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THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (CBA)
THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION (HPER)
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (SED)
THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL STUDIES (CLS)
THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ALLIED HEALTH (SAH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (CBA)
Dean - Rex Fuller
Associate Dean - Bill Colclough
Assistant to Dean - Amelia Dittman
223 North Hall; (608)785-8090
www.uwlax.edu/BA/BA.Home.html

Departments/Units
Accountancy
Business Development Center
Economics
Finance
Management
Marketing

Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Science
Master of Business Administration

MAJORS AND MINORS
The following majors and minors are available:
Majors:

Accountancy
Economics
Finance
Finance with Risk and Insurance
Concentration
Management
Tracks in:

General Management and Technology
Human Resources
International Management
Management Information Systems (MIS)

Marketing
Tracks in:

International Marketing
Research
Sales and Promotion
Small Business/Entrepreneurship

Minors:

Accountancy
International Business

The College of Business Administration is an institution of higher education dedicated to the personal and professional development of its students. The college’s program provides our students with an integrated business education at the undergraduate and master’s levels that prepares them for successful professional careers. Our graduates will be prepared to be effective problem-solvers, ethical decision-makers, and life-long learners in a dynamic, diverse world environment.

The primary purpose of the College of Business Administration is to provide education leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees in business supplemented by appropriate research and service activities. As such, the college emphasizes academic excellence in its educational programs and emphasizes quality teaching and appropriate scholarly activities that support the educational mission of the institution. The college also offers professionals within the region opportunities for graduate education and professional development; provides professional expertise for organizations in the area; publishes regional economic data through the quarterly La Crosse Area Business and Economic Review; and cultivates a collegial, supportive organizational climate that stimulates individual achievement and contributes to the personal and professional development of students, faculty and staff. The college offers business programs that prepare graduates to enter professional fields in business and government. Specific objectives in student learning include the following:

1. To provide a broad-based educational foundation in the arts, humanities, and sciences.
2. To provide a broad understanding of world events as they relate to current social forces.
3. To develop an understanding of business functions and their inter-relationships.
4. To develop a broad understanding of the role of technological change and the importance of information systems.
5. To develop an understanding of business ethics and the relationships among government agencies and business in the domestic and global economy.
6. To develop research skills and the ability to apply quantitative and behavioral skills in the decision-making process.
7. To develop a high level of competence in at least one field of study in business.

Additional objectives of the college are to serve the business community in western Wisconsin by offering business outreach programs, providing business consulting services, and conducting research projects. The college is committed to attracting and retaining a highly qualified faculty who are dedicated to excellence in teaching and to provide them with opportunities for continued professional development in research and service.

ADVISER ASSIGNMENT
Students are assigned to faculty advisers in the freshman year. Advisers will help students develop programs, plan schedules, discuss major and career choices and refer for assistance in the case of academic difficulties. Students are required to meet with their adviser at least once a semester. An academic adviser is also available in the Dean’s Office, 223 North Hall.
The final responsibility for selecting courses and meeting graduation requirements rests with the student. Students should review course prerequisites by checking course descriptions in the appropriate listings of this catalog and consult with their faculty adviser and/or seek assistance from the dean’s office. Program advising is also available on the CBA web site: www.uwlax.edu/BA/BA_Home.html.

ADMISSION TO THE BUSINESS PROGRAM
Students who desire to major in business must apply for admission to the business program in order to register for upper division (300-400 level) courses offered by the college. A separate application for admission to the business program must be completed and approved by the dean prior to the semester the business major plans to take upper division College of Business Administration course work. To be eligible for admission, a student must meet the
following criteria:

1. Complete the following five courses with a minimum grade of "C" in each: ACC 221, 222; ECO 110, 120; MGT 205.
2. Earn 54 or more credits.
3. Complete at least four of the following six pre-business courses: Pre-Business Courses BUS 230, C-S101 or 120 ENG 110 MTH 175 (or 207) and 205 MGT 220
(Any remaining pre-business courses not taken prior to admission should be completed during the first semester after admission to the program.)

Application forms for admission to the business program are obtained from the Dean’s Office, 223 North Hall. It is the student’s responsibility to make certain that appropriate approval has been received prior to registration for upper division business classes.

To avoid scheduling problems, pre-business students should work closely with their faculty advisers in order to complete the pre-business program within their freshman and sophomore years at UW-L.

Students who undertake their freshman and sophomore years of study at another university should familiarize themselves with the college’s pre-business requirements and the university’s General Education program, and plan their program of study accordingly.

A guide for course sequencing pre-business and professional core requirements is as follows:

Freshman Year
* MTH 175 (or 207): Applied Calculus
* MTH 205 Elementary Statistics
* ECO 110 Microeconomics and Public Policy
* ECO 120 Global Macroeconomics
* ENG 110 College Writing I
* C-S 101 or 120 Introduction to Computing or Software Design I
It is recommended that students majoring in management with a management information systems emphasis take C-S 120 in lieu of C-S 101.

Sophomore Year
**ACC 221 Financial Accounting Principles
ACC 222 Managerial Accounting Principles
MGT 205 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
*This course will also fulfill General Education Requirements
**Accountancy majors may complete in freshman year.
MGT 220 Information Systems for Business Management
BUS 230 Business and Economics Research and Communication
Admission to the business program is required prior to enrollment in the junior/ senior level business courses (see previous page).

Junior Year
MGT 308 Behavior and Theory in Organizations
MGT 393 Production Management
MKT 309 Principles of Marketing
FIN 355 Principles of Financial Management
Students will also be completing their business major requirements during their junior and senior years.

Senior Year
MGT 449 Administrative Policy Determination
(take this course final semester; requires completion of all other core requirements)

CORE/MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
All students enrolled in any program within the college must complete the business core and all requirements for the major. The College of Business Administration professional core requirements are:

Course/Title/Credits
ECO 110 Microeconomics and Public Policy 3
ECO 120 Global Macroeconomics 3
MGT 205 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3
ACC 221 Financial Accounting Principles 3
ACC 222 Managerial Accounting Principles 3
MGT 220 Information Systems for Business Management 3
BUS 230 Business and Economics Research and Communications 3
MGT 308 Behavior & Theory in Organizations 3
MKT 309 Principles of Marketing 3
FIN 355 Principles of Financial Management 3
MGT 393 Production Management 3
MGT 449 Administrative Policy Determination 3
(Final Semester)
Total Common Core 36

Major Requirements 21-28
(See appropriate department listings)

Total credits required for graduation..120

Second Major in College of Business Administration
Business students may complete a second business major by completing all courses required for the second major as described in the catalog. Students may not use the same courses to fulfill both majors, however. A second major in business will be posted to the student’s record upon graduation.

Business students seeking a second major or minor in liberal studies and science areas, including economics, may do so by completing all requirements of the major or minor they elect, as stated in the catalog.

SCHOLARSHIPS
A number of scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and have achieved scholastic excellence in the College of Business Administration program. Information may be obtained from the UW-La Crosse Foundation Office in the Cleary Alumni and Friends Center.

Internships
Students may elect to take up to 15 College of Business Administration internship
credits upon receiving approval of the department chair and dean; however, a maximum of six will be counted toward the 120 credits required for graduation. These six internship credits can only be applied toward fulfilling major requirements. To be eligible for a College of Business Administration internship, a student must have a cumulative grade point of 2.50 or above and have completed the following: ACC 221, 222; BUS 230; ECO 110, 120; FIN 355; MGT 205, 220; 308; MKT 309.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

Students seeking to graduate from the college of business must:

1. Fulfill the university’s General Education requirements.
2. Achieve a minimum 2.00 grade point average in the business core and major. Students majoring in accountancy must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in the core and in their major.
3. Fulfill all other university general requirements.
4. Complete at least 60 credits outside business. (Up to nine credits of economics may be counted as outside business.)
5. Complete at least 50% of the business course requirements in residence at UW-L.

 

 

 

THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION (HPER)

Dean - Garth Tymeson (interim)
Assistant to Dean - Theda Holder
203 Mitchell Hall; (608)785-8162
www.uwlax.edu/HPER/index.html

Departments/Units
Exercise and Sport Science
Health Education and Health Promotion
Intercollegiate Athletics
Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation
Recreational Sports

Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Science
Master of Public Health
Master of Science

Majors, Minors, Emphases and Concentrations:
Community Health Education
Exercise and Sport Science
with emphases in:
Athletic Training
Fitness
Sport Management
Physical Education
School Health Education Recreation Management
Therapeutic Recreation
Concentrations in:
Coaching Competitive Athletics
Special Physical Education
Strength and Conditioning

In addition to their major academic area, students may choose a second major, minor, emphasis or concentration from the above list. Programs outside of the college of HPER are also available, excluding majors in the College of Business and professional programs in the College of Science and Allied Health. See the dean’s assistant for available programs

College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Transfer Policy —
UW-L students transferring into the College of HPER must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher at the time of transfer.

The College of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) at UW-L specializes in the preparation of professionals for careers in health education/promotion, physical education/exercise and sport sciences, and recreation/leisure. Programs leading to physical education and health education teacher certification are state, regionally, and nationally accredited. Non-teaching professional preparation programs are available for students pursuing careers in community health education and health promotion, athletic training/sports medicine, sport management, fitness leadership, recreation management, and therapeutic recreation.

All professional programs have strong academic foundations in General Education requirements, professional cores, and field-based experiences to best prepare students for careers and job opportunities in the real world. Most programs culminate with a university-supervised "on-the-job" experience such as student teaching, internship, or preceptorship.

Personalized advisement is a key element to the success of all students in the College of HPER. Each student is assigned a faculty adviser when they enter the college. In addition, the college has an academic adviser who works with students to verify final degree requirements. The Career Services Office provides individual career counseling and job seeking support for all students.

Several comprehensive community service programs housed in the College of HPER provide students with "hands-on" experiences to supplement classroom learning. Included among these programs are the La Crosse Exercise and Health Program, Special Populations Exercise Program, Strength and Conditioning Center, Intramural and Recreational Sports, Intercollegiate Athletics, National Youth Sports Program, Adventure Education Ropes Course and Climbing Wall, Community Recreation Special Events, and numerous collaborative partnerships with community and educational agencies.

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The Center of Excellence was awarded to the Department of Exercise and Sport Science by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. The purpose of the center, which reflects the excellent reputation of the department, is to serve as a catalyst for maintaining faculty and curricular vitality while expanding the scope of comprehensive services provided to professionals in Wisconsin and throughout the nation. General goals are to provide inservice and expertise in emerging content and technology areas to physical educators and students in professional preparation programs; modify undergraduate and master’s curricula to incorporate recent trends and projected professional needs and expand research and public service components with special emphasis on assessment.

A three-dimensional professional preparation model was developed with the following foci: (1) enhancing life span motor development; (2) promoting the major purposes of professional preparation in physical education — prevention of injury or illness, skill enhancement, meaningful active living, and rehabilitation; and (3) developing instruments for assessment of performance and programs. Additional emphasis is placed on the importance of movement of young children and on age-related changes in active, older adults to develop and maintain efficient movement from birth to death. The professional preparation programs within the Department of Exercise and Sport Science prepare graduates to assist individuals of all ages in developing meaningful, active lifestyles. Improving the level of skill in a wide variety of activities and promoting effective movement patterns will result in more active and healthy individuals in our society. For additional information regarding the Center of Excellence in Physical Education, please contact: Department Chair, Exercise and Sport Science, Mitchell Hall, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI 54601.

HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION (HED)

Two majors are offered at the undergraduate level. The School Health Education major is specifically designed to prepare teachers for the school setting and related community agencies where a teaching background is desired. The Community Health Education major uses an interdisciplinary approach to prepare students for positions in national, state and local public health agencies, voluntary agencies, business and industry, health care settings and community-based organizations.

Two graduate degrees, Master of Science in Health Education (School Health Education and Community Health Education Concentrations), and Master of Public Health in Community Health Education, are also offered. See Health Education in the Graduate Catalog.

Undergraduate Health Education Curriculum:
Students desiring to major in school health education must be enrolled in the College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and satisfy the following requirements:

Note:
BIO 101, CHM 100 or CHM 103 are prerequisites for all health majors or minors.

School Health Education Major

General Education min. 48 cr.
Requirements in Health Education: 29-31 Cr.

HED 205 Introduction to Health and Wellness Education 3
HED 210 Introduction to School Health Programs 3
HED 251 Consumer Health and Safety Education 1
HED 252 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for School Populations 1
HED 310 Introduction to Curricular Processes and Instructional Techniques 2
HED 331 Nutrition Education 3
HED 333 Drugs, Society and Human Behavior 3
HED 335 Human Ecology and Environmental Health 2
HED 345 Issues in Emotional Health 3
HED 351 Microcomputer Applications in Health Education 1
HED 354 Stress Management and Relaxation Skills 1
HED 420 Sexual Health Promotion 3
HED 454 Teaching Stress Management and Relaxation Skills 1
HED 460 Health Promotion and Preference 1
Electives: One elective course in HED 1-3

Requirements in Science: 14-16 Cr.

*BIO 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 4
*CHM 100 Contemporary Chemistry 4
OR
*CHM 103 General Chemistry I 4
**ESS 205 Human Anatomy 3
**ESS 206 Human Physiology 3

Requirements in Education: 32 Cr

C-I 212 Level I Clinical Experience in Health Education 1
PSY 310 Child Development 3
EDM 317 Educational Media 1
EDM 318 Educational Media — Materials Production 1
ESS 321 Evaluation in Health Education and Physical Education 2
PSY 370 Educational Psychology 3
C-I 402 Clinical Fieldwork Experience in Health Education 1
C-I 403 Student Teaching 15
OR
C-I 404 Teaching Internship 15
C-I 410 Curriculum Development in Health Education 2
C-I 412 Instructional Techniques in Health Education 2
C-I 415 Philosophical Foundations of Health Education 1

Statutory Requirements: 15 Cr.

