Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Health & Human Sciences

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Majors

Family and Consumer Sciences Major

Health and Exercise Science Major

Health and Physical Education Major

Nutritional Science Major

Athletic Training Major

Minors

Coaching Minor

Concentrations

Child Development Concentration

Family Life Education Concentration

Gerontology Concentration

Nutritional Science Concentration

Teacher Licensure

Endorsement in Family and Consumer Sciences (6-12)

Endorsement in Health and Physical Education (PreK-12)

The Department of Health and Human Sciences teams experienced faculty, challenging coursework and relevant experiential learning to prepare students for the needs of today’s employers and graduate schools. Students within this department will have rich opportunities that foster innovation, creativity and risk-taking while being challenged to explore scientific foundations and practical applications within each discipline. Whether a student prefers to enter the job force or move on to graduate school after their bachelor’s degree is complete, the Department of Health and Human Sciences has programs that enhance success in the varied fast-paced and ever-changing disciplines of athletic training, family and consumer sciences, health and exercise science, health and physical education, nutrition and coaching.
 
The dynamic curricula empower students to address issues affecting individuals, families and communities. Graduates of our programs have demonstrated success in professions such as childhood, adolescent and adult education, state cooperative extension programs, school administration, law enforcement, pharmaceutical sales, medicine, chiropractic, nutrition and dietetics, nursing, physician assistant, paramedic, prosthetics, athletic training, massage therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, coaching, recreation, fitness, and varied human services careers.
 
In addition to departmental major, minor and concentration course offerings, students across the campus are invited to explore interests in physical activity and wellness. Instruction in activities that develop new physical skills are designed to translate into lifetime activity and healthy living.

Family and Consumer Sciences Major

Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

Students must complete 21 credits of core courses and 18 credits from one of the two tracks (Human Development and Family Studies or Family and Consumer Sciences Education). Consists of 39 credit hours distributed as follows:

Core Courses

(21 Credits)

FCS-110 Introduction to Family & Consumer Sciences Professions

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An introduction to the history of Family and Consumer Sciences with consideration of family strengths and weaknesses and internal dynamics of families. Emphasis placed on knowledge of the use of critical science and creative skills to address problems in diverse family community and work environments. Exploration of the field of Family and Consumer Sciences, career planning and knowledge of occupational skill development.

FCS-319 Families and Individuals in Societal Contexts

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Students will examine family and interpersonal relationships from a variety of theoretical and conceptual frameworks to gain an understanding of the changes in society relative to marriage and family. Students will engage in critical examination of issues related to families, work, and their interrelationships. Using family science theories, students will consider the contextual factors that influence the family. Emphasis placed upon the reciprocal impacts of relationships within the family and a person's relationships to individuals and society. This course focuses on family as a basic social institution, the various theoretical perspectives on the family, and provides an overview of current social scientific research on the family. The history, structure, and functions of the family will be addressed as will topics such as dating, cohabitation, marriage, parenting, family violence, and divorce. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

FCS-345 Child Development

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examine issues related to physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development of the child from conception through early adolescence. Students will develop theoretical and practical knowledge of child development concepts. Provisions are made for observing and working with preschool children. Prerequisite: junior standing

FCS-346 Adolescent Development

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Developmental changes of individuals in families throughout the adolescent years into emerging adulthood. Emphasis placed on knowledge of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of development.

FCS-408X Parent and Child Relations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Overview of the process of parenting in diverse cultural and familial structures. Exploration of issues related to parenting at various stages of development, as well as formation of parenting goals and styles. Emphasis placed on parent-child interactions through the child rearing years. Provides an emphasis on evidence-based practices and evaluation of programming. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: experiential learning

FCS-430 Family Resource Management

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines issues related to management process and its significance on the quality of life experienced by families with consideration of values, goals, standards, decision making and allocation of resources. Topics include development and allocation of resources, social environment influences, life cycle and family structure influences and consumer issues and decisions. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing

FCS-471 Senior Seminar

Credits: 2 Term Offered: Fall Only

This capstone course explores special topics in all family and consumer content areas. Special topics and problems are developed according to the individual's specialization and professional interests. Students synthesize research in a particular area of family and consumer sciences to complete a capstone research project.

Track 1-Human Development and Family Studies

(18 Credits)

ES-215 Research Methods

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to research process including formulating research questions, research methods, general statistical, evaluation, presentation, and research ethics. MATH-140 recommended but not required.

FCS-312X Adult Development and Aging

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examine issues related to geriatrics with emphasis on issues including historical, cultural, biological, physiological, psychological, and social contexts. Opportunities for experiential learning in residential and intermediate facilities with appropriate agencies. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: experiential learning

FCS-347 Family Law and Public Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Students will develop an understanding of the legal issues, policies, and law influencing the well-being of families. Topics include family and the law relating to marriage, divorce, family support, child custody, child protection and rights, family planning, social services, education, the economy religion, and public policy as it affects the family, including tax, civil rights, social security, economic support laws, and regulations.

FCS-440 Family Life Education Methodology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Critical examination of principles of the general philosophy and broad principles of family life education in conjunction with the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate such educational programs. An understanding of the character and quality of human social conduct, and the ability to critically examine ethical questions and issues as they relate to professional practice and community concerns and values.

SOC-333 Racial and Ethnic Studies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The nature of racial relations and inequalities in American society, including their historical origins and relationship to Western capitalist development. The ethnic composition of contemporary American society, impact of legal and illegal immigration patterns, dynamics of modern structures and institutions, the Civil Rights Movement, inter-ethnic conflicts and attitudes, multiculturalism and status of affirmative action are analyzed in the context of national and global social change. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and SOC-101 FILA general education: global dynamics

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SOC-232 Campus Identities

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of identity-related issues and questions on college campuses today. Topics include college financing and student debt; race/ethnic relations and diversity initiatives; gender/sexuality violence and campus safety; and free speech and activism. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW

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COMM-334 Intercultural Communication

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Theoretical and practical survey of intercultural communication processes. Examines intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, and mass media dimensions of intercultural communication. The course specifically focuses on the distinctive cultural behaviors, expectations, values and power dynamics that affect our abilities to communicate effectively and people from diverse cultures. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

One additional FCS course based on career goals

Track 2-Family and Consumer Sciences Education

(18 Credits)

FCS-240 Foundations of Human Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Basic nutrition concepts, nutrition needs throughout the life cycle, and current nutrition issues.

FCS-307 Food Science & Safety

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Investigation of the scientific principles involved in basic cookery with emphasis on quality characteristics and product evaluation. Structure, composition and nutritive value of foods are studied, as well as food selection, storage, preparation, processing and meal management techniques. Food safety and an ecological approach to food selection and preparation is emphasized. Instruction requires two class meetings per week and one three-hour lab.

FCS-321 Fundamentals of Housing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examine the management of the decision-making processes related to housing, furnishings, and equipment for individuals and families with attention given to special needs and the diversity of individuals.

FCS-340 Fashion, Apparel and Textiles

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Emphasis on factors influencing fashion including the sociological, psychological and physiological aspects of clothing and basic construction of clothing.

FCS-420 Occupation Program Management

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Instructional practice, management and evaluation appropriate for the secondary Family and Consumer Sciences classroom. Laws governing vocational education, its management and guidance and its relationship to state and national programs is considered. Emphasis on organizing and implementing a FCCLA program into classroom instruction. Offered alternate years

FCS-425 Family Economics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Principles of economic systems in relation to standards in selection of goods and services and sources of reliable consumer information. Prerequisites: ECON-200 or ECON-210 or permission of instructor

For students wishing to pursue Teacher Education endorsement, admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is required. The following TEP requirements apply:

Secondary (6-12) Education Licensure

Education course requirements for teacher candidates must be completed (EDUC 140, 200, 215, 334, 372E, 380X, 412, 452 and 470 in 6-12 classroom).

Must complete Praxis II in Family and Consumer Sciences content area

Health and Exercise Science Major

Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

Consists of 48 credit hours in the following courses:

BIOL-110 Principles of Biology I

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the biological sciences, covering biological chemistry, cell/tissue structure and function, genetics and microevolution. Intended for biology, health and human sciences, and environmental science majors. Three lectures and one lab per week. Corequisites: MATH-110 or MATH-118 Biology and environmental science majors should take MATH-110. Other students should consult with their advisor about which course to take. FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

ES-230 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Exploration of contemporary issues in the field of health and exercise science including exposure to a variety of career opportunities, some of which include athletic training, exercise physiology, fitness, physical therapy, occupational therapy and recreation.

ES-249 Nutritional Concepts in Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Exploration of basic nutritional requirements for active individuals and the relationship of proper nutrition to increased health and human performance. Topics include how nutrients (e.g., carbohydrates, proteins) can influence exercise performance, appropriate ways to manage weight, and evaluation of the role of ergogenic aids in human performance.

BIOL-305 Introduction to Human Anatomy

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the structure and function of the human body, examining the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. Lecture focuses on topics of physiology/function, histology, and their relation to anatomical structure, while the lab focuses on descriptive anatomy. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL-110, or permission of instructor

BIOL-314 Human Physiology

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the physiology of the human body including the physiology of enzymes and membranes, tissue physiology (nervous, muscular), and a detailed survey of the physiology of the major organ systems. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL-111; or BIOL-110 and BIOL-305 Credit may not be received for both BIOL 311 and 314

ES-300X Personal and Community Health

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the multiple determinants of health and wellness from a personal and community perspective. Through service-based learning experiences, students critically analyze individual, social and environmental factors that influence health. This course requires students to spend time off-campus serving at community agencies in order to successfully fulfill course requirements. Prerequisites: ENG-110 and ES-230 or permission of the instructor FILA general education: experiential learning

ES-320 Kinesiology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the function of the human musculoskeletal system. Selected musculoskeletal structures and their functions, as well as analysis of movements as they relate to physical activity, exercise and sport. Prerequisites: BIOL-305 or ES-318

ES-335 Physiology of Exercise

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Basic physiological concepts of the nervous, muscular and energy systems, including the effect of exercise on such functions as circulation, respiration and temperature regulation. Prerequisites: BIOL-305 or ES-318

ES/AT-456 Management Concepts in Health Care

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Concepts of administration such as devising policy and procedures, record-keeping, budgeting, facility design, risk management and productivity standards for healthcare professionals. (Cross-listed AT-456)

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ES-360 Organization and Administration of Health and Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of standards and policies in the organization, supervision and administration of health exercise science and athletics on all school levels and in all phases of the program.

