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CHS Centers & Institutes

Family Institute
The FSU Family Institute is a multidisciplinary unit established to bring together faculty, students, government, and community resources to provide a centralized source of information, research capacity, and critical thinking related to families.

The Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine
The Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine serves as a multidisciplinary, developmental center, providing research and educational programs in sports sciences, sports medicine, athletic/human performance, and injury prevention to the medical and scientific community and the general public.

Center for Couple & Family Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy is a discipline for individuals with backgrounds in family studies, psychology, social work, counseling, and other areas. It is a program designed for those desirous of learning more about theory, research and clinical training with families, couples, individuals, and children from a relational or systems perspective.

Center for Retail Merchandising & Product Development
The Center for Retail Merchandising and Product Development, known as The Retail Center, was created in 2006. The Center is part of Florida State University’s Department of Retail Merchandising and Product Development within the College of Human Sciences. It provides a channel for communications and exchange between the retail industry and Florida State University’s nearly 1000 merchandising, textiles, and apparel design majors, and 15 affiliated faculty members.

Inter-University Center for Child, Family, and Community Studies
The Florida Inter-University Center for Child, Family and Community Studies brings together faculty from public and private universities across Florida to provide cutting edge research in service of children and families. The MISSION of the IUC is to develop and support family and community effectiveness in meeting the needs of children and families at all stages of development. through research, education, policy and service activities

The Center for Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations
The FSU Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations (BHL Center) focuses on developing and testing model higher education and community-based programs to address health disparities in underserved populations. The specific mission of the BHL Center is to help underserved populations have better health and life through transdisciplinary research and program development.

The Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging (CAENRA)

The Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging (CAENRA) focuses on implementing age-related disease and treatment paradigms in animal models and the use of high magnetic field magnetic resonance (MR) techniques to detect and monitor treatment efficacy.