School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education

Deborah Wuest, Professor and Chair
Karen Edwards, Assistant Professor and Associate 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:

The following minors are also available:

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 "Office of Teaching and Certification" page of the Department of Education website.

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, HLTH 21100, and HLTH 21300, in the professional education core (PSYC 21010, SLPA 21900, SLPA 22900, PHED 44100, PHED 44800, EDUC 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 numbered items 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

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

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 courses

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 or SLPA 10901, SLPA 20901

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

EDUC 11000 Child Abuse Identification and Prevention 0
EDUC 11100 Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention 0

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 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

3

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, professional content and pedagogy: physical education

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 "Office of Teaching and Certification" page of the Department of Education website.

Office of Teaching and Certification

Special Academic Status Policy for Health Education Majors

Acceptance into and retention in the health 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 health core (SOCI 21500, HLTH 15200, HLTH 20200, HLTH 21100, 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 EDUC 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

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

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

Counseling elective

A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

SOCI 30800

Counseling Theory and Dynamics

3

SOCI 30900

Group Counseling

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 courses

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 or SLPA 10901, SLPA 20901

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

6

SOCI 10100

Introduction to Sociology

3

RLS 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

4

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

34

Professional health electives

A total of 9 credits selected from the following:

PSYC 24100

Family Dynamics and Therapy

3

PSYC 32100

Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI 31400

Sociology of Health and Medicine

3

SOCI 31600

Women and Health

3

HPS 10200

Medical Terminology

3

HPS 20500

Critical Health Issues

3

HPS 36000

Front-Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology

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

EDUC 11000 Child Abuse Identification and Prevention 0

Total, professional education

28

Free electives

Total

6-8

Summary

General requirements (LA)

41-43

Professional health core

34

Professional health electives

9

Professional education

28

Free electives

6-8

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 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 "Office of Teaching Certification" page of the Department of Education website.

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 21100, HLTH 21300, HLTH 22800, HLTH 31500, HLTH 35000, HLTH 36000, HLTH 42000, and PHED 43900 or HLTH 43900); in PHED 21200, PHED 23000, PHED 33000, PHED 33200, and PHED 33300; and in the professional education component (PSYC 21010, SLPA 21900, SLPA 22900, PHED 44500, HLTH 44500, PHED 44800 or HLTH 44800, and EDUC 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 (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

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

Writing electives

A total of 6 credits selected from the following:

WRTG 10600

Academic Writing or

3

WRTG 11100

Academic Writing II

3

WRTG xxxxx

Elective (not WRTG 10100)

3

Additional courses

ARAB 1xxxx, CHIN 1xxxx, FREN 1xxxx, GERM 1xxxx, HEBR 1xxxx, ITAL 1xxxx, LATN 1xxxx, SPAN 1xxxx, RUSS 1xxxx or SLPA 10901, SLPA 20901

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, professional content and pedagogy: health education

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 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 21200

Motor Skill Development

3

PHED 23000

Teaching Movement Concepts in Elementary Physical Education Curriculum

3

PHED 23500

Teaching Fitness in Physical Education

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, professional content and pedagogy: physical education

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 or

2

HLTH 44800

Seminar in Health Education

2

EDUC 34000

Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

3

EDUC 11000 Child Abuse Identification and Prevention 0

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:

  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 (HLTH 12200, HLTH 15200, HLTH 20200, HLTH 21300, HLTH 22700, HLTH 31700, HLTH 33300, HLTH 35000).
  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 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 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 14500 Statistics for Health, Life, and Social Sciences 4

MATH 15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning

3

MATH 21600

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

3
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
Counseling elective

A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

SOCI 30800

Counseling Theory and Dynamics

3

SOCI 30900

Group Counseling

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

Total, general requirements (LA)

32-33

Professional health core

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

1-6

HLTH 44900

Internship in Health

6-12

HLTH 45300

Supervised Research

1-3

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.