RDG 328 Reading in theContent Areas 3
RDG 432 Middle Level Reading 3
*EFN 205 Understanding Human Differences 3
ESS 231 Introduction to Special Physical Education 3
*ERS 100 Introduction to Minority Cultures in the United States 3
OR
*HST 299 History of Ethnic America 3
OR
*SOC 225 Racial and Ethnic Minorities 3
OR
*W-S 230 Women’s Diversity: Race,Class and Culture 3

School Health Education Minor

Requirements in Health Education: 24 cr.

HED 205 Introduction to Health and Wellness Education 3
HED 210 Introduction to School Health Programs 3
HED 251 Consumer Health and Safety Education 1
HED 252 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for School Populations 1
HED 310 Introduction to Curricular Processes and Instructional Techniques 2
HED 331 Nutrition Education 3
HED 333 Drugs, Society and Human Behavior 3
HED 335 Human Ecology and Environmental Health 2
HED 345 Issues in Emotional Health 3
HED 420 Sexual Health Promotion 3

Requirements in Science: 14-16 Cr.

*BIO 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 4
*CHM 100 Contemporary Chemistry 4
OR
*CHM 103 General Chemistry I 4
**ESS 205 Human Anatomy 3
**ESS 206 Human Physiology 3

Requirements in Education: 21 Cr.

C-I 402 Clinical Fieldwork Experience in Health Education 1
C-I 403 Student Teaching 15
C-I 410 Curriculum Development in Health Education 2
C-I 412 Instructional Techniques in Health Education 2
C-I 415 Philosophical Foundations in Health Education 1

Statutory Requirements: 12 Cr.

RDG 328 Reading in theContent Areas 3
RDG 432 Middle Level Reading 3
*EFN 205 Understanding Human Differences 3
ESS 231 Introduction to Special Physical Education 3

Community Health Education Major

Students desiring to major in community health education must be enrolled in the College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and satisfy the following requirements:

General Education min. 48 cr.

Requirements in Health Education: 55 cr.

HED 205 Introduction to Health and Wellness Education 3
HED 240 Community Health Education Foundations 3
HED 331 Nutrition Education 3
HED 333 Drugs, Society and Human Behavior 3
HED 335 Human Ecology and Environmental Health 2
HED 340 Epidemiology and Community Health Problems 3
HED 350 Biometry and Research Design 3
HED 351 Microcomputer Applications in Health Education 1
HED 420 Sexual Health Promotion 3
HED 440 Program Development in Community Health Education 3
HED 441 Human Disease Prevention and Control 3
HED 452 Health Aspects of Aging 3
HED 491 Senior Seminar in Community Health Education 1
HED 498 Community Health Education Preceptorship 12

Exploration and Competency Development Areas

Select at least nine credits from non-required Health Education courses at the 300- and 400-levels.

Interdisciplinary Requirements:

*C-S 101 Introduction to Computing 4
**ESS 205 Human Anatomy 3
**ESS206 Human Physiology 3
CST 250 Introduction to Small Group Discussion 3
*MTH 205 Elementary Statistics 4

Focus Areas
Each student is encouraged to develop an area of focus within their health education major. With an adviser, the student will select a group of courses that will prepare them for a field of practice. Focus areas the student may select are:

Instructional Design and Educational Technologies
Environmental Health
Gerontology
Health Administration
Health Care Education and Counseling
Health Marketing
Worksite Health Promotion

EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE (ESS)

At the undergraduate level, the exercise and sport science major has four emphases: physical education teacher certification, athletic training, fitness, and sport
management.

Note: Students enrolled in exercise and sport science majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all required ESS courses listed in the prescribed programs.

Exercise and Sport Science Major — Physical Education Teacher Certification
Graduates of this teacher education curriculum are prepared to teach in K-12 physical education programs in Wisconsin and other states. To complement the broadly based program leading to a B.S. degree in physical education, students may choose a concentration or another major or minor.Concentrations are offered in special physical education (certification for physical education teacher certification majors only) and coaching competitive athletics (open to students in the College of HPER and the School of Education). The additional academic major/minor enables the student to become fully certified in other subjects as well as physical education. (See p. 69 for detailed statement of teacher education requirements.)

General Education min. 48 cr.

Requirements in Exercise and Sport Science Major — Physical EducationTeacher Certification 53 cr.

Science Core:

**ESS 205 Human Anatomy 3
**ESS 206 Human Physiology 3
ESS 207 Human Motor Behavior 3
ESS 302 Physiology of Exercise 2
ESS 303 Biomechanics 2

Teacher Preparation Core:

ESS 112 Fundamentals of
Movement 2
ESS 115 Orientation to Exercise and Sport Science 2
ESS 201 Safety, First Aid and CPR 1
ESS 225 Management and Instruction in Physical Education 2
ESS 226 Clinical Experience in Teaching Physical Education I 1
ESS 312 Adventure Theory for Physical Educators 2
ESS 321 Evaluation in Health and Physical Education 2
ESS 326 Clinical Experience in Teaching Physical Education II 2
ESS 412 Issues and Philosophies in Teaching Physical Education 3
ESS 422 Teaching Health-Related Fitness 4
ESS 424 Curriculum and Administration of Elementary/Secondary Physical Education Programs 4

Activity Core:

ESS 113 Basic Swimming(see note p. 144) 1
ESS 120 Outdoor Activities in Physical Education 2
ESS 258 Team Sports 3
ESS 261 Developmental Gymnastics 1
ESS 367 Individual Sports 4
ESS 401 Dance 2
ESS 402 Advanced Activities 1
ESS Aquatics Requirement 2

Requirements in Education: 19 Cr.

C-I 323 Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education 2
C-I 325 Methods of Teaching Middle/Secondary Physical Education 2
C-I 403 Student Teaching 12
PSY 370 Educational Psychology 3

Statutory and Administrative Code Requirements: 12-15 Cr.

* ERS 100 Introduction to Minority Cultures in the United States 3
OR
* HST 299 History of Ethnic America 3
OR
* SOC 225 Racial and Ethnic Minorities 3
OR
* W-S 230 Women’s Diversity: Race, Class and Culture 3
* C-S 101 Introduction to Computing 4
OR
EDM 275 Microcomputers and Educational Applications 1
OR
HED/ESS Approved computer workshop 1-3
ESS 231 Introduction to Special Physical Education 3
RDG 330 Reading in Performance Based Content Areas 2
* EFN 205 Understanding Human Differences 3

Note: BIO 101 and PSY 100 are prerequisites for the exercise and sport science major — physical education teacher certification emphasis. These courses will also fulfill General Education requirements.

All incoming freshmen wishing to major in exercise and sport science — physical education teacher certification must enroll in ESS 112, 115 and 120 during their first year at UW-L.


Students must be admitted to teacher education and have earned and maintained an overall grade point average of at least 2.50 in order to enroll in the professional teacher education core courses and students must earn and maintain a grade point average of at least 2.75 overall and in their major, minor, concentration and professional course work to gain admission to student teaching and 3.00 for a teaching internship. (See p. 68.)

Exercise and Sport Science Major with Athletic Training Emphasis

Students in the athletic training emphasis receive an educational foundation in the science areas of exercise and sport science/ athletic training and practical experience in the athletic training laboratories. Graduates of the program are eligible to seek NATA-BOC certification and are prepared to work in a variety of sports medicine settings.

Students who desire to major in athletic training must apply for candidacy for entrance into the athletic training curriculum. Final selection for entrance into the CAAHEP-accredited curriculum is limited. Applicants must meet selection and retention criteria as outlined on p. 151. This is a competitive process and not all who apply will be accepted. Application materials may be obtained from the director of the athletic training program.

General Education min. 48 cr.

Requirements in Exercise and Sport Science Major with Athletic Training Emphasis 65 cr.

ESS 181 Introduction to Sports Medicine 3
ESS 201 Safety, First Aid and CPR 1
**ESS205 Human Anatomy 3
**ESS206 Human Physiology 3
ESS 207 Human Motor Behavior 3
ESS 282 Sports Medicine Laboratory I 3
ESS 302 Physiology of Exercise 2
ESS 303 Biomechanics 2
ESS 349 Psychology of Coaching 2
ESS 378 Athletic Injury Assessment Techniques — Lower Extremity 3
ESS 379 Athletic Injury Assessment Techniques — Upper Extremity 3
ESS 382 Sports MedicineLaboratory II 3
ESS 450 Exercise and Sport Science Internship 8
ESS 481 Therapeutic Principles of Rehabilitation in Athletic Training 3
ESS 482 Sports MedicineLaboratory III 3
ESS 483 Administration of Athletic Training Programs 3
ESS 484 Rehabilitation Techniques for Athletic Injuries 3
ESS 485 Current Readings and Research in AthleticTraining 3

Interdisciplinary Requirements:

* HPR 105 Creating a Healthy, Active Lifestyle 3
HED 230 Nutrition for Fitness and Health 2
* PSY 100 General Psychology 3
PSY 310 Child Development 3

Note: Exercise and sport science majors with athletic training emphasis are required to take BIO 101, MTH 205, and PHY 104 to meet prerequisites for advanced courses and/or for admission to the emphasis. BIO 101 and MTH 205 also fulfill General Education requirements.

Exercise and Sport Science Major with Fitness Emphasis

Students in fitness are prepared to assume positions requiring expertise in fitness testing/assessment, program design, and instruction in a wide variety of fitness related programs. Courses in health, exercise and sport science, gerontology, and business administration strengthen graduates’ professional preparation.
Students who desire to major in fitness may apply to the program after completing (or be in the process of completing) 45 semester credits, including five pre-admission core courses. Final selection for entrance into the fitness emphasis is limited. Students must meet selection and retention criteria, complete a semester internship and satisfy the requirements listed on p. 152.

General Education...................min. 48 cr.

Requirements in Exercise and Sport Science Major with Fitness Emphasis 58 cr.

ESS 115 Orientation to Exercise and Sport Science 2
ESS 201 Safety, First Aid and CPR 1
**ESS205 Human Anatomy 3
**ESS206 Human Physiology 3
ESS 281 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 2
ESS 302 Physiology of Exercise 2
ESS 303 Biomechanics 2
ESS 320 Field Experience in Fitness/Sports Management 3
ESS 323 Nutrition and Sport 2
ESS 344 Introduction to Fitness Assessment 3
ESS 355 Methods of Exercise Leadership 3
ESS 368 Strength Training Techniques and Programs 2
ESS 410 Legal Implications of Sport and Activity 2
ESS 442 Aging and PhysicalActivity 2
ESS 443 Youth and Family Fitness 3
ESS 447 Design and Administration of Physical Fitness Programs for Community, Business and Industry 3
ESS 449 Seminar: Fitness/Sports Management 1
ESS 450 Internship 12

Interdisciplinary Requirements:

MKT 309 Principles of Marketing 3
CST 260 Professional Communication 3
OR
MGT 300 Business Communications 3

Electives: (3 credits required)

ESS 100 Lifeguard Training 1
ESS 100 Aerobic Dance 1
ESS 100 Jogging and Fitness 1
ESS 100 Cross Country Skiing 1
ESS 100 Swim Fitness 1
ESS 100 Water Exercise 1
ESS 100 Tennis 1
ESS 100 Fitness Walking 1
ESS 100 Golf 1
ESS 100 In-Line Skating 1
ESS 100 Cycling 1
ESS 116 WSI 2
HED 342 Health Promotion and Wellness Methods 2
HED 354 Stress Management and Relaxation Skills 1
HED 433 Alcohol, Health andBehavior 1
HED 452 Health Aspects of Aging 3
HED 454 Teaching Stress Management and Relaxation Skills 1
HED 456 Biofeedback, Meditation and Your Health 1
MGT 205 The Legal Environment of Business 3
MGT 308 Behavior & Theory in Organizations 3
MGT 385 Human Resources:Employment 3
MKT 365 Promotion 3
MKT 444 Sports and Recreation Marketing 3

Workshops:
In addition to the above elective courses, a maximum of three credits of approved workshops may be applicable to the Fitness Emphasis.
Note: Exercise and sport science majors with fitness emphasis are required to take BIO 101 and C-S 101 to meet prerequi-sites for advanced courses and/or for admission to the emphasis. These courses will also fulfill General Education requirements.

Exercise and Sport Science Major with Sport Management Emphasis

Students in sport management become highly trained managers who find success in complex and varied sports settings. The program incorporates a broad base of course work in many disciplines, including exercise and sport science, business and communication skills.

Students who desire to major in sport management must apply to the program after completing (or be in the process of completing) 45 semester credits, including five pre-admission core courses. Final selection for entrance into the sport management emphasis is limited. Students must meet selection and retention criteria, complete a semester internship and satisfy the requirements listed on p. 152.

General Education min. 48 cr.

Requirements in Exercise and Sport Science Major withSport Management Emphasis 59 Cr.

