Public Health Studies

A major in Public Health Studies prepares students for work in public and community health. Students graduating with a major in Public Health Studies will be able to effectively apply the knowledge and skills required in public health, community health education, preventive health care, and nonprofit health advocacy settings.

Major Courses:

  • HLTH 250 Personal Health & Wellness (4 credits)
  • HLTH 285 Alcohol, Tobacco & Drugs (ATOD) (2 credits)
  • HLTH 310 Global Health (4 credits) 
  • HLTH 345 Nutrition for Hlth. & Well. (4 credits)
  • HLTH 353 Cons. Comm. & Envr. Hlth. (4 credits)
  • HLTH 400 Epidemiology (4 credits)
  • HLTH 342 Health Curr. & Admin. (4 credits)
  • HLTH 352 Methods and Instruction  (4 credits)
  • HLTH 462 Human Sexuality Education (4 credits)
  • HLTH 464 Critical Issues in Health Ed. (4 credits)  
  • HLTH 465 Health Research Methods (4 credits) 
  • HLTH 470  Internship (100 hours) (2 credits)

Subtotal:  44 credits

Allied Courses:

  • EXSC 208 Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits)
  • SOCI  100 Introduction to Sociology (4 credits)
  • Select one of the following: 
    • BIOL 101 General Biology (4 credits)
    • BIOL 105 Human Biology (4 credits) 
    • Select one of the following:
    • COJO  105 Comm. in the Workplace (4 credits)
    • COJO  112 Public Communication (4 credits)

Subtotal:  20 credits

Recommended Courses:

  • HLTH 275 Lifelong Stress Management (2 credits)
  • PSYC 200 Psy. of Infancy & Childhood (4 credits)
  • PSYC 203 Psy. of Adolescence (4 credits)
  • PSYC 204 Psy of Adulthood & Aging (4 credits)

Additional Core Curriculum Requirements not met by Major or Allied Courses:

  • Literature and Writing (8 credits)
  • Moral and Philosophical Reasoning (8 credits)
  • Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (4 credits)
  • Faith and the Catholic Tradition (12 credits)
  • Historical Studies (4 credits)
  • Fine Arts course of choice (4 credits)
  • Language and Culture (12 credits)
  • Human Diversity (contact advisor)

For more information on which courses satisfy the core curriculum requirements, see the course catalogue, here.

Subtotal: 52 credits

Electives: Additional courses to bring your total number of credits up to the 132 credits required for graduation. You may want to use these credits to minor in a related field of study.

Subtotal: 12/14 credits

Summary of Credits Needed for Public Health Studies Major:

Major Courses: 44 credits
Allied Courses: 20 credits
Core Curriculum Courses: 52 credits
Electives:16 credits

Total:  132 credits

Public Health Studies (Minor)

A minor in public health studies provides student with basic public health concepts and skills that complement the student’s major.

Required Courses:

  • HLTH 250 Personal Health and Wellness (4 credits)
  • HLTH 353 Consumer, Community and Environmental Health (4 credits)
  • HLTH 342 Community Health Education: Curriculum and Assessment(4 credits)
  • HLTH 351 Community Health Education: Methods and Instruction (4 credits)
  • HLTH 470 Health Internship I (2 credits)

Plus four credits from the following:

  • HLTH 345 Nutrition (4 credits)
  • HLTH 462 Human Sexuality (4 credits)

Exercise Science

A major in exercise science prepares students for entrance into a doctor of physical therapy program or other related medical field. A student graduating with a major in exercise science will be trained on highly sophisticated assessment equipment and gain real-world experience outside the classroom.

