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Department of Health Sciences

Mission Statement


Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Goals
Career Opportunities


Bachelor of Science in Health
     Services Administration

Co-curricular Activities and
     Organizations
Special Admission Requirements


Bachelor of Science in Health
     Sciences
Master Level Degrees

Degree and Major Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Athletic
     Training


Physical and Health Education
     Teacher Education Certification
Minor Requirements


Credit by Examination


Dr. Robert Koslow, Head

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

Professors

H. Amato, A. Bopp, P. Brevard, J. Hammond, R. Koslow, S. Stewart, J. Thompson, D. Wenos, M. Wessel

Associate Professors

B. Chandler, D. Cockley, J. Gloeckner, D. Knitter, J. Konin, J. Loveland, J. Martino-McAllister, D. Sutton, T. Syre, D. Torisky, T. Wagner, M. Warner

Assistant Professors

P. Bailey, C. Cadieux, S. Chisolm, A. Kent, S. Knickrehm, K. Lewis, S. Maiewski, M. Maloney, C. Peterson, R. Prodoehl, T. Sabato, J. Wenos

Instructors

S. Cook, S. Hudy, J. Kaltenborn, T. Kuster, B. McSorley, S. Summers, G. Tessier

Adjunct Faculty

B. Brennan, G. Brook, A. DePoy, T. Gentry, J. Kleinschmidt, M. Laub, M. Lovinger, P. Martin, T. Miller, E. Richardson, M. Slusher, J. Smith, 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 for entry into professional programs.


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, disseminate, and publish research in health care

Career Opportunities

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Dietitian
  • Health Administrator
  • Health Assessment and Promotion Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist (Graduate Program)
  • Physician Assistant (Graduate Program)
  • 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
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • 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 Health Services Administration program, or the Occupational Studies program.

Degree and Major Requirements

The Department of Health Sciences offers the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in:
    • Health Assessment and Promotion
    • Health Studies
    • Occupational Studies
    • Public Health Education

The Physician Assistant program and the Occupational Therapy program are available at the Masters degree level.


Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

This major 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 Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This program is comprised of both academic and clinical requirements. It is not an open major; 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 http://www.jmu.edu/healthsci/at/. 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 directors’ office.

Degree Requirements

General Education1

41

Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education)

3

Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education)

3-4

Major and elective requirements (listed below)

63-72


 

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.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First year

Credit Hours

ATEP 205. Introduction to Athletic Training 2

3

MATH 220. Elementary Statistics1

3

Electives

6

General Education courses

18


30

Second Year

Credit Hours

BIO 270. Human Physiology 1

4

BIO 290. Human Anatomy 2

4

ATEP 206. Recognition and Management of Athletic Injuries 2,5

3

ATEP 291. Pre-Professional Practicum in Athletic Training 2,3

1

Electives

1

General Education courses

16


29



Third Year

Credit Hours

ATEP 304A. Upper Quarter Evaluation 2,4

3

ATEP 304B. Lower Quarter Evaluation 2,3

3

ATEP 305. Rehabilitation in Athletic Training (Upper) 2,3

3

ATEP 306. Therapeutic Modalities 2,4

4

ATEP 307. Field Application in Athletic Training 2,4

2

ATEP 350 Measurement and Testing in Athletic Training 2,4

2

ATEP 355. Infectious Disease Control2,3

1

ATEP 392. Level II Practicum in Athletic Training 2,4

2

ATEP 393. Level III Practicum in Athletic Training 2,3

2

ATEP 377. General Medicine in Athletic Training 2,3

2

HTH 354. U.S. Health Care Systems 2

3

HTH 441. Rehabilitative Biomechanics 2

3

NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness 2

3


 

33



Fourth Year

Credit Hours

ATEP 376. Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers 2,4

2

ATEP 405. Rehabilitation in Athletic Training (Lower) 2,4

3

ATEP 406. Organization and Administration of Athletic Training 2,3

3

ATEP 494. Level IV Practicum in Athletic Training 2,4

2

ATEP 495. Level V Practicum in Athletic Training 2,3

2

KIN 302. Physiology of Muscular Activity 2

3

KIN 302L. Physiology of Muscular Activity Lab

1

NUTR 382. Sports Nutrition2,4

3

Elective

2

General Education courses

7


 

