Ithaca College

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Health Promotion and Physical Education

Mary Bentley, Associate Professor and Chair

The Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education prepares students to take an active role in the promotion of health and physical activity, with a focus on enhancing the well-being of people through education in school and community settings, instruction in the health sciences, or leadership in health policy. The Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education offers the following majors:

B.S. in physical education (teaching)

B.S. in health education (teaching)

B.S. in health education and physical education (teaching)

B.S. in community health education

B.S. in health sciences

B.A. in health policy studies

B.S. in health services administration*

B.S. in health care management

* No new majors being accepted

Additionally, the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, under the physical activity, leisure, and safety (PALS) program, offers a variety of physical activity and leisure services courses to students.

B.S. in Physical Education (Teaching)

The program in physical education prepares students for initial New York State certification to teach at elementary and secondary school levels. Coursework includes strong preparation in the liberal arts, health and exercise sciences, teacher education, professional theory, and professional skills. A full semester of student teaching in the senior year is required in this program. One of the two student teaching placements will be in Rochester, New York. Students who complete the major are eligible to apply for teacher certification after successfully completing the appropriate examinations. New York certification requires the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations; other states may require the Praxis examination or another designated state teaching examination.

Medical clearance by the Ithaca College health center is required for participation in any activity course. Students who do not have such clearance will not be able to complete the requirements for this degree.

All candidates for teaching certification must attend a two-hour workshop on child abuse identification and prevention, and a two-hour workshop on drug and alcohol abuse. The evening workshops are offered each semester. For more information about certification requirements and for information about fingerprinting requirements, see the following:
Office of Teaching and Certification

Special Academic Status Policy for Physical Education Majors

Acceptance into and retention in the physical education major is subject to compliance with the following academic standards:

1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.

2. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 after the sophomore year in PHED-23400 and HLTH-21300, in the professional education core (PSYC-21010, SLPA-21900, SLPA-22900, PHED-44100, PHED-44800, TCED-34000), and in HLTH-15200, PHED-21200, PHED-23000, PHED-25500, PHED-33000, PHED-33200, PHED-33300, PHED-43900, and PHED-44000.

3. Each of the aforementioned courses must be completed with at least a C (not C-). Failure to do so mandates repeating the course. The Ithaca College policy on repeating a course must be followed.

4. A student failing to meet the minimum standards in the first two bulleted items listed above in any given semester will be placed on program academic warning and be given one semester to attain these standards. Students failing to meet these academic standards for two consecutive semesters or in any three semesters total will be subject to dismissal from the major.

5. No student will be allowed to enroll in an internship or student teaching (PHED-46000, PHED-44100, and PHED-44800) unless he or she has met these standards in the previous semester.

6. Students who wish to do their student teaching any time during the senior year must file an application early in the spring of the junior year and receive approval from the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education. One of the two student teaching placements will be in Rochester, New York.

7. Students must present a current American Red Cross CPR and first aid card to the coordinator of student teaching prior to student teaching.

Requirements for the Major in Physical Education (Teaching) - B.S.
General requirements (LA)

Speech elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

SPCM-11000

Public Communication (3)

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication (3)

SPCM-14000

Small Group Communication (3)

SPCM-14900

Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication (3)

3

Multicultural elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

POLT-14100

Power: Race, Sex, and Class (3)

SOCI-10100

Introduction to Sociology (3)

SOCI-11600

Introduction to Multicultural Studies (3)

SOCI-20700

Race and Ethnicity (3)

ANTH-10400

Cultural Anthropology (3)

ANTH-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

3

Writing electives - A total of 6 credits selected from the following:

WRTG-10600

Academic Writing I or

WRTG-11100

Academic Writing II

3

WRTG-xxxxx

Elective (not WRTG-10100)

3

Additional

MATH-xxxxx

Mathematics elective (not MATH-10000, MATH-15200, MATH-15300, or MATH-18000)

3-4

ARAB-1xxxx, CHIN-1xxxx, FREN-1xxxx, GERM-1xxxx, HEBR-1xxxx, ITAL-1xxxx, LATN-1xxxx, SPAN-1xxxx, RUSS-1xxxx

Language elective - based on proficiency, 6 credits in the same language other than English

6

Liberal arts electives

13-14

Total, general requirements (LA)

