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Health and Human Development

College of Education, Health and Human Development

http://www.montana.edu/hhd/

The Department of Health and Human Development prepares students for careers that are dedicated to the enrichment of human well-being. Consequently, rewarding career opportunities are available to graduates within education and human service professions in private and public settings. Specific areas of study include community health, dietetics/nutrition science, exercise science/kinesiology, early childhood education and child services, and family and consumer sciences. Students interested in teaching can pursue programs in family and consumer sciences and health enhancement (health and physical education) K-12.

Health and Human Development offers graduate master's-level degrees with options in counseling, including marriage and family counseling, mental health counseling, and school counseling; family and consumer sciences, including early childhood education; family financial planning; exercise and nutrition sciences; food, family and community health. (See the graduate catalog for further information on graduate programs.)

In addition to the career options, the department offers recreational activity courses in skiing, bowling, and billiards. Physical activity courses are offered as a service to the general student population with no prerequisite. User fees vary depending on the activity. Each student enrolling in an activity course will be asked to sign an activity course waiver and release form.

Mission Statement

The Department of Health and Human Development strives to enrich human well-being through teaching, research, and outreach.

Degrees and Options

The department offers six Bachelor of Science degrees. They include a B.S. in Community Health; a B.S. in Early Child Education and Child Services; a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences with Teaching or Non-teaching options; a B.S. in Food and Nutrition with options in Dietetics, Nutrition Science; a B.S. in Health Enhancement K-12 (health and physical education teaching); and a B.S. in Health and Human Performance with options in Exercise Science or Kinesiology. For students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary B.S. in Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems, the department offers an option in Sustainable Food Systems.

The department offers a Master of Science in Health and Human Development with options in Counseling (including marriage and family counseling and mental health counseling); Family and Consumer Sciences (including early childhood education); Family Financial Planning; Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (including exercise physiology and nutrition an sport and coaching sciences); and Food, Family and Community Health (including sustainable food systems and family and community health.

The department offers a Master of Education in School Counseling.

Minor Fields of Study

Minors provide a concentration of courses outside the student's major and are intended to complement major course work. The minor is posted on the student's transcript. A non-teaching minor is available in Coaching. A teaching minor is available in Family and Consumer Sciences. (See the course requirements on minors in the appropriate section of this catalog.)

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science degrees in Community Health, Early Childhood Education and Child Services, Family and Consumer Sciences (Non-teaching), Food and Nutrition, and Health and Human Performance shall be conferred upon the successful completion of specified requirements and a minimum of 120 credits. The Bachelor of Science degrees in the teaching options of Family and Consumer Sciences and Health Enhancement K-12 (health and physical education) shall be conferred upon the successful completion of specified requirements and a minimum of 128 credits. All undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 42 upper division credits.

The Master of Science in Health and Human Development shall be conferred upon completion of specified requirements and a minimum of 30 credits for the options of Family and Consumer Sciences, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, and Food, Family and Community Health Sciences. A minimum of 42 credits is required for the Family Financial Planning program. A minimum of 60 credits is required in the graduate Counseling programs. The Master of Education in School Counseling carries a minimum of 48 credits. (See the graduate catalog for further information.)

Certifications and Licensures

Certifications and licensures are dependent on the student's eligibility to sit for certification and licensing examinations and passing those examinations. Several fields of study in the Department of Health and Human Development prepare students to sit for certification and licensing examinations. Many, but not all, certifications and licensures are offered as post-baccalaureate opportunities. See your advisor for additional information. The following certifications are related to Health and Human Development disciplines:

Accredited Family Financial Counselor. The Department of Health and Human Development offers a three-course series (FCS 337 Personal and Family Finance I, FCS 338 Personal and Family Finance II, and FCS 339 Family Financial Counseling) that can aid students in becoming credentialed as an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC). The AFC credential is offered nationally through the Institute for Personal Finance. The credential requires two tests, an internship and a year of work experience in helping consumers and families with financial matters. The three courses prepare students to take the two tests. The department then helps the student find placement for an internship in helping consumers and families with finances. The AFC credential allows students to credibly indicate their expertise in personal and family finance to potential employers.

Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences. Students completing the family and consumer sciences major and the restricted electives will be eligible to sit for the Certification in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS) exam set by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The CFCS Credential communicates to others within and outside of the profession that the individual certified in family and consumer sciences possesses a broad professional knowledge base in the field.

Certified Family Life Educator. Students completing the family and consumer sciences major and the restricted electives will be eligible to apply for the CFLE granted by the National Council on Family Relations. Interested community health students may also complete additional courses and apply for provisional certification. Certified Family Life Educators serve as consultants, directors, educators, and coordinators in settings such as social services, child care, health and welfare, recreation, youth programs, community action, drug/alcohol rehabilitation centers, senior citizen programs, parent education, family service agencies, extension, and retirement/convalescent care centers.