ES/AT-467 Health & Exercise Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of the mental health benefits of exercise as well as motivational factors involved in exercise and the many variables that influence exercise behavior (e.g., stress, emotional states, anxiety and depression). Additionally, this course explores the psychological antecedents and consequences of injury and illness. (Cross-listed as AT-467)

ES-460 Senior Seminar

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Capstone experience integrating the core learned in major level courses through readings, class discussions and projects. Additionally, skill application occurs by completing 75 hours of competency-based work in an environment relevant to the discipline and reflecting upon this experience in light of their knowledge and skill development. Prerequisite: senior Health and Exercise Science major or permission of instructor

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AT-560 Athletic Training Seminar I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

First of two seminar courses integrating a variety of concepts within the athletic training field. This course includes a focus on exercise, fitness, nutrition and pharmacology. This course incorporates a number of speaking engagements from professionals in a variety of health care fields. Some of the course requirements are conducted outside of scheduled course meeting times and may require travel to off-campus sites.

An additional 12 credits from the following :

AT-501 Anatomy for Healthcare Professionals I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Summer

In-depth exploration of the structure and function of the skeletal and muscular systems of the body. An emphasis is placed on the interrelated functions of these systems with other body systems and the impact that age and a variety of pathologies have on them.

BUS-120 Survey of Business

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduces a variety of business principles and practices as a foundation for students majoring in Business Administration and for non-business majors interested in acquiring basic understanding of the business world. Addresses aspects of leadership and personal assessment and development through a semester-long business plan project, helping students to assess their interest in and aptitude for various business disciplines.

BUS-310 Principles of Marketing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Explores the principles and practices of how goods, services, and ideas are developed and distributed in order to satisfy individual and organization needs, wants and objectives. Emphasis is placed on the micro-marketing perspectives including product, price, promotion and place. Prerequisites: BUS-120 and COMM-100, or permission of instructor; ECON-210 recommended but not required

CHEM-250 Fundamental Organic Chemistry

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Overview of the functional groups and reactivity of organic molecules using biological examples. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-125 or CHEM-162 Credit may not be received for both CHEM-250 and CHEM-305

COMM-447 Science, Environment, and Health Communication

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examines the role of news, advocacy, scientific analysis, decision and policy making, risk perception, and other factors in the communication of issues related to science, environment, and health. Provides students with rich theoretical background, critical understanding, and practical skills to produce, investigate and critique communication processes related to the topics. Students in this course are required to conduct field work and original research, write and publish news, and analytical articles.

ES-215 Research Methods

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to research process including formulating research questions, research methods, general statistical, evaluation, presentation, and research ethics. MATH-140 recommended but not required.

ES-255 First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A first aid/CPR/AED course that provides basic and instructor level knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person. The course helps students recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The first aid/CPR/AED program in this course offer a variety of combination to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience.

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ES-260 First Aid and Safety

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Fundamentals of administering first aid in all its aspects with attention to the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Emphasis on general safety procedures surrounding activities of school, college, and community environments.

ES-325 Principles of Health & Physical Fitness Assessment

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Practical experience in evaluation of physical fitness and its application to the implementation of safe and effective exercise training programs.

ES-340 Teaching Methods for School Health

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Administration of school health and exercise science programs, including health instruction, environmental services and curriculum content. Methods and materials used in teaching health and exercise science as well as experiences in unit structure and application are covered. Prerequisites: ES-300X or ES-303

ES-342 Foundations of Strength & Conditioning

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Preparation in scientifically sound principles of conditioning in professional settings including in-depth study of strength training, speed development, cardiovascular training, flexibility training and exercise program design. Principles and concepts derived from physiology, psychology, anatomy and kinesiology are practically applied. Application of principles of training to all populations including those with special needs and athletes. Prerequisite: ES-320

ES-345 Motor Behavior

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of human movement from the perspectives of motor learning, motor development and motor control. The basic psychological learning principles and theories apply to the acquisition of motor skills and factors which may influence skill learning are identified as is physical growth and development as related to motor performance across the lifespan.

ES-354 Therapeutic Modalities

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the theoretical bases of treatment goals, appropriate therapeutic modality selection, application and assessment of the treatment response that is required for the successful integration of therapeutic modalities into the athletic training practice. Identification of theoretical foundations (physiology, physics and safety) for appropriate decision-making in the selection of the appropriate therapeutic modality, including appropriate psychomotor skills for pre-treatment assessment, treatment set-up, modality application, and assessment of treatment response and appropriate documentation. Prerequisite: ES-351 or permission of instructor

ES-355 Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Development of rehabilitation programs for individuals recovering from injury. Upon identification of theoretical and practical approach for the design of rehabilitation protocols and the use of available rehabilitation equipment including specific parameters for providing exercise and rehabilitation recommendations for people encountering special disease, illness or injury states. Prerequisite: ES-351 or permission of instructor

ES-385 Adapted Physical Education and Recreation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the field of Adapted Physical Education. Exposure to recreational needs and capabilities of people with disabilities is provided. Practical experience in working with the special populations as well as orientation to wheelchair sports. Off campus laboratory experience required.

ES-427 Health Promotion and Wellness

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Development of community based intervention strategies to modify health risk behaviors, with emphasis on theoretical foundations, and comprehensive program planning strategies.

ES-428 Implementing Health Promotion Programs

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A public health approach to addressing individual and community health problems. Students will implement health promotion programs in different settings with groups and individuals. Students will develop leadership skills around health promotion concepts. A variety of intervention strategies will be examined with a focus on achieving health behavior changes in at-risk populations. Prerequisite: ES-427

ES-491 Research

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for not more than three independent studies or research projects.

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ES-499 Honors Project

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

An honors project is one in which a student researches a subject, by examination of relevant literature or by experimentation or both; the student reports the results in an accurately documented and well-written paper or appropriate representation of the work. Whenever the study deals with the subject of an established course, the student is expected to go well beyond the usual work of the course in research and in assimilation of the results as revealed in the report. Juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or above may register for an honors project. One desiring to pursue an honors project must submit a written description of his or her proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. Upon the completion of the honors project, the student must present an oral defense of his or her project. The final grade must include a satisfactory performance on the oral defense, assessed by a three-faculty member team. The project advisor will authorize the make-up of the oral defense team and will assign the final grade on the project. The honors project title will be noted on the student's transcript. It is the student's responsibility to provide a copy of the written paper or appropriate representation of the work to the library in compliance with specifications approved by the Council on Education. The library director arranges for binding and storage.

FCS-240 Foundations of Human Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Basic nutrition concepts, nutrition needs throughout the life cycle, and current nutrition issues.

FCS-312X Adult Development and Aging

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examine issues related to geriatrics with emphasis on issues including historical, cultural, biological, physiological, psychological, and social contexts. Opportunities for experiential learning in residential and intermediate facilities with appropriate agencies. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: experiential learning

FCS-355 Sports Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A study of the effects of nutrition on the well being of the athlete and the relationship of good nutrition to optimum performance. Prerequisite: FCS-240

MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Basic descriptive statistics, probability, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. Statistical computer software is used to analyze data. Prerequisites: MATH-118, MATH-110, MATH-115, or satisfactory performance on placement test

PHIL-320E Professional Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Pressing issues confronting professionals in a technological era. Utilizing the insights of philosophical and religious ethics, the course examines the responsibilities of the professional person in business, medicine, law education, the ministry, and other fields. Problems considered include confidentiality, accountability, whistleblowing, governmental regulation, and ethical codes. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG 110 and junior or senior standing FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

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PHIL-235E Bioethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Confronts a number of modern scientific and ethical problems including abortion, genetic testing, genetically modified plants and animals, stem cells, gene therapy, research on humans, and physician-assisted suicide. Biology and biotechnology often confound our notions of right and wrong, and what ethical behavior is. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general Education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning Offered alternate years

PSY-310 Abnormal Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Empirical findings related to the description, classification, assessment, etiology and treatments of various psychological disorders. Specific disorders examined include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance-related disorders, personality disorders, and schizophrenia. An important emphasis is understanding the impact of mental illness on individuals and their family and friends. Prerequisite: PSY-101 or SOC-101, or permission of instructor

PSY-370 Developmental Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Surveys historical approaches, basic issues, recent research, and current theoretical perspectives in developmental psychology. Emphasis on describing and explaining the changes that characterize physical, perceptual, cognitive, social, and emotional development across the lifespan. Prerequisite: PSY-101 or permission of instructor

This major introduces students to the sub-disciplines of health and exercise science, providing students with a sound preparation upon which to develop a career or to pursue graduate study in the discipline.

Health and Physical Education Major

Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

For the student pursuing a career in teaching health and/or physical education. Consists of 51 credit hours. Separate admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is a requirement for anyone wishing to graduate with a major in health and physical education. Specific admissions criteria for the TEP are listed in the TEP section of the academic catalog.

Consists of 51 credit hours in the following courses:

ES-235 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Survey exploration for freshman and sophomores interested in the Health and Physical Education major. Observational experiences in each level of physical education teaching. Concepts include philosophy of physical education, behavior management, establishing a positive learning environment, advocacy, and differentiating instruction. Two days each week in the classroom and three days each week in the field.