28

1 BIO 270 & MATH 220 may be met by 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.
5. Offered spring and summer.


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, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, 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.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First Year

Credit Hours

CHEM 131 and 132 + labs

8

NUTR 140. Contemporary Foods

3

NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness

3

NUTR 295. Foundations of Nutrition Practice 1

2

Quantitative requirement (B.S. degree requirement)

3

General Education courses

15


 

34



Second Year

Credit Hours

CHEM 221-221L. Concepts of Organic Chemistry
          with laboratory2

4

CHEM 222-222L. Concepts of Biochemistry with laboratory 1

4

MATH 220. Elementary Statistics 3

3

NUTR 385. Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle2

3

NUTR 386. Community Nutrition 1

3

GPSYC 101. General Psychology 3
          or GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development3

3

GPOSC. U.S. Government 3

4

General Education courses

9


 

33



Third Year

Credit Hours

BIO 270. Human Physiology3

4

BIO 290. Human Anatomy

4

MGT 305. Management and Organizational Behavior

3

NUTR 362. Food Service Systems 1

3

NUTR 363. Quantity Food Production

3

NUTR 380. Global Nutrition

3

NUTR 384. Clinical Nutrition I 1

3

NUTR 395. Introduction to Patient Care in Dietetics 2

2

Elective

3


 

28



Fourth Year

Credit Hours

BIO 280. Allied Health Microbiology

4

NUTR 360. Health Care Food Service Management 2

3

NUTR 446. Experimental Foods 2

3

NUTR 460. Computer Systems for Foods and Nutrition 1

3

NUTR 482. Nutrition and Metabolism 2

3

NUTR 484. Clinical Nutrition II 1

3

NUTR 490. Field Experience Practicum 4

3

NUTR 495. Senior Seminar in Dietetics2

2

Elective

2


 

26

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.


Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration

The program in Health Services Administration prepares the student for entry-level administrative positions, and staff positions requiring administrative skills, in various health services organizations including hospitals, hospital systems, managed care organizations, retirement and long term care facilities, ambulatory care organizations and public health organizations. The student is prepared to plan, organize, direct and control health programs and/or facilities. In addition, the program provides the foundation for graduate study in health services administration and related fields. The Health Services Administration program is not an open program; students must meet specific criteria for admission to the program. The criteria are available from the program director and are available on the program’s Web site at www.healthsci.jmu.edu/hsa/pages. The Health Services Administration program is approved as a Full Certified undergraduate program by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Upon completion of all JMU and program requirements, the student is awarded the B.S. in Health Services Administration.
No more than 30 hours may be taken in the College of Business.

Degree Requirements

First Year

Credit Hours

General Education 1

40

Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education)

3

Scientific Literacy requirement
         (in addition to General Education)

3

Major and concentration requirements (listed below)

74


 

120

 

First Year

Credit Hours

HTH 151. Foundations of Health Sciences 2

3

General Education courses

28



31



Second Year

Credit Hours

COB 218. Legal Environment of Business

3

COB 241. Financial Accounting

3

COB 204. Computer Information Systems

3

ECON 201. Principles of Economics (Micro)

3

HTH 354. U.S. Health Care System 6

3

HSA 385. Seminar in Health Services Administration 2

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 2
         (B.S. degree requirement)

3

HSA 366. Health Politics and Policy 2,5
         (B.S. degree requirement)

3

HSA 358. Health Administration 2,5

3

HSA 363. Health Economics 2,5

3

HSA 365. Values in Health Care 2

3

MGT 305. Management and Organizational Behavior

3

MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing

3

MATH 220. Elementary Statistics 1

3


 

30



Fourth Year

Credit Hours

HTH 450. Epidemiology 2

3

HSA 454. Internship in Health Organizations 7

3

HTH 458. Health Program Planning and Evaluation 2

3

HSA 462. Managed Care 2,3

3

Choose one of the following:

3

HSA 452. Hospital Organization and Administration 2,3
HSA 455. LongTerm Care Organization And Administration2,3
HSA 456. Ambulatory Care Services: Organization and
         Administration2,5

 

HSA 464. Funding in Health Care 2,3

3

Program electives (selected from list of approved courses)

6

Electives

7


 

31

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.
2 Grade of “C” or better required.
3 Offered only in spring semester.
5 Offered only in fall semester.
6 Grade of “B” or better required.
7 Grade of “C” or better required in all HSA courses.


Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

The B. S. degree with a major in health sciences consists of health and science course requirements in addition to general education requirements and B. S. requirements. For specialization in a professional area, concentrations are available in Health Assessment and Promotion, Health Studies, Occupational Studies, and Public Health Education.

Health Sciences Major Core Requirements

The H. S. major core is designed to develop a foundation in health-related natural sciences, basic health knowledge, statistics, biostatistics, and U.S. health care systems.

BIO 270. Human Physiology

4

Choose one of the following:

3

CHEM 120.Concepts of Chemistry
CHEM 131. + CHEM 132

 

HTH 151. Foundations of Health Sciences

3

HTH 320. Statistical Methods for Health Science Research

3

HTH 354. US Health Care Systems

3

MATH 220. Elementary Statistics

3

NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness 3

3


 

22

Health Assessment and Promotion Concentration

This concentration prepares the student for positions in wellness, hospital and corporate-based health assessment and 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.
Students must complete the General Education requirements, the Health Sciences major core requirements and the Health Assessment and Promotion core requirements
Health Assessment and Promotion Concentration Requirements:

  • BIO 290. Human Anatomy
  • HTH 205. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • HTH 308. Therapeutic Assessment
  • HTH 389. Practicum
  • HTH 441. Rehabilitative Biomechanics
  • HTH 442. Chronic Diseases
  • HTH 450. Epidemiology
  • HTH 451. Health Behavior Change
  • HTH 454. Internship
  • HTH 458. Health Program Planning
  • HTH 471. Health Aspects of Gerontology
  • HTH 480. Health Assessment Techniques
  • HTH 482. Advanced Health Assessment Techniques
  • NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness
  • NUTR 382. Sports Nutrition

Recommended Schedule for Health Assessment and Promotion

Evidence of CPR/First-Aid certification must be presented for graduation.

First Year

Credit Hours

CHEM 120. Concepts of Chemistry1

3

GHTH 100. Personal Wellness

3

HTH 151. Foundations of the Health Sciences 2

3

MATH 220. Elementary Statistics 1

3

General Education courses

18


 

30



Second Year

Credit Hours

BIO 270. Human Physiology 1

4

BIO 290. Human Anatomy

4

ATEP 205. Introduction to Athletic Training2

3

NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness

3

General Education courses

15


 

29



Third Year

Credit Hours

HTH 308. Therapeutic Assessment 2,3

3

HTH 354. U. S. Health Care System 2

3

HTH 389A. Practicum in Health Education 2

3

HTH 451. Health Behavior Change 2

3

NUTR 382. Sports Nutrition 4

3

General Education courses

4

Electives

12


 

31



Fourth Year

Credit Hours

HTH 441. Rehabilitative Biomechanics 2

3

HTH 442. Chronic Disease2,4

3

HTH 450. Epidemiology 2

3

HTH 454. Internship in Health Organizations 2

3

HTH 458. Health Program Planning 2

3

HTH 471. Health Aspects of Gerontology 2,4

3

HTH 480. Health Assessment Techniques 2,4

3

HTH 482. Advanced Health Assessment Techniques 2,3

3

Elective

6


 

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 Grade of "C" or better required.
3 Offered only in spring semester.
4 Offered only in fall semester.

Health Studies Concentration

The Health Studies concentration is designed for students interested in making application to a professional program. The Health Studies concentration combines a broad foundation of health-related course work with preparatory courses in one of the pre-professional programs: Pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant and pre-veterinary. Students must select a pre-professional program and complete the related course work. See the Interdisciplinary Programs section for a list of pre-professional packages. Completion of a pre-professional program does not ensure that individual professional program prerequisites, including JMU professional programs, have been met. Students are encouraged to identify individual professional program requirements.

