Family and Consumer Sciences - Child Life and Family Studies

Child life and family studies students at UW-Stevens Point are nationally certified to work with families in a variety of settings, agencies and programs. Graduates take positions working in childcare, youth centers, adoption agencies, family crisis and elder care programs.
As part of their course of study, many students opt to participate in cultural-immersion, service-learning courses in locations such as Romania, China, Mexico and Native American Reservations in the U.S. These popular trips are led by department faculty members.

Additional Opportunities

The Child Life Specialist Preparation Certificate, one of our newest additions to the UW-Stevens Point family and consumer sciences-child life and family studies major, leads to an occupation in which child life specialists provide evidence-based, developmentally appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation and education that reduce fear, anxiety, and pain for children and youth.

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