ES-225 Team Sports and Activities

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces students to the fundamental skills and concepts involved in team sports. Through a tactical games approach, students will develop skill technique and tactical awareness to successfully participate in a variety of team sports, including but not limited to basketball, soccer, and volleyball.

ES-249 Nutritional Concepts in Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Exploration of basic nutritional requirements for active individuals and the relationship of proper nutrition to increased health and human performance. Topics include how nutrients (e.g., carbohydrates, proteins) can influence exercise performance, appropriate ways to manage weight, and evaluation of the role of ergogenic aids in human performance.

ES-303 Topics and Concepts in School Health

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This is a survey course, which examines a variety of personal and community health and wellness topics. Students will gain the content knowledge and understanding of health topics and develop health literacy skills that will prepare them to teach school health aligned with the National Health Education Standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning.

ES-310 Lifetime Activities in Physical Education

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Performance and teaching techniques for gymnastics, rhythms, dance, cooperative activities, and outdoor education, with a focus on pedagogical issues. Prerequisite: ES-235 or permission of instructor

ES-318 Human Anatomy & Physiology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduction to human structures and physiological systems, which are fundamental to human activity. Systems covered include musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous with particular attention to the integration of function across systems. Students needing a laboratory-based course should take BIOL 305: Introduction to Human Anatomy and BIOL 314: Human Physiology as an alternative.

ES-320 Kinesiology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the function of the human musculoskeletal system. Selected musculoskeletal structures and their functions, as well as analysis of movements as they relate to physical activity, exercise and sport. Prerequisites: BIOL-305 or ES-318

ES-335 Physiology of Exercise

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Basic physiological concepts of the nervous, muscular and energy systems, including the effect of exercise on such functions as circulation, respiration and temperature regulation. Prerequisites: BIOL-305 or ES-318

ES-340 Teaching Methods for School Health

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Administration of school health and exercise science programs, including health instruction, environmental services and curriculum content. Methods and materials used in teaching health and exercise science as well as experiences in unit structure and application are covered. Prerequisites: ES-300X or ES-303

ES-345 Motor Behavior

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of human movement from the perspectives of motor learning, motor development and motor control. The basic psychological learning principles and theories apply to the acquisition of motor skills and factors which may influence skill learning are identified as is physical growth and development as related to motor performance across the lifespan.

ES-350 Assessment and Technology in Secondary Physical Education

Credits: 2 Term Offered: Spring Only

Preparation for future health and physical education teachers to construct and identify various forms of authentic and traditional assessments in the secondary PE setting. Includes the use of technology to gather and record data, enhance learning and enhance personal productivity in the physical activity setting. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program Corequisite: ES-370

ES-368W Psychological Principles in Physical Education and Sport

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to the role psychology plays in physical education and sport settings. Exploration of how psychological factors (e.g., personality, achievement motivation, anxiety) can influence participation in physical activity and motor performance, how the structure of sport and physical education programs influence psychological development, and how teaching mental skills (e.g., arousal regulation, goal setting, visualization) may enhance motor performance in physical education and sport. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; ENG 110 FILA general education: writing intensive

ES-370 Teaching Methods for Secondary Physical Education

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Preparation for the physical educator to teach lifetime physical activity at the secondary level. Curriculum development, unit and lesson planning, and effective instructional strategies and techniques will be explored and applied through peer teaching and practical field experience. Prerequisites: EDUC-215 and ES-235

ES-385 Adapted Physical Education and Recreation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the field of Adapted Physical Education. Exposure to recreational needs and capabilities of people with disabilities is provided. Practical experience in working with the special populations as well as orientation to wheelchair sports. Off campus laboratory experience required.

ES-426 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment in Elementary Physical Education

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Preparation for future health and physical education teachers to apply principles of class management, assessment, unit and lesson planning and instructional techniques as part of a developmentally appropriate elementary physical education program. Peer teaching provides students with practical experience. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program Corequisites: EDUC-401

ES-401 Field Experience in Elementary Physical Education

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Twenty-hour field experience in local schools and preschool program. Reports, reflections and journal entries required. Students will gain experience in observations, assessment, and teaching in the PE setting. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program Corequisite: ES-426

ES-427 Health Promotion and Wellness

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Development of community based intervention strategies to modify health risk behaviors, with emphasis on theoretical foundations, and comprehensive program planning strategies.

ES-135 Golf

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

2020 Spring Semester: MW Begins 2-10-20; TR Begins 2-11-20; Last Ten Weeks FILA general education: ES activity

ES-165 Tennis

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

2019 Fall Semester: Begins 8-28-19; First Ten Weeks FILA general education: ES activity

ES-175 Conditioning and Weight Training

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

2019 Fall Semester: Begins 10-1-19; Last Ten Weeks 2020 Spring Semester: Begins 1-6-20; First Ten Weeks FILA general education: ES activity

In addition to the major, the following courses are required for licensure/certification:

EDUC-140 Introduction to Teaching

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Helps candidates explore the career of teaching. Emphasis on the historical, sociological and pedagogical foundations of American public education, as well as culturally responsive pedagogy with academically, culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Introduces InTASC standards and provides information about local, state and national requirements of the teaching profession.

EDUC-200 Educational Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Surveys principles of development, learning and evaluation as they relate to learners' educational growth. The study of the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of the learner focuses on how this development relates to pedagogy, motivation, classroom management, and assessment.

EDUC-215 Diversity in the Classroom

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Explores cultural, linguistic and academic diversity, with an introduction to multicultural education. Introduction to appropriate and effective strategies for instructing these diverse learners in inclusive classroom settings. Includes a minimum 10 hours of field experience. Successful field experience is necessary for a passing grade in the class. Prerequisites: minimum 2.5 GPA, application to the TEP, have taken Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests: Mathematics, have taken or registered for the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA); Sophomore standing.

EDUC-334 Literacy in the Context Area

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Helps secondary education candidates describe and develop effective content literacy strategies for academically, culturally and linguistically diverse 6-12 students. Candidates use their content area curriculum to enhance literacy development including: vocabulary development; literal, interpretive, critical and evaluative comprehension; critical thinking; writing strategies; and listening and speaking skills. Includes minimum 20 hours of field experience. Successful field experience is necessary for a passing grade in the class. Prerequisites: admission to the TEP and junior standing

EDUC-372E Classroom Management, Secondary

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Effective and efficient management of time, space and resources, including lessons and classroom behaviors, are examined as a means of promoting learning. Candidates develop a management plan that is inclusive, respectful and based upon current theory and practice. Effective organization and communication techniques are stressed. Includes a minimum of 20 hours field experience in 6-12 classroom (or in a classroom of the licensure.) Successful field experience is necessary for a passing grade in the class. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, ENG-110, and admission to the TEP FILA general education: ethical reasoning

EDUC-380X Practicum in Current Teaching Techniques

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term & Summe

Three-week, full-day, field practicum taken immediately before student teaching. Candidates teach in a grade-level range different from their student teaching placement, but within their range of licensure and certification. Candidates teach a minimum of two times, participates in all professional activities of their classroom cooperating teacher, and engage in reflective seminars back on campus, or through online delivery. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, admission to the TEP, successful completion of EDUC-371E or EDUC-372E and taken in May Term or summer before student teaching FILA general education: experiential learning Note: Those seeking ESL certification take this course the junior year but after having taken EDUC-371E or EDUC-372E.

EDUC-452 Seminar in Educational Practices, Secondary

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Taken during the student teaching experience, this course emphasizes professional licensure requirements and teacher performance standards, measuring student academic progress and collaboration models of teaching. Candidates develop various personal skills and resources, including the development of an online educational portfolio, consistent with InTASC standards for obtaining employment in the education field. Prerequisites: admission to the TEP Corequisites: EDUC-465 or EDUC-470

EDUC-470 Professional Student Teaching

Credits: 13 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Fifteen-week final field experience involving instructional planning, observation and teaching. Supervised by the classroom cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Students are expected to assume complete responsibility for the classroom during the student teaching experience and engage in all activities related to teaching in the school community. Prerequisites: admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of all coursework in the Teacher Education Program Corequisite: EDUC-451 or EDUC-452

*Courses only offered to students accepted into the Teacher Education Program

Students wishing to pursue this major should declare their intentions early in their academic career due to the significant course loads required to graduate in four years and the need for careful planning and advising.

Nutritional Science Major

Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

Consists of 48 credit hours in the following courses:

BIOL-110 Principles of Biology I

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the biological sciences, covering biological chemistry, cell/tissue structure and function, genetics and microevolution. Intended for biology, health and human sciences, and environmental science majors. Three lectures and one lab per week. Corequisites: MATH-110 or MATH-118 Biology and environmental science majors should take MATH-110. Other students should consult with their advisor about which course to take. FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

BIOL-305 Introduction to Human Anatomy

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the structure and function of the human body, examining the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. Lecture focuses on topics of physiology/function, histology, and their relation to anatomical structure, while the lab focuses on descriptive anatomy. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL-110, or permission of instructor

BIOL-314 Human Physiology

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the physiology of the human body including the physiology of enzymes and membranes, tissue physiology (nervous, muscular), and a detailed survey of the physiology of the major organ systems. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL-111; or BIOL-110 and BIOL-305 Credit may not be received for both BIOL 311 and 314

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, states of matter, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, periodicity, and the kinetic molecular theory of gases. Three hours of lecture and one four hour lab per week. Prerequisites: MATH-110 or MATH-115 or MATH-118 FILA general education: natural and physical sciences Credit may not be received for both CHEM-125 and CHEM-161

CHEM-162 General Chemistry II

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Principles of chemistry including intermolecular forces, thermodynamics, equilibria, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, kinetics, and solubility. Three hours of lecture and one four hour lab per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-161 or permission of instructor

CHEM-250 Fundamental Organic Chemistry

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Overview of the functional groups and reactivity of organic molecules using biological examples. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-125 or CHEM-162 Credit may not be received for both CHEM-250 and CHEM-305

ES-300X Personal and Community Health

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the multiple determinants of health and wellness from a personal and community perspective. Through service-based learning experiences, students critically analyze individual, social and environmental factors that influence health. This course requires students to spend time off-campus serving at community agencies in order to successfully fulfill course requirements. Prerequisites: ENG-110 and ES-230 or permission of the instructor FILA general education: experiential learning

ES-427 Health Promotion and Wellness

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Development of community based intervention strategies to modify health risk behaviors, with emphasis on theoretical foundations, and comprehensive program planning strategies.

