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  • Degree Designation Specific degree type, including but not limited to bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, master of arts, master of science, and doctor of education.

    Major Academic Program A sequence of courses, activities, and/or experiences constituting a major field of study, culminating in a credit-based degree or certification

    Minor When a Major Exists A coherent program of study that consists of most of the core major courses, but fewer electives, and includes at least 18 credits.

    Minor When No Major Exists A coherent program of study, consisting of at least 18 credits, in an area in which the university does not offer a major

    Other Academic Program A sequence of courses, activities, experience constituting a track, concentration, focus, option, specialization, emphasis, or equivalent no leading to a degree or certification.

The College of Arts and Sciences

  • Rosenkrans Hall West, Room 107

    Dean Peter Hawkes

    570-422-3494

    www.esu.edu/cas

    The College of Arts and Sciences includes the Faculties of Arts and Letters, Science, and Social Sciences. Following the custom of hundreds of years, the faculties and disciplines represented in the school offer a basic core of knowledge to which other dimensions and specializations are added.

    The Faculty of Arts and Letters

    Offers the following degree programs:

    Majors

    • Art and Design
    • Communication Studies
    • English
    • Fine Arts - Art
    • Fine Arts - Music
    • French
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Spanish
    • Theatre

    Minors

    • Art
    • Communication Studies
    • English
    • French
    • Interdisciplinary German Studies
    • International Studies
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Spanish
    • Theatre
    • Women's Studies

    Teacher Certification

    • English
    • French
    • Spanish

    Concentrations

    • Acting for Theater, Television, and Film
    • Applied Music
    • Art History
    • Directing
    • Design/ Technical Theater
    • Fine Arts
    • Jazz Studies
    • Literature
    • Music Literature and Theory
    • Musical Theater
    • Professional and Media Writing
    • Studio Art
    • Writing

    Secondary Education programs leading to the bachelor of science degree with a major in English, French, or Spanish are offered jointly with the College of Education.

    Studies in the liberal and fine arts enrich the intellectual, emotional, and social lives of all students, and thereby contribute to future success in any specific career. The student who majors in an Arts and Letters field enjoys flexible scheduling to reflect wide interests. The degree also provides a strong foundation for graduate study.

    The Faculty of Science

    Offers the following degree programs:

    Majors

    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemical Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Security
    • Earth and Space Science
    • Environmental Studies
    • General Science
    • Marine Science
    • Mathematics
    • Medical Technology
    • Physical Science
    • Physics
    • Psychology

    Cooperative Professional Degree Programs with other institutions

    • Engineering
    • Medical Technology
    • Podiatry

    Minors

    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology

    Teacher Certification

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth and Space Science
    • General Science
    • Mathematics
    • Physics

    Concentrations

    • Actuarial Science
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Applied Psychology
    • Counseling Psychology
    • Integrative Animal Behavior
    • Integrated Organismal Biology
    • Laboratory Medicine
    • Podiatric Medicine Transfer
    • Pre-Medicine
    • Pre-Physical Therapy
    • Pre-Physician Assistant
    • Research Psychology

    Students participating in the programs in science have great opportunities to enter a wide variety of fields, many of which are career-oriented and involve professional training and internships. For example, a student whose primary interest includes biology can study biotechnology, laboratory medicine, environmental studies, or marine science. Secondary education programs leading to the bachelor of science degree with a major in biological sciences, chemistry, earth and space science, general science, mathematics, or physics are offered jointly with the Faculty of Education.

    Students may concentrate and/or prepare for further studies in the areas of environmental studies, medical technology, physical therapy, mental health, pre-medical school, marine science, and professional engineering. Students desiring to enter one of these programs should indicate such interest on the application for admission.

    Some combination of chemistry and biology is valuable in any one of these programs. A major in any one or a combination among biology, chemistry and physics prepares one for medical, dental, optometry or pharmacy school.

    The curriculum in Environmental Studies has been designed to meet the needs of students seeking an integrated interdisciplinary background within the tradition of a liberal education. The program is intended to provide students with an opportunity to select courses from various disciplines that will strengthen their understanding of environmental problems. The broad interdisciplinary nature of the program permits students to enroll in courses offered by different academic divisions and by various departments.

    Cooperative engineering programs with Penn State University or other participating engineering schools permit a student to complete a bachelor of science in engineering at one of these institutions in two years, after completing the first three years at East Stroudsburg University. The student is also awarded the bachelor of arts degree from East Stroudsburg University with a major in any one or combination among the fields of chemistry, mathematics and physics. Similar arrangements in medical technology, pharmacy, and podiatry are also available.