35

Health and exercise sciences

PHED-23400

Fitness Applications for Health Promotion

4

HLTH-11300

Personal Health

3

HLTH-21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing

3

EXSS-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS-12100

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

EXSS-24600

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3

Total, health and exercise sciences

21

Professional education

PSYC-21010

Educational Psychology

3

SLPA-21900

Language/Literacy Development in Children Age 3 to 21

2

SLPA-22900

Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators

2

PHED-44100

Student Teaching

10

PHED-44800

Professional Seminar

2

EDUC-34000

Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

3

Total, professional education

22

Professional content and pedagogy: physical education

HLTH-13901

Technology for the Professional Edge

3

HLTH-15200

Introduction to Health and Physical Education

3

HLTH-21100

Health and Safety Needs of Children

3

PHED-10100

Teaching Strategies in Physical Education

1

PHED-14400

Fundamentals of Dance and Movement

1

PHED-17800

Fundamental Movement Concepts in Gymnastics

1

PHED-20200

Teaching Goal-Oriented Games in Physical Education

1

PHED-20400

Teaching Net/Wall Games in Physical Education

1

PHED-20500

Teaching Target and Fielding Games in Physical Education

1

PHED-20600

Teaching Fundamental Skills and Games in Elementary Physical Education

2

PHED-20700

Teaching Outdoor Pursuits and Contemporary Activities

1

PHED-20800

Teaching Individual and Contemporary Activities

1

PHED-21200

Motor Skill Development

3

PHED-23000

Teaching Movement Concepts in Elementary Physical Education Curriculum

1

PHED-23500

Teaching Fitness in Physical Education

1

PHED-25500

Philosophy and Principles of Coaching

3

PHED-33000

Adapted Physical Education and Sport

3

PHED-33200

Curriculum and Methods in Elementary School Physical Education

3

PHED-33300

Curriculum and Methods in Secondary School Physical Education

3

PHED-43900

Tests and Measurement in Physical Education

3

PHED-44000

Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Athletics

3

Total

42

Summary

General requirements (LA)

35

Health and exercise sciences

21

Professional education

22

Professional content and pedagogy: physical education

42

Total, B.S. in physical education (teaching)

120

B.S. in Health Education (Teaching)

This program prepares students to educate others about personal, family, and community health concerns, including maintaining good health and preventing illness. Graduates may teach health in elementary and secondary schools or serve in public health and social service agencies. The curriculum has a broad, interdisciplinary orientation that emphasizes the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of health. A full semester of student teaching in the senior year is required in this program. The semester is divided into two separate placements, with one of the placements in Rochester, New York. Students who complete this major qualify to take the national examination to be certified as health education specialists and are eligible to apply for initial teacher certification after successfully completing the appropriate examinations. New York certification requires the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations; other states may require the Praxis examination or another designated state teaching examination.

All candidates for initial teaching certification must attend a two-hour workshop on child abuse identification and prevention. The evening workshop is offered once each semester. For more information about certification requirements, and for information about fingerprinting requirements, see the following:
Office of Teaching and Certification

Special Academic Status Policy for Health Education Majors

1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.

2. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 after the sophomore year in the professional health core (SOCI-21500, HLTH-15200, HLTH-20200, HLTH-22800, HLTH-22900, HLTH-31500, HLTH-33300, HLTH-35000, HLTH-43900) and in the professional education core (PSYC-21010, SLPA-21900, SLPA-22900, HLTH-36000, HLTH-42000, HLTH-44100, HLTH-44800, and TCED-34000).

3. Each of the aforementioned courses must be completed with at least a C (not C-). Failure to do so mandates repeating the course. The Ithaca College policy on repeating a course must be followed.

4. A student failing to meet the minimum standards in 1 and 2 above in any given semester will be placed on program academic warning and be given one semester to attain these standards. Students failing to meet these academic standards for two consecutive semesters or in any three semesters total will be subject to dismissal from the major.

5. No student will be allowed to enroll in an internship or student teaching (HLTH-44900, HLTH-44100, and HLTH-44800) unless he or she has met these standards in the previous semester.

6. Students who wish to do their student teaching any time during the senior year must file an application early in the spring of the junior year and receive approval from the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education. One of the two student teaching placements will be in Rochester, New York. Students must present a current American Red Cross CPR and first aid card to the coordinator of student teaching prior to student teaching.

Requirements for the Major in Health Education (Teaching) - B.S.
General requirements (LA)

Biology elective - At least 3 credits selected from the following:

BIOL-10400

Environmental Biology (3)

BIOL-11500

Essentials of Biology (3)

BIOL-11900

Fundamentals of Biology (4)

3-4

Speech elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

SPCM-11000

Public Communication (3)

SPCM-14000

Small Group Communication (3)

SPCM-14900

Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication (3)

SPCM-21800

Speech Communication for the Classroom Teacher (3)

3

Multicultural elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

POLT-14100

Power: Race, Sex, and Class (3)

SOCI-11600

Introduction to Multicultural Studies (3)

SOCI-20700

Race and Ethnicity (3)

ANTH-10400

Cultural Anthropology (3)

ANTH-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

3

Counseling elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

SOCI-30800

Counseling Theory and Dynamics (3)

SOCI-30900

Group Counseling (3)

3

Writing electives - A total of 6 credits selected from the following:

WRTG-10600

Academic Writing I or

WRTG-11100

Academic Writing II

3

WRTG-xxxxx

Writing elective (not WRTG-10100)

3

Additional

MATH-xxxxx

Mathematics elective (not MATH-10000, MATH-15200, MATH-15300, or MATH-18000)

3-4

ARAB-1xxxx, CHIN-1xxxx, FREN-1xxxx, GERM-1xxxx, HEBR-1xxxx, ITAL-1xxxx, LATN-1xxxx, SPAN-1xxxx, RUSS-1xxxx

Language elective - based on proficiency, 6 credits in the same language other than English

