Syracuse University - David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Introduction

Welcome to the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics! Falk College brings together Syracuse University’s professional programs in Human Development and Family Science, Food Studies, Marriage & Family Therapy, Public Health, Global Health, Nutrition Science & Dietetics, Social Work, and Sports Management in an environment of cross-disciplinary teaching, research, practice, and service. Through classroom learning and hands-on experience, our students learn by example—and by doing—to become professionals who will provide services that enhance the emotional and physical well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

The mission of Falk College is to provide instructional excellence and leadership in its fields of study through scholarship, practice, civic engagement, advocacy and entrepreneurial endeavors to promote the health and well-being of individuals of all ages, their families, and their communities within the framework of social justice principles.

The College’s leadership team works closely with Falk College Dean, Diane Lyden Murphy, and includes:

  • Eileen Lantier, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
  • James Byrne, Assistant Dean, Student Services
  • Deborah J. Monahan, Associate Dean, Research
  • Felicia Otero, Director of Admissions

The Admissions Office is located at 340 White Hall, can be reached at 315-443-5555 for more information about academic programs, services and all other activities related to the College.

Who We Are

Falk College at Syracuse University shares in a legacy that spans a century. The Colleges and Schools that came before us have woven the values of human connection, civic service, and social justice into the very heart of Falk College, including Home Economics, Human Development, Human Services and Health Professions, Human Ecology, Nursing, and the School of Social Work. These same values shape and guide the College today.

We are deeply proud to share in the everlasting impact that these collective alumni have made in the world, alongside fellow Syracuse University alumni through the years. Together, they have been relief in times of need, change in times of injustice, and discovery in times of uncertainty—the very same things our students dream and strive to be. Thanks to alumni who paved the way for them, the good work continues.

It’s no surprise that our academic programs, too, have been shaped by programs that came before them: that sport management takes from the business-savvy consumer studies, marketing management, retailing; that nutrition, nutrition science, and food studies benefit from such programs as the dietetics coordinated program, food systems management, restaurant & food service management, hospitality & food service management, and home economics; that human development and family science, formerly child and family studies, incorporates competencies from the distributive education and early childhood education N-6 programs; while public health takes clinical knowledge from programs in nursing, as well as health and wellness; and finally that social work and marriage and family therapy build on strong foundations of family & community services and social science programs. What might surprise you is Syracuse University programs in fashion design/merchandising, clothing studies, textile design/clothing, interior design, environmental design, and selected studies, some of which endure today in other schools and colleges, have also made an appearance in the evolution of Falk College.

In 2011, David B. Falk ’72 and Rhonda S. Falk ’74 made a generous gift to the College of Human Ecology, and thus, it was renamed the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. And it is because of this treasured heritage of academic diversity that Falk students today engage in interdisciplinary work in the classroom, in research, and in the community. Indeed, true to its roots, Falk College is well-known for its groundbreaking work in these settings, and for engaging different perspectives for the benefit of our future. And students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all points in our history can celebrate this success together.

As we look to the future, we are excited to see our collective impact continue. We hope you will share in each moment as we continue to write our legacy of educating the spirit of service that spans the generations.

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Programs

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Food Studies, MS

Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8  January 2019 USA Syracuse + 1 more

The 36 hour M.S. in Food Studies offers graduate students an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to food systems, food economies, and sustainable livelihoods and environments that influence public health and nutrition outcomes and overall well-being. [+]

Description:

The 36 hour M.S. in Food Studies offers graduate students an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to food systems, food economies, and sustainable livelihoods and environments that influence public health and nutrition outcomes and overall well-being. The core focuses on multi-scale interpretations of the political economy of the food system, human rights to adequate food, as well as transnational food movements and related public policy. The MS in Food Studies complements student interest in other areas including economic and social development, public health, agriculture and food policy, civil rights, effective organizational communication strategies, and entrepreneurship, among others. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to bring substantive knowledge and analytical skills to engage in employment at food-oriented organizations of all types or continue with graduate or professional studies.... [-]


Human Development and Family Science, MA/MS

Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8  January 2019 USA Syracuse + 1 more

The Master of Science degree (M.S.) in human development and family science is a 30-credit degree program that aims to promote an understanding of human development across the lifespan. With an emphasis on the importance of social-cultural context, students gain broad knowledge of the study of childhood and family systems across various cultural and societal contexts. [+]

Program Description

The Master of Science degree (M.S.) in human development and family science is a 30-credit degree program that aims to promote an understanding of human development across the lifespan. With an emphasis on the importance of social-cultural context, students gain broad knowledge of the study of childhood and family systems across various cultural and societal contexts.