    Courses in computer science prepare students with valuable experience and training for jobs in industry and in management positions. Internships and training programs in psychology at hospitals and industries are useful in jobs related to human relations.

    The Faculty of Social Sciences

    Offers the following degree programs:

    Majors

    • Criminal Justice
    • Economics
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Social Work
    • Sociology

    Minors

    • Economics
    • Economics and Management Interdisciplinary
    • Geography
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Sociology

    Teacher Certification

    • Social Studies

    Concentrations

    • Accelerated Law
    • American and World History
    • Latin American and Latino History
    • Politic and Government
    • Pre-Law
    • Public Administration
    • Public History

    The Faculty of Social Sciences promotes the scholarly tradition in the disciplines of anthropology, geography, history, political science, and sociology. The Faculty is committed to the belief that an education centered in the liberal arts is essential in the preparation of potential teachers and in a wide variety of professional careers. A secondary education program leading to a bachelor of science degree with a double major in social studies and either history, geography, economics or political science is offered jointly with the Faculty of Education.

    A democratic society needs to generate a pool of people with the training, philosophical perspectives, and broad academic knowledge to assume leadership roles and to become responsible citizens in today's changing social, political, economic, and demographic environment. Accordingly, the Faculty of Social Sciences' programs are designed specifically for men and women who are career-oriented.

    The Faculty of Social Sciences' curricula permit students to broaden their knowledge through general education requirements and to concentrate in an academic discipline through the departmental requirements of the chosen major.

    The Criminal Justice Administration and Social Work concentrations are professional programs for those students who satisfy general education requirements and complete a departmental major. These concentrations provide academic and practical approaches by critically examining and interrelating subject matter within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

    Economics majors will obtain a foundation in traditional economic theory that is the basis for the analytical thinking and sound managerial decision making. Students may choose to specialize in Quantitative Economics, Global Markets, or Finance. The B.A. in Economics will prepare students to either pursue graduate studies in Economics or to enter the work force with careers in management, finance, and applied economics. Graduates have achieved careers such as actuaries, economics researchers, data analyst careers in management, stock brokers, and account executives.

The College of Business and Management

  • Rosenkrans East, Room 123A

    Dean Alla Wilson

    570-422-3589

    www.esu.edu/cbme

    The College of Business and Management consists of five existing departments: the Department of Business Management, the Department of Sport Management, the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services Management, the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, and the Department of Leadership Studies and Military Science.

  • The Faculty of Business and Management

    • Offers the following degree programs:

    • Department of Business Management
      • Majors

        • Business Management

        Career Specializations

        • Accounting
        • Entrepreneurship
        • Management
        • Finance
        • Marketing

        Minors

        • Management
        • Economics and Management Interdisciplinary

        As companies strive to compete in a global market they look for employees who are knowledgeable in current business practices and who can effectively evaluate the current competitive environment and meet customer needs. Businesses want employees with strong communication skills who are good at analyzing and solving problems and thinking critically.

        A business management degree can provide those skills, and earning this degree can increase your job opportunities and salary potential. The study of business management provides a broad education in business management practices and can be pursued on its own or with more a specialized area of study such as finance, accounting or marketing.

  • The Faculty of Hospitality, Leisure and Sport Management

    • Offers the following degree programs:

    • Department of Recreation and Leisure Services Management
      • Major

        • Recreation and Leisure Services Management

        Career Speciality Areas

        • Commercial
        • Outdoor
        • Therapeutic

        The program in Recreation and Leisure Services Management provides a bachelor of science degree for students preparing for a career in recreation. Students may choose emphasis areas in commercial, outdoor, and therapeutic recreation. Courses cover all aspects of recreation and leisure, from recreation for persons with disabilities, to resort recreation, to environment interpretation. The department has three full-time tenured faculty and approximately 100 majors. The degree program is fully accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association. The department has maintained accreditation since 1983.

    • Department of Sport Management
      • Major

        • Sport Management

        A degree in Sport Management prepares students for careers as administrators and managers in athletic, health, and country clubs, as well as entry level management positions in college and professional athletic organizations. Through this program, students are prepared for a diversity of roles in the areas of sport marketing and promotions, facility management and planning, activity programming and events management.