6

SOCI-10100

Introduction to Sociology

3

TRLS-12500

Understanding Disability: Characteristics, Causes Services

3

EXSS-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS-12100

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Total, general requirements

41-43

Professional health core courses

SOCI-21500

Introduction to Contemporary Mental Health Issues

3

HLTH-13901

Technology for the Professional Edge

3

HLTH-15200

Introduction to Health and Physical Education

3

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition

3

HLTH-21100

Health and Safety Needs of School-Age Children

3

HLTH-22800

Human Sexuality

3

HLTH-22900

Disease and Lifestyle

3

HLTH-31500

Family Health Problems

3

HLTH-33300

Development and Evaluation of Health Programs

3

HLTH-35000

Psychoactive Drugs

3

HLTH-43900

Tests and Measurement in Health Education

3

Total, professional health core

33

Professional health electives - A total of 9 credits selected from the following:

PSYC-24100

Psychological Aspects of the Family (3)

PSYC-32100

Abnormal Psychology (3)

SOCI-31400

Sociology of Health and Medicine (3)

SOCI-31600

Women and Health (3)

HPS-20500

Critical Health Issues (3)

HPS-36000

Front-Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology (3)

HPS-10200

Medical Terminology (3)

HLTH-11300

Personal Health (3)

HLTH-12200

Emergency Health Care (1)

HLTH-22400

Emergency Health Care Instructor (2)

HLTH-22500

Alcohol and Alcoholism (3)

HLTH-22700

Stress: Its Nature and Management (3)

HLTH-31700

Community Health (3)

HLTH-32200

Nutrition for the Older Adult (3)

HLTH-33000

Health Promotion in the Workplace (3)

HLTH-39900

Selected Topics in Health (1-3)

HLTH-45200

Independent Study in Health (1-3)

GERO-10100

Introduction to Aging Studies (3)

Total, professional health electives

9

Professional education courses

PSYC-21010

Educational Psychology

3

SLPA-21900

Language/Literacy Development in Children Age 3 to 21

2

SLPA-22900

Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators

2

HLTH-36000

Curriculum and Materials in Health Education

3

HLTH-42000

Teaching Strategies in Health Education

3

HLTH-44100

Student Teaching in Health Education

10

HLTH-44800

Seminar in Health Education

2

EDUC-34000

Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

3

Total, professional education

28

Free electives

Total

7-9

Summary

General requirements (LA)

41-43

Professional health core

33

Professional health electives

9

Professional education

28

Free electives

7-9

Total, B.S. in health education (teaching)

120

B.S. in Health Education and Physical Education (Teaching)

The dual major in health education and physical education enables students to become certified to teach in two areas. Upon graduation, students are eligible for New York State provisional or initial teacher certification in both health education and physical education. This dual certification offers increased professional opportunities, and it meets the needs of students who desire to teach both health education and physical education in the public schools of New York State. Students who complete the dual major are eligible to apply for teacher certification after successfully completing the appropriate examinations. New York certification requires the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations; other states may require the Praxis examination or other designated state teaching examination.

Coursework includes strong preparation in the liberal arts, health and exercise sciences, physical education, teacher education, professional theory, and professional skills. A full semester of student teaching in the senior year is required. One of the two student teaching placements will be in Rochester, New York. It should be noted that because this program prepares students in two areas, there is relatively little room left for electives. For those students whose career interests lie within these areas, however, this program offers considerable depth in two highly related areas, within a challenging curriculum.

Medical clearance by Ithaca College's health center is required for participation in any activity course. Students who do not have such clearance will not be able to complete the requirements for this degree program.

All candidates for teaching certification must attend a two-hour workshop on child abuse identification and prevention. The evening workshop is offered once each semester. For more information about certification requirements and for information about fingerprinting requirements, see the following:
Office of Teaching and Certification

Special Academic Policy for Health Education and Physical Education (Dual) Major

Acceptance into and retention in the health education and physical education major is subject to compliance with the following academic standards:

1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.

2. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 after the sophomore year in the professional content and pedagogy health education core (PHED-23400, HLTH-15200, HLTH-20200, HLTH-21300, HLTH-22800, HLTH-21100, HLTH-31500, HLTH-35000, HLTH-36000, HLTH-42000, PHED-43900 or HLTH-43900), and PHED-21200, PHED-23000, PHED-33000, PHED-33200, PHED-33300, and in the professional education component (PSYC-21010, SLPA-21900, SLPA-22900, PHED-44500, HLTH-44500, PHED-44800 or HLTH-44800 and TCED-34000).

3. Each of the aforementioned courses must be completed with at least a C (not C-). Failure to do so mandates repeating the course. The Ithaca College policy on repeating a course must be followed.

4. A student failing to meet the minimum standards in1 and 2 above in any given semester will be placed on program academic warning and be given one semester to attain these standards. Students failing to meet these academic standards for two consecutive semesters or in any three semesters total will be subject to dismissal from the major.

5. No student will be allowed to enroll in an internship or student teaching (PHED-46000, HLTH-44900, PHED-44500, HLTH-44500, and PHED-44800 or HLTH-44800) unless he or she has met these standards in the previous semester.

6. Students who wish to do their student teaching any time during the senior year must file an application early in the spring of the junior year and receive approval from the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education. One of the two student teaching placements will be in Rochester, New York. Students must present a current American Red Cross CPR and first aid card to the coordinator of student teaching prior to student teaching.

