College of Health Sciences and Human Services
  Elizabeth G. Blodgett, Dean
  Judy Brookhiser, Assistant Dean
  107C Spplied Science Building   270-762-3590
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Department of Nursing
Department of Occupational Safety and Health
Department of Social Work, Criminal Justice and Gerontology
Department of Wellness and Therapeutic Sciences

The College of Health Sciences and Human Services offers an array of exemplary accredited practice-based programs designed to prepare students for careers in some of the nation's most important and rapidly growing fields. The disciplines offered in the college include nursing, occupational safety and health, social work, criminal justice, communication disorders, nutrition, dietetics, and food management, exercise science, athletic training and recreation & leisure services.

The College of Health Sciences and Human Services is organized into four departments: Nursing, Occupational Safety and Health, Social Work, Criminal Justice and Gerontology, and Wellness & Therapeutic Sciences.

The Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.); a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (R.N.-B.S.N.), and a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.). Both the B.S.N. and M.S.N. programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Trover Foundation/MSU program in anesthesia is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs.

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health offers a nationally recognized program leading to a bachelor of science degree and master of science degree in occupational safety and health. The Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ASAC/ABET) has accredited both programs. The B.S. degree has options in both occupational safety and health, and environmental safety and health. The department also offers a technical minor in occupational safety and health.

The Department of Social Work, Criminal Justice and Gerontology offers degree options in three areas. The Council on Social Work Education accredits the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) program. The Criminal Justice program offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in criminal justice with concentrations in corrections and law enforcement. The department also offers a minor in social gerontology. Students in the degree programs have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working in a variety of settings in agencies in the region and the state. The faculty represents a number of disciplinary specializations such as criminal law, police administration, child abuse prevention and crisis intervention. The staff is one of the most ethnically diverse on the MSU campus.

The Department of Wellness and Therapeutic Sciences includes a number of programs that deal with health promotion and therapeutic sciences. The programs include communication disorders, exercise science with wellness and athletic training options, recreation and leisure services with outdoor and therapeutic options, and nutrition, dietetics and food management. A minor in youth and nonprofit leadership is also offered.

Bachelor of science degrees are offered in communication disorders and a master of science degree in speech-language pathology. The master's program is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The program also operates the Murray State University Speech and Hearing Clinic. The clinic offers a full range of speech-language pathology and audiological services to individuals of all ages throughout the western Kentucky area.

Bachelor of science degrees are offered in exercise science with wellness or athletic training options. A master of science in exercise and leisure studies is also offered.

Bachelor of science degrees are offered in nutrition, dietetics and food management. The dietetics emphasis prepares graduates to become Registered Dietitians (R.D.) after completing a six-month to one-year internship after graduation. The program offers the post-graduate internship approved by Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

Bachelor of science degrees are offered in recreation and leisure services with outdoor or therapeutic options. Outdoor recreation graduates are eligible to take the national examination to become Certified Park and Recreation Professionals (CPRP) and therapeutic recreation graduates are eligible to take the national examination to become Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS).

The Department of Wellness and Therapeutic Sciences is also home to American Humanics, which sponsors a minor in youth and nonprofit leadership. This program prepares students for leadership and volunteer roles in youth, human service, and nonprofit organizations. American humanics programs are designed to develop the whole person—mind, body, and spirit for service to others.

 
Department of Nursing
121 Mason Hall
270-762-2193

Chair: Marcia B. Hobbs. Faculty: Byers, Cooper, France, Garth, Hartman, Hobbs, Kearney, Manley, Minor, Myatt, Nygaard, Perlow, Powell, Ridley, Whiffen.

The Department of Nursing offers two degree programs, the baccalaureate program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) and the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), both of which are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The M.S.N., Anesthesia Option, is also accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

The purpose of the undergraduate nursing program is to prepare:
• a liberally educated individual;
• a professional graduate who practices as a generalist;
• one who is qualified to pursue graduate study in nursing.

Upon completing the program of study, students will be eligible to apply to write the licensing examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN)1.

The baccalaureate nursing program is composed of two semesters of pre-nursing and six semesters of full-time study in the arts, sciences, and nursing. Upon completion of necessary prerequisite courses, students may apply for formal admission to the nursing program. This typically occurs the beginning of the sophomore year of study. The student should request the application from the assigned faculty advisor. Proof of up-to-date immunizations and tuberculin testing must be submitted with the application. The prerequisite courses for admission consideration are ENG 101, ENG 102, CHE 105, CHE 106, BIO 101, BIO 227, BIO 228, and PSY 180. A grade point average of 2.50 and 30 hours completed are the minimum standards for admission into the program. Admission is based on available space. Students are expected to maintain a grade point average of at least 2.00 and may pursue either a full-time or part-time (with approval) course of study. Licensed practical nurses may apply for NUR 204 credit upon successful completion of NUR 200, 201, and 205.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all course work. Any course with a grade of less than C must be repeated if it is needed for graduation. Students must pass both theory and clinical practice in all clinical nursing courses or the entire course must be repeated. Once a student has a clinical failure, the student will receive an E for the course and may not withdraw from the course, regardless of the university calendar. If a transfer student earned a D or E in a nursing course, it counts as a first failure in the MSU program. A student who must repeat a course is admitted to future courses on a space-available basis.