Health Studies Concentration

Credit Hours

Choose one of the following:

4-8

CHEM 120. Concepts of Chemistry + L
CHEM 131 + L and CHEM 132 + L

 

BIO 270. Human Physiology

4

BIO 290. Human Anatomy

4

NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness

3

HTH 100. Personal Wellness

3

HTH 151. Foundations for the Health Sciences

3

HTH 320. Statistical Methods for Health Sciences Research

3

HTH 354. U.S. Health Care System

3

HTH 408. Managing and Interpreting Health Research Information

3

HTH 450. Epidemiology

3

HTH 451. Health Behavior Change

3

Select four classes from the following Health Studies electives:

12

HTH 300. Medical Terminology
HTH 352. Environmental Health
HTH 370. Child and Adolescent Health
HTH 372. Human Sexuality
HTH 378. The Use and Effects of Drugs
HTH 441. Rehabilitative Biomechanics
HTH 471. Health Aspects of Gerontology

 

Additional requirements: Select one pre-professional program from the following: Pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, pre-veterinary medicine. See the PreProfessional Programs section for course requirements.

Recommended Schedule for Health Studies Concentration

A pre-professional program is required.

First Year

Credit Hours

MATH 205. Introductory Calculus I or another calculus

3

GHTH 100. Personal Wellness

3

HTH 151. Foundations of Health Sciences

3

Pre-professional general biology course (if required)

4

General Education courses

17-21


 

30



Second Year

Credit Hours

MATH 220. Elementary Statistics

3

CHEM 120 + L or CHEM 131 + L and CHEM 132 + L

4-8

NUTR 280. Nutrition

3

BIO 290. Human Anatomy

4

General Education courses

12-16


 

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

BIO 270. Human Physiology

4

Electives from designated Health Studies electives

6

Electives

11


 

30



Fourth Year

Credit Hours

HTH 408. Managing and Interpreting Health Research Info

3

HTH 458. Health Program Planning and Evaluation

3

HTH 450. Epidemiology

3

Electives from designated Health Studies electives

6

Electives including pre-professional courses

15


 

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.

Occupational Studies Concentration

This concentration is an early-entry program that can lead toward the Master in Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program. Through this concentration qualified and selected JMU undergraduate students prepare for admission to the MOT program during their senior year. The Health Sciences major core is combined with prerequisite courses and first year requisite courses that can lead to the MOT degree. This concentration allows the occupational studies student the opportunity to earn a B.S. degree prior to applying to, and gaining admission to, the MOT program. Entry into this concentration requires a supplemental admission process. Admission to JMU does not guarantee admission to the Occupational Studies concentration or to the MOT Program; likewise admission into the Occupational Studies program as a senior does not ensure direct admission in the College of Graduate and Professional Programs (CGAPP) or the MOT program. Application to the MOT program will occur during the student’s senior year with admission based on academic performance and other factors. Students must complete the General Education requirements, the Health Sciences major core requirements and the Occupational Studies core requirements prior to admission.
Students who successfully complete the required 85 undergraduate credits and meet all criteria listed for the supplemental application process, and are selected by the OT program admission committee, will be admitted to the Occupational Studies concentration prior to the start of their senior year. These students will then complete the remaining prescribed 36 undergraduate credits and will earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an Occupational Studies concentration.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Occupational Studies concentration must initially be accepted to JMU and can apply once all requirements for admission are completed. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 and earn a "C" (2.0) grade or better in all prerequisite course work. Applicants must submit:

  • Graduate Record Examination scores in Verbal, Quantitative and Writing.
  • Documentation verifying a minimum of 40 hours of observation of occupational therapy services
  • Three reference forms: One from an instructor, one from an employer/ volunteer supervisor and one from another non-related individual
  • An autobiography (1000 words or less)
  • Evidence of at least one instructional experience in the arts or media (from high school, community college or college course, private instruction or community arts certificate)

Applicants must meet all General Education requirements including the Information Seeking Skills Test (ISST) and computer competency requirements as required by the university. All prerequisites and requirements must be complete by the stated deadlines. Incomplete application packages will not be considered for admission. Students must complete the General Education requirements, the B.S. degree requirement, the Health Sciences major core requirements and the Occupational Studies core requirements.