        Internships are available in the areas of professional sports, college athletics, amateur and Olympic athletes and recreation sport. This program follows the North American Society for Sport Management ("NASSM") and National Association for Sport and Physical Education ("NASPE") requirements.

    • Department of Leadership Studies and Military Science / Army ROTC
      • East Stroudsburg University offers students the opportunity to participate in Army ROTC through a partnership with the North East Pennsylvania (NEPA) Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Battalion. The primary objective of the Reserve Officer Training Program is to develop leadership capabilities in students and to train future officers for the active Army, U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard. The ROTC program is an extensive leadership development program that concentrates on developing leaders through the demonstration of the seven Army values and 16 key leadership dimensions.

    • Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
      • Major

        • Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

        Concentrations

        • Hotel Management
        • Restaurant Management
        • Tourism Management

        The Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program provides a bachelor of science degree for students preparing for a career in the hospitality industry. A core of required courses represents every segment of the hospitality field; electives are selected to complement these and, along with the general education requirements of the university, a well-rounded curriculum results.

        The travel and tourism industry is one of the largest, most dynamic industries in the world. Students of the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program are introduced to this exciting industry and will be prepared to enjoy a successful career in the travel and tourism industry. All courses are taught by faculty who combine excellent academic credentials with a strong professional background.

        The Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program is further enhanced through activities supported by the hospitality industry. Students participate in hotel and restaurant shows, tour hospitality facilities, listen to industry speakers, attend career days, and conduct special projects for the industry.

The College of Education

  • Rosenkrans Hall East, Room 123C

    Dean Pamela Kramer-Ertel

    570-422-3377

    www.esu.edu/ced

    The programs in the College of Education are designed to provide meaningful learning opportunities for students aspiring to enter professional careers related to education or media communication and technology. Students are active learners in a variety of professional knowledge and performance-based preparation programs.

  • The College of Education

    • Majors

      • Early Childhood Education (PreK-4)
      • Special Education PreK-8 with a Dual Certificate in Early Childhood
      • Special Education PreK-8 with a Dual Certificate in Middle Level
      • Media Communications and Technology
      • Media Paraprofessional
      • Rehabilitative Services
      • Teacher Certification in Secondary Education

      Minor

      • Media Communication and Technology

      The conceptual framework of the teacher education program focuses on the decision-making processes of teaching and learning. The model for ESU is Teacher Education Unit Conceptual Framework 2011: Reflective and Deliberate Decision-Makers.

      The beginning teacher must demonstrate knowledge and skill outcomes in four broad domains:

      1. Content
      2. The learner and learning environment
      3. The teaching and learning process
      4. Professionalism.

      The model is supported through the Vision, Mission, and Philosophy as well as Beginning Educator Outcomes, a Knowledge Base and Learning Cycle, Teacher Initiatives and Assessment System.

      The undergraduate curricula of the College of Education are designed primarily for students preparing for teaching careers in the early childhood and elementary schools, the middle or junior high school, or the senior high school. The College of Education encompasses the departments of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Media Communication and Technology, Professional and Secondary Education, Reading, and Special Education and Rehabilitation, as well as the Academic Enrichment & Learning and the Office of Field Experiences and Partnerships. The major purpose of the college is to prepare teachers for positions in early childhood, elementary and secondary schools and people-oriented occupations, such as social and restoration agencies, state and federal government, and private industry.

      The college provides programs that lead to certification in a number of degree areas (see degree program list). Graduates receive the degree of bachelor of science or bachelor of arts and are eligible for certification to teach in the schools of Pennsylvania. Students are encouraged to earn certification in several fields to enhance their employment opportunities.

      Full national accreditation allows the graduate to be recommended for certification to teach in most other states without further course requirements. Information and advisement on certification is available in the office of the dean of the College of Education. Graduates are eligible to receive an Instructional I certificate (provisional) which is valid for a period of six years of teaching in Pennsylvania. The Instructional I certificate must be made permanent after six years of teaching.

      The bachelor of science degree program in Media Communication and Technology (MCOM) prepares students as media generalists for entry level positions in the media production field. The program integrates a strong hands-on approach with a media theoretical basis as MCOM students create media in the areas of animation, photography, video and television production, audio production, web design, and graphics. East Stroudsburg University's facilities support cross platform computer labs, television studios, television editing, computer imaging, desktop publishing, sound recording, photography, and interactive 3D. A two-year associate degree is also offered.

