Exercise Science and Health

Contact Information

Joe Bell, Chair

ACU Box 28084

Abilene, Texas 79699-8084

Gibson Center, Room 229

 

Phone: 325-674-2338

Fax: 325-674-6788

Email: bellj@acu.edu

Web: www.acu.edu/exercisescience

 

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Exercise and Sport Science (BS)

Physical Education (Non-teaching) (BS)

Exercise Science (BS)

Nutrition (BS)

Minor in Coaching

Minor in Nutrition

Faculty

Joe D. Bell, Associate Professor

Laura Dillman, Instructor

Kerri Hart, Assistant Professor

Dickie L. Hill, Professor

Sheila Jones, Assistant Professor

Lynn Luttrell, Associate Professor

Nicki Rippee, Professor

Elizabeth Rotenberry, Assistant Professor

Deonna Shake, Instructor

Lorraine Wilson, Associate Professor

Odies L. Wright, Associate Professor

Benjamin H. Zickefoose, Associate Professor

 

Majors: Exercise and Sport Science,
             Physical Education (Non-teaching),
             Exercise Science, Nutrition

Minors: Coaching, Nutrition

 

Course Descriptions

Please see the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. Courses offered by the Department of Exercise Science and Health include those with the following designations: EXSC, EXSM, EXSW, HED, NUTR



The Department of Exercise Science and Health offers the Bachelor of Science degree in physical education (non-teaching), exercise and sport science (all-level certification for teaching), exercise science (fitness, pre-physical therapy, or pre-occupational therapy) and nutrition. Students who plan to seek teacher certification should refer to the Curriculum and Instruction section of this catalog and then the department chair of Exercise Science and Health. The department works with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to offer teacher certification in physical education. See the Curriculum and Instruction section of this catalog to view education requirements.

  

Introduction

The departmental mission is to prepare students to serve and lead through the development of healthy lifestyles. Students selecting Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS) as their course of study will be preparing to teach physical education and/or coach. Students selecting Exercise Science (EXSC) as their course of study will be preparing to work in health and wellness in a corporate, hospital, or private setting; or they will prepare for future study in physical or occupational therapy. Students selecting Nutrition (NUTR) as their course of study will be preparing to work as registered dietitians or nutritionists in a management setting. Students who excel in these degrees are well-prepared for entry to graduate school study in areas of human performance, wellness, and nutrition.

The nature of all these occupations requires professionals who enjoy working with people.

The coaching minor is designed to prepare more knowledgeable and competent coaches. Course work addresses the suggested requirements in existing national coaching standards.

The nutrition minor affords students the opportunity to study nutrients and their physiological functions, normal nutrition requirements throughout the life cycle and for various activities, and socioeconomic influences on food choices. It also provides opportunities to learn how to assess adequacy of nutrition, how to develop nutrition education programs, and how to effectively educate populations.

The academic program is supported by access to facilities in the Gibson Health and Physical Education Center where the department is housed. These facilities serve as both a laboratory for our majors and a recreation/fitness facility for the entire campus. There are four classrooms in the center, two of which are smart classrooms, and a computer laboratory available for student use. The Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) is a resource for our majors to learn to analyze body composition, cardiovascular function, blood chemistry, respiratory function, muscular strength and flexibility. These analyses are also available for faculty, staff, and students who wish to assess their personal health status. Computer assisted nutrition, stress profiles and personal evaluations are also available in the HPL. The nutrition program has access to a fully equipped food science laboratory.

Recreational and fitness facilities include three gyms for court games; three racquetball courts; a gymnastics area; an exercise area with Nautilus strength training equipment, stair climbers, elliptical machines and treadmills for aerobic workouts; a free-weight area; an indoor swimming pool; and men’s and women’s dressing rooms. Lighted tennis courts are adjacent to the center
and six bowling lanes are located in the nearby McGlothlin Campus Center.

Undergraduate students at Abilene Christian University are required to take 4 semester hours of exercise science (EXSC 100 and three activity courses). Exercise and Sport Science majors must meet this requirement by taking EXSC 121, 122, 244 and 245. Exercise Science majors meet this requirement by taking EXSC 100, 206, one of EXSC 211, 215, 216, EXSW 214 or 226, and one other activity. Transfers must take EXSC 100 at ACU if they have not already completed four exercise science (physical education) activity courses. Students seeking medical exemption must do so through the department chair of the Department of Exercise Science and Health. Most often, students seeking exemption are given adaptive or modified physical activities rather than exemption. The Department of Exercise Science and Health provides a well balanced activity program with an emphasis on health and wellness. Departmental objectives for each activity class include providing activity for recreation (enjoyment), fitness and stress release, while teaching knowledge and performance skills needed to maintain a healthful, enjoyable lifestyle in the future.

