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Department of Health Sciences

Dr. Stephen Stewart, Head

Phone: (540) 568-6510
E-mail: stewarsh@jmu.edu
Web site: www.healthsci.jmu.edu/


Professors
A. Bopp, P. Brevard, J. Hammond, R. Koslow, S. Stewart, J. Thompson, H. Travis, M. Wessel

Associate Professors
H. Amato, B. Chandler, J. Gloeckner, J. Loveland, J. Martino-McAllister, D. Sutton, T. Syre, D. Torisky, M. Warner, D. Wenos

Assistant Professors
P. Bailey, D. Cockley, J. Konin, S. Maiewski, M. Maloney, R. Prodoehl, T. Wagner

Instructors
G. Bee, T. Kuster, R. Stefancin, S. Summers

Adjunct Faculty
G. Brook, B. Brennan, A. Ellwood, J. Kleinschmidet, M. Slusher, M. Valente


Mission Statement
The purpose of the Department of Health Sciences is to contribute to the liberal education of all students and prepare students for professional careers in the health sciences and dietetics.


Goals
The goals of the Department of Health Sciences are to
  • Promote the health and well-being of the JMU community.
  • Support the general education program.
  • Educate health professionals.
  • Provide service to the community, the states, the region and the nation.
  • Conduct research in health care.


Career Opportunities
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Dietitian
  • Health Administrator
  • Health Assessment and Promotion Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Public Health Educator
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Professional



Co-curricular Activities and Organizations
  • American College of Healthcare Executives Student Association
  • American College of Health Care Administrators Student Chapter
  • Student Athletic Trainers Association
  • Eta Sigma Gamma (Health Sciences Honor Society)
  • JMU Dietetic Association
  • JMU Physician Assistant Student Society
  • JMU Student Occupational Therapy Association
  • Pre-OT Society
  • Pre-PT Society
Special Admission Requirements
Admission to JMU does not guarantee admission to the clinical portions of the athletic training program, the physician assistant program or the occupational therapy program.

Degree and Major Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
The B.S. degree with a major in health sciences consists of health and related science courses in addition to general education and B.S. requirements. For specialization in a professional area, concentrations are available in school health education, physician assistant, occupational therapy, public health education, health assessment and promotion, health services administration and athletic training.
Degree Requirements

Credit Hours
General Education1 41
Mathematics course (in addition to General Education courses) 3
Social science or natural science course(s) (in addition to General Education courses) 3-4
Major and concentration requirements (listed below) 72-77

120


1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major Requirements
Course requirements for the major differ based on the chosen concentration.

Concentrations

Athletic Training Concentration


Recommended Schedule for Majors
This concentration prepares students to become certified athletic trainers through the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification. Areas of study include injury prevention, emergency care, injury evaluation and rehabilitation of the physically active. The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(CAAHEP). This program is comprised of both academic and clinical requirements. It is not an open concentration; students are selected through a competitive admission process. Specific program requirements, including academic, clinical and technical standards may be found on the Athletic Training Curriculum Web site at www.jmu.edu/healthsci/at/at.htm. Additional information pertaining to admission and retention policies may also be found online or in the Athletic Training Curriculum Handbook, located in the CISAT Library and in the program director's office.
First Year Credit Hours
HTH 204. Emergency Health Care2 3
HTH 205. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries2 3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics1 3
General Education courses 18

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Second Year Credit Hours
BIO 270. Human Physiology1,2 4
BIO 290. Human Anatomy2 4
HTH 151. Foundations of the Health Sciences2 3
HTH 206. Advanced Athletic Training2,3 3
HTH 291. Pre-Professional Practicum in Athletic Training2 1
General Education courses 16