Requirements for the Major in Health Education and Physical Education (Teaching) - B.S.
General requirements (LA)

Computer science:

HLTH-13901

Technology for the Professional Edge

3

Mathematics elective - A total of 3-4 credits selected from the following:

MATH-xxxxx courses (not MATH-10000, MATH-15200, MATH-15300, or MATH-18000)

3-4

Multicultural elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

POLT-14100

Power: Race, Sex, and Class (3)

SOCI-10100

Introduction to Sociology (3)

SOCI-11600

Introduction to Multicultural Studies (3)

SOCI-20700

Race and Ethnicity (3)

ANTH-10400

Cultural Anthropology (3)

ANTH-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

3

Speech elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

SPCM-11000

Public Communication (3)

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication (3)

SPCM-14000

Small Group Communication (3)

SPCM-14900

Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication (3)

SPCM-21800

Speech Communication for the Classroom Teacher (3)

3

Writing electives - A total of 6 credits selected from the following:

WRTG-10600

Academic Writing (3) or

WRTG-11100

Academic Writing II (3)

3

WRTG-xxxxx

Elective (not WRTG-10100) (3)

3

Total

18-19

Additional courses

ARAB-1xxxx, CHIN-1xxxx, FREN-1xxxx, GERM-1xxxx, HEBR-1xxxx, ITAL-1xxxx,

LATN-1xxxx, SPAN-1xxxx, RUSS-1xxxx

Language elective - based on proficiency, 6 credits in the same language other than English

6

Total

6

Total, general requirements

24-25

Exercise science component (LA)

EXSS-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS-12100

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Total, exercise science component

8

Professional content and pedagogy: health education

PHED-23400

Fitness Applications for Health Promotion

4

HLTH-15200

Introduction to Health and Physical Education

3

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition

3

HLTH-21100

Health and Safety Needs of Children

3

HLTH-21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing

3

HLTH-22800

Human Sexuality

3

HLTH-31500

Family Health Problems

3

HLTH-35000

Psychoactive Drugs

3

HLTH-36000

Curriculum and Materials in Health Education

3

HLTH-42000

Teaching Strategies in Health Education

3

PHED-43900

Tests and Measurement in Physical Education or

HLTH-43900

Tests and Measurement in Health Education

3

Total

34

Professional content and pedagogy: physical education

PHED-10100

Teaching Strategies in Physical Education

1

PHED-14400

Fundamentals of Dance and Movement

1

PHED-17800

Fundamental Movement Concepts in Gymnastics

1

PHED-20200

Teaching Goal-Oriented Games in Physical Education

1

PHED-20600

Teaching Fundamental Skills and Games in Elementary Physical Education

2

PHED-21200

Motor Skill Development

3

PHED-23000

Teaching Movement Concepts in Elementary Physical Education Curriculum

1

PHED-23500

Teaching Fitness in Physical Education

1

PHED-20400

Teaching Net/Wall Games in Physical Education

1

PHED-20500

Teaching Target and Fielding Games in Physical Education

1

PHED-20700

Teaching Outdoor Pursuits and Contemporary Activities

1

PHED-20800

Teaching Individual and Contemporary Activities

1

PHED-33000

Adapted Physical Education and Sport

3

PHED-33200

Curriculum and Methods in Elementary School Physical Education

3

PHED-33300

Curriculum and Methods in Secondary School Physical Education

3

Total

24

Professional education component

PSYC-21010

Educational Psychology

3

SLPA-21900

Language/Literacy Development in Children Age 3 to 21

2

SLPA-22900

Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators

2

PHED-44500

Student Teaching in Physical Education (dual major)

5

HLTH-44500

Student Teaching in Health Education (dual major)

5

PHED-44800

Professional Seminar in Physical Education (2) or

HLTH-44800

Seminar in Health Education (2)

2

TCED-34000

Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

3

Total, professional education component

22

Liberal arts electives

Total

9-10

Free electives

Total

3-4

Summary

General requirements

24-25

Exercise science component

8

Professional content and pedagogy: health education

34

Professional content and pedagogy: physical education

24

Professional education component

22

Liberal arts electives

9-10

Free electives

3-4

Total, B.S. in health education and physical education (teaching)

125

B.S. in Community Health Education

The community health education major has two main objectives. The first is to provide professional preparation for those who plan health education careers in public or voluntary health organizations. The second is to provide a sound undergraduate educational foundation for graduate studies in community health education and other health-related professions. Students who choose this major must complete the nutrition promotion concentration or a planned interdisciplinary combination. Students who complete this major qualify to take the national examination to be certified as health education specialists.

Special Academic Status Policy for Community Health Education Majors

Acceptance into and retention in the community health education major is subject to compliance with the following academic standards:

• Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.

• Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 after the sophomore year in the professional health core (HLTH-12200, HLTH-15200, HLTH-20200, HLTH-21300, HLTH-22700, HLTH-31700, HLTH-33300, HLTH-35000).

• Each of the aforementioned courses must be completed with at least a C (not C-). Failure to do so mandates repeating the course. The Ithaca College policy on repeating a course must be followed.

• A student failing to meet the minimum standards in the first two bulleted items listed above in any given semester will be placed on program academic warning and be given one semester to attain these standards. Students failing to meet these academic standards for two consecutive semesters or in any three semesters total will be subject to dismissal from the major.

• No student will be allowed to enroll in the professional practicum (HLTH-34900, HLTH-44900, or HLTH-45300) unless he or she has met these standards in the previous semester and presented a current American Red Cross CPR and first aid card to the internship coordinator.