ESS 115 Orientation to Exercise and Sport Science 2
ESS 201 Safety, First Aid and CPR 1
**ESS205 Human Anatomy 3
**ESS206 Human Physiology 3
ESS 302 Physiology of Exercise 2
ESS 303 Biomechanics 2
ESS 320 Field Experience in Fitness/Sport Management 3
ESS 410 Legal Implications of Sport and Activity 2
ESS 445 Planning Facilities for Physical Activity & Sport 3
ESS 447 Administration in Fitness and Sport 3
ESS 448 Promotion and Development of Fitness & Sports Programs 2
ESS 449 Seminar: Fitness/ Sport Management 1
ESS 450 Internship 12

Interdisciplinary Requirements:

ACC 221 Financial Accounting Principles 3
MKT 309 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 444 Sports and Recreation Marketing 3
MGT 300 Business Communications 3
OR
CST 260 Professional Communication 3
OR
ENG 307 Writing for Management, Public Relations and the Professions 3
MGT 308 Behavior & Theory in Organizations 3

Electives: (4 credits required)

ESS 281 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 2
ESS 323 Nutrition and Sport 2
ESS 349 Psychology of Coaching Competitive Athletics 2
ESS 368 Strength Training Techniques and Programs 2
ESS 442 Aging and PhysicalActivity 2
ECO 320 Economics of Sport and Entertainment 3
HED 354 Stress Management and Relaxation Skills 1
HED 452 Health Aspects of Aging 3
HED 454 Teaching Stress Management and Relaxation Skills 1
FIN 355 Principles of Financial Management 3
MGT 205 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3
MGT 305 Business Law 3
MGT 385 Human Resources: Employment 3
MKT 365 Promotion 3
MKT 460 Professional Sales Management 3
MKT 465 Advertising Management 3
REC 305 Operation and Management of Swimming Pools and Spas 2

Workshops: In addition to the above
electives, a maximum of three credits of approved workshops may be applicable to the sport management emphasis.

Note: Exercise and sport science majors with sport management emphasis are required to take BIO 101; C-S 101; and ECO 110 to meet prerequisites for advanced courses and/or for admission to the emphasis. These courses will also fulfill General Education requirements.

RECREATION MANAGEMENT AND THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

This undergraduate curriculum prepares students for professional recreation positions. Two majors are offered: recreation management and therapeutic recreation. A recreation minor is also offered. Other majors and minors for recreation students are available upon adviser’s approval.

Note: Students enrolled in either of the two recreation majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all required recreation (REC and RTH) courses listed in the prescribed programs. Students may not apply more than six workshop credits, REC/RTH 490/491, toward their degree. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 or greater to enter the program.

Recreation Management —
Students are prepared to assume positions of responsibility within a wide range of commercial, tourism, governmental, and not-for-profit recreation and parks agencies where supervision or administration may be combined with program planning or leadership responsibilities. The recreation management curriculum prepares individuals for positions at a middle management or supervisory level. All students majoring in recreation management must complete a full semester internship at an approved agency.

All majors, prior to enrollment in REC 449, also must complete the 25-hour underclass pre-professional experience requirement and the junior-level 50-hour experience requirement. These are non-class field experiences at recreation management agencies.

Therapeutic Recreation —
Students are prepared to assume positions as therapeutic recreation specialists. These professionals provide treatment, leisure education, and recreation participation programs for persons with illnesses, disabilities, or special needs. All students majoring in therapeutic recreation must complete a full semester internship at an approved agency.

Recreation Management Major (REC)

General Education min. 48 cr.

Requirements for Major in Recreation Management 53 crs.

REC 100 Foundations of Recreation 3
REC 200 Program Leadership of Recreation Activities 3
REC 202 Outdoor Recreation Skills 3
REC 300 Program Planning in Recreation 3
REC 302 Recreation Leadership and Supervision 3
REC 304 Maintenance of Park and Outdoor Recreation Areas 3
REC 305 Operation and Management of Swimming Pools and Spas 2
REC 320 Enterprises in Commercial Recreation and Tourism 3
RTH 325 Recreation for Persons with Special Needs 2
REC 340 Evaluation Methods & Practices 3
REC 400 Planning for Park and Recreation Facilities 3
REC 401 Management in Park and Recreation Resources 3
REC 402 Risk Management in Leisure Service Organizations 3
REC 420 Commercial Recreation Management 3
REC 449 Internship/Professional Preparation 1
REC 450 Internship 12

Interdisciplinary Requirements:

* C-S 101 Introduction to Computing 4
* POL 102 State and Local Government 3
* PSY 100 General Psychology 3
PSY 212 Life-Span Development 3
ACC 221 Financial Accounting Principles 3
OR
ACC 235 Introduction to Fund Accounting 3
* ECO 110 Microeconomics and Public Policy 3
* GEO 200 Conservation of Global Environments 3
OR
GEO 324 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
OR
BIO 106 Nature Study 3
* MTH 205 Elementary Statistics 4

Therapeutic Recreation Major (RTH)

General Education min. 48 cr.

Pre-professional requirements for major 40 crs.
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

* BIO 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 4
* C-S 101 Introduction to Computing 4
* CST 110 Essentials of Speech Communication 3
* ENG 110 College Writing I 3
* MTH 205 Elementary Statistics 4
* PSY 100 General Psychology 3
ESS 205 Human Anatomy 3
PSY 212 Life-Span Development 3
REC 100 Foundations of Recreation 3
REC 200 Program Leadership of Recreation Activities 3
RTH 250 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation 4
RTH 326 Therapeutic Recreation Populations I 3
OR
RTH 327 Therapeutic Recreation Populations II 3

Before enrolling in professional courses for the therapeutic recreation major, the following minimum requirements must be met:

1. All pre-professional course requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" or better;
2. Have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.50;
3. 50 hours of pre-professional volunteer therapeutic recreation experience must be documented.

Professional requirements for major 52-59 crs.

Core requirements

PSY 304 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 343 Group Dynamics 3
REC 302 Recreation Leadership and Supervision 3
RTH 204 Multicultural Crafts and Folk Art 2
OR
RTH 452 2-3
RTH 326 Therapeutic Recreation Populations I 3
OR
RTH 327 Therapeutic Recreation Populations II 3
(whichever was not completed for pre-professional requirement)
RTH 355 Medical Language 2
RTH 452 or 203 or 204
RTH 456 Program Design & Administration of Therapeutic Recreation 3
RTH 462 Inclusive Recreation Program Administration 2-3
RTH 470 Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation 4
RTH 476 Assessment and Treatment Planning in Therapeutic Recreation 3
RTH 480 Leisure Education 3RTH 493 Therapeutic Recreation Trends and Issues 3
RTH 496 Orientation to Internship in Therapeutic Recreation 1
RTH 498 Internship in Therapeutic Recreation 12 or 16
(See prerequisites p. 234.)

Electives 5-6 cr.

5-6 credits of specialty electives; one course should be in RTH. See p. 234 for list of possibilities. Approval should be obtained from the director of the therapeutic recreation program prior to enrollment.

Note: Transfer students with associate degrees should consult the director of the therapeutic recreation program prior to enrollment to ensure fulfillment of requirements.

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (SED)

Director - Vacant
Assistant to Dean - Sandra Keller
220 Thomas Morris Hall; (608)785-8122
http://perth.uwlax.edu/hper/soe/

Departments/Units
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Services/Professional Leadership
Foundations of Educational Policy and Practice
College Student Development and Administration

Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Science
Master of Science in Education
Master of Education-Professional Development

Certifiable Majors and Minors
Elementary 1-6 Major
Elementary/Middle 1-9 Major
K-12 Majors:

Art
Music-Instrumental
Music-General

Middle/Secondary 6-12 Majors:

* Biology
Broadfield Social Studies
* Chemistry
* Computer Science
* English
* French
* Geography
General Science (Broadfield)
* History
* Mathematics
Music-Choral Emphasis
* Physics
* Political Science
* Sociology
* Spanish

Minors (only):
Anthropology
Early Childhood (1-6 only) See p. 71.
Earth Science
Economics
General Science (1-6; 1-9 only) See p. 71.
German Studies
Health Education
Instructional Media (K-12) See p. 72.
Social Studies (1-6; 1-9 only) See p. 71.
Special Education (1-6; 1-9 only) See p. 70.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages See p. 163.

The School of Education prepares students to teach at the prekindergarten through high school levels. It also prepares educators for specialist positions in prekindergarten through high school. This preparation includes an array of course offerings in General Education, a content specialty major or minor, and a professional core of courses emphasizing methodology and foundations of teaching and learning. Teacher education candidates are engaged in consideration of common values held by the teaching profession, including respect for the dignity and autonomy of the learner and the commitment of schools to prepare citizens for life in a democratic society. Students are involved in clinical experiences which provide an understanding of children, youth, and other learners in the development of teaching skills. The major goal of teacher education is to prepare professionals for the schools of an ever-changing society.

School of Education programs are designed around the following conceptual framework: teachers and other education professionals exiting UW-L programs should be thoughtful 1) learners, 2) leaders, 3) inquirers, and 4) community members.

Accreditation
UW-L teacher education programs are accredited by the North Central Association and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. UW-L teacher education programs also have the distinction of being accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

School of Education Resources
Several resources for education students, university faculty, and area teachers are provided through the School of Education. The Alice Hagar Curriculum Resource Center, which contains many teacher education materials and references for teaching all grade levels, is located on the upper floor of Murphy Library. The Center for Economic Education promotes economic education in the K-12 curriculum through teacher in-services, staff training, consultation, course work, conferences and a teacher resource center located in the Alice Hagar Curriculum Center. The Rhea Pederson Reading Center, 335 Morris Hall, provides reading resources for UW-L students and area teachers and offers tutoring services in literacy for children from area schools. The NASA Educator Resource Center, located in 270 Murphy Library, serves primarily as a regional distribution site for a comprehensive collection of NASA Program developed teaching materials. It also houses a collection of reference materials for planning environmental and science education instruction. These NASA instructional materials are made available for minimal or no cost to teachers by the sponsorship of the NASA-Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio. The NASA Educator Resource Center also assists and supports the offering of environmental education and science teaching workshops and courses.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Licensure is available in the following areas:

— Elementary Licensure for Grades 1-6
— Elementary/Middle Level Licensure for Grades 1-9
— Middle Level/Secondary Licensure for Grades 6-12
— K-12 Licensure in Art, Educational Media, English as a Second Language and Music
— Prekindergarten-Kindergarten with 1-6

Admission to Teacher Education
In order to enroll in the professional portion of the education program, all students must be admitted to teacher education. The number of students admitted is limited by resources available. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

  1. Note: Any student who has been convicted of a criminal offense must contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to discuss eligibility for teacher licensure. A copy of the DPI Conduct and Competency Code is available in the Office of the Director in Morris Hall.

    Eligibility Criteria
    Prior to filing for admission to teacher education, students must meet the following criteria:
    1. Pre-Professional Skills Test. The PPST examination is to be taken during the first semester on campus. Students must earn passing scores in mathematics (173), reading (175), and writing (174) on the PPST to be eligible for program admission. Passing scores are set by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
    2. Preliminary course work. All students must complete 40 semester credits of General Education courses before applying to the teacher education program. These 40 credits must include the following: ENG 110, CST 110, C-S 101, PSY 100, EFN 205, and one course in each of the teacher education General Education science, math, and fine arts requirements.
    3. Communication proficiency. Students must complete both ENG 110 and CST 110 with a minimum grade of "B." Students who fail to meet this grade requirement must earn a "C" or better in another 300-level writing or public speaking course prior to application for student teaching. (The General Education program states that students receiving less than a grade of "C" in CST 110 must repeat that course.)
    4. Grade point. Students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all academic work taken prior to entering the teacher education program. (This would include transfer grade points averaged with residence grade points when applicable.)
    5. Required introductory education courses.

A. EFN 210. Minimum grade of "C." Passing the PPST and a minimum GPA of 2.75 are prerequisites for EFN 210 and C-I 211.
B. C-I 211. At the completion of C-I 211, the student must pass the course and have a recommendation to continue in the program from the Clinical Faculty Review Committee.
C. In addition, a portfolio, initiated in EFN 210/C-I 211 should be submitted. The portfolio includes documentation of experiences with education, children, and community service.

Application to Teacher Education
Students who meet the criteria described above may obtain an application form in 220 Morris Hall. Students must be accepted into the program prior to registration for certain education courses. Applications must be submitted by August 15 and January 15. August 15 applicants approved will be permitted to take courses requiring admission during the following spring semester; January 15 applicants approved will be permitted to take courses requiring admission during the following fall semester.

Applications must be accompanied by a personal statement, a professional growth paper from EFN 210/C-I 2ll, a current transcript, PPST scores, clinical experiences, evaluations, and a letter of recommendation from someone who has knowledge of the applicant’s potential to be an effective educator.

Retention in Teacher Education
Students may be retained in the Teacher Education Program as long as they maintain a 2.75 GPA (3.00 for graduate students), retain proficiency in oral and written communication, and are otherwise in good standing with the university and the School of Education.

Admission to Student Teaching
The student teaching experience is generally completed during the final semester in
residence. Applications for student teaching may be obtained in the Student Teaching Office, 220 Morris Hall. Completed applications must be returned to that office by March 15 for a fall semester placement, or by October 1 for a spring semester placement. Students teach for a full semester, as calculated according to the calendar of the cooperating school. Most cooperating schools are located approximately within a 50-mile radius of La Crosse, though students may elect to teach in the Milwaukee public school system. There are also some opportunities for student teaching abroad.
To be eligible for student teaching, students must:

1. Have and maintain a 2.75 cumulative grade point average as well as a 2.75 in major, minor, concentration, and professional sequence;
2. Meet prerequisites specified for C-I 400, C-I 401, C-I 403, or C-I 409;
3. Declare the major(s), minor(s), and/or concentrations for which they are seeking certification at the time of admission to student teaching.

