required to submit an additional departmental application due March 1st. See departmental website for supplemental program application http://cfsd.sfsu.edu.

Mandatory Advising. Interior Design majors must see an adviser to prepare an Advising Plan for graduation which outlines course sequence. Some major classes will require that this Advising Plan be presented on the first day of classes. See Department office (Burk Hall 329) for information to include in the advising folder. Students who wish credits earned at another institution to be accepted in lieu of courses offered for the major at SF State must obtain acceptance from their adviser and the department chair.

Writing Competence: Good writing skills are necessary for success in the major. Second year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent) with a grade of C or better is required to take ID 340, the beginning of the sequence of upper division ID courses.

Degree Requirements

The major includes 9 units of prerequisite work and 51 units of additional major courses. All major courses must be passed with a letter grade of C- or better. A prescribed sequence of courses must be adhered to as some classes are offered only in the fall or spring semesters. Students should check Bulletin descriptions for prerequisites to individual courses.

Interior Design Prerequisites (9 units) plus Qualifying Design Project Review
Students must pass qualifying design project before taking Interior Design required courses.
Units
ID 240 Color and Design 3
ID 242 Drafting for Interior Design 3
A college level drawing class 3
Qualifying Design Project Review  
Total for prerequisites 9
Core Requirements
(must be passed with a C- or better; CR/NC is not allowed)
 
ADM 260 Textiles 3
ID 243 Delineation for Interior Designers 3
ID 340 Human Dimensions in Housing and Interiors 3
ID 341 Contemporary Design in Housing and Interiors 3
ID 342 Heritage of Housing and Interior Design 3
ID 343 Housing for People with Special Needs 3
ID 345 Computer-aided Drafting for Interior Design 3
ID 440 The Housing Structure and Its Component Parts 3
ID 445 Business Practices for Interior Design 3
ID 540 The Materials of Interior Design 3
ID 600 Professional Development 3
ID 640 Interior Design Solutions: Residential 3
ID 641 Interior Design Solutions: Commercial 3
ID 645 Advanced Interior Design Solutions 3
Total core 42
Electives
(9 Units with approval of adviser)
 
ADM 569 Visual Merchandising and Promotion
 
ART 202 Western Art History II
ART 222 Introduction to Textile Art
ART 260 Photography I
CFS 685 Projects in Teaching of Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics
CFS 863 Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship
DAI 300 Design Process
DAI 310 Product Design 1
DAI 321 Technical Drawing 1: Introduction to CAD
GEOG 455 Geography of Ethnic Communities
HUM 495 Architecture and American Life
ID 300 Designers of the 20th and 21st Centuries
ID 366 Forecasting Apparel & Interior Design Trends
ID 545 Advanced Computer Aided Drafting for Interior Design
USP 580 Housing Policy and Planning
Total for major 60

MASTER OF ARTS IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

Admission to Program

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree and a 3.0 GPA with a major in family and consumer sciences, or one of its subdiscipline specializations (apparel, child/family, interior design, nutrition/dietetics). Those without this degree must complete:

30 units of prerequisites course work in Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics approved by an adviser and the Department Chair. Within these 30 units:

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One: The GRE (writing component) must be completed prior to application and scores are required to be submitted as part of the application. Admitted students with scores below 4.0 will be conditionally classified, will be referred to University Learning Assistance services, and must pass the writing intensive portion of CFS 700 as evaluated by department faculty in the first semester in the program to satisfy the university first level writing proficiency requirement. Level Two is demonstrated by completion of CFS 895 or CFS 898.

For the Culminating Experience (CE) and SF State Continuous Enrollment Policy students should view SF State Graduate Division policies (www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy/). The Proposal for Culminating Experience, Human Subjects Protocol, and Advancement to Candidacy are due the semester prior to enrolling in CFS 895/898. Students have one semester grace period after enrolling in CFS 895/898 to complete their CE. If it is not completed during the semester following enrollment, they must then continually enroll in CEL class until CFS 895/898 is completed.

Seventy percent of a studentís Advancement to Candidacy must be at the 700 level or above. Students must make continuous progress toward the completion of the degree. See Graduate Division website for details on policies, procedures and required forms (www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy).

Program Requirements Units
CFS 794
   or
ISED 797
Seminar in Research
 
Seminar in Educational Research
3
CFS 700 Seminar: Trends and Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences 3
Graduate seminar in area of concentration: CFS 720, 760, DFM 755 3
Graduate/upper division courses in family and consumer sciences selected upon approval of graduate major adviser 12-15
CFS 898
    or
CFS 895
Master's Thesis
 
Field Study
3
Electives selected upon approval of graduate major adviser 3-6
Minimum total 30

CERTIFICATE IN DIETETICS

The Dietetic Internship Program at SF State is part of the Graduate Certificate in Dietetics. The program provides the knowledge and practice requirements necessary to be eligible to take the Registered Dietitian (R.D.) examination. Interns will be placed in rotations in hospitals, long-term care/skilled nursing facilities, community nutrition, and other health organizations in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area for practical experiences. In addition to the internship portion of the program, interns will be required to take graduate level academic courses in nutrition that will cover the lifespan. The Dietetic Internship Program at SF State is a full-time, 9-10 month program, from mid-August through May.

Before being considered for acceptance to this certificate program, the student must first be eligible in accordance with all university requirements as outlined in the Certificate Programs section of this Bulletin. This same section also includes university program guidelines and procedures to be followed in filing for the award of the certificate when it is completed.

Admission to Program

This is a full-time program consisting of 32 hours per week of practical experiences and 6 units of academic coursework per semester. Courses are generally held one day a week on campus and internship rotations are done the other four days of the week. No part-time enrollment is allowed.

Supervised practice experiences are completed under the direction of a dietitian or foodservice manager in a facility or program serving children, adults, and/or older adults in a healthcare or community setting. The internship is based on specific experiences, competencies, and required hours set forth by the CADE. A total of 1,200 practice hours are required in the internship. For more information and application information about the Certificate in Dietetics, please refer to the following website: http://cfsd.sfsu.edu/programs.aspx.

Rotations will generally include the following:

Total weeks in rotations must be at least 38 weeks. The array of clinical, community, and foodservice rotations will allow the intern to have a variety of experiences in dietetics working with different populations across the lifespan. Each intern must have at least one rotation experience working specifically with the older adult population (5 weeks or more) and one rotation experience working with infants/children (3 weeks or more).

DFM 758 Seminar in Foodservice Systems and Program Management 3
DFM 751 Seminar in Nutritional Assessment Across the Lifespan 3
DFM 755 Seminar in Human Nutrition and Metabolism 3
DFM 785 Nutritional Care for Older Adults 3
DFM 881 Internship in Dietetics 12
Total Units 24


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