Senate Document Number 9809S
Date of Senate Approval 04/30/09
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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:
APC Document 80: Delete HWP 182 as a required course for HWP majors;
Change required courses for the major in HWP
Effective Date: Fall 2009
1. Delete: On page 157, the entry for HWP 182:
182 Principles of Emergency Medical Care (1)
The study of the critical concepts of responding to medical emergencies. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills necessary to help sustain life and to minimize the pain and consequences of injury or acute illness under differing circumstances and conditions. Qualifies students for CPR certification. Additional topics include prevention of injury and illness, healthy lifestyle awareness, and the assessment of environmental and personal habits to reduce injury and illness. Fall and Spring.
Eliminating this course will reduce the number of required hours in the major saving departmental resources by reducing the need for adjunct faculty and the equipment and supplies the course required.
The department has agreed that, although the CPR certification will remain as a qualification for the Internship requirement, the process of obtaining this certification can be implemented through a different format such as an evening or weekend workshop. This will save substantial departmental resources as well as student time.
2. Delete: On page 151, under Major in Health and Wellness Promotion:
I. Required courses in the major—25 hours: HWP 153, 154 or 155; 182, 225, 253, 310, 325, 380, 420, 459.
II. Required courses outside the major—23 hours including BIOL 223 or 338; PSYC 320; SOC 221, 312; STAT 185; and a minimum of 6 additional hours selected from the following: HWP 322, 330, 499; BIOL 108; ENVR 130, 336; MMAS 121; MGMT 220, 325, 350, 357, 421, 453; PHIL 213, 303, 313; PSYC 102, 200, 225, 307, 344; SOC 100, 223, 225, 260, 302, 335, 362, 402, 420. Special Topics courses may be substituted with written permission from the program director. Students are encouraged to take BIOL 123 and 124 to fulfill the ILS Lab Science requirement.
Add: On page 151, in place of deleted entry:
I. Required courses in the major—30 hours: HWP 153, 154 or 155; HWP 335 or 345;
HWP 350 or 360; HWP 225, 253, 310, 325, 380, 420, 459.
II. Additional required courses—17 hours including one course from BIOL 223, 338 or HWP 284; SOC 221 or SOC 312; STAT 185; and a minimum of 6 additional hours selected in consultation with the department advisor. Special Topics courses may be substituted with written permission from the program director.
The net impact will be one-hour less required of HWP majors, but the primary result will be a shift of hours from courses taught outside the department to ones taught by the three HWP faculty.
The changes will mean slight decreases in enrollment in the courses from other departments being dropped from the HWP major -- ENVR 130, 336; MMAS 121; MGMT 220, 325, 350, 357, 421, 453; PHIL 213, 303, 313; PSYC 102, 200, 225, 307, 320, 344; SOC 100, 223, 225, 260, 302, 335, 362, 402, 420. An increase in enrollment in SOC 312 and SOC 221 is anticipated.
HWP 360, HWP 350, and HWP 284 have all been taught two or more times as special topics courses and fit comfortably within current faculty loads.
The original HWP major was drafted before the department had sufficient full-time tenure-track positions to offer the necessary courses. Enrollment growth in the department has allowed the university to expand the department allowing it to offer more health promotion and health science specific content for HWP majors alleviating the burden on other departments. The proposed changes are part of an ongoing effort to improve the curriculum to meet student needs and conform to discipline standards while still working within the university’s resource constraints. The two Sociology courses are retained because they address socio cultural issues relevant to the study of HWP.