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Student Services Center

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Student Services Center for the College of Education, Health & Public Policy  The Student Services Center’s mission is to mentor and assist sophomore and pre- majors in goal setting and establishing strategies to progress to advanced levels of education in the College of Education, Health and Public Policy. The objectives of the center are to: Encourage students to gather and evaluate information, and make meaningful decisions based upon a consideration of the information, alternatives, and personal values and goals. Assist students in the exploration of possible short- and long-range consequences of decisions and facilitate advisees' recognition and acceptance of personal responsibility for their choices. Assist students in developing an academic program consistent with their goals. Help students recognize and accept the reality of possible successes and failures, thereby encouraging a sense of confidence and maturity. Help students explore career choices and choices of academic major based on their interests, values, skills, and abilities. Student Services & Academic Advising Syllabus    
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Mrs. Michele Rush
Director
Student with last name A-D
302.857.6742
mrush@desu.edu
 


Mr. Kevin Noriega
Academic Advisor
Students with last name E-K
302.857.7862
kenoriega@desu.edu

 

Mr. Roger Phillips
Academic Advisor
Students with last name L-R
302.857.6836 
raphillips@desu.edu

 

Ms. Charmaine Whyte
Assistant Director
Students with last name S-Z
302.857.7142
cwhyte@desu.edu
 

 


Price Building, Rm 111
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901-2277
(302) 857-6742

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 to 4:30
Appointments available

DE Center for Health Promotion

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Welcome to the Delaware Center for Health Promotion The mission of the Delaware Center for Health Promotion (DCHP) is to encourage Delawareans to adopt healthier lifestyle habits in an effort to increase their quality of life and to reduce the incidence of preventable illness. DCHP is housed at Delaware State University, and is partially funded by corporate contributions and grants.  DCHP collaborates with allied health organizations to identify current health priorities and provide programming to address those needs. About Delaware’s Health Delaware currently ranks in the bottom half of the nation - #32 out of 50 states – according to the United Health Foundation, 2015. The following statistics identify the need to increase health promotion efforts in the First State: In the past two decades, the prevalence of obesity among Delaware adults has doubled— from 14.4% in 1990 to 31% in 2015. Currently, 66% of adult Delawareans are classified as either overweight or obese. Only about 50% of adults meet the recommended level of physical activity. About 80% are not consuming adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables daily. While the smoking rate among adults has declined, ~20% of adults continue to smoke.  The First State Can Do Better! DSU Inside Perspective – Heart Disease and Future DSU Smoking Restrictions  The latest segment of DSU Inside Perspective – a video interview show hosted by Carlos Holmes –  features Marianne Carter, director of Delaware Health Promotion at DSU, who shares info about Million Hearts Delaware, a heart disease prevention campaign, as well as the related recently announced plan to increase the restrictions on smoking on the DSU campus.  
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Staff

Mrs. Marianne Carter
Director
302.857.7309


Wellness & Recreation Center, Room 107
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302.857.7309
302.857.6080

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

Undergraduate Program in Social Work

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The Baccalaureate Social Work Program was granted full accreditation status by the national professional accrediting agency, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in 1982 and Reaffirmation of Accredited Status in 1990 and 1998. The curriculum of the Bachelor’s of Social Work Program is designed to fulfill the program’s Mission, which is to prepare baccalaureate students for generalist practice at the entry level of the profession.  Upon graduating from the BSW program at Delaware State University, students are prepared to demonstrate the knowledge, values and skills integrated in the ten core competencies and all 41 practice behaviors when working in diverse practice settings with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.  The BSW curriculum is grounded in the Department of Social Work’s five underpinnings. Applicants seeking admission to Delaware State University are expected to follow the general admission procedures. Formal admission into the Baccalaureate Social Work Program (BSW) is decided at the departmental level. The following admissions criteria must be completed: successful completion of two years of undergraduate study with a GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale; a grade of "C" or better in all social work courses and corequisites; Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Sociology; Microcomputer Applications; a completed application form; and an interview. The Baccalaureate Social Work curriculum is structured to offer a well-integrated program in the liberal arts, socio-behavioral sciences, scientific-analytical study, and professional content courses. The foundation content areas include: Social Welfare Policies and Programs, Human Behavior and Social Environment, Social Work Practice, Research, and Field Practicum. Students must complete general education requirements as defined by the University, social work corequisites and social work courses, including twelve (12) credit hours of field practicum for a total of 124 credit hours as presented in the attached curriculum. Students are provided individual advisement by the social work faculty from time of contact through graduation. All care is taken to ensure that student career goals and objectives are in congruence with the objectives of the social work program and the profession. NO CREDIT IS GIVEN FOR PRIOR FIELD OR LIFE EXPERIENCES. Students are encouraged to participate in student organizations of the department and University and with affiliated professional organizations. THERE IS NO MINOR IN SOCIAL WORK.
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Faculty/Staff Profile