Certified Health Education Specialist. Completion of the community health major establishes eligibility to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist examination (CHES). The CHES exam measures the possession, application, and interpretation of knowledge essential to the practice of community health/health education. The CHES certification is a national standard for health education practice and assists employers in identifying qualified health education practitioners.

Certified Personal Trainer/Certified Strength Coach. The National Strength and Conditioning Association provides opportunities to become a certified personal trainer or a certified strength coach.

Coaching Certification. Faculty in Health and Human Development partner with the Montana High School Association (MHSA) in the development and implementation of a coaching certification program. Although MHSA awards the certification, successful completion of the coaching minor offered in the department will prepare the future coach for the profession.

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher. The family and consumer sciences teacher preparation program is designed for students who want to become teachers of family and consumer sciences in public or private schools. Upon completion of the degree, students are eligible for licensure from the State of Montana in teaching grades 5-12.

Health Enhancement (Health and Physical Education) K-12 Teacher. The health enhancement K-12 teacher preparation program is designed for students who want to become teachers of health enhancement (health and physical education) in public or private schools. Upon completion of the degree, students are eligible for licensure from the State of Montana in teaching grades K-12 with reciprocity in other states.

Health Fitness Instructor and Exercise Test Technologist. The American College of Sports Medicine, the premier organization for health/fitness professionals and clinicians, offers the Health/Fitness Instructor and Exercise Test Technologist certifications at sanctioned test locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. The certification exams include written and practical components that emphasize the application of knowledge and hands-on skills typically acquired in an undergraduate exercise science or kinesiology program.

Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Counseling programs in the graduate program in Health and Human Development lead to the opportunity to become licensed in Montana as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Following completion of a master's degree, the student must complete a minimum of 1500 hours of supervised counseling practice prior to sitting for and passing the LPC examination.

Registered Dietitian. The food and nutrition dietetics option gives the students an opportunity to apply to a national post-baccalaureate supervised practice/dietetic internship. Upon its completion, the student may sit for the RD examination given by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for The American Dietetic Association. The RD status enables a person to become licensed in Montana as a Licensed Nutritionist by the Board of Medical Examiners.

Academic Advisors

The Health and Human Development academic advising office, staffed with academic advisors to serve the needs of students, is located in Hosaeus PE Complex. Students are expected to meet with an advisor each semester to discuss their plan of study, select courses, and register for courses. In addition, students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to discuss issues and questions regarding professional programs, career opportunities, and academic concerns. Academic advisors can assist students to appropriate referrals when necessary.

To receive advising or to inquire about programs in the Department of Health and Human Development, contact the Health and Human Development Advising Center by phone at 406.994.4001 or by e-mail at hhdadvising@montana.edu.

Course Requirements and Curricula for Majors

The curriculum and specific course requirements for each major and minor within the Department of Health and Human Development are listed below.


Curricula in Health and Human Development


COMMUNITY HEALTH MAJOR

Graduates of the community health major are employed in entry-level positions conducting planning, administration, evaluation, research, and teaching in community health settings. The undergraduate program is concerned with improving health and well-being for all through the promotion of healthful lifestyles, healthy family functioning, community actions for health, and conditions that make it possible to live healthful lives. The program draws on public health, education, psychology, sociology, family science, and other social and behavioral sciences. Students are prepared to work in a variety of settings including family planning agencies, nonprofit agencies, state and federal health agencies, schools, and community health centers. This program stresses community involvement because community health emphasizes an interactive process in which target populations are active participants in their health, rather than passive recipients. Student involvement will take the form of class assignments, practicum, internships, and service. Students will be prepared to assess individual and community needs; plan, implement, and evaluate effective health programs; coordinate provision of services; act as a resource person; and communicate health needs, concerns and resources. Persons enrolling in this option should seriously consider earning a graduate degree in public health or some related area at some point in their career. Students must receive a grade of "C " or higher in all required courses as outlined in the major.

Completion of the community health major establishes eligibility to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination. The CHES exam measures the possession, application, and interpretation of knowledge essential to the practice of community health/health education. The CHES certification is a national standard for health education practice and assists employers in identifying qualified health education practitioners.

Interested students may also complete additional courses and apply for provisional certification for the Certified Family life Educator (CFLE) program accredited by the National Council on Family Relations.

