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Program Change

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2007 - 2008

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KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 15, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Physical Education Athletic Training Option; Chair: Donna Smyth; Donna Smyth: dsmyth@keene.edu 8-2808 PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Program Director: Wanda Swiger. Wanda Swiger: wswiger@keene.edu 8-2783 Physical Education support: Beverly King: bking@keene.edu 8-2803 TITLE SUMMARY: Change: B.S. Physical Education Athletic Training Option (B.S. PE/AT Option) to Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (B.S. AT) PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Program addition Change in requirements Program redesign Program deletion Other: Change B.S. PE-AT Option to B.S. AT *Please note that changes pertaining to admission requirements for a major require approval of the Senate Academic Standards Committee. EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Current Catalog: Physical Education Bachelor of Science This interdisciplinary program provides students with multidimensional professional preparation in Physical Education. The Physical Education major is completed by selecting one of the two options: Athletic Training or Teacher Certification. An application process is required for each of the options in the major. Specific requirements and standards are listed for each of the two options. A decision to major in Physical Education should be made no later than the fall semester of the freshman year. For transfers and students who begin at a later time, two or more additional semesters can be expected. INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS 44 credits All Physical Education Teacher Certification majors must meet the New Hampshire General Knowledge Standards for Teachers (ED 609). In order to accomplish this goal, Physical Education Teacher Certification majors are advised to take courses focusing on literature, history, and geography as part of their Integrative Studies Program. 2 ALLIED REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION 44 credits BIO 230 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I) and BIO 232 (Human Anatomy and Physiology II) are prerequisites for courses in the major for all students majoring in Physical Education (both the Athletic Training option and the Teacher Certification option). This sequence is normally started in the spring semester of the freshman year. The prerequisite for BIO 230 is INCHEM 100, INCHEM 103, or INCHEM 111, depending on requirements of a student’s option. Therefore, a chemistry course should be taken during the first semester of the freshman year. COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION All students majoring in Physical Education (both the Athletic Training option and the Teacher Certification option) must demonstrate math competency at the level of Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry or take MATH 120 during the freshman year. 1. Athletic Training Option (including option + allied + competency requirements) 73+12+4=89 (note: would be 73+12=85, if student does not need to take MATH 120) The Athletic Training option is a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)-accredited undergraduate athletic training education program. Students who graduate with a Physical Education Athletic Training option are eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) Athletic Trainer’s Certification Examination. The program prepares students for athletic training positions in educational and clinical settings and for graduate programs in Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, and Biomechanics. The academic program is highly structured and requires that students begin major course work during their first semester of attendance at Keene State College. Transfers and other students who begin the option at the sophomore or junior year should plan to stay an additional one to three semesters beyond the traditional four-year schedule to complete the program. Freshman who intend to apply to this option must enroll in PE 141 for the fall semester and PE 140 for the spring semester. Transfers with more than 30 credits who have completed Human Anatomy and Physiology I or the equivalent and who intend to apply to this option must enroll in PE 140 and PE 141 for the fall semester. The application process for admission to the Athletic Training option begins the first week of fall semester for transfers and the first week of spring semester for freshmen. Review of applicants and official notification of the results of this review occurs during the spring semester for transfers and during the summer for freshman. When a student is not accepted, a consultation will be scheduled with one or more members of the Admissions Committee. During the conference, the student will be 3 notified of any areas of deficiency that need to be addressed. The student will be eligible to reapply for admission during the next year’s admission period. Admission Criteria 1. Overall GPA of 2.5; major GPA of 2.5. 2. A performance evaluation by a clinical instructor in the Athletic Training option based on one semester with a minimum of 50 hours of clinical education hours in the KSC Athletic Training Room. 3. Successful completion of required competencies, including specified rehabilitation protocols, taping/wrapping techniques, and athletic training room procedures. 