A student may elect to take any exercise science activity class, excluding EXSC 100, , on a Pass/Fail basis. Students must make this decision during the first two weeks of class. The Pass/Fail form must be obtained in and returned to the Registrar’s Office. (Students should be aware that some graduate schools will not accept Pass/Fail grades and/or will automatically count them as a grade of “C.” Some schools will not transfer Pass/Fail grades.)

Study Abroad Expectations

All students are encouraged to participate in ACU’s Study Abroad program. Classes offered at Study Abroad sites vary depending on the site. Academic advisors can assist students in planning ahead for their Study Abroad experience and should be consulted during the freshman year.

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Bachelor of Science Degrees (BS)

Admission Requirements
Before being admitted to a program, a student must satisfy the requirements listed in the ACT/SAT Placement Information section of this catalog.

 

EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE (BS)

(Teacher certification)
This degree leads to certification to teach physical education in grades kindergarten through high school (all-level certification).

BS: EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE (FOR ALL-LEVEL TEACHER CERTIFICATION)
DEGREE PLAN (EXSS)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature – choose one: ENGL 221, 222, 231, 232, 262, 263 ...................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 221 American History I ................................................................................3
Science

     BIOL 291/293 Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture/Lab .............................................

     Science course from a different field .....................................................................

4

3

Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science

     EXSC 121 Theory and Practice .............................................................................

     EXSC 122 Theory and Practice .............................................................................

     EXSC 244 Theory and Practice .............................................................................

     EXSC 245 Theory and Practice .............................................................................

1

1

1

1

University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................42
BS DEGREE CORE
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................3
Social Sciences/Humanities
     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,

          philosophy, political science, psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology

          (maximum one course per area) .....................................................................

 

 

9

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BS CORE .....................................................................................................15
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Exercise Science

     EXSC 100 Lifetime Wellness .................................................................................

     EXSC 110 Introduction to Exercise Science ............................................................

     EXSC 232 Kinesiology .........................................................................................

     EXSC 241 First Aid/CPR .......................................................................................

     EXSC 333 Elementary School Physical Education ....................................................

     EXSC 334 Elementary Physical Education Design ...................................................

     EXSC 361 Health Fitness Evaluation ......................................................................

     EXSC 464 Advanced Theory and Practice (one credit course – repeat 3 times) .........

     EXSC 470 Organization and Administration of Secondary Physical Education .............

     EXSC 476 Application and Evaluation of Secondary Physical Education .....................

     EXSC 490 Adapted Physical Education ...................................................................

     EXSC 498 Biomechanics ......................................................................................

     Choose one advanced selection from: EXSC 390, 471, 491; HED 324, 405;
          NUTR 224; PSYC 342 ......................................................................................

1

2

3

3

3

3

1

3

3

3

3

3

 

3

Supplement for Major
     READ 322 Reading in Secondary Content Areas .....................................................3
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................37
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

     EDUC 211 Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives ............................

     EDUC 221 Educational Psychology (may also fulfill social science credit)...................

     EDUC 412 Secondary Curriculum and Media ..........................................................

     EDUC 432 Secondary Management and Methods ....................................................

     Choose 6 hours from:

          EDUC 490 Student Teaching: Elementary .........................................................

          EDUC 491 Student Teaching: Middle School ......................................................

          EDUC 492 Student Teaching: High School .........................................................

3

3

3

3

 

6

6

6

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION

Before taking more than 6 hours of any combination of EDUC classes, a student must first be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

 

To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, a student must:

     1. Complete and submit an application for admission into the Teacher Education Program;

     2. Be enrolled in or have completed the first 45 semester hours of credit;

     3. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 (2.7 or higher in the content field);

     4. Complete 6 hours of University Core English with no grade lower than a “C”;

     5. Pass all three sections of the Texas Higher Education assessment (THEA) test, with a score

         on the reading section of 260 or higher, a score on the math section of 230 or higher and a
         score on the writing section of 220 or higher;

     6. Be enrolled in or successfully complete (“C” or better) EDUC 211 Educational Foundations
         and Multicultural Perspectives (If admitted before completion of EDUC 211, admission will

         be contingent upon completing the course with a “C” or better. In the event that the student

         does not complete this course successfully, admission to the program will be suspended

         until this requirement is fulfilled.);

     7. Receive approval from the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee.

         An interview with the committee may be required.