FCS-240 Foundations of Human Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Basic nutrition concepts, nutrition needs throughout the life cycle, and current nutrition issues.

FCS-307 Food Science & Safety

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Investigation of the scientific principles involved in basic cookery with emphasis on quality characteristics and product evaluation. Structure, composition and nutritive value of foods are studied, as well as food selection, storage, preparation, processing and meal management techniques. Food safety and an ecological approach to food selection and preparation is emphasized. Instruction requires two class meetings per week and one three-hour lab.

FCS-350 Life Cycle Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Nutritional needs throughout each phase of the life cycle are emphasized. Instructional delivery appropriate to each age group is stressed. Prerequisite: FCS-240

FCS-355 Sports Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A study of the effects of nutrition on the well being of the athlete and the relationship of good nutrition to optimum performance. Prerequisite: FCS-240

FCS-455 Therapeutic and Community Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Study of the health and nutritional concerns and needs of a community; the nutritional services available to the community; preventive nutrition practices; and the process involved in identifying, designing and implementing programs for the community. Additionally, Medical Nutrition Therapy and the Nutrition Care Process is learned and practiced for later development during a practicum or internship. This knowledge provides the student with the tools to practice nutrition medical charting in the clinical setting with the understanding of various diet therapies. Prerequisite: FCS-240

SOC-451 Counseling and Personal Development

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A survey of the concepts and practices of the major contemporary therapeutic (theory) systems used in the helping professions. Primary focus is placed on helping approaches and the various frameworks or understanding change and motivation to change. Goal setting, decision making, self-awareness, learning one's own helping strengths and limitations, and referral techniques are also included. Prerequisite: SOC-101

Athletic Training Major

Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

In the summer of 2017, BC launched a new master of science in athletic training. Bridgewater College is no longer admitting students into the bachelor of science in athletic training program. Any student wishing to pursue athletic training at Bridgewater College should consider seeking admissions to the master of science in athletic training program as an accelerated B.S./M.S. or post-baccalaureate program student.

Further information related to the bachelor of science in athletic training program can be found in the publicly accessible BSAT Student Handbook found at:  https://www.bridgewater.edu/academics/divisions/health-human-sciences/athletic-training-major

Consists of 56 credit hours in the following courses:

ES-249 Nutritional Concepts in Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Exploration of basic nutritional requirements for active individuals and the relationship of proper nutrition to increased health and human performance. Topics include how nutrients (e.g., carbohydrates, proteins) can influence exercise performance, appropriate ways to manage weight, and evaluation of the role of ergogenic aids in human performance.

ES-250 Emergency Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Survey course in athletic training. Introduces the student to prevention of injuries, emergency care, general medical conditions and administration.

ES-251 Basic Concepts in Athletic Training

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces the student to risk factors, prevention, etiology (anatomical, biomechanical and physiological mechanisms), recognition and treatment of recreational and competitive sports injuries. Prerequisites: ES-250 and BIOL-305 Corequisites: ES-320

ES-252 Clinical Affiliation I: Introduction to Athletic Training

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces the newly admitted athletic training student to the competencies and proficiencies related to the field of athletic training. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisites: ES-250 and admission to the Athletic Training Educational Program

ES-301 General Medical Conditions

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of general medical conditions of all body systems including causes of pathogen-related illnesses, chronic diseases, and other acute illnesses. The application of basic human anatomy is required for common medical condition screening, assessment, referral and treatment. Prerequisites: BIOL-305

ES-320 Kinesiology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the function of the human musculoskeletal system. Selected musculoskeletal structures and their functions, as well as analysis of movements as they relate to physical activity, exercise and sport. Prerequisites: BIOL-305 or ES-318

ES-335 Physiology of Exercise

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Basic physiological concepts of the nervous, muscular and energy systems, including the effect of exercise on such functions as circulation, respiration and temperature regulation. Prerequisites: BIOL-305 or ES-318

ES-351 Athletic Injury Evaluation

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of systemic evaluation techniques for injuries. The ability to recount, analyze and demonstrate an accurate systemic evaluation, suggest a physical dysfunction based on the analysis of the evaluation findings and plan a treatment approach based on the assessment is required for course completion. Prerequisites: ES-251 and BIOL-314 or permission of instructor

ES-352 Clinical Affiliation II: Lower Extremity

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Assessment of the competencies and proficiencies related to the evaluation and care of lower extremity injuries and illnesses. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisite: Satisfactory grade in ES-252

ES-353 Clinic Affiliation III: Upper Extremity

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Assessment of the competencies and proficiencies related to the evaluation and care of upper extremity injuries and illnesses. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisite: Satisfactory grade in ES-352

ES-354 Therapeutic Modalities

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the theoretical bases of treatment goals, appropriate therapeutic modality selection, application and assessment of the treatment response that is required for the successful integration of therapeutic modalities into the athletic training practice. Identification of theoretical foundations (physiology, physics and safety) for appropriate decision-making in the selection of the appropriate therapeutic modality, including appropriate psychomotor skills for pre-treatment assessment, treatment set-up, modality application, and assessment of treatment response and appropriate documentation. Prerequisite: ES-351 or permission of instructor

ES-355 Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Development of rehabilitation programs for individuals recovering from injury. Upon identification of theoretical and practical approach for the design of rehabilitation protocols and the use of available rehabilitation equipment including specific parameters for providing exercise and rehabilitation recommendations for people encountering special disease, illness or injury states. Prerequisite: ES-351 or permission of instructor

ES-450 Advanced Clinical Evaluation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of advanced evaluation skills enabling professionals to critically analyze injuries and their ensuing treatments. Prerequisite: ES-351

ES-451 Clinical Affiliation IV: Equipment Intensive

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Assessment of the competencies and proficiencies related to the application and care of protective medical devices and athletic equipment. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisite: Satisfactory grade in ES-353

ES-452 Clinical Affiliation V: General Medical

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Assessment of the competencies and proficiencies related to the evaluation and care of general medical conditions. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisite: Satisfactory grade in ES-451

ES-453 Counseling & Pharmacology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to the concepts of pharmacology and counseling as related to healthcare. Prerequisite: ES-450

ES-456 Management Concepts in Health Care

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Concepts of administration such as devising policy and procedures, record-keeping, budgeting, facility design, risk management and productivity standards for healthcare professionals. (Cross-listed AT-456)

BIOL-110 Principles of Biology I

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the biological sciences, covering biological chemistry, cell/tissue structure and function, genetics and microevolution. Intended for biology, health and human sciences, and environmental science majors. Three lectures and one lab per week. Corequisites: MATH-110 or MATH-118 Biology and environmental science majors should take MATH-110. Other students should consult with their advisor about which course to take. FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

BIOL-305 Introduction to Human Anatomy

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the structure and function of the human body, examining the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. Lecture focuses on topics of physiology/function, histology, and their relation to anatomical structure, while the lab focuses on descriptive anatomy. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL-110, or permission of instructor

BIOL-314 Human Physiology

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the physiology of the human body including the physiology of enzymes and membranes, tissue physiology (nervous, muscular), and a detailed survey of the physiology of the major organ systems. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL-111; or BIOL-110 and BIOL-305 Credit may not be received for both BIOL 311 and 314

Technical Standards Information

The Athletic Training Program at Bridgewater College is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The technical standards set forth by the Athletic Training Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program’s accrediting agency (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education [CAATE]). The following abilities and expectations must be met by all students admitted to the Athletic Training Program. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted into the program. Compliance with the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Program must demonstrate:

1. The mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts and problem solve to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm.

2. Sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and accurately, safely and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients.

3. The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment information effectively. Students must be able to understand and speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional behavior.

4. The ability to record the physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately.

5. The capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress.

6. The perseverance, diligence and commitment to complete the athletic training education program as outlined and sequenced.

7. Flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations.

8. Affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional education and quality patient care.

Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Program will be required to verify they understand and meet these technical standards or that they believe that, with certain accommodations, they will meet the standards.

The Bridgewater College Director of Academic Support and Disability Services will evaluate a student who believes he or she will require an accommodation(s) to the program’s technical standards; the director will determine whether (a) the student qualifies for the requested accommodation(s) under applicable laws, and (b) the student can meet the technical standards with reasonable accommodation(s). Requested accommodations will be reviewed to ensure clinician/patient safety or the educational process of the student or the institution, including all coursework, clinical experiences and immersions deemed essential to graduate would not be jeopardized.

If the student states he or she can meet the technical standards with accommodation, then the College will determine whether it agrees that the student can meet the technical standards with reasonable accommodation; this includes a review of whether the accommodations requested would jeopardize clinician/patient safety, or the educational process of the student or the institution, including all coursework, clinical experiences and internships deemed essential to graduation.

Additional Information for BSAT Students

• There are additional requirements for program progression and retention identified in the BSAT Student Handbook. Please contact the department of health and human sciences or the BSAT program director for a copy of this handbook. The BSAT Student Handbook is also publicly accessible online at: https://www.bridgewater.edu/academics/divisions/health-human-sciences/athletic-training-major. For students interested in completing the 3+2 accelerated Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program, please contact Dr. Chase Hale, LAT, ATC, at chale@bridgewater.edu or 540-828-5763 to ensure you are on-track for the program.

