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Teacher preparation is an historically rooted pursuit at DSU, wherein a high emphasis is placed on producing excellent educators. This serves as unmistakable indication of the University's institutional understanding of the great need for teachers in our society. Education students are prepared to navigate the challenges presented by federal and State requirements and leave DSU to become highly qualified and competent teachers. Current Education majors receive hands-on in school experiences in early field placements with partner schools, including at the Delaware State University Caesar Rodney Transition Partnership Project on campus, and the Early Childhood Lab School, which serves infants and toddlers through kindergarten. In addition, new educational leadership master’s and doctoral degree programs have been established to produce the next generation of creative and highly skilled school administrators. The Masters and Doctorate of Education programs with a concentration in educational leadership are designed for the development and certification of educational leaders in private and public K–12 systems, higher education programs, and state, national and international educational organizations. Candidate Performance Data Candidate Pass Rate Data Program Licensure Data Teacher Work Sample Employer Survey Data Graduate Follow-up Survey Data  
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Department of Education
EH Building, Room 100
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

302.857.6720 Phone
302.857.6722 Fax

Monday - Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm

Faculty/Staff Profile


Department Chair


Dr. Robert Martin, Ed.D.
Acting Chairperson/Coordinator of Physical Education
Associate Professor
EH 100
302.857.6720
bmartin@desu.edu


Dr. Nirmaljit K. Rathee
Acting Director, Graduate Program
Associate Professor
EH 112/MH 208
302.857.7170
nrathee@desu.edu

Associate Professors


Dr. Chandra Aleong
EH 239
302.857.7690
caleong@desu.edu


Dr. Prince Attoh
Coordinator of Educational Leadership
EH 6718
302.857-6718
pattoh@desu.edu


Dr. Cecil Clark
Director of Early Field & Clinical Experiences
EH 110
302.857-6740
cclark@desu.edu


Dr. Joseph Falodun
EH 254
302.857.6578
jfalodun@desu.edu


Dr. Janet Hill
Coordinator of Early Childhood Education
EH 242
302.857.7393
jhill@desu.edu


Dr. Keun Kyu Kim
EH 233
302.857.6744
keunkim@desu.edu


Dr. Elaine Marker
Coordinator of Elementary Education
EH 245
302.857.7176
emarker@desu.edu


Dr. Faith Newton
Coordinator of Middle Level Education
EH  235
302.857.6826
fnewton@desu.edu


Dr. Richard Phillips
Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction
EH 235
302.857.7569
rphillips@desu.edu


Assistant Professors


Dr. Yvette Pierre
Early Field Experiences Coordinator
EH 110C
302.857.7570
ypierre@desu.edu


Dr. Sae Yeol Yoon
EH 244
302.857.6726
syoon@desu.edu

Instructors

Ms. Sabrina Bailey
EH 100
302.857.6877
sdbailey@desu.edu


Professional Staff


Ms. Brenda Hopkins
Program Coordinator
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
EH 248
302.857.6959
bhopkins@desu.edu



Ms. Constance Pogue (Williams)
Director of Early Child Lab School
EH 116
302.857.6731
clwilliams@desu.edu


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Ms. Brandi Bessecker
Senior Secretary, Chair's Office
EH 100
302.857.6720
bbesecker@desu.edu


Ms. Stacey Gede
Senior Secretary, Office of Clinical & Field Experiences
EH 110
302.857.6727
sgede@desu.edu


Ms. Danielle Hicks
Senior Secretary, Graduate Program Office
EH 112
302.857.7170
dshicks@desu.edu


 
 

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing

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John R. Price Building
Phone: 302.857.6750
Fax: 302.857.6755

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Introduction The United States already suffers from a shortage of nurses, and demand is increasing. So a bachelor’s degree in nursing can yield terrific career opportunities and Delaware State is an ideal setting to prepare for them. Delaware State’s undergraduate nursing degree program features an unusually high degree of face-to-face interaction between instructors and students. Our nursing students work in smart classrooms and simulation labs, getting hands-on experience with electronic medication carts, computerized monitors, and other high-tech tools of the nursing profession. Above all, the undergraduate nursing degree emphasizes real-world experience and direct community involvement. Students participate in field work at public clinics, schools, assisted-living facilities, and other health care sites. They gain the skills, confidence, and communication ability to excel in this rapidly growing field. Professional Preparation The undergraduate nursing major prepares students to take the NCLEX (the licensure examination administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing) and become a licensed Registered Nurse. Graduates are broadly prepared for employment in entry level positions in professional nursing in a variety of health care agencies. Delaware State’s undergraduate nursing degree program is approved by the Delaware Board of Nursing (820 Silver Lake Road, Dover, DE 19904, 302-744-4500) and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org). All nursing students are eligible to become members of the Delaware State University Student Nurses Association. Students may also be invited for induction into the Delaware State University Nursing Honor Society after successful completion of the junior year of the Nursing Program, with a 3.0 GPA and in the top third of class rank. Faculty Nursing faculty at Delaware State combine years of professional experience with academic and research achievement, providing perspective and insight to act as true mentors. Instructors get to know their students as individuals and offer guidance related to the classroom, career, and in life. They also are true experts with a passion for their profession.
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Department of Nursing
Undergraduate Student Handbook

 

