Rhode Island College

2015-2016 Catalog


Community Health and Wellness B.S.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in HPE 300 or HPE 301; HPE 419 or HPE 421.
  3. A minimum grade of B- in all other required program courses, except for BIOL 108, BIOL 231, BIOL 335, and PSYC 110 or PSYC 215, which, when needed, require a minimum grade of C.

Course Requirements

Concentrations

Choose Concentration A, B, C, D, or E below.

A. Community and Public Health Education

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 208Public Speaking

4

Fall, Spring.
HPE 101Human Sexuality

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 202Principles of Health Education

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 300Concepts of Teaching

4

Fall, Spring.
HPE 307Dynamics and Determinants of Disease

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 419Practicum in Community Health

3

Fall.
HPE 426Internship in Community Health

10

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 429Seminar in Community Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ONE COURSE from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
GEND 200Gender and Society

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 200Society and Social Behavior

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 202The Family

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ONE COURSE from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 309Medical Anthropology

4

Alternate years.
NURS 201Introduction to Health Care Systems

3

Fall.
PSYC 424Health Psychology

4

Annually.
SOC 314The Sociology of Health and Illness

4

Annually.
TWO COURSES from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 330Interpersonal Communication

4

Fall.
COMM 351Persuasion

4

Fall, Spring.
ENGL 230Writing for Professional Settings

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
GEND 354Teenagers in/and the Media

4

As needed.
GEND 356Class Matters

4

Fall.
 

GRTL 314Health and Aging

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

NURS 314Health and Aging

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

HPE 335Consumer Health

3

Summer or As needed.
HPE 431Drug Education

3

Fall, Spring.
MKT 301Introduction to Marketing

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MKT 329Global Marketing

3

Fall, Spring.
MKT 334Consumer Behavior

3

Fall, Spring.
Total Credit Hours:85-89

Note: ENGL 230, MKT 301: Students cannot double-count this course if taken as a Core Course option

B. Health and Aging

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 208Public Speaking

4

Fall, Spring.
HPE 101Human Sexuality

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 202Principles of Health Education

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 300Concepts of Teaching

4

Fall, Spring.
HPE 307Dynamics and Determinants of Disease

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 419Practicum in Community Health

3

Fall.
HPE 426Internship in Community Health

10

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 429Seminar in Community Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 217Aging and Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ONE COURSE from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
GRTL 314Health and Aging

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
NURS 312Death and Dying

3

Spring.
NURS 314Health and Aging

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
TWO COURSES from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 308Culture, Aging, and the Life Course

4

Alternate years.
HPE 451Recreation and Aging

3

As needed.
PSYC 339Psychology of Aging

4

Annually.
SOC 314The Sociology of Health and Illness

4

Annually.
Total Credit Hours:86-89

C. Recreation and Leisure Studies

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HPE 151Introduction to Recreation in Modern Society

3

As needed.
HPE 243Foundations of Movement

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 251Recreation Delivery Systems

3

As needed.
HPE 253Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation

3

As needed.
HPE 301Principles of Teaching Activity

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 323Teaching in Adventure Education

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 351Leadership and Supervision of Recreation

3

As needed.
HPE 356Recreation Practicum

4

As needed.
HPE 427Internship in Movement Studies and Recreation

10

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 430Seminar in Movement Studies and Recreation

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 451Recreation and Aging

3

As needed.
TWO COURSES from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 308Culture, Aging, and the Life Course

4

Alternate years.
HPE 252Camping and Recreational Leadership

3

As needed.
HPE 278Coaching Skills and Tactics

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 307Dynamics and Determinants of Disease

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 412Organization and Administration of Physical Education Programs: Prekindergarten through Grade Twelve

3

Fall.
PSYC 339Psychology of Aging

4

Annually.
Total Credit Hours:86-89

D. Wellness and Movement Studies

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HPE 140Introduction to Movement Sciences

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 201Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3

Spring.
HPE 206Fundamental Movement and Its Analysis

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 243Foundations of Movement

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 278Coaching Skills and Tactics

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 301Principles of Teaching Activity

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 411Kinesiology

3

Fall, Summer.
HPE 420Physiological Aspects of Exercise

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 421Practicum in Movement Studies and Assessment

3

Fall.
HPE 427Internship in Movement Studies and Recreation

10

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 430Seminar in Movement Studies and Recreation

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
TWO COURSES from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HPE 151Introduction to Recreation in Modern Society

3

As needed.
HPE 247Rhythmic Movement

3

Spring.
HPE 307Dynamics and Determinants of Disease

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 308The Science of Coaching

3

Spring.
HPE 323Teaching in Adventure Education

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 408Coaching Applications

3

Fall.
HPE 412Organization and Administration of Physical Education Programs: Prekindergarten through Grade Twelve

3

Fall.
HPE 451Recreation and Aging

3

As needed.
SOC 217Aging and Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:85-87

E. Women’s Health

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 208Public Speaking

4

Fall, Spring.
GEND 200Gender and Society

4

Fall, Spring.
HPE 101Human Sexuality

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 202Principles of Health Education

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 300Concepts of Teaching

4

Fall, Spring.
HPE 307Dynamics and Determinants of Disease

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 419Practicum in Community Health

3

Fall.
HPE 426Internship in Community Health

10

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 429Seminar in Community Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 342Women, Crime, and Justice

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 345Victimology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ONE COURSE from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 332Gender and Communication

4

Fall.
GEND 354Teenagers in/and the Media

4

As needed.
GEND 357Gender and Sexuality

4

Fall.
GEND 458Gender and Education

4

As needed.
PSYC 356Psychology of Gender

4

Annually.
HPE 323Teaching in Adventure Education

3

Fall, Spring.
SOC 202The Family

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:87-89

Core Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

ENGL 230Writing for Professional Settings

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

MKT 301Introduction to Marketing

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

HPE 102Personal Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 205Conditioning for Personal Fitness

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 221Nutrition

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 233Social Perspectives of Health

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 303Community Health

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 406Program Development in Health Promotion

3

Spring or as needed.
HPE 410Stress Management

3

Fall, Spring.
PSYC 215Social Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: BIOL 231, BIOL 335: Students concentrating in recreation and leisure studies do not take BIOL 231 and BIOL 335.

Note: PSYC 215: Students concentrating in wellness and movement studies or women’s health may take either PSYC 215 or PSYC 110.