4. Recommendation for admission by two Physical Education faculty, one of whom must be a clinical instructor in the Athletic Training option. Retention Standards Admission to PE 493 Externship: Athletic Training. Students are required to submit letters of intent to register for PE 493 Externship: Athletic Training following completion of courses leading up to and including fall semester junior-level courses in the Physical Education Athletic Training option. The following criteria will be used: o Completion of a minimum of 75 credits. o Completion of the Athletic Training option courses listed below with a grade C or higher.  PE 140 Introduction to Athletic Training (2 credits)  PE 141 Personal Health (2 credits)  PE 200 Applied Kinesiology  PE 201 Physiology of Exercise  PE 240 Emergency Response  PE 241 Techniques of Athletic Taping (1 credit)  PE 340 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries  PE 341 Evaluation of the Lower Extremity and Axial Region  PE 342 Therapeutic Modalities  PE 343 Clinical Exercise Therapy  PE 344 Sports Nutrition  PE 383 Clinical Athletic Training I (2 credits)  PE 384 Clinical Athletic Training II (2 credits)  PE 440 Evaluation of the Upper Extremity and Spine  PE 483 Clinical Athletic Training III o Completion of major requirements with a GPA of 2.5. o Cumulative GPA of 2.5. 4 Transcripts will be reviewed prior to placing students. Deadlines for application are March 1 for a fall sport rotation and April 1 for a winter or spring sport rotation. Technical Standards for Admission The Athletic Training Educational Program at Keene State College is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The technical standards set forth by the Athletic Training Educational Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program’s accrediting agency [Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)]. The following abilities and expectations must be met by all students admitted to the Athletic Training Educational Program. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted into the program. Compliance with the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for the Board of Certification (BOC) Athletic Trainer’s Certification Exam. Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Educational Program must demonstrate: 1. The mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts, and problem solve to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm. 2. Sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function, and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and accurately, safely, and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients. 3. The ability to understand and speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional practice. 4. The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment information effectively. 5. The ability to record the physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately. 6. The capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress. 5 7. The perseverance, diligence, and commitment to complete the athletic training education program as outlined and sequenced. 8. The flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations. 9. The affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport relating to professional education and quality patient care. Athletic Training Option Requirements o PE 140 Introduction to Athletic Training (2 credits) o PE 141 Personal Health (2 credits) o PE 200 Applied Kinesiology o PE 201 Physiology of Exercise o PE 240 Emergency Response o PE 241 Techniques of Athletic Taping (1 credit) o PE 340 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries o PE 341 Evaluation of the Lower Extremity and Axial Region o PE 342 Therapeutic Modalities o PE 343 Clinical Exercise Therapy o PE 344 Sports Nutrition o PE 383 Clinical Athletic Training I (2 credits) o PE 384 Clinical Athletic Training II (2 credits) o PE 440 Evaluation of the Upper Extremity and Spine o PE 441 Pharmacology and Pathology for Athletic Trainers o PE 443 Administration of Athletic Training o PE 460 Experimental Design and Analysis for Physical Education o PE 483 Clinical Athletic Training III o PE 484 Clinical Athletic Training IV o PE 493 Athletic Training Externship (6 credits) o PE 494 Athletic Training Practicum (2 credits) DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 129-133 credits (Total degree requirements may change pending Integrative Studies requirements.) 6 PROPOSED (NEW) PROGRAM: Specify degree, major, option, specialization or minor as appropriate. Provide the proposed program in its entirety and as it would appear in the KSC Catalog. If this change affects other programs, please note all the places (page numbers in the current catalog) where this change must be made. New Catalog: Athletic Training Bachelor of Science Keene State College offers a CAATE(Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) accredited undergraduate athletic training education program designed for those students who wish to pursue certification as an athletic trainer. Students who graduate with a degree in Athletic Training are eligible to take the BOC (Board of Certification) Athletic Training Certification Examination. The program prepares students for athletic training positions in educational, professional sport, military/law enforcement training, performing arts and clinical settings, as well as for graduate programs in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics or other Medical and Allied Health fields. The athletic training major has a competitive enrollment process. As such, a formal application is REQUIRED. FEES Additional expenses associated with the