31

Third Year Credit Hours
HTH 304A. Upper Quarter Evaluation2,4 3
HTH 304B. Lower Quarter Evaluation2,3 3
HTH 305. Rehabilitation in Athletic Training (Upper)2,3 3
HTH 306. Therapeutic Modalities2,4 4
HTH 307. Field Applications in Athletic Training2,4 2
HTH 354. U.S. Health Care Systems2,3 3
HTH 355. AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases2,3 1
HTH 392. Level 2- Practicum in Athletic Training2,4 1
HTH 393. Level 3- Practicum in Athletic Training2,3 1
HTH 441. Rehabilitative Biomechanics2,3 3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness2 3
General Education courses 3

30

Fourth Year Credit Hours
HTH 376. Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers2,4 2
HTH 377. General Medicine in Athletic Training2,4 2
HTH 405. Rehabilitation in Athletic Training (Lower)2,4 3
HTH 406. Organization/Administration of Athletic Training2,3 3
HTH 450. Epidemiology2,3,4 3
HTH 458. Health Program Planning and Evaluation2 3
HTH 470. Clinical Techniques- Health Education Methods2,3 9
HTH 494. Level 4- Practicum in Athletic Training2,4 1
HTH 495. Level 5- Practicum in Athletic Training2,3 1
KIN 302. Physiology of Muscular Activity2 3
Elective 4
General Education courses 4

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1 BIO 270, CHEM 120 & MATH 220 may be met my choosing the correct cluster in General Education and be counted for both general education and the major. 2 Grade of "C" or better required. 3 Offered only in spring semester. 4 Offered only in fall semester.


Health Assessment and Promotion Concentration
This concentration prepares the student for entry-level positions in wellness, hospital and corporate-based health promotion programs. The student is trained to develop and implement comprehensive health promotion activities using health education, assessment techniques and fitness concepts. This concentration prepares students to enroll in the health/fitness instructor certification program sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Recommended Schedule for Majors
Evidence of CPR/first-aid certification must be presented for graduation.
First Year Credit Hours
CHEM 120. Concepts of Chemistry1 3
HTH 151. Foundations of the Health Sciences2 3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness 3
General Education courses 21

30

Second Year Credit Hours
BIO 270. Human Physiology1 4
BIO 290. Human Anatomy 4
CS 128. Information Presentation 3
HTH 205. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries2 3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics1 3
General Education courses 15

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Third Year Credit Hours
HTH 308 Therapeutic Assessment2,3 3
HTH 354. U. S. Health Care System2 3
HTH 389A. Practicum in Health Education2 3
HTH 451. Health Behavior Change2 3
NUTR 382. Sports Nutrition4 3
HTH 320. Statistical Methods for Health 3
Science Research (BS degree requirement) 3
General Education courses 4
Electives 9

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Fourth Year Credit Hours
HTH 441. Rehabilitative Biomechanics2 3
HTH 442. Chronic Disease2,4 3
HTH 450. Epidemiology2,3 9
HTH 454. Internship in Health Organizations2 3
HTH 458. Health Program Planning2 3
HTH 471. Health Aspects of Gerontology2,4 3
HTH 480. Health Assessment Techniques2,4 3
HTH 482. Advanced Health Assessment Techniques2,3 3
Elective 3

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1 BIO 270, CHEM 120 & MATH 220 may be met my choosing the correct cluster in General Education and be counted for both general education and the major. 2 Grade of "C" or better required. 3 Offered only in spring semester. 4 Offered only in fall semester.


Health Services Administration Concentration
This concentration prepares the student for entry level administrative positions, and staff positions requiring administrative skills, in various health settings including hospitals, managed care organizations, long term care programs and ambulatory care organizations. The student is prepared to plan, organize, direct and control health programs and/or facilities. The health services administration program is not an open concentration; students must meet specific criteria for admission to the program. The criteria are available from the program director. The health services administration program is approved as a Full Certified undergraduate program by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Specific program requirements and related information can be found on the Health Services Administration Program Web site at www.healthsci.jmu.edu/HSA/Index.html.

