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Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services

 (College of Education)

 www.uni.edu/coe/hpels

The Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services offers the following undergraduate and graduate programs and program certificates. Specific requirements for these programs are listed within the Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services, in the following order. (Note: The Doctor of Education Intensive Study Area in Allied Health, Recreation, and Community Services is under the College of Education and is listed below.)

College of Education -

Interdisciplinary -

Athletic Training -

Public Health and Education -

Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership -

Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education Degree is one degree supervised through the College of Education. It can be completed with one of the following Intensive Study Area concentrations:

  • Allied Health, Recreation, and Community Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs

(See website www.uni.edu/catalog/collegeofeducation - for PDF version see listing for "College of Education" under the "Interdisciplinary" section of this university catalog.)

Students interested in the interdisciplinary Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

This program is intended to provide practicing educators, in formal and nonformal settings, the opportunity to continue their study and earn the terminal professional degree in their field. The Ed.D. degree requires a minimum of 48 semester hours of credit beyond the master's degree. There are three components to the program:

Professional Common Core (work in educational foundations, fundamentals, and research)24
Advanced Professional Study (in one of three areas of intensive study)15
Dissertation9
Total Hours48

By design, all students are required to study in basic areas that undergird and define educational practice and develop skills of problem definition, data collection and analysis, and interpretation. The four areas of intensive study provide for a specialized focus on practice.

Note: Students interested in special education within the Curriculum and Instruction ISA or the Educational Leadership ISA should consult the respective ISA descriptions for further information.

In some areas, it is possible to combine doctoral degree study with work toward an endorsement to perform a particular role in K-12 education.

Brief definitions of the four ISAs follows:

Allied Health, Recreation, and Community Services

This area of intensive study is designed to provide students with advanced planning, management, supervision and evaluation of programs in the community and its institutions. The combined areas of allied health, recreation and community services are diverse professional areas knitted together by a unified commitment to enhancing, enriching and sustaining the individual and collective well-being of people, communities and society as a whole. Graduates are prepared for careers as applied scholars, evaluators, or practitioners in public and environmental health departments, recreation and tourism industry; allied health and social services agencies; the military, government, and non-governmental agencies; religious organizations; libraries and museums; and civic and professional associations. The program of study will be based upon students' needs, interests, and upon approval by an academic advisor and program of study committee. (For more information, contact the Head of the Department of Health, Recreation and community Services.)

Curriculum and Instruction

This area of intensive study is designed to prepare scholar practitioners to plan, implement, evaluate, and supervise educational programs for children, from infancy through adolescence, and adult learners, inclusive of a wide variety of diversity. Faculty in this intensive study area come from many departments and disciplines including, but not limited to, prekindergarten through tertiary curriculum and pedagogy; foundations of education in psychology, philosophy, social sciences; disability studies in education, gifted and talented, and multicultural education; literacy education; instructional technology, school library studies; and P-12 content areas such as mathematics, physical education, science, social studies, and language arts. Students interested in becoming special education scholar-practitioners to plan, implement, evaluate, and supervise educational programs for children and adult learners with an emphasis on inclusion and diversity will apply for admission through the Curriculum and Instruction Intensive Study Area. For more information see www.uni.edu/coe/departments/curriculum-instruction/graduate-study/doctoral-study.

Educational Leadership

This area of intensive study in education administration prepares personnel for leadership positions in PK-12 schools, post-secondary institutions, and other educational services or settings. Typical positions held by educators with the terminal degree focused on educational leadership include: principals, superintendents, school district central office administrators, professors of educational leadership, special education directors at the Area Education Agency level or Department of Education administrators and consultants. Students interested in special education administration will apply for admission through Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies. (For more information, contact the Head, Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies, or please see the catalog at www.uni.edu/catalog/collegeofeducation/edpsychfoundleadershipstudies or visit the Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies website at https://coe.uni.edu/epfls.

Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs

This area of intensive study in postsecondary education prepares personnel for leadership positions in colleges and universities. Typical positions held by educators with the terminal degree focused on postsecondary education include: department heads, directors, vice presidents, professors, and consultants.  (For more information, contact the Head, Department of  Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies, or please see the catalog at www.uni.edu/catalog/collegeofeducation/edpsychfoundleadershipstudies or visit the Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies website at https://coe.uni.edu/epfls.

Interdisciplinary

Bachelor of Arts Degree Program

Environmental Resource Management Major

The Environmental Resource Management major is aimed at students searching for career options in the broadly-defined 'outdoor environment' that are related to natural resources, environmental systems, and sustainable development. This program will prepare students for careers in the environmental and human management of public and private spaces across differing categories of environmental systems - from public parks and lands to conservancy units managed by governmental and other non-profit agencies and organizations. This program aims to serve those students who do not wish to pursue careers as environmental scientists per se from more tightly focused 'environmental science' programs.

  • STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE CORE REQUIREMENTS (31 HOURS) AND MAY CHOOSE ONLY ONE OF THE FOUR SPECIALIZATION TRACKS (30-32 HOURS).
  • Each track is composed of clusters of courses with a specific concentration, each of which has a separate hourly requirement.
  • For purposes of this degree program, those prerequisite courses required by BIOL, EARTHSCI, GEOG, and RTNL for mid/upper-level courses in each Track THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE CORE REQUIREMENTS will normally be waived by the appropriate departments.
  • The separate tracks allow students to specialize in the area of most general interest while the primary & secondary foci within each track make sure students also are exposed to a wide range of important auxiliary coursework.
  • A student with a major within Department of Biology cannot declare the B.A. Environmental Resource Management: Ecosystems Track.
  • A student with a major within Department of Biology cannot declare the B.S. Environmental Science: Environmental Life Science Track.
  • By permission of the Provost’s Office, students enrolled in the B.A. Environmental Resource Management major will be considered majors in all four of the participating departments.
Core Requirements
BIOL 2051 (840:051)General Biology: Organismal Diversity4
BIOL 3100 (840:100)Evolution, Ecology and the Nature of Science *3
CHEM 1110 (860:044)General Chemistry I4
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031)Introduction to Geology4
or
Physical Geography
and Physical Geography Laboratory
EARTHSCI 3330/5330 (870:141g)Geomorphology4
GEOG 4260Environmental Resource Management3
GEOG 3310 (970:164)Geographic Information Systems I3
RTNL 4320Financial Resource Management in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership3
HIST 4170/5170U.S. Environmental History3
Total Hours31

Encouraged Certificates: Certificate programs that are appropriate to couple with the ERM major and help to expand specific, relevant experiences for students.

    - GIS & Cartography (Department of Geography)

    - Sustainability (Interdisciplinary)

    - Outdoor Recreation (Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services)

    - Tourism (Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services)

    - Nonprofit Management Certificate (Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services)

    - Environmental Health Certificate (Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services)

    - Public History (Department of History)

Ecosystems Track

A total of 32 hours are needed for this track. There are 12 hours of required courses. In addition, student select courses from all three elective categories (A, B, & C) to accumulate to a minimum of 20 hours. At least one course must be taken from each elective category.

Required
BIOL 4168/5168 (840:168g)Ecology **4
CHEM 1120 (860:048)General Chemistry II4
MATH 1140 (800:046)Precalculus4
Electives:20
Category A - Content Management Related Courses (pick at least 1 course)
Wildlife Ecology and Management **
Biodiversity Conservation Policy **
Conservation Biology **
Restoration Ecology **
Category B - Content Related Courses (pick at least 1 course)
Invertebrate Zoology *
Marine Biology *
Entomology *
Aquatic Ecology **
Biostatistics **
Mammalogy **
Plant Systematics **
GIS Applications: (Variable Topic)
Geographic Information Systems II
Category C - Cognates (pick at least 1 course)
Elements of Weather
Applied Writing: Projects, Grants and Careers ^
Modern Climate Change: Evidence and Predictions
Natural Hazards and Disasters
Environmental Geography: Variable Topic ^
Soils and Landscapes
The Ice Age ^
Laboratory Methods in Environmental Geography
Regional Landforms of North America
Cooperative Education in Geography ^
Cooperative Education
Internship
Internship in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Field Experience in Health Promotion
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Leadership Skills ^
Project Management ^
Foundations of Tourism
Trends and Issues in Outdoor Recreation
History of Outdoor Recreation
Total Hours32

Geosystems Track

A total of 30 hours are needed for this track, with a minimum of 21 hours from the Primary Focus group and 9 hours from the Secondary Focus group.

Electives
Primary Focus - Content Related Courses21
Elements of Weather
Environmental Hydrology ^
Earth Materials ^
Modern Climate Change: Evidence and Predictions
Natural Hazards and Disasters
Environmental Geography: Variable Topic * ^
or
Environmental Geology ***
Soils and Landscapes
Rivers
Laboratory Methods in Environmental Geography
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector
Trends and Issues in Outdoor Recreation
Managing Recreation Impacts on the Natural Environment
Secondary Focus - Management Cognates9
Wildlife Ecology and Management **
Restoration Ecology **
Sedimentary Geology ****
Field and Laboratory Methods in Hydrology
Environmental Economics ^
Applied Writing: Projects, Grants and Careers ^
Regional Analysis and Planning
The Ice Age *
Regional Landforms of North America
GIS Applications: (Variable Topic) ^
Geographic Information Systems II ^
Foundations of Tourism
History of Outdoor Recreation
Eco, Adventure and Sport Tourism
Project Management ^
Public Budgeting ^
Cooperative Education ^
Cooperative Education in Geography
Internship
Internship in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Field Experience in Health Promotion
Other courses as approved by advisors and program director
Total Hours30

Resource Administration Track

A total of 30 hours are needed for this track, with a minimum of 21 hours from the Primary Focus group and 9 hours from the Secondary Focus group.

Primary Focus - Content Related Courses21
Modern Climate Change: Evidence and Predictions
Regional Analysis and Planning
Natural Hazards and Disasters
Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations
Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector
Human Resource Development for Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Areas and Facilities in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Managing Recreation Impacts on the Natural Environment
History of Outdoor Recreation
Eco, Adventure and Sport Tourism
Secondary Focus - Cognates9
Conservation Biology **
Soils and Landscapes
Rivers
Laboratory Methods in Environmental Geography
Regional Landforms of North America
GIS Applications: (Variable Topic)
Geographic Information Systems II
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Applied Writing: Specialized Documents ^
Applied Writing: Projects, Grants and Careers
Environmental Health Science
Foundations of Tourism
Theory and Practice of Outdoor Education
Trends and Issues in Outdoor Recreation
Community Planning Workshop
Project Management ^
Public Budgeting ^
Cooperative Education in Geography ^
Cooperative Education
Internship
Internship in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Field Experience in Health Promotion
Other courses as approved by advisors and program director
Total Hours30

Environmental Compliance Track

A total of 32 hours need for this focus area, with 15 hours of required courses, a minimum of 10 hours from the Primary Focus group and 7 hours from the Secondary Focus group.

Required
ECON 1041 (920:053)Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 1051 (920:054)Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 3225/5225 (920:123g)Environmental Economics3
PH 4666/5666Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations3
PHIL 2550Environmental Ethics3
Primary Focus - Content Related Courses10
Elements of Weather
Introduction to Environmental Earth Science
Air Quality ^
Environmental Geology *
or
Environmental Geography: Variable Topic
Environmental Hydrology *
Secondary Focus - Cognates7
Air Quality Modeling ^
Measurement and Analysis of Air Quality ** ^
Sedimentary Geology ***
Hydrogeology *
Soils and Landscapes
Rivers
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Environmental Health Science
Managing Recreation Impacts on the Natural Environment
Organizational Management *
Project Management ^
Introduction to Public Administration
Cooperative Education in Geography ^
Cooperative Education
Internship
Internship in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Field Experience in Health Promotion
Other courses as approved by advisors and program director
Total Hours32
 

Athletic Training

Bachelor of Arts Degree Program

Athletic Training & Rehabilitation Studies Major

The Athletic Training & Rehabilitation Studies major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

The Athletic Training & Rehabilitation Studies major is designed to prepare students to become healthcare professionals.  The curriculum prepares students for entry into professional healthcare programs.  The curriculum is based upon cognitive and psychomotor learning experiences.

All students should first indicate their interest in majoring in the Athletic Training & Rehabilitation Studies major any time after their general admission to UNI is complete by submitting the "Declaration of Curriculum" form, and indicating Athletic Training & Rehabilitation Studies major. Then, students should contact the Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services Academic Advisor.

All program information is available at the athletic training program office (003 HPC) or our website www.uni.edu/athletic-training.

Required Core
Clinical Healthcare Studies:
AT 1010 (42T:023)Introduction to Athletic Training & Clinical Healthcare3
AT 2000Clinical Healthcare Experience ((minimum 1 hour, but may be repeated for a maximum of 8 hours over 4-6 semesters))1
AT 3020Clinical & Gross Human Anatomy3
AT 3030Acute Care3
AT 3040 (42T:137)Foundations of Orthopedic Injury Assessment & Pathology I3
AT 3050 (42T:134)Foundations of Orthopedic Injury Assessment & Pathology II3
AT 3070 (42T:143)Foundations of Therapeutic Interventions & Rehabilitation3
AT 3130 (42T:175)General Medical Conditions3
Biology:
BIOL 2052 (840:052)General Biology: Cell Structure and Function4
BIOL 3101 (840:101)Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 3101 Anatomy and Physiology I prerequisites are not required for Athletic Training majors.4
BIOL 3102 (840:102)Anatomy and Physiology II4
Chemistry & Biochemistry
CHEM 1110 (860:044)General Chemistry I *4
Physics:
PHYSICS 1511 (880:054)General Physics I *4
Mathematics:
STAT 1772 (800:072)Introduction to Statistical Methods *3
Major Electives (select a minimum of 6 hours from the following):6
Public Health and Education:
Introduction to Public Health
Medical Terminology
Cultural Competency for the Helping Professions
Minority Health
Epidemiological Methods, Research Design, and Analysis
Human Diseases
International Health
Nutrition for Health Promotion
Kinesiology:
Biomechanics **
Physiology of Exercise **
Sports Nutrition **
Total Hours51

Minor

Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies Minor

The Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies minor is intended to complement existing majors by offering students a blend of foundational health care concepts and hands-on learning.  The minor is designed for students considering a career in clinical health care or for those who would simply like to broaden their educational experience with a background in clinical healthcare. 

The Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies minor requires a minimum of 15 hours to complete. This total includes 12 credits of required courses and three credits of electives offered within the Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies major.  While pursuing this minor, students will have the opportunity to participate in clinical experiences while observing and learning alongside practicing health care professionals such as athletic trainers, physical therapists, and other practitioners. 

Students can declare this minor at any time throughout their academic progression once they are admitted to UNI.  Although students should typically allow four semesters to complete the 15 credits, this can vary depending on course offerings and availability. 

The first step is to submit the "Declaration of Curriculum" form, and indicating Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies minor. Then, students should contact a Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services Academic Advisor.

Choose from any of the following:15
Introduction to Athletic Training & Clinical Healthcare
Clinical & Gross Human Anatomy
Acute Care
Foundations of Orthopedic Injury Assessment & Pathology I
Foundations of Therapeutic Interventions & Rehabilitation
General Medical Conditions
Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies major elective (up to 3 hours)
Total Hours15

Masters of Athletic Training Degree

Academic Standard Policy

Major Requirements

General Explanation: UNI offers a Professional Graduate Athletic Training major or a Masters of Athletic Training, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students interested in pursuing this major must apply and be formally admitted to this program. Students should apply for the Masters of Athletic Training program through the Graduate College and Admissions. Program admission is based on undergraduate GPA, completion of prerequisite courses, program application materials, and admission to the Graduate College. Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the Athletic Training (within the Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services) for program application materials or for any other application requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate study admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission. Applications will begin to be reviewed no later than October 1 of each year.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

  1. Prerequisite courses required: A Bachelor’s degree must be earned prior to entry into the Masters of Athletic Training. Additional prerequisite undergraduate courses (or equivalent) include: General Biology: Cell Structure & Function; General Chemistry I; Physics I; Statistics; Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology OR Dynamics of Development; and Anatomy and Physiology Physiology I & II with a laboratory components. Additionally, students need to be First Aid and CPR certified prior to beginning the Masters of Athletic Training program.  A grade of a C or better must be attained in all prerequisite courses.  All pre-requisite courses must have been completed within last 10 years.
  2. Application requirements for all students: To be admitted to the UNI Masters of Athletic Training Program, students must complete the application process. The following list of items are required as part of the application process. Students are responsible for all costs associated with application process.
    1. Achieved a bachelor's degree
    2. Completion of course prerequisites as listed above
    3. Application forms: UNI Admissions Office and Athletic Training via ATCAS (online national centralized application system)
    4. CPR certification for the Professional Rescuer
    5. First Aid Certification
    6. 50 hours of athletic training observation experience
    7. OSHA/Blood-borne pathogen certification (This must be obtained before beginning any clinical experience. This training is offered free of charge at UNI every semester.)
    8. Technical standards form
    9. Criminal background check
    10. For international students whose native language is not English, official TOEFL scores are required unless a baccalaureate degree was completed at a university or college where the primary language of instruction is English.
    11. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
    12. Personal statement
    13. Three letters of recommendation
  3. Application Process:
    1. Obtain the application documents from the Admissions website, and ATCAS
    2. Submit all materials to Graduate Admissions
    3. Students must be admitted prior to the beginning of the summer session in order to join that year's cohort
  4. A committee of faculty, staff, and students will be assigned to the acceptance committee and will review the applications.
  5. Upon acceptance into the Masters of Athletic Training program, a student must do the following within 30 days of notification of acceptance:
    1. Send a letter of acceptance via email to the Athletic Training Graduate Program Director.
    2. Begin the Hepatitis B Vaccination series or sign the waiver form.
    3. Complete all other paper work available at the AT program office.
    4. Maintain current CPR, OSHA, and First Aid certifications and child mandatory reporter training.
    5. Become a student member of the NATA ($80/year)
    6. Maintain professional liability insurance ($38/year)
  6. To graduate from UNI with a Masters of Athletic Training major, students must:
    1. Maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA and 3.00 major GPA
    2. Complete a clinical experience each semester
    3. Complete the Masters of Athletic Training academic major. This includes that a student be enrolled in the athletic training program for a minimum of four semesters.
  7. All other program information is available at the athletic training program office (003 HPC) or our website www.uni.edu/athletic-training.

Athletic Training Major

The Masters of Athletic Training major requires a minimum of 60 total hours to graduate.

The Masters of Athletic Training major is designed to prepare students to become athletic training professionals. It prepares students for the Board of Certification Examination as well as eligibility for an Athletic Training State License Credential. The curriculum is based upon cognitive and psychomotor learning experiences. The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test)  is not required for admission to the program.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

This degree is offered on the non-thesis option. Acceptable non-thesis projects include critically appraised topics, interrelated series of research proposals, conducting an empirical study, or a problem-based analysis of the literature, each of which require an extensive writing component.

A minimum of 60 semester credit hours is required. The non-thesis option requires 3 hours of AT 6299 (42T:299). A minimum of 21 semester hours at the 6000-level is required.

A cumulative grade index of 3.00 (B average) must be earned in all courses required for the degree or applying to the degree. No more than six (6) semester hours of C credit (C+, C, C-) may be applied toward credit for graduation. When C-range grades on the advisement report exceed the six hour limit, one or more of such courses must be repeated. A course taken to satisfy degree requirements in which a student receives a D+, D, D- F or NC grade will not be considered satisfactory and must be repeated. The original grade for any repeated course will be included in the computation for the Plan GPA, as well as in the overall cumulative GPA.

Prerequisite Core:26
BIOL 2052 (840:052)General Biology: Cell Structure and Function4
BIOL 3101 (840:101)Anatomy and Physiology I (or equivalent)4
BIOL 3102 (840:102)Anatomy and Physiology II (or equivalent)4
CHEM 1110 (860:044)General Chemistry I4
PHYSICS 1511 (880:054)General Physics I4
STAT 1772 (800:072)Introduction to Statistical Methods3
PSYCH 2202 (400:120)Developmental Psychology3
or PSYCH 3403/5403 (400:142g) Abnormal Psychology
or EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030) Dynamics of Human Development
Athletic Training Courses:
AT 6000Integrated Clinical Experiences (minimum 11 hours, but may be repeated for a maximum of 13 hours over 4-6 semesters)11-13
AT 6030Advanced Acute Care in Athletic Training3
AT 6032Advanced Acute Care Clinical Skills1
AT 6060Athletic Training Organization & Professional Responsibility3
AT 6070Advanced Therapeutic Interventions I3
AT 6072Advanced Therapeutic Interventions I Clinical Skills1
AT 6080Advanced Therapeutic Interventions II3
AT 6082Advanced Therapeutic Interventions II Clinical Skills1
AT 6100Advanced Clinical Anatomy3
AT 6130General Medical Assessment & Intervention3
AT 6150Advanced Athletic Training Clinical Skills2
AT 6210 (42T:210)Pathoetiology and Orthopaedic Assessment I3
AT 6215Pathoetiology and Orthopaedic Assessment I Clinical Skills1
AT 6220 (42T:220)Pathoetiology and Orthopaedic Assessment II3
AT 6225Pathoetiology and Orthopaedic Assessment II Clinical Skills1
AT 6255Health Assessment & Preventive Practices3
AT 6260 (42T:250)Gross Human Anatomy & Orthopedic Surgical Interventions3
AT 6275Mental Health Care in Athletic Training Practice3
Kinesiology, Allied Health, & Human Services, Interdepartmental: 6 credits
KAHHS 6210Quantitative Methods in KAHHS3
KAHHS 6290Research Methods for KAHHS3
Research: 3 credit hours (Non-thesis)
AT 6299 Research3
Total hours60-62

Public Health and Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs

Public Health and Education Major 

The Public Health and Education major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

Accreditation/Credentialing Areas include the following:

Wellness and Fitness (57 hours)

Women's Health (55 hours)

Global Health and Humanitarian Assistance (52 hours)

Environmental Health: Science Intensive (54-55 hours)

Community Nutrition Track (53 hours)

Public Health specialists seek to improve the health of the general public through education, behavior change and improvement of the environment. Students in the program develop the skills to plan, implement and evaluate programs in a variety of settings, which may include health departments, corporate wellness sites, hospitals/clinics, fitness facilities, nonprofit organizations, international relief organizations, nursing homes, colleges/universities and private industry.

The curriculum is tailored to meet national competencies and prepares students to sit for the National Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam or the Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) exam.  Students will take classes on public health theory, anatomy, human diseases, environmental health science, epidemiology (how diseases are spread), and how to address risky lifestyle behaviors (i.e., tobacco/alcohol/substance abuse, lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, intentional and unintentional injuries, high levels of stress, and unsafe sexual behaviors).

A minimum 2.50 GPA and successful completion of  PH 3693 Internship Seminar will be required for admission to PH 4768 Field Experience in Health Promotion. A student declaring a major in Public Health and Education will complete the core plus one accreditation/credentialing area. All students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor to discuss their career goals and aspirations. To graduate with a major in Public Health and Education a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all course work taken at UNI or transferred from another institution.

A student may declare more than one credentialing area within the Public Health and Education major. The Environmental Health credentialing area requires 3 hours PH 4768 Field Experience in Health Promotion; the remaining credentialing areas of Wellness and Fitness, Women's Health, Global Health and Humanitarian Assistance, and Community Nutrition require 9 hours PH 4768 Field Experience in Health Promotion. If a student does choose the Environmental Health credentialing area and another credentialing area, the students will complete 3 hours of field experience in Environmental Health and 6 hours in their other credentialing area. Students should speak with their advisor regarding this.

Required common core for all areas:
Public Health and Education:
PH 1101Introduction to Public Health2
PH 3693Internship Seminar3
PH 4373/5373Planning and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs *4
PH 4383/5383Health Promotion Implementation and Advocacy **4
PH 4663/5663Human Diseases3
PH 4393/5393Epidemiological Methods, Research Design, and Analysis3
PH 4665/5665Environmental Health Science3
PH 4768Field Experience in Health Promotion3-9
(3 hrs. for Environmental Health area; 9 hrs. for other areas)
STAT 1772 (800:072)Introduction to Statistical Methods3
Total Hours28-34
Choose one of the following five accreditation/credentialing areas:
Accreditation/Credentialing Area - Wellness and Fitness
Required:23
Public Health and Education:
Teaching Aerobics
Stress Management
Health Care and the Consumer
Public Health Theory
Worksite Health Promotion
Nutrition for Health Promotion
Kinesiology:
Anatomy and Physiology of Human Movement
Physiology of Exercise
Fitness Assessment and Programming
Total hours for Wellness and Fitness Area57
Accreditation/Credentialing Area - Women's Health
Required:21
Public Health and Education:
Maternal and Infant Health
Introduction to Women's Health
Selected Topics in Women's Health
Public Health Theory
Nutrition for Health Promotion
Electives (6 hours from the following):
Communication Studies:
Gender Issues in Communication
Family Communication (^)
Family Services:
Human Relationships and Sexuality
Parenting (^)
Human Sexuality Education (^)
Humanities:
Women's and Gender Studies: Introduction
Psychology:
Psychology of Gender (^)
Public Health and Education:
Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health
Aging and Health
Human Toxicology for Environmental and Occupational Health: Principles and Applied Case Studies
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership:
Financial Resource Management in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Social Science:
Women, Men, and Society
American Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Sociology:
United States History:
United States Women's History
Total hours for Women's Health Area55
Accreditation/Credentialing Area - Global Health and Humanitarian Assistance
Required:18
Public Health and Education:
Global Service Mission
Cultural Competency for the Helping Professions
Minority Health
Public Health Theory
International Health
Nutrition for Health Promotion
Total Hours for Global Health and Humanitarian Assistance Area52
Accreditation/Credentialing Area - Environmental Health: Science Intensive
Required:26-27
Public Health and Education:
Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations
Human Toxicology for Environmental and Occupational Health: Principles and Applied Case Studies
Biology:
General Biology: Organismal Diversity
General Biology: Cell Structure and Function
General Microbiology
Chemistry and Biochemistry:
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
or
Applied Organic and Biochemistry
and General Chemistry I-II
Total hours for credentialing area Environmental Health: Science Intensive54-55
Accreditation/Credentialing Area - Community Nutrition
Required:19
Public Health and Education:
Basic Nutrition
Applied Food, Nutrition, and Health
Food for Life Practicum
Public Health Theory
Nutrition for Health Promotion
Electives (select 6 hours from the following):
Public Health and Education:
Cultural Competency for the Helping Professions
Minority Health
International Health
Total Hours for Community Nutrition Area53

Minors

Health Education Minor-Teaching 

Current First Aid and CPR certification is required of all minors prior to student teaching.

Required:
Methods course:
PH 3240Secondary School Health Education Methods2
Applied Human Sciences, School of:3
Human Relationships and Sexuality **
Family Relationships
Human Sexuality Education
Public Health and Education:14-15
Drug Prevention Education for School Health Educators
Community and Public Health
Introduction to Public Health
Health Education Curriculum
Stress Management
Physical Activity and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
Nutrition for Health Promotion
Both KAHHS 1020 and KAHHS 1030 Dimensions of Wellbeing OR PH 4164 Health Care and the Consumer
Human Diseases for School Health Educators
Electives: Remaining hours of health-related electives for the K-8 and 5-12 endorsement to total a minimum of 26 hours. ***
Total hours26

Public Health Minor

Required:
Public Health and Education:21
Introduction to Public Health
Health Care and the Consumer
Public Health Theory
Planning and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs
Health Promotion Implementation and Advocacy
Epidemiological Methods, Research Design, and Analysis
Human Diseases
Mathematics:
STAT 1772 (800:072)Introduction to Statistical Methods3
Total Hours24

Program Certificates

The University of Northern Iowa makes available, in addition to traditional programs, the opportunity for students to earn program certificates. Program certificates provide an alternative to programs leading to a degree, a major, or a minor; they certify that an individual has completed a program approved by the university. For information on the following program certificates, contact the Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services or the Office of the Registrar, which serves as the centralized registry.

