Marymount University

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15

Health Sciences

Health Sciences (B.S.)

This undergraduate program, grounded in the Liberal Arts Core of the university, provides students resources for developing professional skills in exercise testing, physical activity leadership, health and fitness assessment, exercise programming, and health promotion. Graduates are prepared for beginning administrative, supervisory, and leadership positions in commercial and community health and athletic clubs, in corporate fitness and wellness programs, and for graduate study in health, exercise science, occupational therapy, athletic training, chiropractic medicine, or physical therapy. In addition, qualified students may apply for an accelerated B.S. to M.S. program in health education and promotion management.

Students will choose from three emphasis areas: health promotion, pre-physical therapy, or pre-professional.

Students completing the baccalaureate degree in Marymount’s health sciences programs are qualified to apply for health fitness specialist (HFS) certification by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to

  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to function as competent entry-level professionals in the health/fitness industry as determined by the ACSM or to attend graduate school;
  • acquire and demonstrate competence in using technology-based and non-technology-based equipment, industry tools/inventories, and/or other practical "hands-on" applications in health and wellness as determined by the ACSM;
  • demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and/or counsel individuals regarding lifestyle modification;
  • successfully respond in a rational, sensitive, and critical thinking manner about values and ethics in the health and wellness field;
  • demonstrate an ability to use technology in the classroom, in designing and evaluating health promotion programs, and/or in the clinical setting; and
  • gather, evaluate, and utilize appropriate information to address the health needs/concerns of individuals or groups.
Health Promotion Emphasis

This emphasis area is based upon recommendations of the ACSM.

Students taking this emphasis are strongly encouraged to pursue an interdisciplinary minor in public health (see public health minor) and should consult an advisor for more information.

Internship Prerequisites: A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better; a grade of C- or better in HPR 202, HPR 260, HPR 302, HPR 304, HPR 410 and HPR 415; and a minimum of 12 credits earned at Marymount are needed to register for the internship.

Internship Requirements: When other requirements are completed, and minimum grade requirements are met, the student completes a 150-hour, 3-credit internship.

Minimum Grade Requirement: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade of C- in HPR 202, HPR 260, HPR 302, HPR 304, HPR 410, and HPR 415.

Degree Requirements — Health Sciences (Health Promotion Emphasis)

Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements

See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core for details.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University Requirements.

BIO 151 General Biology I

BIO 152 General Biology II

BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology II

HPR 201 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science

HPR 202 Exercise Physiology

HPR 225 Health Psychology

HPR 230 Community Health

HPR 240 Principles of Epidemiology or HPR 215 Introduction to Public Health

HPR 260 Introduction to Sports Medicine

HPR 300 Essentials of Personal Training

HPR 301 Health/Fitness Program Management

HPR 302 Fitness and Health Assessment

HPR 304 Developing Physical Training Programs

HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health

HPR 400 Internship

HPR 406 Stress Management

HPR 410 Anatomical Kinesiology and Cardiovascular Physiology

HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance

One (1) health and human performance activity elective

PSY 110 Human Growth and Development

Sample Degree Plan — Health Sciences (Health Promotion Emphasis)

Please note that this is a sample plan; all students must consult with an advisor in making course selections.

Year One — Fall

BIO 151 General Biology I (NS core course) § *

HPR 201 Introduction to Health and Exercise §

EN 101 Composition I (WR core course)*

PSY 110 Human Growth and Development (SS-1 core course)§ *

DSC 101 DISCOVER First-Year Seminar*

Year One — Spring

BIO 152 General Biology II §

EN 102 Composition II (WR core course)*

Mathematics (MT core course)*

TRS 100 Theological Inquiry (TRS-1 core course)*

One (1) elective

Year Two — Fall

BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology I (NS core course) § *

