CTAHR | Academics | FociCommunity Health Resiliency

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FOCUS: Community Health and Resiliency 

Community Concerns

Community Concerns

Caring for keiki and kupuna



Promoting healthy choices

Human Development

Human Development

Creating bonds and trust

Active Living

Active Living

Encouraging positive lifestyles

Living Environments

Living Environments

Enhancing health and well-being

Community Health

Community Health

Promoting food safety

  • Teaching youth, elders, and families important life skills to enhance physical, emotional, and mental well-being
  • Using the latest information and technologies to promote nutritious diets and healthy environments
  • Cultivating strong, active communities and advancing research-based public policy
  • Translating the secrets of cellular function into useful technologies
  • Creating urban living environments that contribute to health and well-being

PREPARE for possible careers as a nutritionist, dietitian, elder or child caregiver, 4-H leader, researcher, private or public agency program coordinator, pharmacist, physician, urban landscaper...

AND GET READY to make a difference!


Read more about the four CTAHR Focus Areas



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Explore the Majors in This Focus Area

  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Dietetics
  • Molecular Biosciences & Biotechnology
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Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

Child careThe BS in Human Development and Family Studies provides students with comprehensive study of human dvelopment, family development, and family resource management. 

If you are interested in understanding child development, helping families manage their resources, or influencing the type and quality of services available in our communities, then HDFS is for you.

Career Opportunites:
Family service agencies
Family life and parenting education programs
Child, youth, and gerontology programs
Child care, early childhood education, and senior adult care centers
Consumer affairs agencies
Teachers, social science researchers

Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN)

FST Student in LabPursue the Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Numan Nutrition if you are interested in...

  • studying food chemistry, microbiology, food composition, and food safety and quality control in fully equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • working with outstanding faculty and a network of professionals on topics involving policies, business regulations, sanitation, and government standards and regulations.

Choose from four options:
  Sports and Wellness
  Pre-Professional Nutrition
  Food Science Business
  Pre-Professional Culinology

Food Science and Human Nutrition (Dietetics)

Food IngredientsThe Dietetics BS integrates the principles of food, nutritional, and biomedical sciences and human behavior and culture to analyze and design appropriate diets that promote health and prevent disease. The coursework meets the academic requirements for dieticians established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A dietetic internship or approved intern program is required to become a Registered Dietitian.

If you are interested in analysing and developing specific diets for people with health concerns or physical needs, begin your journey in becoming a dietitian or nutritionist with us!

Career Opportunities:
Registered Dietitian

Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology (MBB)

Sea Snail LabMolecular Biosciences and Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary BS program focusing on using the cutting-edge tools of molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, tissue culture, and biochemistry to transform the environmental, medical, and agricultural sciences. Bioscience tools are harnessed to make products for and solve problems faced by society.

If you want to use biotechnology to develop pharmacueticals, economically and environmentally sustainable energy, pest controls, and other products, then MBB is for you.

Sea Snail Careers Opportunities include pharmaceutical research, genetic testing, aquaculture, large-scale production in bioreactors, environmental monitoring and cleanup (bioremediation), plant biotechnology, pathogen control, molecular diagnostics, forensics.

Animal Sciences   Biological Engineering
Animal Sciences   Biological Engineering
Fashion Design and Merchandising   Fashion Design and Merchandising
Fashion Design and Merchandising   Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Tropical Agriculture and the Environment


Tropical Agriculture and the Environment