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NCFR Reaffirms FHU Family Science Program

Henderson, Tennessee - Apr 23, 2019

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has reviewed the undergraduate family science program at Freed-Hardeman University. Recognition as an NCFR CFLE-approved program has been reaffirmed, indicating FHU offers coursework which covers content required for the Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) designation.

“FHU has a long history of rigorous and successful academic programs that prepare students for their future careers. It is always good and reaffirming when our tremendous faculty, such as Dr. Keith Mask, secure external validation of a program’s quality,“ Dr. C.J. Vires, vice president of academics and provost, said.

Graduates of NCFR CFLE-approved programs qualify to apply for the CFLE designation via the CFLE program process. The period of approval is five years. Two Bachelor of Science majors, family sciences and early childhood education, benefit from this reaffirmation. Mask directs FHU’s child and family studies major and is the CFLE contact. FHU’s family science program was first approved in 2009.

The National Council on Family Relations, according to their website, is the premier professional association for understanding families through interdisciplinary studies, research, theory and practice.