HPR 225 Health Psychology § *

HPR 260 Introduction to Sports Medicine §

PH 200 Introduction to Philosophy (PH-1 core course)*

Introductory Social Science (SS-1 core course)*

Year Two — Spring

BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology II §

HPR 202 Exercise Physiology §

HPR 230 Community Health §

HPR 240 Principles of Epidemiology § or elective

Introductory History (HI-1) core course*

Year Three — Fall

HPR 301 Health/Fitness Program Management § *

HPR 302 Fitness and Health Assessment § *

Global Perspectives (GP) course § *

One (1) health and human performance activity elective §

One (1) Introductory Literature (LT-1) core course*

One (1) elective

Year Three — Spring

HPR 300 Essentials of Personal Training §

HPR 304 Developing Physical Training Programs §

COM 300 Report Writing*

Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) core course*

Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) core course*

Year Four — Fall

HPR 215 Introduction to Public Health § or elective

HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health §

HPR 410 Anatomical Kinesiology and Cardiovascular Physiology §

Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) core course*

Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) core course*

Year Four — Spring

HPR 400 Internship § *

HPR 406 Stress Management (SS-2 core course) § *

HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance § *

One (1) elective

Health sciences majors will satisfy the three-course university Writing-Intensive (WI) requirement in the following way. All majors must take HPR 301 Health/Fitness Program Management and HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance. Majors must take either COM 300 Report Writing or an additional WI course from the Liberal Arts Core or as a university elective.

§ Requirement for the major

* Fulfills Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements. See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core and Course Descriptions for further information.

Pre-Professional Emphasis

This Health Sciences (HS) Program emphasis area is intended for those interested in pursuing advanced study in a health sciences related professional field such as the Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) or Athletic Training (AT), or the Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine (DCM). While undertaking the HS promotion emphasis, students additionally work with an advisor in the Department of Health and Human Performance to satisfy the necessary college/university prerequisite coursework needed to apply for advanced academic preparation in OT, AT, and DCM.

Pre-Occupational Therapy: Suggested prerequisite courses include statistics, anatomy and physiology I and II, human growth and development, abnormal psychology, medical terminology, and general psychology.

Pre-Athletic Training: Suggested prerequisite courses include statistics, anatomy and physiology I and II, biology I and II, exercise science, physics I, college math or statistics, English, social sciences, and nutrition.

Pre-Chiropractic Medicine: Suggested prerequisite materials include a health sciences degree with coursework in English, psychology, social sciences, biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, kinesiology, statistics, and exercise physiology.

Internship Prerequisites: A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, a grade of C- or better in HPR 202, HPR 260, HPR 302, HPR 304, and HPR 410, and a minimum of 12 credits earned at Marymount are needed to register for the internship.

Internship Requirements: When other requirements are completed, and minimum grade requirements are met, the student is placed in a 150-hour, 3-credit internship.

Minimum Grade Requirements: A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum grade of C- in HPR 202, HPR 260, HPR 302, HPR 410, HPR 415, BIO 151, BIO 152, BIO 161, and BIO 162.

Degree Requirements - Health Sciences (Pre-Professional Emphasis)

Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements

See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core for details.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University Requirements.

BIO 151 General Biology I

BIO 152 General Biology II

BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology

HPR 201 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science

HPR 202 Exercise Physiology

HPR 215 Introduction to Public Health or HPR 240 Principles of Epidemiology

HPR 225 Health Psychology

HPR 230 Community Health

HPR 260 Introduction to Sports Medicine

HPR 300 Essentials of Personal Training

HPR 301 Health/Fitness Program Management

HPR 302 Fitness and Health Assessment

HPR 304 Developing Physical Training Programs

HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health

HPR 400 Internship

HPR 406 Stress Management

HPR 410 Anatomical Kinesiology and Cardiovascular Physiology

HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance

HPR activity elective

PSY 110 Human Growth and Development

Sample Degree Plan - Health Sciences (Pre-Professional Emphasis)

Please note that this is a sample plan; all students must consult with an advisor when making course selections. Total credits may exceed 120 and some summer coursework may be required to meet all degree and pre-professional requirements

