Remsen Office, Room 306: 

We are available to help you in-person or via email:

Fitzgerald, Room 203: In-person, 9:00-5:00 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  

Other days email:Awilda.Cabrera@qc.cuny.edu and Stephanie.DelosReyes@qc.cuny.edun, 9:00-5:00 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. 

Other days email:Jennifer.Tang@qc.cuny.edu and Stephanie.DelosReyes@qc.cuny.edu

Degrees and Programs
Human Development and Family Science Specialization

The Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) Specialization at Queens College is part of the Family and Consumer Sciences Program in the Department of Family Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (FNES). The program offers a Bachelors of Arts degree in Family and Consumer Sciences which requires the completion of 120-credits, including general college curriculum and courses specific to the program and specialization of Human Development and Family Science. There are 55-credits of requirements for the HDFS curriculum.

 The Human Development and Family Science Specialization has been approved for the Family Life Education Certification (CFLE) by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). The certification attests that the curriculum includes appropriate course work for each of the 10 family life substance areas required for the CFLE designation.

 The mission of the Human Development and Family Science Specialization is to prepare students to have knowledge of human development and family science concepts and theories, and to apply current and emerging knowledge to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

 The Goals of the Human Development and Family Science Specialization are: 


  1. to prepare HDFS graduates to be competent family life educators and to obtain entry-level positions in child, family and social services and programs
  2. to prepare students to become effective critical thinkers
  3. to enable students develop effective oral and written communication skills
  4. to develop individuals who are prepared to gather, interpret, and assess the research literature in order to evaluate complex problems and issues
  5. to enable students to understand the role of cultural diversity in their profession
  6. to develop individuals who are able to demonstrate collaboration and teamwork, positive attitudes towards work, ethical and professional demeanor, and leadership skills

Strong families are the foundation for healthy communities and societies. Families today are confronted with different challenges (e.g., divorce, illness, poverty, death). Human Development and Family Science professionals help families use resources to promote optimal development and find solutions to their problems using a multi-disciplinary approach (e.g., human development, family relations, family economics and resource management).

Given the applied nature and coursework of our program, our graduates are well equipped to find employment. They have jobs in areas such as social service agencies for children, and elderly, mental health services, or parenting programs. Students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to help families successfully manage challenges they may encounter across the lifespan and they work in settings such as: State Department of Family and Child Services, Health and Human/Family Services agencies, Day care centers, Family life education centers, Family Service Departments of Hospitals and Clinics, Adolescents’ and children’s residencies, Cooperative Extension services, Consumer Relations Departments of Business and Industry, Non-profit agencies.

Many of our students decide to continue their studies and go for graduate degrees in Social Work, Family Counseling/Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Child and Family Science, Human Resources, Child Life, School Counseling, and other fields.

As part of the program we have a Student Club.  A successful college experience includes academic excellence complemented by meaningful extracurricular activities. Being part of the Club will provide you with guidance and support in becoming a well rounded professional. Students are encouraged to join the Club in order to develop communication and social skills, develop leadership skills, participate in activities, grow in professionalism by learning to participate cooperatively and assume responsibilities, make friends and have fun.

 We strongly encourage students to join professional organizations in the field, particularly the National Council on Family Relations, to network with other professionals and gain access to job/career opportunities listings. We also advise students to attend conferences in order to develop professionally, to increase their knowledge by participating to different sessions, connect with professionals in the field, learn how to present their work etc.

Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher Education

The Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) program at Queens College prepares individuals to become New York-certified family and consumer sciences teachers. The FCSE program provides individuals with knowledge and skills in a variety of family and consumer sciences content areas, and also supplies the professional education required to become competent and committed teachers of today’s adolescents in grades 5 through 12. Teaching FCS is a rewarding and challenging career. If you would like to learn more, continue reading to find out which program is right for you.

If you are currently a student in high school or a community college, then the Bachelor of Arts program is right for you.

Depending on your background, we offer two different FCSE graduate programs:

All of our FCSE programs are registered with the New York State Education Department and, therefore, lead to either an initial or professional certificate required by the state to be a FCS teacher. The programs are also nationally accredited by the National Council of Accreditation in Teacher Education (NCATE), which means the programs meet a high standard of excellence in preparing candidates to become FCS teachers.


Program Director

Andrea B. Mosenson Ph.D
Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education
Program Coordinator & Advisor
(718) 997-4161

Online Education

MSED Brochure for Program


Certification Resources

Fashion and Textiles Specialization

Our program trains students in fashion production and technical design, apparel quality control, sustainability practices, digital design, fabric manipulation and surface design, textile design, fashion history, textile research and development, and fashion journalism. Using the Queens College Costume Collection, our students learn museum practices for collections management and fashion curation.

