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Goals and Requirements for Majors and Minors

Goals for Majors and Minors

Goals for the Majors in the HHPA Department

Athletic Training

The goals of the Athletic Training Program (AT Program) are to:

  • prepare students to successfully challenge the BOC examination;
  • prepare students for entry-level careers in athletic training; and
  • assist students in gaining mastery over a comprehensive didactic and clinical curriculum, including the ability to:
    • identify injury and illness risk factors associated with participation in physical activities and plan and implement all components of a comprehensive athletic injury/illness prevention program;
    • conduct a thorough initial clinical evaluation of injuries and illnesses commonly sustained by physically active individuals and formulate an impression of the injury/illness;
    • provide appropriate first aid and emergency care for acute injuries/illnesses and refer injured/ill individuals to appropriate medical/paramedical personnel for evaluation/diagnosis and follow-up care;
    • plan and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation/ reconditioning program for injuries/illnesses sustained by the physically active individual;
    • plan, coordinate, and supervise all administrative components of an athletic training program; and
    •  provide health care information and counsel athletes, parents, and coaches on matters pertaining to the physical, psychological, and emotional

Human Performance: Exercise Science, Physical Activity and Fitness Studies, and Physical Education

In successfully completing a concentration in Exercise Science, a student will be able to:

  • understand and apply the underlying scientific foundations of the sub disciplines of exercise science;
  • demonstrates the ability to administer, evaluate, and interpret assessment techniques and protocols inherent in exercise and sport science;
  • design appropriate exercise prescription for diverse populations which account for possible modifications due to environmental conditions and special needs of the subjects;
  • engage in health promotion activities including physical assessments, interpretation of assessments, and program design and delivery; and
  • pursue ongoing professional development in exercise and sport science or related professional fields through further education, employment and participation in professional organizations.

In successfully completing a concentration in Physical Activity and Fitness Studies, a student will be able to:

  • administer, evaluate, and interpret health and fitness assessment protocols;
  • plan and implement exercise prescription for apparently healthy individuals, youth, seniors and special populations;
  • evaluate current literature to support evidence based practices in health and fitness for a wide range of populations;
  • communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and health care professionals; and
  • apply theoretical concepts from core kinesiology classes to best implement health and fitness programs.

In successfully completing a concentration or minor in Physical Education, a student will be able to:

  • understand physical education content, disciplinary concepts, and tools of inquiry related to the development of a physically educated person;
  • understand how individuals learn and develop and can provide opportunities that support their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development;
  • understand how individuals differ in their approaches to learning and create appropriate instruction adapted to diverse learners;
  • use their understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a safe learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation;
  • use their knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal and media communication techniques to foster inquiry, collaboration, and engagement in physical activity settings;
  • plan and implement a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies to develop physically educated individuals;
  • understand and use formal and informal assessment strategies to foster physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of learners in physical activity;
  • be a reflective practitioner who evaluates the effects of his/her actions on others (e.g., learners, parents/guardians, and other professionals in the learning community) and seek opportunities to grow professionally; and
  • foster relationships with colleagues, parents/guardians, and community agencies to support the learner’s growth and well being.

Health Education

In successfully completing a major or minor in Health Education, a student will be able to:

  • understand health education content, disciplinary concepts, and tools of inquiry related to the development of a health educated person;
  • assess individual and community needs for health education;
  • plan effective health education programs;
  • Implement effective health education programs;
  • Evaluate effectiveness of health education programs;
  • Coordinate provision of health education services;
  • Act as a resource person in health education; and
  • Communicate health and health education needs, concerns and resources.

Requirements for Majors and Minors

Majors in health and human performance are available as bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degrees, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this course catalog.

For a major in Athletic Training: 53 credits, including 184, 221, 231, 250, 280, 284, 297, 321, 331, 352, 360, 375, 376, 384, 387, 389, 421, 431, 487-01 and 487-02. Students must apply for admission to the athletic training program (AT Program). Only students accepted into the AT Program can enroll in 221, 231, 321, 331, 421, and 431. Since required courses in the major address professional competencies, it is not possible to take a challenge examination to earn credits for the courses.

Admission to the Athletic Training Program: Applicants must first be admitted to Linfield College and have declared a major in Athletic Training. Admission is competitive based on college academic record, expressed desire for a career in athletic training, and character development consistent with a career in the helping professions. Applicants must meet the technical standards of admissions to the AT Program. The technical standards are published in the ATProgram Handbook. Applicants must complete at least twenty-five hours of clinical observation while enrolled as a student at Linfield College. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.30 overall, and a cumulative GPA of 2.70 in athletic training major courses is required. A grade of C- or better is required in all Athletic Training major courses, with the exception of HHPA 184 and 284. A grade of B or better is required in those two courses.

After admission to the program, students must submit the following documents:

  1. A health information form completed by a health care provider including proof of appropriate immunizations.
  2. Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.
  3. Proof of National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) membership.