Freshman Year Credits
FCS 101IS--Individual Fam Develop/Well-Being Lifespan 3
SOCI 101IS--Introduction to Sociology 3
University Core and Electives 24
30
Sophomore Year Credits
BIOM 250--Microbiology for Hlth Sci 3
CHTH 210--Foundations of Comm Hlth 3
NUTR 221CS--Basic Human Nutrition 3
CHTH 205--Drugs and Society 3
HTH 220--Human Sexuality 3
KIN 221--Health Anatomy & Physiology 3
WRIT 221--Intermediate Tech Writing 3
University Core and Electives 9
30
Junior Year Credits
FCS 359--Theories for Helping Relationships 3
FCS 371--Research Methods 3
CHTH 435--Human Response to Stress 3
HADM 445--Managing Healthcare Organizations 3
CHTH 317--Health Behavior Theories 3
University Core and Electives 15
30
Senior Year Credits
FCS 465R--Family Law and Public Policy 3
FCS 464--Gender, Race, Class, Fam Div 3
CHTH 428--Health Disparities 3
CHTH 440--Principles of Epidemiology 3
CHTH 445--Prog Planning & Eval in Health 3
HTH 455--The Ethic of Care 3
CHTH 498--Internship 6
Electives 6
30

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CHILD SERVICES MAJOR

The early childhood education and child services major emphasizes the dual focus of education and services within the context of families, educational and child service settings, communities, and society. The major focuses on early childhood education, child development, developmentally appropriate practices, early intervention with children with special needs, assessment and intervention, advocacy, program administration, and working directly with children and families in a variety of early childhood and service settings. The early childhood education and child services major provides a strong background for students seeking careers in a wide variety of settings including early childhood education, child care-related programs and businesses, early intervention with children with special needs and preschool special education settings, child services and child-focused community agencies, state or federal agencies, nonprofit settings that support children and families, and administrators of child service programs. Additionally, this program provides a distance education program to Montana Tribal Colleges and respective Head Start Programs through the Early Childhood Education Distance Partnership Program.

The early childhood education and child services major provides a strong background for admission to graduate programs in early childhood education, child development, child and family studies, social work, counseling, and other related behavioral and social science disciplines. Students must receive a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses as outlined in the major.

Freshman Year Credits
EDEC 160--Early Childhood through Adolescent Development 3
US 101US--First Year Seminar 3
WRIT 101W--College Writing I      3
Math Core 3
Supporting Courses     9
University Core     9
30
Sophomore Year Credits
EDEC 288--Signing for Early Childhood Educators 3
FCS 263--Relations and Family Systems 3
EDEC 271--Paraprof Experience in Early Childhood 1
Supporting Courses     13
University Core and Electives 10
30
Junior Year Credits
FCS 359--Theories & Skills Help Relation 3
EDEC 350--Environments and Management in Early Childhood Ed 3
EDEC 385--Integrated Curriculum in Early Childhood Ed 4
EDSP 306--Exceptional Learners 0-21 3
EDSP 307--Exceptional Learners Lab 1
FCS 371--Research Methods 3
Supporting Courses     13
30
Senior Year Credits
EDEC 430--Social/Emotional Development in Young Children 3
EDEC 450--Literacy in EC 3
EDEC 496--Practicum in EC 6
FCS 455R--Program Plan and Admin in FCS 3
EDSP 458--Assess & Intervention 4
EDEC 453--Health & Movement in EC 3
Electives 8
30

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES MAJOR

The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) profession is dedicated to enhancing the relationships among individuals, families, communities and the environments in which they function. The family and consumer sciences profession takes leadership in improving individual, family, and community well-being; impacting the development, delivery, and evaluation of consumer goods and services; influencing the creation of policy; and shaping societal change, thereby enhancing the human condition.

Students in FCS take a common core of foundation courses in content areas based upon American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) standards. In addition, students take restricted supporting courses in the program.

Both teaching and non-teaching options are available.

Both teaching and non-teaching options take the following core classes:

  Credits
FCS 138--Surv of Family Finance & Cons Iss 3
EDEC 160--Early Childhood through Adolescent Development 3
FCS 239--Contemp Consumer Issues 3
FCS 263--Relationships & Family Sys 3
FCS 337--Personal and Family Finance I 3
FCS 371--Research Methods 3
FCS 465R--Family Law & Public Policy 3
FCS 437--Managing Work and Family 3
FCS 460--Parenting 3
FCS 457--Family Life Education 3
FCS 464--Gen,Race,Class & Fam Div 3
NUTR 221CS--Basic Human Nutrition 3
Take the following:
         FCS 338--Pers & Family Finance II 3
and  FCS 339--Fam Financial Counseling 3
OR    FCS 359--Theories Help Relations 3

Non-Teaching Option - Family & Consumer Sciences Major

The family and consumer sciences non-teaching option emphasizes the family as a dynamic social unit and examines diverse families in contemporary society. The program focuses on family behavior, strengths, and challenges using family-specific theoretical frameworks (family systems, family crisis) and research methods. Social, cultural, historical, political, and economic trends that influence family functioning and well-being are addressed. Students study a wide range of family issues including development across the lifespan, changing family structures, intergenerational relations. Additionally, human response to stress and crisis, family policies and laws, family finance and economics, work and family issues, and human service delivery and decision-making are included.

