The Department of Family & Consumer Sciences has planned sundown worships that will begin this fall semester. The first three will be held on September 19, October 3, and November 8. If weather permits, these sundown worships will be conducted outdoors. The first worship will be led by Micah Weech, who is an assistant pastor of Oakwood University Church. The second worship thought will be given by Dwayne Wilson, also an assistant pastor at Oakwood University Church. Patricia Daniel, vice president of Student Service, will conduct the third service. A light dinner and drawing will offer students a chance to mingle prior to the start of each worship thought. Students will have the opportunity to eat together with friends and meet other classmates. This will be one of the most beautiful memories in what we hope will be a life-enriching journey at Oakwood. We will also work with the Oakwood professors in giving five (5) extra points to the students who come on time, one hour before sundown, toward participation in the Family and Consumer Sciences’ departmental program. The purpose is threefold: (1) to ensure that students feel a part of a family at Oakwood, (2) to provide a spiritual foundation for a better school year, and (3) to inform students about the department and make it more accessible to them.
Oakwood University Didactic Program in Dietetics equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform any task within the related fields in dietetics, as well as being eligible to attend the Dietetic Internship Program and graduate schools. We provide the firm foundation in the science and art of preventing and treating illnesses by providing healthy eating habits. Oakwood University Dietetic Internship Program in prepares students to be eligible to take the National Board Exam to become Registered Dietitians.
There are many different opportunities in the field of nutrition and dietetics. These areas include clinical dietitians, community dietitians, management dietitians and consultant dietitians. The majors in Human Development & Family Studies and Family & Consumer Sciences prepare students for careers in Child Development, Family Life, Government, Social Services, and Education at the preschool, middle school, or secondary level.
Employment of dietitians is expected to grow about as fast as the average for occupations through the year 2008. A growing and aging population will increase demand for meals and nutritional counseling in nursing homes, schools, prisons, community health programs, and home health care agencies. Public interest in nutrition and the emphasis on health education and prudent lifestyles will also spur demand. Faster than average growth in employment is expected in nursing homes, contract food services, residential care facilities, physicians clinics, and in social services.
If you would like to learn more about the Family and Consumer Sciences Department,
Please email or call Ruth Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org), Patricia Dyett (email@example.com, 256-726-7230), Ronay Isariah Hannah (firstname.lastname@example.org, 256-726-7231), Marta Sovyanhadi (email@example.com 256-726-7228), or call Lynda Smith (256) 726-7229.
Submitted by Marta Sovyanhadi, department chair for the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences.
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