Community Health Course Descriptions

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    HEPR-105. INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC & COMMUNITY HEALTH.  3:3:0 This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of public and community health. The influence of public health professionals on the past, present and future health status of society through the examination of critical health issues will be described. Programming models, theories and policy development are included. Credit: three hours. HEPR-106. INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH BEHAVIOR.  3:3:0 This course examines the psychological, social-psychological, and sociological approaches to the development of health attitudes and behavior. The use of behavior change theories as a basis for the development of behavior change intervention programs. Credit: three hours. HEPR-108. PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH.  3:3:0 This course provides opportunity for study in personal and community health problems as well as steps that can be taken by individuals and groups to reduce risk of health problems for individuals, families, and communities. It also provides an introduction to the nature of community health services and resources. Credit: three hours. MVSC-191. UNIVERSITY SEMINAR I.  1:2:0 University Seminar is a two-semester General Education course sequence that develops academic skills including critical reading, thinking, writing, speaking, and computer and information literacy. The goals and objectives of the General Education Program are introduced in these courses and subsequently embedded across the curriculum in each of the majors and selected concentrations. Class activities provide each student with the opportunity to cultivate the skills and knowledge necessary to become a life-long learner. A global, multi-cultural perspective is used to discuss moral and ethical issues, values, peer pressure, wellness, nutrition, and health issues. Other goals of this course are: knowledge of the University’s history, development of the sense of University community, and a shared common educational experience with other freshmen. Credit: one hour. MVSC-192. UNIVERSITY SEMINAR II.  1:1:0 University Seminar is a two-semester General Education course sequence that develops academic skills including critical reading, thinking, writing, speaking, and computer and information literacy. The goals and objectives of the General Education Program are introduced in these courses and subsequently embedded across the curriculum in each of the majors and selected concentrations. Class activities provide each student with the opportunity to cultivate the skills and knowledge necessary to become a life-long learner. A global, multi-cultural perspective is used to discuss moral and ethical issues, values, peer pressure, wellness, nutrition, and health issues. The second semester course focuses on career and graduate school information, resume development, and development of communication skills. Other goals of this course are: knowledge of the University’s history, development of the sense of University community, and a shared common educational experience with other freshmen. Credit: one hour. HEPR-205. FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION & POLICY.  3:3:0 This course examines foundations and content of two professions, health education and public health, including history, mission, terminology, philosophy, ethical principles and scientific foundations. Emerging and reemerging threats to the public’s health will be discussed, as well as societal influences on health and health policy. Also addresses professional competencies and preparation, and the role of professional organizations. Prerequisites: HEPR-105 Credit: three hours. HEPR-210. HEALTH PROMOTION IN THE WORKPLACE.  3:3:0 The purpose of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of how to promote a healthy and safe workplace. The course examines occupational stress, occupational safety and health, women’s health, AIDS, violence, drugs, etc. The course includes lectures, discussions, speakers, and films. Prerequisites: HEPR-105, HEPR-205 Credit: three hours. HEPR-234. PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES.  3:3:0 In-depth study of community health organization, including public health agencies. The course will examine the organization, governance, problems, services and programs of local, state, national and international organizations and agencies. Credit: three hours. Prerequisite: Personal and Community Health. Credit: three hours. HEPR-236. SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE.  3:3:0 The study of the physical, mental, social and illegal implications of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs ad the nature and proper use of prescription drugs and nonprescription medications. Credit: three hours. HEPR-220. PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS & COMMUNICATION.  3:3:0 The course provides an overview of the development, design, and delivery process for public health communications and informatics. Students will gain both conceptual and theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in a variety of communications, including instructional, clinical, technological, and communication-oriented. The course emphasizes various types of intervention and recipient factors that contribute to the success or failure. Prerequisites: HEPR-105, HEPR-205 Credit: three hours. HEPR-330. CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT.  3:3:0 Epidemiology, prevention and control of chronic disease (e.g. obesity, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes, etc.) related to health and wellness. Students will examine risk factors, as well as preventive measured, as they relate to public health, individual management, and clinical interventions. Prerequisites: HEPR-105, HEPR-205, Anatomy & Physiology II (MVSC 202 or BIOL 208) Credit: three hours. HEPR-331. OBSERVATION AND FIELDWORK.  3:0:3 Observation and fieldwork at selected health agency (Community Health major only). Prerequisites: Personal and Community Health and Public and Community Health Services (may be taken concurrently). Credit: three hours. HEPR-332. CONSUMER HEALTH.  3:3:0 An in-depth study of the factors involved in the selection and evaluation of health services and products. Emphasis includes medical quackery, efficiently using health services, consumer protection, alternative and complementary therapies, food selection, and influences of advertising on consumer choices. Credit: three hours. HEPR-333. DISEASE AND INJURY PREVENTION.  3:3:0 This course provides study of occurrence and prevention of injuries. It also provides study in chronic and infectious diseases, including causation and prevention. Prerequisite: Personal and Community Health. Credit: three hours. HEPR-336. MENTAL HEALTH AND STRESS MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH PROMOTION.  3:3:0 This course focuses on issues relating to mental and emotional health, including stress and stress management. Services in the community are explored. Credit: three hours. HEPR-337. PROGRAMING PLANNING AND EVALUATION IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION I.  3:3:0 Needs assessment and planning for health education/promotion programs in a variety of settings. Consideration of issues relating to implementation of programs. Prerequisites: Measurement and Evaluation in Health Promotion, Principles of Health Education. Credit: three hours. HEPR-339. HUMAN SEXUALITY.  3:3:0 The study of basic aspects of human sexuality, including human sexual response, development of sex roles and sexual lifestyles, reproduction and control of reproduction, AIDS and other STD’s and societal legal implications of sexuality. Credit: three hours. HEPR-340. BARRIERS TO HEALTHY LIFESTYLES.  3:3:0 This course provides students with an understanding of common barriers to healthy lifestyles through nutrition, physical activity, etc. The barriers are described using an ecological framework (intrapersonal, interpersonal, community/institution, and macro/public policy) to emphasize the need for multidimensional approaches that Public/Allied Health Professionals can use to help individuals overcome barriers. Prerequisites: HEPR-105, HEPR-205 Credit: three hours. HEPR-402. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY.  3:3:0 This course focuses on threats to the environment, effects on human health, regulation and enforcement, risk assessment, community action, and professional responsibilities. Credit: three hours. HEPR-410. COMMUNITY HEALTH ISSUES.  3:3:0 This course examines the most current issues in community health. Etiology and treatment options for common chronic and communicable diseases are discussed. Primary, secondary, and tertiary measures to prevent and treat conditions most prevalent at the community level are addressed. Prerequisites: HEPR-105, HEPR-205 Credit: three hours. HEPR-431. DESCRIPTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY.  3:3:0 The study of disease and injury, including characteristics of person, place and time. Topics covered include the natural history of disease, models of diseases, individual diseases, measures of morbidity and mortality, and sources of data and indices of community health. Credit: three hours. HEPR-432. HEALTH PRACTICUM.  12:0:34 Off-campus senior capstone fields experience for community health majors. Students will be placed in community health agencies or public health facilities for field instruction. Students ate supervised and evaluated by the university staff and the cooperating agency staff. A minimum of 400 clock hours is required. A journal is required. Prerequisites: Senior Community Health majors with all other course work completed prior to this experience. Credit: twelve hours.  