Certificate in Business Of Health Care Administration for Business Majors

The interdisciplinary Business of Health Care certificate for Business Majors includes courses which develop basic business skills for students desiring business careers in health care.  Both nonprofit and for-profit health institutions such as clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, medical offices, and long-term care facilities require employees with business skills. Business professionals manage employees, manage finances, raise funds, reduce and manage risk, work with or for insurance companies, and seek ways to provide effective and cost-efficient care. Requires completion of any business major.

Required:
Accounting:
ACCT 2120 (120:030)Principles of Financial Accounting3
Economics:
ECON 2140Health Economics *3
Public Health and Education:
PH 1101Introduction to Public Health2-3
or CAP 3160 (CAP:160) Community and Public Health
PH 4164Health Care and the Consumer2
Economics electives (one of the following):3
Economics of Labor Markets *
Public Finance *
Cost-Benefit Analysis *
Law and Economics *
Electives (two of the following):6
Anthropology:
Culture, Disease, and Healing *
Capstone courses:
Bio-Medical Ethics
Perspectives on Death and Dying
Criminology:
Drugs, Crime, and Society *
Family Services:
Families, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Finance:
Risk Management and Insurance
Gerontology:
Families and End of Life Issues
Philosophy:
Perspectives on Death and Dying
Political Science:
Introduction to Public Administration
Psychology:
Health Psychology *
Public Health and Education:
Aging and Health
Stress Management
Global Service Mission
Introduction to Women's Health
Minority Health
Worksite Health Promotion
International Health
Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations
Sociology:
Social Gerontology *
Medical Sociology *
Total Hours19-20

Certificate in Business Of Health Care Administration for Non-Business Majors

The interdisciplinary Business of Health Care Administration certificate for Non-Business majors includes courses which develop basic business skills for students desiring business careers in health care.  Both nonprofit and for-profit health institutions such as clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, medical offices, and long-term care facilities require employees with business skills. Business professionals manage employees, manage finances, raise funds, reduce and manage risk, work with or for insurance companies, and seek ways to provide effective and cost-efficient care.

Required:
Accounting:
ACCT 2120 (120:030)Principles of Financial Accounting3
Economics:
ECON 1031 (920:024)Introduction to Economics3
or ECON 1041 (920:053) Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2140Health Economics *3
Public Health and Education:
PH 1101Introduction to Public Health2-3
or CAP 3160 (CAP:160) Community and Public Health
PH 4164Health Care and the Consumer2
Elective(s) from the following (select one if major or minor requires no economics; select two if major or minor requires economics):3-6
Anthropology:
Culture, Disease, and Healing *
Capstone courses:
Bio-Medical Ethics
Perspectives on Death and Dying
Criminology:
Drugs, Crime, and Society *
Family Services:
Families, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Finance:
Risk Management and Insurance
Gerontology:
Families and End of Life Issues
Philosophy:
Perspectives on Death and Dying
Political Science:
Introduction to Public Administration
Psychology:
Health Psychology *
Public Health and Education:
Aging and Health
Stress Management
Global Service Mission
Introduction to Women's Health
Minority Health
Worksite Health Promotion
International Health
Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations
Sociology:
Social Gerontology *
Medical Sociology *
Total Hours16-20


 

Environmental Health Certificate

Required:9
Public Health/Environmental Science:6
Environmental Health Science
Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations
Public Health:3
Human Diseases
Electives: 6 hours chosen from either or both of the following categories:6
I. Public Health Focus Area:
Public Health:
Introduction to Women's Health
Planning and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs
Health Promotion Implementation and Advocacy
Epidemiological Methods, Research Design, and Analysis
Biology:
Cancer and Emerging Infectious Diseases
II. Environmental Sciences Focus Area:
Biology:
General Microbiology
Conservation Biology
Environmental Science:
Environmental Biology
Topics in Environmental Chemistry
Total Hours15

Certificate in Global Health and Humanitarian Assistance

Required:
Public Health:
PH 4161/5161Global Service Mission3
PH 4167/5167Cultural Competency for the Helping Professions3
PH 4247/5247Minority Health3
PH 4438/5438International Health3
Total Hours12

Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership

Academic Policies

Major Requirements

The following criteria shall be used to determine student eligibility for the Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership major:

  1. 2.00 or above cumulative UNI GPA.
  2. A grade of C (2.00) or higher in all courses applied to the major. If the student earns less than a C in a major course, s(he) must retake the course within two semesters in order to apply it to the major.

In order to remain in good academic standing, students must maintain a cumulative major GPA of 2.50 or above. Students whose GPAs fall below 2.50 will have one semester in which to raise grades to the required level. If they are unable to do so, they must retake the course or courses that caused the GPA to fall below 2.50, and they will be administratively dropped from any other major courses for which they have registered.

In order to be eligible for internship and graduation, students must:

  1. Meet the academic criteria above.
  2. Complete a minimum of 500 Professional Experience hours in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership settings.
  3. Hold or obtain current certification in American Red Cross CPR PRO (Professional Rescuer), American Red Cross AED (Automatic External Defibrillation), American Red Cross First Aid, American Red Cross PDT (Prevention of Disease Transmission), and Child/Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training.

Minor Requirements

Admission to the Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership minor requires students to have a cumulative UNI GPA of 2.00. To graduate with a minor in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership, students must have a minor GPA of 2.50, with a grade of C (2.00) or higher in all courses applied to the minor. Students must officially declare the minor.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Program

Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership Major

The Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

The Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership major prepares students to deliver programs and manage facilities designed to meet human, community, and social needs in public, governmental, and nonprofit community agencies. Graduates may find employment in agencies that serve people of all ages from diverse backgrounds in areas such as municipal parks and recreation, commercial recreation, tourism, outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation (clinical and community-based settings), the nonprofit and youth serving agencies, armed forces recreation, campus recreation, and other leisure service delivery sectors. The major focuses on direct service programming with an emphasis on supervisory and managerial skills. The Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership program is accredited by COAPRT.

Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership:
Select four of the following courses:12
Foundations of Community Parks and Recreation
Foundations of Tourism
Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector
Foundations of Outdoor Recreation
Foundations of Youth Work
Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
Required:
RTNL 3110Management and Human Resources in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership3
RTNL 3120Programming for Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership3
RTNL 3130Marketing in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership3
RTNL 4310/5310Areas and Facilities in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership3
RTNL 4320Financial Resource Management in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership3
RTNL 4330/5330Research and Evaluation in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership3
RTNL 4340Seminar in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership3
RTNL 4510Internship in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership9
RTNL 4520Senior Project in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership3
Select nine hours from the following: 9
Nonprofit Leadership Practicum, Level I
Readings in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Special Events Management
Community Based Tourism
Philosophical Ideologies of Therapeutic Recreation
Nonprofit Leadership Practicum, Level II *
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership Field Experience
Theory and Practice of Outdoor Education
Trends and Issues in Outdoor Recreation
Managing Recreation Impacts on the Natural Environment
History of Outdoor Recreation
Camp Staff Development
Field Experience in Camp Counseling
Camp Management Systems
Eco, Adventure and Sport Tourism
Community Planning Workshop
Assessment, Programming and Evaluation in Therapeutic Recreation
Intervention Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
Administrative Practices in Therapeutic Recreation
Total Hours54

Minor

For Academic Policies regarding minors within Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership see Minor Requirements.

Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership Minor

Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership:
Required:
Select six (6) credit hours from the following:6
Foundations of Community Parks and Recreation
Foundations of Tourism
Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector
Foundations of Outdoor Recreation
Foundations of Youth Work
Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
Nonprofit Leadership Practicum, Level I
Select six (6) credit hours from the following:*6
Management and Human Resources in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Programming for Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Marketing in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Special Events Management
Community Based Tourism
Philosophical Ideologies of Therapeutic Recreation
Select six (6) credit hours from the following:*6
Nonprofit Leadership Practicum, Level II
Areas and Facilities in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Financial Resource Management in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Research and Evaluation in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Theory and Practice of Outdoor Education
Trends and Issues in Outdoor Recreation
Managing Recreation Impacts on the Natural Environment
History of Outdoor Recreation
Eco, Adventure and Sport Tourism
Community Planning Workshop
Assessment, Programming and Evaluation in Therapeutic Recreation
Intervention Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
Administrative Practices in Therapeutic Recreation
Total Hours18

Master of Arts Degree Program

Major in Community Health and Recreation

The Master of Arts degree in Community Health and Recreation prepares students for leadership roles in a variety of settings including the public/government, academic, non-profit, and corporate sectors.  Upon program completion, graduates will possess the skills necessary for effective and efficient delivery of community health and recreation programs. The program supports professional development through the utilization of relevant philosophy, content, and research skills and offers the student the opportunity to take an active role in determining personal learning objectives and developing individual programs of study. Students can design programs of study for work in campus recreation, health education, nonprofit management, community recreation, public health, tourism, and outdoor resource management.  Students are encouraged to focus on study that has direct relevance to professional practice. 

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services for other application requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

This major is available with both thesis and non-thesis options.  A minimum of 33 semester hours is required, with a minimum of 12 hours at the 6000-level, exclusive of HRCS 6299.  The thesis option requires 6 hours of HRCS 6299. The non-thesis option requires a research paper for 3 hours of HRCS 6299. Additional hours may be required, if upon entering the graduate program, the student needs background courses.

Required:
PH 4167/5167Cultural Competency for the Helping Professions3
HRCS 6000Foundations of Community Health and Recreation3
KAHHS 6210Quantitative Methods in KAHHS3
KAHHS 6290Research Methods for KAHHS3
One of the following:3
Social Policy and Issues in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Social Psychology of Leisure
Required:
HRCS 6299Research3 or 6
Thesis option (6 hrs.)
Non-thesis option (3 hrs.)
Electives (select 15 hours from the following for non-thesis track or 12 hours for the thesis track)
Global Service Mission
Introduction to Women's Health
Minority Health
Selected Topics in Women's Health
Planning and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs
Epidemiological Methods, Research Design, and Analysis
Worksite Health Promotion
Public Health Theory
International Health
Environmental Health Science
Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations
Human Toxicology for Environmental and Occupational Health: Principles and Applied Case Studies
Health Determinants
Strategic Program Management
Marketing the Youth/Human Service Agency
Financial Decision Making for Youth/Human Service Agencies
Management Issues in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Models for Intervention With Youth
Youth Development in Nonprofit Organizations
Personnel Management and Supervision in Youth/Human Services
Total hours thesis option33
Total hours non-thesis option33

Program Certificates

The University of Northern Iowa makes available, in addition to traditional programs, the opportunity for students to earn program certificates. Program certificates provide an alternative to programs leading to a degree, a major, or a minor; they certify that an individual has completed a program approved by the university. For information on the following program certificates, contact the Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services or the Office of the Registrar, which serves as the centralized registry.

Aquatics Specialization Certificate

The purpose of this certificate is to develop and produce quality graduates who have the appropriate skills and certifications to obtain employment in the aquatic profession. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to teach Lifeguarding, Water Safety, and be certified as a pool operator through national certifications.

Required:
Kinesiology:6
Fundamental Physical Activities -- Aquatics
First Aid and CPR for Physical Educators
Lifeguard Training and Instruction
Certified Pool Operators
or PEMES 3133 Wksp: Certified Pool Operators Training
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership:6
Foundations of Community Parks and Recreation
Programming for Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Electives: 4 hours as approved by advisor, selected from the following:4
Dimensions of Wellbeing:
KAHHS 1030 Water Sports Lab*
Kinesiology:
Practicum (Special Needs Swim Lessons )
Assisting in Physical Activity and Wellness
PEMES 3186 (420:186) (Studies in PE: Lifeguard Instructor Training)
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership:
RTNL 1A39 (420:A39) (Canoeing)
RTNL 1A66 (420:A66) (Skin & Scuba Diving)
Areas and Facilities in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Total Hours16

*If a Dimensions of Wellbeing lab has already been taken, this course may not be applied to the certificate as it will replace the previous course.

Nonprofit Management Certificate

This certificate provides knowledge, skill-building and professional experience for students interested in working in the nonprofit sector. Earning this certificate at UNI also enables students to earn a national certificate in Nonprofit Management from Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

Students interested in this certificate should contact the Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services (319-273-2141).

Required:
Accounting:
ACCT 2120 (120:030)Principles of Financial Accounting3
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership:14
Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector
Nonprofit Leadership Practicum, Level I
Management and Human Resources in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership *
Nonprofit Leadership Practicum, Level II
Financial Resource Management in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership *
Internship in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership **
Electives: Select 3 credits from the list below:3
Anthropology:
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
English:
Applied Writing: Specialized Documents ***
Geography:
Environmental Resource Management ***
History:
Introduction to Museum Studies
Introduction to Museum Studies
Philosophy:
Political Philosophy
Politics, American:
Introduction to American Politics
Introduction to Public Administration
Politics, International:
International Relations
Human Rights
Public Health and Education:
Cultural Competency for the Helping Professions
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership:
Marketing in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Total Hours20

 

Outdoor Recreation Certificate

The Outdoor Recreation Certificate program is designed to train students for professional employment in the varied and growing field of outdoor recreation and adventure education. This program offers students the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of outdoor recreation activities while studying the theories, trends and issues involved in working with groups, facilitating adventure education, and managing the impacts of recreation on our natural environment. The Certificate in Outdoor Recreation is available to students in all majors.