Our graduates find jobs as fabric coordinators, assistants to textile agents, accessories supervisors, textile and production coordinators, assistant designers, quality control associates, and assistants to pattern makers. They also work in retail fashion management, and in museum and fashion archives.

Program Director

Emily Ripley
Fashion & Textiles Advisor
Remsen Room 305B
Phone: 718-997-4168

Food Management Studies Specialization

To educate students in the principles of  food management and the role food service operations have in food sustainability, culture and the health and well being of people served in hospitals, restaurants and the food industry.

The goals of the Food Service Management specialization are to:

1. Impart fundamentals of food science, nutrition, meal planning, food sustainability, institutional management and accounting to plan and supervise meal production to enhance the health and well being of a culturally diverse community.

2. Develop student’s ability to solve problems and think critically in managing areas of food industry such as restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, farm to table operations and community programs.

Opportunities for Food Management Studies Students:

FNES Vegetable and Herb Garden​:

Work in the FNES Vegetable and Herb Garden  to learn about food sustainability.

Internships in the food industry:

There are internships available in school food services, restaurants, nursing homes, senior centers or the FNES Vegetable and Herb Garden on- campus.

Study Abroad opportunity in Florence, Italy:

Go for a full semester or take one  class during the winter or summer session. Students take classes toward the food management degree and have an option to work in a student run restaurant or pastry shop in Florence. General college courses are also available in foreign language, art and more. Scholarships are available.

BALA program at Queens College: Students with a 3.0 GPA or better can apply to be part of the Business and Liberal Arts (BALA) program  to learn about basic business principles  such as  business writing, entrepreneurship, law  and ethics.

Program Director

Sunitha Jasti
Food Management Studies Advisor​
Phone: 718-997-4159


Nutrition & Dietetics Program

The Department of Family, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences (FNES) of Queens College, City University of New York offers a Didactic Program in Dietetics through the undergraduate program in Nutrition and Dietetics. This program is based on the standards of Education of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the goals of the FNES Department.

The curriculum consists of 24 classes (79 credits) including biology, chemistry, psychology, food science, nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, food service management, nutrition counseling, research methods, life cycle and community nutrition. Upon completion of the curriculum and earning a bachelor’s degree (B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics) students will be eligible to start a ACEND approved Dietetic Internship for which they have applied and been accepted into.


For more detailed information about the program please refer to the Nutrition and Dietetics Student Handbook under Program Resources on the right.


Accreditation Status

The Nutrition and Dietetics has been granted full accreditation as a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite #2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995 (800 877-1600, ext. 5400); www.eatrightpro.org/acend

Program Mission

The Queens College Nutrition and Dietetics program prepares students to think critically and solve problems within the context of nutrition and dietetics for entry into supervised practice programs that lead to eligibility for the Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam to become registered dietitian nutritionists, and for entry into graduate studies and careers enhancing the nutrition health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in an increasingly global society.  


Program Goals and Objective

Program outcome data are available upon request.


Nutrition and Exercise Sciences


The BS degree program in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences provides for intensive study in the combined disciplines of nutrition and exercise sciences, and is designed for students specializing in the maintenance of cardiovascular health and wellness through healthy diets and regular physical activity. Students are prepared for positions in corporate- and hospital-based programs in health, cardiovascular fitness, wellness, and cardiac rehabilitation; community based programs in nutrition and fitness for adults and senior citizens; and adult health and fitness programs in health clubs, adult education centers, sports medicine and physical rehabilitation centers, and preventive health agencies.

For more information:


The Master of Science Program in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences offers students the opportunity for advanced study in three (3) areas of specialization including nutrition, exercise science, or nutrition and exercise sciences.

To be eligible for admissions to the MS Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, applicants must have a strong academic background in chemistry, biology, and nutrition and exercise sciences. Without this background, individuals will need to major at the undergraduate level in nutrition and exercise sciences before applying to the graduate program. Those who have completed an undergraduate major in chemistry, biology nutrition, or exercise science may be considered for entry with completion of course deficiencies. The entrance to the field of nutrition and exercise sciences is achieved through completion of the BS Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. The graduate program is intended for those individuals who are seeking advanced study in the discipline.

1. Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Specialization
The MS degree program with specialization in nutrition and exercise sciences provides for advanced study in the combined disciplines of nutrition and exercise science. The program offers opportunity for in-depth study through didactic learning, hands-on field experience, and the development and completion of individual research projects. The program will develop highly competent professionals in the field of nutrition and exercise sciences who will be prepared to provide the general public with legitimate, prudent, and effective ways to improve health, wellness, and fitness in the global marketplace.