If a grade less than C is received in one nursing course, the student may repeat the course as soon as it is offered on a space-available basis. If a grade less than CC), the student is dismissed from the program, and is not eligible for readmission to the same option (the options are basic B.S.N. and R.N.-B.S.N.). is received in one nursing course for the second time, the course cannot be repeated and the student is not eligible for readmission. If two nursing courses are failed (less than a

Prior to admission to clinical experiences, students are responsible for obtaining, maintaining and providing official documentation of professional liability insurance (minimum of one million dollars) and current CPR certification. Admission deadlines are May 1, for fall semesters and the third week of November for spring semesters. Some clinical facilities may require drug screening and criminal background checks.

Students are responsible for the purchase of uniforms, miscellaneous equipment and transportation during their program of study. Undergraduate nursing course clinical hours are calculated on a one-credit-hour-to-three-clinical-hour ratio. Clinical courses usually require more clinical hours than are listed in the class schedules. Students are encouraged to check with advisors about the necessary time commitment.

Detailed information about these and other policies, such as academic honesty and confidentiality, is available from the Department of Nursing and in the MSU Student Handbook.

For further information write: Department of Nursing, Murray State University, 120 Mason Hall, Murray KY 42071-3302.

1Applicants must submit a certified copy of the court record of each misdemeanor or felony conviction and a letter of explanation that addresses each conviction. (201 KAR 20:270).


AREA:
Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

CIP 51.1601.01

ACCREDITED BY:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

University Studies Requirements 43 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Social Sciences:
PSY 180 General Psychology
Note: See required courses below before selecting mathematics and science University Studies electives.

Required Courses 79-80 hrs
BIO 101 Biological Concepts1
or
BIO 221 Zoology: Animal Form and Function
BIO 227 Human Anatomy
BIO 228 Human Anatomy Laboratory
BIO 229 Human Physiology
BIO 230 Human Physiology Laboratory
BIO 300 Introductory Microbiology
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I1
CHE 106 Introductory Chemistry II1
NTN 230 Nutrition
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics1
or
PSY 300 Principles and Methods of Statistical Analysis
or
PSY 591 Statistics
NUR 099 Freshman Orientation (Basic BSN only)
NUR 200 Introduction to Nursing Concepts
NUR 201 Nursing Assessment
NUR 204 Nursing Practice Fundamentals
NUR 205 Pharmacology in Nursing
NUR 303 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families
NUR 304 Nursing Care of Childrearing Families
NUR 311 Nursing Care of Adults I
NUR 312 Nursing Care of Adults II
NUR 314 Introduction to the Process and Practice of Professional Nursing (RNs only)
NUR 401 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
NUR 403 Community Health Nursing
NUR 404 Leadership and Management in Nursing
NUR 405 The Nursing Profession and Health Care Delivery
NUR 406 Introduction to Research in Nursing
NUR 407 Integration Practicum (Basic BSN only)
NUR elective (RNs only)
GUI 592 Group Processes
or one of the following courses:
COM 353 Team Communication and Leadership
COM 357 Communication and Critical Thought
COM 384 Communication Skills for Professionals
COM 385 Organizational Communication

Unrestricted Electives 3 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 125 hrs
1Required for area if not taken as University Studies elective.


AREA:
Nursing/RN to BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

CIP 51.1601.02

Registered nursing students may complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree in nursing at Murray State University. Selected nursing courses may be earned by validation. The remaining nursing hours are taken from the above nursing area curriculum.

 
Department of Occupational Safety and Health
157 Collins Center
270-762-2488

Chair: David G. Kraemer. Faculty: Atieh, Begley, Bernard, Fender, Keller, Kraemer, Mason, Nichols, Purcell.

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health provides related curriculum offerings at the baccalaureate level. Service courses are offered for individuals majoring in other fields such as business, science, health, psychology, education, and engineering technology. The department also offers a technical minor and a Master of Science degree. The degree programs provide the technical and professional knowledge required by individuals pursuing careers in accident prevention, loss-control management and supervision, inspection and control of occupational hazards, industrial hygiene or environmental health and safety.

The occupational safety and health option is designed to provide the technical and professional knowledge required by individuals pursuing professional careers in accident prevention, loss control management and supervision, inspection and control of occupational hazards, and industrial hygiene.

The environmental health and safety option is designed to provide the technical and professional knowledge required by individuals pursuing professional careers in environmental issues and affairs such as water quality, air quality and solid and hazardous waste management.

Program options in the Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in occupational safety and health are accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ASAC/ABET).


AREA:
Occupational Safety and Health

Bachelor of Science

CIP 15.0701

PROGRAM OPTIONS ACCREDITED BY:
Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ASAC/ABET).