Movement Science Course Descriptions

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MVSC-101. LIFETIME FITNESS AND WELLNESS.  2:3:1 This course is designed to acquaint the undergraduate student with current and correct information concerning fitness and its components, and wellness concepts. Lifetime fitness and wellness is a general education core course providing life-long learning by addressing general information concerning fitness and wellness promotion, as well as HIV/AIDS and drug abuse prevention.  Course includes two hours of lecture and one hour of lab. Credit: two hours. MVSC-110. INTRODUCTION TO MOVEMENT SCIENCE.  1:1:0 This course offers a basic introduction to movement science foundational principles from different perspectives. Student will be provided with information about career opportunities, professional organizations, and resources available in the pre-health, health professional, kinesiology, and fitness industry and education. Credit: one hour. MVSC-124. TEACHING FITNESS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CONCEPTS. 3:3:0 The course will focus upon the Fitness Gram, a health-related fitness test developed by Cooper Institute for Aerobics. Students will be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Fitness Gram through application and analysis of the data. From data interpretation, the students will plan and develop improvement plans integrating the F.I.T.T. principles to maintain or improve upon the health-related fitness components for self and others. An out-of-class field experience is required. Credit: three hours. MVSC-191. UNIVERSITY SEMINAR I – PAHS.  1:2:0 University Seminar is a two-semester General Education course sequence that develops academic skills including critical reading, thinking, writing, speaking, and computer and information literacy. The goals and objectives of the General Education Program are introduced in these courses and subsequently embedded across the curriculum in each of the majors and selected concentrations. Class activities provide each student with the opportunity to cultivate the skills and knowledge necessary to become a life-long learner. A global, multi-cultural perspective is used to discuss moral and ethical issues, values, peer pressure, wellness, nutrition, and health issues. Other goals of this course are: knowledge of the University’s history, development of the sense of University community, and a shared common educational experience with other freshmen. Credit: one hour. MVSC-192. UNIVERSITY SEMINAR II – PAHS.  1:1:0 University Seminar is a two-semester General Education course sequence that develops academic skills including critical reading, thinking, writing, speaking, and computer and information literacy. The goals and objectives of the General Education Program are introduced in these courses and subsequently embedded across the curriculum in each of the majors and selected concentrations. Class activities provide each student with the opportunity to cultivate the skills and knowledge necessary to become a life-long learner. A global, multi-cultural perspective is used to discuss moral and ethical issues, values, peer pressure, wellness, nutrition, and health issues. The second semester course focuses on career and graduate school information, resume development, and development of communication skills. Other goals of this course are: knowledge of the University’s history, development of the sense of University community, and a shared common educational experience with other freshmen. Credit: one hour. MVSC-200.  CPR AND FIRST AID.  1:1:0 This course provides students with the skills to recognize and respond to emergency situations and enables students to earn the American Red Cross Adult, Child and Infant CPR, AED and First Aid Certification. Credit:  one hour. MVSC-201. HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I.  4:3:1 These foundation courses are designed to provide fundamental knowledge of the structure and function of the systems of the human body. This first course of the two-semester course sequence presents the study of human anatomy and physiology at the cell, tissue, and organ system levels of organization. An emphasis is placed on anatomical terminology, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. This second course of the two-semester course sequence focuses on topics, which include the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive systems, human immunity, electrolytes and water balance, and human growth and development. Both courses consist of three (3) hours of lecture and one (1) one-hour of laboratory per week. Credit: four hours. MVSC-202. HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II.  4:3:1 These foundation courses are designed to provide fundamental knowledge of the structure and function of the systems of the human body. This first course of the two-semester course sequence presents the study of human anatomy and physiology at the cell, tissue, and organ system levels of organization. An emphasis is placed on anatomical terminology, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. This second course of the two-semester course sequence focuses on topics, which include the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive systems, human immunity, electrolytes and water balance, and human growth and development. Both courses consist of three (3) hours of lecture and one (1) one-hour of laboratory per week. Credit: four hours. MVSC-203.  FITNESS MANAGEMENT.  3:3:0 This course examines the health-fitness specialist's role in facility administration and program management.  Students will discuss the role of the health and fitness administrator and learn how to conduct health promotion programming, evaluation and marketing strategies, equipment maintenance and legal implications of documented health screening, and safety procedures. Credit:  three hours. MVSC-210. PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.  3:3:0 This course will address theories of behavior change as they apply to physical activity participation and other health behaviors. There will be an emphasis on application to understand factors related to physical activity and exercise participation, and health behavior intervention planning to maximize adherence. Additionally, this course will address physical activity and exercise as they relate to psychological health issues. The course will be taught with an emphasis on application of concepts and the critical analysis of the scientific research. Prerequisites: MVSC 110 Credit: three hours. MVSC-212.  MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY.  3:3:0 This course will introduce the root words that comprise the basic prefixes, roots, and suffixes for medical terminology relating to the anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, and procedural terms.  Practice and interpret standard abbreviations and pharmacological terms used in medical fields. Credit:  three hours. MVSC-218. SPORT AND FITNESS NUTRITION.  3:3:0 This course is designed to present an overview of nutrition as it relates to physical activity. Course topics include carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamin, mineral, and water requirements for fitness and sport. Popular nutritional supplements and ergonomic aids used by physically active individuals will also be discussed, along with an in-depth look into specific athlete’s nutritional requirements for their given sport. Prerequisites: None. Credit: three hours. MVSC-255. INTRODUCTION TO MOTOR CONTROL AND MOTOR LEARNING.  3:3:0 This course introduces students to the principles related to learning and control of psychomotor skills. The course focuses on motor skill acquisition and control. Primary focus is placed on the cognitive and neuromuscular processes underlying acquisition of motor skills and neuromuscular factors related to skilled motor performance. Prerequisites: None Credit: three hours. MVSC-257. EXERCISE TESTING.  4:3:1 This course presents practical experiences and theoretical knowledge in the selection, administration, and interpretation of various health-related fitness tests.  Emphasis is placed on proper technique and communication throughout the assessment process.  Course includes three hours of lecture and one hour of lab. Prerequisites:  MVSC-201, 202, and 355 Credit:  four hours. MVSC-265. RESEARCH DESIGN.  3:3:0 This course examines and compares types of research design.  Students will write a literature review and construct a research design.  Research protocol, statistical analysis as it relates to research design, reporting techniques, APA formatting, and reference styles are incorporated.  This is a writing emphasis class.  Prerequisites: MTSC 241 OR PSYC 322 OR SCWK 310, ENGL 101, ENGL 102. Credit: three hours. MVSC-319 BIOMECHANICS.  3:3:0 This course examines fundamental mechanical principles involved in the process of the production of human movement and optimization of performance.  Application of kinematics and kinetic principles to human movement are discussed and students are introduced to qualitative and quantitative mechanical analysis of human movement.  Prerequisites: MTSC 121 and MTSC 241 OR PSCY 322 OR SCWK 310. Credit, three hours. MVSC-355. EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY.  4:3:1 This course is designed to provide students with a physiological perspective of how the human body responds, adjusts, and adapts to exercise. Course content includes study of energy transfer and energy expenditure at rest and during exercise, bioenergetics, contributions and adaptations of the neuromuscular, pulmonary and circulatory systems during exercise, environmental aspects (e.g., thermal stress, altitude, microgravity) of physiology related to exercise performance, and body composition. Prerequisites: MVSC-201, MVSC-202.  Course includes three hours of lecture and one hour of lab. Credit: four hours. MVSC-363. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EPIDEMIOLOGY.  3:3:0 This course exposes students to epidemiological methods that are relevant to the study of physical activity. It is intended to enhance students’ ability to understand and apply epidemiological methods to physical activity-related research. Basic epidemiological study design, methods, and issues pertinent to the study of physical activity are presented early in the course. Subsequent classes are structured to provide opportunity for in-depth analysis and discussion of how epidemiological methods are used to study injury patterns and trends and physical activity behavior. Prerequisites: MVSC 201, MVSC 202 Credit: three hours. MVSC-364.  EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION.  3:3:0 This course provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to design personalized eercie programs that elicit specific physiological responses and adaptations.  Emphasis is placed on prescribing safe and effective individualized cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and weight management programs. Prerequisites:  MVSC-201, MVSC-202, MVSC-355, MVSC-362 Credit:  three hours. MVSC-370. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN MOVEMENT SCIENCE.  1-6:1-6:1-6 An opportunity to actively engage in a mentored research project in a Movement Science discipline. A scholarly report is required. The sequence begins in the spring semester of the junior year, laying the groundwork for development of a full research project. Prerequisites: Second semester junior or senior standing in Movement Science Credit: one to three hours each semester. MVSC-401. NEUROMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT.  3:3:0 An introduction to the study of how the nervous system controls muscle activation and movement. Relationships among neural and muscle tissues, neural elements and force production, acute and chronic adaptations to stress, neural plasticity, neural elements of movement disorders, prevention of and recovery from injury will be discussed. Prerequisites: MVSC-255, MVSC-360 Credit: three hours. MVSC-402. INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN TISSUE MECHANICS.  3:3:0 This course is an introduction to the biomechanical properties and behavior of human tissues and joints. Human tissue behavior under various loading conditions, including sitting, standing, gait and fundamental movement skills will be discussed. In addition, the development and etiology of fractures, strains, sprains and arthroplasty will be presented and discussed. Prerequisites: MVSC-319 Credit: three hours. MVSC-410. CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY.  3:3:1 This course provides a comprehensive exposure to and experience in the clinical aspects of exercise physiology by exploring the relationship between exercise and chronic disease. The pathophysiology, medical and clinical considerations, as well as exercise prescriptions designed for specific diseases will be discussed.  Course includes two hours of lecture and one hour of lab. Prerequisites: MVSC-257, MVSC-265, MVSC-355 Credit: three hours. MVSC-415. EXPERIMENTAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY.  3:3:1 This course will provide students with knowledge of how environment (heat and cold exposure, microgravity, chronobiological factors, altitude, diving, pollution) can impact an individual’s capacity to perform exercise and work. Students will be encouraged to participate in and conduct experiments designed to replicate these conditions in the laboratory setting and submit their findings in professional laboratory reports.  