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Department of Health Sciences

Dr. Stephen Stewart, Department Head

See page 5 for information regarding curricular changes.


Professors

Brevard, Hurt, S. Stewart, Travis

Associate Professors

Pearson, Wessel

Assistant Professors

Amato, Ball, Shipe, Sutton, Syre, Torisky

Instructors

Stefancin, Summers

Adjunct Associate Professor

Tenney

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

In addition to the university's degree requirements, a grade of "C" or better must be earned in each course required in the major program. Consult an academic adviser in the department for a list of required courses.

Major Programs

Health Sciences

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in health sciences consists of health and related science courses in addition to liberal studies and B.S. requirements. For specialization in a professional area, concentrations are available in school health education, public health education, health assessment and promotion, health services administration and athletic training.

Dietetics

The major in dietetics prepares the student as a generalist in dietetics. The program is approved by the American Dietetic Association.

Health Sciences Programs

Basic Health

This concentration must be combined with an appropriate minor which is approved by the health sciences adviser or with one of the concentrations listed below.

This concentration is especially attractive to students in pre-physical therapy programs as those requirements from pre-physical therapy programs serve as an approved minor in this concentration.

School Health Education

This concentration leads to Virginia licensure as a school health educator (N, K-12).

Public Health Education

This concentration prepares the student for entry-level health education positions or health-related positions in official and voluntary health agencies.

Health Assessment and Promotion

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 and fitness concepts. The health assessment and promotion concentration includes a required minor in exercise science. This concentration prepares students to enroll in the fitness instructor certification program sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Health Services Administration

This concentration prepares the student for entry-level administrative positions in various health settings including hospitals and nursing homes. The student is trained 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.

Athletic Training

This concentration prepares the student to take the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) certification examination. The athletic training program is not an open concentration; students must apply for admission to the program. Specific requirements for acceptance are available from the program director.

Program in Dietetics

Nutrition

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 or an approved pre-planned program (AP4) in dietetics. The dietetic program meets the academic requirements of the American Dietetic Association.

NOTE: Students interested in any of the above programs should contact an academic adviser in health sciences.

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.

Minor Programs

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.

Public Health

The public health minor consists of 21 hours including:

                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
HTH 354. Principles of Community Health                3
HTH 450. Epidemiology                                  3
HTH 451. Strategies for Health Change                  3
Health courses selected with the approval of          12
  the minor adviser
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                                                      21
The following health courses may not count toward the minor:
HTH 205. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
HTH 303. Sports Medicine
HTH 304 A and B. Sports Medicine Laboratories
HTH 305. Therapeutic Exercise
HTH 306. Therapeutic Modalities

Substance Abuse Intervention

The interdisciplinary substance abuse intervention minor prepares the student to understand the impacting forces on the abusing individual and to help the individual seek aid as appropriate.

                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
HTH 278. Alcohol: Use and Abuse                        1
HTH 357. Coping With Stress                            1
HTH 378. The Use and Effects of Drugs                  3
HTH 389. Practicum in Health Education               1-3
PSYC 355. Health Psychology                            3
PSYC 435. Community Psychology                         3
PSYC 440. Basic Counseling Skills                      3
SOWK 287. Introduction to Social Work                  3
SOWK 317. Introduction to Social Work Practice         3
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Nutrition

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. Although there are no prerequisites to the courses, it is recommended that NUTR 280, Nutrition for Wellness, be taken before 300- and 400-level courses.


                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
NUTR 140. Contemporary Foods                           3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness                       3
NUTR 382. Sports Nutrition                             3
NUTR 385. Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle          3
NUTR 386. Community Nutrition                          3
Elective in foods, nutrition and dietetics             3
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Courses of Study

Changes outside of this department may require slight modifications in the courses of study listed.

Major in Health Sciences

Basic Program

An approved minor is required with this program.