Students are prepared to direct and administer programs in nutrition, cardiovascular fitness and wellness in a wide variety of corporate, hospital, community, sports medicine, physical and cardiac rehabilitation centers, and other clinical and preventive health agencies. In addition, the program will prepare students to enter doctoral programs in nutrition and exercise sciences, and conduct research that will contribute to the body of knowledge in this
new and growing discipline.
​Program Requirements and Courses

2. Exercise Science Specialization
The MS degree program with specialization in exercise science offers a sequence of courses that prepare students for careers in adult fitness and wellness, corporate and executive fitness, general health promotion, and cardiac rehabilitation. Students are exposed to cardiovascular fitness programs in commercial and clinical settings where their primary responsibility is initiating, directing, and evaluating programs that promote enhanced health and fitness.

Coursework is blended with clinical experience, and students are mentored in the development and completion of individual research projects. The human performance laboratory provides for measurement of muscular strength and endurance, body composition analysis,and metabolic, cardiovascular, and respiratory function during exercise. Clinical research experiences that focus on the health implication of regular exercise as well as in-depth supervised field experiences are provided through a wide variety of corporate and clinical internships. In addition, the program prepares students for more advanced study in exercise science.
Program Requirements and Courses

3. Nutrition Specialization
The MS degree program with specialization in nutrition offers a sequence of courses that enhance the clinical background of dietitians and nutritionists who work with clients in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, community programs, schools, wellness programs, and governmental and privately funded programs. The program offers opportunities for in-depth study through didactic learning, hands-on clinical and field experience, and the development and completion of individual research projects. Students are prepared for
careers in nutrition in a wide variety of corporate, hospital, media, and community centers, as well as in other clinical and public health agencies. In addition, the program will prepare students for more advanced study in nutrition.

For more information please email alyson.tse@qc.cuny.edu

Program Directors

Ann Azzollini

Undergraduate Advisor
(718) 997-2723

Anoop Balachandran 
Graduate Advisor
(718) 997-2729

Ashima Kant 
Graduate Advisor
Nutrition Specialization
(718) 997-2727

Physical Education

Undergraduate Program
The academic program in physical education prepares individuals for a Bachelor of Science degree and for service as teachers in physical education. It leads to New York State Initial Certification for teaching physical education in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 with a concentration in human movement, sport, and exercise science. The program prepares individuals to assume the following professional roles: movement specialists in the primary grades; instructors of sports in the middle and upper grades.

PE Advising Packet.pdfPE Advising Packet

Graduate P​rograms

Post-Baccalaureate Initial Certificate
This sequence of courses prepares students for the New York State Initial Certificate to teach Physical Education Pre-K–12. It is designed for individuals who have completed an undergraduate major other than in teacher preparation in physical education, and want to teach physical education. This program does not fulfill the requirements of the Master of Science in Education degree in physical education.

Information about graduate PE programs.pdfInformation about graduate PE programs.pdf

Professional Certificate
A sequence of courses on the theoretical study of curriculum and teaching integrated with the substantive study of human movement and its professional application to educational and clinical practice. This program fulfills the requirements of the Masters of Science in Education degree in Physical Education. Only individuals with an New York State Initial Certificate are permitted to enter the program; all others must complete the Post- Baccalaureate Initial Certificate program to be eligible to enter the MSEd program.

All undergraduate and graduate programs in Physical Education are accredited by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and are part of the Queens College Education Unit which is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  All programs meet New York State Learning Standards for Physical Education.”

Physical Education Program Directors

Ariela Herman, Ed.D
Undergraduate Advisor
(718) 997-2715

Eve Bernstein
Graduate Advisor
(718) 997-2716

The Dietetic Internship (DI) at Queens College offers an intern the opportunity to acquire the essential knowledge and skills for a position as an entry-level dietitian.  Interns are placed in a variety of local facilities to develop their skills in the practice of dietetics.  The curriculum is based on the 2017 Standards of Education of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You may visit the ACEND website at https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend for more information on accreditiation of dietetics programs. The Queens College Dietetic Internship is fully accredited by ACEND through 2020.  The address for ACEND is 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995. The telephone number is 800/877-1600, ext.5400.