The family and consumer sciences non-teaching option provides a strong background for students seeking careers in human services, family life education, family policy, and financial counseling. However, graduate training will be necessary for students wishing to enter the counseling/therapy fields. The curriculum prepares students to work in a wide range of organizations and settings, state or federal agencies, nonprofit settings, and for admission to graduate programs in family science, family resource management, human development, social work, law, and other related behavioral and social science disciplines. Also, graduates of the program may be involved in family-owned business and work in occupations requiring knowledge of family finance including financial counseling.

Students completing the degree may apply for provisional certification as a Certified Family Life Educator. MSU's family and consumer sciences major is accredited by the National Council on Family Relations. Provisional certification is awarded at the completion of a baccalaureate degree and course work in the 11 family life substance areas. After two years' work experience, you may apply for full CFLE certification. Students must receive a grade of "C " or higher in all required courses as outlined in the major.

Freshman Year Credits
FCS 138--Surv Fam Finance & Cons Iss 3
EDEC 160--Early Childhood through Adolescent Development 3
LSCI 121--Library Research Skills 2
US 101US--First Year Seminar 3
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
University Core and Electives 16
30
Sophomore Year Credits
FCS 239--Contemp Consumer Iss 3
FCS 271--Meas Well-Being: Am Fam 3
FCS 261--Adult Dev and Aging 3
FCS 263--Relationships and Family Systems 3
NUTR 221CS--Basic Human Nutrition

3

CHTH 205--Drugs and Society

3

HTH 220--Human Sexuality

3

University Core and Electives 9
30
Junior Year Credits
FCS 337--Pers & Family Finance I 3
FCS 371--Research Methods 3
FCS 460--Parenting 3
CHTH 435--Human Response to Stress 3
Take one of the following:
         FCS 338--Pers & Family Finance II 3
and  FCS 339 -- Fam Financial Counseling 3
OR    FCS 359--Theories Help Relations 3
Restricted Electives     12-15
30
Senior Year Credits
FCS 465R--Family Law and Public Policy 3
FCS 437--Managing Work & Fam 3
FCS 457--Family Life Education 3
FCS 455R--Admin of Human Svc Prog 3
FCS 464--Gend, Race Class & Div 3
FCS 454--Prof Issues & Senior Seminar 4
Restricted Electives     11
30

Teaching Option - Family & Consumer Sciences Major

Family and consumer sciences students learn to work through credit and not-for-credit education systems to empower individuals and families across the lifespan to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. The unique focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships. The curriculum at MSU is in synch with the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers and the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Students. Therefore, students choosing this option will be well qualified to seek employment in a variety of educational settings including secondary public and private schools, extension, and public and private agencies. Students completing the program successfully will qualify for a Montana teaching license in Family and Consumer Sciences grades 5-12. Students are encouraged to complete the Certified Family Life Educator and Accredited Financial Counselor designations as well as a teaching minor in a second field while attending MSU to further increase their professional opportunities.

Additionally, the family and consumer sciences major prepares undergraduate students to pursue graduate degrees in a variety of areas including family and consumer sciences, curriculum and instruction, school counseling, and adult education. Students must receive a grade of "C " or higher in all required courses as outlined in the major.

Note: The family and consumer sciences teaching option requires 128 credits.

Freshman Year Credits
CHTH 205--Drugs and Society 3
FCS 138--Surv Fam Finance & Cons Iss 3
Take two of the following:
     EDEC 160--Early Child-Adol Dev 3
     FCS 101IS--Ind Fam Dev Well-Being 3
     FCS 261--Adult Dev & Aging 3
IDSN 101--Intro to Design 3
M 1xx--"C" or better in any
     100-level or above M course
3
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
University Core and Electives 12
33
Sophomore Year Credits
EDU 202--In-School Experience 1
EDU 223--Ed Psy & Adolescent Dev 3
EDU 211D--Multicultural Education 3
FCS 218--Fashion and Textiles 3
FCS 219--Apparel Construction 3
FCS 239--Contemp Consumer Issues 3
FCS 271--Meas Well-Being: Am Fam 3
FCS 263--Relationships and Family Sys 3
HTH 220--Human Sexuality 3
NUTR 221CS--Basic Human Nutrition 3
NUTR 226--Food Fundamentals 3
NUTR 227--Food Fundamentals Lab 3
33
Junior Year Credits
EDSP 306--Exceptional Learners 3
EDSP 307--Exceptional Learners Lab 1
EDU 370--Integrating Tech into Educ 2
EDU 382--Assmtt, Curric, Instruction 3
EDU 395--Practicum: 5-12 3
FCS 337--Personal & Family Finance I 3
FCS 338--Personal & Family Finance II 3
FCS 339--Fam Financial Counseling 3
FCS 371--Research Methods 3
FCS 437--Managing Work & Family 3
FCS 460--Parenting 3
30
Senior Year Credits
EDU 408--Professional Issues: 5-12 2
EDU 495--Student Teaching: 5-12 12
EDU 497--Methods: Fam & Cons Sci 3
FCS 450--Curriculum Devel in FCS Ed 3
FCS 457--Family Life Education 3
FCS 464--Gend, Race, Class & Div 3
FCS 465R--Family Law & Public Pol 3
Business course elective 3
32