Year One — Fall

BIO 151 General Biology I (NS core course) § *

HPR 201 Introduction to Health and Exercise §

EN 101 Composition I (WR core course)*

PSY 110 Human Growth and Development (SS-1 core course)*

DSC 101 DISCOVER First-Year Seminar*

Year One — Spring

BIO 152 General Biology II §

EN 102 Composition II (WR core course)*

Mathematics (MT) core course or pre-professional prerequisite mathematics requirement*

TRS 100 Theological Inquiry (TRS-1 core course)*

One (1) elective or pre-professional course

Year Two — Fall

BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology I (NS core course) § *

PH 200 Introduction to Philosophy (PH-1 core course)*

Introductory Social Science (SS-1) core course*

HPR 225 Health Psychology § *

HPR 260 Introduction to Sports Medicine §

Year Two — Spring

BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology II §

HPR 202 Exercise Physiology §

HPR 230 Community Health

HPR 240 Principles of Epidemiology or Pre-Professional Course

Introductory History (HI-1) core course*

Year Three — Fall

HPR 301 Health/Fitness Program Management § *

HPR 302 Fitness and Health Assessment § *

GP elective*

Health and Human Performance activity elective

Introductory Literature (LT-1) core course*

One (1) elective or pre-professional course

Year Three — Spring

HPR 304 Developing Physical Training Programs §

COM 300 Report Writing*

Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) core course8

Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) core course*

HPR 300 Essentials of Personal Training

Year Four — Fall

HPR 215 Introduction to Public Health or Pre-Professional Course

HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health §

HPR 410 Anatomical Kinesiology and Cardiovascular Physiology §

Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2) or Advanced Literature (LT-2) core course*

Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) core course*

Year Four — Spring

HPR 400 Internship § *

HPR 406 Stress Management (SS-1 core course)*

HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance § *

One (1) elective or pre-professional course

§ Requirement for the major

* Fulfills Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements. See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core and Course Descriptions for further information.

Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis

This emphasis area is intended for those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in physical therapy and includes coursework in biology and the physical sciences.

Internship Prerequisites: A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better; a grade of C- or better in HPR 202, HPR 260, HPR 302, HPR 304, and HPR 410; and a minimum of 12 credits earned at Marymount are needed to register for the internship.

Internship Requirements: When other requirements are completed, and minimum grade requirements are met, the student is placed in a 150-hour, 3-credit internship.

Minimum Grade Requirement: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade of C- in BIO 151, BIO 152, BIO 161, BIO 162, HPR 202, HPR 260, HPR 302, HPR 304, HPR 410, and HPR 415.

Degree Requirements — Health Sciences (Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis)

Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements

See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core for details.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University Requirements.

BIO 151 General Biology I

BIO 152 General Biology II

BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology II

CHM 151 Principles of Chemistry I

CHM 152 Principles of Chemistry II

HPR 201 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science

HPR 202 Exercise Physiology

HPR 225 Health Psychology

HPR 230 Community Health

HPR 260 Introduction to Sports Medicine

HPR 300 Essentials of Personal Training

HPR 301 Health/Fitness Program Management

HPR 302 Fitness and Health Assessment

HPR 304 Developing Physical Training Programs

HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health

HPR 400 Internship

HPR 406 Stress Management

HPR 410 Anatomical Kinesiology and Cardiovascular Physiology

HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance

MA 132 Statistical Analysis

MA 181 Calculus I, or MA 171 Calculus with Precalculus A and MA 172 Calculus with
Precalculus B

PHYS 271 General Physics I

PHYS 272 General Physics II

PSY 110 Human Growth and Development

Sample Degree Plan — Health Sciences (Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis)

Please note that this is a sample plan; all students must consult with an advisor in making course selections.