Recommended Schedule and Occupational Studies Core

Required prerequisite courses

Credit Units

GANTH 195. Cultural Anthropology

3

CHEM 120L. Concepts of Chemistry Lab

1

BIO 290. Human Anatomy

4

HTH 441. Rehabilitative Biomechanics

3

Choose one:

3

GHTH 100. Personal Wellness
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness and Wellness

 

GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development

3

PSYC 250. Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

3

Choose one

3

GSOCI 210. Social Issues in a Global Context
GSOCI 240. Individual in Society

 

Required courses

 

BIO 414. Clinical Anatomy for Occupational Therapists

4

BIO 440. Functional Neuroscience for Occupational Therapists

3

HTH 409. Therapeutic Interaction

3

HTH 424. Occupational Development Through the Life Span

3

HTH 431. Human Occupation and the Foundations of the Profession

3

HTH 435. Level I Fieldwork One

1

HTH 438. Health Administration

3

HTH 441. Rehabilitative Biomechanics

3

HTH 445. The Occupational Therapy Process

3

HTH 460. Sensorimotor Foundations of Occupational Engagement

2

HTH 461. Assistive Technology and Therapeutic Media

2

HTH 478. Occupational Dysfunction- Cause and Impact

3

HTH 479. Foundations of Research in Occupational Therapy

3

HTH 491. Occupational Therapy Tutorial

1

HTH 492. Occupational Therapy Tutorial

1

Electives (depending on General Education course selection)

0-21

Students can take elective credits that may allow them the opportunity to complete a minor if desired.

 

Occupational Studies Core and Recommended Schedule

 

First Year

Credit Hours

CHEM 120. Concepts of Chemistry 1

3

CHEM 120L. Concepts of Chemistry Lab

1

GHTH 100. Personal Wellness

3

HTH 151. Foundations of Health Sciences

3

GANTH 195. Cultural Anthropology

3

GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development

3

General Education courses

9

Electives

6


 

31


 

Second Year

Credit Hours

BIO 290. Human Anatomy

4

NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness

3

MATH 220. Elementary Statistics 1

 

Choose one:

3

GSOCI 210. Social Issues in a Global Context
GSOCI 240. Individual in Society

 

General Education courses

7

Electives

9


 

29


 

Third Year

Credit Hours

PSYC 250. Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

3

BIO 270. Human Physiology 1

4

HTH 320. Health Statistics

3

HTH 354. U.S. Health Care Systems

3

HTH 441. Rehabilitative Biomechanics

3

Electives

9


 

25


 

Fourth Year

Credit Hours

BIO 414. Clinical Anatomy for OTs 4

4

BIO 440. Functional Neuroscience for OTs3

3

HTH 409. Therapeutic Interaction 3

3

HTH 424. Occupational Development Through the Life Span 3

3

HTH 431. Human Occupation and Foundations of the Profession 3

3

HTH 435. Level One Fieldwork One2

1

HTH 438. Administrative Functions for OTs4

3

HTH 491. Occupational Therapy Tutorial I 3

1

HTH 445. The Occupational Therapy Process 3

3

HTH 460. Sensorimotor Foundations of Occupational Engagement 2

2

HTH 461. Assistive Technology and Therapeutic Media 2

3

HTH 478. Occupational Dysfunction- Cause & Impact 2

3

HTH 479.Foundations of Research in OT 2

3

HTH 492. Occupational Therapy Tutorial II 2

1


36

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. Offered spring only.
3. Offered fall only.
4. Offered summer only.

The Occupational Therapy Program has achieved full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery lane, PO Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220; (301) 652-AOTA; www.aota.org.
Program graduates are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational therapy (NBCOT), 800 south Frederick Ave., Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150; (301) 990-7979; www.nbcot.org. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Passage of this exam forms the basis for regulation of practice in forty-eight states, the District of Columbia and most territories.
A prior felony conviction may impact ability to practice occupational therapy. Applicants are advised to check individual state requirements for the practice of occupational therapy.