Internships
Qualified students may indicate a preference for an internship rather than a traditional student teaching assignment. To qualify, students must be formally admitted to teacher education, and must possess and maintain through graduation, a cumulative grade point average of 3.00. Interns are assigned for an entire semester to schools that are part of the Wisconsin Improvement Program. The director of student teaching and internships makes the final decision for the limited number of internships that are available. Applications for internships may be obtained in Morris Hall. The completed application is due in that office by February 1 for placement during the fall or spring semester of the subsequent year.

Certification to Teach
Students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and 2.75 in all certifiable majors and minors, concentrations and professional education courses. Exit exams may be required in certifiable areas.

Students who complete all university requirements and all teacher education requirements for student teaching/internship, but who fail to successfully complete the 15 credit student teaching/internship experience, may be awarded a degree in elementary education, physical education — teaching, school health education, or secondary education. This degree will not earn Department of Public Instruction endorsement for licensure. (See Assistant to the Dean of the respective college/school for details.)

Background Screening
Applicants to field experiences in the School of Education are screened for physical, mental, and criminal histories which might lead to non-acceptance into programs, courses, and/or fieldwork. Having a history in these areas does not automatically deny admission to the program. Before issuing a teaching license, the State of Wisconsin conducts a criminal background check through the FBI.

The CIB check will be administered through the C-I 210, 211 class beginning Fall 1999. Cost of the criminal background check will be collected as part of the course fee. Copies of the background check will be kept in the student’s file and on file at the clinical site if required.
The UW System lawyer who is currently answering questions concerning criminal background checks can be reached at 608-785-8122.

Wisconsin Application
Graduates desiring license to teach in Wisconsin may obtain the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s License Application (Form PI-1602) from Morris Hall. Upon completion of all items appropriate to the certification desired, the application and a $100.00 check payable to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction should be returned to Morris Hall. When all certification requirements are satisfactorily completed, the certification officer will endorse the application and forward it for approval to the State Department of Public Instruction.

Candidates without previous teaching experience will receive an initial five-year license; candidates with teaching experience may renew a previous license by completing six additional credits or the equivalent approved clock hours.

Out-of-State Applications
We recommend that graduates seeking certification in other states request application forms and instructions from the Department of Education of the state in which certification is desired. Students should seek such information early in the professional preparation program. Most states will require institutional endorsement as Wisconsin does.

Statutory Requirements: Conservation and Cooperatives
Conservation —
Instruction in the conservation of natural resources is required by statute for all teachers of physical and biological science, as well as for all teachers of social studies. The major and minor course listings for prospective teachers in these fields include a statement apprising candidates of this requirement. (The conservation requirement may be met by taking GEO 200 — Conservation of Global Environments, Cr. 3 or GEO 324 — Conservation of Natural Resources, Cr. 3.)

Cooperatives — The statutes of the State of Wisconsin require that instruction in cooperative marketing and consumers’ cooperatives be included in the preparation of social studies teachers, who are also required to have instruction in the conservation of natural resources. The major and minor course listings for prospective social studies teachers include a statement apprising candidates of these statutory requirements. (The Cooperatives requirement will be met by taking EFN 200 — Cooperatives, Cr. 1.)

Administrative Code Requirements:

Human Relations — All prospective teachers are required to have educational experience in the areas of "Human Relations" in order to be certified to teach in the State of Wisconsin. This requirement will be met by taking EFN 205 — Understanding Human Differences, Cr. 3.

Note: In addition to EFN 205, all students in teacher education are required to take ERS 100 — Introduction to Minority Cultures in the United States, Cr. 3. (Additional options to ERS 100 are HST 299 — History of Ethnic America, SOC 225 — Racial and Ethnic Minorities, or W-S 230 — Women’s Diversity: Race, Class, and Culture, 3 cr. each)

Reading — All prospective teachers applying for initial certification will complete the prescribed reading requirement to be certified to teach in the State of Wisconsin. (This requirement is met by taking two of the following courses dependent upon major and certification level: RDG 324/524, 328/528, and 432/632. Art, music, and physical education majors take one course in reading — RDG 330/530.)

Environmental Education — Instruction in environmental education is required of all teachers of science and social studies at the secondary level plus all teachers of elementary education. This requirement will be met by taking C-I 381/581 — Environmental Education Methods.

Exceptional Education — To be eligible for a license to teach in Wisconsin’s elementary and secondary schools, persons shall have completed a course(s) consisting of a minimum of three semester credits or its equivalent in exceptional education. (The exceptional education requirement will be met by any one of the following courses approved by the student’s major, division or department: ESS 231; SPE 401/501.)

Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science — To be eligible for a license to teach at the elementary or elementary/middle level, persons must have completed at least 12 semester credits in each of the following: mathematics, social studies, and science. Completing General Education and education major requirements in mathematics, social studies, and science at UW-La Crosse is suggested in meeting this requirement. Students planning to transfer courses in these areas should consult a school of education adviser.

Standardized Examination — A passing score on the Pre-Professional Skills Test in mathematics, reading, and writing is required of all students in teacher preparation programs. The passing score is determined by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

NOTICE: Students should be aware that the Department of Public Instruction is specific in its requirements about the content of both general education and professional education; therefore, prospective teacher education candidates should work closely with an adviser from the outset of their studies at the university. Completion of Department of Public Instruction requirements for licensure may take longer than four academic years.

 

Conflict Resolution — Applicants for the Wisconsin teaching license shall demonstrate competency in: 1) resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff; 2) assisting pupils in learning methods of resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff, including training in the use of peer mediation to resolve conflicts between pupils; and 3) dealing with crises, including violent, disruptive, potentially violent or potentially disruptive situations, that may arise in school or at activities supervised by a school as a result of conflicts between pupils or between pupils and other persons.


ELEMENTARY LICENSURE FOR GRADES 1-6

By completing the following requirements, plus a certifiable minor, students may be certified to teach in grades 1-6.

Requirements in General Education
Students are required to take specific courses from General Education in order to meet Department of Public Instruction’s standards for licensure and to meet administrative code requirements for training in the areas of human relations, environmental education, and conservation. General Education check sheets listing required courses are available in Morris Hall. The two-year transfer policy does not exempt students from these
requirements.

Requirements in Professional Education — 44 credits
Final admission to teacher education is required for enrollment in most professional education courses. Applications for
admission may be obtained in Morris Hall.

EFN 210 Introduction to Education 2
C-I 211 Level I Clinical Experience 1
C-I 301 Methods in Music: Elementary 2
EFN 303 Foundations of Public education in the United States 2
C-I 302/502 Level II Clinical Experience — Elementary 1
C-I 334/534 Curriculum and Methods in the Language Arts 3
C-I 354/554 Curriculum and Methods in Mathematics 3
RDG 324/524 Elementary Level Reading 3
HED 307 Health Education in the Elementary School 3
EDM/ ENG 310/510 Children’s Lit. 3
C-I 313 Methods and Practices in Art: Elementary 2
EDM 317 Educational Media 1
EDM 318 Educational Media: Materials Production 1
RDG 432/632 Middle Level Reading 3
ESS 327 Physical Education for the Elementary Classroom Teacher 2
C-I 335/535 Curriculum and Methods in Elementary/Middle Science 3
C-I 336/536 Curriculum and Methods in the Social Studies 3
C-I 381/581 Environmental Education Methods 1
SPE 401/501 Learners with Exceptional Needs and Abilities in the Regular Classroom 3
C-I 445/645 Refining Teaching Skills/Level III Clinical Experience 2

Requirements in Allied Fields — 12 credits

MTH 125 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 4
MUS 231 Elements of Music 2
PSY 310 Child Development 3
PSY 312 Adulthood and Aging 3

The School of Education is in the process of changing requirements in this area. See Dean’s Assistant for more information.

Student Teaching — 15 credits

C-I 409 Student Teaching: Elementary 15
OR
C-I 404 Teaching Internship 15

Minor Requirements
Every elementary and elementary/middle major must complete a certifiable minor.See p. 67 for applicable minors.


ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE LEVEL LICENSURE FORGRADES 1-9

All of the requirements for General Education, professional education, allied fields, student teaching, and completion of
a minor pertain to the student seeking licensure for grades 1-9. Additional requirements for the middle level licensure include the following:

PSY 311 Adolescent Development 3
EFN 460/660 Middle Level Education 3

MINORS IN THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Special Education Minor — Students majoring in elementary (1-6) or elementary/ middle (1-9) education who wish to add special education as an area of competency may choose from three options. Option 1 is designed to increase the student’s competence for teaching students who are difficult to teach and may be identified as exceptional in regular education settings. Option 1 does not lead to certification to teach students who are identified as exceptional. Students who select this option complete the courses listed in Option 1 below

Option 1 —
Teaching Exceptional Students in Regular Education Setting — 22 credits

*SPE 417 Understanding Emotional Disturbance: Educational Perspectives 3
OR
*SPE 420/520 Learning Theory, Assessment and Intervention 3
SPE 418/518 Mental Retardation 3
SPE 424/524 Classroom and Behavior Management 3
SPE 425/525 Psychological Principles for Teaching Children with Learning andBehavioral Problems...3
SPE 431/531 Language Development and Disorders..............3
SPE 440/540 Collaboration with Parents, Community Agencies & Teachers.2
SPE 445/545 Relating K-12 Schooling to Life: Careers, Work and Community Living..........................2
SPE 490/590 Teaching Exceptional Children and Youth: Section 4, Field Placement....................1
RDG 426 Teaching Children with Reading Difficulties....2

Students seeking certification to teach students who are identified as exceptional may apply for admission to Option 2, which leads to certification to teach students identified as Emotionally Disturbed or Option 3, which leads to certification to teach students identified as Learning Disabled.

Note: Admission into Options 2 and 3 is competitive and is based on performance in clinicals and field experience, at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, portfolio review, and an interview. Students must have completed 12 credits of SPE courses prior to applying for admission. Specific requirements are available from the
program director.

Option 2 —
Certification in Emotional Disturbance (10 additional credits). Complete courses in Option 1 (choose SPE 417).

SPE 428/528 Emotional Disturbance: Educational Assessment and Intervention 3
SPE 430/530 Seminar in Professional Practices in Special Education 1
SPE 452/552 Individual Educational Assessment 3
SPE 481 Student Teaching: Emotional Disturbance 3

Option 3 —
Certification in Learning Disabilities (10 additional credits). Complete courses in Option 1 (choose SPE 420/520).

SPE 430/530 Seminar in Professional Practices in Special Education 1
SPE 452/552 Individual Educational Assessment 3
SPE 453/553 Teaching Students with Learning Problems/Disabilities 3
SPE 482 Student Teaching: Learning Disabilities 3

Early Childhood Education Minor: Prekindergarten and Kindergarten (Elementary level 1-6 only) — 28 credits

ECE 213 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 324/524 Early Childhood Education: Prekindergarten 3
ECE 326/526 Early Childhood Education: Kindergarten 3
ECE 310/510 Clinical Experience: Kindergarten 1
RDG 320/520 Emergent Literacy 3
ECE 375/575 Creative Experiences for Young Children:Art, Dramatic Play Music 3
ECE 356/556 Guidance of Young Children: Parent- Teacher Partnership 3
ECE 497/697 Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3
C-I 400 Student Teaching: Prekindergarten 3
C-I 401 Student Teaching: Kindergarten 3

General Science Minor (Elementary/Middle Level Education 1-9) — 22-23 credits

In addition to the General Education required science courses of BIO 101, Introduction to Biological Sciences, and ESC 101, Introduction to Earth Science, the following courses must be completed:

AST 155 Solar System Astronomy 4
*CHM 100 Contemporary Chemistry 4
C-I 461/661 Leadership for Elementary/Middle Science Education 3
PHY 103 Fundamental Physics I 4
**Electives in Science 7-8

Social Studies Minor Elementary or Elementary/Middle Level Education 1-9) — 22 credits

HST 241 United States History I 3
HST 242 United States History II 3
HST 338 History of Wisconsin 3
GEO 201 Geography of the United States and Canada 3
OR
GEO 110 World Cultural Regions......3
ARC 100 Archaeology: Discovering our Past 3
OR
SOC 120 Social Problems. 3
POL 340 The Making of American Foreign Policy...................3
OR
POL 202 Contemporary Global Issues................................3
ECO 110 Microeconomics and Public Policy.....................3
OR
ECO 120 Global Macroeconomics 3
EFN 200 Cooperatives 1

Instructional Media Minor for Elementary, Health Education, Physical Education, or Middle/Secondary Education — 27 credits

This minor is open to students in all schools and colleges in the university. It is designed for persons preparing for positions in school media centers and other public and private libraries.

*EDM 275 Microcomputers and Educational Applications 1
EDM 301 Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials 3
EDM 310/510 Children’s Literature 3
EDM 315/515 Adolescent Literature 3
EDM 317 Educational Media 1
EDM 318 Educational Media–Materials Production 1
EDM 335/535 Introduction to Cataloging and Classification. 3
EDM 402/602 Instructional Technology 3
EDM 403/603 Library Media Practice 3
EDM 461/661 General Reference 3
EDM 433/633 Administration of School Media Programs 3

Middle Level/Secondary Education Licensure for Grades 6-12

Students must fulfill the requirements below and one or more certifiable majors of at least 34 credits to be licensed to teach in grades 6-12.

General Education Requirements
Students are required to take specific courses from General Education in order to meet Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction standards for licensure and administrative code requirements for the study of human relations, environmental education, conservation, and computer proficiency. General Education check sheets listing required courses are available in Morris Hall. The two-year transfer policy does not exempt students from this requirement.