Major Courses:

    • EXSC 130   Foundations of Exercise Science (2 credits)
    • EXSC 213   Human Anatomy (4 credits)
    • EXSC 213L  Human Anatomy Lab (0 credits)
    • EXSC 214    Physiology (4 credits)
    • EXSC 214L  Physiology Lab (0 credits)
    • EXSC 240    Medical Terminology (2 credits)
    • HLTH 250     Personal Health and Wellness (4 credits)
    • HLTH 275     Lifelong Stress Management (2 credits)
    • HLTH 345     Nutrition for Health and Fitness (4 credits)
    • EXSC 332    Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
    • EXSC 326    Kinesiology. (4 credits)
    • EXSC 426    Biomechanics (4 credits)
    • EXSC 426L  Biomechanics Lab (0 credits)
    • EXSC 432    Advanced Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
    • EXSC 432L  Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab (0 credits)
    • EXSC 449    Exercise Science Research Methods (4 credits) 
    • EXSC 450    Internship (100 hours)  (2 credits)

Subtotal: 44 credits

Recommended Course:  American Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED 

Allied Courses:

  • BIOL 207 Ecol. Adapt. & Diversity (4 credits)
  • BIOL 208 Genetics & Evolution (4 credits)
  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • PHYS 109 General Physics I (4 credits)
  • PHYS 110 General Physics II (4 credits)
  • STAT 220 Statistics (4 credits)
  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 301 Psychopathology (4 credits)
  • Select one of the following:
    • MATH 108/109 Calculus with Review I & Review II (4 credits)
    • MATH 113 Calculus (4 credits)

Subtotal:  40 credits

Additional Core Curriculum Requirements not met by Major or Allied Courses:

  • Literature and Writing (8 credits)
  • Moral and Philosophical Reasoning (8 credits)
  • Faith and the Catholic Tradition (12 credits)
  • Historical Studies (4 credits)
  • Fine Arts course of choice (4 credits)
  • Language and Culture (12 credits)
  • Human Diversity (contact advisor)

For more information on which courses satisfy the core curriculum requirements, see the course catalogue, here.

Subtotal: 48 credits

Summary of Credits Needed for Exercise Science Major:

Major Courses: 44credits
Allied Courses: 40 credits
Additional Core Curriculum Courses: 48 credits 

Total: 132 credits

Exercise Science Minor

This minor is for students looking to enhance their career objectives and goals who may be considering work in the allied health, wellness or fitness world.  A minor increases a student's knowledge base, enhances qualifications, provides for a greater competitive edge in the job market and builds individual credibility. 

This minor is a good complement to a number of other disciplines such as business, marketing, communications and psychology.  Students interested in pursuing careers in fields such as sports broadcasting, sports marketing, and advertising and promotions may also be interested in this minor.

Core Courses:

EXSC 213 - Human Anatomy + Lab (4 credits)

EXSC 214 - Human Physiology + Lab (4 credits)

EXSC 326 - Kinesiology (4 credits)

EXSC 332 - Exercise Physiology (4 credits)

Select one of the following:

EXSC 426 Biomechanics (4 credits)

or

EXSC 432 Advanced Exercise Physiology (4 credits)

The following prerequisites must be observed:

EXSC 213 is a prerequisite for EXSC 326

EXSC 214 is a prerequisite for EXSC 332

EXSC 326 is a prerequisite for EXSC 426

EXSC 332 is a prerequisite for EXSC 432

 

Please note:   Health Promotion majors may not earn an Exercise Science Minor.

Health Education-Teaching (5-12)

A major in health education teaching, which leads to licensure at the middle and secondary school levels. Students graduating with a major in health education will be able to effectively apply the knowledge and skills required for conducting the teaching-learning process in health education.

Core Courses

  • PHED 208 Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
  • HLTH 250 Personal Health & Wellness (4 credits)
  • HLTH 275 Lifelong Stess Management (2 credits)
  • HLTH 285 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (2 credits)
  • HLTH 310 Global Health ( 4 credits)
  • HLTH 341 Curriculum and Assessment. (4 credits)
  • HLTH 345 Nutrition for Hlth. & Well. (4 credits)
  • HLTH 351 Methods and Instruction (4 credits)
  • HLTH 353 Cons. Comm. & Envr. Hlth. (4 credits)
  • HLTH 400 Epidemiology (4 credits)
  • HLTH 462 Human Sexuality Education (4 credits)
  • HLTH 464 Critical Issues in Health Ed. (4 credits)

Subtotal:  44 credits

Allied Courses

Select one of the following:

  • BIOL 101 General Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 105 Human Biology (4 credits)

Select one of the following:  

  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits)
  • SOCI 100 Intro. to Sociology (4 credits)

Subtotal: 8 credits

Education Courses

Sophomores with a grade point average of 2.75 may register for the introductory course (EDUC 210) during which they should apply for admission to the department. Juniors and seniors with a grade point average of 2.75 will follow the recommended sequence of courses listed below.