 


FOOD AND NUTRITION MAJOR

The Department of Health and Human Development offers a major in the study of food and nutrition. Students who choose the nutrition science option intend to pursue a health profession or research-related career, for example, medicine, dentistry, industry, academia, etc. The dietetics option is designed for students wanting to become a registered dietitian. Information about degree requirements can be obtained from the Health and Human Development advising office, Hosaeus PE Complex.

Dietetics Option

The dietetics option at Montana State University-Bozeman has been granted initial accreditation as a Didactic Program in Dietetics by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education, 120 Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040, x. 5400. A graduate will attain a verification statement upon completing the ACEND-approved dietetics program curriculum in addition to a minimum of a "C" or better in each required program course at graduation. A graduate is then eligible to apply for a ACEND-accredited supervised practice/dietetic internship or other post-baccalaureate experience. Upon completion of the post-graduate dietetic internship, students are eligible to take the national registration exam for dietitians. Once the individual has passed the exam, the individual is then a "registered dietitian." The dietetics option has a strong foundation in food and nutrition, food service management, and clinical nutrition. Registered dietitians may find employment in health care facilities; industrial, school, and university food services; community nutrition services; private practice; sales for food service or health products; and other related fields.

Nutrition Science Option

The nutrition science option is designed to prepare a student for admission to medical (allopathic or osteopathic), dental, or graduate school with an emphasis on nutrition and biochemistry. A student can receive a dietetic verification statement if additional dietetic course requirements are met. Although the nutrition science option provides a strong background for most professional schools, students must contact individual schools for specific post-baccalaureate entrance requirements.

Standards of Work

Students must receive a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses as outlined in the major.

Dietetics Option

Freshman Year Credits
CHMY 141--College Chemistry I 4
CHMY 143--College Chemistry II 4
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
Take one of the following:
     COM 110US--Public Communication 3
     US 101US--First Year Seminar 3
Take one of the following:
     ECNS 101IS--Economic Ways of Thinking 3
     FCS 138--Surv Family Finance & Cons Iss 3
     FCS 239--Contemporary Consumer Issues 3
Take one of the following:
     M 121Q--College Algebra (or higher) 3
     M 145Q--Math for Liberal Arts 3
Take one of the following:
     FCS 101IS--Ind Fam Well-Being Lifespan 3
     PSYX 100IS--Intro to Psychology 3
Take one of the following:
     ANTY 101D--Anthropology & Human Exp 3
     SOCI 101IS--Introduction to Sociology 3
University Core 4
30
Sophomore Year Credits
BIOH 201--Human Anatomy & Physiology I 5
CHMY 211--Elements of Organic Chemistry 5
NUTR 221CS--Basic Human Nutrition 3
NUTR 226--Food Fundamentals 3
NUTR 227--Food Fundamentals Lab 2
Take one of the following:
     ACTG 201--Prin of Financial Accounting 3
     FCS 337--Personal & Family Finance I 3
Take one of the following:
     BIOM 103IN--Unseen Universe: Microbes 3
     BIOM 250--Microbiology for Hlth Sciences 3
Take one of the following:
     BMGT 205--Professional Communication Fundamentals 3
     WRIT 201--College Writing II 3
     WRIT 221--Intermediate Tech Writing 3
     BIOM 250--Microbiology for Hlth Sciences 3
Take one of the following:
     STAT 216Q--Introduction to Statistics 3
     BIOB 318--Biometry 3
30
Junior Year Credits
BCH 380--Biochemistry 5
BIOH 211--Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
FCS 359--Theories & Skills for Help Relations 3
FCS 371--Research Methods 3
NUTR 321--Nutrition in the Lifecycle 3
NUTR 322--Food Service Systems Mgmt 3
NUTR 395--Practicum: Quantity Foods Prod & Mgmt 3
NUTR 351--Nutrition and Society 3
NUTR 401--Nutrition Assmt & Counseling 3
University Core and Electives 3
30
Senior Year Credits
NUTR 421--Macronutrient Metabolism 3
NUTR 422--Micronutrient Metabolism 3
NUTR 425--Medical Nutritional Therapy I 3
NUTR 426--Medical Nutritional Therapy II 3
NUTR 494--Seminar 1
Take one of the following:
     SFBS 429--Small Bus Entre Food Hlth 3
     BMGT 469--Social Entrepreneurship 3
Take one of the following:
     SFBS 445R--Culinary Marketing:Farm to Table 3
     SFBS 451R--Sustainable Food Systems 3
University Core and Electives 8
30

See the Food and Nutrition major web site at www.montana.edu/hhd for a suggested list of electives and additional courses specifically needed to attain the ACEND-approved verification statement.