• BSAT students may be required to complete their clinical experiences during normal college breaks e.g., spring break, holidays.

• Additional fees for the BSAT program are announced in the BSAT Student Handbook and may include but are not limited to things such as the cost for books, laboratories, clinical expenses, certifications, background checks, and uniforms.

• BSAT students may be required to travel off-site for clinical experiences. Reliable transportation is required.

• Following successful completion of this program, a student will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination for credentialing as an athletic trainer.

Coaching Minor

Degree Type Offered: Minor

The coaching minor is designed to develop competent and reflective coaches who have the knowledge and skills consistent with National Standards for Sports Coaches. The coaching minor consists of 24 credit hours. The following courses are required:

ES-240 Introduction to Coaching

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the coaching profession. Examination of areas such as developing an athlete-centered philosophy, teaching positive values and facilitating social and emotional growth through sport, physical training basics, the role of nutrition in athletic performance, accurate information about drugs and supplements, effective communication skills and motivational techniques, organizing practices and creating practice plans, and generating program and coach evaluations.

ES-260 First Aid and Safety

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Fundamentals of administering first aid in all its aspects with attention to the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Emphasis on general safety procedures surrounding activities of school, college, and community environments.

ES-325 Principles of Health & Physical Fitness Assessment

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Practical experience in evaluation of physical fitness and its application to the implementation of safe and effective exercise training programs.

ES-345 Motor Behavior

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of human movement from the perspectives of motor learning, motor development and motor control. The basic psychological learning principles and theories apply to the acquisition of motor skills and factors which may influence skill learning are identified as is physical growth and development as related to motor performance across the lifespan.

ES-360 Organization and Administration of Health and Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of standards and policies in the organization, supervision and administration of health exercise science and athletics on all school levels and in all phases of the program.

ES-368W Psychological Principles in Physical Education and Sport

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to the role psychology plays in physical education and sport settings. Exploration of how psychological factors (e.g., personality, achievement motivation, anxiety) can influence participation in physical activity and motor performance, how the structure of sport and physical education programs influence psychological development, and how teaching mental skills (e.g., arousal regulation, goal setting, visualization) may enhance motor performance in physical education and sport. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; ENG 110 FILA general education: writing intensive

ES-380 Coaching Methods and Techniques

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The course introduces students to the fundamentals of teaching sport skills, how to organize and run effective practices, and basic strength and conditioning principles to effectively train student-athletes. Organizational methods, technological considerations, and administrative concerns are also included. Students will also learn the techniques and tactics from basic fundamentals to detailed strategies of a sport as well as gain practical experience with a sport coach. Prerequisite: ES-240

ES-382 Practicum in Coaching

Credits: 2 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Practicum experience within the field of coaching. Students will complete 100 hours of competency-based work in a coaching environment as well as reflect on their experiences as it relates to the knowledge and skill competencies of the National Standards for Sport Coaches. Prerequisites: ES-380 and junior standing or permission of instructor

ES activity course

This minor may be taken with any major, including health and physical education or health and exercise science.

Child Development Concentration

Degree Type Offered: Concentration

For students interested in working with children. Consists of 13 credit hours in the following courses:

ENG-345W Literature for Children

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Development and analysis of the major types of children's literature are addressed, including picture books, poetry, fables, folktales, fantasy, realism, and historical fiction. Students read and analyze classic examples of each type. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: literature and writing intensive

SPED-210 General Education Teachers and Special Needs Learners

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Theory and practice related to what general education teachers need to know as they work with learners who are provided special education services. Emphasis is on implementing IEPs, providing accommodation and differentiation, and collaborating /co-teaching with special educators. Prerequisite: EDUC-140 and EDUC-200 or permission of instructor

FCS-408X Parent and Child Relations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Overview of the process of parenting in diverse cultural and familial structures. Exploration of issues related to parenting at various stages of development, as well as formation of parenting goals and styles. Emphasis placed on parent-child interactions through the child rearing years. Provides an emphasis on evidence-based practices and evaluation of programming. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: experiential learning

FCS-345 Child Development

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examine issues related to physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development of the child from conception through early adolescence. Students will develop theoretical and practical knowledge of child development concepts. Provisions are made for observing and working with preschool children. Prerequisite: junior standing

Family Life Education Concentration

Degree Type Offered: Concentration

For students in any major wishing to work in a community setting as a family life educator. Consists of 15-16 credit hours distributed as follows:

FCS-408X Parent and Child Relations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Overview of the process of parenting in diverse cultural and familial structures. Exploration of issues related to parenting at various stages of development, as well as formation of parenting goals and styles. Emphasis placed on parent-child interactions through the child rearing years. Provides an emphasis on evidence-based practices and evaluation of programming. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: experiential learning

PSY-380 Human Sexuality

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Overview of the psychological, social and biological aspects of sexuality that will be of use for communicating with romantic partners, doctors and family members. Topics include: sexual anatomy and physiology, sexually transmitted diseases, methods of contraception, prenatal sexual differentiation, sex research, attraction and love, sexual orientation and sexual dysfunction, and sexual ethics. Prerequisites: PSY-101 or SOC-101 and junior or senior standing

FCS-440 Family Life Education Methodology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Critical examination of principles of the general philosophy and broad principles of family life education in conjunction with the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate such educational programs. An understanding of the character and quality of human social conduct, and the ability to critically examine ethical questions and issues as they relate to professional practice and community concerns and values.

Human Development and Family Science

Choose one course from the following :

FCS-345 Child Development

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examine issues related to physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development of the child from conception through early adolescence. Students will develop theoretical and practical knowledge of child development concepts. Provisions are made for observing and working with preschool children. Prerequisite: junior standing

FCS-319 Families and Individuals in Societal Contexts

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Students will examine family and interpersonal relationships from a variety of theoretical and conceptual frameworks to gain an understanding of the changes in society relative to marriage and family. Students will engage in critical examination of issues related to families, work, and their interrelationships. Using family science theories, students will consider the contextual factors that influence the family. Emphasis placed upon the reciprocal impacts of relationships within the family and a person's relationships to individuals and society. This course focuses on family as a basic social institution, the various theoretical perspectives on the family, and provides an overview of current social scientific research on the family. The history, structure, and functions of the family will be addressed as will topics such as dating, cohabitation, marriage, parenting, family violence, and divorce. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

FCS-430 Family Resource Management

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines issues related to management process and its significance on the quality of life experienced by families with consideration of values, goals, standards, decision making and allocation of resources. Topics include development and allocation of resources, social environment influences, life cycle and family structure influences and consumer issues and decisions. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing

FCS-347 Family Law and Public Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Students will develop an understanding of the legal issues, policies, and law influencing the well-being of families. Topics include family and the law relating to marriage, divorce, family support, child custody, child protection and rights, family planning, social services, education, the economy religion, and public policy as it affects the family, including tax, civil rights, social security, economic support laws, and regulations.

Interpersonal Relationships

Choose one course from the following :

COMM-327 Interpersonal Communication

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines issues related to communication within personal and professional relationships. Students will develop theoretical and practical understandings of verbal and nonverbal communication, the role of technology in interpersonal communication and how interpersonal communication functions to develop, negotiate, maintain and terminate relationships.

COMM-427 Communication in Romantic Relationships

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines issues and research related to communication in romantic relationships including serial arguments, conflict management, technology mediated communication, power dynamics, and post-dissolutional communication. Particular emphasis will be placed on examining the utility of popular press relationship advice by comparing and contrasting with empirical research. Offered alternate years

Gerontology Concentration

Degree Type Offered: Concentration

For students in any major wishing to work with the aging population. Consists of 9 credit hours including the following:

PSY-330 Memory and Cognition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Investigation of the major areas of cognitive psychology. Topics include perception and attention, representation of knowledge, models of memory, problem solving/reasoning, language and intelligence. Analysis of the validity and reliability of measuring cognitive processes occur through participation in hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Prerequisite: PSY-101 or permission of the instructor

FCS-312X Adult Development and Aging

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examine issues related to geriatrics with emphasis on issues including historical, cultural, biological, physiological, psychological, and social contexts. Opportunities for experiential learning in residential and intermediate facilities with appropriate agencies. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: experiential learning

SOC-366E Sociology of Birth and Death

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of how society supports, controls and constrains our arrival into and departure from the world, revealing the ways that events often assumed to be "natural" are in fact conditioned by social and cultural forces. Special emphasis on the communication of cultural norms regarding birth and death, the impact of advances in medicine and technology, and how birth and death become cultural metaphors for other social phenomena. The course includes an interfaith studies component focused on Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Native American death rituals. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, ENG-110, and SOC-101 FILA general education: ethical reasoning

Nutritional Science Concentration

Degree Type Offered: Concentration

A concentration in Nutritional Science provides depth to the studies of students interested in the basics of foods and current nutrition topics. Those interested in health and wellness community programs for employment or wanting a general knowledge of these areas will obtain this knowledge through this concentration. Consists of 9 credit hours including the following :

FCS-240 Foundations of Human Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Basic nutrition concepts, nutrition needs throughout the life cycle, and current nutrition issues.

FCS-307 Food Science & Safety

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Investigation of the scientific principles involved in basic cookery with emphasis on quality characteristics and product evaluation. Structure, composition and nutritive value of foods are studied, as well as food selection, storage, preparation, processing and meal management techniques. Food safety and an ecological approach to food selection and preparation is emphasized. Instruction requires two class meetings per week and one three-hour lab.

FCS-350 Life Cycle Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Nutritional needs throughout each phase of the life cycle are emphasized. Instructional delivery appropriate to each age group is stressed. Prerequisite: FCS-240

Nutritional Science majors cannot complete a concentration in Nutritional Science.

Endorsement in Family and Consumer Sciences (6-12)

Degree Type Offered: Teacher Licensure

Students majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences can be eligible for teacher licensure at the secondary level (6-12) by also completing the courses in the teacher education program.  As early as possible, contact Dr. Jenny Martin, coordinator for secondary education at jmartin@bridgewater.edu or 540-828-5662 for further information.

