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Course Requirements

Please note that course requirements are subject to change.

Code Course Name Credits
BSC150&L Anatomy & Physiology 1 4

This course provides an overview of tissue types and their identification and function, as well as the integument, skeletal and muscular human body systems.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in BIO 110 lecture or NEU 100 lecture

BSC151 Anatomy & Physiology 2 3

This course involves a study of the structural anatomy and physiological functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, nervous, and urinary systems.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in BIO 150 lecture

CHL101 Introduction to Community Health 3

This course is designed to introduce basic concepts of community health, including education, demography, and epidemiology as they apply to members within a community over the lifespan. Community health organizations, professionals in the field, an overview of the nation's health, populations, settings and environmental health topics will be explored. Emphasis is placed upon the student gaining knowledge related to learning responsibilities, competencies and skills required for the community health professional. Students will learn how to navigate in health-care systems and advocate for community health initiatives.

CHL102 Healthcare Comm & Document 3

This course teaches medical terminology, the specialized language that allows for communication among health care professionals; reviews health-care communication skills; and medical documentation. Students shall gain an understanding of medical terminology, various skills for communicating effectively among health-care providers, patients and family members in fostering inter-professional collaboration and advocacy; and how to effectively document medical information.

CHL150 Personal Health 3

This course is an introductory course to the concepts, strategies and trends related to understanding personal and community health issues. Health issues will be considered from both individual and societal perspectives. Topics include fitness, nutrition, mental health, stress management, drug usage, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Theories/models for changing unhealthy behaviors will be explored. Emphasis is placed upon empowering the individual /or community members to make personal decisions in developing healthy behaviors that promote a healthy lifestyle, enhance overall well-being, and result in a better quality of life across the lifespan.

CHL202 Population Health Issues 3

This course examines health care delivery systems, public health agencies, and community-based organizations that work together to improve health outcomes from a community to global perspective. Students will have a clear understanding of the major health issues facing the American population (obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, substance abuse). Emphasis will be placed on populations at risk, evidence-based care, care coordination, and patient and community involvement. Students will examine Healthy People 2020 launched in December 2010 by The Department of Health and Human Services. Discussion of outreach strategies to engage community members in improving their health and well-being will be explored.
Prerequisite: CHL102

CHL250 Nutrition & Fitness Across Lifespan 3

This course examines the basic principles of healthy nutrition and regular fitness routines across the lifespan and the impact healthy nutrition and regular fitness has on health outcomes resulting in promotion of health and quality of life. Cultural, ethical and religious influences are explored with regard to food intake along with the role money plays in obtaining healthy foods. Creative strategies to good cost-effective nutrition and exercise will be explored. The student will design a cost-effective nutritious plan for one week along with a fitness plan.

CHL301 Environmental Health & Safety 3

This course will examine key elements related to environmental health issues and explore measures to reduce risk/exposure to members of a community. Sources potentially affecting health outcomes within community settings will be explored. Topics include how the body reacts to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination; pathways for dissemination (air, water, soil); susceptible populations; and the scientific basis for policy decisions. The student will become familiar with basic safety practices to help minimize risks/exposure.
Prerequisites: CHL102 and CHL202

CHL302 Health Ed Theroies Across Lifespan 3

This course will examine various theories, techniques and models for teaching health-care issues across the life span to all potential learners in the community. Topics will include conducting an educational needs assessment, developing quality goals & objectives, curriculum design, exploring various learning behaviors, behavior modification theories, coaching skills, evaluation and needs analysis for designing effective health education and promotion programs.
Prerequisites: PSY101 and PSY216

CHL401 Program Planning/Eval of Health Ed 3

This course addresses methods for identification of population-based needs for intervention, development of health programs to meet the needs, create interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of those interventions. Epidemiology will be assimilated into the identification of defining program needs. Prerequisites: CHL301, and PSY407.

CHL497 Community Internship 1 3

Students will apply knowledge and skills learned in the Community Health program to the internship courses. Students will design their internship experience with the aid of their instructor. The student is responsible for identifying and making arrangements for educational and promotional activities in an approved community agency, school, public health department or industry; obtaining necessary student credentialing for the site, such as a CORI/SORI/background check, contracts and immunizations; and identifying goals and objectives to be accomplished during the experience, keeping in mind that all program learning outcomes need to be addressed. Students will submit weekly progress reports and participate in weekly discussions sharing experiences in designing the internship. Independent research course.
Prerequisites: All courses in major except CHL497, CHL498 and CHL499

CHL498 Community Internship 2 3

Students will apply knowledge and skills learned in the Community Health program to the internship courses. The student will participate/observe in the project work they arranged in Community Internship 1. This experience requires 120 hours of onsite time over six weeks, approximately 20 hours per week. A weekly journal will be submitted demonstrating how the goals and objectives are being met and write a reflection paper at the end of the six-week session.
Prerequisites: All courses in major except CHL498 and CHL499

CHL499 Community Internship 3 3

Students will apply knowledge and skills learned in the Community Health program to the internship courses. The student will continue attending the community agency for the final six weeks and maintain a weekly journal. The student will prepare a final reflection paper on the entire experience of the internship addressing all program learning outcomes.
Prerequisites: All courses in major except CHL 499

COM111 Computer Applic. I 3

Computer Applications I
This course uses a hands-on approach to have students explore computer hardware and software concepts. Students will identify and explain the principle components of computers and their use. They will utilize a Graphical User Interface Windows environment to handle basic commands and functions via the toolbars; work with drives, folders, and files; and manage disks. Students will define and apply the four basic computer operations of input, processing, output, and storage, using hardware and software application devices for documentation creation and production. Students will use Microsoft Word to create and format correspondence, tabulations, and reports. Students will use Microsoft PowerPoint to plan, design, and create professional and colorful screen presentations, overhead transparencies, outlines, speaker's notes, and audience handouts. Students will also be introduced to the Internet's search engines, bookmarks, and digital library.