Students may not progress in the athletic training clinical experience if they are on academic probation with the program (i.e. Linfield College GPA below 2.30, A.T. major GPA below 2.70). Program Expenses: Athletic training students must pay annual membership fees for the NATA. The total annual cost is approximately $90. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off-campus clinical rotations. There may be a small fee to cover the cost of background checks for athletic training students during their public school rotation.

For a major in Human Performance - Exercise Science: 57 credits including 183, 280, 284, 297, 342, 350, 352, 360, 440, 442, 445, 452, 482 and a minimum of three credits from 480, 487 or 490; BIOL 210 and 211; CHEM 210 and 211; MATH 140. Prerequisites: MATH 170; BIOL 212 and 213, PHYS 210 and PSYC 101. A grade of C- or better is required in all exercise science major courses and prerequisites.

For a major in Human Performance – Physical Activity and Fitness Studies49 credits including 165, 183, 261 or 262, 263, 280, 284, 286, 297, 342, 350, 352, 360, 395, 440, 442, 445, 482 and 487. Prerequisites: BIOL 212 and 213, EDUC 150 and PSYC 101. A grade of C- or better is required in all physical activity and fitness studies and prerequisites.

For a major in Human Performance – Physical Education: 47 credits including 165, 183, 261, 262, 263, 280, 284, 286, 297, 350, 352, 360, 395, 445, 455, and 487 (at least 3 credits) -OR- Oregon Initial Teaching Licensure via the Linfield Teacher Education Program. Prerequisites: BIOL 212 and 213, EDUC 150 and PSYC 101. A grade of C- or better is required in all physical education major coursework, including prerequisites.

For a major in Health Education: 45 credits including 100, 180, 242, 250, 280, 284, 381, 383, 422, 470; 487 (at least 3 credits) -OR- Oregon Initial Teaching Licensure via the Linfield Teacher Education; BIOL 108 or ENVS 201; BIOL 212, 213. A grade of C- or better is required in all health education major courses and prerequisites.

For Oregon Initial Teaching Licensure in Health or Physical Education a student must complete the Linfield Teacher Education Program requirements. In order to complete these requirements, a student must begin taking education courses no later than his/her sophomore year. The student must be advised by an Education Department faculty member each semester prior to registration.

For a minor in Physical Education: 31 credits including BIOL 212 and 213; HHPA 165, 261, 262, 284, 286, 352, 395 and 455. A grade of C- or better is required in all courses applied towards a physical education minor.

For a minor in Health Education:30 credits including BIOL 212 and 213; HHPA 100, 242, 250, 280, 284, 381, 383 and 470. A grade of C- or better is required in all courses applied towards a health education minor.

For a minor in Coaching - HHPA Major Track: 30 credits including 350, 390, 410, 425, 465, 485, and coaching theory classes or internship and electives. A grade of C- or better is required in all courses applied toward a coaching-HHPA major track minor.

For a minor in Coaching – Non-HHPA Major Track: 30 credits including 183, 284, 350, 390, 425, 485, coaching theory classes or internship; and electives from the following: 280, 352, 360, 410, 445, 452, 465, 482; BIOL 212 or 213. A grade of C- or better is required in all courses applied toward a coaching – Non-HHPA major track minor.

For an interdisciplinary minor in Sport Management: Refer to page 120 for further information and requirements.

For interdisciplinary minors in Global Health and Health Administration: Refer to page 68 for further information and requirements.

Course/Lab Fees

Many HHPA paracurricular and academic courses have associated fees. Please consult your registration materials for fee assessment.

Paracurricular Courses

HHPA 001 Through 099

Intercollegiate sports 010 Track
001 Football 011 Baseball
003 Cross Country 012 Softball
004 Soccer 013 Tennis
005 Volleyball 014 Golf
006 Basketball 015 Lacrosse
008 Swimming 016 Cheerleading

Activities ($70 fee is assessed for the following except where indicated.)

020 Badminton 055 Racquet Sports
021 Aqua Aerobics 060 Aquatic Fitness
022 Aquatic Training
and Conditioning
($210 fee)
062 Aerobic Fitness
023 Tennis 065 Speed, Agility,
Quickness
024 Power Lifting 067 Scuba ($365 fee plus equipment and open dive costs)
025 Weight Training 068 Advanced Scuba ($265 fee plus equipment and open dive costs)
026 Handball 071 Yoga
027 Racquetball 086 Advanced Tennis
028 Volleyball 088 Backpacking ($40; $50 fee for ADP students)
029 Cycling 091 Winter Track & Field
030 Soccer 093 Rescue Diver ($265 fee plus equipment and open dive costs)
033 Pickleball 099 Paracurricular by arrangement
034 Personal Defense  
036 Downhill Skiing  
040 Community Service  
042 Basketball Activity  
047 Beginning Indoor Rock Climbing  
051 Team Building and Outdoor Pursuits (fall)  
053 Volleyball, Soccer and Golf (fall)  
054 Basketball, Speedball and
Softball (spring)