 

Any exemptions or modifications to the above requirements due to special circumstances must be requested through the chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. All requests will be reviewed and must be approved by the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee. In addition, admission to teacher education is not the final step in the process. In order to remain in the program, the prospective teacher must continue to meet the GPA requirement (2.7). Approval to take Education Block classes (411/412 and431/432) and to enroll in student teaching must be obtained from the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee before enrolling in those classes.

ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................16-19
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.70

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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PHYSICAL EDUCATION (BS)

(Non-teaching)

This is a non-teaching degree; the teaching degree is listed as exercise and sport science.

BS: PHYSICAL EDUCATION (NON-TEACHING) DEGREE PLAN (PYED)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science

     EXSC 121 Theory and Practice .............................................................................

     EXSC 122 Theory and Practice .............................................................................

     EXSC 244 Theory and Practice .............................................................................

     EXSC 245 Theory and Practice .............................................................................

1

1

1

1

University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BS DEGREE CORE
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................3
Social Sciences/Humanities

     PSYC 120 Introduction to Psychology ....................................................................

     SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology ......................................................................

     Choose from: ANTH 101, ECON 260, GEOG 235, HIST 222, POLS 226 ......................

3

3

3

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BS CORE .....................................................................................................15
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Exercise Science

     EXSC 100 Lifetime Wellness .................................................................................

     EXSC 110 Introduction to Exercise Science ............................................................

     EXSC 232 Kinesiology .........................................................................................

     EXSC 241 First Aid/CPR .......................................................................................

     EXSC 333 Elementary School Physical Education ....................................................

     Choose from: EXSC 361, 464 (repeat 3 times), 442, 470, 471, 476, 490, 491, 498 ....

1

2

3

3

3

15

Health
     Choose from: HED 112, 324, 405, 410 ..................................................................9
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................36
SUPPLEMENT FOR MAJOR

     Choose 6 hours from: BIBM 312, 390, 434, 435 or 437 ...........................................

     Choose 3 hours from: PSYC 232, 278 or 342 .........................................................

     Choose 3 hours from: SOCI 222, 350, 442 ............................................................

6

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................12
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................24
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.00

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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EXERCISE SCIENCE (BS)

This track is interdisciplinary by design with required courses, electives and laboratory experiences to prepare the student for entry into commercial fitness, hospital-based fitness, wellness or cardiac rehabilitation. This degree can also be modified specifically for entrance into graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology or wellness promotion.

BS: EXERCISE SCIENCE DEGREE PLAN (EXSC)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science*
     Health Promotion Track: BIOL 291 and CHEM 113 

     Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy Tracks: 
          BIOL 112 and CHEM 133 .................................................................................

 

 

6

Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science

     EXSC 100 Lifetime Wellness .................................................................................

     EXSC 206 Strength Training .................................................................................

     Choose one: EXSC 211, 215, 216; EXSW 214, 226 ................................................

     One activity ........................................................................................................

1

1

1

1

University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41

*Track specific. Align with continuation in tracks.

BS DEGREE CORE
English
     ENGL 112 or 326 or literature ...............................................................................3
Social Sciences/Humanities

     PSYC (approved by advisor) ................................................................................

     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,

          philosophy, political science, sociology (maximum one course per area) .............

3

 

6

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BS CORE .....................................................................................................15
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Exercise Science

     EXSC 232 Kinesiology .........................................................................................

     EXSC 241 First Aid/CPR .......................................................................................

     EXSC 321 Laboratory I or

          EXSC 322 Laboratory II ..................................................................................

     EXSC 360 Leadership and Management for Health Promotion ..................................

     EXSC 420 Exercise Science Internship ..................................................................

     EXSC 421 Laboratory III .....................................................................................

     EXSC 460 Program Planning for Health Promotion ..................................................

     EXSC 471 Exercise Physiology .............................................................................

     EXSC 472 Physiological Assessment .....................................................................

     EXSC 473 Cardiovascular Physiology ....................................................................

     EXSC 498 Biomechanics ......................................................................................

     HED 112 Personal Health and Human Disease ........................................................

     HED 324 Drug Education ......................................................................................

3

3

 

1

3

6

1

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................38
TRACKS
Health Promotion (EXHP)

     BIOL 292/294, 293, 448 .......................................................................................

     CHEM 111 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory .......................................................

     CHEM 112/114 Intro. Organic and Biological Chemistry Lecture/Lab .........................

     EXSC 321 Lab I orEXSC 322 Lab II (complete sequence from major) .....................

     EXSC 390 Training Program Design ......................................................................

     MGMT 330 Management and Organizational Behavior .............................................

     NUTR 221 Introductory Nutrition ...........................................................................