Endorsement in Health and Physical Education (PreK-12)

Degree Type Offered: Teacher Licensure

Requires the same education course sequence as for secondary licensure except EDUC-412. Also refer to the health and physical education major in the Department of Health and Human Sciences section of this catalog.

General Education Requirements

In addition to major offerings, the Department of Health and Human Sciences contributes to the College’s general education program. All students are required to develop skill in a physical activity by completing a one-credit activity course. No more than 4 credits in activity courses may be applied toward graduation.

Courses

ES-105 Wellness

Credits: 2 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the principles of wellness and encouraging the lifelong practice of wellness habits. Emphasis on personal assessment, behavioral change, information literacy and lifetime applications.

ES-120 Bowling

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

2020 Spring Semester: Begins 1-7-20; First Ten Weeks FILA general education: ES activity

ES-123 Ballet

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

2019 Fall Semester: Begins 8-27-19; First Ten Weeks FILA general education: ES activity

ES-126 Aerobic Dancing

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

2019 Fall Semester: Begins 10-1-19; Last Ten Weeks FILA general education: ES activity

ES-131 Lacrosse

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Women's Lacrosse is a non-contact field sport which uses sticks to carry and propel the ball. This course, intended for beginners, will introduce students to: 1) basic skills such as cradling, throwing and catching; 2) basic strategy; 3) game rules; and 4) the history, culture and development of the sport. This course is open to both men and women. All necessary playing and safety equipment will be provided. FILA general education: ES activity

ES-135 Golf

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

2020 Spring Semester: MW Begins 2-10-20; TR Begins 2-11-20; Last Ten Weeks FILA general education: ES activity

ES-141 Yoga

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An introduction to hatha yoga, a traditional system of exercise that combines concentration, relaxation, and mind-body integration with endurance, balance and flexibility. 2019 Fall Semester: Begins 8-29-18; First Ten Weeks 2019 Fall Semester: MW Begins 8-28-19; First Ten Weeks 2020 Spring Semester: MW Begins 2-10-20; TR Begins 2-11-20; Last Ten Weeks FILA general education: ES activity

ES-145 Handball-Racquetball

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

FILA general education: ES activity

ES-152 Snow Skiing

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

FILA general education: ES activity

ES-155 Snowboarding

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

FILA general education: ES activity

ES-162 Swimming

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

FILA general education: ES activity

ES-163 Aqua Aerobics

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

2019 Fall Semester: Begins 8-28-19; First Ten Weeks 2020 Spring Semester: Begins 1-6-20; First Ten Weeks FILA general education: ES activity

ES-165 Tennis

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

2019 Fall Semester: Begins 8-28-19; First Ten Weeks FILA general education: ES activity

ES-170 Introduction to Hiking

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Designed to help students learn about and participate in hiking to improve quality of life and promote lifelong physical fitness. This course delivers basic instruction of fundamental skills necessary for safe, low-impact hiking. This includes effective selection of clothing, routes, equipment, and nutrition. FILA general education: ES activity

ES-175 Conditioning and Weight Training

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

2019 Fall Semester: Begins 10-1-19; Last Ten Weeks 2020 Spring Semester: Begins 1-6-20; First Ten Weeks FILA general education: ES activity

ES-177 Fitness-Jogging

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

2019 Fall Semester: Section 01: Begins 8-27-19; First Ten Weeks Section 02: Begins 10-1-19; Last Ten Weeks 2020 Spring Semester: Begins 1-6-20; First Ten Weeks FILA general education: ES activity

ES-180 Exercise Exploration

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

2020 Spring Semester: Begins 1-7-20; First Ten Weeks FILA general education: ES activity

ES-185 Horseback Riding

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Horseback Riding Lessons. The course meets for the entire semester. Contact instructor for lesson times. FILA general education: ES activity

ES-186 Swordsmanship

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course introduces students to the use of the medieval longsword as taught by the German and Italian fechtmeister (fight or fencing masters) in the 14th and 15th centuries. Instruction will encompass fundamentals (stance, footwork, focus, initiative, etc.), principles of attack and defense and advanced techniques ("windings," close-quarter play, half-sword techniques). The chivalric attitudes of honor and courtesy will be emphasized in partner drills throughout the course. The evolution of swords and armor during that period will also be discussed. FILA general education: ES activity

ES-189 Ultimate Frisbee

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course will introduce students to Ultimate Frisbee, a growing sport that combines many aspects of football, soccer and basketball. Instruction will include rules of the game, development of individual skills (throwing, catching and defensive technique) and team strategy. Students will participate in small-scale drills that develop individual technique and team strategy, as well as team game play. FILA general education: ES activity 2019 Fall Semester: Begins 8-28-19; First Ten Weeks

ES-207 First Respondent First Aid and Emergency Care

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Emergency care training for those who are likely to be the first person responding to the scene of an accident, fire or medical emergency.

ES-210 Group Fitness Instruction

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Designed for students to learn and apply the practical skills of group fitness instruction. The coursework will be centered around the skills and abilities necessary to obtain an NCCA accredited group fitness certification and successfully lead group fitness classes.

ES-215 Research Methods

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to research process including formulating research questions, research methods, general statistical, evaluation, presentation, and research ethics. MATH-140 recommended but not required.

ES-225 Team Sports and Activities

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces students to the fundamental skills and concepts involved in team sports. Through a tactical games approach, students will develop skill technique and tactical awareness to successfully participate in a variety of team sports, including but not limited to basketball, soccer, and volleyball.

ES-230 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Exploration of contemporary issues in the field of health and exercise science including exposure to a variety of career opportunities, some of which include athletic training, exercise physiology, fitness, physical therapy, occupational therapy and recreation.

ES-235 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Survey exploration for freshman and sophomores interested in the Health and Physical Education major. Observational experiences in each level of physical education teaching. Concepts include philosophy of physical education, behavior management, establishing a positive learning environment, advocacy, and differentiating instruction. Two days each week in the classroom and three days each week in the field.

ES-240 Introduction to Coaching

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the coaching profession. Examination of areas such as developing an athlete-centered philosophy, teaching positive values and facilitating social and emotional growth through sport, physical training basics, the role of nutrition in athletic performance, accurate information about drugs and supplements, effective communication skills and motivational techniques, organizing practices and creating practice plans, and generating program and coach evaluations.

ES-249 Nutritional Concepts in Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Exploration of basic nutritional requirements for active individuals and the relationship of proper nutrition to increased health and human performance. Topics include how nutrients (e.g., carbohydrates, proteins) can influence exercise performance, appropriate ways to manage weight, and evaluation of the role of ergogenic aids in human performance.

ES-250 Emergency Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Survey course in athletic training. Introduces the student to prevention of injuries, emergency care, general medical conditions and administration.

ES-251 Basic Concepts in Athletic Training

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces the student to risk factors, prevention, etiology (anatomical, biomechanical and physiological mechanisms), recognition and treatment of recreational and competitive sports injuries. Prerequisites: ES-250 and BIOL-305 Corequisites: ES-320

ES-252 Clinical Affiliation I: Introduction to Athletic Training

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces the newly admitted athletic training student to the competencies and proficiencies related to the field of athletic training. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisites: ES-250 and admission to the Athletic Training Educational Program

ES-255 First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A first aid/CPR/AED course that provides basic and instructor level knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person. The course helps students recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The first aid/CPR/AED program in this course offer a variety of combination to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience.

ES-260 First Aid and Safety

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Fundamentals of administering first aid in all its aspects with attention to the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Emphasis on general safety procedures surrounding activities of school, college, and community environments.

ES-300X Personal and Community Health

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the multiple determinants of health and wellness from a personal and community perspective. Through service-based learning experiences, students critically analyze individual, social and environmental factors that influence health. This course requires students to spend time off-campus serving at community agencies in order to successfully fulfill course requirements. Prerequisites: ENG-110 and ES-230 or permission of the instructor FILA general education: experiential learning

ES-301 General Medical Conditions

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of general medical conditions of all body systems including causes of pathogen-related illnesses, chronic diseases, and other acute illnesses. The application of basic human anatomy is required for common medical condition screening, assessment, referral and treatment. Prerequisites: BIOL-305

ES-303 Topics and Concepts in School Health

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This is a survey course, which examines a variety of personal and community health and wellness topics. Students will gain the content knowledge and understanding of health topics and develop health literacy skills that will prepare them to teach school health aligned with the National Health Education Standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning.

ES-310 Lifetime Activities in Physical Education

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Performance and teaching techniques for gymnastics, rhythms, dance, cooperative activities, and outdoor education, with a focus on pedagogical issues. Prerequisite: ES-235 or permission of instructor

ES-318 Human Anatomy & Physiology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduction to human structures and physiological systems, which are fundamental to human activity. Systems covered include musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous with particular attention to the integration of function across systems. Students needing a laboratory-based course should take BIOL 305: Introduction to Human Anatomy and BIOL 314: Human Physiology as an alternative.

ES-320 Kinesiology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the function of the human musculoskeletal system. Selected musculoskeletal structures and their functions, as well as analysis of movements as they relate to physical activity, exercise and sport. Prerequisites: BIOL-305 or ES-318

ES-325 Principles of Health & Physical Fitness Assessment

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Practical experience in evaluation of physical fitness and its application to the implementation of safe and effective exercise training programs.