Recommended Schedule for Majors
No more than 30 hours may be taken in the College of Business.
First Year Credit Hours
HTH 151. Foundations of the Health Sciences1 3
General Education courses 28

31

Second Year Credit Hours
COB 218. Legal Environment of Business 3
COB 241. Financial Accounting 3
CS 128. Information PresentationECON 201. Principles of Economics (Micro) 3
HTH 354. U. S. Health Care System4 3
HTH 385. Seminar in Health Services Administration 1
General Education courses 12

28

Third Year Credit Hours
FIN 345. Managerial Finance 3
GERN 280. Social Gerontology 3
HTH 320. Statistical Methods for Health Science Research (B.S. degree requirement) 3
GPOSC 225. U.S. Government 4
HTH 358. Health Administration1,3 3
HTH 363. Health Economics3 3
HTH 365. Values in Health Care1 3
MGT 305. Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing 3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics 3

31

Fourth Year Credit Hours
HTH 450. Epidemiology1,2 3
HTH 454. Internship in Health Organizations5 3
HTH 458. Health Program Planning and Evaluation1 9
HTH 462. Managed Care3 3
HTH 464. Funding in Health Care1,2 3
Choose one of the following: 3
HTH 452. Hospital Organization and Administration 1,2
HTH 455. Long Term Care Organization and Administration 1,2
HTH 456. Ambulatory Care Services: Organization and Administration1
Program electives (selected from list of approved courses) 6
Electives 6

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1 Grade of "C" or better required. 2 Offered only in spring semester. 3 Offered only in fall semester. 4 Grade of "B" or better required. 5 Grade of "C" or better required in all HSA courses.


Health Studies Concentration
The Health Studies Concentration prepares students in one of the pre-professional programs (Option One: Pre-medical, Pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant and pre-veterinary), or in a general program of health science courses that prepares the student to enter graduate school (Option Two). Students in Option Two must complete a practicum and internship, or a directed study. In addition, students in Option Two must complete one of the minors as listed in the JMU Undergraduate Catalog.

Choose one of the following:
CHEM 120. Concepts of Chemistry + L
CHEM 131+L and CHEM 132 +L
BIO 270. Human Physiology
BIO 290. Human Anatomy
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness
HTH 100. Personal Wellness
HTH 151. Foundations of the Health Sciences
HTH 320. Statistical Methods for Health Sciences Research
HTH 354. U.S. Health Care System
HTH 408. Managing and Interpreting Health Research Information
HTH 450. Epidemiology
HTH 451. Health Behavior Change
Select four courses from the following:
HTH 204. Emergency Health Care
HTH 300. Medical Terminology
HTH 352. Environmental Health
HTH 370. Child and Adolescent Health
HTH 372. Human Sexuality
HTH 376. Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers
HTH 441. Rehabilitative Biomechanics
HTH 456. Ambulatory Care Services: Organization and Administration
HTH 471. Health Aspect of Gerontology

Option One

Select one pre-professional program from the following.
Pre-OT
Pre-PA
Pre-PT
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Veterinary

The courses required for these programs can be found on Page 89 in the current catalog listed under the Center for Prehealth Resources.

Option Two

JMU Minor plus Internship/Directed Study. Students in this track will have their directed studies/internship and advisement handled by faculty teaching in the Heath Studies Concentration.

Recommended Schedule for Majors
An approved minor is required with this program.
First Year Credit Hours
CHEM 120. Concepts of Chemistry1 3
HTH 204. Emergency Health2 3
General Education courses 24

30

Second Year Credit Hours
BIO 270. Human Physiology1 4
BIO 290. Human Anatomy 4
HTH 151. Foundations of the Health Sciences 3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics1 3
General Education courses 15
Elective 1

30

Third Year Credit Hours
HTH 320. Statistical Methods for Health Science Health 3
HTH 354. U. S. Health Care System 3
HTH 451. Health Behavior Change 3
Designated Electives 6
Electives 15

30

Fourth Year Credit Hours
BIO 280. Ornithology 4
HTH 450. Epidemiology3 3
HTH 458. Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3
Designated Electives 6
Electives 14

30

1 BIO 270, CHEM 120 & MATH 220 may be met by choosing the correct cluster in General Education and be counted for both general education and the major. 2 Or current card equivalent to American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies Course and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider. 3 Offered only in spring semester.