Requirements in Professional Education — 28-30 credits

Final admission to teacher education is required for enrollment in all courses except EDM 317, 318; EFN 200, 210; C-I 211; PSY 311 and 370. Application for admission may be obtained in Morris Hall.

EFN 210 Introduction to Education 2
C-I 211 Level I Clinical Experience 1
EFN 303 Foundations of Public Education in the United States 2
C-I 304/504 Techniques of Classroom Teaching 4
C-I 305/505 Level II Clinical Experience–Secondary 1
EDM 317 Educational Media 1
EDM 318 Educational Media–Materials Production 1
RDG 328/528 Reading in the Content Areas 3
*RDG 432/632 Middle Level Reading 3
SPE 401/501 Learners with Exceptional Needs and Abilities in the Regular Classroom 3
C-I 450/650 Clinical Experience III: Skill Development in the Content/Subject Field 1
EFN 460/660 Middle Level Education 3
C-I XXX Prescribed Methods in major(s)/minor(s) 3
(See next page for specific course)
EFN 200 Cooperatives (All social studies majors/minors) 1
C-I 381/581 Environmental Education (all social studies and science majors and minors) 1

Requirements in Allied Fields — 6 credits

PSY 311 Adolescent Psychology 3
PSY 370 Educational Psychology 3

Student Teaching — 15 credits

C-I 403 Student Teaching 15
OR
C-I 404 Teaching Internship 15

SECONDARY MAJORS

Secondary Education students may be certified in any of the following majors, minors, and/or concentrations. Though not a requirement, election of a complementary minor(s) or an additional major is encouraged because of the demand for teachers who are certified in more than one academic discipline. Consult the index to locate complete descriptions of the requirements for the following majors and minors.

Major/Minor

Prescribed Methods Course

Additional Requirements*

Art (major only)
Broadfield

C-I 312

C-I 313

Biology

C-I 469

GEO 200
C-I 381

Broadfield Social Studies
(see following description)

Chemistry

C-I 469

GEO 200
C-I 381

Computer Science

C-I 364

English

C-I 405

French

C-I 367

Spanish

C-I 367

Geography

C-I 408

GEO 200
EFN 200
C-I 381

General Science
(see following description)

History

C-I 408

GEO 200
EFN 200
C-I 381

Mathematics

C-I 364

Choral Music
(major only) (7-12)

C-I 306

General Music
(major only) (K-12)

C-I 307

Instrumental Music
(major only) (K-12)

C-I 308

Physics

C-I 469

GEO 200
C-I 381

Political
Science

C-I 408

GEO 200
EFN 200
C-I 381

Sociology

C-I 408

GEO 200
EFN 200
C-I 381

 

MIDDLE LEVEL/SECONDARY MINORS AND AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

Note: Students seeking certification in any of the following minors should consult the specific program requirements of the department offering those minors.

Major/Minor

Prescribed Methods Course

Additional Requirements*

Anthropology

C-I 408

GEO 200
EFN 20
C-I 381

Coaching Competitive Athletics
(concentration only)

Earth Science

C-I 469
C-I 381

GEO 200

Economics

C-I 408

GEO 200
EFN 200
C-I 381

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

C-I 367

German Studies

C-I 367

School Health Education

C-I 412

Instructional Media Psychology

C-I 408

 

MIDDLE LEVEL/SECONDARY BROADFIELD MAJORS

Students may elect a broadfield major in the area of science or social studies. These majors are not described under specific department headings because of their interdisciplinary nature.

General Science —

  1. Students are required to complete a 54 semester credit major in science, including:
    1. one 22-24 credit minor in one of the following: biology, chemistry, earth science, physics
    2. 14 semester credits in one additional science area;
    3. 8 semester credits in each of the two remaining science areas;
    4. and if needed, 2-3 semester credits selected from any of the aforesaid sciences and/or history of science and/or philosophy of science and/or issues of science to total 54 credits.
  1. In addition to the 54 science credits required for this major, students must complete:
    1. two statutory or administrative code requirements: GEO 200 — Conservation of Global Environments, 3 credits or GEO 324 — Conservation of Natural Resources, 3 credits; and C-I 381 — Environmental Education Methods, 1 credit;
    2. and one mathematics course beyond General Education is required.
  1. In addition to C-I 469, Methods in Science, it is strongly advised that students take C-I 461, Leadership for Elementary/Middle Level Science Education.
  2. Students will be licensed to teach in Wisconsin in science disciplines in which they have earned a minimum of 15 semester credits. Courses taken to satisfy this 15 credit block should be selected from courses recommended for the minor in that field.

    For more detailed information on recommended courses, course combinations, and minor options within the broadfield sciences see the Middle Level/Secondary Program Director in Morris Hall.

    Broadfield Social Studies —
    54 to 56 credit hours distributed according to the following options:

    Option A —

    1. 34-36 credit major in geography, history, political science, or sociology;
    2. 20 semester credits, with a minimum of three credits, from any two of the following areas: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology;
    3. GEO 200 — Conservation of Global Environments; EFN 200 — Cooperatives; C-I 381 — Environmental Education Methods.
    4. In addition, students must complete C-I 408 Methods in History and Social Studies.

Option B —

  1. 22-23 semester credit minor in one of the following: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology;
  1. 32 semester credits with a minimum of three credits from three of the other subject areas;
  2. GEO 200 — Conservation of Global Environments; EFN 200 — Cooperatives; C-I 381 — Environmental Education Methods.
  3. In addition, students must complete C-I 408 Methods in History and Social Studies.

Students will be licensed to teach in Wisconsin in social studies disciplines in which they have earned a minimum of 9 semester credits. Courses taken to satisfy this 9 credit block should be selected from courses recommended for the minor in that field. Students should distribute their course work to make themselves eligible for certification in the maximum number of subject areas. It is possible to earn certification in three areas under Option A and four under Option B. More detailed information about the broadfield social studies options may be obtained from the Middle Level/Secondary Program Director, Morris Hall.

 

 

 

 

THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL STUDIES (CLS)

Dean - John Magerus
Associate Deans (interim) - Ruth Ann Benson, Robert Bilby
Assistants to Dean: Donna Alecksen, Chris Bakkum
227 Graff Main Hall;(608)785-8113
www.uwlax.edu/LS/LS_Home.html

Departments/Units
English
Environmental Studies
Ethnic & Racial Studies
Foreign Languages
Gerontology Program
History
Honors Program
International Studies
Military Science
Philosophy
Political Science/Public Administration
Psychology
Sociology/Archaeology
Women’s Studies

Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Master of Science in Education

MAJORS AND MINORS

Humanities/Social Sciences Majors:
*Archaeology — BA/BS
*Economics — BA/BS
*English — BA
*French — BA
French w/Business Concentration —BA *German Studies— BA
*History — BA/BS
*Philosophy — BA/BS
*Political Science — BA/BS
*Psychology — BA/BS
*Public Administration — BA/BS
*Sociology — BA/BS
*Spanish — BA
Spanish w/Business Concentration — BA

Minors (only):
Anthropology
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Environmental Studies
Professional Writing
International Studies
Latin American Emphasis
European Emphasis
Women’s Studies

Emphases /Programs
Child/Youth Care
Ethnic & Racial Studies
General Honors
Gerontology
Military Science
Public History

The College of Liberal Studies includes departments and programs in the humanities, social sciences and interdisciplinary studies, as well as the School of Arts and Communication. It is dedicated to continuing the established liberal studies tradition of providing many curricula leading to the bachelor of arts or the bachelor of science degree.

The College of Liberal Studies is dedicated to providing quality instruction and learning experiences which prepare students for future education or careers and meaningful, responsible lives by fostering a climate of intellectual curiosity and creativity.

Graduates of the College will have developed the ability to communicate effectively, to think critically, to conduct sound research, to understand global issues, to use knowledge in all aspects of life, to participate meaningfully as citizens, and to discover and apply worthwhile values.

The College is committed to maintaining academic integrity and high ethical standards. The College, through its faculty, students, and curricula, is also dedicated to advancing cultural diversity. Furthermore, by developing partnerships and encouraging professional connections, the College establishes its membership in the broader community.

The academic community within the College of Liberal Studies supports a strong General Education program, nurtures exceptional disciplinary programs, and creates innovative interdisciplinary and international programs which, together, promote lifelong personal and professional learning.

PROGRAMS IN THE HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCES, AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

At the heart of the College of Liberal Studies are the departments which teach the humanities and social sciences. These departments have traditionally represented the cornerstone disciplines of a university. They offer essential experiences that prepare students for lifelong learning. Courses in the humanities and social sciences introduce students to cultural, ethnic and racial diversity; international dimensions of politics, economics, language and culture; social institutions and social interactions; theories and applications of human behavior; and the great writing that develops and explores these realms of knowledge.

All students at UW-L take courses in the humanities and social sciences even though they may not major in one of these programs. Many of the skills courses and liberal studies courses of the General Education program at UW-L are offered by departments in the humanities and social sciences. The skills that are built are those that enable students to proceed with effective and efficient learning.

Courses in the humanities and social sciences provide individuals with solid reading and writing practices, an understanding of cultural diversity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, the ability to integrate and synthesize ideas, and a sense of personal responsibility. Courses in these disciplines help individuals learn from the past, explore the present and adapt to the future. The liberal studies program is designed to be an enriching experience which produces a well-rounded individual.

The humanities at UW-L are taught in the departments of English, foreign languages, history, and philosophy. The social sciences are taught in the departments of political science/public administration, psychology, and sociology/ archaeology. The College of Liberal Studies also offers interdisciplinary opportunities in the departments of military science (ROTC) and women’s studies, as well as in environmental studies, honors, international studies, and ethnic and racial studies. The College of Liberal Studies participates in the child/ youth care and gerontology emphases. These programs supplement and complement many others found throughout the university.

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATION (SAC)

Director - Vacant
Assistants to Dean - Donna Alecksen, Chris Bakkum
227 Graff Main Hall;(608)785-8113
www.uwlax.edu/LS/LS_Home.html

Departments
Art
Communication Studies
Music
Theatre Arts

Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science

MAJORS AND MINORS
Arts and Communication Majors:
*Art — BA/BS
*Music — BA/BS

History Emphasis
Jazz Performance Emphasis
Performance Emphasis
Piano Pedagogy
Theory Emphasis

Communication Studies — BA/BS

*Interpersonal Communication Emphasis
*Public Relations and Organizational Communication Emphasis
*Rhetoric and Public Communication Emphasis
*Telecommunication Emphasis

Photography (minor only)
*Theatre Arts — BA/BS

General Studies Emphasis
Performance Emphasis
Design/Technical Emphasis

The School of Arts and Communication is dedicated to supporting and enhancing liberal studies while providing a complete pre-professional curriculum. School of Arts and Communication programs strive to develop the knowledge, freedom and spontaneity which underlie creative expression in its highest forms. Classes focus on establishing the foundations for creative work through the study of technical, historical, and artistic dimensions in the arts. The primary activity involves hands-on experience, so students spend much of their time in laboratories, studios, and rehearsals developing the skills, processes, and attitudes necessary for success. Students in these programs specialize in a particular art or communication discipline as they acquire general knowledge through the liberal studies core. Upon completion of their program, they have a wide range of occupational and educational choices. Some graduates begin careers in the fine or performing arts or the mass media. Others enter graduate schools, specializing in some aspect of their previous study or in some related field. Still others choose from a wide range of occupations where their creative and communicative skills serve them well. Many will become effective teachers. Whatever the career and whatever the future, graduates of the School of Arts and Communication are flexible, adaptable, and disciplined communicators who understand process, problem solving, and commitment.

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL STUDIES DEGREE OPTIONS

A student in the College of Liberal Studies or School of Arts and Communication may earn either the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. The type of degree earned by a student (BA or BS) may be determined by the major programs elected by the student. All general university degree requirements must be met (as listed on p. 53) a minimum of 120 credits (40 of which must be 300/400 numbered courses), General Education program requirements, (as listed on pp. 49-52) college core requirements, and major program requirements.

ADVISING

All students in the College of Liberal Studies are assigned to faculty advisers. They provide guidance and assistance to those students who are undecided on major fields of study and assist those with clearly defined goals to develop plans for post-college experience. Students and their advisers are provided with computerized degree audits (SNAP reports) that assist them in monitoring progress in meeting degree requirements. Degrees are verified in the Office of the Dean. Students are encouraged to come to the office to review progress toward the degree during their junior year.

COLLEGE CORE REQUIREMENTS

The core requirements of the College of Liberal Studies enhance the students’ experience of the liberal arts tradition in higher education. Building on the General Education Program, the CLS Core Curriculum emphasizes critical inquiry marked by rigor, balanced breadth, and intellectual integrity. The CLS Core Curriculum contains I.) a common core of requirements for students majoring in CLS programs and II.) requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

I. Common Core Curriculum
In addition to the minimum requirements in each category of the university’s General Education Program, all students in the College of Liberal Studies (CLS) must complete the following common core curriculum:

A. History
Complete HST 152, Roots of the Modern World or any HST course at the 200 or 300 level.

B. Global and Multicultural Studies/Minority Cultures or Multiracial Women’s Studies (One course required)
Complete a second General Education course from Minority Cultures or Multiracial Women’s Studies selected from: ENG/ERS 207, 210, 215; EFN 205; GHR 220; HST 299; ERS 100; SOC 225; ECO 336; POL 205; PSY 318; W-S 100, 210, 230:
OR
Complete a General Education Global and Multicultural Studies course selected from ANT, ECO, GEO, POL, or SOC 202 or HST 203; ECO 120; ENG 208; GEO 110, 200; MUS 204; PHL 230; POL 234; PSY 280.

