UM Advising Commons

Health & Human Performance Curriculum Updates for AY 10-11

You will notice many changes in the department and within the options.  Some of these changes include:

  • Applied Health Science is no longer a major.  Current sophomores-seniors could still enroll in that major, but no new freshmen will be admitted.
  • Community Health is a new option in our department.  Community Health is designed to give students a strong background in community needs assessments; program development, implementation, and evaluation; and community health education.  This program is ideal for students who wish to pursue careers in public health departments, tribal or university health systems, worksite wellness, or any health promotion/ health education organization.
  • Exercise Science now has two tracks

    • Exercise Science- Applied is designed to give students a strong knowledge of human physiology, training principles, and health assessment.  This option is ideal for students who wish to become sport or strength coaches, fitness consultants, personal trainers, or health-related entrepreneurs.
    • Exercise Science- Pre-Professional is designed for students who want a solid understanding of human health/ health sciences before pursuing graduate studies (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Med School, Physician’s Assistant, Chiropractic, Master’s  or Doctoral level studies in Physiology, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, etc).
    • We are now encouraging/requiring BIOL 112 as a pre-requisite for Anatomy and Physiology.  In the past this class was accepted as an elective, but not required.
    • NAS 100 is now required of all Health Enhancement students (this meets their Historical and Cultural gen ed, Global and Indigenous gen ed, and Native American education requirements: triple dipper!)

Major Checklists:

Athletic Training 10-11

Community Health 10-11

Exercise Science Applied Option 10-11

Exercise Science Pre-Professional Option 10-11

Health Enhancement 10-11

Please let me know if you have any questions about the curricula changes or if there is anything I can do to help clarify the options available and requirements necessary for our department.

~ Submitted by Chris Ricci, M.S., CHES, Health and Human Performance

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August 27, 2010 - Posted by | Curriculum Updates

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