The following are designated electives. Students take four of the following six courses for a total of 12 hours:

HTH 352. Environmental Health
HTH 370. Child and Adolescent Health
HTH 372. Human Sexuality
HTH 378. The Use and Effects of Drugs
HTH 471. Health Aspects of Gerontology
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness

A suggested elective for those needing to increase presentation skills is CS 128, Information Presentation, 3 credits. This course is an elective that does not count toward core courses or designated electives.


Occupational Therapy Concentration
This concentration will prepare the student for clinical positions in a variety of different practice areas. The professional program will involve approximately two years of study for students who have met the prerequisite requirements and have been admitted to the program. Admission will be limited and competitive. Students will be selected through a supplementary admission process. Admission to JMU does not guarantee admission to the program.

The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association, located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. ACOTE’s phone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. With full accreditation, graduates are able to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

Students interested in the JMU Occupational Therapy Program: PLEASE NOTE
1. Effective January 1, 2007, all occupational therapy programs will only be accredited at the post-baccalaureate degree level. The JMU Occupational Therapy Program is in the process of developing a post-baccalaureate degree program for future implementation. For further information on pre-admission requirements, contact (540) 568-8170 or (540) 568-2399.
2. A prior felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
3. Level Two Fieldwork must be completed within 24 months of completion of didactic course work.

Recommended Schedule for Majors
The freshmen and sophomore years will consist of general education requirements and the following prerequisites.

BIO 270. Human Physiology 1
BIO 290. Human Anatomy
CHEM 120 and 120L. Concepts of Chemistry 1
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics 1
PHYS 140 and 140L. College Physics plus lab OR
PHYS 125. Principles of Physics with Biological Applications OR
HTH 441. Rehabilitative Biomechanics
GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 1
PSYC 250. Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (non PSYC majors)

Additional prerequisite requirements
  • A minimum of 61 earned credit hours accepted by JMU.
  • Completion of JMU General Education requirements.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.8.
  • Declaration of Health Sciences as a major.
  • A minimum of 40 hours of volunteer experience in a health services area (preferably in OT).
  • Math elective (to satisfy B.S. degree requirement).
  • Submit an autobiography/professional aspirations statement of up to 1500 words.
  • Provide evidence of membership in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and a state Occupational Therapy Association of the student’s choice.
  • Submit two references from a registered occupational therapist and current or former employer.
Junior Year Credit Hours
BIO 414. Clinical Anatomy for Occupational Therapy 3
HTH 330. Theories and Principles in Occupational Therapy 2
HTH 332. Analysis of Therapeutic Process and Interaction 1
HTH 408. Managing and Interpreting Health Research Information 2
HTH 336. Development, Performance and Intervention I 3
HTH 338. Analysis and Application of Therapeutic Media and Technology 2
HTH 340. Perspectives in Motor Function 2
HTH 342. Seminar in School Based Practice 2
HTH 344. Functional Neuroscience 2
HTH 346. Level One Fieldwork I 1
HTH 430. Development, Performance and Intervention II 4
HTH 432. Health, Wellness and Alternative Therapeutic Approaches 2
HTH 434. Level One Fieldwork II 1
HTH 436. Seminar in Community Based Practice 3
HTH 438. Administrative Functions in Occupational Therapy 2

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Senior Year Credit Hours
HTH 354. U.S. Health Care System 3
HTH 440. Preaffiliation Seminar 4
HTH 444. Level Two Fieldwork I 8
HTH 446. Level Two Fieldwork II 8
HTH 448. Postaffiliation Seminar 4

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Physician Assistant Concentration
The physician assistant concentration within the health sciences major is no longer available as an undergraduate degree. The physician assistant program is now being offered as a masters degree program.