Year One — Fall

BIO 151 General Biology I (NS core course) § *

HPR 201 Introduction to Health and Exercise §

EN 101 Composition I (WR core course)*

PSY 110 Human Growth and Development (SS-1 core course)*

DSC 101 DISCOVER First-Year Seminar*

Year One — Spring

BIO 152 General Biology II §

HPR 230 Community Health §

EN 102 Composition II (WR core course)*

Introductory History (HI-1) core course*

TRS 100 Theological Inquiry (TRS-1 core course)*

Year Two — Fall

BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology I (NS core course) § *

HPR 225 Health Psychology § *

HPR 260 Introduction to Sports Medicine §

Global Perspectives (GP) course § *

Introductory Literature (LT-1) core course*

Year Two — Spring

BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology II §

HPR 202 Exercise Physiology §

MA 132 Statistical Analysis (MT core course) § *

PH 200 Introduction to Philosophy (PH-1 core course)*

Introductory Social Science (SS-1) core course*

Year Three — Fall

CHM 151 Principles of Chemistry I §

HPR 301 Health/Fitness Program Management § *

HPR 302 Fitness and Health Assessment § *

MA 181 Calculus I § or MA 171 Calculus with Precalulus A §

Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) core course*

Year Three — Spring

CHM 152 Principles of Chemistry II §

HPR 300 Essentials of Personal Training §

HPR 304 Developing Physical Training Programs §

HPR 406 Stress Management (SS-2 core course) § *

MA 172 Calculus with Precalculus B§c(if MA 171 was taken)

Year Four — Fall

HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health §

HPR 410 Anatomical Kinesiology and Cardiovascular Physiology §

PHYS 271 General Physics I §

Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) core course*

Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) core course*

Year Four — Spring

HPR 400 Internship § *

HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance § *

PHYS 272 General Physics II §

COM 300 Report Writing*

Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) core course*

Health sciences majors will satisfy the three-course university Writing-Intensive (WI) requirement in the following way. All majors must take HPR 301 Health/Fitness Program Management and HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance. Majors must take either COM 300 Report Writing or an additional WI course from the Liberal Arts Core or as a university elective.

§ Requirement for the major

* Fulfills Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements. See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core and Course Descriptions for further information.

The Combined B.S./M.S. Program in Health Education and Promotion

This dual program allows advanced students to complete a B.S. in health sciences and an M.S. in health education and promotion in five years.

Admission Requirements: In addition to meeting universitywide undergraduate admission requirements, undergraduate students with a major in health sciences must have the following prerequisites to apply:

  • 93 undergraduate credits completed (typically at the end of the junior year)
  • completion of all undergraduate health sciences course requirements for the major (28 credits) except HPR 340, HPR 406, HPR 410, and HPR 415
  • minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • minimum GPA in the major of 3.5
  • two recommendation letters (one of which must be from a health and human performance advisor)

Qualified students will take graduate health education and promotion courses during their senior year. These students are automatically admitted to the M.S. program at the end of their senior year, typically after completing a total of 120 undergraduate and graduate credits while maintaining the required GPAs. The GRE and interview are waived. Students complete 36 graduate credits in their fourth and fifth years of study to complete the M.S. in health education and promotion. Please see the university’s Graduate Catalog for details on the M.S. in health education and promotion program as well as graduate academic policies and course descriptions.

Graduate Student Status: Upon satisfactory completion of HPR 501, HPR 520, HPR 540, HPR 555, and the awarding of the B.S. degree in health sciences, the student attains full admission to the M.S. program and is subject to all graduate student policies and procedures.

Program Requirements — Health Sciences/Health Education and Promotion (B.S./M.S.)

Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements

See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core for details.

B.S./M.S. Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University Requirements.

BIO 151 General Biology I

BIO 152 General Biology II

BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology II

HPR 201 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science

HPR 202 Exercise Physiology

HPR 225 Health Psychology

HPR 240 Principles of Epidemiology or HPR 215 Introduction to Public Health

HPR 260 Introduction to Sports Medicine

HPR 300 Essentials of Personal Training

HPR 302 Fitness and Health Assessment

HPR 304 Developing Physical Training Programs

HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health

HPR 406 Stress Management

HPR 410 Anatomical Kinesiology and Cardiovascular Physiology

HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance

HPR 500 Exercise Physiology or HPR 534 Topics in Nutrition and Weight Measurement

HPR 501 Foundations of Health Education

HPR 502 Introduction to Public Health and Preventive Medicine

HPR 520 Epidemiology

HPR 540 Designing and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs

HPR 555 Health Communication

HPR 598 Internship

One (1) health and human performance activity elective

NU 591 Health Care Research

Six (6) credits in 500-level health and human performance electives

Six (6) credits in other 500-level electives

One of these courses satisfies a requirement for the M.S. in health education and promotion.

