Department: Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences

The Department of Family, Nutrition, & Exercise Sciences (FNES) is an interdisciplinary department that brings together people who study family and consumer sciences, textiles and apparel, nutrition, dietetics, physical education, and exercise science. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals preparing to become teachers of family and consumer sciences and physical education. FNES is dedicated to a complex and demanding mission: to provide quality educational experiences and conduct groundbreaking research to enhance the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in an increasingly global society. 

The mission of the Department of Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Queens College, CUNY, is to prepare individuals to assume leadership roles in family and consumer sciences, nutrition, and exercise sciences, and in teacher education in family and consumer sciences and physical education; to create new knowledge through research and in-depth study of the respective disciplines; and to apply current knowledge to enhance the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in an increasingly global society.