School of Family, Consumer & Nutrition Sciences - NIU - College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Family, Consumer & Nutrition Sciences

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School of Family, Consumer & Nutrition Sciences
118 Wirtz Hall, DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1543 
Fax: (815) 753-1321
Email: fcns@niu.edu

Nutrition and DieteticsFamily and Child StudiesHospitality ManagementEarly Childhood StudiesTextiles, Apparel & Merchandising

The School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences (FCNS) prepares professionals who support families and individuals in meeting their basic human needs. The programs are based upon an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon the behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and the humanities.

Students learn theories and their application to professions in nonprofit organizations, private practice, government, education, and business. Baccalaureate graduates have the necessary foundation for a career as well as for further study. Master's graduates are prepared for advanced practice and professional leadership as well as the pursuit of doctoral work in the field. Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences majors may obtain educator licensure in family and consumer sciences at the secondary level.

FCNS News and Important Announcements

  • FCNS will be hosting a CPR and First Aid training for students, both of which are necessary for students who plan to take FCNS 320. The training will be held on Saturday, 4/11/15 in Wirtz Hall 103A. The session will be from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (10 - 12 CPR & 12 - 2 1st Aid); arrive by 9:30 am for registration. Please pre-pay ($35 for CPR, $10 for 1st Aid, or $45 for both sessions) by cash or check (payable to Bill Reynolds) to Wendy Thomas in Wirtz 118. Students will be issued American Heart Association CPR card and First Aid Card shortly after completion of class, both of which are good for 2 years. No book purchase is necessary but one will be available for an additional $15. Class size is limited to 20 students so register quickly!
  • NDHM majors and minors who are planning to take FCNS 200A in fall 2015 must submit a completed permit form to the FCNS office (Wirtz 118) in order to be enrolled in the course.
  • NDHM majors who are planning to take FCNS 320 in fall 2015 must submit a completed permit form to the FCNS office (Wirtz 118) in order to be enrolled in the course.