athletic training education program include payment for immunizations, differential fees for clinical courses, travel expenses to and from off-campus clinical assignments, uniforms, professional memberships and occasional conferences and workshops. INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS 44 credits Professional practice of Certified Athletic Trainers specifies the importance of understanding basic concepts in psychology. Athletic Training Majors are advised to enroll in one psychology course as part of their Integrative Studies Program. Athletic Training (including major + allied + competency requirements) 73+12+4=89 (note: would be 73+12=85, if student does not need to take MATH 120: Equivalency Form will be provided at time of MATH Competency review) ATHLETIC TRAINING MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (73 credits) o PE 140 Introduction to Athletic Training (2 credits) o PE 141 Personal Health (2 credits) o PE 200 Applied Kinesiology o PE 201 Physiology of Exercise o PE 240 Emergency Response 7 o PE 241 Techniques of Athletic Taping (1 credit) o PE 340 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries o PE 341 Evaluation of the Lower Extremity and Axial Region o PE 342 Therapeutic Modalities o PE 343 Clinical Exercise Therapy o PE 344 Sports Nutrition o PE 383 Clinical Athletic Training I (2 credits) o PE 384 Clinical Athletic Training II (2 credits) o PE 440 Evaluation of the Upper Extremity and Spine o PE 441 Pharmacology and Pathology for Athletic Trainers o PE 443 Administration of Athletic Training o PE 460 Experimental Design and Analysis for Physical Education o PE 483 Clinical Athletic Training III o PE 484 Clinical Athletic Training IV o PE 493 Athletic Training Externship (6 credits) o PE 494 Athletic Training Practicum (2 credits) The Athletic Training curriculum is tightly structured and has sequential coursework, so it is essential that new students begin the major in their first year at Keene State College. Transfers and other students who begin the major at the sophomore or junior year should plan on staying an additional one to three semesters beyond the traditional four year schedule to complete the program. Any student who competes in a varsity or club sport will likely complete the Athletic Training Major in more than four years because of the conflict of practice times and required athletic training clinical observation education hours. Freshmen who intend to apply to this major must enroll in PE 141 for the fall semester and PE 140 for the fall or spring semester. Transfers with more than 30 credits who have completed Human Anatomy and Physiology I or the equivalent and who intend to apply to this major must enroll in PE 140 and PE 141 for the fall semester. ALLIED REQUIREMENTS FOR ATHLETIC TRAINING 12 credits BIO 230 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I) and BIO 232 (Human Anatomy and Physiology II) are prerequisites for courses in the major for all students majoring in Athletic Training. This sequence is normally started in the spring semester of the freshman year. The prerequisite for BIO 230 is INCHEM 100, INCHEM 103, or INCHEM 111. Therefore, a chemistry course should be taken during the first semester of the freshman year. 8 MATH COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR ATHLETIC TRAINING (4 credits or equivalent) All students majoring in the Athletic Training Major must demonstrate math competency at the level of Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry or take MATH 120 during the freshman year. ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM TRANSFERS: Transfer students must meet with the ATEP director to review required coursework for admission. The process for admission begins during the first week of first quarter, with completed applications due November 1st for transfers students. Review of transfer student’s applications and official notification of the results of this review would occur before the start of the spring semester. FRESHMAN/FIRST YEAR: The process for admission begins during the first week of second quarter for Freshmen with applications due April 1st for freshman/first year students. Review of freshman student’s applications and official notification of the results of this review would occur during the summer. Students will receive a formal letter indicating their admission status. If a student is not accepted, the letter will clearly indicate the deficiencies and clearly define how those deficiencies should be addressed. A consultation will be scheduled with the Athletic Training Education Program Director. During that conference, the student will be notified of any course adjustments and indicate their willingness to address the deficiencies in order to reapply. The student will be eligible to reapply for admission during the next academic year’s admission period. ADMISSION CRITERIA 1. Application : Student applying must submit a portfolio documenting each of the following components: 2. Overall GPA of 2.5 3. Required Major and Allied courses of a grade of “C” or better 4. A performance evaluation by the Keene State College Approved Clinical Instructors. 5. A minimum of 50 observation hours of pre-professional clinical experience in the Keene State College Athletic Training Room. 6. Successful completion of required competencies including: Basic Athletic Training Skills and Athletic Training Room procedures. 