Course includes two hours of lecture and one hour of lab. Prerequisites: MVSC-257, MVSC-265, MVSC-355 Credit: three hours. MVSC-461. PREVENTION AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES.  3:3:1 The course is designed to introduce roles of the sports medicine team, liability issues, and necessary skills and competencies required for identification, basic injury treatment, and basic rehabilitation principles of basic athletic injuries.  Students in this course will modify exercise programs to accommodate injuries.  The course includes the study of common causes of injuries and evidence-based best practices of injury prevention and care.  Prerequisites: MVSC-201, MVSC-202, MVSC-355, MVSC-362, MVSC-365 Credit: three hours. MVSC-463. STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING.  4:3:1 This courses provides an overview of the methods and techniques associated with the strength and conditioning of athletes through cardiovascular and resistance training. The physiological principles for developing strength and conditioning training programs, utilizing both anaerobic and aerobic systems and performance assessment methods, will be addressed. An emphasis will be placed on metabolic energy systems and specific physical adaptations to exercise. The use of plyometrics, speed/agility/speed-endurance training, Pilates, and core training to maximize and athlete's performance will also be addressed.  As a final project, students are required to use knowledge gained throughout the semester to develop a one-year training program for a specific athlete. Prerequisites: MVSC-201, MVSC-202, MVSC-355, MVSC-362, MVSC-364, MVSC-365. Credit: four hours. MVSC-464. ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY.  3:3:0 Recognition and understanding of normal and abnormal electrocardiographic patterns are examined, with an emphasis on the underlying physiologic mechanisms and pathophysiology. Use of the resting electrocardiogram (ECG) to identify contraindications for exercise and use of the exercise ECG to identify clinically significant cardiovascular disease will be emphasized. A student successfully completing this course will be prepared to successfully complete the ECG portion of the American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Specialist or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist Certification Exams. Prerequisites: MVSC-355, MVSC-362 Credits: three hours. MVSC-465. POPULATION SPECIFIC EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS.  3:3:0 This course addresses the role of physical activity in at-risk populations for health promotion and disease prevention and treatment. At-risk populations are groups that traditionally report low levels of physical activity and/or have a high risk for chronic disease. Students will learn how to promote physical activity and how to prescribe physical activity for specific high risk populations. Prerequisites: MVSC-201, MVSC-202, MVSC-355, MVSC-362, MVSC-364 Credit: three hours. MVSC-470. MOVEMENT ANALYSIS.  3:3:1 This course introduces the student to the use of technology commonly used in movement analysis techniques. The processes of data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting using video, force, and EMG techniques will be introduced and explored. Quantitative analysis of human movement toward understanding the mechanisms of injury, reduction of injury production and improved movement outcomes will include kinematic and kinetic aspects of total body and isolated joint movements and electromyographic activity of muscle.  Course includes two hours of lecture and one hour of lab. Prerequisites: MVSC-319, MVSC-360,  Credit: three hours. MVSC-475. CSCS EXAM WORKSHOP.  1:1:0 This is an intensive workshop designed to address and fine-tune theory and practice specifically related to the content of NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist examination. Students will review exam topics through a combination of classroom and practical experience. Throughout this course, students will be taking practice CSCS exams. Prerequisites: MVSC-201, MVSC-202, MVSC-355, MVSC-362, MVSC-463 Credit: one hour. MVSC-476. HEALTH/FITNESS SPECIALIST® CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP.  1:1:0 This intensive workshop allows students to review the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to sit for and pass American College of Sport Medicines’s Health Fitness Specialist Certification Exam. The course focuses on the ten competency areas of the exam, with an emphasis on exercise physiology, testing, and prescription. Practice questions and a practice exam for the HFS exam are provided.  Prerequisites: MVSC-201, MVSC-202, MVSC-355, MVSC-362 Credit: one credit MVSC-481.  MOVEMENT SCIENCE SENIOR SEMINAR RESEARCH OPTION I.  3:0:3 This course will provide an opportunity to actively engage in a mentored individual research project in a Movement Science discipline.  A scholarly report is required.  This course with MVSC-482 is a senior capstone experience option for movement science students.  Prerequisites:  MVSC-200, MVSC-201, MVSC-202, MVSC-355, MVSC-362, MVSC-364, MVSC-361, ENGL-101, ENGL-102 Credit:  three hours. MVSC-482.  MOVEMENT SCIENCE SENIOR SEMINAR RESEARCH OPTION II.  3:0:3 This course will provide an opportunity to actively engage in a mentored individual research project in a Movement Science discipline.  Students will collect data, write a scholarly report, and submit report to a national or regional association.  This course with MVSC-481 is a senior capstone exserience option for movement science students.  Prerequisites:  MVSC-200, MVSC-201, MVSC-202, MVSC-355, MVSC-362, MVSC-364, MVSC-361, MVSC-481, ENGL-101, ENGL-102 Credit:  three hours. MVSC-483. MOVEMENT SCIENCE SENIOR SEMINAR.  6:1:5 A seminar course and capstone experience required of all Movement Science majors. Students may meet this requirement by completing an internship with a business or company in the health and fitness fields.  Students will write a paper describing a field experience and relate it to current literature.  Students must present their work orally in an open meeting format and provide a final paper detailing the work to the department.  Prerequisites: MVSC-200, MVSC-201, MVSC-202, MVSC-355, MVSC-362, MVSC-364, MVSC-365.  Credit: six hours.  