Requirements for the Major in Community Health Education - B.S.
General requirements (LA)

SOCI-10100

Introduction to Sociology

3

EXSS-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS-12100

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

SPCM-xxxxx

Speech elective

3

WRTG-10600

Academic Writing I or

WRTG-11100

Academic Writing II

3

WRTG-xxxxx

Writing elective (not WRTG-10100)

3

Statistics elective - At least 3 credits selected from the following:

MATH-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (3)

MATH-24300

Statistics (3)

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability (4)

3-4

Psychology elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

PSYC-10300

Introduction to General Psychology (3)

PSYC-10400

Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)

PSYC-20300

Principles of General Psychology (3)

PSYC-20400

Principles of Developmental Psychology (3)

3

Counseling elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

SOCI-30800

Counseling Theory and Dynamics (3)

SOCI-30900

Group Counseling (3)

3

Multicultural elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

POLT-14100

Power: Race, Sex, and Class (3)

SOCI-11600

Introduction to Multicultural Studies (3)

SOCI-20700

Race and Ethnicity (3)

ANTH-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

3

Total, general requirements (LA)

32-33

Professional health

HLTH-15200

Introduction to Health and Physical Education

3

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition

3

HLTH-22700

Stress: Its Nature and Management

3

HLTH-33300

Development and Evaluation of Health Programs

3

HLTH-35000

Psychoactive Drugs

3

Total, professional health courses

15

Health promotion core

HLTH-13901

Technology for the Professional Edge

3

HPS-20500

Critical Health Issues

3

HLTH-21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing

3

HLTH-31700

Community Health

3

HPS-31500

Health Research and Analysis

3

HLTH-44400

Professional Leadership in Health

3

Total, health promotion core

18

Professional practicum

HLTH-34900

Fieldwork in Health

0-6

HLTH-44900

Internship in Health

6-12

HLTH-45300

Supervised Research

0-3

Total, professional practicum

12

Required concentration or planned interdisciplinary combination

The nutrition promotion concentration or a planned interdisciplinary combination (PIC) is required for graduation. Liberal arts courses taken to fulfill this requirement may be applied toward the 60-credit liberal arts requirement, thus increasing the available number of free elective credits. To fulfill this requirement, students have the following options:

1. Students may enroll in the nutrition promotion concentration.

2. Students may develop, with their adviser, a planned interdisciplinary combination (PIC) of courses that relate to their major field and/or point toward their vocational goals. The student must be accepted into a PIC no later than the second semester of the junior year. Before acceptance, an application must be completed and approved by the student's adviser, the department chair, and the dean. Requirements for a PIC are listed below.

Summary

General requirements

32-33

Professional health core

15

Professional practicum

12

Health promotion core

18

Concentration or PIC

30-40

Free electives

2-13

Total, B.S. in community health education

120

Community Health Education Concentrations

Nutrition Concentration

This concentration is for individuals who are interested in nutrition promotion in a community, school, or worksite setting. Upon graduation, the student is employable as a nutrition educator working with children, athletes, adults, or the elderly. This program also prepares the student to pursue graduate work in clinical dietetics (for certification as a clinical dietitian), nutrition, and health. Courses with the prefix ICCU are offered by the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University.

Required courses

HLTH-32200

Nutrition for the Older Adult

3

HLTH-44200

Critical Assessment of Nutrition Programs

3

Total

6

Nutrition electives - At least 9 credits selected from the following:

BIOL-10600

Plants, People, and Food Production (3)

HLTH-30200

Nutrition and Sport (3)

HLTH-45300

Supervised Research (1-3)

ICCU-20001

Vegetarian Nutrition (3)

ICCU-24501

Social Science Perspectives on Food and Nutrition (3)

ICCU-30601

Nutritional Problems of Developing Nations (3)

ICCU-31501

Obesity and Regulation of Body Weight (3)

ICCU-33100

Physiological and Biochemical Bases of Human Nutrition (4)

9

Mathematics elective

MATH-xxxxx courses (not MATH-10000, MATH-15200, MATH-15300, or MATH-18000)

3-4

Professional health electives - at least 12 credits selected from the following:

SOCI-21500

Introduction to Contemporary Mental Health Issues (3)

SOCI-31600

Women and Health (3)

HPS-11000

War, Hunger, and Genocide: An International Health Perspective (3)

HPS-14000

Cyborgs, Clones, and Policy: New Technologies in Health and Medicine (3)

HPS-21500

Introduction to Health Policy and Policy Making (3)

HPS-22500

Health Communication (3)

HPS-25000

International Health Issues (3)

HPS-36000

Front-Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology (3)

HLTH-20300

Consumer Health (3)

HLTH-21100

Health and Safety Needs of School-Age Children (3)

HLTH-22500

Alcohol and Alcoholism (3)

HLTH-22800

Human Sexuality (3)

HLTH-22900

Disease and Lifestyle (3)

HLTH-31500

Family Health Problems (3)

HLTH-42000

Teaching Strategies in Health Education (3)

12

Total, nutrition concentration

30-31

Planned Interdisciplinary Combination (PIC)

Students who have other areas of interest or vocational goals may plan, in consultation with their advisers, a combination of courses that relate to their needs. Examples are health care delivery, counseling, patient education, women's health issues, and communication skills.

