School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education

Stewart Auyash, Associate Professor and Chair
Karen Edwards, Associate 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.

Physical Education (Teaching) B.S.
Health Education (Teaching) B.S.
Health Education and Physical Education (Teaching) B.S.
Health Sciences B.S.
Health Care Management B.S.
Public and Community Health B.S.
Coaching Minor
Health Minor
Health Policy and Management Minor
Integrative Health Studies Minor
Nutrition Promotion Minor

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. GPA Requirement: All students in teacher education programs in HPPE must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA throughout the curriculum. If the GPA in any given semester falls below 2.50, the student is placed on program warning and is provided one semester to attain the requisite GPA. The student who fails to meet the standard for two consecutive semesters, or in any three semesters in total, will be dismissed from the program.

2. Demonstrated Success in Pedagogy Core Courses: Students must receive at least a C grade or above in the following courses. Failure to meet a C grade mandates repeating the course. Students will not be allowed to participate in student teaching (PHED 44100, PHED 44800, or PHED 46000) prior to receiving the grade of C or above in these courses:

  • EDUC 11000 Child Abuse Identification and Prevention
  • EDUC 34000 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
  • PSYC 21010 Educational Psychology

  and

  • PHED 33200 Curriculum and Methods: Elementary School PE
  • PHED 33300 Curriculum and Methods: Secondary School PE

3. Demonstrated Success in Physical Education Core Courses: Students must maintain a GPA of 2.75 in the following content courses. Failure to maintain this standard results in program dismissal.

  • HLTH 15200 Introduction to Health and Physical Education
  • HLTH 21100 Health and Safety Needs of School-Aged Children
  • PHED 21200 Motor Skills Development
  • PHED 23000 Teaching Physical Activities in Elementary Physical Education
  • PHED 23400 Fitness Applications for Health Promotion
  • PHED 25500 Philosophy and Principles of Coaching
  • PHED 33000 Adapted Physical Education and Sport
  • PHED 43900 Tests and Measurement in Physical Education
  • PHED 44000 Organization and Administration of Physical Education

4. Student Teaching Application: Students must file an application for student teaching during the year prior to the student teaching experience. The student is responsible for attending all department meetings and to respond to emails from the Coordinator of Student Teaching about the application, placement sites, and deadlines. The application for student teaching requires that the student possess a current American Red Cross CPR card.

5. Student Teaching Placements: One of the two teaching placements will be in Rochester, New York. Students may choose to take the second placement in one of our international placement sites or at an Ithaca-area school.

6. Student Teaching Grade: Students may not complete the program with a grade lower than a 2.75 in the following courses. Failure to receive the correct grade in either of these courses mandates repeating the course. The degree will not be granted until this standard is met.

  • PHED 44100 Student Teaching in Physical Education
  • PHED 44800 Professional Seminar in PE 

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

General requirements (LA)

Speech elective

Select 3 credits 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

Select 3 credits 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

Select 6 credits 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,
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

PHED 44100

Student Teaching

10

PHED 44800

Professional Seminar

2

EDUC 34000

Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

3

EDUC 22900

Second-Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators

2

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 and Physical Education Dual Majors

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

1. GPA Requirement: All students in teacher education programs in HPPE must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA throughout the curriculum. If the GPA in any given semester falls below 2.50, the student is placed on program warning and is provided one semester to attain the requisite GPA. Any student who fails to meet the standard for two consecutive semesters, or in any three semesters in total, will be dismissed from the program.