Required:
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership:3
Foundations of Outdoor Recreation
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership:
Theory and Practice of Outdoor Education
Trends and Issues in Outdoor Recreation *
Managing Recreation Impacts on the Natural Environment
History of Outdoor Recreation
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Athletic Training
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries *
Prevention and Care Laboratory *
Kinesiology, Allied Health and Human Services:
Dimensions of Wellbeing Lecture (Adventure Recreation Concepts and Wellness, Enjoying the Great Outdoors, Wellness through Aquatics*)
Dimensions of Wellbeing Lab (Backpacking Lab, Bike Conditioning Lab, Canoeing Lab, Rock Climbing Lab, Skin and Scuba Lab, Winter Skills Lab*)
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership:
RTNL 1A03 Backpacking
RTNL 1A39 Canoeing
RTNL 1A66 Skin and Scuba
RTNL 1A70 Rock Climbing
RTNL 1A81 Ice Climbing
RTNL 1B19 Winter Skills
RTNL 1B21 Bike Conditioning
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership Field Experience
Total Hours15

* Dimensions of Wellbeing courses cannot be taken as university electives. Students can only take one lecture and one lab. If you have completed your Dimensions requirements in the Liberal Arts Core, students can then enroll in the above RTNL activity courses that are listed as RTNL 1AXX or 1BXX.

School-Age Care Leadership Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide students participating in the Camp Adventure Youth Services program an opportunity to receive credit for their application of youth development principles to school-age children (ages 5-12) in global settings.

Required:
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership (must take hours from each course to get to 15 hours):15
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership Field Experience
Field Experience in Camp Counseling
Camp Management Systems
Electives: selected from the following:2-3
Level 1 Field Experience: Exploring Teaching
Educational Psychology and Foundations:
Development and Assessment of Young Children *
Psychology of Adolescence **
Theories of Human Development ***
School of Applied Human Sciences:
Human Identity and Relationships
Family Relationships
Human Growth and Development
Total Hours17-18

Tourism Certificate

The Tourism Certificate is administered by Leisure, Youth and Human Services within the Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services, College of Education. For information on this program certificate, contact Leisure, Youth and Human Services, Tourism Advisor, 203 WRC.

Required:
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership:6
Foundations of Tourism
Marketing in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
Select three courses from the following:
Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership:9
Special Events Management
Community Based Tourism
Managing Recreation Impacts on the Natural Environment
Eco, Adventure and Sport Tourism
Community Planning Workshop
Total Hours15

Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies, B.A.

Outcome 1: Critical Thinking

Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking through the ability to evaluate, analyze, and integrate information from a variety of sources in order to develop reasoned positions and solutions to problems

Outcome 2: Communication

Graduates will display competence in verbal and written communication, as appropriate for those furthering their education in an allied healthcare field

Outcome 3: Content Knowledge

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to those who are seeking to further their education in an allied healthcare field

Public Health and Education: Community Nutrition, B.A.

1. BA graduates shall display competence in oral, written and visual communication within the public health field at the staff level.

2. BA graduates shall demonstrate the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs at the staff level.

3. BA graduates shall demonstrate effective critical thinking through the ability to evaluate, analyze, and integrate conceptual and theoretical information in an applied public health field setting.

Public Health and Education: Global Health and Humanitarian Assistance, B.A.

1. BA graduates shall display competence in oral, written and visual communication within the public health field at the staff level.

2. BA graduates shall demonstrate the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs at the staff level.

3. BA graduates shall demonstrate effective critical thinking through the ability to evaluate, analyze, and integrate conceptual and theoretical information in an applied public health field setting.

Public Health and Education: Science Intensive-Environmental Health, B.A.

1: BA graduates shall display competence in oral, written and visual communication within the public health field at the staff level.

2: BA graduates shall demonstrate the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs at the staff level.

3: BA graduates shall demonstrate effective critical thinking through the ability to evaluate, analyze, and integrate conceptual and theoretical information in an applied public health field setting.

Public Health and Education: Wellness and Fitness, B.A.

1. BA graduates shall display competence in oral, written and visual communication within the public health field at the staff level.

2. BA graduates shall demonstrate the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs at the staff level.

3. BA graduates shall demonstrate effective critical thinking through the ability to evaluate, analyze, and integrate conceptual and theoretical information in an applied public health field setting.

Public Health and Education: Women's Health, B.A.

1. BA graduates shall display competence in oral, written and visual communication within the public health field at the staff level.

2. BA graduates shall demonstrate the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs at the staff level.

3. BA graduates shall demonstrate effective critical thinking through the ability to evaluate, analyze, and integrate conceptual and theoretical information in an applied public health field setting.

Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership, B.A.

Outcome 1: Critical thinking

  1. Students graduating from the program can demonstrate critical thinking as characterized by the comprehensive exploration of ideas, issues, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusions (Proposed artifact: Case study in RTNL Seminar).

Outcome 2: Communication

  1. Students graduating from the program can communicate effectively in written form in various formats and styles, to a variety of audiences (Artifact: Synthesis paper in RTNL Senior project).

  2. Students graduating from the program can communicate effectively in oral form (Proposed artifact: Recorded presentation in RTNL Internship course).

Outcome 3: Content knowledge/ skills

  1. Students graduating from the program can demonstrate intercultural knowledge and competence through cultural self-awareness, knowledge of cultural worldview frameworks, empathy, verbal and nonverbal communication, curiosity, and openness (Artifact: Section C of the synthesis paper in RTNL Internship course).

  2. Students graduating from the program can develop, operate and manage a program (Artifact: Portfolio in RTNL Senior project).

  3. Students graduating from the program can evaluate the facility management of a RTCS area or a space (Artifact: Site Evaluation in Areas and Facilities).

Environmental Resource Management: Ecosystems, B.A.

Goals:  Students will gain an understanding of major themes in biology related to ecosystems (organization of life, diversity and its causes) along with deeper exposure to and advanced competency in topics related to ecosystems and their management. Students will be able to think critically and communicate effectively on these discipline-specific topics.

Outcomes:

  1. Students show proficiency in advanced content from the fields of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology that will allow students to evaluate issues important to modern ecosystem management.

  2. Students will communicate effectively using discipline-specific vocabulary and standard written and oral scientific communication skills.

  3. Students will think critically about discipline-specific content as evidenced by an ability to interpret data, to effectively critique arguments, and/or to solve problems relating to natural systems.

Environmental Resource Management: Environmental Compliance, B.A.

Communication

SLO 3: Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills related to geographic knowledge.

Critical Thinking

SLO 2: Demonstrate abilities in critical thinking and intellectual synthesis including synthesis of Geography’s multidisciplinary focus. This includes, but is not limited to, examples of human-environmental interaction, location theory, and transition models along with their past, present, and future impacts.

SLO 4: Display evidence of professional, career skills such as independent problem solving, exhibiting professional judgment, and dependability.

SLO 5: Conduct research through the development of a research question, identification and integration of relevant literature, select appropriate research methods, and execution of data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

Content Knowledge & Skills

SLO 1: Identify patterns and processes of spatial relationships and interactions, movement, diffusion, and scale to explain their causes and significance, and to understand analytical methods to study them.

Environmental Resource Management: Geosystems, B.A.

Goal 1 - Critical Thinking & Data Analysis: Our students will use concepts from Earth, Space, or Environmental Science to critically analyze and interpret scientific data.

    By the time they graduate, our students will be able to:

Outcome 1.1 - Analyze and interpret scientific data to formulate an evidence-based conclusion

Outcome 1.2 - Use a variety of mathematical tools and computer software to describe scientific phenomena and answer scientific questions

Goal 2 - Communication: Our students will be able to communicate concepts from Earth, Space, or Environmental Science.

By the time they graduate, our students will be able to:

Outcome 2.1 - Create a well-written report or paper that summarizes scientific data and draws evidence-based conclusions

Outcome 2.2 - Create and deliver a well-constructed oral report that summarizes scientific data and draws evidence-based conclusions

Goal 3 - Content Knowledge and Skills: Our students will apply concepts and theories from Earth, Space, or Environmental Science to the real world.

By the time they graduate, our students will be able to:

Outcome 3.1 - Describe fundamental theories and concepts in Earth, Space, or Environmental Science

Outcome 3.2 - Use concepts and theories from Earth, Space, or Environmental Science to create a model of a complex system

Outcome 3.3 - Use concepts and theories from Earth, Space, or Environmental Science to solve a real-world problem

    Outcome 3.4 - Use scientific equipment to collect valid scientific data.  

Environmental Resource Management: Resource Administration, B.A.

Communication

SLO 3: Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills related to geographic knowledge.

Critical Thinking

SLO 2: Demonstrate abilities in critical thinking and intellectual synthesis including synthesis of Geography’s multidisciplinary focus. This includes, but is not limited to, examples of human-environmental interaction, location theory, and transition models along with their past, present, and future impacts.

SLO 4: Display evidence of professional, career skills such as independent problem solving, exhibiting professional judgment, and dependability.

SLO 5: Conduct research through the development of a research question, identification and integration of relevant literature, select appropriate research methods, and execution of data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

Content Knowledge & Skills

SLO 1: Identify patterns and processes of spatial relationships and interactions, movement, diffusion, and scale to explain their causes and significance, and to understand analytical methods to study them.

​Masters of Athletic Training, M.ATR.

Outcome 1: Graduates will have the ability to apply best practice knowledge to profession specific contexts

Goal 1: Students demonstrate the ability to evaluate, apply, and design best practice for professional contexts within the discipline

Goal 2: Students will report that the program improved their ability to evaluate, apply, and design best practice for professional context within the discipline (Exit and Alumni surveys).

Outcome 2: Graduates will have the ability to conduct research and demonstrate critical thinking in the process of integrating and drawing relevant conclusions from the culminating research project.

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret, summarize, integrate, and draw relevant conclusions and applications based on relevant research findings

Goal 2: Students will report that the program improved their ability to interpret, summarize, integrate, and draw relevant conclusions and applications based on relevant research findings

Outcome 3: Graduates will display competence in verbal, written, and/or visual communication, as appropriate for their discipline.

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate competence in oral communication

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate competence in written communication

Community Health and Recreation, M.A.

  1. Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to effectively and efficiently deliver community health and recreation programs (Program Content).
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to design methodologically sound research studies, including the collection and analysis of existing literature and data collection and analysis (Program Content).
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate theory, research, and curricular content to make appropriate recommendations for action (Program Content and Critical Thinking).
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing (Communication).
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively orally (Communication).

Doctor of Education: Allied Health, Recreation, and Community Services Intensive Study Area

  1. Students demonstrate commitment to professional development, social justice, and personal growth by incorporating effective, adaptive, and creative responses to meet changes and challenges in global society.

  2. Students analyze, implement, and integrate knowledge, theory, practice, and research findings to lead and make informed decisions in their professional practice.

  3. Students will effectively communicate (both written and oral) important, complex problems-of-practice in relation to past research, current practices, and potential future impacts of solutions.

Athletic Training

Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
BIOL 2052 (840:052) General Biology: Cell Structure and Function 4
AT 1010 (42T:023) Introduction to Athletic Training & Clinical Healthcare 3
AT 2000 Clinical Healthcare Experience 1
CHEM 1110 (860:044) General Chemistry I 4
Liberal Arts Core 3
 Hours15
Spring
AT 3020 Clinical & Gross Human Anatomy 3
AT 2000 Clinical Healthcare Experience 1
STAT 1772 (800:072) Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
BIOL 3101 (840:101) Anatomy and Physiology I 4
AT 2000 Clinical Healthcare Experience 1
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours14
Spring
BIOL 3102 (840:102) Anatomy and Physiology II 4
AT 2000 Clinical Healthcare Experience 1
AT 3030 Acute Care 3
Liberal Arts Core 8
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
AT 2000 Clinical Healthcare Experience 1
AT 3040 (42T:137) Foundations of Orthopedic Injury Assessment & Pathology I 3
PHYSICS 1511 (880:054) General Physics I 4
Liberal Arts Core/University Electives 7
 Hours15
Spring
AT 2000 Clinical Healthcare Experience 1
AT 3050 (42T:134) Foundations of Orthopedic Injury Assessment & Pathology II 3
Core Electives 3
Liberal Arts Core/University Electives 8
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
AT 2000 Clinical Healthcare Experience 1
AT 3070 (42T:143) Foundations of Therapeutic Interventions & Rehabilitation 3
Core Electives 3
Liberal Arts Core/University Electives 9
 Hours16
Spring
AT 2000 Clinical Healthcare Experience 1
AT 3130 (42T:175) General Medical Conditions 3
AT 3186 Clinical Decision Making 3
Core Electives 3
Liberal Arts Core/University Electives 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours120

Health Promotion and Education

Public Health and Education: Wellness and Fitness, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
Liberal Arts Core 15
 Hours15
Spring
STAT 1772 (800:072) Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Liberal Arts Core 12
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
PH 1101 Introduction to Public Health 2
PEMES 2050 (420:050) Anatomy and Physiology of Human Movement 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 5
 Hours16
Spring
PH 4353/5353 Public Health Theory 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 7
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
PH 4373/5373 Planning and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs 4
PH 4393/5393 Epidemiological Methods, Research Design, and Analysis 3
PH 4431/5431 Worksite Health Promotion 3
PH 4663/5663 Human Diseases 3
PH 4665/5665 Environmental Health Science 3
 Hours16
Spring
PH 3118 Teaching Aerobics 1
PH 4155 Stress Management 2
PH 4164 Health Care and the Consumer 2
PH 4551/5551 Nutrition for Health Promotion 3
PEMES 3153 (420:153) Physiology of Exercise 3
University Electives 3
 Hours14
Senior
Fall
PH 3693 Internship Seminar 3
PH 4383/5383 Health Promotion Implementation and Advocacy 4
PEMES 3156 (420:156) Fitness Assessment and Programming 3
Liberal Arts Core 2
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
PH 4768 Field Experience in Health Promotion 9
University Electives 4
 Hours13
 Total Hours120