  • EDUC 210 Education's Place in Society (4 credits)
  • EDUC 212 Hum. Rel. & Multicul. Ed. (4credits)
  • EDUC 330 Psyc for Teaching & Learning (4 credits)
  • EDUC 332 Field Experience
  • EDUC 355 Reading for 5-12 Teacher
  • EDUC 369 Field Experience:  Primary (K-4)
  • HLTH 341* Curr.,Assess., & Admin (Major)
  • HLTH 351* Method, Res, & Part. (Major)
  • EDUC 456 Intro. to Exceptionality (2 credits)
  • EDUC 460 Student Teaching & Seminar (8 credits)
  • EDUC 461 Teacher as Educ. Advocate (2 credits)

*Note:  These courses substitute for EDIC 381 and 382

Subtotal: 28 credits

Recommended Courses:

  • American Red Cross Certifcation in First Air/CPR/AED

Select one of the following:

  • PSYC 200 Psyc of Infancy & Childhood (4 credits)
  • PSYC 203 Psyc of Adolescence (4 credits)

Additional Core Curriculum Requirements not met by Major or Allied Courses:

  • Literature and Writing (8 credits)
  • Moral and Philosophical Reasoning (8 credits)
  • Faith and the Catholic Tradition (12 credits)
  • Historical Studies (4 credits)
  • Fine Arts course of choice (4 credits)
  • Language and Culture (12 credits)
  • Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (4 credits)
  • Human Diversity (contact advisor)

For more information on which courses satisfy the core curriculum requirements, see the course catalogue, here.

Subtotal: 52 credits

Summary of Credits Needed for Health Education - Teaching (5-12) Major:

Core Courses: 44 credits
Allied Courses: 8 credits
Education Courses: 28 credits
Additional Core Curriculum Courses: 52 credits

Total:  132 credits

Health Promotion

A major in health promotion which prepares the student for work as a fitness specialist outside the school setting. Students graduating with a major in health promotion will have had experience at a work site. They will demonstrate the skill and knowledge expected of the entry-level exercise science professional in the areas of fitness evaluation, exercise prescription, and delivery of exercise programs to normal and special populations. They will effectively assess theory and interface it with practice.

 

Major Courses

    • HLTH 120 Foundations of Health Promotion (2 credits)
    • EXSC 213 Human Anatomy  (4 credits)
    • EXSC 213L Human Anatomy Lab (0 credits)
    • EXSC 214 Physiology (4 credits)
    • EXSC 214L Physiology Lab (0 credits)
    • HLTH 250  Personal Health and Wellness (4 credits)
    • HLTH 275  LIfelong Stress Management (2 credits)
    • HLTH 285  Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (2 credits) 
    • HLTH 345  Nutrition for Health and Fitness (4 credits)
    • EXSC 332 Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
    • EXSC 326 Kinesiology. (4  credits)
    • EXSC 426 Biomechanics (4 credits)
    • EXSC 426L Biomechanics Lab (0 credits)
    • PHED 430 Measurement & Evaluation (4 credits)
    • EXSC 432  Advanced Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
    • EXSC 432L Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab (0 credits)
    • PHED 450 Internship (100 hours) (2 credits)
    • HLTH 465  Health Research Methods (4 credits)

Subtotal: 48 credits

Recommended Course:   American Red Cross Certification in First Aid, CPR & AED.