      Graduate work is offered leading to the master of education degree in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Reading, and Instructional Technology. Students interested in graduate programs should refer to the Graduate Catalog. The programs of the College of Education are fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. All standards for program approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Education have been met.

  • Requirements for Teacher Certification

    • The Pennsylvania Department of Education has made some recent changes in teacher certification requirements. Anyone applying for teacher certification after December 31, 2012 will be subject to the new program and certification requirements. ALL teacher education students should be in frequent consultation with their academic advisers to make sure they are meeting the appropriate program and certification requirements, which will vary depending on a variety of circumstances.

    • Selection for the Teaching Profession
      • The nature and importance of teaching requires that students who seek to enter the profession must possess unimpeachable character, above average academic ability, and personality traits suitable for working with children and young adults. The teacher education faculty perceive their ultimate obligations to be to the students who will be taught by their graduates. Consequently, the student's admission to teacher candidacy and to student teaching and final institutional recommendations for a teaching certificate are not achieved solely by meeting routine academic requirements. As the student in each of these steps progresses toward final certification, the faculty of the student's certification area exercise their professional judgment as to the student's competency for the teaching profession.

    • Admission into Teacher Education Program
      • All education majors seeking certification must successfully complete teacher education program admission, monitoring, and exit criteria procedures. For admission into the Teacher Education Program, students must meet the following requirements:

        1. Successfully complete faculty interviews;
        2. Satisfactorily pass the Praxis I Academic Skills Assessments or PECT Pre-Service Academic Preformance Assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics as determined by program;
        3. Earn a minimum overall undergraduate QPA as identified by Pennsylvania law (2.8 or as determined by the department; transfer students' grades are included in averaging the QPA);
        4. Complete six credits of mathematics courses and six credits of English (including one composition and one literature) courses (undergraduates only);
        5. Complete 48 hours by the time candidacy admission is decided;
        6. Satisfactorily complete early field experiences;
        7. Complete Act 34, FBI clearance and ACT 151 child abuse clearance;
        8. Any other specific departmental requirements; and
        9. Be recommended by departmental faculty and approved by the Teacher Education Council.

        Students are then admitted to candidacy in the teacher education program and are permitted to take majors-only courses. A 3.0 QPA is required for Pennsylvania teacher certification.

        The student's progress and mastery of competencies will be monitored while completing requirements in the program. All students are required to maintain a cumulative and major average as specified by Pennsylvania law and the respective departments, to remain in the program and to take teacher education classes. Only qualified teacher education majors are allowed to take teacher education classes.

        Each department will provide each student a copy of its program requirements, course checklist, and expectations. Students must satisfy all program requirements to be recommended for the degree and teacher certification, including a 3.00 QPA.

        All applicants for teacher certification must be endorsed by the faculty adviser, the department, and the dean of the College of Education, who serves as the certifying officer for the university.

        Experienced non-degree teachers, graduates of other colleges or universities, or others who need special assignments in student teaching will have their individual alternative programs planned and approved by the appropriate department and by the dean of the College of Education. Transfer students' transcripts will be individually evaluated by the department chair to determine equivalent courses to be accepted.

        The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires that all certification applicants satisfactorily pass the appropriate sections of the ETS Praxis or Pennsylvania Educators Certification Tests. Students must also complete the teacher certification application and respond to immigration, criminal record, child abuse, and health statements. The state of Pennsylvania is making changes in certification requirements which will impact program requirements for students completing their programs after 2012.

    • Pre-Student Teaching Field Experiences
      • The importance of providing opportunities for education students to observe and work directly with children in schools before student teaching is recognized. To make this possible, the director of the Office of Field Experiences and Partnerships works with departments to secure quality sites for students to engage in field experiences. Field experiences are required in association with most education courses. Prior to being placed in their first field experience, students must submit a negative test for tuberculosis form and clearances for Act 34, FBI and Act 151.

    • Requirements for Approval to Student Teach
      • The Office of Field Experiences and Partnerships coordinates student teaching assignments. Students are required to submit an application to student teach to the Office of Field Experiences and Partnerships via Tk20.

        The student teaching semester is the capstone experience of the teacher preparation program. During this semester, beginning educators have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate theory in practice, reflective and deliberate decision making, and pedagogical skill as reflected in the Beginning Educator Outcomes as each student teacher forms a unique, professional teacher identity.

        In order to ensure that we meet our commitment to our public school partners, as well as maintain our NCATE accreditation, it is essential that all students demonstrate professional dispositions.