7. Recommendation for admission by two Keene State College faculty or staff. TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR ADMISSION The Athletic Training Educational Program at Keene State College is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the 9 students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The technical standards set forth by the Athletic Training Educational Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program’s accrediting agency [Commission on Athletic Training Education (CAATE)]. The following abilities and expectations must be met by all students admitted to the Athletic Training Educational Program. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted into the program. Compliance with the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for the Board of Certification (BOC) Athletic Trainer’s Certification Exam. Candidates for selection to the Keene State College Athletic Training Educational Program must demonstrate the following technical standards for admission: 1. The mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts, and problem solve to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm. 2. Sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function, and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and accurately, safely, and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients. 3. The ability to understand and speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional practice. 4. The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment information effectively. 5. The ability to record the physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately. 6. The capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress. 7. The perseverance, diligence, and commitment to complete the athletic training education program as outlined and sequenced. 8. The flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations. 9. The affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport relating to professional education and quality patient care. RETENTION GUIDELINES: Clinical Athletic Training I, II, III, IV, AT Practicum require the following: 1. Maintaining a current Professional Rescuer CPR, (this will require students to take PE 242 -1 credit – once each spring semester, or 2. Maintain a 2.5 GPA, renew certification independently from the sophomore to senior year) 10 3. Completion of the required Athletic Training Major and Allied courses with a grade of ‘C’ or better. Liability Insurance: Students admitted to and enrolled in Athletic Training Major clinical courses, including the Externship, are provided medical liability insurance; however, students may opt to purchase additional liability insurance for additional coverage. - Admission to PE 493 Externship: Athletic Training 1. Completion of a minimum of 75 credits. : Students are required to submit letters of intent to register for PE 493 Externship: Athletic Training following completion of courses leading up to and including junior level courses in the Athletic Training Major. Students are required to provide their own transportation for all off-campus clinical experiences. Professional Attire is required (see Fees). The following criteria will be used. 2. Completion of the Athletic Training Major required courses listed below with a 2.5 GPA or better. PE 140 Introduction to Athletic Training (2 credits) PE 141 Personal Health (2 credits) PE 200 Applied Kinesiology PE 201 Physiology of Exercise PE 240 Emergency Response PE 241 Techniques of Athletic Taping (1 credit) PE 340 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries PE 341 Evaluation of the Lower Extremity and Axial Region PE 342 Therapeutic Modalities PE 343 Clinical Exercise Therapy PE 344 Sports Nutrition PE 383 Clinical Athletic Training I (2 credits) PE 384 Clinical Athletic Training II (2 credits) PE 483 Clinical Athletic Training III (4 credits) PE 440 Evaluation of the Upper Extremity and Spine PE 441 Pharmacology and Pathology for Athletic Trainers 3. Cumulative GPA of 2.5. 4. Successful completion of required clinical proficiencies and comprehensive competencies. 5. Current CPR Professional Rescuer Certification Transcripts will be reviewed prior to placing students in each clinical and the Externship. The Externship Application Deadline for Senior fall and spring semesters are March 1 of the Junior year. Students must apply for a fall sport rotation or for a winter/spring sport rotation. Transcripts will be reviewed prior to placing students. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 11 129-133 credits (Total degree requirements may change pending Integrative Studies requirements.) PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND /OR LEARNING OUTCOMES: This is an existing option requesting a change from option to major status; thus, program learning outcomes are unchanged. Additionally, with the changing of the college’s mission statement, the current program’s mission and learning outcomes are under review. Outcomes included for committee’s review: ATEP Mission Statement: The Athletic Training Education Program at Keene State College recognizes the profound contribution that involvement in physical activity can make to the well-being of individuals which subsequently benefits the community. We, therefore, are committed to promoting a safe and healthy environment for sports participation and an understanding of the benefits of participation in physical activity. To insure that Keene State College Athletic Training Education Program graduates will be proficient in the prevention injuries, recognition and evaluation of sports injuries, initiation of treatment and reduction of the severity of an injury when it does occur, and the rehabilitation of sports injuries. 