ES-329 Practicum in Health & Exercise Science

Credits: 2 Term Offered: All Terms

Practicum experience consistent with the career objectives of the student. One hundred hours of competency-based work in an environment relevant to the student's chosen career. Prerequisite: junior standing

ES-335 Physiology of Exercise

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Basic physiological concepts of the nervous, muscular and energy systems, including the effect of exercise on such functions as circulation, respiration and temperature regulation. Prerequisites: BIOL-305 or ES-318

ES-340 Teaching Methods for School Health

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Administration of school health and exercise science programs, including health instruction, environmental services and curriculum content. Methods and materials used in teaching health and exercise science as well as experiences in unit structure and application are covered. Prerequisites: ES-300X or ES-303

ES-342 Foundations of Strength & Conditioning

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Preparation in scientifically sound principles of conditioning in professional settings including in-depth study of strength training, speed development, cardiovascular training, flexibility training and exercise program design. Principles and concepts derived from physiology, psychology, anatomy and kinesiology are practically applied. Application of principles of training to all populations including those with special needs and athletes. Prerequisite: ES-320

ES-345 Motor Behavior

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of human movement from the perspectives of motor learning, motor development and motor control. The basic psychological learning principles and theories apply to the acquisition of motor skills and factors which may influence skill learning are identified as is physical growth and development as related to motor performance across the lifespan.

ES-350 Assessment and Technology in Secondary Physical Education

Credits: 2 Term Offered: Spring Only

Preparation for future health and physical education teachers to construct and identify various forms of authentic and traditional assessments in the secondary PE setting. Includes the use of technology to gather and record data, enhance learning and enhance personal productivity in the physical activity setting. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program Corequisite: ES-370

ES-351 Athletic Injury Evaluation

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of systemic evaluation techniques for injuries. The ability to recount, analyze and demonstrate an accurate systemic evaluation, suggest a physical dysfunction based on the analysis of the evaluation findings and plan a treatment approach based on the assessment is required for course completion. Prerequisites: ES-251 and BIOL-314 or permission of instructor

ES-352 Clinical Affiliation II: Lower Extremity

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Assessment of the competencies and proficiencies related to the evaluation and care of lower extremity injuries and illnesses. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisite: Satisfactory grade in ES-252

ES-353 Clinic Affiliation III: Upper Extremity

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Assessment of the competencies and proficiencies related to the evaluation and care of upper extremity injuries and illnesses. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisite: Satisfactory grade in ES-352

ES-354 Therapeutic Modalities

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the theoretical bases of treatment goals, appropriate therapeutic modality selection, application and assessment of the treatment response that is required for the successful integration of therapeutic modalities into the athletic training practice. Identification of theoretical foundations (physiology, physics and safety) for appropriate decision-making in the selection of the appropriate therapeutic modality, including appropriate psychomotor skills for pre-treatment assessment, treatment set-up, modality application, and assessment of treatment response and appropriate documentation. Prerequisite: ES-351 or permission of instructor

ES-355 Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Development of rehabilitation programs for individuals recovering from injury. Upon identification of theoretical and practical approach for the design of rehabilitation protocols and the use of available rehabilitation equipment including specific parameters for providing exercise and rehabilitation recommendations for people encountering special disease, illness or injury states. Prerequisite: ES-351 or permission of instructor

ES-357X Global Healthcare and Sport

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Comparison of the similarities and differences between varied World Health Organization ranked global healthcare systems. Emphasis will be placed on exploring delivery, financing, and effectiveness of services within various healthcare systems, with a special focus on sports medicine and related prevention and intervention resources for athletes. The class will travel to Portugal and Hungary for 14 days. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures and experiential learning

ES-360 Organization and Administration of Health and Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of standards and policies in the organization, supervision and administration of health exercise science and athletics on all school levels and in all phases of the program.

ES-362 Lifeguard Train

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

FILA general education: ES activity

ES-363 Lifeguard Instructor

Credits: 2 Term Offered: Fall Only

Training instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross (ARC) courses, and to review courses and challenges in: Lifeguard Training, Community Water Safety, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguarding Instructor Aide and Longfellow's Whales Tales. Prerequisites: ES-362 Offered alternate years

ES-366 Water Safety Instructor

Credits: 2 Term Offered: Fall Only

Training instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross (ARC) Swimming and Water Safety course in: Infant and Pre-school Aquatics Program, Levels I-VII of the Learn to Swim Program, Community Water Safety course, Water Safety Instructor Aide course, and Safety Training for Swim Coaches course (additional training required). Prerequisite: ES-362 Offered alternate years

ES-368W Psychological Principles in Physical Education and Sport

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to the role psychology plays in physical education and sport settings. Exploration of how psychological factors (e.g., personality, achievement motivation, anxiety) can influence participation in physical activity and motor performance, how the structure of sport and physical education programs influence psychological development, and how teaching mental skills (e.g., arousal regulation, goal setting, visualization) may enhance motor performance in physical education and sport. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; ENG 110 FILA general education: writing intensive

ES-370 Teaching Methods for Secondary Physical Education

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Preparation for the physical educator to teach lifetime physical activity at the secondary level. Curriculum development, unit and lesson planning, and effective instructional strategies and techniques will be explored and applied through peer teaching and practical field experience. Prerequisites: EDUC-215 and ES-235

ES-371 Teaching and Coaching Football

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Techniques of teaching and coaching popular sports from basic fundamentals to detailed strategies. Organizational methods and administrative concerns particular to the specific sport are included.

ES-372 Teaching and Coaching Track and Field

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Techniques of teaching and coaching popular sports from basic fundamentals to detailed strategies. Organizational methods and administrative concerns particular to the specific sport are included.

ES-373 Teaching and Coaching Basketball

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Techniques of teaching and coaching popular sports from basic fundamentals to detailed strategies. Organizational methods and administrative concerns particular to the specific sport are included.

ES-374 Teaching and Coaching Baseball and Softball

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Techniques of teaching and coaching popular sports from basic fundamentals to detailed strategies. Organizational methods and administrative concerns particular to the specific sport are included.

ES-375 Teaching and Coaching Tennis

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Techniques of teaching and coaching popular sports from basic fundamentals to detailed strategies. Organizational methods and administrative concerns particular to the specific sport are included.

ES-377 Teaching and Coaching Volleyball

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Techniques of teaching and coaching popular sports from basic fundamentals to detailed strategies. Organizational methods and administrative concerns particular to the specific sport are included.

ES-379 Teaching and Coaching Soccer

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Techniques of teaching and coaching popular sports from basic fundamentals to detailed strategies. Organizational methods and administrative concerns particular to the specific sport are included.

ES-380 Coaching Methods and Techniques

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The course introduces students to the fundamentals of teaching sport skills, how to organize and run effective practices, and basic strength and conditioning principles to effectively train student-athletes. Organizational methods, technological considerations, and administrative concerns are also included. Students will also learn the techniques and tactics from basic fundamentals to detailed strategies of a sport as well as gain practical experience with a sport coach. Prerequisite: ES-240

ES-382 Practicum in Coaching

Credits: 2 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Practicum experience within the field of coaching. Students will complete 100 hours of competency-based work in a coaching environment as well as reflect on their experiences as it relates to the knowledge and skill competencies of the National Standards for Sport Coaches. Prerequisites: ES-380 and junior standing or permission of instructor

ES-385 Adapted Physical Education and Recreation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the field of Adapted Physical Education. Exposure to recreational needs and capabilities of people with disabilities is provided. Practical experience in working with the special populations as well as orientation to wheelchair sports. Off campus laboratory experience required.

ES-401 Field Experience in Elementary Physical Education

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Twenty-hour field experience in local schools and preschool program. Reports, reflections and journal entries required. Students will gain experience in observations, assessment, and teaching in the PE setting. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program Corequisite: ES-426

ES-426 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment in Elementary Physical Education

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Preparation for future health and physical education teachers to apply principles of class management, assessment, unit and lesson planning and instructional techniques as part of a developmentally appropriate elementary physical education program. Peer teaching provides students with practical experience. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program Corequisites: EDUC-401

ES-427 Health Promotion and Wellness

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Development of community based intervention strategies to modify health risk behaviors, with emphasis on theoretical foundations, and comprehensive program planning strategies.

ES-428 Implementing Health Promotion Programs

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A public health approach to addressing individual and community health problems. Students will implement health promotion programs in different settings with groups and individuals. Students will develop leadership skills around health promotion concepts. A variety of intervention strategies will be examined with a focus on achieving health behavior changes in at-risk populations. Prerequisite: ES-427

ES-441 Foundations of Traffic Safety

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Summer

The first of two courses required by the Virginia Department of Education for an endorsement in driver education. Development of an understanding of the highway transportation system, the complexity of the driving task, factors contributing to the performance of highway users, and attitudes and skills necessary to develop competent drivers. Provides prospective teachers with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively deliver the course content as presented in the Administrative and Curriculum Guide for Driver Education in Virginia.

ES-445 Foundations of Methodologies of Classroom and In-Car Instruction

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Summer

The second of two courses required by the Commonwealth of Virginia for endorsement in driver education. Incorporation of current teaching methods and research in the field of driver education. Emphasis on organization and administration, classroom instruction, single car instruction, multiple-car range, simulation and evaluation. Emphasis on actual teaching skills including a minimum of 20 hours of actual behind-the-wheel, supervised teaching experience. Course content is consistent with the Administrative and Curriculum Guide for Driver Education in Virginia. Prerequisites: ES-441 and a valid driver's license

ES-450 Advanced Clinical Evaluation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of advanced evaluation skills enabling professionals to critically analyze injuries and their ensuing treatments. Prerequisite: ES-351

ES-451 Clinical Affiliation IV: Equipment Intensive

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Assessment of the competencies and proficiencies related to the application and care of protective medical devices and athletic equipment. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisite: Satisfactory grade in ES-353

ES-452 Clinical Affiliation V: General Medical

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Assessment of the competencies and proficiencies related to the evaluation and care of general medical conditions. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisite: Satisfactory grade in ES-451

ES-453 Counseling & Pharmacology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to the concepts of pharmacology and counseling as related to healthcare. Prerequisite: ES-450

ES-456 Management Concepts in Health Care

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Concepts of administration such as devising policy and procedures, record-keeping, budgeting, facility design, risk management and productivity standards for healthcare professionals. (Cross-listed AT-456)

ES-460 Senior Seminar

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Capstone experience integrating the core learned in major level courses through readings, class discussions and projects. Additionally, skill application occurs by completing 75 hours of competency-based work in an environment relevant to the discipline and reflecting upon this experience in light of their knowledge and skill development. Prerequisite: senior Health and Exercise Science major or permission of instructor

ES-467 Health & Exercise Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of the mental health benefits of exercise as well as motivational factors involved in exercise and the many variables that influence exercise behavior (e.g., stress, emotional states, anxiety and depression). Additionally, this course explores the psychological antecedents and consequences of injury and illness. (Cross-listed as AT-467)

ES-470 Cultural Competence & Ethics Healthcare

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course is a directed study of cultural and ethical issues associated with varied allied health professional's service delivery. The experience is designed to advance the student's knowledge in providing healthcare for diverse cultural groups within the United States healthcare system including discussions related to the following: communications, family roles, high risk behaviors, healthcare practices, spirituality, and death rituals. Concurrently, the class will provide insight into the formation and use of various allied healthcare professional organization's code of ethics.

