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Majors

Family and Consumer Sciences Major

Health and Exercise Science Major

Health and Physical Education Major

Nutritional Science 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 18-19 credits from one of the two tracks (Human Development and Family Studies or Family and Consumer Sciences Education). Consists of 39-40 credit hours distributed as follows:

Core Courses

(21 Credits)

FCS-110 Introduction to Family & Consumer Sciences Professions

FCS-319 Families and Individuals in Societal Contexts

FCS-345 Child Development

FCS-346 Adolescent Development

FCS-408X Parent and Child Relations

FCS-430 Family Resource Management

FCS-471 Senior Seminar

Track 1-Human Development and Family Studies

(18 Credits)

ES-215 Research Methods

FCS-312X Adult Development and Aging

FCS-347 Family Law and Public Policy

FCS-440 Family Life Education Methodology

SOC-333 Racial and Ethnic Studies

-or-

SOC-232 Campus Identities

-or-

COMM-334 Intercultural Communication

One additional FCS course based on career goals

Track 2-Family and Consumer Sciences Education

(19 Credits)

FCS-240 Foundations of Human Nutrition

FCS-307 Food Science & Safety

FCS-321 Fundamentals of Housing

FCS-340 Fashion, Apparel and Textiles

FCS-420 Occupation Program Management

FCS-425 Family Economics

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

ES-230 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science

ES-249 Nutritional Concepts in Exercise Science

BIOL-305 Introduction to Human Anatomy

BIOL-314 Human Physiology

ES-300X Personal and Community Health

ES-320 Kinesiology

ES-335 Physiology of Exercise

ES-456 Management Concepts in Health Care

-or-

AT-556 Management Concepts in Health Care

-or-

ES-360 Organization and Administration of Health and Exercise Science

ES-467 Health & Exercise Psychology

-or-

AT-567 Health & Exercise Psychology

ES-460 Senior Seminar

-or-

AT-560 Athletic Training Seminar I

An additional 12 credits from the following :

AT-501 Anatomy for Healthcare Professionals I

BUS-120 Survey of Business

BUS-310 Principles of Marketing

CHEM-250 Fundamental Organic Chemistry

COMM-447 Science, Environment, and Health Communication

ES-215 Research Methods

ES-255 First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

-or-

ES-260 First Aid and Safety

ES-325 Principles of Health & Physical Fitness Assessment

ES-340 Teaching Methods for School Health

ES-342 Foundations of Strength & Conditioning

ES-345 Motor Behavior

ES-354 Therapeutic Modalities

ES-355 Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation

ES-385 Adapted Physical Education and Recreation

ES-427 Health Promotion and Wellness

ES-428 Implementing Health Promotion Programs

ES-491 Research

-or-

ES-499 Honors Project

FCS-240 Foundations of Human Nutrition

FCS-312X Adult Development and Aging

FCS-355 Sports Nutrition

MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics

PHIL-320E Professional Ethics

-or-

PHIL-235E Bioethics

PSY-310 Abnormal Psychology

PSY-370 Developmental Psychology

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

ES-225 Team Sports and Activities

ES-249 Nutritional Concepts in Exercise Science

ES-303 Topics and Concepts in School Health

ES-310 Lifetime Activities in Physical Education

ES-318 Human Anatomy & Physiology

ES-320 Kinesiology

ES-335 Physiology of Exercise

ES-340 Teaching Methods for School Health

ES-345 Motor Behavior

ES-350 Assessment and Technology in Secondary Physical Education

ES-368W Psychological Principles in Physical Education and Sport

ES-370 Teaching Methods for Secondary Physical Education

ES-385 Adapted Physical Education and Recreation

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

ES-401 Field Experience in Elementary Physical Education

ES-427 Health Promotion and Wellness

ES-135 Golf

ES-165 Tennis

ES-175 Conditioning and Weight Training

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

EDUC-140 Introduction to Teaching

EDUC-200 Educational Psychology

EDUC-215 Diversity in the Classroom

EDUC-334 Literacy in the Context Area

EDUC-372E Classroom Management, Secondary

EDUC-380X Practicum in Current Teaching Techniques

EDUC-452 Seminar in Educational Practices, Secondary

EDUC-470 Professional Student Teaching

*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 46 credit hours in the following courses:

BIOL-110 Principles of Biology I

BIOL-305 Introduction to Human Anatomy

BIOL-314 Human Physiology

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

CHEM-162 General Chemistry II

CHEM-250 Fundamental Organic Chemistry

ES-427 Health Promotion and Wellness

FCS-240 Foundations of Human Nutrition

FCS-307 Food Science & Safety

FCS-350 Life Cycle Nutrition

FCS-355 Sports Nutrition

FCS-455X Therapeutic and Community Nutrition

SOC-451 Counseling and Personal Development

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

ES-260 First Aid and Safety

ES-325 Principles of Health & Physical Fitness Assessment

ES-345 Motor Behavior

ES-360 Organization and Administration of Health and Exercise Science

ES-368W Psychological Principles in Physical Education and Sport

ES-380 Coaching Methods and Techniques

ES-382 Practicum in Coaching

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

SPED-210 General Education Teachers and Special Needs Learners

FCS-408X Parent and Child Relations

FCS-345 Child Development

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

FCS-440 Family Life Education Methodology

PSY-380 Human Sexuality

Human Development and Family Science

Choose one course from the following :