1. Graduates will exhibit professional and interpersonal qualities by: • demonstrating professional and appropriate attire • following instructions and completing assigned tasks in a timely and effective manner • seeking additional learning opportunities, applying new knowledge and reevaluating performance • displaying self-confidence, accepting responsibility for actions • showing enthusiasm toward work, motivating and encouraging others • establishing respect and rapport with athletes, coaches and clinical instructors • knowing personal and professional limitations, collaborates with others as needed 2. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively by: • speaking at receiver’s communicating level, modifying language to meet needs of different audiences • providing positive and timely feedback to athletes, coaches, clinical instructors and administrators • approaching difficult athletes with appropriate affect • responding to unexpected and/or new experiences in a positive and productive manner • establishing effective lines of communication among the athletes, coaches, administrators and team physicians 3. Graduates will exhibit appropriate professional and clinical traits by: • following established protocols, policies and procedures 12 • identifying problems and accepting responsibility for implementation of a solution • recognizing own biases and suspending judgmental thinking • understanding and maintaining athlete’s right to confidentiality • discussing and displaying professional values 4. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and clinical proficiency in: • health care management • personnel management • selection and fitting of protective equipment • sports injury risk factors • injury and illness risk factors • taping and wrapping techniques • conditioning, re-conditioning and rehabilitations programs • application techniques for thermal therapy and modalities • pre-participation requirements related to increasing risk of injury • environmental risk factors and appropriate management decisions • life threatening, acute and chronic injuries • injury assessment techniques (HOPS) • making appropriate referrals and coordinates treatment with Team Physician’s recommendations • appropriate implementation of an emergency action plan 5. Graduates will meet all requirements for admission to the BOC Athletic Training Certification Examination. RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. 1. Change: B.S. Physical Education Athletic Training Option (B.S. PE/AT Option) to Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (B.S. AT) As per the attached letter from our accrediting agency, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), will place the program on probation until compliance with this standard** is documented. **Below is the exact wording of the standard: Section I. Curriculum and Instruction I1. Description of the Program - The athletic training education program must be an undergraduate or graduate program that offers a major or graduate equivalent in athletic training. The undergraduate major or graduate major equivalent must be: I1.1 consistent with other majors offered within the institution, I1.2 identified as an academic athletic training major program in institutional academic publications, and I1.3 indicated on the official transcript of the student as is normally designated for other undergraduate majors or graduate major equivalents at the institution. © Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education 13 2. Update Athletic Training Program admission requirements *** THE PROGRAM content and admission criteria are basically unchanged. Below are the previous requirements for the option and the new requirements for the Major. Moreover, within the documentation in the NEW catalog section, there is more detailed information and clarity for requirements, as well as clarity in retention standards. The KSC ATEP has always provided students with this additional information after they arrived on campus; however, CAATE accreditation now requires all college documents have the same information and thus be added and listed in the new catalog . Existing: 1. Overall GPA of 2.5; major GPA of 2.5. Admission Criteria 2. A performance evaluation by a clinical instructor in the Athletic Training option based on one semester with a minimum of 50 hours of clinical education hours in the KSC Athletic Training Room. 3. Successful completion of required competencies, including specified rehabilitation protocols, taping/wrapping techniques, and athletic training room procedures. 4. Recommendation for admission by two Physical Education faculty, one of whom must be a clinical instructor in the Athletic Training option. 1. The KSC Athletic Training Option has always required a formal application; but this has never been noted in the catalog as an admission criteria. Differences: 2. Overall GPA remains unchanged; the major GPA requirement is eliminated and the clarification of the requirement is to earn a grade of “C” or better. 3. The performance evaluation criteria is unchanged but is now denoted as a separate criteria. 4. The 50 observation hours is now denoted as a separate criteria, and may now occur over an entire academic year (versus all in one semester). 5. Accreditation 6. Recommendation for admission has always been from Physical Education Faculty educational competencies required altering the specific competencies listed. only; this was falling to only one, maybe two faculty member (s) to write recommendations for all applicants; therefore, the requirement has been modified to allow any KSC faculty member or KSC staff, having interaction with an applicant, the opportunity to write a recommendation. Proposed: ADMISSION CRITERIA 1. Application : Student applying must submit a portfolio documenting each of the following components: 2. Overall GPA of 2.5; 3. Required Major and Allied courses of a “C” or better 4. A performance evaluation by the Keene State College Approved Clinical Instructors. 