        All students who wish to apply for a student teaching placement must satisfactorily complete ALL requirements listed below as related to their specific major. Failure to meet these requirements in a timely manner will prohibit student teaching eligibility.

        1. Fall student teaching candidates must satisfy all TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM ADMISSION CRITERIA no later than May 15. Spring student teaching candidates must satisfy all TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM ADMISSION CRITERIA no later than Aug. 15.
        2. Have met all requirements for teacher candidacy admission as required by the major department in education.
        3. Possess health, personal characteristics, and professional dispositions considered essential for successful teaching.
        4. Must meet specific departmental requirements for semester hour totals.
        5. Have successfully completed prerequisite courses in education and have NO incomplete grades.
        6. Must have earned a C or better in all major classes (as specified by the department).
        7. Have a minimum cumulative quality point average of 2.8 or the minimum QPA established by the specific department.
        8. Have the minimum QPA for the major as established by the major department.
        9. Provide evidence of a current negative test for tuberculosis (within the last three months prior to the start of student teaching).
        10. For K-6 and K-12 programs, students must have passing scores for the Praxis II test (Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge #30511) submitted to the major department office no later than Nov. 30 for spring student teaching candidates, and July 31 for fall student teaching candidates. (Some departments may follow require earlier deadlines — see specifications of major department).
        11. Have current ACT 34, ACT 151, and Act 114 (FBI) clearances. (Current clearances are needed for the entire semester of student teaching.)
        12. Must enroll in the department's required courses for student teaching during the registration period.
        13. Must have current Student PSEA Liability Insurance and insurance for any other organization as determined by the major department.

        *In order to obtain Pennsylvania certification, candidates must pass the Praxis II Specialty Area Tests that are required for the specific area of certification.

        Pennsylvania law, Chapter 354 requires a 3.0 cumulative quality point average to be eligible for Pennsylvania certification.

    • Student Teaching
      • Student teaching is the culminating experience in a series of planned laboratory and field experiences. Student teachers spend a full semester off campus in a regular classroom under the guidance and direction of a fully certified, master teacher.

        The university provides each student with the additional support of a university faculty member with a background in supervision and instruction. Student teaching is planned to provide an opportunity for continued professional growth in the application of theory, methods, and subject content. Students are placed in school districts with which the university has an executed affiliation agreement or articulation contract.

        To date, the university has identified more than 90 school districts, within a radius of 50 miles from campus. All student teaching arrangements are made through the Office of Field Experiences and Partnerships. It is inappropriate for students to make their own student teaching arrangements.

        Student teachers are expected to comply with the following list of requirements:

        1. Establishing personal transportation to and from the assigned school district.
        2. Adhere to school district policies, procedures, ethics codes, schedules, and dress codes.
        3. Purchase Student P.S.E.A. Liability Insurance.
        4. Continue to hold current required clearances. An unacceptable clearance will result in the student being removed from student teaching.
        5. Make arrangements for on and/or off campus housing.
    • Teacher Education Council
      • The Teacher Education Council provides the governance of the teacher certification programs. The council administers existing policies related to teacher education, admits students to teacher education programs and hears appeals from students, develops and proposes new policies in teacher education, and reviews certification programs and their modifications as proposed by departments and faculties to insure compliance with the standards of state and national accrediting agencies. These policies are found in the Teacher Education Program Policy Manual and minutes of council meetings.

    • Student Professional Program
      • Designed as an alternative route to teacher certification, this program offers the senior Elementary Education or Early Childhood major (dual major students may participate after consultation with the program coordinator) a full year of guided field experience in elementary and/or middle schools which are exploring new methods of teaching. Admission to the program is limited and requires the approval of the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department chair and the program coordinator. Interested students are advised to make inquiry no later than the beginning of their sophomore year.

  • Areas of Teacher Certification

    • Instructional
        • Biology
        • Chemistry
        • Early Childhood PreK-4
        • Earth and Space Science
        • English
        • French
        • General Science
        • Health
        • Health and Physical Education
        • Mathematics
        • Middle Level (4-8)
        • Physics
        • Social Studies
        • Spanish
        • Speech and Language Impaired
        • Special Education PreK-8 with Dual Certificate in Early Childhood
        • Special Education PreK-8 with a Dual Certificate Middle Level

    • Educational Specialist
        • Instructional Technology

    • School Administration or Supervision
        • Principal K-12
        • Special Education Supervisor

        Students must satisfy all teacher education program, departmental requirements, and revised PDE standards before they will be recommended for the degree and teacher certification. For public disclosure information on teacher education program completers, please see the ESU Title II website at www4.esu.edu/academics/university_schools/education/titleII.cfm giving passing rates and other summary data.