Free electives

Free electives

2-13

Summary

General requirements

32-33

Professional health core

15

Health promotion core 18

Professional practicum

12

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

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 or

3
SPCM 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

4

HLTH 31500

Family Health Problems

3

HLTH 42000

Teaching Strategies in Health Education

3

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

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

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 or

3
SPCM 22500 Health Communication 3

HPS 25000

International Health Issues

3

HPS 36000

Front-Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology

3

Planned interdisciplinary combination electives

A total of 18 credits is required.

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 or

3

WRTG 11100

Academic Writing II

3

Writing elective

A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

WRTG 20100

Persuasive Argument

3

WRTG 21100

Writing for the Workplace

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

Statistics elective

At least 3 credits selected from the following:

MATH 14500 Statistics for Health, Life, and Social Sciences 4

MATH 15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning

3

MATH 21600

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

3

Ethics elective

A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

PHIL 21200

Introduction to Ethics

3

PHIL 23000

Bioethics

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

Psychology elective

A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

PSYC 10300

General Psychology

3

PSYC 10400

Introduction to Developmental Psychology

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

RLS 12500

Understanding Disability: Characteristics, Causes, Services

3

GERO 10100

Introduction to Aging Studies

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

2

Total, natural science core

21

Professional health courses

HINT 10000

Health Sciences: Foundations and Careers

2

HPS 22500

Health Communication or

3

SPCM 22500 Health Communication 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 

12-28

Required emphasis (health promotion, premedical, or nutrition)
Required emphasis  15-29
Summary

General requirements

24-26

Natural science core

21

Professional health courses

8

Health promotion core

18

Practicum

6

Free electives

12-28

Emphasis

15-29

Total, B.S. in health sciences

120

Health Sciences Emphasis Programs

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.

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

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.

Health Promotion Emphasis -- 22 credits

HLTH 20300

Consumer Health (LA)

3

HLTH 22800

Human Sexuality (LA)

3

HLTH 22900

Disease and Lifestyle (LA)

4

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

22

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 and

4

PHYS 10200

Introduction to Physics II or

4

PHYS 11700

Principles of Physics I* and

4

PHYS 11800

Principles of Physics II **

3

Total, premedical emphasis

28-29

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

** Requires MATH 11200 as prerequisite

Nutrition Emphasis -- 15-25 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 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

15-25

B.A. in Health Policy Studies

Health policy studies is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary program that offers the opportunity to study policy and cultural issues related to health and health care at the regional, national, and international levels. The major is a broad-based, liberal, and interconnected course of study involving social, political, economic, and cultural research and analyses.

In addition to the required and elective courses in this degree program, students must complete a minor or double major of their choice and an eight-week internship in a health policy setting, usually during the summer following the junior year. Graduates of this program are well prepared to serve as policy analysts with government agencies, lobby groups, legislative offices, health facilities, private corporations, international health agencies, health activist organizations, and health policy institutes.

Requirements for the Major in Health Policy Studies -- B.A.

Specific requirements

HPS 21500

Introduction to Health Policy and Policy Making

3

HPS 30400

Economics of Health Care

3

HPS 33510

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Policy

3

HPS 39000

Health Policy Internship

4

HPS 41500

Health Policy Seminar

3

Total, specific requirements

16

Restricted electives

Select two of the following:

HPS 11000

War, Hunger, and Genocide: An International Health Perspective

3

HLTH 20300

Consumer Health

3

HPS 13000

Healthy Viewings: Media and Health

3

HPS 14000

Cyborgs, Clones, and Policy: New Technologies in Health and Medicine

3

Total, restricted electives

6

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

Health policy electives

Select two of the following courses (6 credits); no more than one may be at the 100 level.