2. Demonstrated Success in Pedagogy Core Courses: Students must receive at least a C grade or above in the following courses. Failure to meet a C grade mandates repeating the course. Students will not be allowed to participate in student teaching (PHED 44500, HLTH 44500, or HLTH/PHED 44800) prior to receiving the correct grade of C or above in these courses:

  • EDUC 11000 Child Abuse Identification and Prevention
  • EDUC 34000 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 22900 Second-Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators
  • SLPA 21900 Language/Literacy Development in Children Age 3 to 21
  • PSYC 21010 Educational Psychology

and

  • HLTH 36000 Curriculum and Materials in Health
  • HLTH 42000 Teaching Strategies in Health

and

  • PHED 33200 Curriculum and Methods: Elementary
  • PHED 33300 Curriculum and Methods: Secondary

3. Demonstrated Success in Physical Education Core Courses: Students must maintain a GPA of 2.75 in the following content courses. Failure to maintain this standard results in program dismissal.

  • PHED 21200 Motor Skills Development
  •  PHED 23000 Teaching Physical Activity in Elementary Physical Education
  • PHED 33200 Curriculum and Methods: Elementary
  • PHED 33300 Curriculum and Methods: Secondary
  • PHED 23400 Fitness Applications for Health Promotion
  • PHED 43900 Tests and Measurement in Physical Education
    or
  • HLTH 43900 Tests and Measurement in Health Education

4. Demonstrated Success in Health Education Content Courses: Students must maintain a GPA of 2.75 in the following content courses. Failure to maintain this standard results in program dismissal.

  • HLTH 15200 Introduction to Health and Physical Education
  • HLTH 20200 Human Nutrition
  • HLTH 21100 Health and Safety Needs of School Aged Children
  • HLTH 21300 Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing
  • HLTH 22800 Human Sexuality
  • HLTH 22900 Disease and Lifestyle
  • HLTH 31500 Family Health Problems
  • HLTH 33300 Development and Evaluation of Health Programs
  • HLTH 35000 Drug Use and Abuse
  • SOCI 21500 Introduction to Contemporary Mental Health Issues

5. Student Teaching Application: Students must file an application for student teaching during the year prior to the student teaching experience. The student is responsible for attending all department meetings and to respond to eme-mails from the coordinator of student teaching about the application, placement sites, and deadlines. The application for student teaching requires that the student possess a current American Red Cross CPR card.

6. Student Teaching Placements: One of the two teaching placements will be in Rochester, New York. Students may choose to take the second placement in one of our international placement sites or at an Ithaca-area school.

7. Student Teaching Grade: Students may not receive lower than a 2.75 in the following courses and complete the degree program. Failure to receive the correct grade in any of these courses mandates repeating the course and the degree will not be granted until this standard is met.

  • HLTH 44500 Student Teaching in Health Education (dual major)
  • PHED 44500 Student Teaching in Physical Education (dual major)
  • HLTH 44800 Seminar in Health Education (dual major)
    or 
  • PHED 44800 Seminar in Physical Education

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

General requirements (LA)

Biology elective

Select at least 3 credits from the following:

BIOL 10400

Environmental Biology

3

BIOL 11500

Essentials of Biology

3

BIOL 11900

Fundamentals of Biology

4

Speech elective

Select 3 credits 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

Select 3 credits 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

Select 3 credits from the following:

SOCI 30800

Counseling Theory and Dynamics

3

SOCI 30900

Group Counseling

3

Writing electives

Select 6 credits 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,
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

Drug Use and Abuse

3

HLTH 43900

Tests and Measurement in Health Education

3

 

Total, professional health core

34

Professional health electives

Select 9 credits 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

HLTH 10200

Medical Terminology

3

HLTH 20500

Critical Health Issues

3

HLTH 36100

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 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

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 22900

Second-Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators

2

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. On 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.  GPA Requirement: All students in teacher education programs in HPPE must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA throughout the curriculum.  If the GPA in any given semester falls below 2.50, the student is placed on program warning and is provided one semester to attain the requisite GPA.  Any student who fails to meet the standard for two consecutive semesters, or in any three semesters in total, will be dismissed from the program.

