College of Health and Human Development
When Laura Ontiveros walks across the stage in front of the Oviatt Library later this month as part of commencement, the loudest cheers will be coming from her parents, Jose and Hermalinda Ontiveros. They made the decision more than 26 years ago to immigrate to the United States from Mexico, in hopes of creating a better life for their children. Read more
Of the 1,200 students from around the world who attended the ninth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative-University (CGI-U) at UC Berkeley in April, an even dozen were from CSUN. Of that 12, five were from HHD. Read more
The Apparel Design and Merchandising student organization, TRENDS held its 37th annual fashion show on May 7th. The show, entitled, A Designer’s Cut, drew over 400 enthusiastic fashion fans to the Northridge Center of the University Student Union. The show is organized and produced by the students, and features their original creations. TRENDS has connected students with professionals in the the apparel industry for over 20 years. Read more
Honors Convocation and Commencement are almost here! Honors Convocation takes place Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m. Commencements for HHD are as follows: Students from the College of Health and Human Development will graduate in two ceremonies on Monday, May 23. Please arrive 90 minutes early to accommodate security procedures. The 8 a.m. ceremony includes the Departments of Child and Adolescent Development, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Recreation and Tourism Management and Assistive Technology and Human Services Studies. The 6 p.m. ceremony includes the Departments of Communication Disorders and Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Family and Consumer Sciences. Read more
Did you know that less than 20 percent of Kindergarten through 12th grade schools nationwide include fitness activities in the school day--or even before and after school? With childhood obesity at epidemic levels and increasing diagnoses of type 2 diabetes among children, CSUN faculty and students are reaching out to create a healthier community.
A grant from Northridge Hospital Medical Center along with the hospital’s School Based Obesity and Diabetes Initiative (SODI) and partnership with the Valley Care Community Consortium (VCCC) is helping CSUN faculty and students from the departments of Kinesiology and Family and Consumer Sciences design and administer a new program for kids, Let’s Cook and Move! Read more