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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2010-2011

College of Health and Human Services


Dean: Barbara Arrington
Associate Dean: Neil B. Vroman


The College of Health and Human Services, established in 1968, was created in response to the growing need for programs in higher education that prepare young men and women for health-related careers. The College offers undergraduate instruction leading to the bachelor of science degree in athletic training, communication sciences and disorders, family studies, health management and policy, kinesiology, nursing, occupational therapy, recreation management and policy, and social work. Each program enables students to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to practice their chosen professions and to obtain a broad cultural background in the humanities and social sciences.

Undeclared Major

A limited number of well-qualified first-year students who have expressed an interest in a health-related career but who are undecided about a specific major may enter the College of Health and Human Services as undeclared students. Undeclared students should explore possible majors by selecting courses from those listed below. Degree candidates must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of their major.  Students will also be required to complete a capstone course/experience within their major.

Required Courses

ENGL 401, Freshman English
PSYC 401, Introduction to Psychology
BMS 507-508, Human Anatomy and Physiology

Exploration Courses
COMM 520, Survey of Communication Disorders
FS 525, Human Development
HMP 401, U.S. Health Care Systems
KIN 500, Historical and Contemporary Issues in Physical Education
KIN 585, Emergency First Responder
NUTR 400, Nutrition Health and Well Being

OT 510, Exploring Occupational Therapy and Occupation
RMP 490, Recreation and Leisure in Society
SW 424, Introduction to Social Work

All HHS undeclared students are advised by a professional academic counselor. Upon declaration of a specific major, each student is assigned to a faculty adviser within the major department.


Degree Requirements

Candidates for the B.S. degree must satisfy all University requirements for graduation, earn at least 128 credits, successfully complete the courses required in one of the curricula described in this section, and achieve the required minimum grade-point average in the chosen curriculum. Generally, courses are to be completed in the sequence in which they are arranged. Degree candidates  must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of an individual major program, which includes a capstone course/experience.

Minors: See University Academic Requirements; also see Degrees and Major Programs of Study.
Dual-degree programs: See University Academic Requirements.
Student-designed majors: See Special University Programs.
Second majors: See University Academic Requirements.