     NUTR 224 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport .............................................................

8

1

4

1

3

3

3

3

TOTAL: Health Promotion .....................................................................................26
Pre-Physical Therapy (EXPT)

     BIOL 113/115, 114, 491/493, 492/495 ..................................................................

     CHEM 131 General Chemistry I Laboratory ............................................................

     CHEM 132/134 General Chemistry II Lecture/Lab ...................................................

     PHYS 110/111 General Physics I Lecture/Lab .........................................................

     PHYS 112/113 General Physics II Lecture/Lab ........................................................

     PSYC 311orMATH 377orBIOL 483orSOCI 416 (statistics) ...................................

13

1

4

4

4

3

TOTAL: Pre-Physical Therapy ...............................................................................29
Pre-Occupational Therapy (EXOT)

     BIOL 114 General Biology I Laboratory .................................................................

     BIOL 291/293 Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture/Lab .............................................

     BIOL 292/294 Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture/Lab ............................................

     CHEM 131 General Chemistry Laboratory ..............................................................

     PHYS 110/111 General Physics I Lecture/Lab .........................................................

     PSYC 311 or MATH 377 or BIOL 483 or SOCI 416 (statistics) ...................................

1

4

4

1

4

3

TOTAL: Pre-Occupational Therapy .......................................................................17
ELECTIVES
Minimum

     Health Promotion (EXHP) .....................................................................................

     Pre-Physical Therapy (EXPT) ................................................................................

     Pre-Occupational Therapy (EXOT) .........................................................................

8

5

17

OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.50

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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NUTRITION (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition prepares students to serve and lead others through living and teaching healthful nutrition practices and wellness lifestyles. Christian values and ethics are encouraged in any area of nutrition the student chooses. Students may declare Nutrition as a major with a concentration in Exercise Science, Community, Food Service, or the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).

Entry into the DPD requires a formal application process as described below. The Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE, a division of the American Dietetic Association). CADE’s address and phone number are: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040, ext. 5400. Below are details concerning the concentrations in Nutrition.

     • Community concentration (NUCO). Nutrition professionals are in demand to educate
        the public in various settings. Graduates of the Community concentration are trained to 
        effectively communicate nutrition messages to individuals and the public. They may find 
        employment with the Extension Service, school nutrition programs, supermarkets, or in 
        public health/government nutrition programs such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition 
        Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

     • Didactic Program in Dietetics concentration (NDPD). Students who are interested
        in becoming Registered Dietitians may apply to the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) 
        after passing 60 hours through a formal application and interview process. Transfer 
        students or current students wishing to change their major may also apply to the DPD 
        after passing 60 hours. A GPA of 3.2 is required for entrance into the DPD. Graduates
        of the DPD are prepared to enter dietetic internships, after which they may sit for the 
        Registered Dietitian examination. Registered Dietitians may find employment in 
        healthcare facilities, community and public health nutrition programs, other government 
        entities, private practice, school nutrition programs, sports nutrition and corporate 
        wellness programs, university education, research, sales, marketing, restaurant 
        management, and food companies.

     • Exercise Science concentration (NUEX). An increased emphasis is placed on
        health promotion in our society today. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans by the 
        Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
        recommend 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity activity on most days. Other 
        national organizations have similar recommendations. As a result, proper nutrition for 
        exercise and sport has increased in importance for individuals to stay healthy before, 
        during, and after exercise. Graduates with the Exercise Science concentration are trained 
        to counsel individuals concerning proper nutrition practices in wellness centers or other 
        exercise-related settings such as gyms or sport facilities. They also receive baseline 
        preparation for personal training.

     • Food Service concentration (NUFS). The food service industry affects virtually
        every person living in the U.S., and employment opportunities are expected to 
        increase. Graduates of the Food Service concentration are trained in food management,
        food marketing principles, and food safety. They may find employment in school nutrition 
        programs, food service facilities or restaurants as managers, or health departments as 
        food inspectors.

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BS: NUTRITION DEGREE PLAN (NUTR)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science

     BIOL 291 Anatomy and Physiology I .....................................................................

     CHEM 113 Introductory Chemistry ........................................................................

3

3

Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123 (recommended), MATW 120/020 or higher
          (except MATH 147) .........................................................................................
3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BS DEGREE CORE
English
     ENGL 326 Business and Professional Writing ..........................................................3
Social Sciences/Humanities
     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,

          philosophy, political science, psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology

          (maximum one course per area) .....................................................................

 

 

9

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BS CORE .....................................................................................................15
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Nutrition

     NUTR 221 Introductory Nutrition ...........................................................................