Public Health Education Concentration
This concentration prepares the student for entry-level health education positions or health-related positions in official and voluntary health agencies such as the Cancer Society, Heart Association and Lung Association. This program is approved by the Society for Public Health Education and the American Association for Health Education.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First Year Credit Hours
CHEM 120. Concepts of Chemistry1 3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness 3
General Education courses and electives 24

30

Second Year Credit Hours
BIO 270. Human Physiology1 3
BIO 280. Allied Health Microbiology 4
HTH 151. Foundations of the Health Sciences 3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics1 3
TSC 210. Introduction to Technical and Scientific Communication 3
General Education courses 12

31

Third Year Credit Hours
HTH 352. Environmental Health2 3
HTH 370. Child and Adolescent Health 3
HTH 372. Human Sexuality 3
HTH 378. The Use and Effects of Drugs 3
HTH 354. U.S. Health Care System 3
HTH 320. Statistical Methods for Health Science Research 3
General Education courses 7

30

In order to graduate in May of the senior year, a student must save HTH 450, HTH 470 and HTH 451 to be taken the third block of the senior year. The internship, HTH 454, is then taken the fourth block. The internship is full-time supervised work at a professional site for eight weeks; thus, semester long courses cannot be taken the spring semester of the senior year.

Students who need additional courses must complete their internship during May-June after their senior year.

Fall Semeste Credit Hours
HTH 471. Health Aspects of Gerontology 3
HTH 458. Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3

18

Spring Semester Credit Hours
Third Block 3
HTH 450. Epidemiology 3
HTH 470. Clinical Techniques – Health Education Methods 3
HTH 451. Strategies for Health Change 3
Fourth Block 3
HTH 454. Internship in Health Organizations 3

12

1 BIO 270, CHEM 120 & MATH 220 may be met my choosing the correct cluster in General Education and be counted for both general education and the major. 2 Offered only in fall semester.

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
The major in dietetics prepares the student as a generalist in dietetics. The dietetics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, the accrediting agency for The American Dietetic Association.

The program in dietetics gives the student a wide view of dietetic careers including clinical dietetics, administrative dietetics, community dietetics, education and research. Following the completion of the program in dietetics, students should plan to meet the experience requirements for registered dietitian status by completing a dietetic internship (DI). The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at James Madison University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of The American Dietetic Association, 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-4876.

Receiving Verification Statement
In order to receive a signed Verification Statement from James Madison University, a student must have documentation of the following
  • completion of all DPD courses required at JMU, with a C or higher in all nutrition classes and an average GPA of at least 2.5 in all DPD classes.
  • final transcript verifying all grades and degree confirmation

    As soon as the final transcript is received, the student will be given four copies of the signed Verification Statement, which is necessary before beginning a dietetic internship.


    Meeting the Didactic Program in Dietetics
    Any student wishing to complete the DPD at James Madison University must be enrolled in either the B.S. program in Dietetics or in the M.S. program in Health Sciences with a concentration in Dietetics or Nutrition and Physical Activity. In order to receive a signed Verification Statement from JMU, students must take a minimum of NUTR 482, Nutrition and Metabolism; NUTR 484, Clinical Nutrition II; NUTR 446, Experimental Foods; NUTR 363, Quantity Food Production; NUTR 460, Computer Systems for Foods and Nutrition; and NUTR 490, Field Experience Practicum on campus at James Madison University.

    Students interested in any of the above programs should contact the Department of Health Sciences.

