Agenda Item FA 08-18

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Public Health; School of Nursing

Course Changes & Programs of Study (4 items)

04/03/08: Passed

04/14/08: Approved

Log Number: 07/08-321

Brooks College of Health (Undergraduate)

Undergraduate – Public Health

 
07/08-321  
APC 3  
 
Health Behavior Research and
Evaluation Certificate Program
 
The Health Behavior Research and Evaluation Certificate Program was developed in an effort to increase graduate enrollment in the Department of Public Health. However, there has been no enrollment in this program since its inception. Therefore, we are requesting termination of the program.
(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 07/08-348

Brooks College of Health

07/08-348
APC 3
BSH – Health Science Major Community Health Track Exercise Science Minor

Summary of the Changes:
This request is to elevate the Exercise Science minor of the Community Health Track in the Health Science Major to an Exercise Science concentration in the Health Science Major. Students enrolled in the Exercise Science minor in the Community Health Track of the Health Science Major currently take 9 Community Health specific semester hours and 30 Exercise Science specific semester hours (21 Exercise Science minor semester hours plus 9 Exercise Science specific internship hours) yet their transcripts reflect a Community Health Concentration. Therefore, the educational experience of Exercise Science students at UNF is misrepresented by the "minor" designation on their transcript. 


The proposed program of study would replace the 9 Community Health related semester hours (HSC 3032 Found of Health Edu (3), HSC 3713 Plan & Eval Programs (3), and HSC 3304 Instruc Mths Hlth Ed (3)) with 9 Exercise Science specific semester hours (APK 4120 Clinical Ex Phys (3), PET 3620 Athletic Injury (3), and PET 3311 Kines and Motor Behav (3)) and keep the remaining 51 of 60 semester hours of the Health Science Major in tact as follows: 12 core Health Science major semester hours; 30 Exercise Science specific semester hours; and 9 elective hours. The addition of 3 Exercise Science specific courses will provide a venue to cover the knowledge, skills, and abilities missing from the current curriculum but needed for program accreditation, and more importantly, student success (See attachment for course breakdown). 


The rationale for request to elevate the Exercise Science program from a minor to a concentration is as follows:
1. Student interest in the program is high. There are currently 147 students enrolled in the Exercise Science minor (Spring 2008). 

2. This program change will enhance student employability upon graduation. The vast majority of the Exercise Science students are interested in finding employment in Exercise Science positions. These students are less competitive for Exercise Science positions when their transcripts reflect a Community Health Concentration.
3. This program change will bring the program in line with The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accreditation guidelines. The additional Exercise Science related coursework is needed to address the knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined in the accreditation guidelines.
4. Only minimal program changes are needed to facilitate this request and no additional faculty lines are necessary.


The proposed Exercise Science concentration would follow the common pre-requisites listed under
CIP 31.0505 Exercise Science track 2/2 of the SUS. This would require minimal changes in program pre-requisites as one course is removed (MCB 2010 Microbiology (4)) and one course is added (HUN 2201 General Nutrition (3).(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 07/08-330

Brooks College of Health (Undergraduate)

Undergraduate – School of Nursing

 

  07/08-330

APC 2
NUR 3166
Nursing Science I
The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3166. The course has changed over the years, and the new course description and objectives better fit the course than the previous wording. Additionally, there will be a greater emphasis on nursing research evidence for practice (evidenced-based practice) in all three of the courses in the nursing science sequence, in keeping with that trend in nursing practice.

New Course Description: The course introduces the UNF School of Nursing Philosophy and Conceptual Framework, standardized nursing languages, taxonomies and classification systems. The focus is on nursing research evidence for practice and the review of scientific literature. Emphasis is on the use of a variety of technologic aids, such as bibliographic databases and web-based resources available to nurse scientists. 

Log Number: 07/08-331

Brooks College of Health (Graduate)

Graduate – School of Nursing

 
07/08-331
APC 2
NGR 5052C
Clinical Nurse Specialist I

As this course has evolved over time, the sub-objectives under objective 2 have been found to be too specific to include with the generic course objectives. Sub-objectives will be designed to meet the needs of the students currently enrolled in the course.