Course Descriptions

FMST 601 APPLIED FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS (3.00 units)
This course explores the fundamental components of the development and maintenance of family relationships. Student will critically analyze various perspectives and techniques of interpersonal relationships. Student will apply knowledge through case analysis. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of program director.

FMST 610 FAMILY-PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION (3.00 units)
Problem-based learning from a multidisciplinary perspective to enhance professional and family collaboration. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of program director.

FMST 615 APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS IN FAMILY SCIENCE  (3.00 units) *
This course focuses on the use of program evaluation methodology for the assessment of practice in human services. Students will critically appraise empirical articles in order to assess and implement best practices. Students will engage in activities related to research including developing research questions through analyzing data and disseminating empirical findings. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of program director.

FMST 620 PROJECT IN FAMILY FOCUSED PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (3.00 units)
Exploration of complex relationships in family program development, and student involvement in a family-focused service-learning project. Students will conduct initial field exploration to identify a focus area that could benefit from creative family programming. Potential service areas are school communities, social service agencies, and nonprofit programs. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of program director.

500-700- LEVEL ELECTIVE (3.00 units) **

*   Other courses must be approved by the program director
** Course must be approved by the program director

Programs that may be well-suited to integrate the graduate certificate in family-professional collaboration within their 9 units of electives include:

  • Applied Gerontology
  • Elementary Education
  • Human Resource Development
  • Professional Studies
  • Nursing (Community-based)
  • Occupational Science
  • Occupational Therapy (post-professional occupational therapists)
  • Reading
  • Secondary Education
  • Women’s Studies

Programs that may be well-suited to integrate the graduate certificate in family-professional collaboration with some additional coursework include:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Health Science
  • Occupational Therapy (professional master’s degree)
  • School Health Education
  • School Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Special Education