University Studies Requirements 46 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
MAT 230 Technical Math II
•Social Sciences:
PSY 180 General Psychology
University Studies Electives:
CHE 210 Brief Organic Chemistry
CHE 215 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
PHY 125 Brief Introductory Physics
PHY 126 Brief Introductory Physics Lab

Required Core Courses 52-53 hrs
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology1
ENG 324 Technical Writing
ITD 120 Manufacturing Processes and Materials
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
or
PSY 300 Principles and Methods of Statistical Analysis
OSH 099 Freshman Orientation
OSH 192 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
OSH 287 OSHA Standards for General Industry and Construction
OSH 299 Professional Development Seminar I
OSH 310 Fire and Emergency Preparedness Preplanning
OSH 311 Hazardous Materials and Emergency Planning
OSH 320 Environmental and Occupational Health Engineering Technology
OSH 353 Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace
OSH 370 Professional Internship I
OSH 420 Industrial Hygiene I
OSH 425 Physical Agents
OSH 450 Practical Application Lab
OSH 452 Systems Approach to Hazard Control
OSH 550 Safety and Health Program Management and Training
OSH 591 Engineering and Technical Aspects of Safety

Required Option Courses 30 hrs

Occupational Safety and Health Option
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management
OSH 101 Emergency Medical Training
OSH 384 Construction Safety
OSH 445 Fundamentals of Loss Control
OSH 546 Fundamentals of Risk Control
Technical electives: 11 hrs approved by advisor (chosen from list below)

Environmental Health and Safety Option
CET 341 Water Quality Technology
CET 342 Air Quality Technology
CET 353 Solid Hazardous Waste Technology
OSH 511 Hazardous Waste Site Operations
OSH 523 Occupational Diseases
OSH 527 Air Contaminants and Industrial Ventilation
Technical electives: 12 hrs approved by advisor (chosen from list below)

Technical Electives (choose from the following)
CET 310 Anatomy of Buildings
CET 341 Water Quality Technology
CET 342 Air Quality Technology
CET 353 Solid Hazardous Waste Technology

CET 385 Heavy Construction Cost Estimating
or
CET 386 Building Construction Cost Estimating
CET 480 Construction Planning and Management
CET 483 Construction Materials
CHE 120 Chemical Laboratory Safety
CHE 330 Basic Biochemistry
CHE 352 Basic Chemical Instrumentation
COM 384 Communication Skills for Professionals
COM 387 Intercultural Communication
COM 481 Conflict and Communication
CRJ 355 Security in Business and Industry
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management
MGT 550 Human Resource Management
MGT 555 Training and Development
MGT 575 Labor Management Relations
OSH 101 Emergency Medical Training
OSH 301 Product Liability
OSH 371 Professional Internship II
OSH 384 Construction Safety
OSH 453 Human Factors in Safety Engineering
OSH 499 Professional Development Seminar II
OSH 511 Hazardous Waste Site Operations
OSH 523 Occupational Diseases
OSH 527 Air Contaminants and Industrial Ventilation
OSH 536 Motor Fleet Safety
OSH 546 Fundamentals of Risk Control
OSH 571 Problems in Safety and Health
OSH 578 Workshop in Safety and Health
PSY 584 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Total Curriculum Requirements 128-129 hrs
1CSC 199 can be substituted by another computer related course with advisor's approval.

Occupational Safety and Health Minor 22 hrs
OSH 101, 192, 287, 420, and six hours from OSH 310, 353, 452. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

 
Department of Social Work, Criminal Justice and Gerontology
101S Oakley Applied Science Building
270-762-2506

Chair: Steven H. Jones Faculty: Chakradhar, Elliott, Ferreira, King, Lucko, Miller, Pittman-Munke, Wylie.

The Department of Social Work, Criminal Justice and Gerontology offers an area in social work, a major in criminal justice, and minors in social work, criminal justice and gerontology.

Social Work
The primary purpose of the social work program is to prepare students for entry-level professional generalist practice as social workers in a variety of social service agencies and organizations. To accomplish this purpose, a well-developed curriculum is offered which is responsive to the social problems and issues confronting society today, and which provides students a stimulating and provocative approach to preparing themselves for a
social work career. The undergraduate social work program is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The social work program is designed to meet the career interests of students in such fields as family and children's services, health, mental health, aging, education and corrections. Undergraduate social work practitioners work in such settings as: recreational programs for children; group homes; public and private child welfare programs; public assistance programs; public housing programs; domestic violence shelters; hospitals; nursing homes; home health agencies; programs serving the chronically mentally ill; alcohol/drug rehabilitation and prevention programs; programs serving persons with physical and/or developmental disabilities; senior citizens programs; preschools; elementary and secondary schools; probation and parole; prisons and other court-related programs. Another important function of the program is to provide a sound academic foundation for students entering graduate study in social work or related fields of human service.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all social work course work. Any social work course with a grade of less than C must be repeated.

Requirements for Admission-Social Work Program
In order to be admitted to the social work program, a student must 1) have completed 60 semester hours of course work with a minimum GPA of 2.50; 2) have completed SWK 101, 201, 225, 301, and 302 with a minimum GPA of 2.50 and no grades below C; 3) pass an examination designed to assess writing ability; 4) complete an application for admission to the program; 5) be successfully reviewed by the social work program admissions committee; 6) complete any other requirements or testing that the social work program admissions committee deems necessary for admission; and 7) sign a statement indicating that he/she has read and will follow the code of ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.