The Queens College Dietetic Internship is a post baccalaureate program that admits only individuals who have completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) accredited by ACEND and at least a bachelor’s degree. A Verification Statement of DPD completion is necessary to be eligible to apply to the dietetic internship. Upon completion of the ACEND accredited dietetic internship, graduates receive a Verification Statement of dietetic internship completion which is required for eligibility to take the registration exam for dietitian-nutritionists of the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR). The exam must be passed to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) which also fulfills requirements in New York state to become a certified dietitian-nutritionist (CDN). For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN please visit https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/students-and-advancing-education/information-for-students

The Dietetic Internship is part of the Nutrition Specialty in the Master of Science Program in Nutrition and Exercise, within the Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (FNES) Department.  Therefore, all who apply for the Dietetic Internship must apply to the graduate program by the deadline for the year they expect to enter. Application to the graduate program occurs after acceptance to the internship.


The MS degree does not have to be completed for verification of completion of the Internship. However please note that effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).


Program Mission

The mission of the Queens College Dietetic Internship is to prepare interns as entry-level registered dietitian-nutritionists in a manner that promotes flexibility and innovation in an increasingly global society.


Program Goals and Objectives


Goal 1. The program will develop competent entry level dietitian-nutritionists utilizing the resources of Queens College, City University of New York.


  • 90% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian-nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the exam within 1 year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian-nutritionists is at least 80%.
  • 80% of employers’ survey responses, collected within 12 months of program completion, will indicate satisfaction with graduates’ preparation for entry-level practice.
  • 90% of graduates’ survey responses, collected within 12 months of program completion, indicate satisfaction with their preparation for entry-level practice.

Goal 2. The program will contribute to meeting the employment demand for registered dietitian-nutritionists (RDNs) who are able to innovate and serve diverse populations in various settings.


  • At least 80% of program students complete program requirements within 14.25 months (150% of program length).
  • Of graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  • 70% of graduates’ survey responses, collected within 12 months of program completion, indicate they contribute to innovation and serve diverse populations at their place of employment.

The program outcomes data are available on request.



Each student will be assigned site placements by the Dietetic Internship Director and be required to work in one or more facilities to successfully complete 1300 hours of experience.  Students must work full-time in the assigned facility. Students complete requirements of the Dietetic Internship Seminar course and one additional graduate course each semester, fall and spring, of the DI year.

Credit for Prior Experience

The Queens College Dietetic Internship does not award credit for prior experience. Rotation work and projects will be planned to build on prior experience.  Required graduate courses provide preparation for rotations.

Program Schedule (9.5 months; 38 weeks; 1300 practice hours)

Program Orientation – 1 week
Community (Programs and Counseling) – 15 weeks (544 practice hours)
Clinical (General Medicine, Critical Care and Extended Care) – 14 weeks (504 practice hours)
Food Service Management (Production, Service and Financial) – 7 weeks (252 practice hours)
Holiday Break – 1 week

Please see Sample Rotation Schedule, upper right of this page.



The program emphasis area is Community Nutrition. Interns complete a comprehensive community needs assessment and intervention, case report researching chronic disease with counseling intervention and address principles of sustainability through activities of the FNES Campus Garden.

Clinical case, ethics and innovations in practice reports, foodservice management projects and an outcomes research group project often related to a topic in community-based dietetics, further strengthen the interns’ portfolio of experiences.


Applicants to the dietetic internship submit an application in the DICAS system, participate in the computer match via the D and D Digital system (see Application Information below) and must meet the following requirements before they begin the program, to promote students’ success and safety in the internship:

  1. Core program requirements (application):
  • ​A baccalaureate degree from an accredited school or foreign equivalent as determined by a recognized credentialing agency
  • Verification Statement from ACEND-accredited DPD received within the last 3 years or with graduate course completion in MNT and Assessment within 3 years
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 / DPD GPA of 3.0 / Science GPA of 2.8
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation: 1 from work supervisor, 1 from professor and third from either supervisor or instructor
  • Relevant volunteer and or work experience within the dietetic profession; leadership experience preferred
  • Resume
  • Ability to work within the United States
  • Writing ability
  • Personal interview
  1. Health requirements (shown upon acceptance to the DI program):
  • Physical Examination
  • Proof of negative “2 Step PPD” or Quantiferon TB Test within 3 months of admission
  • Proof of titers (blood tests) showing immunity to Measles, Mumps, Varicella, and Rubella
  • Tetanus vaccination within the last 10 years
  • Evidence of Hepatitis B vaccination or signed waiver to decline. Hepatitis B titer may be required from hospital practice site.
  • Annual influenza vaccination
  • Drug urine screening
  • Health insurance
  • Background check and finger printing (as required by rotation site)
  1. Matriculated status in the Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences graduate program (upon acceptance to DI)
  2. References and resources required by the program (as noted below under Cost) ​
  3. Signed Internship Agreement (​upon acceptance to the DI program)
  4. Tuition for each semester must be paid in full prior to the start of each semester, fall and spring.
  5. Other needed materials:
  • Liability Insurance (students in the Dietetic Internship Program are covered by professional liability insurance through Queens College as they are placed at sites with active affiliation agreements with the college)
  • Viable, professionally stated email address​



The deadline for filing the application is February 15.