Department of Public and Allied Health Sciences

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The Department of Public and Allied Health Sciences is a unique interdisciplinary department that prepares students for a wide variety of careers, graduate education, and professional health education. The Department is composed of two unique, yet related majors; Movement Science and Health Promotion. Regardless of the selected major and concentration, students must complete the General Education Program as required of all University students (See General Education Requirements). Updated Curriculums For Fall 2015, the Movement Science curriculums have been changed to align course objectives with the American College of Sports Medicine Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities.  In addition, there has been an increase in the number of open electives to allow students in Health and Exercise Science to declare an elective and to all students in Pre-Health Professional to take additional prerequisites for graduate school.  To review the new curriculum guides, click here: Movement Science:  Pre-Health Professional Movement Science:  Health and Exercise Science Mission Consistent with the University’s Mission and Goals, the Mission of the Department of Public and Allied Health Sciences, is to prepare undergraduates for careers and graduate education in movement/exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, allied health disciplines, public health and community health. Graduates of these majors are provided with theoretical, laboratory, research, service learning, clinical, and community service opportunities to advance knowledge, ethical practice and service in future endeavors. The department provides the potential for current and meaningful interaction among its constituents, the campus community and the community at-large through the use of educational and research methodologies, service learning, and community service activities. Moreover, the Department promotes and provides programs which seek to remedy current under-representation of minorities in allied health, fitness and wellness, exercise/movement science, kinesiological, allied health, community health and public health professions. The Department is dedicated to meeting the educational and professional preparation needs of individuals who plan to interface with the diverse and ever-changing society of the 21st century. Departmental Philosophy The philosophy of the Department of Public and Allied Health Sciences is to develop effective and ethical practitioners, clinicians, and researchers who possess comprehensive content knowledge, practice and ethical behaviors; utilize appropriate assessment procedures and techniques; demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills; display the ability to problem solve and develop strategies for successful outcomes; employ technology in a variety of settings; and apply successful strategies through proven models of research, best practices, and service. Department's Beliefs The faculty believes that every major in the Department should have access to a program of high quality that prepares its constituents for careers in the fitness and wellness industry and post graduate education in movement/exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, allied health disciplines, community health, and public health disciplines. In addition, the faculty believes that every graduate should: Demonstrate proficiency in the content area in which he or she elects to specialize. Provide evidence of professional and ethical disposition and a broad spectrum of instructional knowledge, skills, and values. Exhibit the ability to work effectively within our nationally and internationally diverse society. Display a wide range of communication skills, including writing, speaking, and listening. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge, skills, and values by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving activities and critical analysis for successful outcomes. Provide evidence of the ability to translate research findings into meaningful practical applications. Exhibit technological and information literacy, conduct literature searches and use technology for the advancement of knowledge, practice, and service. Display an understanding that their selected interdisciplinary discipline is a dynamic process, which is knowledge-based, comprehensive and continuous, and requires discourse among colleagues. Educational Policy The Department of Public and Allied Health Sciences faculty of Delaware State University models instruction, experiences, service learning, and community engagement, and utilizes “Best Practices” in its delivery of instruction. Thus, Movement Science students are actively engaged in lecture, laboratory experiences, and campus and community service activities, and faculty-directed student research, all of which embrace the concerns of a diverse, changing global society. Health Promotion classes actively engage students through program planning, implementation, and assessment, research activities, observation and fieldwork, practicum, and internships. Problem solving activities provide students with the opportunity to explore real life situations, which present opportunities to develop skills to adapt to new problems and issues. The Department provides equipment, facilities, experiences, and instruction to facilitate optimal learning and community engagement.  
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Department of Public & Allied Health Sciences
Price Building, Room 103
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

302.857.6703
 

Monday - Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm

Faculty/ Staff Profile


Department Chair


Dr. Erica Taylor  
Chairperson
Price 103
302.857.6703
emjackson@desu.edu 
 

Assistant Professors


Dr. Sangeeta Gupta
Price 207
302.857.6782
sgupta@desu.edu

Dr. Adam Kuperavage
Price 107
302.857.7688
akuperavage@desu.edu


Instructors


Dr. Cara Cordrey Gomez
Price 105 B
302.857.6776
ccordrey@desu.edu

Ms. Amy Goote-Ash
Visiting Instructor
Price 108
302.857.6604
agoote@desu.edu



Ms. Megan Maloney
Instructor
Price 101
302.857.7657
mmaloney@desu.edu



Ms. Julia Olsen
Instructor
Price 101
302.857.6711
jolsen@desu.edu

 