Field Practicum
In order to be admitted to SWK 499 Field Practicum, a student must 1) have been formally admitted to the social work program; 2) have completed SWK 310, 311, 312, 313 and 498; and 3) be successfully reviewed by the social work field education review committee.

Gerontology
Through this minor, students learn about the aging process, services for the elderly, and the techniques for working with the elderly. The 21-hour minor in social gerontology combines course work in several disciplines including sociology, social work, psychology and therapeutic recreation. A minor in gerontology provides students with the background they need to provide services to older people.


AREA:
Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work Degree

CIP 44.0701

ACCREDITED BY:
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

University Studies Requirements 49-55 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Note: The social work area requires 12 hours of specific social science selections (see below) in addition to the university requirements of CIV 101 and 102.

University Studies selections must include:
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
Social Sciences:
ECO 140 Contemporary Economics
University Studies Electives:
POL 140 American National Government
PSY 180 General Psychology
Additional Required University Studies Electives:
SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology

Required Courses 49 hrs
SWK 099 Freshman Orientation
SWK 101 Introduction to Social Work
SWK 201 Social Work and Social Welfare
SWK 225 Human Diversity
SWK 301 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
SWK 302 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
SWK 303 Principles and Methods of Research
SWK 304 Quantitative Methods
SWK 310 Social Work Practice I
SWK 312 Social Work Practice II
SWK 313 Social Work Practice III
SWK 350 Social Welfare Policies and Services
SWK 498 Senior Seminar
SWK 499 Field Practicum

Required Limited Electives 6 hrs
choose two of the following:
SWK 305 Services to Older Americans
SWK 315 Addiction: Treatment and Society
SWK 336 Family Violence
SWK 345 School Social Work
SWK 355 Perspectives on Women
SWK 365 Crisis Intervention
SWK 370 Gerontological Social Work Theory
SWK 375 Social Work in Health Care Settings
SWK 385 Social Work in Mental Health Settings
SWK 395 Substance Abuse Prevention
SWK 405 Child Abuse and Neglect
SWK 410 Enhancing Safety and Permanency
SWK 415 Child Abuse Interventions
SWK 425 HIV Disease: The Individual and Society
SWK 426 Spirituality and Social Work Practice
SWK 460 Topical Seminar
SWK 525 Case Management: Theory and Practice

Co-Requirements for Area 18 hrs
PSY 581 Abnormal Psychology
YNL 502 Workshop in Financial Resource Development
SWK elective (3 hrs)
and either:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
or
OSY 120 Introduction to Information Processing
and two of the following:
ANT 140 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANT 344 The Black Experience
ANT 596 The Minority Elderly
CRJ 325 Criminal Justice Ethics
CRJ 385 Violent Crime
CRJ 425 Terrorism
CRJ 445 Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Criminal Justice
CRJ 533 Juvenile Delinquency
CRJ 537 Juvenile Justice Procedures
NTN 233 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle
PSY 221 Psychology of Human Sexuality
PSY 261 Child Psychology
PSY 262 Adolescent Psychology
PSY 263 Psychology of the Adult
PSY 264 Psychology of Aging
SPA 101 Fundamental Communications in Spanish
SPA 102 Social Interactions in Spanish
SPA 103 Elementary Spanish Conversation I
SPA 105 Introduction to Hispanic Culture
SPA 110 Basic Conversational Spanish
SPA 201 Intercultural Communications in Spanish
YNL 350 Program Administration in Youth and Human Service Organizations
YNL 351 Leadership and Support Systems in Youth and Human Service Organizations

Unrestricted Elective 3 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128-134 hrs

Gerontology Minor 21 hrs
GTY 264, 305, 341, 520, plus nine hours of limited electives. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

Social Welfare Minor 21 hrs
SWK 101, 201, 225, 301, 302, and choose two of the following: SWK 303, 304, 311, 315 336, 345, 350, 355, 365, 370, 375, 385, 395, 405, 410, 415, 425, 426, 437, or 460. Social work minors are not permitted to take SWK 312, 313, 498, or 499. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.


Criminal Justice

The criminal justice program affords students a broad-based overview of the criminal justice system and its components as well as the ability to specialize in an area of the student's interest. Through the choice of electives, students can emphasize policing, corrections, the nature of crime, and crime causation. Criminal justice graduates are prepared for a variety of professional careers as well as graduate studies in criminal justice or law.

This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. The university studies component provides the necessary liberal arts education, while the criminal justice major further develops the student's oral, written, analytical, leadership, and problem-solving skills. Internship experiences are available during the junior and senior years in a variety of agencies.

The faculty encourages all students to be actively involved in student organizations, which provide a way for students to network with criminal justice practitioners. Two criminal justice student organizations are available: Lambda Alpha Epsilon, an academic fraternity of the American Criminal Justice Association; and Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Requirements for Admission-Criminal Justice Program
In order to be admitted to the criminal justice major or minor, a student must 1) have completed 30 semester hours with a minimum GPA of 2.50; and 2) have completed CRJ 140 with a C or better. All students declaring, transferring in, or changing to criminal justice must follow the graduation requirements in the latest MSU Bulletin. Transfer students and new intended majors must take CRJ 099 and CRJ 140 prior to full admission to the criminal justice program.