C. Self and Society (One course required)
Complete a second General Education course from Self and Society (from a different discipline than the student’s first
General Education course in this category). Select from: ECO 110; HST 206; POL 101 or 102; PSY 100; SOC 110 or 120 or ARC 100 or ANT 101; GHR 206.

D. Humanistic Studies (one course required)
Complete a second General Education Course from Humanistic Studies (from a different discipline than the student’s first General Education course in this category). Select from: FLG 299 or GHR 205 (if not selected from General Education list 1); HST 205 or PHL 100 or POL 251 or GHR 100 (if GHR 205 is not taken under list l above).

E. Second Major, Minor or Program
Option Requirement
Complete a minor (or second major) outside of the student’s major program, consisting of at least 18 credits. An emphasis, program or concentration may be used to fulfill this requirement provided it is outside the major program and consists of 18 credits not used in the General Education, CLS common core, or major;
OR
Complete 18 credits in two or more departments or programs earned at the 300 or 400 level. These courses must be outside the major department and can be from any college. These cannot be General Education or CLS common core courses.

II. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Core Requirements
Students majoring in English or in a Foreign Language must earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students majoring in other CLS programs may choose either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to the common core requirements listed in I. above, the following courses are required for the degree the student is seeking:

A. For the Bachelor of Arts Degree
Complete FRE 202 or GER 202 or SPA 202 or FLG 202 or ESL proficiency score of 80 or above on the La Crosse Battery of exams for non-native speakers of English. (Contact the English as a Second Language Institute for eligibility and regulations.)

B. For the Bachelor of Science Degree (two courses required)
1. Complete a second General Education Science course (from a different discipline than the student’s first General Education course in this category) selected from BIO 101; BIO 102; MIC 100; CHM 100 or CHM 103; ESC 101; GHR 290; GHR 295; PHY 103 or PHY 203; AST/PHY 155;
OR
Complete a second science course from a list of courses dealing with issues relating to science (approved by CLS Core Committee).
2. Complete a research emphasis course or sequence of courses in the major program from the following list of applicable courses.


Research Methods Courses — Bachelor of Science Requirement

Major Program

Course or course sequence for the Bachelor of Science Degree

ARC

ARC 445, Research Methods in Archaeology

ART*

A sequence of courses as outlined below

CST

CST 499, Senior Project in Communication Studies

ECO

BUS 230 or ECO 307 or POL 361

HST

HST 490, Historiography

MUS**

A sequence of courses as outlined below

PHL

PHL 496, Integrative Seminar in Philosophy

POL

POL 361, Research Methods in Politics and Government

PSY

PSY 231 and 232, Experimental Psychology and PSY 451 Psychological Measure (PSY 420, Research Foundations also an option)

Pub. Adm

POL 361, Research Methods in Politics and Government

SOC

SOC 350, Sociological Research and SOC 402, Clinical Sociology Careers, or SOC 405, Applied Sociology,
or
SOC 480 Comparative Sociology/Anthropology
or SOC 499, Seminar in Sociology

THA

THA 490, Senior Project

 

 

 

 

 

THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ALLIED HEALTH (SAH)

Dean - Michael Nelson
Associate Deans - Ronald Rada, Martin Venneman
Assistant to Dean - Carla Burkhardt
105 Graff Main Hall; (608)785-8218
www.uwlax.edu/sah/sah_home.html

Departments/Units
Biology
Chemistry
Clinical Sciences
Medical Lab Science
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Occupational Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Radiation Therapy
Computer Science
Geography/Earth Science
Mathematics
Microbiology
Physical Therapy
Physics

Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Master of Science Physical Therapy

MAJORS AND MINORS
*Biology — BA/BS

Aquatic Science Concentration
Biomedical Science Concentration
Cellular and Molecular Concentration
Environmental Science Concentration

*Chemistry — BA/BS ACS Certification

Business Concentration
Environmental Science Concentration

*Computer Science— BS
*Geography — BA/BS

Applied Geography Concentration
Environmental Science Concentration

*Mathematics — BA/BS

*Statistics Emphasis

Medical Laboratory Science— BS
Microbiology — BA/BS

Occupational Therapy — BS

Physician Assistant Studies— BS
*Physics — BA/BS
*Astronomy Emphasis

Computational Physics Emphasis
Optics Emphasis
Business Concentration

Physics/Engineering: Dual Degree Program
Radiation Science-Nuclear Medicine Technology—BS
Radiation Science-Radiation Therapy—BS

The following minors and emphases are also offered within the college:
— Computational Science Minor
— Earth Science Minor
— Geoarchaeology Minor

The College of Science and Allied Health houses high quality major and minor programs in the natural and physical sciences, mathematics and computer science, and in selected allied health professions. The college’s combination of programs provides both applications for the sciences and a strong science base for the allied health offerings. These programs also collectively provide many scientific literacy offerings within the university’s General Education program.

All major programs offer undergraduate research experiences and/or professional internship experiences through collaborative agreements with external

agencies.

Sequences and requirements are listed in the Undergraduate Course and Program Description section of the catalog.
In addition to the major and General Education requirements, all students in the College of Science and Allied Health must complete a core curriculum which emphasizes diverse in-depth study outside of the major.

CORE CURRICULUM

1. For the Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete

    1. a major from the college plus a minor (or a second major) from any college

OR
B. a major from the college plus 18 credits at the 300 or 400 level in courses outside the major department from any college.

  1. For the Bachelor of Arts degree,students must complete a major from the college plus proficiency in a foreign language at the 202 level or an ESL proficiency score of 80 or above on the La Crosse Battery of exams for non-native speakers of English. (Contact the English as a Second Language Institute for eligibility and regulations.)
  2. AND
    A. a minor in the College of Liberal Studies
    OR
    B. 15 credits at the 300 level or above in the College of Liberal Studies.

  3. Students who receive a degree in Chemistry with a Business Concentration, Medical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy, Radiation Science-Nuclear Medicine Technology, or Radiation Science-Radiation Therapy may satisfy the college core requirements for the bachelor of science degree by completing the special core requirements approved for the major.
  4. CLINICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

    The Clinical Science Department offers five degree programs: Medical Laboratory Science (MLS), Radiation Science-Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physician Assistant Studies (PA), and Radiation Science-Radiation Therapy (RT). These disciplines, sometimes referred to as Allied Health Programs, each have entrance requirements and selective admissions processes. Therefore, UW-L students interested in one of these fields will declare it as a "pre-major", choosing another field as their first major. Students interested in transferring to UW-L to enroll in a Clinical Science program should consult that program for advice regarding transfer. Upon acceptance into the professional program, the student is then declared a major in that professional program. Prerequisite courses and other pre-professional experiences (such as clinical observation, volunteer or other healthcare experiences) required for admission vary by program. Students accepted into the professional programs complete additional classroom and laboratory experiences along with internships and/or practica in the clinical setting to fulfill requirements for the major. Detailed descriptions of these programs follow.

    MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE (MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY)

    The clinical laboratory scientist (medical technologist) is a vital member of the health care team. The medical laboratory is the largest single provider of health status information. Over 60% of the data required to make a diagnosis, monitor therapy, or assess wellness comes from laboratory test results. The education and experience necessary to interpret laboratory results as well as the ability to make independent decisions concerning the quality of laboratory results are required of the clinical laboratory scientist.

    The clinical laboratory scientist performs laboratory tests on blood, body fluids, and tissues. He/she must be able to work accurately and quickly to determine the presence or absence of a disease as well as the cause of the disease. Through various laboratory procedures, the immune system is studied; organisms that have caused infections are identified and appropriate antibiotic therapy is determined; blood and body fluids are analyzed for the level of chemical constituents; the hematological system is evaluated; and the red blood cell and white blood cell antigens are identified in order to select appropriate blood products for transfusion or compatibility for organ transplantation. The clinical laboratory scientist manages the quality of laboratory testing.

    In addition to analytical testing, other responsibilities include education of peers, students and less educated and trained laboratory personnel; research and development of new techniques and procedures; instrument evaluation; and supervision and management of the laboratory as well as management of multidisciplinary areas of the hospital.

    The major in medical laboratory science provides students with an educational foundation in the sciences and experiences in the clinical laboratory. Graduates will possess the entry level competencies required to work in this highly skilled allied health profession. The curriculum requires a minimum of seven semesters on campus in pre-requisite and professional courses. Students spend six months in the clinical education rotations at one of the affiliated clinical laboratories. A bachelor of science degree is awarded at the satisfactory completion of all required course work.

    Admission to the medical laboratory science major is on a competitive basis. Students apply for admission to the MLS major early in the spring semester of the academic year just prior to the beginning of their professional studies. Formal acceptance into the major, effective at the beginning of the junior year, is made following completion of the selection process which includes the submission of a formal application for admission to the major, personal recommendations, review of academic performance, and interview with the Program Admission Committee. Grade point averages of at least 2.75 overall as well as in science and mathematics courses are recommended. Students formally admitted to the major are assured of professional clinical study (clinical practicum) provided they demonstrate continued high level academic performance and complete all requirements. If a student elects to apply to one of the hospital-sponsored programs, which is a nine-month clinical education program, he/she will enroll in the same clinical practica and receive the same course credit. The hospital-sponsored programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science. The medical laboratory science program at UW-L has made initial application for accreditation with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences and has received approval to proceed with the program.

    Senior students in the clinical education component of the program will enroll at UW-L for 19 credits in clinical courses, 2 credits for the capstone course required of the major, and pay full tuition. The clinical education will routinely begin late August with anticipated graduation the following spring.

    Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for certification examinations offered by accredited national certification agencies.

    Clinical Practicum Affiliate (6 month rotation, part of UW-L sponsored program)
    — Mayo Clinic Laboratories Rochester, MN

    Other Hospital Affiliates (9 month rotation, must apply for admission if elect to attend one of the following hospital-sponsored programs)
    — Hennepin County Medical Center Minneapolis, MN
    — Saint Joseph’s Hospital/Marshfield Laboratories Marshfield, Wisconsin
    — Sacred Heart Hospital Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    — Wausau Hospital, Wausau, Wisconsin
    — St. Elizabeth Hospital Appleton, Wisconsin
    — St. Vincent Hospital Green Bay, Wisconsin

    Medical Laboratory Science Curriculum
    Special Core Requirements:

    *BIO 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 4
    MIC 230 Microbiology 4
    BIO 306 Genetics OR MIC 416 3
    BIO 312-313 Human Anatomy Physiology I and II 8
    MIC 361 Immunology 4
    MIC 371 Pathogenic Bacteriology 4
    *CHM 103 General Chemistry I 4
    CHM 104 General Chemistry II 4
    CHM 300 Survey of Organic Chemistry 5
    OR
    CHM 303- Organic Chemistry Theory
    CHM 304-305 I and II 6
    Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
    CHM 325 Survey of Biochemistry 4
    OR
    CHM 417 Biochemistry I 3
    AND
    CHM 418 Biochemistry II 3
    *MTH 150 College Algebra 4
    OR higher

    Electives Recommended
    *C-S 101 Introduction to Computing
    *MTH 205 Elementary Statistics

    Professional Courses (on campus) Requirements
    MLS 380 Professional Issues in Med Lab Science 2
    MLS 390 Quality Systems in the Clinical Lab 2
    MLS 395 Body Fluids 2
    MLS 400 Clinical Immunology 2
    MLS 405 Clinical Chemistry 4
    MLS 410 Clinical Hematology 4
    MLS 415 Diagnostic Medical Microbiology 5
    MLS 420 Immunohematology 3
    MLS 425 Molecular Pathology 3
    MLS 430 Med Lab Management & Education 2
    MLS 435 Research Design & Methods 1

    Clinical Practicum Courses (off campus) Requirements
    MLS 450 Clin Chemistry Practicum 4
    MLS 455 Clin Hematology & Hemostasis Practicum 4
    MLS 460 Clin Immunohematology Practicum 3
    MLS 465 Clin Immunology Practicum 2
    MLS 470 Diagnostic Microbiology Practicum 5
    MLS 475 Advanced Applications Practicum 1
    MLS 499 Advanced Clin Studies (capstone rotation/research) 2

    Electives
    MLS 495 Independent Study in Med Lab Sci 1-3
    MLS 496 Special Topics in Med Lab Sci 1-3

    Special core requirement courses and all professional courses must be completed with a grade of "C"or above. Students must meet all university graduation requirements including those for General Education, grade point, university residency and total credits.


    RADIATION SCIENCE - NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY

    Nuclear medicine technology is an allied health specialty employing the use of radio-active materials for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Students majoring in this program are provided a substantial educational foundation in the sciences and clinical applications in a hospital internship so that graduates may function as technologists. The pre-professional and professional programs collectively require six semesters on campus to earn a minimum of 96 credits including certain prescribed courses followed by a 12-month internship at an affiliated hospital’s school of nuclear medicine technology.

    The university sponsors up to 30 clinical internships each year. The size of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program is limited by these internships. Students must make formal application to the program during the spring semester of either their sophomore or junior year (see adviser). Refer to the sample schedules on the next two pages. A Nuclear Medicine Technology Professional Program Selection Committee composed of representatives from the university and the program’s clinical affiliates evaluates each application on the basis of the applicant’s past academic performance (a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 is required for admission into the professional program), their references, their past work experience, and the results of a formal interview. Based on these factors, the applicants are ranked and sponsored for entry into the professional program. Those students admitted to the professional curriculum will be eligible for an internship site upon successful completion of the on-campus course requirements and selection by a clinical affiliate. During the senior year, clinical internship students enroll at UW-L for a minimum of 34 semester credits in clinical courses and pay full tuition and fees. Upon successful completion of the internship and all other university requirements, students are awarded a bachelor of science degree with a major in radiation science-nuclear medicine technology.