Application Fee

A $35.00 fee is required. Be sure the same applicant name on your DICAS application is noted on your check. Make checks payable to the Queens College FNES Department Fund and send to:

Queens College, CUNY
Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Department
c/o Lucille Dimola
Remsen Hall 306
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY 11367-1597.

Application Materials

The Queens College DI participates in the electronic filing of Dietetic Internship applications (DICAS) to include:

  1. Accurate completion of application as per DICAS instructions
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Three letters of recommendation – 2 from work supervisors and 1 from professor OR 1 from work supervisor and 2 from professors (do not submit 3 recommendations only from supervisors or only from professors)
  4. DPD Verification Statement of completion / intent to complete
  5. Official Transcripts from all colleges attended
  6. Resume

Please see the DICAS website https://portal.dicas.org/

Application Checklist at the top right of this page provides assistance with the application.

Computer Matching

Queens College participates in Computer Matching for the class that begins in the fall only.  The deadline to register for computer matching is February 15 to be eligible for acceptance into the Queens College DI.  Apply online at http://dnddigital.com or contact D&D Digital Systems at 515.292.0490.


The DI spans the fall and spring academic semesters. Each semester all interns are required to take one graduate didactic course (fall: Medical Nutrition Therapy; spring: Advanced Counseling, Community Nutrition or other, 3 credits each) along with enrollment in the DI (6 credits), for a total of 9 graduate credits per semester. Six graduate credits of the DI in addition to the 6 didactic course credits earned (12 credits altogether) may be applied toward the MS degree in Nutrition & Exercise Sciences (NES) Nutrition Specialization.

The Program accepts 12 interns annually.


Tuition for the internship year for NY state resident is $8460 + $198.35 student fee.

Tuition information can be found on the Queens College Bursars Office website.

The internship represents 6 credits plus one 3-credit graduate course each semester for a total of 18 graduate credits.

If you need financial aid, please contact the Queens College Office of Financial Aid .

Additional internship expenses include:

  • DICAS: DICAS fee is $40 for one internship program and $20 for each additional program.
  • D&D Digital: National computer matching fee is $50
  • Dietetic Internship Fee: $35.  The fee would be made out to Queens College FNES Department Fund and sent as indicated above under Application Information.
  • Tuition:
    • $470/credit- New York State residents
    • $855/credit- Non-residents
    • $198.35 consolidated fee, includes activity fee, consolidated fees and technology fees per semester
  • Medical Insurance: Students must carry their own medical insurance and proof of coverage must be shown to the Internship Director before going to first facility.
  • Medical exam within 3 months before the start of the internship; interns must submit verification of completion indicating medical clearance to practice.
  • Proof of a TB test, tetanus and flu vaccination, titers for MMR and varicella, Hepatitis B series or waiver, drug testing, vaccination or waiver for meningitis and others as may be required by practice sites.
  • ServSafe Manager certification, up to $180 https://www.servsafe.com/access/ss/Catalog/ProductList/10​
  • Finger-printing if required by practice site
  • Books:  A reading list is available upon request (~ $500 for books).
  • Professional conference up to $150
  • RD Exam Review Course and Manual $385
  • Transportation: All students are required to have their own transportation and assume expenses commuting to and from sites including tolls, parking and public transportation as needed.
  • Housing: A dormitory is available on campus.  There are several types of spaces available. Off-campus housing is also available.
  • Lab coat and/or uniform in some assigned facilities, comfortable, closed, slip-resistant shoes.
  • Background checks where required by assigned facilities (may include additional drug test and/or fingerprinting, and may be at the student’s expense).
  • Cell phone, laptop computer, web-cam, printer-scanner combination, daily internet access.
  • Financial aid is available.
  • Additional costs include cost of living expenses for New York City.


Please see Internship Handbook, below, for additional information and detail on the dietetic internship program and polices and procedures.

Please contact the program director for more information:

Allison Charny, MS RDN CDE CDN
Director of Queens College Dietetic Internship
Queens College – CUNY
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Remsen 306A
Queens, New York 11367

Program Resources