MAJOR:
Criminal Justice1

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 43.0104

Note: All criminal justice majors and minors must: 1) maintain a GPA of 2.50 in all coursework taken at Murray State University; and 2) must earn a grade of CC must repeat the course if it is a required course.) or better in all CRJ courses counting towards the major or minor, including CRJ electives. (Students who earn less than a

University Studies Requirements 43-49 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
Science and Mathematics:
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics2
Social Sciences:
POL 140 American National Government
University Studies Electives:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
PSY 180 General Psychology
SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology
or
SOC 231 Social Problems

Note: A minimum grade of C is required in ENG 101 and 102, from all students (including transfers) majoring or minoring in criminal justice.

Required Courses 34 hrs
CRJ 099 Freshman Orientation
CRJ 140 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 220 Law Enforcement
CRJ 240 Corrections
CRJ 300 Crime and Criminals
CRJ 303 Principles and Methods of Research
CRJ 320 Juvenile Justice
CRJ 325 Criminal Justice Ethics
CRJ 440 Criminal Justice Administration
CRJ 445 Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Criminal Justice
CRJ 480 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
One 300- or 400-level criminal law course with advisor approval

Required Limited Electives 6 hrs
(Approved by advisor.)

400/500-level CRJ elective (not CRJ 488 or 489)
One upper-level CRJ elective

Note: Only three hours of credit toward the major may be received from CRJ 305, 488, or 489.

Required Minor3 21 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 15-21 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 125 hrs
1No substitutions and/or alterations in the above curriculum shall be made without the written approval of a criminal justice faculty advisor.
2Students may take another MAT course and one of the following statistics courses: MAT 135, PSY 300, or CIS 243 and CIS 343.
3A second major can replace the required minor.

Criminal Justice Minor 21 hrs
CRJ 140 and 300; two courses from 220, 240, 320, or 355; and nine hours of CRJ electives approved by a department advisor. Only three hours are allowed from CRJ 305, 488, or 489. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University. Students must maintain a 2.50 overall GPA and can only apply courses with a C or better toward the minor. A minimum grade of C in ENG 101 and 102 is required of all students (including transfers) minoring in criminal justice. Students are expected to take necessary prerequisites listed under CRJ course descriptions. No substitutions and/or alterations in the above curriculum shall be made without written approval of a criminal justice faculty advisor. A minimum 2.50 GPA is required for admission and retention in the criminal justice major or minor.

 
Department of Wellness and Therapeutic Sciences
108 Carr Health Building
270-762-6802

Chair: Corky Broughton Faculty: Communication Disorders-Blodgett, Brown, Hammons, Hart, Kleinhans, Miller, Payne; Exercise Science-Erdmann, Rice, Wiggins; Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Management-Crouch, Frame, Timmons; Recreation and Leisure Services-Brookhiser, Broughton, Gowen, Rogers; Youth and Nonprofit leadership-Weis.

The Department of Wellness and Therapeutic Sciences is comprised of five program areas: communication disorders, exercise science, nutrition, dietetics and food management, pre-occupational therapy, and recreation and leisure services. A minor in youth and nonprofit leadership is also offered.

Communication Disorders
The division of communication disorders provides pre-professional undergraduate and professional graduate training leading to certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and to Kentucky certification and licensure in speech-language pathology. Degrees offered in this program include a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.0 in the first four communications disorders courses (CDI 205, 215, 310, and 340) in order to enroll in further CDI coursework. An area grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained to enroll in further CDI courses, with the exception of CDI 452 and CDI 550. In addition, students enrolled in 400 and 500 level courses in CDI are expected to maintain an overall grade point average of 2.75. Each required area course must be passed with a C or better.


AREA:
Communication Disorders

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree
CIP 51.0204

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); graduate training accredited by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

University Studies Requirements 44-60 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
or
COM 181 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Science and Mathematics:
One biological science course
One physical science course
Social Sciences:
PSY 180 General Psychology
University Studies Electives:
ENG 224 Writing in the Professions

Required Courses 48 hrs
CDI 099 Freshman Orientation
CDI 205 Introduction to Communication Disorders
CDI 215 Clinical Phonetics
CDI 310 Anatomy and Physiology
CDI 315 Speech Science
CDI 325 Communication Disorders I
CDI 340 Speech and Language Development
CDI 345 Communication Disorders II
CDI 405 Audiology
CDI 451 Aural Rehabilitation
CDI 465 Neuroanatomy and Physiology for the Speech-Language Pathologist
CDI 470 Clinical Methods I
CDI 472 Clinical Methods II
CDI 474 Practicum (2 semesters)
CDI 482 Augmentative Alternative Communication
CDI 550 Neuromuscular Disorders
ENG 310 Linguistics and English Grammars