    Hospital educational programs of nuclear medicine technology are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRC-NMT). Graduates are eligible to take the examination for certification as a certified nuclear medicine technologist offered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or as a nuclear medicine technologist offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

    Nuclear Medicine Technology — Affiliated Schools
    — Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences Mayo Foundation Rochester, Minnesota
    — Froedtert Hospital Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    — St. Joseph’s Hospital Marshfield, Wisconsin
    — St. Luke’s Hospital Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    — Veterans Administration Edward Hines, Jr. Hospital Hines, Illinois
    — Gundersen/Lutheran Medical Center La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Nuclear Medicine Technology Curriculum
    Special Core Requirements
    *C-S 101 Introduction to Computing 4
    OR
    *C-S 120 Introduction to Software Design I 3
    *PSY 100 General Psychology 3
    *SOC 110 The Social World
    OR
    *SOC 120 Social Problems 3
    SOC 420 Health Care and Illness
    OR
    SOC 422 Death, Grief and Bereavement 3
    *PHY 103 Fundamental Physics I 4
    OR
    PHY 125 Physics for Life Sciences 4
    PHY 376 Nuclear Radiation Instruments and Measurement 3
    *BIO 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 4
    BIO 312-313 Human Anatomy–Physiology I & II 8
    BIO 433 Radiation Biology 3
    *CHM 103 General Chemistry I 4
    CHM 104 General Chemistry II 4
    CHM 301 Analytical Chemistry 5
    CHM 300 Survey of Organic Chemistry 5
    OR
    CHM 303-304 Organic Chemistry Theory I & II 6
    AND
    CHM 305 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
    CHM 461 Nuclear Chemistry 4
    *MTH 150 College Algebra 4
    (or a higher numbered mathematics course)
    *MTH 205 Elementary Statistics 4
    NMT 201 Introduction to Nuclear Medical Technology 1
    NMT 395 Immunology for Nuclear Medicine Technologist 2

    Recommended Electives
    CHM 325 — Biochemistry,
    and HED 360— Medical Terminology

    It is recommended that students have at least 10 hours of observation in a nuclear medicine department before they apply to the professional program. Students must have completed all their General Education and pre-professional program requirements prior to their clinical internship experience. Special core requirement courses and NMT internship courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or above. A cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale is required for both acceptance into the professional program and for graduation with a degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

    Nuclear Medicine Technology Internship Courses
    A minimum of 34 credits must be earned from NMT 400 level courses. Specific courses depend on the internship site. See
    p. 114 for a complete list of course titles, credits, and descriptions.

    Nuclear Medicine Technology Sample Schedule

    First Year Pre-professional
    — Semester I. (16 total credits)
    CHM 103 General Chemistry I 4
    MTH 150 College Algebra 4
    HST 151 World History to 1500 3
    ENG 110 College Writing I 3
    Appreciation course 2

    — Semester II. (17 total credits)
    CHM 104 General Chemistry II 4
    BIO 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 4
    SOC 110 The Social World
    OR
    SOC 120 Social Problems 3
    CST 110 Essentials of Speech Communication 3
    HPR 105 Creating a Healthy Active Lifestyle 3

    Second Year Pre-professional
    — Semester I. (18 total credits)
    CHM 300 Foundations of Organic Chemistry 5
    BIO 312 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
    C-S 101 Introduction to Computing 4
    PHY 103 Fundamental Physics I 4
    OR
    PHY 125 Physics the Life Sciences 4
    NMT 201 Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology 1

    — Semester II. (18 total credits)
    CHM 301 Quantitative Analysis 5
    BIO 313 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
    PSY 100 General Psychology 3
    MTH 205 Elementary Statistics 4
    Appreciation Course 2

    Third Year Professional
    — Semester I. (18 total credits)
    CHM 461 Nuclear Chemistry 4
    CHM 325 Biochemistry (elective) 4
    MIC 230 Microbiology 4
    SOC 420 Health Care and Illness 3
    Minority Cultures or Multiracial Women’s Studies course requirement 3

    — Semester II. (17 total credits)
    BIO 433 Radiation Biology 3
    PHY 376 Nuclear Radiation Instruments and Measurements 3
    NMT 395 Immunology for Nuclear MedicineTechnologists 2
    Global Studies 3
    Literature 3
    Elective 3

    Fourth Year Professional
    — Internship: NMT 400 level courses


    OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

    Occupational therapists are health professionals who work with individuals to prevent disability and maximize function when the individual is impaired by physical, developmental, or emotional injury. Occupational therapists are part of a healthcare team that may also include physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, speech pathologists, and recreational therapists. "Occupation" refers to activities used to evaluate and assist the return of any individual--from newborn to elderly--to normal or near-normal living following illness, disease, surgery, or disability. The goal of occupational therapy is to help each patient reach his or her full potential. Treatment programs are adapted to each person's needs and may include activities related to education, recreation, vocation, or self-care.

    The occupational therapy program is designed to offer a high quality curriculum which includes a substantial science core; offer internships which specialize in physical disabilities, psychological disorders and pediatrics; and prepare graduates to accept positions in rural or under-served urban regions particularly.

    The Occupational Therapy Program has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).Once accreditation of the program has been obtained, students from the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of the exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

    The curriculum of the program is comprised of pre-professional, professional, and fieldwork components. The pre-professional component includes core courses in anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and psychology plus additional General Education requirements. All fieldwork must be completed within 24 months following completion of academic course work.

    Occupational Therapy Pre-Professional Curriculum Special Core Requirements:
    *BIO 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 4
    BIO 312-313 Human Anatomy/Physiology I and II 8
    *MTH 205 Elementary Statistics 4
    *MTH 151 Pre-Calculus 4
    *CHM 103 General Chemistry I 4
    *PSY 100 General Psychology 3
    PSY 212 Life-span Development 3
    PSY 304 Abnormal Psychology 3
    *SOC 110 The Social World
    OR
    *PHL 100 Intro. to Philosophy 3
    PHY 103, 104 Fundamental Physics I and II 8

    Electives Recommended:
    CSC 106 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2
    HED 360 Medical Terminology 1
    PHL 339 Medical Ethics 3
    CST 230 Introduction to Interpersonal Comm.
    OR
    CST 354 Health Communication 3
    *C-S 101 Intro. to Computing 4

    Prior to applying for admittance to the professional program, students must complete the above Core courses and all General Education requirements except for the writing emphasis courses with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75. In addition, students must complete health-related experiences prior to applying for admittance to the professional program. Admission and course requirements may change without notice. Application to the professional program occurs at the end of the second year of study, or when all pre-requisite requirements of the pre-professional program have been completed (or a demonstrated plan for completion is outlined). Specific deadlines and application materials are available in Room 116 Cowley Hall.

    Professional Curriculum
    CSC 421 Human Gross Anatomy 5
    O-T 401 Intro. to Occupational Therapy 1
    O-T 422 Physiology 3
    O-T 402 Sensorimotor Develop. 2
    O-T 404 Therapeutic Techniques I 3
    O-T 405 Occupations Theory 4
    O-T 406 OT Practice I 1
    O-T 425 Neuroanatomy 3
    O-T 441 Applied Comm./Allied Health Prof. 1
    O-T 446 Professional Ethics 1
    O-T 410 Research Designs in OT 3
    O-T 411 Biomech. Applications 3
    O-T 412 Pediatric Rehabilitation 3
    O-T 413 Occupations & Pediatrics 4
    O-T 414 Therapeutic Techniques II 2
    O-T 426 Pathophysiology 2
    O-T 443 Healthcare Systems 2
    O-T 461 Occ. & Psychosocial Dysfunction 4
    O-T 462 Adult Rehabilitation 3
    O-T 463 Practice & Measurement 3
    O-T 464 Occupations & Adulthood 4
    O-T 465 Occupations & Aging 4
    O-T 466 OT Practice II 2
    O-T 470 Capstone Seminar in OT 2
    O-T 471 Research & Symposium in OT 2
    O-T 480 Fieldwork (summer) 9
    O-T 480 Fieldwork (fall) 15


    PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES PROGRAM

    Physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a physician. Physician assistants work in a variety of practice settings including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and research centers.

    PAs are qualified to take medical histories, examine patients, order and administer diagnostic tests, make diagnoses, treat illnesses, and assist in surgery. They are trained to provide care that otherwise might be provided by a physician. Physician assistants can provide care as generalists in primary care situations, or in subspecialty areas of medicine. Common specialties in which PAs practice include family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, surgery, and pediatrics.

    The PA program, which represents a partnership with UW-L, the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation of La Crosse and the Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences of Rochester, is 28 months in length and involves classes on the campuses of all three institutions. The curriculum includes a 15-month preclinical phase consisting primarily of classroom and laboratory activities. A subsequent 13-month clinical phase involves rotations in a variety of clinical specialties and a three-month family medicine preceptorship. These clinical experiences are provided primarily using Mayo, Gundersen Lutheran and other practice sites in western Wisconsin, southern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa.

    Upon completion of all graduation requirements and the professional curriculum, students are awarded a bachelor of science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from UW-L and a certificate of completion from the program. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Accreditation Review Committee for Physician Assistant Education (ARC-PA). To be licensed for practice graduates must also pass the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE) administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

    The rigor and intensity of the program, and the level of skills and responsibility necessary for practice as a physician assistant, require the program to accept candidates who have demonstrated a strong academic background along with excellent interpersonal skills and maturity. Prior health care experience is also an indicator of a career commitment suitable to clinical practice. The program's admission process considers each applicant's strengths, and selects for admission those best qualified to meet the program's mission. Application to the program is very competitive with a class of 12 students accepted annually. Most students entering the program already hold a baccalaureate degree.

    Factors considered in the admission process include academic preparation;motivation, maturity, ability to work with people, and suitability for clinical practice; health care and other work experience; knowledge of the PA profession and the profession's role in the health care system;background in rural Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, and potential for future practice in rural areas and to meet the needs of underserved populations in the tri-state area; letters of recommendation; and personal and group interviews. More information is available at the Science and Allied Health web site, or through the PA program office.

    PA Program Prerequisites
    At the time of application, candidates must have the prerequisites completed or be able to demonstrate a plan to complete the prerequisites prior to enrollment in the program. Candidates with significant work and life experience may be considered if they lack one or more of the specific courses identified in item 3 below or the minimum GPA. Please see the description of the Special Consideration Process for details.

    1. Completion of the UW-L General Education Program and at least 90 semester hours
    2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
    3. The following required courses:

    BIO 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 4
    BIO 312 & 313 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II 8
    MIC 230 Microbiology 4
    BIO 306, or MIC 361, or BIO 308, or BIO 424 Genetics, Immunology, Vertebrate Embryology, or Endocrinology 3
    CHM 103 & 104 General Chemistry I and II 8
    CHM 303, 304, & 305, or CHM 300 Organic Chemistry 5-8
    CHM 325, or CHM 327 & 328, or BIO 315, or BIO 435 Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or Molecular Biology 3
    MTH 205 or MTH 305 Statistics 3-4
    MTH 151 or MTH 207 Pre-Calculus or Calculus 4-5
    PSY 100 General Psychology 3

  5. The following additional courses are recommended: PHY 125, or PHY 103 & 104, or PHY 203 & 204; an additional PSY course; an additional SOC course.
    5. Applicants to the PA Program must meet the program's technical standards which are available from the PA Program Office.

Special Consideration
Some candidates may lack one or more of the prerequisites listed in 2 & 3 above, but have significant life and work experience that demonstrates their maturity and suitability for clinical practice. The program will consider such applicants on a case-by-case basis if a letter requesting special consideration is received with the completed application. This request should describe the experiences believed to justify the candidate's admission despite the lack of these prerequisites.

Approximately 30% of the students admitted thus far have been among those that requested special consideration. Generally such candidates lack no more than 2 of the prerequisite courses. Candidates whose cumulative GPA falls below the prerequisite minimum of 3.0 should show recent academic work which demonstrates a strong academic aptitude predictive of success in the program. Even candidates requesting special consideration must have completed courses which satisfy the UW-L General Education Program or already hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college.

Healthcare and Other Helping Profession Experience
Prior healthcare experience, or experience in another helping profession, is highly recommended as an indicator of a candidate's interpersonal skills, maturity and suitability to clinical practice. Such experience provides evidence of a career commitment to healthcare as a physician assistant. Though the program does not require a prerequisite length of prior healthcare experience, the length and quality of this experience are definite considerations in the admission process. A clear understanding of the role of the PA in the healthcare system is also required.

Once accepted in the PA Program students must complete the following courses:

Preclinical phase
CSC 421 Gross Anatomy 5
CSC 422 Clinical Neuroanatomy 1
CSC 425 Medical Pathophysiology 5
CSC 426 Clinical Pathology 2
CSC 427 Medical Pharmacology 5
CSC 428 Medical Microbiology 4
CSC 430 Clinical Epidemiology 1
CSC 431, 432 & 433 Intro to Clinical Skills & Issues I, II & III 10
CSC 434 Wellness, Preventive Medicine, & Healthcare Systems 3
CSC 435 Physical Diagnosis andClinical Skills .2
CSC 436 Intro to Clinical Med 12
BIO 718 & 719 Advanced Human Physiology I & II 8
CHM 427 Advanced Biochemistry. 4
HED 495 Community Health Ed. 1

Clinical phase
CSC 460 Dermatology Clinical Rotation .6
CSC 461 Emergency Medicine Clinical Rotation 2
CSC 462 Gen. Surgery Clinical Rotation 6
CSC 463 Internal Med. Clinical Rotation 6
CSC 464 OB/Gyn Clinical Rotation 6
CSC 465 Orthopedics Clinical Rotation 4
CSC 466 Pediatrics Clinical Rotation 6
CSC 467 Psychiatry Clinical Rotation 4
CSC 470 Ind. Study: Elective Clinical Rotations 4
CSC 475 Family Medicine Preceptorship 2

In addition, students must pass the PA program’s summative exam, and be approved for graduation by the program's student progress and conduct committee.