  2. Demonstrated Success in Pedagogy Core Courses: Students must receive at least a C grade or above in the following course. Failure to meet a C grade mandates repeating the course.  Students will not be allowed to participate in student teaching (PHED 44500, HLTH 44500 or HLTH/PHED 44800) prior to receiving the correct grade of C or above in these courses:
    · EDUC 11000 Child Abuse Identification and Prevention
    · EDUC 34000 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
    · PSYC 21010 Educational Psychology
    · EDUC 22900 Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators
    · SLPA 21900 Language/Literacy Development in Children Age 3 to 21
      and
    · HLTH 36000 Curriculum & Materials in Health
    · HLTH 42000 Teaching Strategies in Health
      and
    · PHED 33200 Curriculum & Methods: Elementary
    · PHED 33300 Curriculum & Methods: Secondary

  3. Demonstrated Success in Physical Education Core Courses: Students must maintain a GPA of 2.75 in the following content courses. Failure to maintain this standard results in program dismissal.
    · PHED 21200 Motor Skills Development
    · PHED 23000 Teaching Physical Activity in Elementary Physical Education
    · PHED 33000 Adapted Physical Education & Sport
    · PHED 33200 Curriculum & Methods: Elementary
    · PHED 33300 Curriculum & Methods: Secondary
    · PHED 23400 Fitness Applications for Health Promotion
    · PHED 43900 Tests & Measurement in Physical Education or HLTH 43900 Test & Measurement in Health Education

  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. Student Teaching Application: Students must file an application for student teaching during the year ahead of the student teaching experience. The student is responsible for attending all department meetings and to respond to emails from the Coordinator of Student Teaching about the application, placement sites, and deadlines. The application for student teaching requires that the student possess a current American Red Cross CPR card. 

  6. Student Teaching Placements: One of the two teaching placements will be in Rochester, New York. Students may choose to take the second placement in one of our international placement sites or at an Ithaca-area school. 

  7. Student Teaching Grade: Students may not receive lower than a 2.75 in the following courses and complete the degree program. Failure to receive the correct grade in any of these courses mandates repeating the course, and the degree will not be granted until this standard is met.
    · HLTH 44500 Student Teaching in Health Education (dual major)
    · PHED 44500 Student Teaching in Physical Education (dual major)
    · HLTH 44800 Seminar in Health Education
      or
    · PHED 44800 Seminar in Physical Education

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

Select 3-4 credits from the following:

 

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

3-4

Multicultural elective

Select 3 credits 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

Select 3 credits 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

Select 6 credits 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,
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

Drug Use and Abuse

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

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 22900

Second-Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators

2

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 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, and 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.

Health Sciences Emphasis Programs

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

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

The nutrition emphasis is suited to students pursuing graduate education in dietetics or other nutrition-related professions.

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

WRTG 2xxxx

Any level-2 writing elective

3

MATH 10500, 10600, 10800, 11100

Math elective

3-4

MATH 14500, 15500, 21600

Statistics elective

3-4

PHIL 21200

Introduction to Ethics or

3

PHIL 23000

Bioethics

3

SPCM 1xxxx or 2xxxx

Any level-1 or level-2 speech elective

3

PSYC 10300

General Psychology or

3

PSYC 10400

Introduction to Developmental Psychology

3

 

Multicultural elective: ANTH 10400, ANTH 12900, GERO 10100,
POLT 14100, RLS 12500, SOC 11600, or SOCI 20700

3

 

Total, general requirements

24-26

Health promotion core

HLTH 10600

Introduction to Health Promotion

3

HLTH 13901

Technology for the Professional Edge (LA)

3

HLTH 20500

Critical Health Issues (LA)

3

HLTH 21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing (LA)

3

HLTH 31600

Health Research and Analysis (LA)

3

HLTH 33510

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health (LA)

3

HLTH 44400

Professional Leadership in Health

3

HLTH 34900

Fieldwork in Health and/or

 

HLTH 44900

Internship in Health

6

 

Total, health promotion core

27

Heath sciences 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

HLTH 20200

Human Nutrition

3

HLTH 22900

Disease and Lifestyle

4

HLTH 30600

Health Counseling

3

HLTH 48500

Epidemiology

3

 