                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
BIO 101. Contemporary Biology                          3
CHEM 100. Chemistry Today                              3
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition                   6
Choose one of the following:                           3
  SCOM 120. Interpersonal Communication
  SCOM 121. Basic Human Communication
  SCOM 122. Public Speaking
HTH 204. Emergency Health Care [1]                     3
MATH 155 or 156. Functions and Probability             3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness                       3
SOCI 102. Social Problems                              3
Kinesiology course                                     2
                                                    ____
                                                      29

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
BIO 270. Human Physiology                              3
BIO 280. Allied Health Microbiology                    4
BIO 290. Human Anatomy                                 4
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics                        3
Fine arts/aesthetics course                            3
History/civilization courses                           6
Literature course                                      3
Philosophy/religion course                             3
Electives                                              3
                                                    ____
                                                      32

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
HTH 323. Elements of Injury Control [1] [2]            3
HTH 352. Environmental Health [1] [2]                  3
HTH 354. Principles of Community Health [1]            3
HTH 370. The School Health Program [1]                 2
HTH 372. Sexuality of Young Adults [1]                 3
HTH 378. The Use and Effects of Drugs [1] [2]          3
HTH 451. Strategies for Health Changes [1] [2]         3
Choose one of the following:                           3
  PSYC 345. Social Psychology
  PSYC 375. Psychology of Adult Development 
    and Aging
  PSYC 435. Community Psychology
  SOCI 265. Sociology of the Community
  SOWK 287. Introduction to Social Work
Fine arts/aesthetics course                            3
Social science course                                  3
                                                    ____
                                                      29

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
HTH 450. Epidemiology [1] [3]                          3
HTH 458. Health Program Planning [1] [2]               3
Electives                                             24
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                                                      30
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Notes:
[1]
A grade of "C" or better required.
[2]
Offered only in fall semester.
[3]
Offered only in spring semester.

Public Health Education


                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
BIO 101. Contemporary Biology                          3
CHEM 100. Chemistry Today                              3
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition                   6
HTH 204. Emergency Health Care [1]                     3
MATH 155 or 156. Functions and Probability             3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness                       3
SCOM 126. Small Group Communication                    3
SOCI 102. Social Problems                              3
Kinesiology course                                     2
                                                    ____
                                                      29

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
BIO 270. Human Physiology                              3
BIO 280. Allied Health Microbiology                    4
BIO 290. Human Anatomy                                 4
HTH 170. Consumer Health Issues [1]                    1
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics                        3
MCOM 210. News Writing                                 4
History/civilization courses                           6
Literature course                                      3
Philosophy/religion course                             3
Electives                                              2
                                                    ____
                                                      33

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
HTH 323. Elements of Injury Control [1] [2]            3
HTH 352. Environmental Health [1] [2]                  3
HTH 370. The School Health Program [1]                 2
HTH 372. Sexuality of Young Adults [1]                 3
HTH 378. The Use and Effects of Drugs [1] [2]          3
HTH 451. Strategies for Health Change [1] [2]          3
Choose one of the following:                           3
  PSYC 345. Social Psychology
  PSYC 375. Psychology of Adult Development 
    and Aging
  PSYC 435. Community Psychology
  SOCI 265. Sociology of the Community
  SOWK 287. Introduction to Social Work
Fine arts/aesthetics course                            3
Social science course                                  3
Electives                                              5
                                                    ____
                                                      31

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
HTH 354. Principles of Community Health [1]            3
HTH 450. Epidemiology [1] [3]                          3
HTH 453. Community Health Science Theory               3
  and Techniques [1] [3]
HTH 454. Field Work in Health Organizations [1] [3]    3
HTH 458. Health Program Planning [1] [2]               3
HTH/SEED 470. Clinical Techniques                      3
  - Health Education Methods [1]
HTH 471. Health Aspects of Gerontology [1] [2]         3
Electives                                              6
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Notes:
[1]
A grade of "C" or better required.
[2]
Offered only in fall semester.
[3]
Offered only in spring semester.

Health Services Administration

NOTE: No more than 30 hours may be taken in the College of Business.