Public Health and Education: Science Intensive-Environmental Health, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
BIOL 2051 (840:051) General Biology: Organismal Diversity 4
Liberal Arts Core 12
 Hours16
Spring
BIOL 2052 (840:052) General Biology: Cell Structure and Function 4
STAT 1772 (800:072) Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
CHEM 1110 (860:044) General Chemistry I 4
PH 1101 Introduction to Public Health 2
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
CHEM 1120 (860:048) General Chemistry II 4
Liberal Arts Core 4
University Electives 7
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
BIOL 3151 (840:151) General Microbiology 4
PH 4665/5665 Environmental Health Science 3
PH 4666/5666 Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations 3
Liberal Arts Core 2
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
Environmental Health Electives 3
PH 4663/5663 Human Diseases 3
PH 4666/5666 Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations 3
PH 4667/5667 Human Toxicology for Environmental and Occupational Health: Principles and Applied Case Studies 3
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
PH 3693 Internship Seminar 3
PH 4393/5393 Epidemiological Methods, Research Design, and Analysis 3
University Electives 10
 Hours16
Spring
PH 4768 Field Experience in Health Promotion 3
University Electives 9
 Hours12
 Total Hours120

Public Health and Education: Global Health and Humanitarian Assistance, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
Liberal Arts Core 15
 Hours15
Spring
STAT 1772 (800:072) Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Liberal Arts Core 12
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
PH 1101 Introduction to Public Health 2
PH 4247/5247 Minority Health 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives/Minor 5
 Hours16
Spring
PH 4353/5353 Public Health Theory 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 7
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
PH 4167/5167 Cultural Competency for the Helping Professions 3
PH 4373/5373 Planning and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs 4
PH 4393/5393 Epidemiological Methods, Research Design, and Analysis 3
PH 4438/5438 International Health 3
University Electives 2
 Hours15
Spring
PH 4161/5161 Global Service Mission 3-6
PH 4383/5383 Health Promotion Implementation and Advocacy 4
PH 4551/5551 Nutrition for Health Promotion 3
University Electives 6
 Hours16-19
Senior
Fall
PH 3693 Internship Seminar 3
PH 4663/5663 Human Diseases 3
PH 4665/5665 Environmental Health Science 3
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
PH 4768 Field Experience in Health Promotion 9
University Electives 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours120-123

Public Health and Education: Women's Health, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
WGS 1040 (680:040) Women's and Gender Studies: Introduction 3
Liberal Arts Core 12
 Hours15
Spring
STAT 1772 (800:072) Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Liberal Arts Core 12
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
PH 1101 Introduction to Public Health 2
PH 2120 Maternal and Infant Health 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 5
 Hours16
Spring
PH 4353/5353 Public Health Theory 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 7
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
PH 4162/5162 Introduction to Women's Health 3
PH 4373/5373 Planning and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs 4
PH 4393/5393 Epidemiological Methods, Research Design, and Analysis 3
PH 4663/5663 Human Diseases 3
PH 4665/5665 Environmental Health Science 3
 Hours16
Spring
PH 4328/5328 Selected Topics in Women's Health 3
PH 4551/5551 Nutrition for Health Promotion 3
Women's Health Electives 6
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
PH 3693 Internship Seminar 3
PH 4383/5383 Health Promotion Implementation and Advocacy 4
Liberal Arts Core 2
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
PH 4768 Field Experience in Health Promotion 9
University Electives 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours120

Public Health and Education: Community Nutrition, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
Liberal Arts Core 15
 Hours15
Spring
STAT 1772 (800:072) Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Liberal Arts Core 12
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
PH 1101 Introduction to Public Health 2
PH 4247/5247 Minority Health 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 5
 Hours16
Spring
PH 1030 Basic Nutrition 2
PH 4353/5353 Public Health Theory 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 5
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
PH 4167/5167 Cultural Competency for the Helping Professions 3
PH 4373/5373 Planning and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs 4
PH 4393/5393 Epidemiological Methods, Research Design, and Analysis 3
PH 4438/5438 International Health 3
Liberal Arts Core 2
 Hours15
Spring
PH 1031 Nutrition for Early Childhood Education 2
PH 4161/5161 Global Service Mission 3-6
PH 4383/5383 Health Promotion Implementation and Advocacy 4
PH 4551/5551 Nutrition for Health Promotion 3
University Electives 4
 Hours16-19
Senior
Fall
PH 3693 Internship Seminar 3
PH 4663/5663 Human Diseases 3
PH 4665/5665 Environmental Health Science 3
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
PH 4768 Field Experience in Health Promotion 9
University Electives 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours120-123

Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership

Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
Liberal Arts Core 15
 Hours15
Spring
Liberal Arts Core 15
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
LYHS 21XX Foundations Course 3
LYHS 21XX Foundations Course 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
Minor/University Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
LYHS 21XX Foundations Course 3
LYHS 21XX Foundations Course 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives/Minor 3
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
RTNL 3110 Management and Human Resources in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership 3
RTNL 3120 Programming for Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership 3
RTNL 4320 Financial Resource Management in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership 3
Minor/University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
RTNL 3130 Marketing in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership 3
RTNL 4310/5310 Areas and Facilities in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership 3
RTNL 4330/5330 Research and Evaluation in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership 3
LYHS Major Elective 3
Minor/University Electives 5
 Hours17
Senior
Fall
RTNL 4340 Seminar in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership 2-3
LYHS Major Elective 3
Liberal Arts Core 2
Minor/University Electives 8
 Hours15-16
Spring
RTNL 4510 Internship in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership 9
RTNL 4520 Senior Project in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours119-120

Environmental Resource Management: Ecosystems, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
BIOL 2051 (840:051) General Biology: Organismal Diversity 4
UNIV 1000 First-Year Cornerstone: Integrated Communication I 3
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031) Introduction to Geology ( or GEOG 1210 Physical Geography and GEOG 1211 Physical Geography Lab) 4
Liberal Arts Core 4
 Hours15
Spring
CHEM 1110 (860:044) General Chemistry I 4
GEOG 3310 (970:164) Geographic Information Systems I 3
UNIV 1010 First-Year Cornerstone: Integrated Communication II 3
Liberal Arts Core 4
 Hours14
Sophomore
Fall
BIOL 3100 (840:100) Evolution, Ecology and the Nature of Science 3
GEOG 4260 Environmental Resource Management 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
Major Electives 10
Liberal Arts Core 6
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
EARTHSCI 3330/5330 (870:141g) Geomorphology 4
RTNL 4320 Financial Resource Management in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours16
Spring
HIST 4170/5170 U.S. Environmental History 3
Major Electives 4
Liberal Arts Core 2
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Major Electives 9
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
Major Electives 8
University Electives 6
 Hours14
 Total Hours120

Environmental Resource Management: Geosystems, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
BIOL 2051 (840:051) General Biology: Organismal Diversity 4
UNIV 1000 First-Year Cornerstone: Integrated Communication I 3
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031) Introduction to Geology (or GEOG 1210 Physical Geography and GEOG 1211 Physical Geography Lab) 4
Liberal Arts Core 4
 Hours15
Spring
CHEM 1110 (860:044) General Chemistry I 4
GEOG 3310 (970:164) Geographic Information Systems I 3
UNIV 1010 First-Year Cornerstone: Integrated Communication II 3
Liberal Arts Core 4
 Hours14
Sophomore
Fall
BIOL 3100 (840:100) Evolution, Ecology and the Nature of Science 3
GEOG 4260 Environmental Resource Management 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
Major Electives 10
Liberal Arts Core 6
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
EARTHSCI 3330/5330 (870:141g) Geomorphology 4
RTNL 4320 Financial Resource Management in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours16
Spring
HIST 4170/5170 U.S. Environmental History 3
Major Electives 5
Liberal Arts Core 2
University Electives 5
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Major Electives 9
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
Major Electives 8
University Electives 6
 Hours14
 Total Hours120

Environmental Resource Management: Resource Administration, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
BIOL 2051 (840:051) General Biology: Organismal Diversity 4
UNIV 1000 First-Year Cornerstone: Integrated Communication I ( or GEOG 1210 Physical Geography and GEOG 1211 Physical Geography Lab) 3
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031) Introduction to Geology ( or GEOG 1210 Physical Geography and GEOG 1211 Physical Geography Lab) 4
Liberal Arts Core 4
 Hours15
Spring
CHEM 1110 (860:044) General Chemistry I 4
GEOG 3310 (970:164) Geographic Information Systems I 3
UNIV 1010 First-Year Cornerstone: Integrated Communication II 3
Liberal Arts Core 4
 Hours14
Sophomore
Fall
BIOL 3100 (840:100) Evolution, Ecology and the Nature of Science 3
GEOG 4260 Environmental Resource Management 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
Major Electives 10
Liberal Arts Core 6
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
EARTHSCI 3330/5330 (870:141g) Geomorphology 4
RTNL 4320 Financial Resource Management in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours16
Spring
HIST 4170/5170 U.S. Environmental History 3
Major Electives 4
Liberal Arts Core 2
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Major Electives 9
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
Major Electives 8
University Electives 6
 Hours14
 Total Hours120

Environmental Resource Management: Environmental Compliance, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
BIOL 2051 (840:051) General Biology: Organismal Diversity 4
UNIV 1000 First-Year Cornerstone: Integrated Communication I 3
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031) Introduction to Geology ( or GEOG 1210 Physical Geography and GEOG 1211 Physical Geography Lab) 4
Liberal Arts Core 4
 Hours15
Spring
CHEM 1110 (860:044) General Chemistry I 4
GEOG 3310 (970:164) Geographic Information Systems I 3
UNIV 1010 First-Year Cornerstone: Integrated Communication II 3
Liberal Arts Core 4
 Hours14
Sophomore
Fall
BIOL 3100 (840:100) Evolution, Ecology and the Nature of Science 3
GEOG 4260 Environmental Resource Management 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
Major Electives 10
Liberal Arts Core 6
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
EARTHSCI 3330/5330 (870:141g) Geomorphology 4
RTNL 4320 Financial Resource Management in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours16
Spring
HIST 4170/5170 U.S. Environmental History 3
Major Electives 4
Liberal Arts Core 2
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Major Electives 9
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
Major Electives 8
University Electives 6
 Hours14
 Total Hours120

Athletic Training Courses

AT 1010 (42T:023). Introduction to Athletic Training & Clinical Healthcare — 3 hrs.

Introduction to healthcare professions with emphasis on practice guidelines, policies and procedures, risk management, roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals, and common illnesses and injuries. (Variable)

AT 1018 (42T:018). Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries — 2 hrs.

Provides foundational athletic training content that is pertinent for students preparing to enter the athletic coaching or physical education field. Emphasis placed on orthopedic injury description, prevention, treatment, and recovery. Prerequisite(s): PEMES 2050 (420:050). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

AT 1019 (42T:019). Prevention and Care Laboratory — 1 hr.

Laboratory experiences in first aid, CPR, and care of injuries for the physically active. Opportunity is provided to become certified in American Red Cross First Aid, and Community CPR. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): AT 1018 (42T:018). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

AT 2000. Clinical Healthcare Experience — 1 hr.

Practical experience in health care settings. May be repeated for maximum of 8 hours. (Fall and Spring)

AT 3000 (42T:140). Athletic Training Clinical Integration — 1-2 hrs.

Entry-level educational experiences in athletic training knowledge and skills including: 1) skill competencies tied to athletic training coursework, 2) clinical experience, 3) completion of clinical integration proficiencies, and 4) comprehensive learning. This course is to be taken over a minimum of four semesters and will include a clinical experience during each semester. (May be repeated for maximum of 8 hours). (Fall and Spring)

AT 3010. Athletic Training Terminology — 1 hr.

The content delivered in this course will allow students to gain knowledge specific to musculoskeletal human anatomy and injury terminology. Prerequisite(s): AT 1010 (42T:023). (Summer)

AT 3011. Clinical Skills in Athletic Training — 1 hr.

Didactic and psychomotor skills instruction with practical examinations covering the material necessary to begin the athletic training clinical experience (AT 3000 (42T:140) Clinical Integration). (Summer)

AT 3020. Clinical & Gross Human Anatomy — 3 hrs.

Clinically relevant anatomy of the human body which includes palpation, range of motion assessment, neurological testing, structure identification and function, as well as prosected gross human anatomy structure identification. (Spring)

AT 3030. Acute Care — 3 hrs.

Foundational theory, ethics, components, indications, and psychomotor skills of acute and emergency care. (Variable)

AT 3031. Acute Care Clinical Skills — 2 hrs.

Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction with practical examinations covering the material taught in AT 3030. Prerequisite(s): AT 1010 (42T:023); Corequisite(s): AT 3030. (Fall)

AT 3040 (42T:137). Foundations of Orthopedic Injury Assessment & Pathology I — 3 hrs.

Foundational recognition and understanding of injuries and conditions occurring to the lower extremities. (Variable)

AT 3042. Injury Assessment Clinical Skills I — 2 hrs.

Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction with practical examinations covering the material taught in AT 3040 (42T:137). Prerequisite(s): AT 3020. Corequisite(s): AT 3040 (42T:137). (Fall)

AT 3050 (42T:134). Foundations of Orthopedic Injury Assessment & Pathology II — 3 hrs.

Foundational recognition and understanding of injuries and conditions occurring to the upper extremities, torso, axial skeleton, and head. (Variable)

AT 3052. Injury Assessment Clinical Skills II — 2 hrs.

Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction with practical examinations covering the material taught in AT 3050 (42T:134). Prerequisite(s): AT 3040 (42T:137). Corequisite(s): AT 3050 (42T:134). (Spring)

AT 3060 (42T:110). Athletic Training Administration and Professional Development — 3 hrs.

Entry-level theoretical and practical study of organization, administration, and professional development and responsibility in the field of athletic training. Prerequisite(s): AT 1010 (42T:023); junior standing. (Variable)

AT 3070 (42T:143). Foundations of Therapeutic Interventions & Rehabilitation — 3 hrs.