All M.S. students must complete the core course and elective course requirements. Courses and training emphasize multicultural perspectives in child and family relationships and diverse research methodologies and scholarship. Elective coursework may be selected from additional CFS courses and other University departments such as anthropology, psychology, education, sociology, gerontology, social science, nutrition, special education, or women’s studies.... [-]


Marriage and Family Therapy, MA

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2019 USA Syracuse + 1 more

The 60 credit SU Marriage and Family Therapy (SUMFT) program educates and trains clinicians, scholars and researchers in the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. SU MFT carries out this mission through the “Self and Systems” training and supervision approach which incorporates the integration of self-understanding of students in clinical training, with a systems framework for clinical work with clients. [+]

Description

The 60 credit SU Marriage and Family Therapy (SUMFT) program educates and trains clinicians, scholars and researchers in the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. SU MFT carries out this mission through the “Self and Systems” training and supervision approach which incorporates the integration of self-understanding of students in clinical training, with a systems framework for clinical work with clients.

Students gain a solid knowledge of marriage and family therapy theory and techniques. Students get extensive hands-on training, both at the Couple and Family Therapy Center, an on-campus clinical training and research facility, and at local community sites.... [-]


Nutrition Science, MA/MS

Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8  January 2019 USA Syracuse + 1 more

The program emphasizes critical evaluation of scientific information and evidence-based practice and research. Due to the varying backgrounds and professional interests of students, the master’s degree program is flexible. The master’s degree may also serve as a preparatory step toward more advanced study at the doctoral level. [+]

Program Description

The program emphasizes critical evaluation of scientific information and evidence-based practice and research. Due to the varying backgrounds and professional interests of students, the master’s degree program is flexible. The master’s degree may also serve as a preparatory step toward more advanced study at the doctoral level.

The thesis involves investigative work on a specific topic, extensive examination and interpretation of nutrition literature on that topic, and the presentation of results in a clear and logical form. Completion of the thesis may require an additional year of study beyond completion of coursework.

Admission

Students selecting nutrition as a major field of study must have minimum proficiency in chemistry and physiology. A recent course in nutrition must be presented upon entrance.... [-]


Social Work, MSW

Campus Full time Part time 4 - 7 years January 2019 USA Syracuse + 1 more

The School of Social Work offers a concurrent program of classroom and field instruction for the master’s degree. The basic 60-credit program, pursued over two academic years, is composed of a 24-credit foundation curriculum and an advanced area of practice concentration. The foundation curriculum helps students develop the base knowledge, values, and skills necessary for effective generalist practice in all areas of social work. [+]

The School of Social Work offers a concurrent program of classroom and field instruction for the master’s degree. The basic 60-credit program, pursued over two academic years, is composed of a 24-credit foundation curriculum and an advanced area of practice concentration. The foundation curriculum helps students develop the base knowledge, values, and skills necessary for effective generalist practice in all areas of social work.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

3. Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

4. Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice... [-]


Sport Venue and Event Management, MS

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5  January 2019 USA Syracuse + 1 more

The Master of Science in Sport Venue and Event Management is a 36 credit hour graduate program designed to provide students with the educational knowledge, skill development and experiential sport industry background to excel in the specialized field of managing multi-purpose sport venues and associated event planning opportunities. [+]

Description

The Master of Science in Sport Venue and Event Management is a 36 credit hour graduate program designed to provide students with the educational knowledge, skill development and experiential sport industry background to excel in the specialized field of managing multi-purpose sport venues and associated event planning opportunities. Instruction will center around core curriculum content areas, including: sport finance, accounting and budgeting; sport event and hospitality management; organizational theory; sport law and legal operations management; technology and information delivery systems; facilities and venue management; communications; and event planning operations and management. The goal is to prepare graduates to think conceptually and analytically and be able to apply principles to a real-world scenario.... [-]


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