Allied Courses

    • MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (4 credits)
    • Select one of the following:
      • BIOL 101 General Biology (4 credits)
      • BIOL 105 Human Biology (4 credits)
    • Select one of the following:
      • CHEM 100 General Chemistry (4 credits)
      • CHEM 101  Environmental Chemistry (4 credits) 
      • CHEM 111 General Chemistry (4 credits) 
    • Select one of the following:
      • MGMT 305  Mgmt & Org Behavior (4 credits)
      • MGMT 320  Int Mtkg. Communication (4 credits
    • Select one of the following:
      • COJO 105 Communicaiton in the Workplace (4 credits)
      • COJO 112 Public Communicaiton (4 credits)

Subtotal: 20 credits

Additional Core Curriculum Requirements not met by Major or Allied Courses:

  • Literature and Writing (8 credits)
  • Moral and Philosophical Reasoning (8 credits)
  • Faith and the Catholic Tradition (12 credits)
  • Historical Studies (4 credits)
  • Fine Arts course of choice (4 credits)
  • Language and Culture (12 credits)
  • Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (4 credits)
  • Human Diversity (contact advisor)

Subtotal: 56 credits

Electives

Subtotal: 8 credits

Summary of Credits Needed for Health Promotion Major:

Core Courses:  48 credits
Allied Courses: 20 credits
Core Curriculum Courses: 56 credits
Electives: 8 credits

Total: 132 credits

Physical Education-Teaching (k-12)

A major in physical education teaching which leads to licensure at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Students graduating with a major in physical education will be able to effectively make application of the skills required for conducting the teaching-learning process in an extended practicum setting. They will also demonstrate the skill and knowledge to evaluate the teaching-learning process, the analysis of motor performance, and an assessment of theory to interface it with practice.

Major Courses

  • HLTH 250 Personal Hlth & Wellness (4 credits)
  • PHED 105 Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Lifeguard Training (2 credits)
  • PHED 202 Phy. Ed. Curr, Inst, Assess (4 credits)
  • EXSC 208 Human Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)
  • PHED 215 Rhythms & Dance (2  credits)
  • PHED 300 Motor Development (4 credits)
  • PHED 302 Phy. Ed. Methods for Elem (4 credits)
  • PHED 304 Phy. Ed. Methods for Middle/Secondary (4 credits)
  • EXSC 326 Kinesiology (4 credits)
  • EXSC 332 Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
  • PHED 351 Teaching Special Needs Students (4 credits)
  • Subtotal: 40 credits

Allied Courses

  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits)
  • Select one of the following:
  • BIOL 101 General Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 105 Human Biology (4 credits)

Subtotal: 8 credits

Education Courses

Sophomores with a grade point average of 2.75 may register for the introductory course (EDUC 210) during which they should apply for admission to the department. Juniors and seniors with a grade point average of 2.75 will follow the recommended sequence of courses listed below.

  • EDUC 210 Education's Place in Society & Field Exp. (4.0 credits)
  • EDUC 212 Hum. Rel. & Multicul. Ed. (4.0 credits)
  • EDUC 330 Psy for Teaching & Learning  .  (4.0 credits)
  • EDUC 332 Field Experience (0 credits)
  • EDUC 355 Reading for 5-12 Teachers (4.0 credits)
  • PHED 105*  Lifeguard/WSI Certification (major)
  • PHED 302* Physical Ed. Meth. for Elem (major)
  • PHED 304* Physical Ed. Meth for Middle/Secondary  (major)
  • EDUC 343  Field Experience (0 credit)
  • EDUC 456 Introduction to Exceptionality (2.0 credits)
  • EDUC 460 Student Teaching & Seminar (10.0 credits)

Subtotal: 28 credits

Recommended Courses:

  • COJO 100 Public Speaking (4 credits)
  • SOCI 100 Intro to Sociology (4 credits)

Additional Core Curriculum Requirements not met by Major or Allied Courses:

  • Literature and Writing (8 credits)
  • Moral and Philosophical Reasoning (8 credits)
  • Faith and the Catholic Tradition (12 credits)
  • Historical Studies (4 credits)
  • Fine Arts course of choice (4 credits)
  • Language and Culture (12 credits)
  • Natural Science and Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (8 credits)
  • Human Diversity (contact advisor)

For more information on which courses satisfy the core curriculum requirements, see the course catalogue, here.

Subtotal: 56 credits

Summary of Credits Needed for Physical Education Teaching (K-12) Major:

Major Courses: 40 credits
Allied Courses: 8 credits
Education Courses: 28 credits
Additional Core Curriculum Courses: 56 credits

Total: 132 credits