Foundational study of the effects, advantages, disadvantages, indications, contraindications, precautions, and the application parameters of therapeutic interventions. Prerequisite(s): AT 3020 (Fall)

AT 3072. Therapeutic Interventions Clinical Skills I — 1 hr.

Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction with practical examinations covering the material taught in AT 3070 (42T:143). Prerequisite(s): AT 1010 (42T:023); AT 3011; AT 3020; junior standing. Corequisite(s): AT 3070 (42T:143). (Fall)

AT 3080 (42T:157). Therapeutic Interventions II — 3 hrs.

Entry-level study of the effects, advantages, disadvantages, indications, contraindications, precautions, and the application parameters of therapeutic interventions of the physically active. Prerequisite(s): AT 3070 (42T:143); AT 3020; junior standing. (Variable)

AT 3082. Therapeutic Interventions Clinical Skills II — 1 hr.

Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction with practical examinations covering the material taught in AT 3080 (42T:157). Prerequisite(s): AT 3020; AT 3070 (42T:143); junior standing. Corequisite(s): AT 3080 (42T:157). (Spring)

AT 3091. Foundations of Pharmacology — 3 hrs.

Effects, indications, and contraindications of common therapeutic medications as it relates to general medical conditions. Prerequisite: department consent. (Variable)

AT 3110 (42T:165). Psychological Considerations for Athletic Injuries and Rehabilitation — 2 hrs.

Understanding of psychological considerations associated with athletic injury including athletic training scope of practice, recognition/intervention, motivation, and common conditions. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): AT 3040 (42T:137). (Variable)

AT 3120 (42T:170). Clinical Decision Making in Athletic Training and Orthopedic Pathology I — 3 hrs.

Entry-level study of the pathology of lower body orthopedic injuries and conditions that are commonly seen by certified athletic trainers and the process of making clinical decisions based on an understanding of evidence based athletic training relative to the type and severity of injury. Clinical decisions specific to orthopedic injury include: immediate care, recognition, diagnostic criteria, referral, and prognosis. (Fall)

AT 3125. Clinical Decision Making in Athletic Training & Orthopedic Pathology II — 3 hrs.

Entry-level study of the pathology of upper body orthopedic injuries and conditions that are commonly seen by certified athletic trainers and the process of making clinical decisions based on an understanding of evidence based athletic training relative to the type and severity of injury. Clinical decisions specific to orthopedic injury include: immediate care, recognition, diagnostic criteria, referral, and prognosis. (Spring)

AT 3130 (42T:175). General Medical Conditions — 3 hrs.

Foundational study of general medical conditions and disabilities commonly seen by healthcare providers. (Variable)

AT 3250. Preventive Health Care Techniques — 3 hrs.

Theoretical and practical study of strategies and programs to prevent the incidence and/or severity of injuries and illnesses and optimize the overall health and quality of life of patients. This includes nutrition and physical activity in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing chronic disease. Prerequisite(s): AT 3011; AT 3020; AT 3030; AT 3050 (42T:134); junior standing. (Variable)

AT 3300. Gross Human Anatomy — 3 hrs.

The exploration of human anatomy through human cadaver dissection. Prerequisite(s): Consent of AT Program. (Variable)

AT 4140 (42T:178). Current Trends in Athletic Training — 2 hrs.

Discussion of current topics and trends in the clinical practice and professional development of athletic training. Prerequisite(s): AT 3050 (42T:134). (Fall)

AT 4150 (42T:180). Athletic Training Seminar — 2 hrs.

Resume writing, interviewing, and a comprehensive review of the athletic training educational competencies. Prerequisite(s): AT 3060 (42T:110); senior standing. (Spring)

AT 6000. Integrated Clinical Experiences — 1-4 hrs.

Comprehensive educational experiences in athletic training psychomotor and cognitive domains, and clinical proficiencies to be supervised/mentored in multiple practicum sections through athletic training field experiences, integrated teaching lab activities, and skills-based assessment. May be repeated; 11 credit hours required, may be repeated up to 13 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Masters Athletic Training program. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

AT 6030. Advanced Acute Care in Athletic Training — 3 hrs.

The theory, ethics, components, indications, and psychomotor skills of emergency care in athletic training. Evidence-based research and practices are explored in relation to standard practices. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Professional Masters Athletic Training program. Corequisite(s): AT 6000. (Variable)

AT 6032. Advanced Acute Care Clinical Skills — 1 hr.

Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction with practical examinations covering the material taught in AT 6030. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the M.ATR. program. (Variable)

AT 6060. Athletic Training Organization & Professional Responsibility — 3 hrs.

Theoretical and practical study of organization, administration, and professional development and responsibility in the field of athletic training. Prerequisite(s): Admission into M.ATR. program. (Variable)

AT 6070. Advanced Therapeutic Interventions I — 3 hrs.

Advanced study of the effects, advantages, disadvantages, indications, contraindications, precautions, and the application parameters of therapeutic interventions of the physically active. Prerequisite(s): AT 6100; AT 6150. (Variable)

AT 6072. Advanced Therapeutic Interventions I Clinical Skills — 1 hr.

Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction with practical examinations covering the material taught in AT 6070. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the M.ATR. program. (Variable)

AT 6080. Advanced Therapeutic Interventions II — 3 hrs.

Advanced study of the effects, advantages, disadvantages, indications, contraindications, precautions, and the application parameters of therapeutic interventions of the physically active. Prerequisite(s): AT 6070. (Variable)

AT 6082. Advanced Therapeutic Interventions II Clinical Skills — 1 hr.

Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction with practical examinations covering the material taught in AT 6080. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the M.ATR. program. (Variable)

AT 6100. Advanced Clinical Anatomy — 3 hrs.

Didactic and psychomotor skills instruction with practical examinations covering the material necessary to begin the athletic training clinical experience, and clinical anatomy of the human body including palpation, range of motion, neurological testing, and structure identification and function. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Masters of Athletic Training program. (Variable)

AT 6130. General Medical Assessment & Intervention — 3 hrs.

Study of general medical conditions and disabilities commonly seen by certified athletic trainers. Prerequisite(s): Admission into M.ATR. program. (Variable)

AT 6150. Advanced Athletic Training Clinical Skills — 2 hrs.

Didactic and psychomotor skills instruction with practical examinations covering the material necessary to begin the athletic training clinical experience. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the M.ATR. program. (Variable)

AT 6210 (42T:210). Pathoetiology and Orthopaedic Assessment I — 3 hrs.

In-depth study of pathological, etiological, and neuromuscular mechanisms of musculoskeletal injuries with emphasis on advanced orthopaedic assessment techniques of the upper body. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Masters of Athletic Training program or Masters of Science in Athletic Training graduate program. (Variable)

AT 6215. Pathoetiology and Orthopaedic Assessment I Clinical Skills — 1 hr.

Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction with practical examinations covering the material taught in AT 6210 (42T:210). Prerequisite(s): Admission into the M.ATR. program. (Variable)

AT 6220 (42T:220). Pathoetiology and Orthopaedic Assessment II — 3 hrs.

In-depth study of pathological, etiological, and neuromuscular mechanisms of musculoskeletal injuries with emphasis on advanced orthopaedic assessment techniques of the lower body. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Masters of Athletic Training program or Masters of Science in Athletic Training graduate program. (Variable)

AT 6225. Pathoetiology and Orthopaedic Assessment II Clinical Skills — 1 hr.

Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction with practical examinations covering the material taught in AT 6220 (42T:220). Prerequisite(s): Admission into the M.ATR. program. (Variable)

AT 6240 (42T:230). Evidence Based Practice I — 3 hrs.

In-depth analysis of current literature, research, case studies, and techniques directed toward the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries to the upper body of the physically active. Prerequisite(s): NATABOC certification; admission into the athletic training graduate program. (Variable)

AT 6250 (42T:240). Evidence Based Practice II — 2 hrs.

In-depth analysis of current literature, research, case studies, and techniques directed toward the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries to the lower body of the physically active. Prerequisite(s): NATABOC certification; admission into the athletic training graduate program. (Odd Falls)

AT 6255. Health Assessment & Preventive Practices — 3 hrs.

Advanced theoretical and practical study of strategies and programs to prevent the incidence and/or severity of injuries and illnesses and optimize the overall health and quality of life of patients. This includes nutrition and physical activity in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing chronic disease. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.ATR. program. (Variable)

AT 6260 (42T:250). Gross Human Anatomy & Orthopedic Surgical Interventions — 3 hrs.

Exploration of human anatomy through human cadaver dissection, along with an in-depth study of pathological, biomechanical, and neuromuscular mechanisms of musculoskeletal injuries and the study of orthopedic surgical interventions commonly performed for musculoskeletal injuries. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.ATR. program. (Variable)

AT 6275. Mental Health Care in Athletic Training Practice — 3 hrs.

This course promotes the understanding of mental health care as it relates to athletic training practice and the coordination of care as it pertains to athletic training patients. The focus of this course includes the understanding of mental health disorders, diagnostic criteria, appropriate referral to qualified health care providers, and treatment options. The course will also address patient response to orthopedic injury and its interdependent relationship with activity limitations and participation restrictions. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.ATR. program. (Variable)

AT 6289 (42T:289). Seminar in Athletic Training — 1-8 hrs.

Special topics in athletic training and/or other allied health professions as indicated in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.ATR. program. (Fall and Spring)

AT 6297 (42T:297). Practicum — 1-4 hrs.

Practical experience in athletic training which includes, but is not limited to teaching, research, and clinical practice. May be repeated for maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.ATR. program. (Fall and Spring)

AT 6300. Advanced Gross Human Anatomy — 3 hrs.

The exploration of human anatomy through human cadaver dissection. Prerequisite(s): consent of AT Program. (Variable)

AT 7310 (42T:301). Critical Theories and Practices in Rehabilitation — 3 hrs.

In-depth examination of current theories and practices relevant to the field of athletic training. Building on foundational theory, students will analyze and critique the clinical practices and philosophies of certified athletic trainers and/or other allied health professionals. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.ATR. program. (Variable)

AT 7320 (42T:310). Clinical Teaching Skills in Allied Health Professions — 3 hrs.

Examination of issues and problems in teaching clinical proficiencies including the roles of clinical instructors, factors affecting teaching and the learning environment, learning over time, course planning, and teaching strategies. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.ATR. program. (Variable)

Education, Interdepartmental Courses

KAHHS 1020. Dimensions of Wellbeing Lecture — 1 hr.

Overall, the Dimensions of Wellbeing course is designed to prepare students for healthy, proactive lifestyles through lecture, experiential learning, and various physical and wellbeing activities. The core dimensions of wellbeing for the purposes of this course include: physical, emotional, interpersonal, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental wellbeing. The lecture sections of Dimensions are designed to provide an underlying knowledge base for specific wellness topics and themes with a unifying emphasis on how these dimensions are intertwined and linked to overall quality of life. Specific health consumerism and health behavior change topics are also covered across the spectrum of Dimensions of Wellbeing course offerings. This course may not be repeated for additional credit. If a student has already satisfied this portion of the LAC Category 1D Dimensions of Wellbeing, it will be considered a repeat. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

KAHHS 1030. Dimensions of Wellbeing Lab — 1 hr.

Overall, the Dimensions of Wellbeing course is designed to prepare students for healthy, proactive lifestyles through lecture, experiential learning, and various physical and wellbeing activities. The core dimensions of wellbeing for the purposes of this course include: physical, emotional, interpersonal, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental wellbeing. The laboratory sections of Dimensions are designed to apply specific skill-related knowledge, encourage healthy active lifestyles, and motivate students to learn and practice skills related to a wide spectrum of activities and experiences related to wellbeing dimensions. This course may not be repeated for additional credit. If a student has already satisfied this portion of the LAC Category 1D Dimensions of Wellbeing, it will be considered a repeat. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

KAHHS 2045. Health and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers — 3 hrs.

Methods and materials in health education and physical education appropriate for children. No credit for students with credit in PEMES 2045 (420:045). No credit given to Physical Education or Health Education majors or minors. Prerequisite(s): EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030). (Fall and Spring)

KAHHS 6210. Quantitative Methods in KAHHS — 3 hrs.

Practical statistical applications commonly used in athletic training, health promotion and education, physical education, and leisure, youth and human services with a focus on the analysis and interpretation of data through the use of computer software packages. (Fall and Spring)

KAHHS 6215. Qualitative Methods — 3 hrs.

Application of qualitative methods of data collection and analysis to topics in athletic training, health promotion and education, physical education, and leisure, youth and human services. Prerequisite(s): SPED 6293 (220:293) or equivalent. (Variable)

KAHHS 6290. Research Methods for KAHHS — 3 hrs.

Introduction to processes of research in health, physical education, and leisure services with an emphasis on critical analysis of literature, and identification of viable research projects. (Fall and Spring)

KAHHS 7329. Research and Evaluation Seminar — 1-6 hrs.

One hour taken each semester for six semesters for total of 6 hours. Applied approach to research and evaluation. Students plan and implement research and evaluation projects in athletic training, health promotion and education, youth development, leisure, and/or human services settings, working with teams of faculty and other students. Course content includes research methods, statistics, and writing for publication. Prerequisite(s): doctoral standing or consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

KAHHS 7365. Field Experience — 1-6 hrs.

Practical experience in leisure, youth and human services, health promotion and education, or athletic training. May be repeated to maximum of 6 hours with consent of student's advisor and graduate committee. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

KAHHS 7395. Internship — 1-6 hrs.

Practical experience in leisure, youth and human services with community agencies. May be repeated to maximum of 6 hours with consent of student's advisor and graduate committee. Prerequisite(s): Consent of graduate committee. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

KAHHS 7410. Critical Theories and Practices I — 3 hrs.

In-depth examination of current theories, philosophical foundations, history and current practices relevant to the allied health, recreation and community services fields. Building on foundational theory courses, students analyze and critique the organization and design of allied health, recreation and community services programs, based on setting and ideological model, in the U.S. and around the world. Students develop praxis design principles consistent with the developmental, normative focus of informal and formal education. Recommended for second year students. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Variable)

KAHHS 7412. Critical Theories and Practices II — 3 hrs.

