THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

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Senate Document Number†† ††9609S

 

Date of Senate Approval†††† 04/30/09

 

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

APC Document 78:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Edit requirements for minor in Health Promotion;

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Delete minor in Sports Medicine

 

Effective Date: Fall 2009

 

 

1. Delete:††††††††† On page 152, under Minor in Health and Wellness Promotion:

 

23 hours, including: BIOL 223 or 338; one course from HWP 153, 154 or 155; HWP 182, 225, 253, 325, 420; SOC 221 or 312. Students are encouraged to take BIOL 123 and 124 to fulfill the ILS Lab Science requirement.

 

††† Add:†††††††††††† On page 152, in place of deleted entry:

 

25 hours, including: one course from BIOL 223, 338 or HWP 284; one course from HWP 153, 154 or 155; HWP 225, 253, 325, 355, 360, 420.

 

Impact:

The change increases the number of hours for the minor in Health Promotion by two.††††††

 

Rationale:

The changes reflect other changes made to the Health and Wellness curriculum.

 

 

 

2. Delete:††††††††† On page 153, the entire entry for Minor in Sports Medicine:

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Minor in Sports Medicine

19 hours distributed as follows: HWP 220, 320, 321, 322, 421, 420. Students who minor in Sports Medicine are encouraged to take HWP 153, 154, or 155 to meet the Integrative Liberal Studies requirement for Health and Wellness.

 

 

Impact:

The elimination of the Sports Medicine minor will save substantial departmental resources by reducing the need for adjunct faculty as well as a large amount of non-reusable supplies. The number of students enrolled in this minor, after spring 2009 is zero; student numbers have consistently decreased due to the inability to gain necessary skills needed to pursue a career in Athletic Training.

 

Rationale:

There are numerous reasons for the elimination of the Sports Medicine minor including both the high cost of equipment and the lack of qualified faculty to supervise and implement the experiential nature of this curriculum. In addition, accreditation of this program by the National Athletic Trainerís Association is nearly impossible due to the lack of instructional equipment, qualified faculty, and need for substantial changes in the minor that should include numerous courses that are of the clinical nature.