                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
BIO 101. Contemporary Biology                          3
CHEM 100. Chemistry Today                              3
ECON 131. Principles of Economics (Micro)              3
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition                   6
MATH 155 or 156. Functions and Probability             3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics                        3
SCOM 122. Public Speaking                              3
Kinesiology elective                                   2
Social science elective                                3
                                                    ____
                                                      29

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
ACTG 241. Financial Accounting                         3
BIO 270. Human Physiology                              3
BLAW 218. Legal Environment of Business                3
HTH 354. Principles of Community Health [2]            3
HTH 389M. Practicum in Health Education [1]            1
IDS 104. Microcomputer Applications                    1
IDS 204. Computer Information Systems                  2
Fine arts elective                                     3
History/civilization elective                          3
Literature elective                                    3
Philosophy/religion elective                           3
Electives                                              4
                                                    ____
                                                      32

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
GERN 300. The Phenomenon of Aging                      3
GERN 305. Programs and Services for the Elderly [5]    3
HTH 358. Health Administration [1] [3]                 3
HTH 361. Funding in Health Care [1] [3]                3
HTH 362. Financial Issues in Health Care [1] [4]       3
HTH 365. Values in Health Care [1] [4]                 3
MGT 311. Organizational Behavior [6]                   3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing [6]                  3
History/civilization elective                          3
Program elective (selected from list of                3
  approved courses)
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
HTH 450. Epidemiology [1] [4]                          3
HTH 454. Field Work in Health Organizations [1] [4]    3
HTH 458. Health Program Planning [1] [3]               3
Choose one of the following:                           3
  HTH 452. Hospital Organization and 
    Administration [1] [4]
  HTH 455. Long Term Care Organization and 
    Administration [1] [4]
  HTH 456. Ambulatory Care Services: 
    Organization and Administration [1] [4]
HTH 460. Health Economics [1] [3]                      3
Electives                                             14
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                                                      29
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Notes:
[1]
A grade of "C" or better is required.
[2]
A grade of "B" or better is required.
[3]
Offered only in fall semester.
[4]
Offered only in spring semester.
[5]
Offered on an irregular rotation; check schedule of classes.
[6]
HTH 358 is accepted as a substitute for MGT 300, which is a prerequisite for this course.

Health Assessment and Promotion


                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
BIO 101. Contemporary Biology                          3
CHEM 100. Chemistry Today                              3
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition                   6
Choose one of the following:                           3
  SCOM 120. Interpersonal Communication
  SCOM 121. Basic Human Communication
  SCOM 122. Public Speaking
HTH 204. Emergency Health Care [1]                     3
KIN 145. Conditioning Activities [1]                   2
MATH 155 or 156. Functions and Probability             3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness                       3
SOCI 102. Social Problems                              3
                                                    ____
                                                      29

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
BIO 270. Human Physiology                              3
BIO 280. Allied Health Microbiology                    4
BIO 290. Human Anatomy                                 4
HTH 205. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries [1]  3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics                        3
Fine arts/aesthetics course                            3
History/civilization courses                           6
Philosophy/religion course                             3
Social science course                                  3
                                                    ____
                                                      32

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
HTH 323. Elements of Injury Control [1] [2]            3
  (Must be taken junior year to avoid time
  conflict with KIN 470 in the senior year.)
HTH 352. Environmental Health [1] [2]                  3
HTH 354. Principles of Community Health [1]            3
HTH 356. Cardiovascular Health [1] [3]                 1
  (Must be taken junior year to avoid time
  conflict with HTH 454 in the senior year.)
HTH 372. Sexuality of Young Adults [1]                 3
HTH 378. The Use and Effects of Drugs [1] [2]          3
HTH 389A-B. Practicum in Health Education [1]          3
HTH 451. Strategies for Health Change [1] [2]          3
KIN 384. Physiology for Muscular Activity [1]          3
KIN 445. Exercise Leadership                           3
Literature course                                      3
Electives                                              2
                                                    ____
                                                      33

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
HTH 357. Coping With Stress [1] [2]                    1
KIN 442. Exercise Programming for Special              3
  Populations 
HTH 450. Epidemiology [1] [3]                          3
HTH 454. Field Work in Health Organizations [1] [3]    3
HTH 458. Health Program Planning [1] [2]               3
HTH 471. Health Aspects of Gerontology [1] [2]         3
HTH 480. Health Assessment Techniques [1] [3]          2
KIN 470. Principles of Exercise Testing and            3
  Prescription [2]
Electives                                              7
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Notes:
[1]
A grade of "C" or better required.
[2]
Offered only in fall semester.
[3]
Offered only in spring semester.