Public Health Education Concentration

This concentration prepares the student for entry-level health education positions or health-related positions in community, voluntary, and public health agencies such as health departments, American Heart Association, and American Red Cross. The program is approved by the Society for Public Health Education and the American Association for Health Education.
Students must complete the General Education requirements, the Health Sciences major core requirements and the Public Health Education core requirements

Public Health Education Concentration Requirements
  • BIO 280. Allied Health Microbiology
  • HTH 352. Environmental Health
  • HTH 354. U.S. Health Care Systems
  • HTH 370. Child and Adolescent Health
  • HTH 372. Human Sexuality
  • HTH 378. Use and Effects of Drugs
  • HTH 450. Epidemiology
  • HTH 451. Strategies for Health Change
  • HTH 453. Public Health Education Methods
  • HTH 454. Internship
  • HTH 458. Health Program Planning and Evaluation
  • HTH 471. Health Aspects of Gerontology
  • TSC 210. Introduction To Technical and Scientific Communication
Recommended Schedule for Public Health Education

First Year

Credit Hours

CHEM 120. Concepts of Chemistry1

3

HTH 151. Foundations of the Health Sciences

3

MATH 220. Elementary Statistics 1

3

General Education courses and electives

21


 

30



Second Year

Credit Hours

BIO 270. Human Physiology1

3

BIO 280. Allied Health Microbiology

4

NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness

3

TSC 210. Introduction to Technical and Scientific Communication

3

General Education courses and electives

18


 

31



Third Year

Credit Hours

HTH 352. Environmental Health 2

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

Quantitative requirement for B.S. degree; HTH 320. Statistical Methods for Health Science Research will count

3

General Education courses

7

Electives

4


 

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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.

Fourth Year

Credit

Fall Semester

Hours

HTH 451. Health Behavior Change

3

HTH 458. Health Program Planning and Evaluation

3

Electives

12


 

18



Spring Semester

Credit

Third Block

Hours

HTH 450. Epidemiology

3

HTH 453. Public Health Education Methods3

3

HTH 471. Health Aspects of Gerontology

3

Fourth Block

 

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.
3 Offered only in spring semester.



Master Level Degrees

In addition to undergraduate programs, the Department of Health Sciences offers several advanced degrees. For more information about any of the programs listed, refer to the Graduate Catalog, College of Graduate and Professional Programs Web site at http://www.jmu.edu/cgapp or the Health Sciences Web site at http://www.healthsci.jmu.edu/grad.htm.

Master of Occupational Therapy
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Science in Health Education
Master of Science in Health Sciences/Dietetics Concentration
Master of Science in Health Sciences/Nutrition and Physical Activity Concentration

Physical and Health Education Teacher Education Certification

This program is housed in the Department of Kinesiology and culminates in a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.



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.

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.

 

Credit Hours

NUTR 140. Contemporary Foods

3

NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness

3

NUTR 385. Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle 1

3

300- or 400-level courses selected with approval of the minor adviser

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18

1 Offered only in the fall semester.

Public Health Minor

The Public Health Minor cannot be used to fulfill the minor requirement in the health studies concentration.
The public health minor consists of 21 hours including:

 

Credit Hours

HTH 354. U. S. Health Care System

3

HTH 450. Epidemiology 3

3

HTH 451. Health Behavior Change

3

HTH 453. Public Health Education Methods

3

Choose three of the following

9

HTH 352. Environmental Health4
HTH 370. Child and Adolescent Health
HTH 442. Chronic Diseases4
HTH 458. Health Program Plannning and Evaluation
HTH 471. Health Aspects of Gerontology4

 


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3 Offered only in the spring semester. 4 Offered only in the fall semester.

Substance Abuse Intervention Minor

The interdisciplinary substance abuse intervention minor prepares the student to understand the impacting forces on the abusing individual and help the individual seek aid as appropriate. The SAI minor also prepares the student to assist communities in designing science-based prevention programs. Coursework in the SAI minor can lead to a Certified Prevention Professional, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (CPP-ATOD). For a full description of this program, see Interdisciplinary Programs.


Credit by Examination

The Department of Health Sciences offers credit by examination for a limited number 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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