RADIATION SCIENCE -RADIATION THERAPY

Radiation therapists are health care professionals skilled in the art and science of medical radiation treatment delivery. The majority of patients receiving radiation therapy have cancer. Along with surgery and chemotherapy, radiation therapy offers these patients the best chance to succeed in the fight against their disease. The major focus areas of the profession are the care and assessment of patients, simulation, planning and delivery of treatments utilizing linear accelerator produced radiation and radio-isotopes. Aims of care include cure, relief of symptoms, and improvement of patients’ quality of life. High technology equipment and innovative treatment methods are utilized to maximize treatment effectiveness. Radiation therapists must have excellent technical skills, but must also be empathetic and effective communicators. Much satisfaction is gained from close patient interaction and the specialty’s team approach with radiation oncologists, physicists, nurses and other medical specialists. Radiation therapy is "technology with a human touch."

The major in radiation therapy provides students with an educational foundation in the sciences and humanities as well as clinical experience in a radiation therapy department. The curriculum requires six semesters on campus in pre-professional and professional core courses prior to the senior clinical internship. The clinical internship begins in June of the senior year, extends for 14 months and is spent at an affiliated Clinical Internship Site. When students have met all requirements of the major and the University, they are eligible for graduation and to apply to take the national certification exam.

Admission to the major is on a competitive basis. Students are advised to apply for admission to the professional program by February 1, prior to the beginning of their professional studies, after having taken or registered for the pre-professional requirements. Application, admission and selection information is included later in the publication. Acceptance, effective at the beginning of the junior year, is made following completion of the selection process. A grade of "C" or better in all required courses is needed to retain good standing in the major. Students who successfully meet program requirements will interview with the clinical sites during their junior year and upon selection by one of the sites, will be assigned to a senior clinical internship. While student preferences in internship site are taken into account, students are not guaranteed that they will be assigned in accordance with their choices of clinical site.

UW-L, in cooperation with its clinical internship sites, currently provides the only training and degree program in radiation therapy in the State of Wisconsin. The radiation therapy program at UW-L is designed to offer a high quality radiation therapy curriculum rich in academic and clinical experiences. During the clinical internship, students will work directly with registered radiation therapists in direct patient care in busy and highly regarded radiation oncology departments. The program also seeks to foster, in its students, the professional development, problem solving and leadership skills needed for current and future health care environments.

Radiation Therapy Program Mission
The mission of the Radiation Therapy Program at UW-L is to educate and train radiation therapists who are knowledgeable, technically competent and dedicated to their profession and their patients, while meeting the educational and personal needs of its students by emphasizing excellence in education and offering a broad based curriculum in liberal studies, professional courses and clinical internship.

Radiation Therapy Affiliated Clinical Internship Sites
St. Luke’s Medical Center Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin Hospital Madison, WI
Abbott Northwestern, Virginia Piper Cancer Center Minneapolis, MN

Radiation Therapy Curriculum
Special Core Requirements

Pre-professional
*C-S 101 Introduction to Computing 4
*PSY 100 General Psychology 3
OR
*SOC 110 The Social World 3
OR
*SOC 120 Social problems 3
*MTH 151 College Algebra & Trigonometry (Pre-calculus) 4
*CHM 103-104 Gen. Chem. I & II 8
*BIO 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 4
BIO 312-313 Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II 8
PHY 125 Physics for Allied Health (or PHY 103 & 104) 4(8)

Professional Core
BIO 306 Genetics 3
BIO 433 Radiation Biology 3
BIO 432 Biology of Cancer 2
PHY 386 Radiation Physics 3
HED 360 Medical Terminology 1
R-T 310 Pathology for Radiation Therapists 3
ECO 471 Health Economics 3
CST 354 Health Communications 3
R-T 350 Patient Care Issues for Radiation Therapists 3
R-T 390 Medical Imaging for Radiation Therapists 3


Recommended Electives
CSC 106 Introduction to Health Careers 2
*MTH 205 Statistics 4
MGT 398 Total Quality Mgt 3
PHL 339 Medical Ethics 3
SOC 420 Health Care & Illness 3
SOC 422 Death, Grief and Bereavement 3

Clinical Internship Courses
R-T 401 Orientation to Radiation Therapy 3
R-T 411 Principles & Practice of Radiation Therapy I 4
R-T 412 Principles & Practice of Radiation Therapy II 4
R-T 421 Cross Sectional & Radiographic Anatomy 2
R-T 431 Radiation Therapy Physics 3
R-T 435 Dosimetry 3
R-T 437 Quality Assurance 2
R-T 471 Clinical Practicum 5
R-T 472 Clinical Practicum 6
R-T 473 Clinical Practicum 6
R-T 474 Clinical Practicum 5
R-T 481 Seminar in Radiation Therapy 3


MINORS AND PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE MINOR

In many scientific disciplines, direct computation has become the tool of first choice for studying and simulating phenomena. Adequate preparation for graduate study in the sciences now includes a background in computation. Moreover, undergraduates seeking employment with corporations involved in applying science often find themselves confronted with day-to-day use of computational methods.

The minor in computational science provides students an opportunity to distinguish themselves by augmenting their scientific studies with a background in computation. Similarly, computer science and mathematics students will be provided a new option to study scientific applications of their fields. The computational science minor is highly interdisciplinary, combining the study of computer science and mathematics with the study of specific problems in the sciences and the computational methods required for their solution. This minor is one of a handful in the U.S. at this time.


EARTH SCIENCE MINOR

The earth science minor is designed to provide students with a focus on the earth and/or atmospheric sciences. The goal of this program is to enhance the curriculum of students in geography, biology, environmental sciences, archaeology and other fields with a thorough knowledge of earth and atmospheric processes. This minor will prepare students for entry-level positions in industry, business, and government, especially in the natural resources fields, and graduate programs in geography, planning, natural resources management, earth sciences, environmental sciences and ecology.

The increasing significance of environmental problems in daily life demand a better informed public on geoenvironmental problems and hazards and the proper planning for their mitigation. This minor will greatly improve the program of any student with an interest in the geological and atmospheric aspects of the earth’s environment.


PRE-PROFESSIONAL CURRICULA

Students are provided the opportunity to complete requirements in a variety of pre-professional fields on the campus prior to applying to other colleges and universities for admission to their professional programs. Pre-professional program requirements vary widely; some require a degree while others do not. Students are expected to be aware of the requirements of the school to which they plan to apply; therefore, they need to select their course work carefully. Pre-professional advisers on the campus can be of assistance to students in designing a curriculum in such programs. Please contact the College of Science and Allied Health Office, 105 Graff Main Hall, for identification and office location of pre-professional advisers.

Pre-Architecture
Study in pre-architecture should provide a broad informational base. Students are encouraged to gain experience in mathe-matics, the physical and social sciences, the humanities and the fine arts. Because design depends on skills as well as information, students should also be concerned with developing skills in the areas of mathematics (through calculus), probability and statistics, computer science and verbal and visual communication.

Pre-Engineering
Most of the basic mathematics, chemistry and physics courses that the prospective engineer needs in the first two years of an engineering curriculum can be taken at UW-L, and a wide choice of electives is also available. In the first two years, every pre-engineer should complete three semesters of calculus, two semesters of chemistry and two semesters of physics. Since requirements vary with the engineering school and the particular major, students should see the pre-engineering adviser in the Physics Department as early as possible. The adviser can furnish information about specific majors within engineering schools. Engineering curriculums require four or more years of study; therefore, students spending the first two at La Crosse will need to spend two or more years at an engineering school to complete degree requirements.

Pre-Forestry (Natural Resources, Conservation, Wildlife Management)
A curriculum is available to meet the needs of the majority of students who will later major in such diverse fields as wildlife management, forestry and conservation education. However, students entering one of these fields are reminded that most forestry schools set their own requirements for admission, and thus it is imperative that exact requirements be obtained from current catalogs of the schools to which students plan to transfer to complete their professional training. Generally, the requirement for admission with junior standing to professional school is 60 semester hours.

In some cases students will find it advantageous to earn a bachelor’s degree before entering the professional program. Students may do so by continuing for two more academic years at UW-L and fulfilling requirements prescribed for that degree. Students electing to follow this plan should allow extra years to complete graduate work in the professional school. Students are urged to contact the university’s pre-forestry adviser early in their first semester.

Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-chiropractic students enroll at UW-L for at least two years (60 credits) before being admitted to professional chiropractic schools, however, most students entering chiropractic programs have more than 60 credits, possibly even an undergraduate degree. Students should sample liberally from the General Education curriculum with some emphasis in biology and chemistry. Minimal academic qualifications include one year of biology, one year of general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, one year of physics, one year of English, one semester of social science or humanities.

Pre-Dentistry
The usual pre-professional education requirements for admission to dental school stipulate two academic years of liberal arts study; however, many of the dental schools in the United States require three years of college education, and most prefer baccalaureate degree candidates.

Dental school requirements in pre-professional curricula vary but a freshman year basically includes: Chemistry 103 and 104; Biology 101 and 303; English 110; Physics 103 and 104 or 203 and 204 and a course in mathematics.

The pre-dentistry adviser should be consulted as to full curriculum requirements. Admission to dental school is based on grade point average, interviews, aptitude tests and letters of recommendation. An aptitude test is taken in the year preceding application to dental school.

Pre-Medicine
Minimal academic requirements to qualify for admission to medical school include a number of courses as part of, or in addition to, a regular academic major leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Pre-medicine requirements include eight semester hours in biology (general and advanced zoology); 16 semester hours of chemistry including one year of general and eight semester hours of organic; one semester of mathematics; eight semester hours of physics; and six semester hours of English. Academic preparation in all of these areas is available at UW-L. Although the majority of pre-medical students major in chemistry, biology or microbiology, the student may major in any field of interest as long as the minimal requirements are satisfied.

Admission to medical school is highly competitive, and admission decisions are based on factors such as overall grade point average, grade point average in the required science courses, performance on the national Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), usually taken in the spring of the junior year, non-academic credentials (activities and work experiences), letters of evaluation from faculty, and a personal interview.

Pre-Nursing
Students planning to enter the nursing profession may normally, depending on the type of degree sought, take one year of pre-nursing courses at UW-L. As several types of nursing programs are available statewide, students must contact a school offering a degree program to ensure early program planning.

Pre-Optometry
Students should plan to spend at least two years in undergraduate study; most successful applicants have three or four years of undergraduate work. A typical program includes Chemistry 103 and 104, Biology 101 and 303, Physics 103 and 104, or 203 and 204, English 110 and a course in mathematics. Additional courses may be needed for a pre-optometric program. Consult the adviser for complete undergraduate curriculum requirements. The Optometry Admission Test (OAT) must be taken before or during the semester in which students apply for admission to a school of optometry.

Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
The statement in this section on pre-medicine applies equally to pre-osteopathic medicine. Medical school and osteopathic curricula are now nearly identical, and the practice of medicine by graduates of either type of school is essentially identical. Osteopathy is best considered an alternative within medicine rather than an alternative to medicine.

Pre-Pharmacy
Most pharmacy programs offer the so-called "Doctor of Pharmacy" degree. The programs involve a pre-pharmacy curriculum of about 70 credits that can be taken at UW-L. The professional program that is taken at the College of Pharmacy is an additional four years. The pre-pharmacy curriculum is set by the individual colleges of pharmacy but generally consists of Chemistry 103, 104, 303, 304 and 305, Biology 101, 312, 313, 306 or 315, Physics 103 and 104, Math 207, plus non-math, non-science General Education courses.

If you want to pursue an education in pharmacy it is very important to work with the pre-pharmacy advisor as program requirements are frequently changed.

Pre-Physical Therapy
Undergraduate students interested in
physical therapy must declare an under-graduate major. However, they may select pre-professional physical therapy as a secondary area of interest. General admission requirements to the graduate program include: 1) an undergraduate degree or completion of an undergraduate degree within the semester of application; 2) completion of all core requirements as listed in the Graduate Catalog under Physical Therapy; 3) attainment of at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA; and 4) completion of required volunteer experiences.


Pre-Podiatry
A podiatrist is a medical specialist who has unlimited licensure to practice on the ankle and foot. Requirements for admission to a school of podiatric medicine are the same as those listed in the pre-medicine section.

Pre-Veterinary
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers programs which will satisfy the requirements for admission to any college of veterinary medicine. The requirements include courses in biology, chemistry, physics, English composition, economics, and mathematics as well as others in the social sciences and humanities. Some schools have special requirements for admission. A "pre-vet" adviser will provide information concerning such requirements. The internship programs of the Office of Cooperative Education in cooperation with local veterinarians offer opportunities for students to fulfill the requirements for knowledge of and experience in the veterinary medical profession. Applicants to a veterinary college are also required to take both the Veterinary Aptitude Test (VAT) and/or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).



This catalog is a record of undergraduate programs, courses, policies, staff and facilities as of April 1, 1999. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse reserves the right to change any of the information in this catalog at any time and without giving prior notice. This catalog does not establish a contractual relationship. For a further explanation of your rights and responsibilities as a student please see the Welcome and Note to Students section.




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