Athletic Training


                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
BIO 101. Contemporary Biology                          3
CHEM 100. Chemistry Today                              3
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition                   6
Choose one of the following:                           3
  SCOM 120. Interpersonal Communication
  SCOM 121. Basic Human Communication
  SCOM 122. Public Speaking
HTH 204. Emergency Health Care [2]                     3
HTH 205. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries [2]  3
MATH 155 or 156. Functions and Probability             3
SOCI 102. Social Problems                              3
Kinesiology course                                     2
                                                    ____
                                                      29

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
BIO 270. Human Physiology [1]                          3
BIO 280. Allied Health Microbiology                    4
BIO 290. Human Anatomy [1]                             4
HTH 303. Sports Medicine [2] [3]                       3
HTH 304A. Sports Medicine Laboratory [1] [3]           3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics                        3
History/civilization course                            3
Literature course                                      3
Philosophy/religion course                             3
                                                    ____
                                                      29

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
HTH 304B. Sports Medicine Laboratory [1] [4]           3
HTH 305. Therapeutic Exercise [1] [3]                  3
HTH 306. Therapeutic Modalities [1] [4]                3
HTH 323. Elements of Injury Control [1] [3]            3
KIN 383. Biomechanical Principles of Kinesiology [1]   3
KIN 384. Physiology of Muscular Activity [1]           3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness                       3
Choose one of the following:                           3
  PSYC 345. Social Psychology
  PSYC 375. Psychology of Adult Development 
    and Aging
  PSYC 435. Community Psychology
  SOCI 265. Sociology of the Community
  SOWK 287. Introduction to Social Work
Fine arts/aesthetics course                            3
History/civilization course                            3
Social science course                                  3
                                                    ____
                                                      33

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
HTH 352. Environmental Health [1] [3]                  3
HTH 354. Principles of Community Health [1]            3
HTH 357. Coping With Stress [1] [3]                    1
HTH 370. The School Health Program [1]                 2
HTH 372. Sexuality of Young Adults [1]                 3
HTH 378. The Use and Effects of Drugs [1] [3]          3
HTH 450. Epidemiology [1] [4]                          3
HTH 451. Strategies for Health Change [1] [3]          3
HTH 458. Health Program Planning [1] [3]               3
HTH/SEED 470. Clinical Techniques                      3
  - Health Education Methods [1] [4]
Electives                                              2
                                                    ____
                                                      29
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Notes:
[1]
A grade of "C" or better is required.
[2]
A grade of "B" or better is required in HTH 204, 205, 303.
[3]
Offered only in fall semester.
[4]
Offered only in spring semester.

School Health Education


                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
BIO 101. Contemporary Biology                          3
CHEM 100. Chemistry Today                              3
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition [1]               6
Choose one of the following:                           3
  SCOM 120. Interpersonal Communication [1]
  SCOM 121. Basic Human Communication [1]
  SCOM 122. Public Speaking [1]
HTH 170. Consumer Health Issues [1]                    1
HTH 204. Emergency Health Care [1]                     3
MATH 155 or 156. Functions and Probability [1]         3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness                       3
SOCI 102. Social Problems                              3
Kinesiology course                                     2
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
BIO 270. Human Physiology                              3
BIO 280. Allied Health Microbiology                    4
BIO 290. Human Anatomy                                 4
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics                        3
PSYC 160. Life Span Human Development                  3
PSYC 270. Psychology for Teachers of the               3
  Pre-adolescent and Adolescent Child
History/civilization course                            3
History/United States                                  3
Philosophy/religion course                             3
Electives                                              1
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
EDUC 360. Foundations of American                      3
  Education [1
]HTH 323. Elements of Injury Control [1] [2]           3
HTH 352. Environmental Health [1] [2]                  3
HTH 370. The School Health Program [1]                 2
HTH 372. Sexuality of Young Adults [1]                 3
HTH 378. The Use and Effects of Drugs [1] [2]          3
HTH 389. Practicum in Health Education [1]             3
HTH 451. Strategies for Health Change [1] [2]          3
Choose one of the following:                           3
  PSYC 345. Social Psychology
  PSYC 375. Psychology of Adult Development 
    and Aging
  PSYC 435. Community Psychology
  SOCI 265. Sociology of the Community
  SOWK 287. Introduction to Social Work 
Literature course  3
Fine arts/aesthetics course                            1
                                                    ____
                                                      32