Chair
Dr. John Austin
jaustin@desu.desu
302.857-6771

 
Associate Professors
Finger Wright
302.857.6784
 
Hill
302.857.6790
 
Assistant Professors
Balliro
302.857.6794
 
Franklin (BSW Program Director)
302.857.6773
 
Director of Field Instruction
Dottin
302.857.6778
 

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BSW Student Handbook – under construction

BSW Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Field Education

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Welcome to Field Education At Delaware State University, the department of social work takes your education into the community. We are excited to help students find the right field experience where they will spend their time putting theory into practice, engaging with other social workers, and developing their professional identity.  An important part of Social Work education is the practicum experience. While classroom learning focuses upon knowledge and theory, it is the practicum which provides the student with “hands on” experience, integrating social work theory with practice within a context of ethical principles and an ecological perspective. Field Practicum provides students with opportunities to employ the knowledge, values, skills and conceptual frameworks that undergird advanced practice in the generalist perspective in agency settings while under the supervision of an approved field instructor. Field practicum provides opportunities to intervene in serious complex problems where clients, families, and the community are the focus of intervention or where the client systems receive assistance. Students are expected to integrate the generalist perspective for social work practice, as well as the following department underpinnings:  Empowerment, Strengths Perspective, a Black Perspective, Global Perspective and Rural Perspective into their social work practice by combining what they have learned in class. Field Education has been identified as the signature pedagogy of social work, by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). A signature pedagogy is the method by which a student learns their profession; for social work, that is in field education. Signature pedagogies also do more; they disclose important information about the personality of a professional field, its values, knowledge, and manner of thinking, almost perhaps, its total worldview. Field Education makes a tremendous difference in the lives of students, and leaves a lasting impression.  We hope your field experience is one that helps set your path as a professional social worker. The Office of Field Education will guide and support you through your placement process and your experience. Dr. Chavon Dottin Director of Field Instruction  

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Department of Education

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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.
Chairperson/Coordinator of Physical Education
Associate Professor
EH 100
302.857.6720
bmartin@desu.edu

Graduate Program Director
Dr. Nirmaljit K. Rathee
Director, Graduate Program
Associate Professor
EH 112
302.857.6597
nrathee@desu.edu

Professor

Dr. J. Kent Chrisman
CAEP Coordinator
EH 233
302.857.6728
jchrisman@desu.edu

Associate Professors

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


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

Dr Joseph Falodun
Dr. Joseph Falodun
EH 211
302.857.6736
jfalodun@desu.edu

Dr. Janet Hill
Dr. Janet Hill
Coordinator of Early Childhood Education
EH 243
302.857.6718
jhill@desu.edu

Dr Keun Kyu Kim
Dr. Keun Kyu Kim
EH 245
302.857.6744
keunkim@desu.edu


Dr Elaine Marker

Dr. Elaine Marker
Coordinator of Elementary Education
EH 255
302.857.7176
emarker@desu.edu

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

Dr Richard Philips
Dr. Richard Phillips
EH 235
302.857.6826
rphillips@desu.edu


Assistant Professors

Dr. Chetanath Gautam
EH 248
302.857.6959
cgautam@desu.edu

Dr. Donald Kern
EH 238
302.857.6735
dkern@desu.edu 

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

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

Instructors

Ms. Sabrina Bailey
EH 108
302.857.6877
sdbailey@desu.edu


Professional Staff

Hardy
Mr. Ricky Hardy
Praxis Coordinator
EH 106
302.857.6964
rhardy@desu.edu



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


Staff


Ms. Brandi Besecker
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

 