Sample Degree Plan — Health Sciences/Health Education and Promotion (B.S./M.S.)

Please note that this is a sample plan; all students must consult with an advisor in making course selections.

Year One — Fall

BIO 151 General Biology I (NS core course) § *

HPR 201 Introduction to Health and Exercise §

EN 101 Composition I (WR core course)*

PSY 110 Human Growth and Development (SS-1 core course)*

DSC 101 DISCOVER First-Year Seminar*

Year One — Spring

BIO 152 General Biology II §

HPR 202 Exercise Physiology §

EN 102 Composition II (WR core course)*

Mathematics (MT) core course*

TRS 100 Theological Inquiry (TRS-1 core course)*

Year Two — Fall

BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology I (NS core course) § *

HPR 260 Introduction to Sports Medicine §

PH 200 Introduction to Philosophy (PH-1 core course)*

Introductory Social Science (SS-1) core course*

One (1) elective

Year Two — Spring

BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology II §

Introductory Literature (LT-1) core course*

Introductory History (HI-1) core course*

Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) core course*

HPR 240 Principles of Epidemiology § † or elective

Year Three — Fall

HPR 225 Health Psychology § *

HPR 215 Introduction to Public Health § † or elective

HPR 302 Fitness and Health Assessment § *

Global Perspectives (GP) course

One (1) health and human performance activity elective §

One (1) Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) core courses*

Year Three — Spring

COM 300 Report Writing *

HPR 300 Essentials of Personal Training §

HPR 304 Developing Physical Training Programs §

One (1) Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) core course*

Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) core course*

Year Three — Summer

One (1) elective

Year Four — Fall

HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health §

HPR 410 Anatomical Kinesiology and Cardiovascular Physiology §

HPR 501 Foundations of Health Education §

HPR 540 Designing and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs §

Year Four — Spring

HPR 406 Stress Management (SS-2 core course) § *

HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance § *

HPR 520 Epidemiology §

HPR 555 Health Communication §

Year Four — Summer

HPR 502 Introduction to Public Health §

One (1) health and human performance or other graduate elective §

Year Five — Fall

Two (2) health and human performance or other graduate electives §

NU 591 Health Care Research §

Year Five — Spring

One (1) health and human performance or other graduate elective §

HPR 500 Exercise Physiology § or HPR 534 Topics in Nutrition and Weight Management § †

HPR 598 Internship § *

Health sciences majors will satisfy the three-course university Writing-Intensive (WI) requirement in the following way. All majors must take HPR 301 Health /Fitness Program Management and HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance. Majors must take either COM300 Report Writing or an additional WI course from the Liberal Arts Core or as a university elective.

§ Requirement for the major and/or graduate degree

Satisfies a requirement for the M.S. in health education and promotion

* Fulfills Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements. See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core and Course Descriptions for further information.

Health Sciences (Minor)

Admission Requirement: Students who are in good academic standing at the end of the freshman year may declare a minor in health sciences, health promotion emphasis.

Minimum Grade Requirements: A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in all courses applied to the minor.

Minor Requirements

HPR 201 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science

HPR 202 Exercise Physiology

HPR 302 Fitness and Health Assessment

HPR 304 Developing Physical Training Programs

HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health

Three (3) credits in HPR electives

Catalog Contents

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15

General Information

Admission

Financial Information

Academic Support Services

Academic Information and Policies

University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core

Academic Opportunities

Undergraduate Programs

Course Descriptions

University Leadership

Notices to Students

Index