ENG114 Critical Reading & Response 3

This course introduces the integration of communication skills essential for effective reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college level. In this writing intensive course, students develop composition skills to produce collegiate-level papers modeling rhetorical modes and thematic content in addition to strategies for reading complex texts; presentation skills for personal introductions, verbal summaries of readings and response writings, and peer review of papers; and basic technological skills for word processing, e-mail, and introductory-level online research.

ENG124 Research/Writing in Discipline 3

In this course students will apply the practices for effective reading and writing introduced in ENG 114 to the distinctive language and forms of various disciplines. This course lays the foundation for academic and professional research and stresses the use of appropriate and effective information sources. Readings for a variety of academic audiences will provide students with strategies to communicate in the sciences, business and technology, psychology, liberal studies, and the social sciences. Research and documentation skills appropriate to the disciplines are stressed. In addition to leading students through the research process from start to finish, this course will examine the many ramifications of academic honesty.
Prerequisite: ENG 114

ENG134 Literary Genres 3

Selected readings in fiction, poetry, and drama introduce the student to literary types and techniques. These readings provide a basis for collegiate-level discussion, analysis, and the development of critical judgment. Building on the communications and research skills from earlier courses in the sequence, this course emphasizes continued practice in writing, and students complete a documented research paper using primary and secondary sources as one of the course writing assignments. Discussions and oral presentations based on assigned literature support the overall goal of the sequence: to enhance the advancement of the students, first academically and then professionally.
Prerequisite: ENG 114

GEN ELEC General Electives 38  
HISGEN History Elective 3  
HUMELE Humanities Elective 3  
MAT120 Statistics 3

This is an introduction to the basic descriptive and inferential statistics for students from all disciplines. It emphasizes the development of statistical literacy and the use of computer for analyzing data. Topics include principles of experimental design; graphical and numerical methods for summarizing, describing, exploring and analyzing data; binomial and normal probability distributions; point and interval estimates for means and proportions; hypothesis testing; and correlation and regression.
Offered both semesters

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 1 3

Using an active learning approach, students will explore psychological perspectives and methods as explanations for human behavior and mental processes. Other topics include: neurophysiology, consciousness, learning, personality theories, and psychological disorders.

PSY209 Growth and Development 3

This course focuses on human growth and development over the lifespan. Theories related to physical, cognitive, social and personality across the lifespan will be explored. Life-changing health conditions and treatments are discussed with regard to potential psychological and social impact that these conditions and treatments may have on children, adolescents, adults, and health-care givers within the community.
Prerequisite: PSY101

PSY216 Psych of Cultural Diversity 3

This course is designed to assist, encourage, and challenge students to develop more fully their awareness and knowledge of self and others in a culturally pluralistic society. Basic concepts and ideas that are relevant to multicultural human service and development will be introduced. Culture and environment will be discussed as interactive experiences and basic dimensions of diverse groups will be explored.
Prerequisite: PSY 101
Offered in the fall semester only

PSY407 Interviewing & Counseling 3

This course provides students with knowledge of introductory skills. This course will cover basic skills common across the helping professions. Students will demonstrate competence with basic skills in an educational setting through role plays.
Prerequisite: PSY 101

WEL220 WomenEmpoweredasLearnersLeader 3

Women as Empowered Leaders and Learners
This required interdisciplinary course is designed to give all students entering the One-Day Program a common experience and foundation for their education. Students examine leadership within the larger context of our interdependent world and their own strengths, values and aspirations. Students also examine learning styles, academic requirements, communication skills and technology to create a personalized action plan for success in the One-Day undergraduate experience and beyond.

WEL330 StratforPers&CareerGrwth 3

Strategies for Personal and Career Growth
This required interdisciplinary course builds on the foundation created in WEL 220 to deepen students' knowledge, skills and attitudes related to career, leadership and financial development. Through a focus on well being students will strategically delve into ways to manage their own growth and development while understanding the opportunities to build on their purpose, passion and potential.

WEL440 Leadership in Practice 3

This capstone course is an interdisciplinary course designed to give senior-level students an opportunity to create a learning experience that allows them to apply knowledge, skills and personal development to a project that also contributes to a family, organization and/or community. This course combines academic study with practical application of leadership, communications and technology skills as a springboard for the student to move forward into the future as an empowered woman. Students may choose to complete research, community-based projects and/or service learning projects. As a culminating experience, this course also provides the platform for assessing students' progress and proficiency.