Nutrition Science Option
Freshman Year Credits
BIOB 195--Integrative Physiology 4
BIOB 256--Intro Biol: Cells to Organisms 4
CHMY 141--College Chemistry I 4
CHMY 143--College Chemistry II 4
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
M 161Q--Survey of Calculus 4
STAT 216Q--Introduction to Statistics 3
Take one of the following:
     COM 110US--Public Communication 3
     US 101US--First Year Seminar 3
29
Sophomore Year Credits
BIOB 260--Cellular & Molecular Biology 4
BIOH 201--Human Anatomy & Physiology I 5
CHMY 321--Organic Chemistry I 4
CHMY 323--Organic Chemistry II 4
NUTR 221CS--Basic Human Nutrition 3
PHSX 205--College Physics I 4
PHSX 207--College Physics II 4
University Core and Electives 2
30
Junior Year Credits
BCH 380--Biochemistry 5
BIOH 211--Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOH 320--Biomedical Genetics 3
FCS 359--Theories & Skills for Help Relations 3
FCS 371--Research Methods 3
NUTR 321--Nutrition in the Lifecycle 3
NUTR 351--Nutrition & Society 3
BIOM 360--Gen Microbiology 3
University Core and Electives 3
30
Senior Year Credits
BIOB 425--Adv Cell & Molecular Biology 3
NUTR 401--Nutrition Assmt & Counseling 3
NUTR 421--Macronutrient Metabolism 3
NUTR 422--Micronutrient Metabolism 3
NUTR 425--Medical Nutritional Therapy I 3
NUTR 426--Medical Nutritional Therapy II 3
University Core and Electives 12
30

HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE MAJOR

The undergraduate major in Health and Human Performance (HHP) at Montana State University is a general pre-health professional curriculum that prepares students for health-related graduate programs (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical school, etc.), exercise science graduate programs (e.g., exercise physiology, health promotion, biomechanics), as well as entry-level occupations within the health and wellness industry. HHP majors can choose to focus their course work within one of the following curriculum options: exercise science or kinesiology. Students within the exercise science option intend to pursue a health-related graduate degree to meet their career aspirations, whereas students within the kinesiology option will pursue careers within the health and wellness industry that do not require a graduate degree.

Exercise Science Option

The exercise science option within the Health and Human Performance (HHP) major focuses on both clinical and performance-based understandings of human movement. The exercise science option emphasizes a cross-disciplinary understanding of human movement through non-departmental courses in biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, math, and statistics. These courses then serve as the foundation for mechanical (e.g., biomechanics), physiological, and nutritional perspectives within the departmental courses. The exercise science option specifically allows students to customize their junior and senior year course work as needed for later application to health-related graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical physician assistant, sports medicine, exercise science graduate programs (exercise physiology, health promotion, biomechanics), as well as medical school. Additional careers for exercise science students can include those within the health and fitness industry (e.g., those requiring ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist and/or Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist certifications), corporate wellness programs, exercise rehabilitation programs (cardiac rehabilitation, gait laboratories, sport medicine facilities, older adult programs, etc.), as well as careers in the sport and rehabilitative medicine equipment industries. Regardless of a student's career goals, each student's course work will culminate in one of the following "capstone experience" courses: KIN 415, Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription; KIN 490, Undergraduate Research; or a pre-approved internship (KIN 498).

Students must receive a grade of "C " or higher in all required courses as outlined in the major.

Freshman Year Credits
BIOB 160--Principles of Living Systems 4
CHMY 141--College Chemistry I 4
CHMY 143--College Chemistry II 4
M 161Q--Survey of Calculus 4
PSYX 100IS--Intro to Psychology 3
University Core and Electives 9-11
28-31
Sophomore Year Credits
BIOH 201--Human Anatomy & Physiology I 5
NUTR 221CS--Basic Human Nutrition 3
KIN 105--Foundations of Exercise Science 3
Take one of the following sequences:
     PHSX 205--College Physics I 4
     PHSX 207--College Physics II 4
                            (or)
     PHSX 220--Physics I 4
     PHSX 222--Physics II 4
STAT 216Q--Introduction to Statistics 3
STAT 217Q--Intermediate Statistical Concepts 3
University Core and Electives 4-7
29-32
Junior Year Credits
BIOH 211--Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
FCS 371--Research Methods 3
KIN 322--Anatomical Kinesiology 4
KIN 320--Exercise Physiology 4
KIN 325R--Biomechanics 4
University Core and Approved Electives 11
30
Senior Year Credits
Take one of the following:
     KIN 415--Adv Exercise Test & Prescription 4
     KIN 490R--Undergraduate Research 2-6
     KIN 498--Internship 2-6
University Core and Approved Electives 24-28
30

