The Department of Allied Health, Sport and Wellness offers courses that satisfy core curriculum requirements, BW major and minor programs of study, requirements for other University majors, and general electives.
ASW Core Curriculum Requirements
To satisfy the health and wellness core requirement of the University, students are required to take 2 credits to fulfill the ASW Wellness requirement with core-designated (W) activity, technique, or health and wellness related courses. The W course requirement could be completed at any time and up to one credit hour can be transferred into BW.
Students may select any of the activity and technique courses offered, however, no specific activity or technique course may be repeated for credit except at a more advanced level. Students who have individual needs or are physically challenged may confer with the ASW Chair to discuss selection of appropriate courses.
The goal statement for the requirement is maintained (as approved in 2004):
To encourage students (1) to develop and lead healthy, active lives, assuming lifespan responsibility for personal health, fitness, and worthy use of leisure and/or (2) to become knowledgeable, proactive citizens in dealing with issues and policies related to individual, family, and community health, fitness, and wellness.
Diversity requirement of the Core Curriculum
ASW 408D and ASW 423D may be applied to the core diversity requirement.
Majors and Minors
For students planning to major in any one of the majors offered by the Department of Allied Health, Sport and Wellness, the Department recognizes the goals and objectives of each major, explores the body of knowledge, and provides a foundation for students preparing to work and/or pursue graduate study in areas related to the major. Majors are offered in community health promotion, exercise science, physical activity and recreation administration, and pre-allied health/pre-physical therapy. Academic minors are designed to supplement any academic major. Minors are offered in athletic coaching, family studies, health coaching and health promotion, nutrition, and sports medicine. Additional study is recommended beyond the minimum credits and required courses for each major and minor including ASW 295 , ASW 395 , ASW 495 , ASW 297X , special topic seminars, and honors courses.