BIOL 10400

Environmental Biology

3

BIOL 10600

Plants, People, and Food Production

3

BIOL 10700

Human Genetics

3

BIOL 10800

The Human Organism

3

BIOL 10900

Life in the Ocean

3

BIOL 27800

Environmental Health and Medicine

3

POLT 36200

Theory and Politics of Public Policy

3

POLT 36400

Law and Public Policy

3

POLT 36500

The Politics of Health

3

POLT 36600

Environmental Politics

3

POLT 37000

Selected Topics in Public Policy

3

PHIL 2xxxx

Philosophy elective (200 level or higher)

3

HPS 22500

Health Communication or

3
SPCM 22500 Health Communication 3

HPS 32600

Health Planning and Administration

3

HPS 36000

Front-Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology

3

SOCI 21500

Introduction to Contemporary Mental Health Issues

3

SOCI 31400

Sociology of Health and Medicine

3

SOCI 31600

Women and Health

3
SOCI 36100 Social Welfare and Social Work 3

SOCI 37600

Poverty

3

ANTH 38000

Medical Anthropology

3

HLTH 22500

Alcohol and Alcoholism

3

HLTH 22900

Disease and Lifestyle

4

Total, health policy electives

6

Requirements outside major department

In the School of Humanities and Sciences

ECON 12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

POLT 10100

U.S. Politics or

3

POLT 10300

U.S. and the World

3

POLT 12900

Introduction to Global Studies or

3

ANTH 12900

Introduction to Global Studies or

3

HPS 12900

Introduction to Global Studies

3

POLT 14100

Power: Race, Sex, and Class or

3

POLT 14200

Ideas and Ideologies

3

MATH 15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning or

3

MATH 21600

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

3

PHIL 21200

Introduction to Ethics or

3

PHIL 23000

Bioethics

3

SOCI 10100

Introduction to Sociology or

3

ANTH 10400

Cultural Anthropology

3

WRTG 10600

Academic Writing I or

3

WRTG 11100

Academic Writing II

3

WRTG 20100

Persuasive Argument

3

WRTG 20500

Personal Essay

3

In the Gerontology Institute

GERO 10100

Introduction to Aging Studies

3

GERO 31900

Aging and Social Policy

3

Total, requirements outside department

36

Required minor

Required minor

15-24

Free electives

Free electives

18-27

Summary

Specific requirements

16

Restricted electives

6

Health promotion core

18

Health policy electives

6

Requirements outside department 36

Required minor

15-24

Free electives

18-27

Total, B.A. in health policy studies

124

B.S. in Health Care Management

The health care management degree program is designed to prepare students to manage the sustainable delivery of clinical health care within a framework that seeks to reduce and manage errors, costs, and demands on the supply chain. The program in health care management produces professionals who understand not only the financial transactions in the health care market but also the public policy, government, science and technology, and culture behind the institution of health care. Graduates of this program are well prepared to serve as administrators in health care organizations, insurance companies, and health care consulting firms.

In addition to the required and elective courses in this degree program, students must complete a minor in the School of Business, in either management or business. Students who choose the management minor are prepared to apply to Ithaca College's M.B.A. program upon graduation. Long-term care emphasis is an option for students seeking to work in health facilities providing care to the aging population.

Requirements for the Major in Health Care Management -- B.S.

General requirements (LA)

WRTG 10600

Academic Writing I or

3

WRTG 11100

Academic Writing II

3

GERO 10100

Introduction to Aging Studies

3

PHIL 21200

Introduction to Ethicsor

3

PHIL 23000

Bioethics

3

Math elective

A total of 4 credits selected from the following:

MATH-10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus

4

MATH-10800

Calculus for Decision Making

4

MATH-11100

Calculus I

4

Statistics elective

A total of 4 credits selected from the following:

MATH 14400

Business Statistics

4

MATH 14500

Statistics for Health, Life, and Social Sciences

4

Communication elective 

A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

SPCM 11000

Public Communication

3

SPCM 11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

Economics

ECON 12100

Macroeconomics

3

ECON 12200

Microeconomics

3

Total, economics

6

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 10400

Cultural Anthropology

3

RLS 12500

Understanding Disability: Characteristics, Causes, Services

3

Total, general requirements

29

Health promotion core

HPS 20500

Critical Health Issues (LA)