Required courses

HLTH-22800

Human Sexuality

3

HLTH-31500

Family Health Problems

3

HLTH-42000

Teaching Strategies in Health Education

3

Total

9

Biology elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

BIOL-10600

Plants, People, and Food Production (3)

BIOL-10800

The Human Organism (3)

BIOL-11500

Essentials of Biology (3)

3

Mathematics elective

MATH-xxxxx courses (not MATH-10000, MATH-15200, MATH-15300, or MATH-18000)

3-4

Sociology elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

SOCI-21500

Introduction to Contemporary Mental Health Issues (3)

SOCI-31400

Sociology of Health and Medicine (3)

SOCI-31600

Women and Health (3)

3

Professional health electives - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

HLTH-21100

Health and Safety Needs of School-Age Children (3)

HLTH-20300

Consumer Health (3)

HPS-11000

War, Hunger, and Genocide: An International Health Perspective (3)

HPS-14000

Cyborgs, Clones, and Policy: New Technologies in Health and Medicine (3)

HPS-21500

Introduction to Health Policy and Policy Making (3)

HPS-22500

Health Communication (3)

HPS-25000

International Health Issues (3)

HPS-36000

Front-Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology (3)

3

Planned interdisciplinary combination electives

Total

18

Total, planned interdisciplinary combination

39-40

B.S. in Health Sciences

The health sciences degree program is designed to prepare students for graduate study in a variety of health professions. The major combines knowledge from several disciplines related to health and disease. The health core focuses on scientific facts and principles pertinent to personal and community health. The integration of courses from the behavioral sciences helps students understand the psychological and sociological determinants of health. Courses in the natural sciences provide a strong foundation for future health professionals. A practicum provides "real world" experiences linking education to service.

Health professionals must respect individual differences, communicate effectively, use analytic and computer skills, work collaboratively, and be sensitive to ethical issues. Coursework in this major provides students with these skills, while electives afford students the opportunity to direct their studies toward specific careers. Thus, this program provides excellent preprofessional preparation for students planning graduate study to become public health specialists, administrators, researchers, policy analysts, dietitians, nurses, chiropractors, occupational or physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, or health care practitioners in related fields.

Special Academic Status Policy for Health Sciences Majors

Students will not be allowed to enroll in the professional practicum (HLTH-34900, HLTH-44900, or HLTH-45300) until they have presented a current American Red Cross CPR and first aid card to the internship coordinator.

Requirements for the Major in Health Sciences - B.S.
General requirements (LA)

WRTG-10600

Academic Writing I (3) or

WRTG-11100

Academic Writing II (3)

3

Writing elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

WRTG-20100

Persuasive Argument (3)

WRTG-21100

Writing for the Workplace (3)

3

Mathematics elective - At least 3 credits selected from the following:

MATH-10500

Mathematics for Decision Making (3)

MATH-10600

Mathematics for Decision Making with Technology (4)

MATH-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (4)

MATH-11100

Calculus I (4)

3-4

Statistics elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

MATH-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (3)

MATH-24300

Statistics (3)

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability (4)

3-4

Ethics elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

PHIL-21200

Introduction to Ethics (3)

PHIL-23000

Bioethics(3)

3

Speech elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

SPCM-11000

Public Communication (3)

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication (3)

SPCM-14000

Small Group Communication (3)

SPCM-14900

Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication (3)

3

Psychology elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

PSYC-10300

General Psychology (3)

PSYC-10400

Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)

PSYC-20300

Principles of General Psychology (3)

PSYC-20400

Principles of Developmental Psychology (3)

3

Diversity elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

POLT-14100

Power: Race, Sex, and Class (3)

SOCI-11600

Introduction to Multicultural Studies (3)

SOCI-20700

Race and Ethnicity (3)

ANTH-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

TRLS-12500

Understanding Disability: Characteristics, Causes, Services (3)

GERO-10100

Introduction to Aging Studies (3)

3

Total, general requirements

24-26

Natural science core

BIOL-11900

Fundamentals of Biology I

4

BIOL-12000

Fundamentals of Biology II

4

EXSS-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS-12100

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

EXSS-36000

Medical Science I

3

EXSS-36100

Medical Science II

3

Total, natural science core

22

Professional health courses

HINT-10000

Health Sciences: Foundations and Careers

2

SPCM-22500

Health Communication (3) or

HPS-22500

Health Communication (3)

3

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition

3

Total, professional health courses

8

Health promotion core

HLTH-13901

Technology for the Professional Edge (LA)

3

HPS-20500

Critical Health Issues (LA)

3

HLTH-21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing (LA)

3

HLTH-31700

Community Health (LA)

3

HPS-31500

Health Research and Analysis (LA)

3

HLTH-44400

Professional Leadership in Health

3

Total, health promotion core

18

Practicum - A total of 6 credits selected from the following:

HLTH-34900

Fieldwork in Health (1-6)

HLTH-44900

Internship in Health (6-12)

HLTH-45300

Supervised Research (1-3)

Total, practicum

6

Free electives

Total

19-21

Required emphasis (health promotion, premedical, or nutrition) 21-32
Summary

General requirements

24-26

Natural science core

22

Professional health courses

8

Health promotion core

18

Practicum

6

Emphasis

21-32

Free electives

19-21

Total, B.S. in health sciences

120

Students in health sciences are required to declare one of the following three emphasis programs.