Total, health sciences core

29

Premed emphasis

CHEM 12100

Principles of Chemistry

4

CHEM 12400

Experimental Chemistry I

2

CHEM 22500

Experimental Chemistry II

2

CHEM 23200

Quantitative Chemistry

3

CHEM 22100

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 22200

Organic Chemistry II

3

PHYS 10100 and 10200

Introduction to Physics I and II or

8

PHYS 117001 and 118002

Principles of Physics I and II

8

 

Total, premed emphasis

25

1 Requires MATH 11100 as prerequisite
2 Requires MATH 11200 as prerequisite

Nutrition emphasis

CHEM 12100

Principles of Chemistry

4

CHEM 22100

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 22200

Organic Chemistry II

3

BIOC 21100

Essentials of Biochemistry

3

HLTH 20100

Food and Society

3

HLTH 30100

Life-cycle Nutrition

3

HLTH 30300

Nutritional Care and Therapeutics

3

HLTH 30500

Community Nutrition: Global Perspective

3

HLTH 40100

Nutrition Proseminar

3

 

Total, nutrition emphasis

28

Summary

General requirements

24-26

Health promotion core

27

Health sciences core

29

Emphasis (premed or nutrition)

25-28

Free electives

9-12

Total, B.S. in health sciences

120

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 Pre-MBA or business. Students who choose the Pre-MBA minor are prepared to apply to Ithaca College's M.B.A. program upon graduation.

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

WRTG 2xxxx

Any level-2 writing elective

3

PHIL 21200

Introduction to Ethics or

3

PHIL 23000

Bioethics

3

MATH 10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus or

4

MATH 10800

Calculus for Decision Making or

4

MATH 11100

Calculus I

4

MATH 14400

Statistics for Business, Economics, and Management or

4

MATH 14500

Statistics for Health, Life, and Social Sciences

4

SPCM 11000

Public Communication or

3

SPCM 11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

ECON 12100

Macroeconomics

3

ECON 12200

Microeconomics

3

 

Multicultural elective: ANTH 10400, ANTH 12900, POLT 14100,
RLS 12500, SOCI 11600, or SOCI 20700

3

 

Total, general requirements

29

Health promotion core

HLTH 10600

Introduction to Health Promotion

3

HLTH 13901

Technology for the Professional Edge

3

HLTH 20500

Critical Health Issues (LA)

3

HLTH 21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing

3

HLTH 31600

Health Research and Analysis (LA)

3

HLTH 33510

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health

3

HLTH 44400

Professional Leadership in Health

3

HLTH 34900 and/or
HLTH 44900

Fieldwork in Health and/or Internship in Health

6

 

Total, health promotion core

27

Health care management core

HLTH 10200

Medical Terminology (NLA)

3

HLTH 14000

Cyborgs, Clones, and Policy

3

HLTH 20300

Consumer Health

3

HLTH 22600

Health Communication (LA) or

 

SPCM 22600

Health Communication (LA)

3

HLTH 30400

Economics of Health Care

3

HLTH 32100

Financial Aspects of Health Care Management (NLA)

3

HLTH 32600

Health Planning and Administration (NLA)

3

GERO 10100

Introduction to Aging Studies

3

 

Total, health care management core

24

Summary

General requirements

29

Health promotion core

27

Health care management core

24

Minor in business or Pre-MBA

18-24

Free and restricted electives

16-22

Total, B.S. in health care management

120

B.S. in Public and Community Health

The public and community health degree is designed to prepare students to use scientific research, program planning, policy analysis, and education to change the conditions and the systems that affect the health of people. The program in public and community health provides students with the information and analytical skills necessary to collect and analyze health data, to identify and plan for community health needs, to implement and evaluate health programs that encourage healthy lifestyles, and to advocate for better health policy. The public and community health curriculum engages students in thinking critically about creative solutions to public health problems and recognizing that health is related to many issues, including genetics, personal choices and behaviors, and the environment. Public and community health professionals work in health care agencies, public health departments, public interest groups, and research organizations that have an interest in health.

