2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

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

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

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 Cultural Studies

-or-

COMM-334 Intercultural Communication

One additional FCS course based on career goals

Track 2-Family and Consumer Sciences Education

(18 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, 372, 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-300WX Personal and Community Health

ES-320 Kinesiology

ES-335 Physiology of Exercise

ES/AT-456 Management Concepts in Health Care

-or-

ES-360 Organization and Administration of Health and Exercise Science

ES/AT-467 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-165 Tennis

ES-135 Golf

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-372 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 48 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-300WX Personal and Community Health

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-455 Therapeutic and Community Nutrition

SOC-451 Counseling and Personal Development

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 publically 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

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-301 General Medical Conditions

ES-320 Kinesiology

ES-335 Physiology of Exercise

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-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

BIOL-110 Principles of Biology I

BIOL-305 Introduction to Human Anatomy

BIOL-314 Human Physiology

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 services will evaluate a student who states he or she could meet the program’s technical standards with accommodation and confirm that the stated condition qualifies as a disability under applicable laws.

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.

• 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

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

PSY-380 Human Sexuality

FCS-440 Family Life Education Methodology

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 have the knowledge and experiential learning in these areas from this concentration. Consists of 9 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.

Courses

AT-456 Management Concepts in Health Care

AT-467 Health & Exercise Psychology

AT-501 Anatomy for Healthcare Professionals I

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-300WX 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-357 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-480 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-455 Therapeutic and Community Nutrition

FCS-460 Professional Family and Consumer Sciences Practicum

FCS-471 Senior Seminar

FCS-480 Internship

FCS-490 Independent Study

FCS-491 Research

FCS-499 Honors Project