Required Support Courses 21 hrs
CDI 480 School Services for Communication Disorders
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
or
PSY 260 Lifespan Development
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities
COM 387 Intercultural Communication
or
SWK 225 Human Diversity
Choose three courses from the following:
CDI 452 Signing Exact English I
COM 357 Communication and Critical Thought
COM 381 Interpersonal Communication
COM 384 Communication Skills for Professionals
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education
ENG 328 Standard English Usage
FCS 210 Child Development I
GTY 264 Psychology of Aging
GTY 305 Services to Older Americans
HEA 191 Personal Health
PSY 304 Psychology of Learning and Memory
PSY 322 Motivation

Required Limited Electives 3 hrs
Choose from the following:
GTY 520 Leisure and Aging
PSY 545 Behavior Modification
PSY 581 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 589 Personality
SED 526 Introduction to Early Education of Children with Disabilities
SED 552 Functional Behavior Analysis
TSL 533 Language and Culture

Required Toward K-12 Certification1 12 hrs
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking2
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology2
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education1
, 3
HEA 191 Personal Health
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development2

Note: A teaching certificate is required to obtain a tenured position as an SLP in Kentucky schools. Specific undergraduate courses must be taken and grade requirements met before a student can meet qualifications for a teaching certificate. Students should meet with academic advisors to ensure they meet these requirements.

Unrestricted Electives 0-9 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 125-132 hrs
1These courses are required only for students pursuing public school certification. Although these courses are taken at the bachelor's level, requirements for certification are completed at the master's level.
2May be taken as a University Studies elective.
3May be taken as a Required Support course.


Exercise Science

The area in exercise science is enhanced by choosing an area of emphasis from either wellness or athletic training. With the exception of first semester freshman, all students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and have completed all developmental courses prior to declaring exercise science as an area. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required prior to enrollment in several senior-level courses. The 2.5 GPA must be maintained to graduate.

Students who choose the wellness option will work with other health care professionals to provide clients with information designed to manage and prevent health issues associated with physical activity. Job opportunities involve interaction with a variety of health related professions including hospital wellness centers, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, corporate fitness programs, private industry and other wellness related facilities. Students should enjoy working with adults interested in
developing healthier lifestyles through a combination of educational programs and exercise. Educational opportunities involve classroom and practical experiences focusing on life sciences and preventive health.

An athletic trainer is a qualified health care professional educated and experienced in the management of health care problems associated with physical activity. In cooperation with physicians and other health care personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, and other health care settings. Through a combination of formal classroom instruction and clinical experience, the athletic trainer is prepared to apply a wide variety of specific health care skills and knowledge.

Requirements for Admission Exercise Science/Athletic Training Emphasis
Students should understand that a considerable time commitment is required to successfully complete all the requirements in the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP). Incoming freshmen will be conditionally admitted to the ATEP for their first semester to observe in the Murray State University Athletic Training Room. Students must maintain a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, complete at least 30 observation hours, meet the Technical Standards (found at referenced website below), and apply by the dates given (February 15 or the first Friday after the fall semester begins) for consideration of admission into the ATEP. Reviewed materials for admission are applications, interviews of the candidates, overall GPA, ACT/SAT scores, experience, certifications/professional memberships, performance reviews during their observation hours, college courses completed, and three letters of recommendation. Only those candidates admitted into the ATEP may take the clinical experience courses (EXS 270, 271, 371, 372, and 472). These courses must be taken in residence at MSU. Students may transfer into the program before their junior year, based upon their credentials, courses completed at other institution(s), space availability, and permission from the ATEP Director. Transfer student candidates may transfer in EXS 301, 390, 402, 403, 420, and 471 only after departmental approval.

A grade below a C for a major course is unacceptable and must be retaken the next semester offered. Students must achieve a cumulative overall GPA of 2.5 or higher prior to enrolling in EXS 471 and graduating from the ATEP. Students must maintain confidentiality at the clinical site(s), show respect for faculty, staff, and student-athletes at all times, and demonstrate adequate performance of the Essential Skills (found at referenced web site below) to be admitted and retained in the ATEP.

All students must meet the Technical Standards established to assure the health and safety of the candidate, other athletic training students, faculty and staff, and student-athletes or other physically active persons. All candidates are required to complete a physical exam upon acceptance into the ATEP and provide proof of proper immunizations and either proof of Hepatitis B vaccination (HBV) or a signed waiver.

All full-time athletic trainers carry personal liability insurance to a level of no less that $1,000,000/incident, $3,000,000 aggregate. Athletic training students and graduate assistants in the athletic training education program are covered at the same level under a blanket policy that is renewed annually. Athletic training students are responsible for the cost of this policy. Athletic training students must be covered under this policy prior to beginning clinical rotations or field experiences. Other costs to the student include purchasing proper attire to be worn at the clinical sites and any costs associated with annual CPR Training. The
Athletic Training Program attempts to keep these costs at a minimum.

Athletic training students are required to provide their own transportation to their Clinical Experience Sites.

Any student who, after reasonable accommodations, cannot perform the Essential Skills may not be permitted to continue in the ATEP. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Director, Office of Equal Opportunity/ADA Coordinator, Murray State University, to request a reasonable accommodation. All requests for accommodation must be accompanied by appropriate documentation from a qualified professional referencing the condition and specific need for the accommodation requested.

Please refer to the ATEP web site at: www.murraystate.edu/academics/hshs/wts/athletictraining.htm or contact the director at (270) 762-4517 or e-mail the department for further information.