Students in public and community health customize their degree experience by choosing the emphasis that suits their career interests:

  • The program emphasis is for students interested in applying public health practice at the program level, working with individuals in a teaching or directing role.

  • The policy emphasis is for students interested in working at state, national, and global levels advocating legislation, program policy, and rule making around health care issues.

  • The PIC (planned interdisciplinary combination) in health is for students who want to study a specific or unique niche in the public health sphere, such as women's health, incarcerated population health, and public health nursing.

Requirements for the Major in Public and Community Health--B.S.

General requirements

WRTG 10600

Academic Writing I or

 

WRTG 11100

Academic Writing II

3

WRTG 2xxxx

Any level-2 writing elective

3

 

Math elective: MATH 10500, 10600, 10800, or 11100

3-4

 

Statistics elective: MATH 14500, 15500, or 21600

3-4

PHIL 21200

Introduction to Ethics or

 

PHIL 23000

Bioethics

3

SPCM or 2xxxx

Any level-1 or level-2 speech elective

3

PSYC 10300

General Psychology or

 

PSYC 10400

Introduction to Developmental Psychology

3

 

Multicultural elective: ANTH 10400, ANTH 12900, GERO 10100, POLT 14100,
RLS 12500, SOCI 11600, or SOCI 20700


3

 

Total, general requirements

24-26

Health promotion core

HLTH 10600

Introduction to Health Promotion

3

HLTH 13901

Technology for the Professional Edge

3

HLTH 20500

Critical Health Issues

3

HLTH 21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing

3

HLTH 31600

Health Research and Analysis

3

HLTH 33510

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health

3

HLTH 44400

Professional Leadership in Health

3

HLTH 34900

Fieldwork in Health and/or

 

HLTH 44900

Internship in Health

6

 

Total, health promotion core

27

Public and community health core

BIOL 11500

Essentials of Biology or

 

BIOL 11900

Fundamentals of Biology I

3-4

BIOL 1xxxx or 2xxxx

Any level-1 or level-2 biology elective

3-4

HLTH 22900

Disease and Lifestyle

4

HLTH 31700

Community Health

3

HLTH 36100

Front-Page Public Health

3

HLTH 48500

Epidemiology

3

HLTH 48700

Multicultural Health Issues

3

 

Total, public and community health core

22-24

Program emphasis

HLTH 20200

Human Nutrition and/or

 

HLTH 20300

Consumer Health and/or

 

HLTH 22800

Human Sexuality and/or

 

HLTH 25000

International Health Issues and/or

 

HLTH 31500

Family Health Problems and/or

 

HLTH 35000

Drug Use and Abuse

15

HLTH 33300

Development and Evaluation of Health Programs

3

HLTH 42000

Teaching Strategies in Health

3

SOCI 2xxxx or 3xxxx

Sociology elective

3

 

Total, program emphasis

24

Policy emphasis

HLTH 11000

War, Hunger, and Genocide and/or

 

HLTH 14000

Cyborgs, Clones, and Policy and/or

 

HLTH 20100

Food and Society and/or

 

HLTH 25000

International Health Issues and/or

 

HLTH 22600

Health Communication and/or

 

HLTH 30400

Economics of Health

15

WRTG 21100

Writing for the Workplace or

 

WRTG 21300

Technical Writing

3

WRTG 31100

Writing for the Professions or

 

WRTG 31700

Grant Writing

3

POLT 2xxxx or 3xxxx

Politics elective

3

 

Total, policy emphasis

24

Planned interdisciplinary combination in health emphasis

HLTH xxxxx

Health electives

9

 

Electives outside department

15

 

Total, PIC

24

Summary

General requirements

24-26

Health promotion core

27

Public and community health core

22-24

Emphasis (program, policy, or PIC)

24

Free and restricted electives

19-23

Total, B.S. in public and community health

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 1

2

PHED 25500

Philosophy and Principles of Coaching

3

PHED 25600

Health Sciences Applied to Coaching

3

PHED 34900

Fieldwork 1

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

1 Course must be in the first sport to be registered.

Electives

Select 3 credits from the following:

PHED 34900

Fieldwork

1-3

PHED xxxxx

Coaching Seminar 2

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

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

Health Minor

The health minor is open to students majoring in all disciplines except public and community health, health education, and health education and physical education.