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
EDUC 410. Multicultural Education [1]                  1
EDUC 416. School Discipline and Classroom              1
  Management [1]
EDUC 480. Student Teaching                            10
HTH 354. Principles of Community Health [1]            3
HTH 450. Epidemiology [1] [3]                          3
HTH 458. Health Program Planning [1] [2]               3
HTH/SEED 470. Clinical Techniques                      3
  - Health Education Methods [1] [3]
SPED 402. Teaching Mildly Disabled Students            1
   in Regular Classes [1]
Electives                                              3
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Notes:
[1]
A grade of "C" or better is required.
[2]
Offered only in fall semester.
[3]
Offered only in spring semester.
Students are strongly encouraged to obtain an additional endorsement in school physical education:

                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
KIN 383. Biomechanical Principles of Kinesiology       3
KIN 484. Problems in Administration                    3
Choose from the following:                           2-3
  KIN 384. Physiology of Muscular Activity 
    (three credits)
  KIN 387. History and Philosophy of Kinesiology 
    (two credits)
  KIN 485. Measurement and Evaluation in 
    Physical Education (three credits)
Choose two of the following:                           4
  KIN 269. Aquatic Instructor Training ARC or YMCA
  KIN 370. Techniques of Activities (racket sports)
  KIN 376. Techniques of Activities (team sports)
  KIN 470. Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription

Major in Dietetics


                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
CHEM 131-132. General Chemistry I-II                   6
CHEM 131L-132L. General Chemistry Laboratories         2
ENG 102. Reading and Composition                       3
FAM 133. The Contemporary Family                       3
MATH 155. Functions and Probability                    3
NUTR 140. Contemporary Foods                           3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness                       3
SOCI 101. Introductory Sociology                       3
Fine arts course                                       3
Kinesiology course                                     2
                                                    ____
                                                      31

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
BIO 101. Contemporary Biology                          3
CHEM 221-221L. Concepts of Organic Chemistry           4
  with Laboratory
CHEM 222-222L. Concepts of Biochemistry                4
  with Laboratory
ECON 131. Principles of Economics (Micro)              3
Choose one of the following:                           3
  SCOM 120. Interpersonal Communication
  SCOM 121. Basic Human Communication 
  SCOM 122. Public Speaking
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics                        3
NUTR 385. Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle          3
NUTR 386. Community Nutrition                          3
POSC 225. U.S. Government                              3
Literature course                                      3
                                                    ____
                                                      32

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
BIO 270. Human Physiology                              3
BIO 290. Human Anatomy                                 4
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
NUTR 360. Health Care Food Service Management          3
NUTR 362. Quantity Food Service                        3
NUTR 363. Food Production Management                   3
NUTR 395. Foundations of Nutrition Practice            3
PSYC 102. General Psychology II                        3
History (correlate)                                    3
Philosophy/religion course                             3
                                                    ____
                                                      31

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
BIO 280. Allied Health Microbiology                    4
NUTR 446. Experimental Foods                           3
NUTR 460. Computer Systems for Foods                   3
  and Nutrition
NUTR 482. Nutrition and Metabolism                     3
NUTR 484. Diet Therapy                                 3
NUTR 490. Field Experience Practicum [1]               3
Correlate course                                       3
History course                                         3
Electives                                              1
                                                    ____
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Notes:
[1]
NUTR 490, Field Experience Practicum, should be completed during summer between junior and senior years.


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