3

HPS 31500

Health Research and Analysis (LA)

3

HLTH 13901

Technology for the Professional Edge (LA)

3

HLTH 21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing (LA)

3

HLTH 31700

Community Health (LA)

3

HLTH 44400

Professional Leadership in Health (NLA)

3

Total, health promotion core

18

Health care management core

HPS 10200

Medical Terminology (NLA)

3

HPS 21500

Introduction to Health Policy (LA)

3

HPS 22500

Health Communication (LA)or

3

SPCM 22500 Health Communication (LA) 3

HPS 32100

Financial Aspects of Health Care Management (NLA)

3

HPS 32600

Health Planning and Administration (NLA)

3

HPS 33510

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health (LA)

3

HLTH 20300

Consumer Health (LA)

3

Total, health care management core

21

Professional Practicum

A total of 6 credits selected from the following:

HLTH 34900

Fieldwork in Health

1-6

HLTH 44900

Internship in Health

6

HLTH 45300

Supervised Research

1-3

Total, practicum

6

Free electives

A total of 22-28 credits; 6 credits must be designated LA, with the prefixes HLTH, HPS, or HPEG

Business minor

A total of 18 credits selected from the following:

ACCT 22500

Financial Accounting

3

ACCT 22600

Management Accounting

3

INTB 26500

International Business Opportunities

3

MGMT 20600

Organizational Behavior and Management

3

FINA 31100

Business Finance

3

MKTG 31200

Principles of Marketing

3

HRM 30200

Applied Ethical Issues in Management

3

PROD 34500

Operations Management

3

GBUS 20300

Legal Environment of Business I

3

MGMT 26000

Business Systems and Technology

3

Total, business minor

18

or

Management minor

ACCT 22500

Financial Accounting

3

ACCT 22600

Management Accounting

3

MGMT 20600

Organizational Behavior and Management

3

MGMT 26000

Business Systems and Technology

3

FINA 31100

Business Finance

3

MKTG 31200

Principles of Marketing

3

PROD 34500

Operations Management

3

GBUS 20300

Legal Environment of Business I

3

Total, management minor

24

Long-term care emphasis

(elective credits - not required for major)

HLTH 24000

Health Promotion for the Older Adult (LA)

3

GERO 22000

Sociology of Aging (LA)

3

GERO 31900

Aging and Social Policies (LA)

3

GERO 32500

The Long-Term Care System (LA)

3

GERO 39900

Selected Topics in Social Gerontology (LA)

3

Total, long-term care emphasis

15

Summary

General requirements

29

Health promotion core

18

Health care management core

21

Practicum

6

Free and restricted electives

22-28

Business or management minor

18-24

Total, B.S. in health care management

120

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

Coaching Seminar*

2

PHED 25500

Philosophy and Principles of Coaching

3

PHED 25600 Health Sciences Applied to Coaching 3

PHED 34900

Fieldwork*

1

HLTH 12200

Emergency Health Care

1

PHED 21200

Motor Skill Development

3

SPMM 29500

Social Aspects of Sport or

EXSS 20200

Sport and Exercise Psychology

3

* Course must be in the first sport to be registered

Electives

A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

PHED 34900

Fieldwork

1-3

PHED xxxxx

Coaching Seminar**

2

PHED 44000

Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Athletics

3

HLTH 20200

Human Nutrition

3
HLTH 21100 Health and Safety Needs of School-Aged Children 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 24600 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3

EXSS 24700

Advanced Prevention and Care

3

SPMM 29500

Social Aspects of Sport

3

SPMM 29700

Sport: Philosophical Perspectives

3
SPMM 29800 Gender Issues in Sport 3
SPMM 32400 Youth Sport in America 3
SPMM 20700 History of Sport 3

Total, coaching minor

19

** 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

4

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 32200

Nutrition for the Older Adult

3

HLTH 34900

Fieldwork in Health

1-3

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 or

3
SPCM 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

Health Communication Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in health communication is administered by the Department of Speech Communication and the Health Communication Steering Committee, which consists of one faculty member from each of the following departments: health promotion and physical education, strategic communication, and speech communication. It involves coursework from three schools of the College and is designed to allow any student the opportunity to learn more about the complexities of communication in health care and health promotion.

