College of Human Ecology (CHE)

The College of Human Ecology (CHE) advocates and uses interdisciplinary, holistic, and integrative approaches to understand human-environment interactions. It envisions the development of human-centered, self-reliant, and ecologically stable communities by addressing basic human needs, resource utilization and management, environmental stability, and delivery of social services at the family and community levels in the Philippines and in Asia.

Its mission is to advance the body of knowledge in human ecology to improve operational capabilities and to strengthen functional commitment in human nutrition and food, human and family development, community and environmental resource planning, and social development services. In essence, CHE develops programs for research, training, and community service towards a desirable quality of life.

Highlights

CHE is one of the few human ecology degree programs offered in Asia. It is the first in Asia to do so and the third in the world. The college has also consistently recorded 100% passing rates in the Nutritionist-Dietitian Board Examination given by the Philippine Professional Regulation Commission since 2008.

Research

CHE conducts researches and action projects, and extends technical assistance under the Social Development and Management Program (SDMP), which aims to develop and empower social organizations and institutions under its thrusts on Social Technologies for Institution Building, Disaster and Risk Management, and Consumer Protection, Education, and Satisfaction.

Public Service

The College is known for its long-running degree and non-degree training programs on food and nutrition security such as the Barangay Integrated Development Approach for Nutrition Improvement (BIDANI).

Together with its Family Academy, the research and extension program through which family development studies and allied technical and professional services are conducted, the College maintains teaching laboratories and daycare centers, the Child Development Laboratory and the Day Care Laboratories. It also brings together children and their families in playful learning and meaningful friendships through the Maria Makiling Playshop.

In 2011, the Elderly Development Program (EDP), a first-of-its-kind, was launched to cater to UPLB retirees and senior citizens of nearby communities.

Degree Programs

Undergraduate

  • BS Human Ecology
  • BS Nutrition

Graduate

  • MS Applied Nutrition/Master of Professional Studies in Food and Nutrition Planning
  • MS Family Resource Management
  • PhD in Human Nutrition

College of Human Ecology (CHE)

Office of the Dean, College of Human Ecology
Gil F. Saguiguit, Sr. Hall
Harold Cuzner Royal Palm Avenue
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna, Philippines 4031