Kinesiology Option

The kinesiology option within the Health and Human Performance (HHP) major prepares graduates for careers requiring leadership in organizing, directing, and managing fitness and wellness programs in corporate and commercial settings. The overall goal of the kinesiology option is to develop basic knowledge, comprehension, and appreciation of a) historical and cultural perspectives of human movement, b) social and psychological influences of human movement, and c) physiological and biomechanical correlates of human performance. From this broad knowledge base, the program's inherent flexibility allows students to pursue a variety of areas related to physical activity and sport. This option also prepares students for professional certifications in fitness and conditioning through professional organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Finally, each student's course work will culminate in one of the following "capstone experience" courses: KIN 415, Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription; KIN 490, Undergraduate Research; or a pre-approved internship (KIN 498). Students must receive a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses as outlined in the major.

Freshman Year Credits
BIOB 160--Principles of Living Systems 4
CHMY 141--College Chemistry I 4
M 151Q--Precalculus 4
PSYX 100IS--Intro to Psychology 3
Take one of the following:
     BIOH 201--Human Anatomy & Physiology 5
     KIN 221--Health Anatomy & Physiology 3
University Core and Electives 10-12
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Sophomore Year Credits
NUTR 221CS--Basic Human Nutrition 3
KIN 270--Exercise Prog for Older Adults 3
KIN 105--Found of Exercise Science 3
COA 205--Intro to Coaching 3
PHSX 205--College Physics I 3
STAT 216Q--Introduction to Statistics 3
University Core and Electives 12
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Junior Year Credits
FCS 371--Research Methods 3
KIN 322--Anatomical Kinesiology 4
KIN 320--Exercise Physiology 4
KIN 325R--Biomechanics 4
University Core and Approved Electives 15
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Senior Year Credits
Take two of the following:
     NUTR 411--Nutr for Sport & Exercise 3
     CHTH 317--Health Behavior Theories 3
     KIN 410--Adv Strength Training Cond 3
Take one of the following:
     KIN 415--Adv Exercise Test & Prescript 4
     KIN 490R--Undergraduate Research 2-6
     KIN 498--Internship 2-6
University Core and Approved Electives 17-19
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HEALTH ENHANCEMENT: HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHING K-12 BROADFIELD MAJOR

The Health Enhancement Teacher Preparation program is designed for students who want to become teachers of Health Enhancement (Health and Physical Education) in public schools. Upon completion of the degree, students are eligible for certification in teaching K-12 Health Enhancement, Physical Education, and/or Health Education in Montana and other states.

Health Enhancement is a comprehensive approach to combining the traditional areas of Health Education and Physical Education. It is a contemporary curriculum where healthy lifestyles and concepts are achieved through skillful movement with an emphasis on physical fitness, healthy lifestyle management skills, and understanding of the total self (physical, intellectual, emotional, and social). In addition to the traditional approach to teaching fundamental movement, skills, games, and dance, this curriculum emphasizes the overall health of the individual as a value in life and enhances critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills of future teachers and their students. Courses within this curriculum represent a combination of content knowledge (health enhancement, health education, and physical education) along with a strong background in pedagogical content knowledge (teaching methods and curriculum). Students majoring in Health Enhancement develop a professional development portfolio based on national beginning teacher standards. The final semester consists of student teaching in two public school placements.

Criteria for selection and retention:

Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Any student who wishes to enter the Teacher Education Program must complete an "Application for the Teacher Education Program." These forms are available at www.montana.edu/ehhd/fpcert/index.html. The plan must be signed by the advisor and the forms turned into the Education Advising Center, 132 Reid Hall. Students should apply to the Teacher Education Program by the end of their sophomore year.

The requirements for admission are 1) cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5; 2) a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses; 3) approval of the advisor; and 4) no record of immoral conduct related to the teaching profession nor been judged guilty of a criminal offense as outlined by Section 20-4 110 of the Montana Code Annotated.

Application and approval for student teaching. Certain requirements must be met by all students desiring to student teach. These are 1) maintenance of the same standards required for admission into the program including satisfactory clearance on a federal criminal background check; 2) completion of all required courses; 3) certification of first aid and CPR; and 4) approval of advisor.

Student teaching is limited to seniors. Application must be made to the Director of Field Placement and Certification no later than the following times:

  • Fall student teaching: by the end of the first week in December of the year prior to student teaching.
  • Spring student teaching: by the end of the second week of April of the year prior to student teaching.