FCS-345 Child Development

FCS-319 Families and Individuals in Societal Contexts

FCS-430 Family Resource Management

FCS-347 Family Law and Public Policy

Interpersonal Relationships

Choose one course from the following :

COMM-327 Interpersonal Communication

COMM-427 Communication in Romantic Relationships

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

FCS-312X Adult Development and Aging

SOC-366E Sociology of Birth and Death

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 10 credit hours including the following:

FCS-240 Foundations of Human Nutrition

FCS-307 Food Science & Safety

FCS-350 Life Cycle Nutrition

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 jmmartin@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

ES-120 Bowling

ES-123 Ballet

ES-126 Aerobic Dancing

ES-131 Lacrosse

ES-135 Golf

ES-141 Yoga

ES-145 Handball-Racquetball

ES-152 Snow Skiing

ES-155 Snowboarding

ES-162 Swimming

ES-163 Aqua Aerobics

ES-165 Tennis

ES-170 Introduction to Hiking

ES-175 Conditioning and Weight Training

ES-177 Fitness-Jogging

ES-180 Exercise Exploration

ES-185 Horseback Riding

ES-186 Swordsmanship

ES-189 Ultimate Frisbee

ES-207 First Respondent First Aid and Emergency Care

ES-210 Group Fitness Instruction

ES-215 Research Methods

ES-225 Team Sports and Activities

ES-230 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science

ES-235 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education

ES-240 Introduction to Coaching

ES-249 Nutritional Concepts in Exercise Science

ES-250 Emergency Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

ES-251 Basic Concepts in Athletic Training

ES-252 Clinical Affiliation I: Introduction to Athletic Training

ES-255 First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

ES-260 First Aid and Safety

ES-300X Personal and Community Health

ES-301 General Medical Conditions

ES-303 Topics and Concepts in School Health

ES-310 Lifetime Activities in Physical Education

ES-318 Human Anatomy & Physiology

ES-320 Kinesiology

ES-325 Principles of Health & Physical Fitness Assessment

ES-329 Practicum in Health & Exercise Science

ES-335 Physiology of Exercise

ES-340 Teaching Methods for School Health

ES-342 Foundations of Strength & Conditioning

ES-345 Motor Behavior

ES-350 Assessment and Technology in Secondary Physical Education

ES-351 Athletic Injury Evaluation

ES-352 Clinical Affiliation II: Lower Extremity

ES-353 Clinic Affiliation III: Upper Extremity

ES-354 Therapeutic Modalities

ES-355 Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation

ES-357X Global Healthcare and Sport

ES-360 Organization and Administration of Health and Exercise Science

ES-362 Lifeguard Train

ES-363 Lifeguard Instructor

ES-366 Water Safety Instructor

ES-368W Psychological Principles in Physical Education and Sport

ES-370 Teaching Methods for Secondary Physical Education

ES-371 Teaching and Coaching Football

ES-372 Teaching and Coaching Track and Field

ES-373 Teaching and Coaching Basketball

ES-374 Teaching and Coaching Baseball and Softball

ES-375 Teaching and Coaching Tennis

ES-377 Teaching and Coaching Volleyball

ES-379 Teaching and Coaching Soccer

ES-380 Coaching Methods and Techniques

ES-382 Practicum in Coaching

ES-385 Adapted Physical Education and Recreation

ES-401 Field Experience in Elementary Physical Education

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

ES-427 Health Promotion and Wellness

ES-428 Implementing Health Promotion Programs

ES-441 Foundations of Traffic Safety

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

ES-450 Advanced Clinical Evaluation

ES-451 Clinical Affiliation IV: Equipment Intensive

ES-452 Clinical Affiliation V: General Medical

ES-453 Counseling & Pharmacology

ES-456 Management Concepts in Health Care

ES-460 Senior Seminar

ES-467 Health & Exercise Psychology

ES-470 Cultural Competence & Ethics Healthcare

ES-480X Internship

ES-490 Independent Study

ES-491 Research

ES-499 Honors Project

FCS-110 Introduction to Family & Consumer Sciences Professions

FCS-240 Foundations of Human Nutrition

FCS-250 International Foods & Nutrition

FCS-307 Food Science & Safety

FCS-312X Adult Development and Aging

FCS-319 Families and Individuals in Societal Contexts

FCS-321 Fundamentals of Housing

FCS-324 20th Century Interiors

FCS-340 Fashion, Apparel and Textiles

FCS-345 Child Development

FCS-346 Adolescent Development

FCS-347 Family Law and Public Policy

FCS-350 Life Cycle Nutrition

FCS-355 Sports Nutrition

FCS-368W Sociology of the Family

FCS-408X Parent and Child Relations

FCS-420 Occupation Program Management

FCS-425 Family Economics

FCS-430 Family Resource Management

FCS-440 Family Life Education Methodology

FCS-455X Therapeutic and Community Nutrition

FCS-460 Professional Family and Consumer Sciences Practicum

FCS-471 Senior Seminar

FCS-480X Internship

FCS-490 Independent Study

FCS-491 Research

FCS-499 Honors Project