Professional Staff

Ms. Angela Shorter
Coordinator, Lifetime Fitness & Wellness
Memorial Hall 107
302.857.6615
ashorter@desu.edu



Mr. Adam Swartzendruber
Program Manager
Memorial Hall 102
302.857.7689
aswartzendruber@desu.edu 
 

Staff


Mrs. Susan Kelly
Technical Secretary
Price 103
302.857.6703
sukelly@desu.edu

 

Movement Science

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    Introduction The interdisciplinary Movement Science degree offers complete preparation for careers in fitness, personal training, strength training and conditioning, and movement analysis. Students learn the most current techniques and technologies in fitness and fitness assessments, training and conditioning, injury prevention, and physical rehabilitation, developing all the expertise necessary to pass professional certification exams. The degree also provides an excellent foundation for graduate school programs in allied health disciplines such as kinesiology, exercise science, athletic training, sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, chiropractics, and medical school. Delaware State’s program stands out for its emphasis on laboratory work and service learning. Students get more than 100+ hours of practical experience in the community, developing professional attitudes, skills, and values that translate directly to the workplace. While on campus, they have access to the Exercise Physiology, Movement Analysis, Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Research Laboratories, as well as the newly opened, state-of-the-art Wellness and Recreation Center.  Students are encouraged to participate as volunteers in clinical environments and to actively engage in research. Professional Preparation Movement Science graduates possess a unique set of marketable skills. They are fully prepared to pass the certification exams of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, which provide immediate qualification for employment. Graduates enjoy a wide range of career options in such fields as personal training, health, wellness, and fitness, strength and conditioning, and movement analysis. Movement Science graduates may have an opportunity to engage in research and/or move on to graduate and health professional graduate education. Faculty The faculty of the Movement Science program teaches from personal and professional experience. Combining academic expertise with years of professional practice, they offer practical wisdom and insight along with textbook lessons. Delaware State has a small, intimate program. Instructors develop close relationships with students, offering mentorship, academic guidance, and career advice. Research and Experience Movement Science majors gain hundreds of hours of hands-on experience via faculty directed student research projects, course encumbered laboratory practice, service learning, internships, and volunteer experiences. In addition, students gain practical, workplace-ready skills such as exercise testing and prescription, personal training, fitness assessment and program planning, interpersonal communication and teamwork. Students work both on-campus and off, interacting with individuals of many different ages and cultures, skill levels, fitness status, and physical capabilities. The Movement Science Fitness and Biomechanics Assessment program, Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Baseline Health Risk Appraisals, course encumbered service learning opportunities, on campus Early Childhood Learning Lab and Boys and Girls Club of Dover, and Capitol Park Community Fitness Initiative provide numerous opportunities for students to develop and hone best practices in research and practice. The Movement Science program culminates in a senior capstone project (consisting of a research project, literature review, or internship), which enables students to apply their knowledge in a real-world setting.  
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Career Options


The Fitness and Strength concentration prepares students for a wide variety of health/sport-related careers. Graduates may work in fitness and/or wellness programs, cardiac rehabilitation facilities, strength and conditioning centers/gyms. With this degree, graduates have the KSA’s to work with clients of all ages and fitness levels, including athletes, children, adults, and the elderly. Career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Health and Fitness Director
  • Physical Therapist Assistant

The clinical opportunities provided by this degree allow students to have experiential training required for professionals in the fitness industry. Career options include

  • Exercise Specialist
  • Exercise Test Technologist
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Scientist
     

If a student’s interest is strength and conditioning training in a variety of settings, the undergraduate Movement Science program prepares him or her for a number of sports-related professions. Career options include:

  • Strength and/or Conditioning Coach
  • Kinesiologist
  • Movement Analyst

 

Health Promotion

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Introduction The health promotion degree prepares students with the professional skills necessary to promote healthy lifestyles, particularly among populations that have limited access to health-related information and services. These skills include needs assessment, program development and implementation, and evaluation of program outcomes. Delaware State’s health promotion program emphasizes hands-on learning. Students gain many of hours of practical work experience via field placements as volunteers in health agencies, public health departments, the corporate world, and other agencies. They develop programs to enhance health in a variety of ways including:   nutrition obesity prevention and reduction alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse sexually transmissible diseases pregnancy and prenatal care heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and other chronic conditions mental health pollution and environmental health PAHO Newsletter, Issue 1, November 2015 Professional Preparation Graduates enter the work force with a wide range of job-ready work skills, including public speaking, written communication, qualitative research techniques, health promotion and disease prevention education, needs assessment and analysis. The program includes an in-depth study of public, personal, and community health topics, public health policy, informatics, workplace health promotion, epidemiology, barriers to healthy lifestyles, public and community health organization mechanisms, and health-related challenges of diverse and low-income populations. Faculty Faculty in the health promotion program teaches from first-hand experience. Combining academic expertise with years of professional practice, they have earned their “street cred” and can offer practical wisdom and insight along with textbook lessons. Delaware State’s Health Promotion program offers intimate class sizes to enable meaningful content delivery. Instructors are able to develop close relationships with students, offering mentorship, academic guidance, and career advice. Research and Experience During the junior year, all students perform dozens of hours of observation and fieldwork at an off-campus site including, but not limited to health care agencies, correctional facilities, HIV Prevention centers, health care and disease prevention entities, etc. Students are required to engage in course encumbered mini-research projects, progressively working towards a qualitative research project. The senior capstone consists of a minimum twelve-week, full-time placement at a community health agency or public health facility. Here students engage in supervised work site activities.  
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Career Options