Second course in a two-course sequence that surveys allied health, recreation and community services practices and theories in a wide variety of out-of-school and co-curricular settings. Covers theories, models, and best practices in the delivery of services. Students analyze and critique the organization and design of allied health, recreation and community services programs, based on setting and ideological model, in the U.S. and around the world. Students develop praxis design principles consistent with the developmental normative focus of informal and formal education. Recommended for third year students. Prerequisite(s): KAHHS 7410. (Variable)

Health, Recreation and Community Services Courses

HRCS 4000. Professional Readiness Seminar — 3 hrs.

Professional readiness seminar builds academic, communication, and critical thinking skills needed to successfully meet the challenges you will encounter in the workplace. The focus of the course is on development of professional tools including portfolios, resumes, interviewing skills, relevant certifications, and internship placements. This course is a prerequisite to RTNL, AT and PH internship. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, instructor consent. (Fall and Spring)

HRCS 6000. Foundations of Community Health and Recreation — 3 hrs.

Analysis of philosophical foundations and ethical principles related to community health and recreation. (Fall)

HRCS 6299. Research.

Fee assessed separately for laboratory materials and/or binding of thesis/research paper. Prerequisite(s): consent of department. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Public Health Courses

PH 1030. Basic Nutrition — 2 hrs.

Study of nutrition in relation to growth development and maintenance of the body. No credit for NUTR 1030 if credit previously earned in 310:032 Fundamentals of Nutrition. (Variable)

PH 1031. Nutrition for Early Childhood Education — 2 hrs.

Study of the role of nutrition in the growth and development of young children, and the effect of nutrition on learning processes. Focus on nutritional needs of young children as well as the incorporation of nutrition education into the curriculum in early childhood education. (Variable)

PH 1101. Introduction to Public Health — 2 hrs.

Introduction to the public health activities concerned with the protection and care of the community; survey of the major specialties and populations of interest in the public health field. (Fall and Spring)

PH 1199. Exploring Careers in Health Promotion — 2 hrs.

Exploring Careers in Health Promotion is a class designed to give students a better understanding of the various career paths in the field of Health Promotion. The course will explore professions in all five tracks offered in the program: Wellness and Fitness; Womens Health; Global Health and Humanitarian Assistance; Environmental Health: Science Intensive; and Community Nutrition. The focus will be hands-on experiences obtained through field trips, site visits, tours, volunteering, shadowing, observation hours, informational and networking interviews, and guest speakers. The course complements PH 3693 Internship Seminar and PH 4768 Field Experience in Health Promotion. (Variable)

PH 2120. Maternal and Infant Health — 3 hrs.

Provides an overview of maternal and child health concepts, issues and trends. Topics covered include conception, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and public health, prevention, and epidemiological issues in maternal and infant health. (Fall)

PH 2160. Medical Terminology — 2 hrs.

Basic terminology and vocabulary used in medical field; structural organization of the body, major anatomy, medical procedures and instrumentation, and medical specialties. (Variable)

PH 3030. Applied Food, Nutrition, and Health — 3 hrs.

Understanding and applying nutritional knowledge is imperative for lifelong health. This course involves critical and collaborative study of current and emerging issues in food and nutrition research as it impacts human health and disease. Evaluating, synthesizing, and interpreting nutrition research as it applies to public health through student collaboration is emphasized in the course. (Spring)

PH 3031. Food for Life Practicum — 2 hrs.

Understanding and applying nutritional knowledge is imperative for lifelong health and wellbeing. This course is designed to provide applied knowledge in building nutrition education skills and focuses on exposure and experiences related to food, nutrition, and health in a variety of individual, community-based and institutional settings. (Fall)

PH 3118. Teaching Aerobics — 1 hr.

Preparation to teach aerobic activities, including aerobic dance, step and circuit aerobics, and aerobic kick boxing. (Spring)

PH 3160. Community and Public Health — 3 hrs.

Examination of the major public health issues facing the U.S. and world population. Investigation of major public health initiatives, public policy, and ethical issues related to public health. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as CAP 3160 (CAP:160)) (Variable)

PH 3220. Human Diseases for School Health Educators — 1 hr.

Human Diseases for School Health Educators is designed to help the student develop basic knowledge and skills necessary to effectively incorporate the study of human diseases into the school health education curriculum. (Fall)

PH 3230. Drug Prevention Education for School Health Educators — 2 hrs.

The course is designed to provide school health educators with basic information, skills, and coursework relevant to drug prevention education. Coursework is relevant to the needs of a school health educator and can be implemented into the school health education classroom. (Spring)

PH 3240. Secondary School Health Education Methods — 2 hrs.

Examination of role of the teacher in planning, delivering, and evaluating middle and high school health education; introduction of instructional methods and materials and their use demonstrated and practiced. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): completion of Level II or corequisite (TEACHING 3128; EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148)). (Spring)

PH 3344. Health Education Curriculum — 2 hrs.

Introduction to existing curricular models, the processes involved in developing materials, and the appropriate scope and sequence of learning activities in elementary, middle, and high school health education. Prerequisite(s): Completion of Level 1, which includes TEACHING 2017 Level 1 Field Experience and EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030) Dynamics of Human Development. (Fall)

PH 3650. Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health — 3 hrs.

Introduction to the concepts, theoretical basis, evidence-based analysis, and challenges and issues in integrative health and complementary and alternative medical practices (CAM). Integrative, alternative, and complementary medicine covers a broad range of healing philosophies, approaches, and therapies involving the use of holistic or culturally-specific health services and practices in the treatment of illness and disease and embraces an expanded concept of health and illness. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as CAP 3152 (CAP:152)) (Variable)

PH 3686. Readings in Health Education — 1-4 hrs.

Credit based on student's proposal; to be determined at time of registration. Written contract will determine appropriate work load under credit guidelines. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PH 3689. Seminar in Health Promotion — 3 hrs.

Focus on issues in community health education and the transition from student role to health educator or health promotion specialist role. (Fall and Spring)

PH 3693. Internship Seminar — 3 hrs.

The Health Promotion and Education internship seminar course is a professional development oriented course which provides skills and abilities related to job-seeking, career, and field experiences. The focus is on development of professional tools including portfolios, resumes, interviewing skills, and relevant certifications. This course is a prerequisite to PH 4768 Field Experience in Health Promotion. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Variable)

PH 4125/5125. Aging and Health — 3 hrs.

Introduction to aging and health concerns of older individuals, and to broader issues of aging, health, and society. Study of aging demographics, biomedical aspects of aging, and selected issues of health and aging. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

PH 4155. Stress Management — 2 hrs.

Introduction to stress and stress management, the relationship between stress and disease. Preference to Public Health and Education majors. (Spring)

PH 4161/5161. Global Service Mission — 3-6 hrs.

The Global Service Mission is a hybrid practicum that provides guided opportunities for students to conduct a short-term volunteer service project in their local community, around the United States, or internationally with underserved populations for academic credit. Offered credit/no credit basis only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

PH 4162/5162. Introduction to Women's Health — 3 hrs.

Survey of contemporary issues in women's health providing an understanding of women's personal health status, needs, and resources; awareness of women's health issues worldwide and the political, cultural, economic, and psychosocial factors which affect the health of women. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

PH 4164. Health Care and the Consumer — 2 hrs.

Selection and use of health care products and services, alternative health care, health care insurance systems, consumer protection. (Spring)

PH 4167/5167. Cultural Competency for the Helping Professions — 3 hrs.

Overview of the changing demographics in the United States, and discussion of how culturally competent health care can improve the wellbeing of underserved populations. Provides in-depth training in working in a culturally appropriate manner with multiple diverse populations in Iowa and the United States. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

PH 4247/5247. Minority Health — 3 hrs.

Exploration of public health issues and problems faced by members of minority populations. Includes public health field trips and cultural competency development experiences. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

PH 4328/5328. Selected Topics in Women's Health — 3 hrs.

In-depth development and exploration of selected themes and topics in women's health. Focus on health issues that disproportionately affect women and examination of health issues, prevention programs, and strategies for health advocacy surrounding adolescent and adult unintended pregnancy, violence, substance abuse, and disordered eating through a feminist developmental perspective. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

PH 4353/5353. Public Health Theory — 3 hrs.

Selected learning and behavior change theories and ethical principles that serve as the foundation for effective public health, health promotion, and health education practice; emphasis on the practical application of these theories and principles in public health program delivery. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

PH 4373/5373. Planning and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs — 4 hrs.

Investigation of the social, epidemiological, behavioral, educational, and administrative factors related to planning health programs and the procedures and methods for health program evaluation. Prerequisite(s): STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; PH 4353/5353; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

PH 4383/5383. Health Promotion Implementation and Advocacy — 4 hrs.

Methods, techniques, and resources used in advocacy and implementing for health promotion programs. Requires field-based work. Prerequisite(s): PH 4353/5353; PH 4373/5373; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

PH 4393/5393. Epidemiological Methods, Research Design, and Analysis — 3 hrs.

Instruction in the methods of both descriptive and analytical epidemiology, the quantitative tools used in all areas of epidemiological surveillance and research design, and the development of a nuanced critique of research design and findings. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

PH 4431/5431. Worksite Health Promotion — 3 hrs.

Models of delivery of health promotion, disease prevention, and occupational health/safety programs to employee populations. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

PH 4438/5438. International Health — 3 hrs.

Exploration of widely-different disease patterns found between developed and developing countries, and investigation of the complex factors that contribute to poor community health status. Discussion of wellness strategies for populations in developing countries, as well as for minorities, immigrants, low income persons, and other underserved groups within the United States. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

PH 4551/5551. Nutrition for Health Promotion — 3 hrs.

For junior, senior, and graduate students in health promotion, as well as pre- and para-medical students to provide basic knowledge of the fundamentals of nutrition, related diseases/conditions, and current nutritional issues encountered by health professionals. Priority given to 410, 420, and 430 majors. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

PH 4580/5580. Environmental Health, Field Methods, Technology, and Laboratory Applications — 3 hrs.

Strives to develop understanding and working knowledge of the basic tools of environmental health research and field methods. Students will develop skills and competencies related to basic laboratory methods and safety protocols, sampling, types of environmental epidemiology/health research study designs, and the types of mathematical tools employed by researchers practicing and working in this area. Prerequisite(s): STAT 1772 (800:072); junior standing. (Odd Springs)

PH 4663/5663. Human Diseases — 3 hrs.

Systemic approach to study of human diseases emphasizing common physical disorders afflicting humans while contrasting normal physiology with the pathophysiology of the conditions. Current trends in diagnosis and treatment, along with preventive and wellness measures, are stressed. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

PH 4665/5665. Environmental Health Science — 3 hrs.

Comprehensive survey of the interaction between human health and the quality and state of the natural environment. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as ENV SCI 4665/5665 (830:165g)) (Fall and Spring)

PH 4666/5666. Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations — 3 hrs.

Overview of environmental and occupational safety laws applied to the practice of environmental science. Emphasis on application of the legislation with a focus on regulations. Includes major environmental laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as ENV SCI 4666/5666 (830:166g)) (Fall)

PH 4667/5667. Human Toxicology for Environmental and Occupational Health: Principles and Applied Case Studies — 3 hrs.

This course introduces the basic principles of human toxicology for the environmental health sciences, including exposure assessment concepts, biomolecular and human biosystems impacts of toxicants. Detailed case studies of key toxins are used to examine the full absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination (ADME) cycle including discussions of limiting exposures and cutting edge topics in toxicology. Prerequisite(s): One semester of biology and chemistry at the 1000 level or greater; junior standing. (Variable)

PH 4768. Field Experience in Health Promotion — 1-12 hrs.

1 - 12 hrs. Experience in area of student's career objectives. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): PH 3693; senior standing; 2.50 cumulative GPA; consent of Division of Health Promotion and Education Coordinator of Student Field Experiences. CPR, First Aid, OSHA and Mandatory Reporting certificates required. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PH 6220. Health Determinants — 3 hrs.

Students will integrate current research, theory, and empirical evidence to develop a better understanding of the determinants of health. Examines social, environmental, and individual determinants of health, and explores the linkages and pathways through which these factors operate. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in Health Education or Public Health, or consent of instructor. (Variable)

PH 6245. Internship in Health Education — 2-6 hrs.

Health program experience with agencies other than the college or university. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite(s): consent of Health Promotion and Education Graduate Coordinator. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PH 6271. Cardiovascular Physiology — 3 hrs.

In-depth study of the functioning of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in the diseased and non-diseased state. Major topics include functional anatomy, cardiorespiratory control, arterial pressure, responses to exercise, electrical activity, and the effects of disease processes. (Variable)

PH 6285. Readings — 1-4 hrs.

May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PH 6289. Seminar — 1 hr.

May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. (Variable)

PH 6297. Practicum — 2-3 hrs.

May be repeated for credit. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PH 6390. Philosophy and Ethics of Public Health and Health Promotion — 3 hrs.

Analysis of philosophical foundations and ethical principles related to public health, health promotion, and health education practice. (Variable)

PH 7320. Theoretical Foundations of Community and Public Health Education — 3 hrs.

Theoretical approaches to behavior change in community and public health research and practice; includes factors influencing health behaviors, ethical issues, behavioral interventions, and consideration for special populations. (Variable)

PH 7389. Health Promotion and Education Seminar — 1 hr.

Explores various aspects of the Health Promotion and Education graduate program, career responsibilities, and the completion of the dissertation. Intent is to increase understanding of the graduate education process and provide a forum for discussing research topics. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): doctoral status. (Variable)

Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership Courses

RTNL 2020. Leadership in Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

Theories, principles, and practices of leisure, youth and human services leadership; techniques and methods of working with individuals and groups. (Variable)

RTNL 2110. Foundations of Community Parks and Recreation — 3 hrs.