The health promotion emphasis is offered to students pursuing a health sciences degree and interested in basic health counseling and promotion.

Health Promotion Emphasis - 21 credits

HLTH-20300

Consumer Health (LA)

3

HLTH-22800

Human Sexuality (LA)

3

HLTH-22900

Disease and Lifestyle (LA)

3

HLTH-33300

Development and Evaluation of Health Programs

3

HLTH-35000

Psychoactive Drugs (LA)

3

HLTH- or HPS-xxxxx

Health Elective (LA) and

SOCI-30800

Counseling Theory and Dynamics (LA) or

SOCI-30900

Group Counseling (LA)

6

Total, health promotion emphasis

21

The premedical emphasis is driven by the curricular needs of students pursuing premedical graduate education and future clinical health preparation.

Premedical Emphasis - 28-29 credits

CHEM-12100

Principles of Chemistry

4

CHEM-12400

Experimental Chemistry I

2

CHEM-22500

Experimental Chemistry II

2

CHEM-23200

Quantitative Chemistry

3

BIOL-45200

Microbiology

4

CHEM-22100

Organic Chemistry

3

CHEM-22200

Organic Chemistry II

3

PHYS-10100

Introduction to Physics I (4) and

PHYS-10200

Introduction to Physics II (4) or

8

PHYS-11700

Principles of Physics I* (4) and

PHYS-11800

Principles of Physics II ** (3)

7-8

Total, premedical emphasis

28-29

* Requires PHYS-12000 Freshman Laboratory (2 credits) and MATH-11100 as prerequisites

** Requires MATH-11200 as prerequisite

The nutrition emphasis contains two options. Option 1 is available to students wishing to pursue general nutritional science in their career preparation. Option 2 is strongly recommended for students interested in pursuing a registered dietitian postgraduate degree.

Nutrition Emphasis - 15-29 credits

Option 1

CHEM-11100

Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

CHEM-11200

Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

3

BIOC-21100

Essentials of Biochemistry

3

or

Option 2

CHEM-12100

Principles of Chemistry

4

CHEM-22100

Organic Chemistry

3

CHEM-22200

Organic Chemistry

3

CHEM-23200

Quantitative Chemistry

3

BIOC-35300

Biochemistry I

3

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition

3

HLTH-37000

Nutritional Applications of Biochemistry

1

HLTH-44200

Critical Assessment of Nutrition Programs

3

Additional requirements - A total of 6 credits selected from the following:

HLTH-30200

Nutrition and Sport

3

HLTH-32200

Nutrition and the Older Adult

3

HLTH-45300

Supervised Research

1-3

ICCU-20001

Vegetarian Nutrition

3

ICCU-24501

Social Science Perspectives of Food and Nutrition

3

ICCU-30601

Nutrition Problems of Developing Nations

3

ICCU-31501

Obesity and Regulation of Body Weight

3

ICCU-33100

Physiological and Biochemical Bases of Human Nutrition

3

Total, nutrition emphasis

15-29

Minors

Coaching Minor

Open to students majoring in all disciplines except physical education and health education and physical education. This minor is designed to prepare students to coach one or two specific sports.

Requirements

PHED-xxxxx

Sport Techniques* (1)

Professional Skills* (0.5-2) and/or

Intercollegiate Athletics* (0.5-1)

1

PHED-xxxxx

Coaching Seminar*

1

PHED-25500

Philosophy and Principles of Coaching

3

PHED-34900

Fieldwork*

1

HLTH-12200

Emergency Health Care

1

EXSS-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS-24600

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3

EXSS-29600

Sport and Exercise Psychology

3

* Course must be in sport to be registered.

Electives - A total of 4 credits selected from the following:

PHED-34900

Fieldwork (1-3)

PHED-xxxxx

Coaching Seminar** (1)

PHED-xxxxx

Sport Techniques** (1)

PHED-44000

Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Athletics (3)

TRLS-24000

Sports for the Disabled (3)

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition (3)

HLTH-21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing (3)

HLTH-22400

Emergency Health Care Instructor (2)

HLTH-30200

Nutrition and Sport (3)

EXSS-24700

Advanced Prevention and Care (3)

SPMM-29500

Social Aspects of Sport (3)

SPMM-29700

Sport: Philosophical Perspectives (3)

4

Total, coaching minor

21

** Course must be in the second sport to be registered.

Health Minor

Open to students majoring in all disciplines except community health education, health sciences with health promotion emphasis, health education, and health education and physical education.