ES-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

ES-490 Independent Study

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for no more than three independent studies or research projects.

ES-491 Research

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for not more than three independent studies or research projects.

ES-499 Honors Project

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

An honors project is one in which a student researches a subject, by examination of relevant literature or by experimentation or both; the student reports the results in an accurately documented and well-written paper or appropriate representation of the work. Whenever the study deals with the subject of an established course, the student is expected to go well beyond the usual work of the course in research and in assimilation of the results as revealed in the report. Juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or above may register for an honors project. One desiring to pursue an honors project must submit a written description of his or her proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. Upon the completion of the honors project, the student must present an oral defense of his or her project. The final grade must include a satisfactory performance on the oral defense, assessed by a three-faculty member team. The project advisor will authorize the make-up of the oral defense team and will assign the final grade on the project. The honors project title will be noted on the student's transcript. It is the student's responsibility to provide a copy of the written paper or appropriate representation of the work to the library in compliance with specifications approved by the Council on Education. The library director arranges for binding and storage.

FCS-110 Introduction to Family & Consumer Sciences Professions

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An introduction to the history of Family and Consumer Sciences with consideration of family strengths and weaknesses and internal dynamics of families. Emphasis placed on knowledge of the use of critical science and creative skills to address problems in diverse family community and work environments. Exploration of the field of Family and Consumer Sciences, career planning and knowledge of occupational skill development.

FCS-240 Foundations of Human Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Basic nutrition concepts, nutrition needs throughout the life cycle, and current nutrition issues.

FCS-250 International Foods & Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A look at the importance of food and nutrition in individual lives, communities and nations with emphasis on non-western and third world countries. It allows students to develop an understanding of food customs and the influence of culture and religion on food habits and health beliefs (ex. Edible/non-edible foods) while focusing on how these health beliefs and cultural influences impact one's actions and nutritional behaviors. Problems in nutrition as malnutrition and obesity along with food shortages/excesses and solutions currently being tried or projected through national, international and voluntary agencies are studied. Questions as to what one's health beliefs and cultural influences are and how these impact ones' actions are discussed. Laboratory experiences emphasize cultural influence on political, ethical, geographic, social and finally food choices. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

FCS-307 Food Science & Safety

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Investigation of the scientific principles involved in basic cookery with emphasis on quality characteristics and product evaluation. Structure, composition and nutritive value of foods are studied, as well as food selection, storage, preparation, processing and meal management techniques. Food safety and an ecological approach to food selection and preparation is emphasized. Instruction requires two class meetings per week and one three-hour lab.

FCS-312X Adult Development and Aging

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examine issues related to geriatrics with emphasis on issues including historical, cultural, biological, physiological, psychological, and social contexts. Opportunities for experiential learning in residential and intermediate facilities with appropriate agencies. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: experiential learning

FCS-319 Families and Individuals in Societal Contexts

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Students will examine family and interpersonal relationships from a variety of theoretical and conceptual frameworks to gain an understanding of the changes in society relative to marriage and family. Students will engage in critical examination of issues related to families, work, and their interrelationships. Using family science theories, students will consider the contextual factors that influence the family. Emphasis placed upon the reciprocal impacts of relationships within the family and a person's relationships to individuals and society. This course focuses on family as a basic social institution, the various theoretical perspectives on the family, and provides an overview of current social scientific research on the family. The history, structure, and functions of the family will be addressed as will topics such as dating, cohabitation, marriage, parenting, family violence, and divorce. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

FCS-321 Fundamentals of Housing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examine the management of the decision-making processes related to housing, furnishings, and equipment for individuals and families with attention given to special needs and the diversity of individuals.

FCS-324 20th Century Interiors

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

A survey of interiors from 1900 to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship of architecture and interior furnishings to the economic, political, religious, social and technical climate of the times. Offered on demand

FCS-340 Fashion, Apparel and Textiles

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Emphasis on factors influencing fashion including the sociological, psychological and physiological aspects of clothing and basic construction of clothing.

FCS-345 Child Development

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examine issues related to physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development of the child from conception through early adolescence. Students will develop theoretical and practical knowledge of child development concepts. Provisions are made for observing and working with preschool children. Prerequisite: junior standing

FCS-346 Adolescent Development

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Developmental changes of individuals in families throughout the adolescent years into emerging adulthood. Emphasis placed on knowledge of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of development.

FCS-347 Family Law and Public Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Students will develop an understanding of the legal issues, policies, and law influencing the well-being of families. Topics include family and the law relating to marriage, divorce, family support, child custody, child protection and rights, family planning, social services, education, the economy religion, and public policy as it affects the family, including tax, civil rights, social security, economic support laws, and regulations.

FCS-350 Life Cycle Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Nutritional needs throughout each phase of the life cycle are emphasized. Instructional delivery appropriate to each age group is stressed. Prerequisite: FCS-240

FCS-355 Sports Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A study of the effects of nutrition on the well being of the athlete and the relationship of good nutrition to optimum performance. Prerequisite: FCS-240

FCS-368W Sociology of the Family

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of the human family historically and comparatively in various cultures with major emphasis placed upon the modern American family. Included are such topics as the diversity of family structures, the social construction of emotions, gender expectations and roles, parenting, the life cycle, and family tensions. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, SOC-101 and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive (Cross-listed as SOC-368W)

FCS-408X Parent and Child Relations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Overview of the process of parenting in diverse cultural and familial structures. Exploration of issues related to parenting at various stages of development, as well as formation of parenting goals and styles. Emphasis placed on parent-child interactions through the child rearing years. Provides an emphasis on evidence-based practices and evaluation of programming. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: experiential learning

FCS-420 Occupation Program Management

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Instructional practice, management and evaluation appropriate for the secondary Family and Consumer Sciences classroom. Laws governing vocational education, its management and guidance and its relationship to state and national programs is considered. Emphasis on organizing and implementing a FCCLA program into classroom instruction. Offered alternate years

FCS-425 Family Economics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Principles of economic systems in relation to standards in selection of goods and services and sources of reliable consumer information. Prerequisites: ECON-200 or ECON-210 or permission of instructor

FCS-430 Family Resource Management

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines issues related to management process and its significance on the quality of life experienced by families with consideration of values, goals, standards, decision making and allocation of resources. Topics include development and allocation of resources, social environment influences, life cycle and family structure influences and consumer issues and decisions. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing

FCS-440 Family Life Education Methodology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Critical examination of principles of the general philosophy and broad principles of family life education in conjunction with the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate such educational programs. An understanding of the character and quality of human social conduct, and the ability to critically examine ethical questions and issues as they relate to professional practice and community concerns and values.

FCS-455 Therapeutic and Community Nutrition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Study of the health and nutritional concerns and needs of a community; the nutritional services available to the community; preventive nutrition practices; and the process involved in identifying, designing and implementing programs for the community. Additionally, Medical Nutrition Therapy and the Nutrition Care Process is learned and practiced for later development during a practicum or internship. This knowledge provides the student with the tools to practice nutrition medical charting in the clinical setting with the understanding of various diet therapies. Prerequisite: FCS-240

FCS-460 Professional Family and Consumer Sciences Practicum

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Field experiences in occupations related to Family and Consumer Sciences. Opportunities, qualifications, skills, and professional standards and ethics are studied. Two hours per week in class and a minimum of 100 (3 credits) or 200 (6 credits) hours of field experiences. Prerequisite: Senior standing

FCS-471 Senior Seminar

Credits: 2 Term Offered: Fall Only

This capstone course explores special topics in all family and consumer content areas. Special topics and problems are developed according to the individual's specialization and professional interests. Students synthesize research in a particular area of family and consumer sciences to complete a capstone research project.

FCS-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

FCS-490 Independent Study

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for no more than three independent studies or research projects.

FCS-491 Research

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for not more than three independent studies or research projects.

FCS-499 Honors Project

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

An honors project is one in which a student researches a subject, by examination of relevant literature or by experimentation or both; the student reports the results in an accurately documented and well-written paper or appropriate representation of the work. Whenever the study deals with the subject of an established course, the student is expected to go well beyond the usual work of the course in research and in assimilation of the results as revealed in the report. Juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or above may register for an honors project. One desiring to pursue an honors project must submit a written description of his or her proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. Upon the completion of the honors project, the student must present an oral defense of his or her project. The final grade must include a satisfactory performance on the oral defense, assessed by a three-faculty member team. The project advisor will authorize the make-up of the oral defense team and will assign the final grade on the project. The honors project title will be noted on the student's transcript. It is the student's responsibility to provide a copy of the written paper or appropriate representation of the work to the library in compliance with specifications approved by the Council on Education. The library director arranges for binding and storage.