Public Health Course Descriptions

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  PUBH-105 (HEPR-105). INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3:3:0 This course introduces students to the broad context of public health, including the mission, core functions, structure, policy role and program activities. Theoretical and practical perspectives are presented to illustrate contemporary strategies for health promotion and disease prevention, and how public health operates at the state and national levels. Critical health issues are examined from a practice perspective to stimulate classroom discussion of both the problem and the public health system’s efforts to solve the problem. 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. PUBH-205 (HEPR – 205). Foundations of Health Education 3:3:0 The health education profession is dedicated to excellence in the promotion of individual, family, organizational, and community health. Health educators are responsible for upholding the integrity and ethics of the profession as they face the daily challenges of making decisions. This course examines the field of health education in term of historical developments, professional standards, roles, theoretical foundations, ethics, application, and settings. This course also addresses the professional competencies and the academic preparation of health educators as well as the role of professional organizations in public health. Credit, three hours. PUBH-220 (HEPR – 220). Public Health Informatics and Communication 3:3:0 This 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, and technological. Prerequisites: HEPR 105, HEPR 205. Credit, three hours. PUBH-234 (HEPR-234). Global Health 3:3:0 This course addresses the fundamental frameworks to understanding global health issues and health enhancement at a population level. This course examines major health and health-related challenges faced by developing nations as well as nations with limited resources and how global health partners are identifying solutions to challenges. Students will analyze various health issues and disorders faced by many nations in a variety of cultural settings and health systems relative to global health goals and partnerships. Credit, three hours. PUBH-236 (HEPR-236). Substance Use and Abuse 3:3:0 Substance abuse has a major impact on individuals, families, and communities. This course will address the consumption of mind and behavior altering substances that have a negative impact on health and behavior. Social, political and legal attitudes and responses to the consumption of alcohol and use of illicit drugs have made substance abuse a highly complex public health issue. This course will examine the significance of the substance abuse issue within the criminal justice system and the debate as to whether substance abuse is a disease with genetic and biological foundations or a matter of personal choice. Credit, three hours. PUBH-330 (HEPR – 330). Introduction to Chronic Diseases 3:3:0 Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. This course will focus on the prevention, consequences, and control of selected chronic diseases (cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, etc). This course will investigate risk factors and preventative measures for chronic diseases as related to public health and the role of genomics in chronic disease management. Prerequisites: HEPR 105, HEPR 205, BIOL 208. Credit, three hours. PUBH-331 (HEPR – 331). Observation and Fieldwork 3:3:0 This course provides Public Health majors with field work experience for a minimum of sixty hours on a part-time basis. Students will select a community health agency or public health facility in the local area to complete the required hours. Prerequisites: HEPR 105, HEPR 205; CPR, First Aid, AED certification. Credit, three hours PUBH-332 (HEPR – 332). Health Administration and Policy 3:3:0 This course will examine the organization, financing aspects and delivery of public and personal health services. Current health policy and management issues as related to access, quality and cost will be a major emphasis. Credit, three hours. PUBH-333 (HEPR – 333). Infectious Diseases and Injury Prevention 3:3:0 The purpose of this course is to address epidemiological patterns, etiology and risk factors of selected infectious diseases from a population perspective. This course will also address emerging infectious diseases and epidemiologic transition. Infectious diseases are a major worldwide health dilemma. They are responsible for the loss of life of millions of children and crippling chronic conditions among adults, especially in developing countries. Prerequisites: HEPR 105, HEPR 205, BIOL 208. Credit, three hours. PUBH-335 (HEPR – 335). Mental Health and Stress Management 3:3:0 This course focuses on issues relating to mental and emotional health, including stress and stress management. Services in the community are also explored. Credit, three hours. PUBH-337 (HEPR – 337). Program Planning/Evaluation in Health Education/Promotion 3:3:0 This course provides students with a sequential model for community health program planning. Major elements of the course include the following: the study of philosophies, the performance of a needs assessment, the development of health goals and objectives, the construction of a health education/health promotion program and evaluation measures. Prerequisites: HEPR 105, HEPR 205. Credit, three hours. PUBH-339 (HEPR – 339). Human Sexuality 3:3:0 This course addresses the basic aspects of human sexuality, including human sexual response, the development of sex roles and sexual lifestyles, the reproduction and control of reproduction, AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and societal legal implications of sexuality. Credit, three hours. PUBH-340 (HEPR – 340). Health Disparities 3:3:0 This course is a critical analysis of the historical, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental conditions that lead to inequitable health status in the United States population. Parameters such as ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability contribute to health disparity among specific populations and communities. Prerequisites: HEPR 105, HEPR 205. Credit, three hours. PUBH-402 (HEPR – 402). Environmental Health 3:3:0 This course examines the causes and approaches to control major environmental health problems. This course will address physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination and vectors of dissemination (air, water, soil), solid and hazardous waste issues and population susceptible environmental health problems. This course will also address the role of science in policy decisions and other emerging global environmental health problems. Prerequisites: HEPR 105, HEPR 205. Credit, three hours. PUBH-410 (HEPR – 410). School and Community Health Education 3:3:0 This course examines the relationship between childhood health and the K-12 school experience. The eight components of the Centers for Disease Control-coordinated school health program model is the organizing framework. Topics include the history and development of school health, the relationships of in-school health interventions to student health status, health care access, and academic outcomes. Prerequisites: HEPR 105, HEPR 205. Credit, three hours PUBH-431 (HEPR – 431). Principles of Epidemiology 3:3:0 Epidemiology is considered a basic science of public health. This course addresses the basic principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation including relative to patterns of illness and the etiology of disease. This course will introduce quantitative measures to determine risk and the standardization of rate procedures. Prerequisites: MTSC 241, PSYC 322, or SCWK310; HEPR 105, HEPR 205. Credit, three hours PUBH-432 (HEPR – 432). Health Practicum 3:3:0 The purpose of the Health Practicum is to provide Public Health students the opportunity to apply knowledge and experiences obtained in public health coursework in a real-world setting. The Health Practicum is a 400 hour structured and supervised professional experience with an approved agency. Prerequisite: Completion of Public Health coursework; CPR, First Aid, AED certification