AREA:
Exercise Science/Athletic Training Emphasis

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 31.0505

The program is under review by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Accreditation decision pending July 2005.

University Studies Requirements 45-46 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
or
COM 181 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
or
BIO 221 Zoology: Animal Form and Function
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
or
CHE 201 General College Chemistry
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics or higher math
Social Sciences:
PSY 180 General Psychology
University Studies Electives:
See advisor before choosing electives.

Core Courses 38 hrs
BIO 229 Human Physiology
BIO 230 Human Physiology Laboratory
EXS 099 Freshman Orientation
EXS 301 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
EXS 310 Exercise Concepts in Special Populations
EXS 333 Theory and Techniques in Strength and Conditioning
EXS 375 Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
EXS 380 Sports Medicine Pharmacology
EXS 400 Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance
EXS 450 Exercise Physiology
EXS 471 Administration in Exercise Science
EXS 475 Kinesiology
EXS 485 Sport and Exercise Psychology

NTN 230 Nutrition

Athletic Training Courses 37 hrs
BIO 227 Human Anatomy
BIO 228 Human Anatomy Laboratory
EXS 250 Anatomical Concepts in Wellness
EXS 270 Clinical Experience I
EXS 271 Clinical Experience II
EXS 320 Evaluation of Non-orthopedic Conditions
EXS 371 Clinical Experience III
EXS 372 Clinical Experience IV
EXS 390 Therapeutic Modalities
EXS 402 Evaluation of the Lower Extremity
EXS 403 Evaluation of the Upper Extremity
EXS 420 Rehabilitation Techniques
EXS 472 Clinical Experience V
OSH 101 Emergency Medical Training

Total Curriculum Requirements 120-121 hrs


AREA:
Exercise Science/Wellness Emphasis

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 31.0505

The program is under review by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Accreditation decision pending July 2005.

University Studies Requirements 45-46 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
or
COM 181 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
or
BIO 221 Zoology: Animal Form and Function
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
or
CHE 201 General College Chemistry
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics or higher math
Social Sciences:
PSY 180 General Psychology
University Studies Electives:
See advisor before choosing electives.

Core Courses 38 hrs
BIO 229 Human Physiology
BIO 230 Human Physiology Laboratory
EXS 099 Freshman Orientation
EXS 301 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
EXS 310 Exercise Concepts in Special Populations
EXS 333 Theory and Techniques in Strength and Conditioning
EXS 375 Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
EXS 380 Sports Medicine Pharmacology
EXS 400 Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance
EXS 450 Exercise Physiology
EXS 471 Administration in Exercise Science
EXS 475 Kinesiology
EXS 485 Sport and Exercise Psychology
NTN 230 Nutrition

Wellness Courses 32-33
BIO 227 Human Anatomy
and
BIO 228 Human Anatomy Laboratory
or
EXS 250 Anatomical Concepts in Wellness
EXS 455 Exercise Prescription
EXS 460 Practicum
EXS 465 Advanced Exercise Physiology
EXS 470 Professional Experience
HEA 191 Personal Health
HEA 195 First Aid and Safety
Career Electives (9 hours upper-level with advisor approval)

Unrestricted Electives 3-5 hrs
(A minor may be substituted in place of electives.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 120 hrs


Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Management

The nutrition, dietetics and food management program offers a B.S. degree with a choice of three career paths. The Dietetics option focuses on the application of the principles of nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, behavioral and social sciences, and management to promote optimal health in individuals as a Registered Dietitian (R.D.). The Registered Dietitian credential is the nationally recognized credential in nutrition and is required for most employment in the health care industry and preferred for many other employment opportunities in foods and nutrition. Upon successful completion of a bachelor of science degree from Murray State University, a student must complete a post-baccalaureate experience program to gain eligibility for the national examination for R.D. status. Murray State also offers the post-baccalaureate experience program.

The Food Management option prepares students for careers in the hospitality industry. Skills developed can be applied to a wide range of jobs across the industry. Hospitality is a high-reward, high-variety and $4 trillion industry worldwide. There will be no shortage of exciting opportunities and fresh challenges in the years ahead. Necessary skills include basic business skills, motivation and supervisory skills as well as food purchasing, preparation, and service. Careers you can explore include theme parks, country clubs, corporate dining, university dining, bed and breakfast, restaurants, consulting and sales.

The Consumer Nutrition option provides a broad education in basic nutrition and food management leading to a variety of career possibilities in food and nutrition. Today's interest in healthy lifestyles is translating into a remarkable range of career opportunities related to health, diet, and fitness. Graduates may be employed in a variety of settings such as education, government agencies, schools, media, food management, or any position where the R.D. credential is not required.