The Praxis II exam in the area of physical education must be successfully passed one semester prior to student teaching.

Recommendation and approval for licensure. The requirements for recommendation by Montana State University for licensure include completion of courses in the Teacher Education Program as outlined in the individual's approved plan; maintenance of the same standards as required for student teaching; and approval of the advisor and the Director of Field Placement and Certification.

Freshman Year Credits
COM 110US--Intro to Public Communication 3
FCS 101IS--Ind Fam Well-Being Lifespan 3
HEE 195--Paraprofessional Experience I 1
KIN 105--Found of Ex Science 3
HEE 306--Teaching Fitness/Act 3
COA 205--Introduction to Coaching 3
LIBR 121--Elec Library Research Skills 3
M 145Q--Math for Liberal Arts 3
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
University Core and Electives 9
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Sophomore Year Credits
EDU 223--Ed Psy & Adolescent Dev Devel 3
EDU 211D--Multicultural Education 3
EDU 370--Integrating Tech into Ed 2
NUTR 221CS--Basic Human Nutrition 3
CHTH 205--Drugs and Society 3
HTH 220--Human Sexuality 3
KIN 221--Health Anat & Phys 3
HEE 305--Teaching Movement Content 3
University Core and Electives 8
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Junior Year Credits
EDU 382--Assessment, Curric, Instruction 3
EDU 397--Methods: K-4 Health Enhancement 3
EDU 497--Methods: 5-12 Health Enhancement 3
FCS 371--Research Methods 3
HEE 310--Hlth Enhance for Atypical Populations 3
KIN 322--Anatomical Kinesiology 4
University Core and Electives 12
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Senior Year Credits
EDU 495 --Student Teaching: K-8 6
EDU 495--Student Teaching: 5-12 6
EDU 408--Professional Issues: 5-12 2
HTH 455--The Ethic of Care 3
KIN 320--Exercise Physiology 4
HEE 430--Instruct Design & Admin of HE Curr 3
KIN 440--Sport Psychology 3
University Core and Electives 6
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Electives (select 11 credits from the following courses):

  Credits
NUTR 411--Nutr for Sports & Exer 3
CHTH 435--Human Response to Stress 3
COA 316--Football Coaching Theory 1
COA 317--Basketball Coaching Theory 1
COA 318--Soccer Coach Theory 1
COA 319--Volleyball Coaching Theory 1
COA 256--Track & Field Theory 2
COA 395--Coaching Application 1-3
EDEC 453--Health & Movement Early Child 3
KIN 270--Exercise Prog for Older Adults 3
KIN 410--Adv Strength Training Conditioning 3
KIN 415--Adv Exercise Testing & Prescription 3
COA 405--Advanced Concepts in Coaching 3
DANC 150--Social Dance 1
Free electives - Select 3 credits from any University Course

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.


COACHING MINOR

This coaching minor is one of the few in the northern Rocky Mountain region and is specifically designed to prepare those interested in coaching any sport at any entry level. It was based upon the National Standards for Sport Coaches that was developed by professional coach educators from the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and other sport organizations and universities across the USA.

  1. COA 205, Introduction to Coaching is the 'keystone' course for this major. All students should start here.

  2. In most cases, there will be NO credits given for PRIOR coaching experience that has not resulted in a written evaluation from an athletic director, director of coaching, head coach or other sport administrator.

  3. The sports-specific courses (theories of coaching football, basketball, soccer, track and field, volleyball, etc.) have COA 205 as their prerequisite. No student should attempt taking any of these classes without successful completion of COA 205.

Students must receive a "C" or better (with the exception of COA 395, which is P/F) for the following courses. Students receiving an "F" in COA 395 must repeat that course with the same supervisor.

Required Classes Credits
COA 205--Introduction to Coaching 3
NUTR 221CS--Basic Human Nutrition 3
HTH 455--The Ethic of Care 3
KIN 221--Health Anatomy & Physiology 3
*COA 395*--Coaching Application* 3
KIN 440--Sport Psychology 3
COA 405--Advanced Concepts in Coaching 3
Take one of the following:
    KIN 105--Foundations of Exercise Science 3
    KIN 320--Exercise Physiology 4
Take one of the following:
    NUTR 411--Nutrition for Sports & Exercise 3
    CHTH 435--Human Response to Stress 3
    KIN 410--Adv Strength Training Cond 3
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Students must receive a "C-" or better for the following courses:

Elective Classes
Take three of the following courses.
     COA 316--Football Coaching Theory 1
     COA 317--Basketball Coaching Theory 1
     COA 318--Soccer Coaching Theory 1
     COA 319--Volleyball Coaching Theory 1
     COA 256 --Track & Field Theory 2
Subtotal 3-4
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*Taken three times, three different semesters in either three different sports OR three levels (elementary, junior high, high school, etc.) of the same sport.


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