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.  

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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Department of Public and Allied Health Sciences is an 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 Public Health. Regardless of the selected major and concentration, students must complete the General Education Program as required of all University students (See General Education Requirements). DEPARTMENT MISSION 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 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. DEPARTMENT 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. EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES The faculty believes that every student in a major within the Department of Public and Allied Health Sciences should have access to a high quality program that prepares students or 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 utilizes “Best Practices” in its delivery of instruction and learning experiences to actively engage students 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. Public Health 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. LIFETIME FITNESS AND WELLNESS All Delaware State University students must successfully complete a Lifetime Fitness and Wellness course during their first year of study.  This course combines instruction in and practice of physical activity, healthier food selection, sexual wellness, mental health, and the effects of chronic disease, stress, drugs and alcohol.  Students are assessed for baseline health using the Polar Tri-Fit system. Students are required to participate in and document physical activity.  Health risk appraisals and ongoing assessments are integrated into the course, which carries two hours of graded academic credit.  This course is a required course in the General Education core and is applied toward the credit total for graduation regardless of major. An ancillary activity of Lifetime Fitness and Wellness,  is to provide all students, faculty, staff, and administrators with access to baseline health risk appraisals. All students are required to earn a grade of C or better. LABORATORIES The Exercise Physiology and Movement Analysis Laboratory provide students with opportunities to enhance learning relative to applied aspects of exercise science. Each laboratory is equipped with industry standard testing and training instrumentation used in clinical fitness and wellness settings.   RESEARCH The faculty is engaged in a variety of research activities including: neuromechanical aspects of injury prevention and rehabilitation, chronic disease prevention, physical activity interventions, overweight and obesity prevention and intervention across the lifespan, physical activity intervention across the lifespan, and behavioral aspects of exercise participation and compliance. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT The department participates in a variety of community outreach activities, including, but not limited to: community health fairs and health education workshops, sports nutrition education, strength and speed conditioning workshops, and in-depth health, fitness, and biomechanical assessments.  Community outreach and service learning activities are supervised by the department faculty. STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS HFLO - Health and Fitness Leaders Organization PAHO - Public and Allied Health Organization Phi Epsilon Kappa - Honor Society  
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Department of Public & Allied Health Sciences
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Dover, DE 19901

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Department Chair

Taylor
Dr. Erica Taylor
Chairperson
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Associate Professor

Dr. Sangeeta Gupta

Dr. Sangeeta Gupta
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Assistant Professors

Dr. Cara Cordrey Gomez
Dr. Cara Gomez
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Dr. Adam Kuperavage
Price 107
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Dr. R. Christopher Mason
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Instructors

Elder

Ms. Patrice Elder
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Ms. Amy Goote-Ash 
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Ms. Julia Olsen
Ms. Julia Olsen
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Rawlins
Dr. Knolan Rawlins
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Ms. Megan Maloney

Ms. Megan Rothermel
Price 105A
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Professional Staff

Ms. Angela Shorter
Coordinator, Lifetime Fitness & Wellness
Memorial Hall 107
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Mr. Adam Swartzendruber
Mr. Adam Swartzendruber
Program Manager
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