    First Year Credit Hours
    CHEM 120 and 120L. Concepts of Chemistry with laboratory3 4
    NUTR 140. Contemporary Foods 3
    NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness 3
    NUTR 295. Foundations of Nutrition Practice1 2
    Math course (B.S. degree requirement) 3
    General Education courses 18

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    Second Year Credit Hours
    CHEM 221-221L. Concepts of Organic Chemistry with laboratory2 4
    CHEM 222-222L. Concepts of Biochemistry with Laboratory1 4
    MATH 220. Elementary Statistics3 3
    NUTR 385. Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle2 3
    NUTR 386. Community Nutrition1 3
    GPSYC 101. General Psychology3 3
    GPOSC. U.S. Government3 4
    General Education courses 9

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    Required Course Credit Hours
    BIO 270. Human Physiology3 4
    BIO 290. Human Anatomy 4
    MGT 305. Management and Organizational Behavior 3
    NUTR 362. Food Service Systems1 3
    NUTR 363. Quantity Food Production 3
    NUTR 380. Global Nutrition 3
    NUTR 384. Clinical Nutrition I1 3
    NUTR 395. Introduction to Patient Care in Dietetics2 2
    Elective 3

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    Fourth Year Credit Hours
    BIO 280. Allied Health Microbiology 4
    NUTR 360. Health Care Food Service Management2 3
    NUTR 446. Experimental Foods2 3
    NUTR 460. Computer Systems for Foods and Nutrition1 3
    NUTR 482. Nutrition and Metabolism2 3
    NUTR 484. Clinical Nutrition II1 3
    NUTR 490. Field Experience Practicum 4 3
    NUTR 495. Senior Seminar in Dietetics2 2
    Elective 2

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    1 Offered only in spring semester. 2 Offered only in fall semester. 3 These courses may count for both General Education and the major depending on General Education package choice. 4 Field Experience Practicum should be completed during summer between junior and senior years.


    Physical and Health Education Teacher Education Concentration
    The faculty from the departments of Health Sciences and Kinesiology and Recreation Studies jointly offers the Physical and Health Education Teacher Education program. This 5-year program culminates in a Masters of Art in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree and is housed in the department of Kinesiology and Recreation Studies Refer to the School of Kinesiology and Recreations Studies for information.

    Minor Requirements
    The following minor programs are available to all students and may be combined with any teaching or non-teaching major in the university. Students desiring assistance in planning their programs should contact the head of the Department of Health Sciences.

    Health Information Systems Minor
    The Department of Health Sciences and the Department of Computer Science offer health information systems as an interdisciplinary program. The program is intended to provide students with specialized skills in computer applications in health care. For a full description of this program, see "Interdisciplinary Programs."

    Nutrition Minor
    The department offers a minor in nutrition for students who are interested in the study of nutrition to enhance their major program of study or for their own personal use. The minor consists of 18 hours. Check course listings for prerequisites. A meeting with the minor adviser is mandatory.

    Fourth Year Credit Hours
    NUTR 140. Contemporary Foods 3
    NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness 3
    NUTR 385. Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle1 3
    300- or 400-level courses selected with approval of the minor adviser 9

    18

    1 Offered only in the fall semester.

    Public Health Minor
    The public health minor consists of 21 hours including:

    Fourth Year Credit Hours
    HTH 354. U. S. Health Care System 3
    HTH 450. Epidemiology/td> 3
    HTH 451. Health Behavior Change 3
    Health courses selected with the approval of the minor adviser 12

    21


    The following health courses may not count toward the minor.
    HTH 205. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
    HTH 206. Advanced Athletic Training
    HTH 304 A. Upper Quarter Evaluation
    HTH 305. Rehabilitation in Athletic Training (Upper)
    HTH 306. Therapeutic Modalities
    HTH 307. Field Applications in Athletic Training
    HTH 376. Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers
    HTH 377. General Medicine in Athletic Training


    Substance Abuse Intervention Minor
    The interdisciplinary substance abuse intervention minor prepares the student to understand the impacting forces on the abusing individual, help the individual seek aid as appropriate, and assist communities in developing a comprehensive prevention program. For a full description of this program, see "Interdisciplinary Programs."

    Credit by Examination
    The Department of Health Sciences offers credit by examination for many of the courses taught in the department. Students who want permission to take an examination must apply to the department head during the regular registration period. Students will receive details regarding approval and examination dates after they apply. Examinations will be given only in courses offered during the semester.



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