The Health Promotion graduate possesses a unique marketable set of skills required for employment in public health agencies, private and non-profit agencies, worksite health promotion offices, and many other public health related careers. Graduates with a B.S. degree in Health Promotion have a variety of diverse employment opportunities. A few examples are:
 

  • Bioterrorism Prevention Specialist
  • State Immunization Program Coordinator
  • Community Outreach and Case Manager, Family Planning Agency
  • Project Officer, National Geological Survey
  • STD Prevention Specialist
  • Diabetes Prevention Program Specialist
  • Food and Restaurant Inspector
  • HIV Educator and Prevention Specialist
  • Case Management Supervisor
  • Nutrition Coordinator, Senior Center Tobacco Prevention Specialist
  • Project Officer, Lead Screening Program
  • Managed Care Coordinator
  • Employee Wellness Coordinator
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiologist

 

Physical Education (K-12)

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Introduction   Delaware State offers a physical education program for the 21st century. We are emerging as national leaders in the innovative “tactical” approach to physical education, a teaching model that organizes instruction around broad skills and strategies rather than individual sports. Our redesigned program also covers recent trends such as movement education and adaptive PE, current methods of assessment and testing, and cultural/gender diversity in physical education. Students enjoy close mentoring from faculty, opportunities for community involvement, and academic support (as needed) to build classroom skills in reading, writing, and math. Professional Preparation The Physical Education program at Delaware State meets all standards set by the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Upon graduation, PE majors become licensed teachers in the state of Delaware. They are eligible to teach in public, private, parochial, and charter schools; substitute teach in any school district; or work in PE-related fields such as coaching, recreation, and fitness training. Faculty The Physical Education faculty are experts in fitness — not just physical fitness but also mental and career fitness. They help students master course material while developing the habits, discipline, and confidence to succeed as educators. Our faculty combine academic credentials with personal experience as PE instructors, coaches, and trainers. They have life lessons to share along with their subject-matter expertise. Research and Experience This program provides for extensive early field experience and a one-semester student teaching experience. Students spend time in real-world schools during the sophomore, junior, and senior years. Delaware State’s use of the innovative “tactical” approach has created research opportunities for our students. Some have participated in studies to test outcomes and develop assessment methods for the new model. Others have been involved in programs to introduce the tactical approach to veteran PE teachers.      

Middle Level Education (5-8)

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  Introduction A Middle Level Education degree from Delaware State provides a competitive edge in the job market. Students in our program are required to develop two subject-area concentrations, which makes them highly marketable. In addition, Delaware State offers specific preparation for teaching in diverse classrooms, where there is a nationwide shortage of middle-school teachers — especially in areas such as math, science and world languages. Because Delaware State has a reputation for excellence in teacher education, our graduates enjoy a very high job-placement rate and are often recruited by out-of-state districts. Professional Preparation All graduates become licensed teachers in the state of Delaware. They are prepared to teach fifth through eight grades, with two subject-area concentrations. Students will develop professional teaching skills in: adolescent psychology and emotional development the use of technology in education guidance and counseling multicultural classrooms and global societies literacy development In addition, professional teaching organizations such as Kappa Delta Pi and the Council for Exceptional Children have campus chapters at Delaware State, providing career guidance and preparation to education students. Faculty Most faculty members in this program have taught at the middle-school level and bring real world experiences to the program. They offer more than academic instruction, acting as mentors who can help students meet challenges in the classroom, the professional world, and in life. Research and Experience Candidates have opportunities to get involved in community-based research, in which they study educational problems in local school districts and proffer solutions based on their research and experience. These projects are attached to specific courses such as Middle School Years, Effective Teaching and Classroom Management, and Technology in Education. Students are exposed to real word experiences through early field experiences (EFE), engaged in at the entry level, practical experiences through methods courses, and student teaching in partnered middle schools.  

Elementary Education (K-6)

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Introduction The Elementary Education program at Delaware State provides outstanding career preparation for K-6 teachers. Students learn to teach all academic subjects, with extra emphasis on literacy and multicultural / multiethnic classrooms. The program emphasizes direct, hands-on experience in real-world classrooms and incorporates the most current theories in learning, assessment, and child development. Delaware State has a growing reputation for excellence in teacher education. Our graduates have an extremely high job-placement rate within the state and are also recruited by out-of-state districts. Professional Preparation All graduates become licensed teachers in the state of Delaware. The college has campus chapters of professional teaching organizations such as Kappa Pi Delta and the Council for Exceptional Children. Students will develop professional teaching skills in academic instruction classroom management lesson planning assessment child intellectual and psychological development special education communication with parents and family members the use of technology in the classroom music and art literacy development Faculty Faculty in the College of Education, Health and Public Policy offers more than academic instruction. They act as mentors, taking a personal interest in students to help them meet challenges in the classroom, the professional world, and in life. COE professors represent a diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and have an impressive list of achievements in research and writing, as well as excellent connections within the education community. Research and Experience The Elementary Education major requires dozens of hours of direct classroom observation and student teaching experience, spread across three years of the program. The process begins in the sophomore year, with more than 20 hours of early field experience (EFE), and concludes with a 12-week student-teaching placement during the senior year.

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