Oct 28, 2021  
Fall 2021 Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 Catalog

School of Health Sciences and Wellness


Rebecca Sommer, Assistant Dean
2001 Fourth Ave., University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI  54481
Office: Room D127, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-3766
Email: health@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/health/Pages/default.aspx

This school is in the College of Professional Studies .

Academic Adviser: B Konietzki

Faculty: T Akins, J Barge, D Barten, S Bunyan, R Craig, C Durall, J Fischer, T Halkowski, R Henning, S Holbrook, C Huck, A Hussain, S Johnson, T Kay, B Kinslow, B Krolczyk, C Li, D McCarty, C Nimm, J Olmsted, A Pagel, S Reeve, S Reynolds, H Schmies, K Schoonaert, S Scovill, M Shulfer, D Smith, J Steinmetz, D Tang, P Terrell, S Turgeson, T Veith, S Wall, B Weltzin, A Wetter, T Wetter, H Wincentsen, K Zalewski, L Zoromski

Adjunct Support:  B Barrett, K DeSmet, T Dionne D Gibbs, M Goetsch, A Hagel, J Horay, K Hugill, C Imfeld, C Kane, K Kirschbaum, T Kuckkahn, D Lafler, W Limp, K Michalski, K Rauter-Egge, B Rotering, L Wiebe, J Wilfore, C Zolnierek

Support Staff: D Deising, T Firkus, T Molski, C Skebba
 

Abbreviations:

ACLP = Association of Child Life Professionals
CLS = Clinical Laboratory Science
COL = Community & Organizational Leadership
CSD = Communication Sciences and Disorders
CYFS = Child, Youth & Family Studies
FCS = Family and Consumer Sciences
FN = Food and Nutrition
HD = Human Development
HIMT - Health Information Management and Technology
HIM = Health Information Management
HIT =Health Information Technology
HP = Health Promotion
HPW = Health Promotion and Wellness
HS = Health Science
HWM - Health and Wellness Management
SFN = Sustainable Food and Nutrition
MCCH = Marshfield Clinic Health System Champions Hall

Academic Standards for the School of Health Sciences and Wellness

  1. You may declare a major in the School of Health Sciences and Wellness at any time. Some majors utilize “premajors” and/or specified requirements for acceptance into the professional components of the major. You must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA through graduation for dietetics, family and consumer sciences-teacher education option, and sustainable food and nutrition majors. For these same majors, transfer students must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA to enter.
  2. See additional major-specific requirements listed by program. 
  3. See the Grade-related Policies section of this catalog for the policy on repeating courses.

Test-Out Policy for School of Health Sciences and Wellness

The School of Health Sciences and Wellness will offer test-out for all its General Education Program Approved Courses. The comprehensive written examinations will be based on materials normally covered in the course. Grading will be pass/fail with the minimum passing grade equivalent to the most recent class average grade.

If you wish to take a test-out exam, first confer with the School of Health Sciences and Wellness assistant dean. Then confer with the faculty member who most recently taught the course who will inform you in writing of the required minimum passing score prior to administering the exam and provide the results to you in writing within two weeks of taking the exam. You may take a test-out exam only once.

Child Life Specialist Preparation Certificate 

Contact: Becky Konietzki, Academic and Career Adviser
Office: Room 216, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-3233
Email: BKonietz@uwsp.edu

Description: This certificate is ideal for you if you are seeking a career as Child Life Specialists and helps you meet the first, academic, steps towards certification. It is also beneficial if you are seeking skills and understanding that can be employed in a variety of settings such as hospitals, child advocacy centers, schools, camp and bereavement programs, women’s shelters, hospice, trauma centers and more. Students from any major may complete the certificate which is particularly well suited if you are pursuing a major in Family and Consumer Sciences: Child Life & Family Studies Option, B.S. .

Using the national Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) academic eligibility requirements as a guide this certificate encompasses the 10 required course content areas. Each of the courses in our program has been pre-approved by ACLP helping to expedite child life course verification as part of the eligibility assessment requirements needed to qualify to sit for the national examination.

This certificate by itself does not qualify you to work or identify yourself as a Certified Child Life Specialist. It is designed to meet the mandatory academic requirements designated by ACLP. Additional requirements are needed for full certification such as volunteer hours in and out of medical settings, practicum(s), internship(s), and completion of the national exam. See the national ACLP website at childlife.org for a comprehensive list of all requirements to become an official Certified Child Life Specialist.