     NUTR 222 Food Selection and Preparation .............................................................

     NUTR 224 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise .............................................................

     NUTR 325 Quantity Food Production and Service ....................................................

     NUTR 327 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle .............................................................

     NUTR 328 Community Nutrition ............................................................................

     NUTR 421 Nutrition Assessment and Education .......................................................

     NUTR 423 Food Safety .........................................................................................

     NUTR 426 Food Science .......................................................................................

     NUTR 427 Food System Organization and Administration .........................................

     Note: Some major courses offered in alternate years.

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

1

3

3

 

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................28
CONCENTRATION (CHOOSE ONE)
Community Concentration (NUCO)

     COMS 236 General Communication Theory ...........................................................

     COMS 343 Business and Professional Communication ............................................

     COMS 345 Intercultural Communication ................................................................

     COMS 483 Advanced Public Speaking ...................................................................

     EXSC 360 Leadership and Management for Health Promotion ..................................

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................15
Didactic Program in Dietetics (NDPD)

     BIOL 353/357 General Microbiology ......................................................................

     EXSC 360 Leadership and Management for Health Promotion ..................................

     NUTR 324 Advanced Nutrition ...............................................................................

     NUTR 401 Nutrition Seminar .................................................................................

     NUTR 425 Clinical Dietetics I ................................................................................

     NUTR 428 Clinical Dietetics II ...............................................................................

     NUTR 450 Capstone in Dietetics ............................................................................

4

3

3

1

3

3

2

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................15
Exercise Science (NUEX)

     BIOL 448 Biology of Aging ...................................................................................

     EXSC 232 Kinesiology .........................................................................................

     EXSC 360 Leadership and Management for Health Promotion ..................................

     EXSC 471 Exercise Physiology .............................................................................

     EXSC 472 Physiological Assessment .....................................................................

     EXSC activities in the University Core must include
EXSC 206(majors) andEXSC 211(majors).

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................15
Food Service (NUFS)

     ACCT 210 Financial Accounting .............................................................................

     MGMT 330 Management and Organizational Behavior .............................................

     MGMT 332 Human Resource Management ..............................................................

     MGMT 335 Leadership in Organizations ..................................................................

     MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing .........................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................15
SUPPLEMENT FOR MAJOR
Sciences

     BIOL 293 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab ...............................................................

     BIOL 292/294 Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture/Lab ............................................

     CHEM 111 Introductory Chemistry Lab ..................................................................

     CHEM 112/114 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry Lecture/Lab ............

     CHEM 243 Elementary Biochemistry and Nutrition ..................................................

1

4

3

1

4

Other Required Courses

     HED 241 First Aid/CPR .........................................................................................

     PSYC 311 Elementary Statistics (if MATH 123 not taken in University Core) ..............

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................16-19
ELECTIVES

     Minimum (NDPD) ................................................................................................

     Minimum (NUCO, NUEX, NUFS) .............................................................................

6-9

10-13

OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA for graduation (NDPD) ....................................................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation (NUCO, NUEX, NUFS) .................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

3.20

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Minor in Coaching

The 18-credit minor may be added to any major. Education majors who wish to teach in a field other than physical education will want to add this minor in order to increase their coaching knowledge and competence.

MINOR: COACHING (EXCO)
Coaching Foundation

     EXSC 390 Training Program Design ......................................................................

     EXSC 491 Principles of Coaching ..........................................................................

     EXSC 492 Coaching Internship .............................................................................

     PSYC 342 Applied Sports Psychology ....................................................................

     Select 6 hours from: EXSC 232, 241, 471, 498 and Basic Athletic Training ................

3

3

3

3

6

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18


 

 

Minor in Nutrition

The 18-19 credit nutrition minor is designed for students with an interest in nutrition or majoring in complementary disciplines. Students in related fields may find the exposure to nutrition pertinent to their field and enhance career opportunities by completing this minor.

MINOR: NUTRITION (NUTR)
Nutrition Foundation

     NUTR 221 Introductory Nutrition ...........................................................................

     BIOL 291/293 Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture/Lab or

          BIOL 292/294 Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture/Lab or

          CHEM 243 Elementary Biochemistry and Nutrition .............................................

3

 

 

3-4

Choose four of the following five courses:

     NUTR 120 Nutrition and Wellness ..........................................................................

     NUTR 224 Sports Nutrition ....................................................................................

     NUTR 327 Nutrition Through the Lifecycle ..............................................................

     NUTR 328 Community Nutrition ............................................................................

     NUTR 421 Nutrition Education ...............................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18-19


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