Theoretical framework

HLTH 20500

Critical Health Issues or

 

HLTH 21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing

3

Health core

HLTH 20200

Human Nutrition

3

HLTH 22800

Human Sexuality

3

HLTH 35000

Drug Use and Abuse

3

Professional health electives

Select 6 credits from the following:

HLTH 20300

Consumer Health

3

HLTH 22700

Stress: Its Nature and Management

3

HLTH 24000

Health Promotion and the Older Adult

3

HLTH 25000

International Health Issues

3

HLTH 31500

Family Health Problems

3

HLTH 31700

Community Health

3

HLTH 48700

Multicultural Health Issues

3

PHED 23400

Fitness Applications for Health Promotion

4

SOCI 31600

Women and Health

3

 

Total, health minor

18

Health Communication Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in health communication is administered by the Department of Communication Studies 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 communication studies. 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 "Department of Communication Studies" in the School of Humanities and Sciences section.
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, nonprofit, 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 care management.

Requirements

HLTH 20500

Critical Health Issues

3

HLTH 32600

Health Planning and Administration

3

GBUS xxxxx

Any GBUS course or

 

MGMT xxxxx

Any MGMT course

3

GERO 10100

Introduction to Aging Studies

3

 

Total

12

Select at least 6 credits from the following:

HLTH 11000

War, Hunger, and Genocide

3

HLTH 14000

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

3

HLTH 20300

Consumer Health

3

HLTH 32100

Financial Aspects of Health Care Management

3

HLTH 30400

Economics of Health Care

3

HLTH 33510

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health

3

HLTH 36100

Front-Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology

3

POLT 1xxxx

Politics Elective

3

 

Total, health policy and management minor

18

Integrative Health Studies Minor

The integrative health studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor open to all students. Courses offered by multiple departments on 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

Select one of the following:

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:

HLTH 20500

Critical Health Issues or

3

HLTH 25000

International Health Issues or

3

ECON or HLTH 30400

Economics of Health Care or

3

SPCM or HLTH 22600

Health Communication

3

Cultural and historical foundations

At least 3 credits from the following:

ANTH 48000

Medical Anthropology or

3

SOCI 31400

Sociology of Health and Medicine or

3

SOCI 31600

Women and Health

3

Electives

Select at least 3 credits 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

Select at least 3 credits 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

The nutrition promotion minor is open to students majoring in all disciplines except 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.

Theoretical framework

HLTH 20500

Critical Health Issues or

 

HLTH 21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing

3

Nutrition core

HLTH 20200

Human Nutrition

3

HLTH 20100

Food and Society

3

HLTH 30100

Lifecycle Nutrition or

 

HLTH 30500

Community Nutrition

3

Select 6 or 7 credits from the following nutrition promotion electives:

ANTH 25100

People, Plants, and Culture: Ethnobotany and Archaeobotany

3

BIOL 10600

Plants, People, and Food Production

3

HLTH 11000

War, Hunger, and Genocide

3

HLTH 20300

Consumer Health

3

HLTH 24000

Health Promotion and the Older Adult

3

HLTH 25000

International Health Issues

3

HLTH 48700

Multicultural Health Issues

3

PHED 23400

Fitness Applications for Health Promotion

4

SOCI 20800

Social Change

3

SOCI 31600

Women and Health

3

 

Total, nutrition promotion minor

18