For more information on this minor, see the "Health Communication Minor" section of the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

Health Communication Minor

Health Policy and Management Minor

This minor provides students with an understanding of the complexity and requirements of institutions, policies, and management issues in health care and the skills necessary to pursue a broad range of health-related management and/or policy opportunities in the for-profit, non-profit, and governmental sectors. This minor is appropriate for students pursuing careers in the health care field, especially students majoring in allied health fields, business, gerontology, or the social sciences. The minor is not open to students in health policy studies or health care management.

Requirements

HPS 20500

Critical Health Issues

3

HPS 21500 Introduction to Health Policy and Policy Making 3

HPS 32600

Health Planning and Administration

3

Total

9

Choose at least 9 credits from the following:

HPS 22500 Health Communication 3
HPS 30400 Economics of Health Care 3
HPS 31500 Health Research and Analysis 3
HPS 32100 Financial Issues of Health Care Management 3
HPS 33510 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health 3

HPS 36000

Front-Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology

3
HLTH 20300 Consumer Health 3
HLTH 22900 Disease and Lifestyle 4
HLTH 31700 Community Health 3
HLTH 33300 Development and Evaluation of Health Programs 3
HLTH 44400 Professional Leadership in Health 3

Total, health policy and management minor

18

Integrative Health Studies Minor

An interdisciplinary minor open to all students. Courses offered by multiple departments across campus are designed to facilitate the study of complementary and alternative health modalities and their history, theory, cultural contexts, economics, and uses to promote wellness and prevent disease. The minor complements the study of any allied health field, and enriches the perspective of any student interested in his or her own well-being and in health and medicine as they interact with culture, economics, politics, and science.

Requirements
Introductory course (choose one)

HLTH 21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing or

3

ANTH 28300

Integrative Health Care in America

3

Core area

EXSS 36400

Contemporary and Alternative Therapies

3

Political, economic, and policy issues

At least 3 credits from the following:

HPS 20500

Critical Health Issues or

3

HPS 25000

International Health Issues or

3

ECON or HPS 30400

Economics of Health Care or

3

SPCM or HPS 22500

Health Communication

3

Cultural and historical foundations

At least 3 credits from the following:

ANTH 38000

Medical Anthropology or

3

SOCI 31400

Sociology of Health and Medicine or

3

SOCI 31600

Women and Health

3

Electives

At least 3 credits selected from the following:

RLST 22100

Religion and Depth Psychology or

3

HLTH 22700

Stress: Its Nature and Management or

3

RLST 25200

Introduction to Mysticism or

3

MUMC 41000

Feldenkrais

1

Capstone experience

At least 3 credits selected from the following:

xxxx xxxxx

Independent Study or

xxxx xxxxx

Fieldwork/Internship and

3 credits to be selected from any of the above areas

6

Total, integrative health studies minor

21

Clinical Affiliations

A list of approved sites may be obtained through the Office of Experiential Learning.
Office of Experiential Learning

Nutrition Promotion Minor

Open to students majoring in all disciplines except community health education, health education, health education and physical education, or health sciences with a nutrition emphasis. 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 electives:

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

At least 3 credits selected from the following health electives:

SOCI 31600

Women and Health

3

HLTH 15200

Introduction to Health and Physical Education

3

HLTH 22500

Alcohol and Alcoholism

3

HLTH 22900

Disease and Lifestyle

4

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

2

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 Communication

3

HPS 25000

International Health Issues

3

HPS 36000

Front-Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology

3

Nutrition Science Minor

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

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

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

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