5. A minimum of 50 observation hours of pre-professional clinical experience in the Keene State College Athletic Training Room. 6. Successful completion of required competencies including Basic Athletic Training Skills and Athletic Training Room procedures. 7. Recommendation for admission by two Keene State College faculty or staff. 14 In previous catalogs, retention guidelines were listed for PE 493 Externship but not for any other clinical courses. Additional information regarding transportation, additional fees, and liability insurance are now included in the new catalog updates. These policies have always been provided to the student after their arrival on campus. Accreditation requires that all documents provided to the student have consistent information. As listed in the KSC 2007-2008 Catalog: Further justification for change of option to major: Bachelor’s Degrees A liberal education emphasizes breadth and balance in developing intellectual resources and cultural perspectives. It encourages the student to achieve the fullest possible development as a person and as a member of society. It also promotes enlightened citizenship and provides basic preparation for students planning to enter professional or graduate schools or embark on a career. Building on an integrated study foundation, this degree allows a specialized emphasis while at the same time encouraging social responsibility. The general aspects of the curriculum are designed to enhance the student’s capacity for thought and effective expression and facilitate both the expansion and the integration of knowledge. Depth of scholarship is developed in the major field of specialization. The goal of a liberal education is the formulation of a philosophy of life based on knowledge and reflection relevant and appropriate to the contemporary world. The Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a minimum of 120 credit hours. The Bachelor of Science degree normally consists of 124 credit hours. Definitions Major. A program of study comprising a coherent set of courses and experiences within a discipline, related disciplines, or a professional area, which represents the curricular content of a bachelor’s degree. Normally, a bachelor’s degree major consists of at least 30 credit hours. Courses required in the major may not be used to fulfill Integrative Studies requirements unless specified in the program description. Option. A coherent subset of courses that constitutes a prescribed track within a major. Normally, an option consists of 12 to 48 credit hours. Athletic Training Option (including option + allied + competency requirements) 73+12+4=89 (note: would be 73+12=85, if student does not need to take MATH 120) As indicated in the catalog, the Athletic Training Option currently requires 73 credits in the option and 12 credits for the allied requirement equaling 85 credits, with a math equivalency. With the combined Integrative Studies requirements, AT students will graduate with 129-133 credits. By definition, the PE/AT option exceeds credit hour requirements for an option and does not have a coherent set of courses within the discipline for PE. Additionally, outside of the shared “allied” requirements(8 similar credits; PE requires INCHEM 100, while AT requires INCHEM 103), math competency, and two physical education courses in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology, AT and PE students do not have any other shared required coursework. RESOURCES: Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. 15 The current resources available to the ATEP as a PE/AT option would be unchanged as a new major. Unless additional accreditation requires change, the faculty, personnel, administration, support staff, library resources, equipment and supplies, and facilities would be unaffected by the change. What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? The current resources available to the ATEP as a PE/AT option would be unchanged as a new major. Unless additional accreditation requires change, the faculty, personnel, administration, support staff, library resources, equipment and supplies, and facilities would be unaffected by the change. ADVISORY OPINIONS: List the names of affected departments and include department responses. Advisory opinions are required whenever a proposal affects the curricula of other programs. A proposal must list all affected departments. An Advisory Opinion must be solicited at least two weeks prior to delivery of the proposal to the DCC. Affected departments have two weeks to respond to the request for an Advisory Opinion. Responses should be attached to the proposal. In the event that affected departments do not respond, evidence of the request for an Advisory Opinion from non-respondents must be provided. (The electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.) Physical Education Teacher Certification Option Currently Physical Education has two options: Athletic Training and Teacher Certification. The Physical Education Department Faculty support changing Athletic Training from an option to a major; still housed in the department. Updated 28 October 2004.

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Keene State College

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