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Electives and Concentration Courses


Clinical Research

Select one of the following as a Core Course elective (3-4 hrs):

  • CHM 102 - General Chemistry II (Prerequisite: CHM 101)
  • ECN 327 - Health Economics (Prerequisite: ECN 125 or ECN 221)
  • EDN 211 - Principles of Leadership
  • ENG 313 - Writing about Sciences (meets Writing Intensive)
  • GRN 101 - Introduction to Gerontology (meets Diverse Nation)
  • HEA 452 - Epidemiology and Concepts of Human Disease (meets Information Literacy)
  • MIS 313 - Introduction to Management Information Systems (Prerequisite: ACG 201; meets Information Literacy)
  • MKT 340 - Principles of Marketing (Prerequisite: Junior Standing)
  • PSY 245 - Drugs and Behavior
  • PSY 256 - Brain and Behavior (Prerequisite: PSY 105 and BIO 105 or higher)
  • PSY 425 - Psychometrics (Prerequisite: PSY 246, PSY 264, PSY 247, or PSY 355) 
  • STT 305 - Statistical Programming (Prerequisite: STT 215 or equivalent)
  • STT 350 - Survey Sampling (Prerequisite: any statistics)

Public Health Studies: Global Health

A minimum of three, 3-credit courses that support an international development education. Courses may be selected from the following:

  • ANT 327 - Globalization & Culture Change
  • ANT 346 - Medical Anthropology
  • INT 105 - Introduction to International Studies
  • INT 315 - Topics in Globalization
  • INT 331 - The Environment and Development in Africa
  • INT 480 - Global Issues
  • PLS 111 - Politics and Government in Global Perspective
  • PLS 218 - Ethics in International Affairs
  • PLS 220 - Introduction to International Relations
  • EVS 205 - Global Environmental Issues
  • EVS 430 - Tropical Environmental Ecology
  • EVS 450 - Food and the Environment

Public Health Studies: Pre-Clinical

Science Electives based on career goals - select from the following: (11 hours)

  • CHM 211 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 212 - Organic Chemistry II
  • BIO 246 - Microbiology of Human Diseases
  • BIO 320 - Immunology
  • BIO 335 - Genetics
  • BIO 465 - Biochemistry
  • PHY 101 - Elementary College Physics I
  • PHY 102 - Elementary College Physics II

Recreation Therapy: Behavioral Health

To complete a recreation therapy concentration in behavioral health, students must complete all the required courses for the recreation therapy major, RTH 497 in an approved behavioral health setting; and 9 credit hours selected from the following courses:

  • PSY 217 - Learning and Behavior Change
  • PSY 220 - Child Psychology
  • PSY 221 - Adolescent Psychology
  • PSY 245 - Drugs and Behavior
  • PSY 256 - Brain and Behavior
  • PSY 275 - Forensic Psychology
  • PSY 324 - Psychology of Aging
  • SED 362 - Teaching Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavior Problems
  • SOC 335 - The Sociology of Deviant Behavior
  • SOC 375 - Juvenile Delinquency or, other courses related to behavioral health and approved by an advisor.

Recreation Therapy: Geriatric

To complete a recreation therapy concentration in geriatrics, students must complete all the required courses for the recreation therapy major, RTH 497 in an approved geriatric setting; GRN 101; and 6 additional hours selected from the following courses:

  • GRN 440 - Current Issues in Gerontology
  • HEA 325 - Health and Aging
  • PSY 324 - Psychology of Aging
  • PSY 449 - Psychology of Death and Dying
  • RTH 369 - Recreation Therapy in Gerontology
  • SOC 220 - Sociology of Death and Dying
  • SOC 336 - Sociology of Aging or, other courses related to gerontology/geriatrics and approved by an advisor.

Recreation Therapy: Pediatric

To complete a recreation therapy concentration in pediatrics, students must complete all the required courses for the recreation therapy major, RTH 497 in an approved pediatric setting; RTH 384, ATR 470, and 3 additional hours selected from the following courses:

  • PED 345 - Childhood Obesity
  • PSY 220 - Child Psychology
  • PSY 221 - Adolescent Psychology
  • PSY 320 - Psychology of Infancy and Early Childhood
  • SOC 220 - Sociology of Death and Dying
  • SWK 311 - Child Abuse and Neglect or, other courses related to pediatrics and approved by an advisor.

Recreation Therapy: Physical Rehab

To complete a recreation therapy concentration in physical rehabilitation, students must complete all the required courses for the recreation therapy major, RTH 497 in an approved physical rehabilitation setting, ATR 470, and 6 additional hours selected from the following courses:

  • EXS 340 - Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
  • RTH 362 - Special Issues in Recreation Therapy (e.g. Aquatic Therapy)
  • RTH 388 – Adaptive Sports or, other courses related to physical rehabilitation and approved by an advisor

Social Work (BSW)

Select one of the following SWK electives:

  • SWK 310 - Social Service Practice with the Elderly
  • SWK 311 - Child Abuse and Neglect
  • SWK 315 - Issues for Social Workers in Mental Health
  • SWK 316 - Generalist Social Work in Rural Communities
  • SWK 318 - Social Work and Health Care Delivery
  • SWK 319 - Ethical Decision Making in Social Work Practice
  • SWK 417 - Constructing Masculinities: from Boyhood to Manhood
  • SWK 418 - Social Work Practice in the School Environment
  • SWK 450 - The Culture of Military Life and Entering the War Zone
  • SWK 451 - Returning from the War Zone: Consequences, PTSD, Traumatic Injury, Interventions and Preventative Measures
  • SWK 460 - Grant Writing for Human Services