Food, Family and Community Health Sciences Option

The Department of Health and Human Development offers a Master of Science degree with an option in food, family and community health sciences with two programs of study:

  • family and community health, and
  • sustainable food systems.

The family and community health program offers a skills-based program which integrates theory and critical thinking to assess the needs of individuals, families, and communities. Students learn to plan, implement and evaluate programming designed to promote health, human development and well-being. The sustainable food systems program focuses on sustainable food production, food preparation and processing, distribution, nutrition, and community food security in order for students to better understand how food systems influence health. Interested students may obtain descriptions by calling (406) 994-3242, or visiting the department website at montana.edu/hhd. Depending on the students' goals, undergraduate degree, and course work, additional courses may be added or deleted to supplement the curriculum.


Family and Community Health Program

Year 1Credits
FallSpring
CHTH 502 - Theories and Models in Health3  
EDCI 501 - Educational Statistics I3  
HHD 501 - Prof Comm Skills in HHD3  
Elective3  
CHTH 503 - Community-Based Participatory Research  3
HDCO 554 - Develop Theory Across Lifespan  3
HHD 512 - Research Methods in HHD  3
Year Total: 12 9
Year 2Credits
FallSpring
CHTH 575 - Professional Paper and Project
or CHTH 590 - Master's Thesis
3-6  
Electives tailored to program3-6  
CHTH 575 - Professional Paper and Project
or CHTH 590 - Master's Thesis
  3-6
Electives tailored to program  3
Year Total: 6-12 6-9
Total Program Credits: 33-42


Electives (other electives can be approved by the advisor)

BMGT 469Community Entrepreneurship & Nonprofit Management3
CHTH 428Health Disparities3
CHTH 435Human Response To Stress3
CHTH 440Principles Of Epidemiology3
CHTH 445Program Planning for CH3
CHTH 598Internship2-12
FCS 464Gndr, Rce, Clss, and Fam Diver3
FCS 465RFamily Law & Public Policy3
HEE 506Exercise and Chronic Disease3
HTH 455The Ethic of Care3
NASX 524Contemporary Issues in American Indian Studies3
NASX 530Federal Law and Indian Policy3
PSCI 436Politics of Food & Hunger3
PSCI 559Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis3
SFBS 429Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Food and Health3
SFBS 551Global Food Perspectives3

Sustainable Food Systems Program

Fall
HHD 501Prof Comm Skills in HHD3
STAT 401Applied Methods in Statistics3
or EDCI 501 Educational Statistics I
SFBS 552State of the Environment: Policy, Management, and Practice3
Spring
HHD 512Research Methods in HHD3
SFBS 451RSustainable Food Systems3
Electives tailored to program0-3
Fall
SFBS 541Culinary Marketing: Farm to Table3
or SFBS 598 Internship
SFBS 551Global Food Perspectives3
Electives tailored to program0-3
Spring
SFBS 575Prof Paper & Project3-10
or SFBS 590 Master's Thesis
Electives tailored to program0-3
Total Credits30

Electives (other electives can be approved by the advisor

AGSC 428Sustainable Cropping Systems3
AGSC 465RHealth, Agriculture, Poverty4
AGED 482Non-Formal Teaching Methods in Agriculture3
BMGT 410Sustainable Business Practices3
BMGT 469Community Entrepreneurship & Nonprofit Management3
CHTH 428Health Disparities3
CHTH 502Theories and Models in Health3
CHTH 503Community-Based Participatory Research3
HDCO 563Multicultural Awareness3
HSTA 409Food in America3
HTH 455The Ethic of Care3
LRES 528Sust Crop Systems1
NASX 415Native Food Systems3
PSCI 406The Political Economy of Energy3
PSCI 436Politics of Food & Hunger3
SFBS 429Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Food and Health3