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Health and Human Performance

Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Health and Human Performance (B.S.Ed.)

Program objectives for a B.S.Ed. in Health and Human Performance are: (a) to demonstrate critical thinking skills, specifically in the areas of evaluating evidence and understanding sources; (b) to demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication and computer utilization; (c) to use knowledge of functional anatomy and biomechanics to analyze and evaluate movement and to prescribe exercises to prevent injuries and enhance performance; (d) to recognize risk factors (i.e., cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal) and their relationship to physical activity, nutrition and other lifestyle behaviors; identify risk factors, which may require consultation with medical or allied health professionals (e) to demonstrate an understanding of principles and research-based guidelines for nutrition, body composition, and weight management when analyzing current status and prescribing desirable changes; (f) to demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of program planning, management, evaluation, and administration of health and wellness programs and facilities; (g) to be able to formulate research questions, collect and analyze data, and make appropriate conclusions based on data results.

A. University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Note the following are specified by the department for this major: Natural Science (8 credit hours): Dietetics concentration must take CHEM 1110/1111 and 1120/1121; Exercise and Sport Science concentration may take any two General Education natural science courses with lab (in addition to BIOL 2010 and 2020 and labs); Health Promotion and Life Style Management and Healthcare Leadership concentrations may satisfy General Education natural science with the required Anatomy and Physiology sequence (BIOL 2010, 2020 and labs) in the major. Social/Behavioral Sciences: Health Promotion and Life Style Management and Dietetics must take PSYC 1030.

B. The Major (66-79 hours)

1. Major Core: Minimum grade of "C" required in all major core and concentration courses: BIOL 2010/2011 (4), BIOL 2020/2021 (4), NUTR 2202; HMSE 4999 (HMSE 4999 is an elective for EXSS). A satisfactory (S) grade required for: EXSS 4605 (6) HPRO 4605 (9), or NUTR 4605, plus one of the following concentrations and electives to bring the total for the degree to 120 hours.

2. Concentrations

a. Dietetics (57 hours): NUTR 2102 (2), 2302, 2303 (1), 3002, 3502, 4102, 4112, 4602,  4802, 4803 (1), 4812, 4000 (1), CHEM 3310/3301 (4), 3511, EXSS 3700, BIOL 1230/1231 (4), ACCT 2010, MKTG 3010, MGMT 3110, EDPR 4541, HMSE 2000 (2).

b. Exercise and Sport Science (42 hours): HMSE 2000, HPRO 2100, EXSS 2004, 2010 (2), 2020 (2), 3020, 3050, 3405, 3603, 3703, 3803, 3450, 4000, 4015, 4603.

c. Health Promotion and Life Style Management (46 hours): EXSS 2010 (2), 2020 (2), 3700, HPRO 2100, 2200, 3500, 3505, 3522, 3606, 3716, 3800, 4500, 4520, 4530, 4605 (9), NUTR 2202.

d. Healthcare Leadership (48 hours): HCL 3000, 3010, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3050, 4000, 4010, 4020, 4030, 4040, HPRO 4530, COMM 4012, HCL 4605, HMSE 4999. NOTE: HCL 4605 and HMSE 4999 must be a combined total of 9 hours credit.

C. Electives (3-28 hours) selected in consultation with advisor to bring the total number of credit hours to 120.

In some of the above courses, variable hours of supervised laboratory/field experience will be required.

Accelerated B.S.Ed. in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Exercise and Sport Science/M.S in Health and Sport Science with a concentration in Exercise and Sport Science

This program allows outstanding undergraduates to begin the coursework for the Master of Science in Health and Sport Science during their senior year. Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the Accelerated B.S.Ed./M.S. program early in their undergraduate career, in consultation with their advisor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences.

Working with the undergraduate and graduate academic coordinators, undergraduates selected into this program begin a carefully tailored course of study which will allow them to complete their B.S.Ed. degree while they also begin the coursework toward their M.S.

To apply, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and must submit two reference letters and a copy of their transcript to the Health and Sport Sciences department. Each applicant will complete an interview with the graduate academic coordinator in health and sport sciences.

Students must also apply to the Graduate School for the accelerated B.S.Ed./M.S. program, which allows them to take graduate courses in health and sport science. To continue in the program past the B.S.Ed., students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the Health and Sport Sciences department's M.S. program.

Only in ABM programs, up to 9 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. However, any graduate coursework will not apply to undergraduate GPA.