AREA:
Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Management

Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 19.0501

ACCREDITED BY:
Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association

University Studies Requirements 44-46 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
or
COM 181 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
Social Sciences:
PSY 180 General Psychology
University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology

Core Requirements 42-44 hrs
BPA 140 Foundations of Business
CHE 210 Brief Organic Chemistry
CIS 243 Business Statistics I
and
CIS 343 Business Statistics II
or
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
or
PSY 300 Principles and Methods of Statistical Analysis
FCS 462 Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management
NTN 099 Freshman Orientation
NTN 230 Nutrition
NTN 231 Principles of Food Science and Preparation
NTN 233 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle
NTN 235 Quantity Food Production Practicum
NTN 312 Community Nutrition and Health
NTN 332 Meal Management
NTN 372 Quantity Food Production and Purchasing
NTN 373 Management of Food Service Personnel and Facilities
NTN 399 Senior Seminar
NTN 432 Experimental Foods

Area of Emphasis 39-40 hrs
(Choose an area of emphasis listed below.)

Dietetics Emphasis
BIO 228 Human Anatomy and
BIO 229 Human Anatomy Laboratory
or
EXS 250 Anatomical Concepts in Wellness
BIO 229 Human Physiology
BIO 230 Human Physiology Laboratory
BIO 300 Introductory Microbiology
CHE 330 Basic Biochemistry
NTN 434 Clinical Dietetics Practicum
NTN 440 Clinical Dietetics
NTN 532 Advanced Nutrition
NTN 535 Medical Nutrition Therapy and Disease
SOC 303 Introduction to Research Methods
or
Other approved research methods course

SWK 311 Social Work Practice Skills
or
Other approved counseling course

Electives (9 hrs)

Food Management Emphasis
ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting
ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics
MGT 550 Human Resource Management
MKT 360 Principles of Marketing
NTN 374 Food Service Management Practicum

Choose 9 hours from the following:
ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting
CSC 125 Internet and Web Page Design
MGT 551 Organizational Behavior
MGT 553 Human Resource Selection
MKT 361 Selling and Sales Management
MKT 565 Marketing Research
NTN 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
NTN 597 Trends and Issues in Nutrition and Foods
Electives (15 hrs)

Consumer Nutrition Emphasis
BIO 227 Human Anatomy and
BIO 228 Human Anatomy Laboratory
or
EXS 250 Anatomical Concepts in Wellness
BIO 229 Human Physiology
BIO 230 Human Physiology Laboratory
HEA 191 Personal Health
NTN 532 Advanced Nutrition
SOC 303 Introduction to Research Methods
or
Other approved research methods course

SWK 311 Social Work Practice Skills
or
Other approved counseling course

Electives (20 hrs)

Total Curriculum Requirements 125-130 hrs


Recreation and Leisure Services

The program in recreation has two concentrations: outdoor and therapeutic. The outdoor program prepares professionals for careers in a variety of settings including local, state, regional and national parks and recreation areas. The therapeutic program prepares professionals for jobs working with persons with disabilities, seniors, and other persons with special needs in a variety of settings including both clinical and community placements.


MAJOR:
Recreation and Leisure Services

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 31.0301

University Studies Requirements 43-48 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Note: At least a C average is required in ENG 101 and 102.

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
or
COM 181 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Social Sciences:
PSY 180 General Psychology
University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Required Courses 35 hrs
REC 099 Freshman Orientation
REC 101 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services
HEA 191 Personal Health
HEA 195 First Aid and Safety
REC 202 Recreation Program Planning
REC 207 Inclusive Recreation
REC 401 Research and Evaluation in Recreation
REC 403 Managing Recreation Areas and Facilities
REC 405 Organization and Administration of Recreation
REC 421 Professional Experience
REC 520 Leisure and Aging

Selected Concentration 21-23 hrs
Select a concentration from the following:

Outdoor Concentration
REC 102 Camp Leadership and Counseling
or
REC 311 Leadership in Adventure Education
or
REC 350 Wilderness and Canoe Camping
REC 150 Seminar in Recreational Activities
REC 302 Advanced Program Leadership
REC 304 Community Leadership
REC 411 Principles of Challenge Education
REC 450 Recreational Use of Natural Resources
REC 490 Outdoor Recreation and Rural Tourism Consortium
or
2 activity courses selected with approval of advisor
REC 465 Interpretive Services in Park Management
REC 499 Senior Seminar

Therapeutic Concentration
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
EXS 250 Anatomical Concepts in Wellness
EXS 380 Sport Medicine Pharmacology
or
PSY 540 Drugs, Alcohol, and Behavior
PSY 581 Abnormal Psychology
REC 400 Survey of Therapeutic Recreation
REC 475 Therapeutic Recreation Programming
REC 515 Leisure Education in Therapeutic Recreation Services

Two activity courses selected with approval of advisor

Required Minor 21 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120-127 hrs

Recreation and Leisure Services Minor 23 hrs

REC 101, 202, 207, 405, 450 and eight hours from the following: REC 150, 304, 311, 400, 401, 403, 411, 440, 475, 476, 490, 499, 515, 520, and 565. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.


Youth and Nonprofit Leadership

The department is home to the American Humanics program which prepares students for leadership and volunteer roles in youth, human services, and nonprofit organizations. It is designed to develop the whole person: mind, body and spirit for service to others. A minor in youth and nonprofit leadership is offered.

Youth and Nonprofit Leadership Minor 25 hrs
YNL 290, 350, 351, 400, 450, 502 and six hours of limited electives. A student may choose an emphasis in youth program administration or community program administration. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.