College of Health and Human Services

The College of Health and Human Services offers undergraduate instruction leading to the bachelor of science degree in the following areas:

Athletic Training

Communication Science Disorders

Family Studies

Health Management and Policy
     Public Health (option)

Kinesiology
     Exercise Science (option)
     Outdoor Education (option)
     Physical Education Pedagogy (option)
     Sport Studies (option)

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Recreation Management and Policy
     Program Administration (option)
     Therapeutic Recreation (option)

Social Work

Review College of Health and Human Services programs. Each program has been designed to enable students to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to practice their chosen professions and at the same time obtain a broad cultural background in the humanities and social sciences. Students may also combine a major with the dual major in international affairs. Consult an IA adviser at Orientation.

Choosing First-Semester Courses

Recommended first-semester courses for each of the College of Health and Human Services programs are listed below. In most cases, one or two Discovery Program (University core curriculum) courses  are included. Because the availability of English 401 is limited to half the first-year class first semester, make sure that you have chosen alternative Discovery courses. Review the current Undergraduate Catalog, Course DescriptionsDiscovery Courses, and Writing Requirements.

Choose four courses in which you are interested.  Your choice of Discovery courses will be made from a list at Orientation in consultation with an academic adviser.  A normal course load is 16 credits, usually consisting of four 4-credit courses. First-year students should take courses numbered in the 400s and 500s.

For those taking, French or Spanish in the fall, you must take the French and Spanish placement test prior to your orientation session. Your advisor will have the result at orientation.

RECOMMENDED FIRST-SEMESTER COURSES BY MAJORS

Athletic Training

PSYC 401
NUTR 400
BMS 507
KIN 585
KIN 406


Communication
Sciences and Disorders

COMM 520
FS 525  
Discovery BS or PS
Discovery  ETS, FPA, HP, HUMA, WC or ENGL 401


Family Studies

FS 525
PSYC 401
ENGL401
Discovery BS, PS, HP, HUMA, or WC


Health Management and Policy

HMP 401
HMP 403
MATH 420 or 424A
Discovery HP, HUMA, PS, SS, FPA, WC or WS

Kinesiology (by option)

a) Exercise Science Option

BMS 507
KIN 585
PSYC 401
Discovery ETS, FPA, HP, HUMA or WC


b) Outdoor Education Option

ENGL 401
KIN 540
KIN 551
Discovery BS or PS, ETS, FPA, HP, HUMA, or WC


c) Physical Education Pedagogy Option

KIN 500
PSYC 401
ENGL 401
BMS 507


d) Sport Studies Option

ENGL 401
KIN 580
PSYC 401
Discovery  BS, ETS, FPA, HP, HUMA, PS, or WC

 

Nursing

BMS 507
PSYC 401
Discovery ETS, FPA, HP, HUMA, PS, or WC

Occupational Therapy

PSYC 401
OT 510
BMS 507
Discovery ETS, HP, WC, FPA, HUMA, or PS


Recreation Management and Policy (by option)

a) Program Administration Option

RMP 490
RMP 501
PSYC 401
Discovery  BS, FPA, HP, HUMA, PS, HP, or WC


b) Therapeutic Recreation Option

RMP 490
RMP 502 or 501
BMS 507
PSYC 401 


Social Work

SW 524
PSYC 401
Discovery ETS, FPA, HUMA, PS or WC 


Undeclared Major

BMS 507
PSYC 401
Discovery  FPA, HP, HUMA or WC
Exploration course‡ 

COMM 520      KIN 580
FS 525              KIN 585
HMP 401          OT 510
KIN 500            RMP 490
KIN 540            RMP 502
KIN551             SW424                                                   SW 550

Students interested in careers in medicine or dentistry should consult with the PreProfessional Health Advising Office (102 Hood House) early in the first semester. No course prerequisite to medical or dental school should be taken pass/fail.

Discovery Abbreviations: Biological Science (BS) ; Environment, Technology & Society (ETS); Fine & Performing Arts (FPA); Historical Perspectives (HP); Humanities (HUMA); Physical Science (PS);  Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC)