2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
    Apr 15, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog

Course Descriptions


Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

 

Nursing

  
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    NSG 253 - The Character of Professional Nursing


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: Admission to the program; BTS 103   This course introduces the student to the character of the nursing profession and the program’s mission and philosophy. A historical overview of health and healing from Biblical foundations to the present is examined. The Nightingale framework for nursing care and the critical thinking framework challenge the student to begin to think as a nurse, assuming the character and accountability and integrating the values of the discipline.  Fall
  
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    NSG 293 - Health Promotion Through the Ages


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: Admission to the program; Corequisite: NSG 253 .  Based on a Biblical worldview, this course focuses on principles of health promotion and wellness, highlighting healthy aging and the social determinates of health.  Students will utilize Nightingale’s tenets to create a nourishing environment by engaging and interacting with people of diverse health needs.  Clinical experiences will prepare students to critically think and practice communication skills within their advocacy role. 45 clinical hours.  Fall
  
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    NSG 304 - Pathophysiology


    Credit Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: BIO 174 , BIO 214 , and CHE 144 . This course emphasizes the body’s created ability to maintain homeostasis in response to disruptions in normal physiology. Content builds upon the scientific knowledge acquired from the natural sciences. Pathophysiology of disease is studied with emphasis on maintaining a healing environment and developing scientific rationale for nursing practice. Spring
  
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    NSG 334 - Holistic Assessment


    Credit Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: SPC 103 , NSG 253   and NSG 293  with a minimum grade of C (2.0). This course is an introduction to holistic assessment, foundational nursing skills associated with assessment in the care of adult individuals, and therapeutic communication strategies which integrate a Biblical model for communication. Holistic assessment includes physical, spiritual, emotional, and psychosocial aspects of the patient that create a nourishing environment (CNE) for healing. The student will use critical thinking skills to assess and analyze patient data while developing foundational nursing skills. 45 clinical hours. Spring
  
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    NSG 348 - Foundations of Adult Care


    Credit Hours: 8
    Prerequisites: NSG 304  and NSG 334   with minimum grade of C (2.0); Corequiste: NSG 363 . This course continues foundational nursing concepts and introduces medical-surgical principles for providing care of adult individuals, older adults, and peri-operative patients. Based on a Biblical worldview and Nightingale’s tenets to create a nourishing environment for healing, a holistic approach to professional nursing care for diverse adults experiencing chronic and acute health conditions is emphasized. Clinical experiences include in-patient and long-term care settings and simulation scenarios to integrate nursing process and critical thinking skills. 180 clinical hours. Fall
  
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    NSG 363 - Medication & Complementary Therapies


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: NSG 304  and NSG 334  with a minimum grade of C (2.0)  The collaborative role of the registered nurse as it relates to medication and complementary therapies is explored through the lens of a Biblical worldview. Pharmacokinetics/dynamics, potential adverse actions, patient response, and nursing implications for medication classifications are examined. This course will enable the student to make therapeutic assessments and appropriate nursing judgments regarding medication and complementary therapies in both the classroom and simulation settings that assist in the patient’s health and healing. 22.5 lab hours. Fall
  
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    NSG 384 - Psych-Mental Health


    Credit Hours: 4
    Prerequisites:  NSG 363  and NSG 348  with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Based on a Biblical worldview, this course examines the therapeutic use of self by applying critical thinking of the nursing process to pediatric and adult patients experiencing mental illness. Additionally, mental wellness – encompassing body, mind, and spirit – is emphasized to enhance the individual’s ability to promote, maintain and restore optimal mental health. Clinical experiences in institutional and selected community-based settings allow the student to provide a safe, nourishing environment for healing for both individuals and groups. 67.5 clinical hours. Spring
  
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    NSG 388 - Advanced Care of the Adult


    Credit Hours: 8
    Prerequisites: NSG 363  and NSG 348  with minimum grade of C (2.0). This course studies advanced medical-surgical care of the adult patient from a Biblical worldview. An emphasis is placed on utilizing evidence based findings, informatics, correlating and analyzing critical assessment data, and promoting a nourishing environment for healing.  Medication therapies that correlate with advanced patient care are incorporated. Students will practice patient-centered care for diverse patients in a variety of medical-surgical and specialty units, working with the interdisciplinary team to integrate care within the in-patient, out-patient, and simulation settings. 135 clinical hours. Spring
  
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    NSG 403 - Population-Based Health Care


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisites:   and   with a minimum grade of C (2.0).  Based on a Biblical worldview, this course examines concepts basic to creating a nourishing environment for healing of individuals, families, and groups with diverse cultural and social backgrounds. Concepts of epidemiology, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and the impact of policy and economics will be explored. Clinical experiences in a variety of community settings provide opportunities for students to use nursing process and critical thinking as they apply concepts of population-based health promotion and disease prevention. 45 clinical hours. Fall
  
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    NSG 416 - Maternal-Child Nursing


    Credit Hours: 6
    Prerequisites: PSY 253 ; NSG 384  and NSG 388  with a minimum grade of C (2.0).  Based on a Biblical worldview, this course will analyze family relationships related to health promotion, maintenance, and restoration for individuals, families, and groups of childbearing and childrearing families. Creating a nourishing environment for healing and delivering compassionate nursing care for diverse and vulnerable families and children with special needs will be emphasized. Clinical experiences will include care of the child and family in both direct patient care and simulation settings. 90 clinical hours. Fall
  
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    NSG 433 - Health Care Research for Evidence-Based Practice


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: MAT 143  NSG 384  and NSG 388  with minimum grade of C (2.0). Based on a Biblical worldview, this course will introduce the nursing student to the research process as an informed consumer and potential future investigator. The student will acquire the skills of research analysis and translating research findings into contemporary, evidence-based nursing practice to foster a nourishing environment for healing. The contributions of nurse theorists will be explored.  Fall
  
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    NSG 473 - Synthesis for NCLEX Assessment


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course offers extensive individual assessment and synthesis of the student’s comprehensive nursing knowledge with detailed methodology for thorough NCLEX content mastery. The BSN program’s conceptual framework benchmarks are demonstrated utilizing in-depth critical thinking skills. Spring
  
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    NSG 479 - Preceptorship: Intelligent Leadership & Management


    Credit Hours: 9
    Prerequisites:  ,  , and   with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite:  .   Based on a Biblical worldview, this capstone course studies the leadership character and the management roles of the baccalaureate nurse. Intelligent leadership principles, including prioritization of care to create a nourishing environment for healing of multiple patients and staff, are examined. Clinical experiences allow the student to demonstrate servant leadership and basic management skills in both simulated and direct patient care settings. This course includes extensive 1:1 clinical experience with RN preceptors who primarily provide direct, holistic patient care. Synthesis of BSN competencies, through the lens of the program’s conceptual framework, will be demonstrated and analyzed in preparation for graduation and graduate study.  270 clinical hours. Spring
  
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    NSG 48V - Internship Elective: Nurses on Mission


    Credit Hours: 1-12
    Prerequisites: NSG 384  and NSG 388  with a minimum grade of C (2.0). This clinical internship elective provides medical mission opportunities for students to create a nourishing environment for healing through the lens of a Biblical worldview by utilizing nursing skills in various settings across the country and abroad. Pass/Fail. Summer

Nutrition and Dietetics

  
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    FCN 104 - Introductory Food Study


    Credit Hours: 4
    Prerequisite: major or minor in Nutrition and Dietetics or Hotel and Restaurant Management program. Basic principles in selection and preparation of food products based on chemical and physical properties of food. The safety of the food supply is also investigated. Lecture three hours per week, laboratory two hours per week. Materials fee required.  Fall/Spring
  
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    FCN 201 - Food Safety & Sanitation


    Credit Hours: 1
    Sanitation policies and procedures for future dietitian nutritionists, food service professionals and hospitality industry employees.  Discusses food safety systems including HACCP, methods of safe food handling, chemical, biological, and physical food hazards, common food allergens and pest control.  Passing the National Restaurant Association (NRA) ServSafe Manager exam is required for a “C” or better in this course.  Material fee required.  Fall
  
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    FCN 203 - Contemporary Nutrition


    Credit Hours: 3
    A comprehensive survey course focusing on nutrition as a key to health, nutrition in various stages of life, world nutrition, contemporary nutrition topics, and sources of nutrients. Designed for students in HRM, culinary, and anyone generally interested in nutrition for personal improvement.   Fall/Spring
  
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    FCN 263 - Child Nutrition


    Credit Hours: 3
    Nutritional requirements for each stage of childhood, pregnancy and lactation will be discussed. Essentials of effective nutrition education will be explored. Fall-Odd
  
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    FCN 303 - Fundamentals of Human Nutrition


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: A biology or chemistry laboratory science course. An exploration of the physiological basis of nutritional needs and physical and socioeconomic parameters, which affect dietary adequacy.  Nutrient functions, energy balance, complementary and alternative medicine, and sports nutrition will be examined.  Designed for students who will be applying nutrition principles as part of health, wellness, or therapeutic counseling.   Fall/Spring
  
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    FCN 311 - Medical Terminology


    Credit Hours: 1
    A course designed to provide knowledge and practice in reading, writing, and understanding medical terminology. Spring
  
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    FCN 323 - Nutrition Assessment, Education, and Counseling


    Credit Hours: 3
    The course will cover dietary and clinical assessment, nutrition education, counseling, and communication skills for behavior change. Laboratory data for assessing nutritional status and food-drug interactions that affect the efficacy of the food and drugs will be examined. Spring-Even
  
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    FCN 342 - Cultural Foods


    Credit Hours: 2
    Exploration of ethnic, religious, and regional influences on diet, nutrition and health.  Human and cultural diversity will be investigated.  One hour lecture and 2 hours lab per week.  Materials fee required. Spring
  
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    FCN 353 - Sports Nutrition


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: FCN 203  or FCN 303 . Nutrition as related to athletic performance and other areas of physical activity, including training and competition nutrition, fluids and hydration, weight management, supplements and ergogenic aids, nutrition assessment, the child athlete, and eating disorders. Materials fee required. Fall-Odd
  
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    FCN 363 - Food Science


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite:  . Experimental approach to the study of physical and chemical factors influencing food quality during processing and preparation. Study of research methods including experimental design, data analysis, and presentation. Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week. Materials fee required. Spring-Odd
  
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    FCN 374 - Food Systems


    Credit Hours: 4
    Organization, management theory and principles of food systems; includes menu planning, quality of food preparation and selection, layout, and maintenance of food systems departments. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Materials fee required. Fall
  
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    FCN 384 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I


    Credit Hours: 4
    Prerequisite: FCN 203  or FCN 303 . Therapeutic use of diet in metabolic disturbances and in certain diseases. Three hours lecture and two hours lab per week.  Fall-Even
  
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    FCN 393 - Community Nutrition


    Credit Hours: 3
    Nutrition programs at the local, state, and national level. Food labeling and nutrition education methodology. Application of principles of nutrition and social science in consumer education. Lecture three hours per week. Field observation. Spring-Even
  
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    FCN 404 - Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism


    Credit Hours: 4
    Prerequisite: FCN 203 or FCN 303 Designed to organize the essentials of biochemistry and physiology so nutrition emerges as a science that integrates life processes from the cellular level on through the multi-system operation of the total organism. Spring-Even
  
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    FCN 412 - Senior Seminar in Nutrition and Dietetics


    Credit Hours: 2
    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing; Nutrition and Dietetics major.  A capstone course covering application to an accredited internship, credentialing, evidence-based practice, professional ethics, and interprofessional relationships.  The ability to defend a position on Nutrition and Dietetics issues, demonstrate the importance of mentoring and precepting others will be explored.   Offered Occasionally
  
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    FCN 424 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II


    Credit Hours: 4
    Prerequisite: FCN 384 . Continued study of the therapeutic use of diet in metabolic disturbances and certain diseases. Three hours lecture and two hours lab per week. Spring-Odd
  
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    FCN 48V - Food and Nutrition Practicum


    Credit Hours: 1-6
    Prerequisites: senior standing and permission. The course provides an opportunity for the student to gain practical knowledge in the field of family and consumer sciences. The course may be repeated, but total may not exceed six hours. Pass/Fail. Fall/Spring
  
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    FCN 49V - Special Problems Food/Nutrition


    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or permission. An opportunity for independent or semi-independent study in the area of foods and nutrition. Fall/Spring

Philosophy

  
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    PHI 203 - Introduction to Philosophical Thought


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course serves as an introductory inquiry into the field of philosophy. Its nature, scope, methods and principal problems will be surveyed, and the student will be encouraged to critically evaluate contemporary culture through insights gained. Fall
  
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    PHI 213 - Logic and Language


    Credit Hours: 3
    An introductory study dealing with the principles of effective reasoning, including the use and abuse of language, the nature of definition, fallacies, rules of valid inference, syllogism and induction.  Spring Even
  
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    PHI 233 - Introduction to Christian Apologetics


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course will introduce students to the essential task of Christian apologetics including its meaning, purpose, and history. In addition, it will survey major models of apologetics, such as Classical, Evidential and Presuppositional. Spring-Even
  
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    PHI 303 - Ethics


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PHI 203  with a C- or better.  A study of the foundations of ethical ideals and moral judgments, ancient and modern, from both religious and secular perspectives. The historical and social contexts of ethical value systems are investigated, and some consideration is given to their contemporary relevance.  Spring-Odd
  
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    PHI 313 - History of Philosophy


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite:   with a C- or better. A survey of the development of western philosophy from its origin with the ancient Greeks to the contribution of Renaissance and modern thinkers. Offered Occasionally
  
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    PHI 323 - Philosophical Apologetics


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course includes an examination of the use of philosophical arguments in defense of a Christian worldview. Topics to be considered include: the nature of truth, religious epistemology, classical arguments for the existence of God (e.g. the kalam cosmological argument, the moral argument), the relationship of God’s omniscience and human freedom, the problem of evil, etc. Fall-Even
  
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    PHI 403 - Seminar in Philosophy


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course will investigate a variety of philosophical trends, movements and themes, such as contemporary American philosophy, continental philosophy, existentialism and phenomenology, mysticism and logical positivism. Offered Occasionally
  
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    PHI 47V - Directed Readings in Philosophy/Apologetics


    Credit Hours: 1-6
    A program of directed study for students majoring in Biblical and Theological Studies. Fall/Spring

Photography

  
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    MPH 113 - Introduction to Photography


    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques of digital photography, including basic camera techniques, composition, and underlying theory.  Cameras are available for check-out to complete course assignments.  If possible, students are encouraged to supply their own digital cameras.  Cameras must meet certain specification as defined by the professor.  Lab fees required. Fall/Spring

Physical Education

  
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    PED 101 - Lifetime Wellness


    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: IDS 103 . This general education and activity course is designed to encourage a biblically based understanding of “physical stewardship.” The focus of the course includes the development of a personal mission statement, along with a practical study of fundamental health and fitness principles. Through lectures, labs and activity experiences, students will be encouraged and empowered to take responsibility for their own personal wellness.  Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 111 - Fitness Development


    This course is designed to improve physical conditioning through a health related fitness regimen to include cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training utilizing the Fitness Activity Center. Offered Occasionally.
  
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    PED 113 - Introduction to History and Philosophical Principles of Physical Education


    Credit Hours: 3
    An introductory course designed to survey the history of physical activity and sports from ancient to the present time. Introduces the philosophical foundations and principles of a comprehensive physical education program.  Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 121 - Swimming (Co-Ed)


    Credit Hours: 1
    Required of all students. This course is designed for the non-swimmer and novice to learn the mechanics of swimming. Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 131 - Badminton and Net Sports


    Credit Hours: 1
    This course is designed to provide basic skills, rules, techniques, strategies and knowledge in the various activities. Fall
  
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    PED 141 - Beginning Soccer and Volleyball


    Credit Hours: 1
    This course is designed to provide basic skills, rules, techniques, strategies and knowledge in the various activities. Spring
  
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    PED 151 - Golf and Bowling


    Credit Hours: 1
    This course is designed to provide basic skills, rules, techniques, strategies and knowledge in the various activities. Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 161 - Racquetball and Tennis


    Credit Hours: 1
    This course is designed to provide basic skills, rules, techniques, strategies and knowledge in the various activities. Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 171 - Beginning Basketball and Softball


    Credit Hours: 1
    This course is designed to provide basic skills, rules, techniques, strategies and knowledge in the various activities. Fall
  
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    PED 181 - Intercollegiate Sports


    Credit Hours: 1
    Intercollegiate sports for women and men (baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, track and field, volleyball). May be repeated for a maximum of four semesters of credit only. Students are enrolled with the coach’s permission during the semester of competition. Pass/Fail. Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 191 - Water Aerobics


    Credit Hours: 1
    A course designed to emphasize conditioning and innovative aquatic activities, exercises and techniques of water sports beyond what is available in regular swimming courses. Fall
  
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    PED 193 - Movement and Rhythms


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PED 113 . This course is designed to study the development of sequential fundamental movement patterns and various forms of physical activity expressed in creative rhythms. Fall-Even
  
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    PED 200 - Special Activities in Physical Education


    Credit Hours: 0
    This course consists of innovative physical activities and study beyond what is available in regular courses. The course is arranged through the instructor and approved by the Division Chair. Pass/Fail. Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 203 - Motor Learning


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PED 113  or Allied Health Major. This course is designed to study the development of movement, competency and implication for skill learning in young people. Spring
  
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    PED 213 - Sports Officiating (Fall)


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course consists of lecture, discussion and field experience in sports officiating. Sports covered include football, basketball and volleyball. Students may qualify for official certification by the Missouri State High School Activities Association.  Course fee required. Fall
  
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    PED 221 - Outdoor Activities


    Credit Hours: 1
    Introduction to basic knowledge and skills of popular outdoor activities. Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 223 - Sports Officiating (Spring)


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course consists of lecture, discussion and field experience in sports officiating. Sports covered include baseball, softball, and basketball. Students may qualify for official certification by the Missouri State High School Activities Association. Course fee required. Spring
  
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    PED 231 - Weight Training (Beginning)


    Credit Hours: 1
    An introductory course in weight training for those interested in improving strength and muscular development. Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 241 - Weight Training (Advanced)


    Credit Hours: 1
    An advanced weight training course for those who desire a higher level of strength and muscular development. Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 251 - Stationary Cycling


    Credit Hours: 1
    This course is an activity course utilizing stationary cycling, in a group setting, that is an excellent non-weight bearing workout designed to improve cardiovascular health. By combining a variety of challenging rides, from sprints, intervals, hills, and more, this great workout will challenge every rider regardless of experience by allowing each rider to determine their own pace and resistance. Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 261 - Scuba Diving


    Credit Hours: 1
    The course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills, knowledge and techniques to become a certified scuba diver. The PADI open water diver certification is the world’s most popular and recognized scuba credential. It is a full, entry level certification you earn by successfully completing the entire course and qualifies you to dive without instructor supervision while applying the knowledge and skills you learn in the course. Fees required. Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 263 - Methods of Adapted Physical Education


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PED 113 . This course is designed to examine the unique needs of disabled students participating in physical education and special education. Spring-Even
  
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    PED 271 - First Aid and CPR/AED


    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: PED 113 . This course will involve training in the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program. Successful completion will include American Red Cross certification. Fees required. Fall-Even
  
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    PED 273 - Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Sport


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PED 113 . This course introduces the student to the social and psychological dimensions of sport and physical activity. The applied psychological concepts and principles for enhancing human performance are investigated, in addition to the effects of the coach, team, and spectator on an athletes’ behavior. Spring-Odd
  
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    PED 274 - Structural Kinesiology


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: PED 113  or Allied Health Science major. This course is designed to provide an introduction to the structure and function of human movement. This course will emphasize the application and understanding of effective human movement on daily living skills and athletic performance. Lab fees required.  Fall
  
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    PED 281 - Stand Up Paddle Board Fitness


    Credit Hours: 1
    This course will involve a combination of standup paddle boarding and active stretching in an aquatic environment. Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 293 - Human Anatomy and Physiology


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PED 113 . This course is a one semester Anatomy and Physiology course which will focus on the structure and function of the human body including at the cellular, tissue, and organ level.  Emphasis will be on the organ systems operational in effecting human movement. Fall
  
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    PED 313 - Health Related Fitness/Wellness


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PED 113  or Allied Health Science major. Study and participation in programs recommended for the development of health related physical fitness and personal wellness. Emphasis on determining the level of fitness, the importance of fitness, and the improved quality of life through personal care in each area of wellness. Fall
  
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    PED 323 - Aquatic Management


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PED 121 . The focus of this course is to familiarize students with the skills needed to manage an aquatic facility.  Students will complete the American Red Cross Lifeguard Management course and will also complete the requirements necessary to become certified as an American Red Cross Lifeguard.  Fees are required for each student’s online registration with the American Red Cross. Spring-Even
  
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    PED 333 - Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: MAT 123  and PED 113 . A study of evaluation procedures in physical education, the administration of such procedures and interpretation of the results by fundamental statistical methods. Spring-Even
  
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    PED 343 - Lifetime Activities/Dance


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PED 113 . Introduction to basic knowledge and skills of popular adventure activities, which may include shooting sports, angling, scuba, repelling, rock climbing, canoeing, wilderness living and dance. Emphasizes skills, safety, teaching methodology and principles of group leadership as they relate to adventure activities and dance. Activity fee and field trips are required. Fall/Spring
  
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    PED 353 - Leadership in Recreation


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PED 113 . This course covers the philosophy and fundamental principles of leadership in the field of recreation. Fall-Even
  
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    PED 361 - Junior Seminar


    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: Physical Education major or Allied Health major, junior standing and permission.  This course is designed to acquaint the student with the skills necessary for gainful employment upon graduation. Any students pursuing graduate school will complete necessary entrance exams and/or application requirements. It is also designed to meet special needs, address any weakness found in the individual’s background, and to help students gain needed insight through reflective activities. Fall
  
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    PED 395 - Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries


    Credit Hours: 5
    Prerequisites: PED 113  and PED 274  (Allied Health Science majors are required to take PED 274 only). A course designed to emphasize the care and prevention of athletic injuries. This course will provide the practical application of skills necessary for injury recognition, evaluation, treatment, and problem solving in athletic health care. Lab fees required. Spring
  
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    PED 403 - Contemporary Sports Management


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PED 113 . This course will provide students with an overview of sport management by presenting extensive discussions of the foundational aspects of the profession and current topics for this field of study. Fall
  
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    PED 413 - Theory of Coaching


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PED 113 . This course will emphasize coaching techniques that cover the organization and administration, as well as practice planning of sports typically offered by schools today. Motivation techniques will be stressed as well as the ability to work with participants and their support groups in a complex, contradictory and always changing society. Fall
  
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    PED 422 - Biomechanics


    Credit Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: PED 113  and PED 274  (Allied Health Science majors are required to take PED 274 only). This course is a study of biomechanical concepts applied to human movement, sport, and exercise. This course will address the basic mechanical principles and the influence of this principle on motor performance. Spring-Odd
  
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    PED 423 - Team and Individual Sport Instruction


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PED 113 . This course provides students with opportunities to understand theory and techniques of teaching individual, dual and team sports while emphasizing the development of motor skills analysis in these activities. Spring-Odd
  
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    PED 453 - Physiology of Exercise


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite:   or Allied Health Science major. A course designed to explore the functions of the human body and changes which occur during physical activity.  Fall
  
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    PED 464 - Exercise Testing and Prescription


    Credit Hours: 4
    Prerequisites:   and   or Allied Health Science major. An introduction to field and laboratory based physical fitness testing: application of physiological principles to design safe and effective exercise programs for the apparently healthy, as well as for individuals with obesity, coronary disease, diabetes, and other degenerative diseases. This course will include a research project requiring research design, data collection and analysis. Spring
  
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    PED 47V - Practicum Experience


    Credit Hours: 1-6
    Prerequisite: Allied Health Science major, or Exercise Science major, or Sport Management major or permission. During this practicum experience, a student’s primary task is observation and documentation.  Students may participate in limited work under the supervision of the practitioners but should treat the practicum as an observational learning experience.  Students may be involved in the practicum as the supervisor and/or organization allows.  Practicum specific demands can vary from field to field.  Students will be provided an exposure to future potential career opportunities of interest.  Pass/Fail Fall/Spring/Summer
  
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    PED 48V - Internship in Physical Education


    Credit Hours: 1-6
    Prerequisites: Physical Education major, or Exercise Science major, or Sports Management major or permission. A practical, supervised learning experience in the fields of physical education, exercise science, recreation/sport management, athletics, and health. Pass/Fail. Fall/Spring/Summer
  
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    PED 49V - Special Problems in Physical Ed


    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Prerequisites: Physical Education major/minor and permission. The principal purpose of this course is investigation of problems in physical education with emphasis on statistical method and scientific research techniques. Fall/Spring

Physics

  
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    PHY 1004 - Introduction to Physical Science


    Credit Hours: 4
    An introductory course in the physical sciences designed primarily for non-science majors. This course covers important topics in physics and astronomy. Three hours lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Fall/Spring
  
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    PHY 1014 - Introduction to Astronomy


    Credit Hours: 4
    Prerequisite: Any mathematics course other than MAT 013. All prerequisite courses require a grade of P or C- or better.  An overview course intended for students with little or no scientific background. Topics include the historical development of astronomy, visual astronomy, stellar evolution and characteristics, galaxies, modern cosmology, and the solar system.

    Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Sky observation with the College’s telescopes is included although not all lab time involves observing the sky. Additionally as homework, students are required to attend some observations other than scheduled class or lab times. Offered Occasionally.

  
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    PHY 1024 - Introduction to Geology


    Credit Hours: 4
    A comprehensive study of physical and historical geology with an emphasis on geological phenomena occurring in North America. Some emphasis is placed on the geology of the Ozark Region. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab period per week. Offered Occasionally
  
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    PHY 214 - Physics I: Algebra/Trigonometry-based


    Credit Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: both MAT 133  and MAT 153 ; or MAT 135 . All prerequisite courses require a grade of P or C- or better. This algebra and trigonometry based physics course will cover the basic principles of mechanics, waves, and thermodynamics.  This course is designed to provide the students with physics content and problem-solving skills helpful in the various professions, especially life science professions.  Three lecture periods and one three-hour lab per week. Fall
  
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    PHY 224 - Physics II: Algebra/Trigonometry-based


    Credit Hours: 4
    Prerequisite: PHY 214 . All prerequisite courses require a grade of P or C- or better. This algebra and trigonometry based physics course will cover the basic principles of electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. This course is designed to provide the students with physics content and problem solving skills helpful in the various professions. Three lecture periods and one three-hour lab per week. Spring
  
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    PHY 234 - Physics I: Calculus-based


    Credit Hours: 4
    Prerequisite: MAT 175 . All prerequisite courses require a grade of P or C- or better. MAT 205  and high school physics or PHY 1004  recommended.   This calculus-based course covers the principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves for students of engineering and computer science. Three lecture periods and one three-hour experimental laboratory each week.  Fall
  
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    PHY 244 - Physics II: Calculus-based


    Credit Hours: 4
    Prerequisite: PHY 234 . All prerequisite courses require a grade of P or C- or better. Covers the principles of magnetism, electricity, and light. Three lecture periods and one three-hour experimental laboratory each week.  Spring
  
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    PHY 273 - Mechanics I - Statics


    Credit Hours: 3
    Co-requisite: PHY 234 . All prerequisite courses require a grade of P or C- or better. Topics include vectors, force systems, centroids, beams, moment of inertia, principle of virtual work, etc.  Cross Listed: ENR 2173 . Fall
  
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    PHY 283 - Mechanics II - Dynamics


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PHY 273  or ENR 2173 .  All prerequisite courses require a grade of P or C- or better. Topics include motion of a particle, mass and acceleration, work and energy, impulse and momentum and motion of a rigid body. Cross Listed: ENR 2183 . Spring
  
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    PHY 49V - Special Problems in Physics


    Credit Hours: 1-6
    Prerequisite: permission. An opportunity is given to do independent or semi-independent research with the approval and direction of a member of the program. Fall/Spring

Psychology

  
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    PSY 103 - Introduction to Psychology


    Credit Hours: 3
    A course stressing the importance of psychological mechanisms underlying all mental processes such as sensation, perception, emotion, thinking and learning. Fall/Spring
  
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    PSY 152 - Psychology Seminar


    Credit Hours: 2
    Prerequisite: PSY 103  or PSY 273 . This course is designed to expose students to educational and professional options as a psychology major, current issues in psychology, the APA writing style, and the integration of Christian faith and psychology. Spring
  
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    PSY 183 - History and Systems of Psychology


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PSY 103  or PSY 273 . A study of the various systems of psychology based on their theory. The effect of these various systems on contemporary psychological thought is considered. Fall/Spring
  
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    PSY 203 - Health Psychology


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PSY 103  or PSY 273 . A course investigating mental health issues in daily living. Of particular interest are stress prevention and management, and the implementation of coping strategies.  Spring-Odd
  
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    PSY 213 - Psychological Development of the Child and Adolescent


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PSY 103  or PSY 273 . Registration is prohibited if PSY 253 or EDU 203 have been taken for credit. A course designed to help prospective teachers of all levels acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for understanding human growth and development during the formative years from birth through adolescence. Research and critical thinking skills will be emphasized. Field and clinical experiences required. Cross Listed as EDU 203 . Fall/Spring
  
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    PSY 243 - Psychology of Addictions


    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: PSY 103  or PSY 273 .  This course will focus on causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and impact of addictions on society and the individual. Consideration will be given to the maladaptive behavior and physiological characteristics of addiction. Stages in the development of and types of addiction and habituation will be discussed. The effects of chemical abuse on the human body will be presented. Treatment approaches that are currently in use will be reviewed. Fall
 

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