Conceptual foundations of community parks and recreation including historical and philosophical foundations of the parks and recreation field, demand for and organization of different types of resources and services, and career and professional opportunities. (Spring)

RTNL 2120. Foundations of Tourism — 3 hrs.

Investigation of many roles travel and tourism play in contemporary society. Overview of the travel and tourism industry, examination of definitions of travel/tourism, and exploration of the history and development of tourism. (Fall)

RTNL 2130. Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector — 3 hrs.

Overview of the nonprofit sector including history, philosophy, mission, management, activities, and trends. Special emphases on the affiliate agencies of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Students earning a "C" or better simultaneously earn a certificate from the Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center. (Fall)

RTNL 2140. Foundations of Outdoor Recreation — 3 hrs.

Overview of development, implementation, and evaluation of outdoor recreation programs. Examination of benefits and challenges of outdoor recreation, with focus on outdoor leadership competencies. (Spring)

RTNL 2150. Foundations of Youth Work — 3 hrs.

A survey and discussion of the practices associated with youth development from a historical and philosophical standpoint. An introduction of the various contexts and methods associated with youth development. (Spring)

RTNL 2160. Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation — 3 hrs.

In this course, you will learn about the field of therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy (TR/RT), study common disability conditions and the effect of these conditions on lifestyle and health, and explore the therapeutic use of recreation from a person-centered approach. In addition, you will gain volunteer experience in Special Olympic events. (Fall)

RTNL 2210. Nonprofit Leadership Practicum, Level I — 2 hrs.

Professional development forum for experiential education and practical application in recreation, tourism and community services. Activities and programming designed for students seeking a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential, as part of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program. May be repeated for maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

RTNL 3030. Inclusive Recreation and Diversity in RTNL — 3 hrs.

Overview of interaction of leisure services and the elements of diversity (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, age, and ability/disability). (Variable)

RTNL 3110. Management and Human Resources in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 3 hrs.

An examination of the foundations associated with recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership management and human resources, including marketing, legal aspects, fiscal responsibilities, and risk management. Students will be introduced to technological innovations associated with marketing and promoting recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership management and human resources. Prerequisite(s): for Leisure, Youth and Human Services majors only: six credit hours of RTNL 21XX. (Fall and Spring)

RTNL 3120. Programming for Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 3 hrs.

Introduction to methods and procedures for planning, budgeting, implementing, and evaluating recreation, tourism and community service programs. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites for Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership majors: six (6) credit hours of RTNL 21XX. Prerequisites for non-Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership majors: prerequisites waived. (Fall and Spring)

RTNL 3121. Philosophical Foundations of Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 3 hrs.

Examination of historical and philosophical foundations of recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership, including leisure and play theory, leisure behavior and societal issues, leisure and the environment, and application of theories and behavioral concepts required to understand and manage services, activities, and environments. (Variable)

RTNL 3130. Marketing in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 3 hrs.

Core concepts of marketing in recreation, tourism and community services including promotion, management, planning, environment, research, consumer behavior, and market segmentation. Demand, supply and community based assets will be examined with a focus on marketing in Iowa and beyond. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites for Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership majors: six (6) credit hours of RTNL 21XX. Prerequisites for non-Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership majors: prerequisites waived. (Fall and Spring)

RTNL 3280. Readings in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 1-3 hrs.

Individual reading and literature review in recreation, tourism and nonprofit leaderships. Credit to be determined at time of registration based on student's proposal. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

RTNL 3337. Human Resource Development for Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 3 hrs.

Recruitment, hiring, management, performance evaluation, supervision and termination of staff, volunteers and board members. Emphasis on nonprofit and government personnel practices and procedures. (Variable)

RTNL 3338. Planning Strategies in Nonprofit and Youth Agencies — 3 hrs.

Examination and evaluation of various planning models used in nonprofit and youth agencies to meet the needs of participants. Emphasis on matching developmental needs to planning strategies and models. Prerequisite(s): junior standing or consent of instructor. (Variable)

RTNL 3774. Conferences, Expositions and Conventions in Tourism — 3 hrs.

Exploration of the field of conferences, expositions, and conventions and their niche in the tourism industry. Study of organizational logistics, program development, economic impact, meeting technology, legal issues, employment opportunities, and topics of current interest related to the field. Prerequisite(s): RTNL 2770 or consent of instructor. (Variable)

RTNL 3777/5777. Special Events Management — 3 hrs.

Planning and management of special events including research, coordination, marketing, and evaluation. Theories and practices relevant to successful event planning for host community residents and tourists. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

RTNL 3778/5778. Community Based Tourism — 3 hrs.

Promotes student competencies that will enable them to assist small communities in tourism development through an organized planning process. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

RTNL 3991/5991. Philosophical Ideologies of Therapeutic Recreation — 3 hrs.

This course is a continuation of RTNL 2160 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation and is designed to further develop the student's knowledge of therapeutic recreation principles and practices. The major emphasis of this course is for students to be familiar with the similarities and differences of common historical and philosophical foundations, including therapeutic recreation programming models of the profession. This course also includes the student developing an understanding of primary medical terminology used by therapeutic recreations specialists and other collaborating professionals in health and human services. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

RTNL 4210/5210. Nonprofit Leadership Practicum, Level II — 2 hrs.

Leadership development forum embracing experiential education and practical application for activities in recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership. Activities and programming designed for students seeking a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential, as part of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): RTNL 2210; junior standing; consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

RTNL 4290/5290. Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership Field Experience — 1-12 hrs.

Supervised observation and leadership experience in recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership. May be repeated with consent of department. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

RTNL 4310/5310. Areas and Facilities in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 3 hrs.

An introduction to the principles and procedures for planning, designing, managing, and evaluating recreation, tourism, park, and community service settings, areas and facilities. Prerequisite(s): Three (3) credit hours of RTNL 31XX or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

RTNL 4320. Financial Resource Management in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 3 hrs.

Theory and practice of budget development, fundraising, financial control, and grant seeking in programs within recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership Prerequisite(s): Three (3) credit hours of RTNL 31XX; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

RTNL 4330/5330. Research and Evaluation in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 3 hrs.

Introduction to research, evaluation, needs assessment concepts, procedures, and analyses in recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership. Prerequisite(s): Three (3) credit hours of RTNL 31XX; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

RTNL 4340. Seminar in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 2-3 hrs.

Prepares students for internship and future employment in recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership organizations. Focus on development of professional documentation (portfolio, resume, etc.), skills, and internship placement. Prerequisite(s): senior standing; consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

RTNL 4510. Internship in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 1-12 hrs.

Comprehensive practical experience in recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership. RTNL majors must register for 9 hours. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): senior standing; consent of Internship Coordinator. Corequisite(s): for Leisure, Youth and Human Services majors only: RTNL 4520. (Spring and Summer)

RTNL 4520. Senior Project in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 3 hrs.

Programming, resource, or research project to be completed during internship. Written report and oral presentation required after the completion of internship. Prerequisite(s): senior standing; consent of Internship Coordinator. Corequisite(s): RTNL 4510. (Spring and Summer)

RTNL 4552/5552. Theory and Practice of Outdoor Education — 3 hrs.

Principles and practices of outdoor education and interpretation for teaching in schools, communities, nature centers, camps and parks. Focus on application in environmental education/adventure settings. Field trip(s)required. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

RTNL 4553/5553. Trends and Issues in Outdoor Recreation — 3 hrs.

Theory and practical application of current issues, concerns, and trends as they relate to the field of outdoor recreation. Covers some of the historical roots of the American wilderness movement, some of the philosophers who influenced that movement, and some of the major philosophical schools of thoughts that have influenced the way we consider wilderness. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

RTNL 4554/5554. Managing Recreation Impacts on the Natural Environment — 3 hrs.

Basic concepts and techniques used in planning, managing, and sustaining natural settings for human activities and experiences to ensure that negative impacts are minimized and opportunities for recreation are enhanced and sustainable. Psycho-social concepts of how parks and green spaces can have a positive effect on human health and well-being if properly designed and managed will also be explored. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

RTNL 4556/5556. History of Outdoor Recreation — 3 hrs.

Explores the history of outdoor recreation in the United States and its role in defining American identity by tracing its global roots, its production and management from the local to the federal level, and by examining controversies surrounding various recreational forms. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as HIST 4556/5556) (Fall)

RTNL 4621/5621. Camp Staff Development — 2-8 hrs.

Staff development and program planning principles, methods, and procedures used in the development of camp services. Lecture and lab. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. May be repeated for maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

RTNL 4623/5623. Field Experience in Camp Counseling — 1-12 hrs.

Supervised counseling experience in an organized camp. May be repeated with consent of department. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

RTNL 4625/5625. Camp Management Systems — 1-12 hrs.

Actual administration of a camp program. Includes personnel supervision, program implementation, and evaluation of camp system. Lecture and lab. May be repeated with consent of department. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

RTNL 4776/5776. Eco, Adventure and Sport Tourism — 3 hrs.

Study of special tourism such as eco, adventure and sport tourism. Dynamics of responsible tourist travel that conserves natural environments and sustains the well-being of local people. Definitions, objectives, and profiles of programs involved in eco, adventure, and sport tourism. Field trips required. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Falls)

RTNL 4779/5779. Community Planning Workshop — 3-6 hrs.

Project-based community planning and research course. Provides applied research and communication skills to function creatively and competently in professional settings. Design and execution of planning projects that address recreation and tourism issues. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Falls)

RTNL 4995/5995. Assessment, Programming and Evaluation in Therapeutic Recreation — 3 hrs.

Assessment, programming, and evaluation methods/techniques used in providing therapeutic recreation to persons with disabilities. In particular, this course is designed to develop the student's knowledge and application of current TR/RT and intra-professional assessment instruments, interpretation and documentation of assessment results, creating individualized intervention plans with goals and measurable behavioral objective, and current TR/RT evaluation strategies. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor; verified First Aid and CPR certification; junior standing. Corequisite(s): RTNL 4996/5996. (Even Springs)

RTNL 4996/5996. Intervention Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation — 3 hrs.

The study of intervention techniques for therapeutic recreation settings. In particular, this course is designed to develop the student's knowledge and application of theories of human behavior and principles of behavioral change, principles of group dynamics and leadership, contributions of play, recreation, and leisure to health and well-being, models of TR/RT service delivery and different modalities/interventions, facilitation approaches, and intervention techniques. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): RTNL 4995/5995. (Even Springs)

RTNL 4997/5997. Administrative Practices in Therapeutic Recreation — 3 hrs.

Knowledge and techniques for management of therapeutic recreation services. In particular, this course is designed to develop the student's knowledge and application of TR/RT organizational service plan of operation, quality improvements, personnel, intern, and volunteer management, budgeting and fiscal management, and public relations, promotion, and marketing. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

RTNL 6200. Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 3 hrs.

Historical and philosophical perspective for understanding leisure, leisure behavior, and professional practices in recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership. (Variable)

RTNL 6201. Social Policy and Issues in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 3 hrs.

Examination and analysis of current trends, issues, and social policy confronting practitioners in voluntary/not-for-profit, public, and commercial recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership agencies. (Variable)

RTNL 6202. Social Psychology of Leisure — 3 hrs.

Exploration of socio-psychological dimensions of leisure as they affect recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership practitioners and agencies, focusing on theories from sociology, psychology, and social psychology. (Spring)

RTNL 6203. Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development: An Overview — 3 hrs.

Introductory course to the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development program designed to give broad coverage for professionals and an overview of studies in philanthropy and nonprofit development. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program or consent of instructor. (Variable)

RTNL 6285. Readings — 1-6 hrs.

May be repeated for credit. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

RTNL 6295. Internship — 1-12 hrs.

Practical experience in recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership with community agencies. May be repeated with consent of student's advisor. Prerequisite(s): consent of graduate committee. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

RTNL 6402. Strategic Program Management — 3 hrs.

Examination of concepts and theories of program management in recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership, focusing on analysis of specific programming strategies as they relate to community organization theory using a systems approach. (Fall)

RTNL 6404. Marketing the Youth/Human Service Agency — 3 hrs.

Marketing strategies in implementing the exchange relationship between nonprofit organizations and their constituents. (Variable)

RTNL 6406. Fundraising and Grant Seeking for Nonprofit Agencies — 3 hrs.

Comprehensive study of various funding sources and the methodology of nonprofit organizations to secure resources. (Fall)

RTNL 6408. Financial Decision Making for Youth/Human Service Agencies — 3 hrs.

Financial function of the nonprofit agency incorporating technical materials applicable to the decision-making role of the agency. (Variable)

RTNL 6410. Evaluation, Research and Accountability — 3 hrs.

Survey of advanced nonprofit organization research methods. Research in the area selected by student. Preparation and presentation of research proposal or major paper. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program or consent of instructor. (Variable)

RTNL 6412. Management Issues in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership — 3 hrs.

Study of management and administration issues in relation to recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership agencies. (Variable)

RTNL 6414. Models for Intervention With Youth — 3 hrs.

Develops understanding of the various models of intervention utilized by professionals who work with youth in youth-serving agencies. (Variable)

RTNL 6416. Youth Development in Nonprofit Organizations — 3 hrs.

Examination of concepts and theories of youth development, as related to the design of programs and services for positive role development in nonprofit youth organizations. (Variable)

RTNL 6418. Personnel Management and Supervision in Youth/Human Services — 3 hrs.

Elements, processes, and dynamics of personnel management and supervision as it is applied to youth/human services organizations, with an emphasis on nonprofit agencies. (Variable)

RTNL 6420. Critical Thinking in Philanthropic and Nonprofit Issues — 2 hrs.

Provides a forum for students to explore the latest trends in giving and nonprofit management as framework for analyzing the trends and issues in the field of philanthropy and nonprofit development is provided. A guide for critical thinking and asking the right questions is outlined giving students the tools to identify, analyze and summarize current trends and issues of the nonprofit sector. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program or consent of instructor. (Variable)