Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Approval
Department or Program: Health & Human Performance
Course Number/Title: HHP 235 Professional Issues in Exercise Science
Number of Credits: 3
Frequency of Offering: every semester
Catalog Description: Introductory course for professional and social role development, including communication and assessment skills. Civic and Ethical issues and professionalism will also be explored. Offered every semester.
This is an existing course previously approved by A2C2: Yes
This is a new course proposal: No
University Studies Approval is requested in Unity and Diversity: Contemporary Citizenship
Department Contact: Dr. Dawn E. Anderson
Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org
Below each of the seven outcomes listed under the Contemporary Citizenship requirement are listed in the course requirements, content, learning activities, and documentation relevant to the outcomes that promote the students ability to:
a.Use critical thinking to analyze contemporary issues. This professional issues course focuses on contemporary issues students will need to address as they prepare to enter their discipline specific worksite. Students are taught how to research the literature and critically analyze issues relating to professionalism. Issues relevant to standards of care, confidentiality, volunteerism, civic responsibility, professional memberships, codes of conduct, ethical and personal responsibility, and lifestyle are presented, analyzed and discussed.
b. Demonstrates effective oral and/or written communication of ideas, informed opinions, and/or values. As indicated on the syllabus, students work collaboratively on certain projects and in discussion groups during class. Students present written and oral reports and have opportunities to discuss and reflect on the effects of personal values and ethics relating to the development of their professional (and often personal) lives.
c. Identify, find, and use tools of information science related to contemporary issues. Students are required to find information relating to professionalism, ethics, etc. from professional organizations and various discipline specific worksites.
d. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively, independently and/or in collaborative problem-solving groups. The course is designed to promote both independent and group problem solving skills. Students must demonstrate the ability to work effectively in completing the required written and oral assignments (individual and group) and various assignments and examinations. Group discussions and projects are also required.
e. Identify principles and applications of personal, civic, and/or economic responsibility; Students address the issues of personal and civic responsibility throughout the course focusing on its relationship to the worksite. They have access to information sources through the library and internet and interview resource people in their future professions.
In order to have a higher quality of life and emulate professionalism in the workplace (and outside the workplace), students need to develop in their professional (and personal) lives a philosphy of acceptable personal, civic, ethical standards.
f. Understand personal responsibility for lifestyle choices: This is an underlying theme and core issue of the Department of HHP and is emulated in its faculty and curriculum. Students are introduced to this concept in this course and it is intertwined and weaved into all aspects of their learning experience in the department. Students are introduced to and are encouraged to emulate personal responsibility and lifestyle choices in this issues course.
g. Participate actively (e.g., class discussion, volunteerism, etc.) in issues significant to citizenship.
Students study the principles, practices and benefits of volunteerism, both to the individual and the worksite. They are required to perform volunteer service as a course requirement
Department of Health and Human Performance
Professional Issues in Exercise Science
Course Number: HHP 235 Course title: Professional Issues in Exercise Science
Number of Credits: 3 s h Prerequisites: None
This course is a University Studies Course satisfying the "Contemporary Citizenship" requirement in the
Unity and Diversity category.
Such courses are required to meet the following outcomes:
a. Use critical thinking to analyze contemporary issues.
b. Demonstrate effective oral and/or written communication of ideas, informed opinions, and/or values.
c. Identify, find, and use tools of information science related to contemporary issues.
d. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively independently and/or in collaborative problem-solving groups.
e Identify principles and applications of personal, civic, and/or economic responsibility;
understand personal responsibility for lifestyle choices.
in contemporary society.
These numbers are used in the course schedule, course objectives, and throughout the syllabus to indicate places in the class where these outcomes are met.
Introductory course for professional and social role development, including communication and assessment skills. Civic and Ethical issues and professionalism will also be explored. Offered every semester.
1. Be able to better understand individual personality traits and to understand the role of these traits in working with others as a professional.
2. Describe the nature and role of professionals in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, worksite health promotion, and athletic training.
3. Understand ones role and responsibility in professionalism, membership in governing bodies and organizations, appropriate client interaction, issues of confidentiality, and legal aspects related to liability and regulation.
4. Demonstrate appropriate assessment technique, and clinician/ patient, interaction.
5. Be able to describe professional ethics in health care/worksite scenarios.
6. Be able to read and write patient care notes (SOAP format).
7. Understand how to prepare and write a professional paper and site sources appropriately.
9. Be familiar with blood borne pathogens, universal precautions and ethical care..
None. Literature search, handouts, worksite mission and code of ethics statements, and resource professionals in specific disciplines will be utilized in lieu of a text.
Day 1 Introduction to class
2 Topics in professional issues (a,c)
3 Topics in professional issues (a,c)
4 Professionalism: Discussion groups (b,d,e,f,g)
5 Literature search session (a,c)
6 Literature Research (c)
7 Preparation of a professional paper (a,b,c,d)
8 How to write a research paper (a,b,c,d)
9 Personal, civic, ethical and professional issues: Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (guest facilitator) ( a,b,e,f,)
10 Personal, civic, ethical and professional issues:Athletic Training (guest facilitator) (a,b,e,f)
12 Critical analysis of CP, AT, WHP; Focused discussion groups (a,b,d,g)
13 Professional issues of required Practica and Internship experiences (a,e,f)
15 Personality preferences & group interaction (a,b,d,g)
17 Technology & Presentations (b,c)
18 Career Services and Resume & Cover Letter Writing (b,c)
19 Resume & Cover Letter Writing (analysis, discussion, practice) (b,c,g)
20 Client/patient issues (c,d,e,f)
21 Client/patient issues (discussion groups) (a,b,d,g)
22 Case Studies: Critical analysis and study groups ( a,b,d,e,f,g)
23 Case Studies: Critical analysis and study groups (a,b,d,e,f,g)
24 Case Studies: critical Analysis and study groups (a,b,d,e,f,g)
25 Ethics in HHP and worksites (a,e,f)
26 Ethics in HHP and worksites (analyse and discuss) (a,b,d)
27 Contemporary Issues: Harassement/Sexual harassement ( a,c,e,f)
28 "Draw the Line" presentation & guest facilitator with discussion ( a-g)
29 Contemporary issues: Stereotyes, Jokes, technology, Dress, Personal Responsibility (a,c,e,f)
30 Discussion: Contemporary issues re: Day 29 (a-g)
31 SOAP Notes ( a,b,c)
32 SOAP Notes (a,b,c)
34 Research paperrough draft critique (b.c)
35 Volunteerism: principles and practices (e,f)
36 Lifestyle choices, citizenship and professionalism (e,f)
37 Lifestyle choices: analysis and discussion (b,d,e,f,g)
38 Graduate Education, continuing education and CEUs (a,b,c,e)
39 Occupational Choices in the Health Sciences: Guest Facilitator & net search (3)
41 Presentations (a-g)
42 Presentations (a-g)
43 Presentations (a-g)
44 Presentations (a-g)
45 Presentations (a-g)
Final Exam (see schedule)
Basic instructional plan and methods utilized.
Lecture, discussion, readings, web sites, guest facilitators, speakers & audiovisual aids, will be used.
Course requirements and means of evaluation.
Grades Resume & Cover Letter 30
Research Paper 100
Vounteer Hours 20
Final Exam 60
Total points 400
Grading: A =90-100% B= 80-89% C= 70-79% D=60-69% F=0-59%