The College of Health Sciences

  • Rosenkrans West, Room 105

    Dean Mark Kilker

    570-422-3425

    www.esu.edu/chs

    The mission of the College of Health Sciences is to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to develop knowledge and skills in the disciplines of athletic training, clinical exercise physiology, dance, exercise science, health and physical education teacher certification, health education, health services administration, nursing, physical education, public health, safety, and speech language pathology.

    The mission is in response to the nation's concern for healthy persons and healthy communities and to students interested in careers in health and human performance areas. Underlying the mission are three basic assumptions:

    1. We can improve the quality of life in America through health education systems as society relies more extensively on individual and community responsibility to prevent disease and promote health for all citizens.
    2. We can be instrumental in the promotion of exercise and movement which can improve the quality and length of life.
    3. We can assist in prevention of illness and rehabilitation of health and human performance.

    Seven departments — Athletic Training, Health, Exercise Science, Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness, Nursing, Physical Education, and Speech-Language Pathology — comprise the college.

    Each student's major program consists of sequential experiences which lead to a body of knowledge within the respective field of study as well as modes of inquiry in discovering new knowledge and its significant experiential values. Within the college, students are encouraged to develop and pursue specialized interests in relation to their goals and to accept the responsibility for their academic pursuits and ultimate professional growth.

    The Faculty of Health Sciences

    Offers the following degree programs:

    Majors

    • Health Education
    • Nursing
    • Public Health
    • Speech-Language Pathology

    Minor

    • Health Services Administration

    Interdisciplinary

    • Gerontology

    Concentrations

    • Community Health
    • Health Services Administration
    • School Health

    Teacher Certification

    • Health Education

    The Faculty of Human Performance

    Offers the following degree program:

    Majors

    • Athletic Training
    • Exercise Science
    • Physical Education

    Minor

    • Dance

    Teacher Certification

    • Health and Physical Education

    Concentrations

    • Exercise Physiology
    • Sport and Exercise Conditioning

    Physical activity courses are offered through general education in the Department of Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness. These movement activities and lifetime fitness experiences are intended to develop and improve the lifetime sport and fitness skills of the individual and to improve the student's perception of the role of dance, exercise and sport in living.

    As our society becomes more technical, there is an increased need to enhance its vigor and productivity by managing stress, mastering the art of relaxation, and developing healthful lifetime activity skills.

Course Prefix Key

  • The following abbreviations are used to identify courses referred to in this undergraduate catalog.

    ART

    Art

    ATEP

    Athletic Training

    BIOL

    Biology

    BIOM

    Marine Science

    CHEM

    Chemistry

    CMST

    Communication Studies

    CPSC

    Computer Science

    DAEL

    Department of Academic Enrichment and Learning

    DANC

    Dance

    ECED

    Early Childhood Education

    ECON

    Economics

    ELED

    Elementary Education

    ENGL

    English

    EXSC

    Exercise Science

    FIT

    Fitness

    FLAR

    Arabic

    FLCH

    Chinese

    FLFR

    French

    FLGR

    German

    FLIT

    Italian

    FLLN

    Latin

    FLNG

    Modern Languages

    FLJA

    Japanese

    FLPG

    Portuguese

    FLRU

    Russian

    FLSP

    Spanish

    GEOG

    Geography

    GSCI

    General Science

    HIST

    History

    HLTH

    Health

    HRTM

    Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

    IIS

    Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Studies

    MATH

    Mathematics

    MCOM

    Media Communications

    MGT

    Business Management

    MUS

    Music

    NURS

    Nursing

    PETE

    Physical Education Teacher Education

    PHIL

    Philosophy

    PHYS

    Physics

    POLS

    Political Science

    PSED

    Professional and Secondary Education

    PSY

    Psychology

    RECR

    Recreation

    REED

    Reading

    SMGT

    Sport Management

    SOC

    Sociology

    SOCJ

    Criminal Justice

    SOSW

    Social Work

    SPED

    Special Education

    SPPA

    Speech Language Pathology

    SPRE

    Rehabilitative Services

    THTR

    Theatre

    WMST

    Women's Studies