Requirements

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition

3

HLTH-22800

Human Sexuality

3

HLTH-35000

Psychoactive Drugs

3

HPS-20500

Critical Health Issues

3

HLTH-xxxxx

Professional health electives (from list below)

6

Total, health minor

18

Professional health electives - A total of 6 credits selected from the following (with adviser's approval):

HLTH-15200

Introduction to Health and Physical Education (3)

HLTH-20300

Consumer Health (3)

HLTH-21100

Health and Safety Needs of School-Age Children (3)

HLTH-21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing (3)

HLTH-22400

Emergency Health Care Instructor (2)

HLTH-22500

Alcohol and Alcoholism (3)

HLTH-22700

Stress: Its Nature and Management (3)

HLTH-22900

Disease and Lifestyle (3)

HLTH-24000

Health Promotion and the Older Adult (3)

HLTH-30200

Nutrition and Sport (3)

HLTH-31500

Family Health Problems (3)

HLTH-31700

Community Health (3)

HLTH-34900

Fieldwork in Health (1-3)

HLTH-32200

Nutrition for the Older Adult (3)

HLTH-44200

Critical Assessment Nutrition Programs (3)

HPS-10200

Medical Terminology (3)

HPS-11000

War, Hunger, and Genocide: An International Health Perspective (3)

HPS-14000

Cyborgs, Clones, and Policy: New Technologies in Health and Medicine (3)

HPS-21500

Introduction to Health Policy and Policy Making (3)

HPS-22500

Health Communication (3)

HPS-25000

International Health Issues (3)

PHED-23400

Fitness Applications for Health Promotion (4)

HPS-36000

Front-Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology (3)

HLTH-45200

Independent Study in Health (1-3)

6

Nutrition Promotion Minor

Open to students majoring in all disciplines except community health education, health education, or health education and physical education. Students in health education or health education and physical education may complete a concentration in nutrition promotion by fulfilling the requirements of this minor.

Courses with the prefix ICCU- are offered by the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University.

Requirements

SOCI-30800

Counseling Theory and Dynamics or

SOCI-30900

Group Counseling

3

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition

3

HLTH-44200

Critical Assessment of Nutrition Programs

3

WRTG-20100

Persuasive Argument or

WRTG-21100

Writing for the Workplace

3

Nutrition electives (from list below)

6

Professional health elective (from list below)

3

Total, nutrition promotion minor

21

A total of 6 credits selected from the following nutrition courses:

BIOL-10600

Plants, People, and Food Production (3)

HLTH-30200

Nutrition and Sport (3)

HLTH-32200

Nutrition for the Older Adult (3)

HLTH-34900

Fieldwork in Health (1-3)

HLTH-45300

Supervised Research (1-3)

ICCU-20001

Vegetarian Nutrition (3)

ICCU-24501

Social Science Perspectives on Food and Nutrition (3)

ICCU-30601

Nutritional Problems of Developing Nations (3)

ICCU-31501

Obesity and Regulation of Body Weight (3)

ICCU-33100

Physiological and Biochemical Bases of Human Nutrition (3)

6

A total of 3 credits selected from the following health courses:

SOCI-31600

Women and Health (3)

HPS-25000

International Health Issues (3)

HLTH-15200

Introduction to Health and Physical Education (3)

HLTH-22500

Alcohol and Alcoholism (3)

HLTH-22900

Disease and Lifestyle (3)

HLTH-31500

Family Health Problems (3)

HLTH-31700

Community Health (3)

HLTH-33300

Development and Evaluation of Health Programs (3)

HLTH-35000

Psychoactive Drugs (3)

HLTH-22800

Human Sexuality (3)

HLTH-21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and
Healing (3)

HLTH-24000

Health Promotion and the Older Adult (3)

HLTH-21100

Health and Safety Needs of School-Age Children (3)

HLTH-20300

Consumer Health (3)

HPS-11000

War, Hunger, and Genocide: An International Health
Perspective (3)

HPS-14000

Cyborgs, Clones, and Policy: New Technologies in
Health and Medicine (3)

HPS-21500

Introduction to Health Policy and Policy Making (3)

HPS-22500

Health Communications (3)

HPS-25000

International Health Issues (3)

HPS-36000

Front-Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology (3)

3

Nutrition Science Minor

Open to students majoring in all disciplines except community health education, health education, or health education and physical education. Students in health education or health education and physical education may complete a concentration in nutrition science by fulfilling the requirements of this minor. Courses with the prefix ICCU are offered by the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University.

Note: Option 2 is strongly recommended for those students interested in obtaining a registered dietitian postgraduate degree.

Requirements

Option 1

CHEM-11100

Fundamentals of Chemistry (3)

CHEM-11200

Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (3)

BIOC-21100

Essentials of Biochemistry (3)

9

or

Option 2

CHEM-12100

Principles of Chemistry (4)

CHEM-22100

Organic Chemistry (3)

CHEM-22200

Organic Chemistry (3)

CHEM-23200

Quantitative Chemistry (3)

BIOC-35300

Biochemistry I (3)

16

A total of 6 credits selected from the following:

BIOL-10600

Plants, People, and Food Production (3)

HLTH-30200

Nutrition and Sport (3)

HLTH-32200

Nutrition for the Older Adult (3)

HLTH-34900

Fieldwork in Health (1-6)

HLTH-45300

Supervised Research (1-3)

ICCU-20001

Vegetarian Nutrition (3)

ICCU-24501

Social Science Perspectives on Food and Nutrition (3)

ICCU-30601

Nutritional Problems of Developing Nations (3)

ICCU-31501

Obesity and Regulation of Body Weight (3)

ICCU-33100

Physiological and Biochemical Bases of Human Nutrition (4)

6

Additional requirements

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition

3

HLTH-37000

Nutritional Applications of Biochemistry

1

HLTH-44200

Critical Assessment of Nutrition Programs

3

Total, nutrition science minor

22-29