Typical 4-Year Dietetics Concentration Sequence

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
MATH* 3 Humanities/Fine Arts* 3
History* 3 PSYC 1030 3
Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 History* 3
CHEM 1110/1111 4 CHEM 1120/1121 4
       
Semester Totals 16 hrs   16 hrs

Sophomore Year

ENGL 2201 or 2202 3 COMM 2381 3
NUTR 2102 2 SOCI 1010 3
BIOL 2010/2011 4 BIOL 2020/2021 4
NUTR 2202 3 ACCT 2010 3
NUTR 2302 3 HMSE 2000 2
NUTR 2303 1    
       
Semester Totals 16 hr   15 hrs

Junior Year

BIOL 1230/1231 4 NUTR 3002 3
MKTG 3010 3 NUTR 3502 3
CHEM 3310/3301 4 CHEM 3511 3
Elective 3 EXSS 3700 3
     Elective
Semester Totals 14 hrs   15 hrs

Senior Year

NUTR 4000 1 NUTR 4112 3
NUTR 4102 3 Elective 2
NUTR 4802 3 NUTR 4602 3
MGMT 3110 3 NUTR 4605 3
NUTR 4812 3 HMSE 4999

3

NUTR 4803  1    
       
Semester Totals 14 hr   14 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

Typical 4-Year Exercise & Sport Science Concentration Sequence

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 HPRO 2100 3
MATH* 3 Humanities/Fine Arts* 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences* 3 Natural Sciences* 4
Natural Sciences* 4 Social/Behavioral Sciences* 3
       
Semester Totals 16 hrs   16 hrs

Sophomore Year

History* 3 BIOL 2020/2021 4
BIOL 2010/2011 4 COMM 2381 3
EXSS 2004 3 History* 3
ENGL 2201 or 2202 3 EXSS 2010 2
NUTR 2202 3 HMSE 2000 2
    EXSS 2020 2
       
Semester Totals 16 hrs   16 hrs

Junior Year

EXSS 3050 3 EXSS 3450 3
EXSS 3405 3 EXSS 3603 3
EXSS 3803 3 EXSS 3703 3
Elective 3 Elective 4
Elective EXSS 3020 3
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   16 hrs

Senior Year

EXSS 4000 3 EXSS 4605 6
EXSS 4603 3 Elective 7
Elective 3    
EXSS 4015 3    
       
Semester Totals 12 hrs   13 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

Typical 4-Year Health Promotion & Lifestyle Management Concentration Sequence

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
Humanities* 3 HPRO 2100 3
MATH* 3 Humanities/Fine Arts* 3
History* 3 Elective 4
Natural Science* 4 PSYC 1030 3
       
Semester Totals 16 hrs   16 hrs

Sophomore Year

History* 3 BIOL 2020/2021 4
BIOL 2010/2011 4 COMM 2381 3
ELECTIVE 3 SOCI 2100 3
ENGL 2201 or 2202 3 EXSS 2010 2
NUTR 2202 3 HPRO 2200 3
    EXSS 2020 2
       
Semester Totals 16 hrs   17 hrs

Junior Year

HPRO 3800 3 EXSS 3700 3
HPRO 3522 3 HPRO 3606 3
HPRO 3505 3 HPRO 4520 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
HPRO 3500 3 HPRO 3716 3
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Senior Year

HPRO 4500 3 HPRO 4605** 9
HPRO 4530 3 HMSE 4999 3
Elective 3    
Elective 4    
       
Semester Totals 13 hrs   12 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

** Must show proof of current First Aid and CPR certification before Internship.

Typical 4-Year Healthcare Leadership Concentration Sequence

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010  3 ENGL 1020 3
MATH* 3 Humanities/Fine Arts* 3
Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 NUTR 2202 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences* 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 2
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs    14 hrs

Sophomore Year

BIOL 2010/2011 4 COMM 2381 3
HIST* 3 BIOL 2020/2021 4
Social/Behavioral Sciences* 3 HIST* 3
ENGL 2201 or 2202 3 Elective 3
Elective 2 Elective 3
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   16 hrs

 Junior Year

HCL 3000 3 HCL 3010 3
HCL 3020 3 HCL 3040 3
HCL 3030 3 COMM 3012 3
HCL 3050 3 HPRO 4530 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

 Senior Year

HCL 4000 3 HCL 4040 3
HCL 4010 3 HMSE 4999** 3-6
HCL 4020 3 HCL 4065** 3-6
HCL 4030 3 Elective 3
Elective 3    
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

**Senior project and internship must be a combined total of 9 hours credit.