Clinical Laboratory Science

Contact: Dawn Barten, CLS Program Director
Office: Room D147 Science Building
Phone: 715-346-2509
Email: dbartenhealth@uwsp.edu

Definition: Clinical laboratory science consists of (1) medical technology   for performing lab tests used in preventing, diagnosing, and monitoring diseases; (2) cytotechnology  for examining tissues and fluids microscopically to distinguish cancerous from normal cells; and (3) histotechnology  for preparing slides for microscopic examination using complex processing and staining techniques. Professionals in these fields study microbiology, hematology, clinical chemistry, immunology, blood bank and more.

Accreditation: UW-Stevens Point CLS-Medical Technology program is accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Academic Standards for Clinical Laboratory Science Major

For acceptance and continued registration as a candidate for the clinical lab science major you must have a grade point average of 2.75 overall and in the sciences, including biology, chemistry, mathematics, health science, and clinical lab science. You are screened for acceptability to apply for clinical practicum positions.

Grades in required courses taken prior to declaring academic bankruptcy or in repeating courses will be used in calculating your grade point average. No more than two courses with grades of less than C- will be accepted in the major. If you do not meet these standards, you may petition the director for consideration. The minimum GPA for graduation is 2.50.

Affiliation agreements

This university has affiliation agreements with medical facilities to provide clinical practicum education for seniors. Additional clinical training fee is required. The director and the educational coordinators of the affiliated clinical laboratories are given courtesy appointments as university honorary associate faculty.

(Also see listings here)

Six-month Clinical

Ascension Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff
Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital, Rhinelander
Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital, Stevens Point
Aspirus Langlade Hospital, Antigo
Aspirus Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids
Aurora Health Care/ACL Laboratories, West Allis {includes Grafton, Green Bay, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Sheboygan and Summit)
Bellin Memorial Hospital, Green Bay
Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls
Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus
Consultants Laboratory of WI, LLC, Fond du Lac
Divine Savior Healthcare, Portage
Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay
HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire
HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay
Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire
Mercy Health System, Janesville
Monroe Clinic, Monroe
Osceola Medical Center, Osceola
Richland Hospital, Richland Center
St. Croix Regional Medical Center, St. Croix Falls
St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison
Sauk Prairie Healthcare, Prairie du Sac
Southwest Health Center, Platteville
ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Neenah (includes Appleton/Neenah, Berlin, New London, Waupaca and Wild Rose)
Upland Hills Health, Dodgeville
UW Health, University. Hospital, Madison

Nine-month Clinical
Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton
Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau
Marshfield Laboratories, Marshfield

Twelve-month Clinical
Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
Edward Hines. Jr VA Hines Hospital, Hines, IL

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Contact: Julia Fischer, Professor, CSD Program Director
Office: Room 037, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-4657
Email: csd@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/health/Pages/Major/csd.aspx

Definition: Communication sciences and disorders is the study of human communication processes with application to a variety of speech, language and hearing disorders. You acquire an academic base and clinical practicum experience for careers in speech-language pathology or audiology.

When you major in communication sciences and disorders you have two options: (1) a major leading to educational certification, and (2) a major which does NOT lead to educational certification. No minor is available. The CSD coordinator of undergraduate programs will advise you.

Academic Standards for Communication Sciences and Disorders Major

  1. You must have an overall GPA of 2.0 to enroll in lower division preprofessional coursework for the major: CSD 108 CSD 260 , CSD 264 CSD 266 , CSD 267 .
  2. To enroll in upper division (300-400 level) preprofessional coursework you must complete the lower division preprofessional coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
  3. You must earn a grade of C or better in required communication sciences and disorders coursework to receive credit toward the major. You may repeat a course in the major if you follow the Repeating Courses policy found in the catalog.
  4. You must maintain a 2.75 GPA overall and a 3.0 GPA in this major throughout the upper division coursework.
  5. If you fail to meet either the overall or the in-major GPA, you will be placed on probation in the major. You must meet the above GPAs by the end of the probationary semester to continue in the major. Only one probationary semester is allowed.
  6. All courses taken in the major are used to determine your in-major GPA, regardless of a declaration of academic bankruptcy.
  7. All college and university coursework will be used for any program decision, including the professional education program, enrollment in upper division courses, and graduation. You may petition the Communication Sciences and Disorders Academic Programs Committee for exception.

Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic

Contact: Sondra Reynolds, Director of Clinical Services - Speech and Language Pathology
Room 036, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-4816
Email: sreynold@uwsp.edu

Contact: Tonya Veith, Clinical Director for Audiology. on-campus
Room 048, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-2851
Email: tveith@uwsp.edu

Contact: Rachel Craig, Clinical Director for Audiology, off-campus
Room 046B, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-4018
Email: rcraig@uwsp.edu

The Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic offers speech-language diagnostic and therapy services as well as comprehensive hearing evaluations for children and adults. Assessment and treatment can be provided for numerous communication and swallowing concerns that may be secondary to cleft palate, cerebral palsy, autism, laryngectomy, hearing loss, cognitive disorders, learning disabilities, stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological disorders.

The Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic is a clinical training facility with a reputation for excellence in serving the university and Central Wisconsin by providing clinical services as part of the professional preparation of undergraduate and graduate students.

Dietetics

Contact: Jasia Steinmetz, Professor, Didactic Program in Dietetics Director
Office: Room 202, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-3766
Email: health@uwsp.edu

Definition: When you complete an approved program in dietetics, you gain the foundation knowledge in the field of food and nutrition. Students who meet the minimum academic requirements to obtain a verification statement qualify for application to a dietetic internship program. When you complete an accredited dietetic internship and graduate, you are eligible to write the registration examination to become a registered dietitian.

Accreditation: The Dietetics program at UW-Stevens Point is granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago IL 60606, 312-899-0040. This professional organization for dietetics practitioners is the advocate of the dietetics profession, serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being.

Academic Standards for Dietetics Major

  1. You must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA through graduation. Transfer students must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA to enter.
  2. You must earn a B+ or better in FN 253 and a C- or better in CHEM 260 to continue in the dietetics major.
  3. To be eligible for a verification statement, you must meet all ACEND competencies and earn a B- or better in all FN 400-level courses.

Dietetics, B.S. + M.S. (4 + 1 Track)

This is an option for early application into either one of the two graduate programs offered by the School of Health Sciences and Wellness:

  • Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems, M.S.  or
  • Community & Organizational Leadership, M.S.  

If you are completing semester 4 of your undergraduate program in dietetics, you can apply by April 1 of that year into the B.S. + M.S. (4 + 1 Track).  You should discuss your suitability for the accelerated track with your academic adviser prior to submitting an application.  Acceptance into the (4+1 track) requires completion of your B.S.

B.S. + M.S. (4+1 Track) Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completed application form (Application for accelerated BS-BA-MS FN programs) of intent that describes academic experience, interests for graduate study, and future plans following graduate school
  • If you are not accepted, you can continue with the 4-year dietetics plan.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Contact: Susan Turgeson, Associate Professor, FCS Teacher Certification Program Director
Office: Room 302, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-2263
Email: sturgeso@uwsp.edu


Contact for Child Life & Family Studies option: Becky Konietzki, Academic and Career Adviser
Office: Room 216, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-3233
Email: bkonietz@uwsp.edu

Ideal for you if you are interested in helping individuals and families using a family lens. Typical graduates pursue a wide variety of careers helping children, youth, and families in community agencies and settings, including child life specialist. With additional graduate education, you can further broaden your options such as working in student affairs or as a marriage and family therapist (MFT).

Notes for Teacher Certification option

  1. See information about the Professional Education Program in the School of School of Education  section of this catalog, and information about the Secondary Education for teacher certification in the Secondary/K-12 Education Curriculum for Teacher Certification  section of this catalog.
  2. To graduate with a major in Family and Consumer Sciences (teacher certification option)  you must meet the requirements for eligibility to student teach before you register for student teaching. You must achieve a 2.75 overall GPA and earn a grade of “pass” in all areas of student teaching in order to graduate.
  3. Before you can apply to the School of Education for the teacher certification option you must be currently enrolled in or have completed FCS 190.

Notes for Child Life & Family Studies option

The Child Life & Family Studies  option should be declared in the School of Health Sciences and Wellness Advising Center. This option is for you if you are not seeking certification as a teacher, but you want to work with children and families in a variety of community agency settings or in other more specialized areas such as child life specialists and marriage and family therapists.

Academic standards: 

To graduate with a major in the family and consumer sciences (child life & family studies option) you must achieve a 2.75 overall GPA for all coursework utilized to satisfy graduation requirements.

Financial Literacy Certificate

Contact: Susan Turgeson, Associate Professor
Room 302, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-2263
Email: sturgeso@uwsp.edu

Description: The Financial Literacy Certificate  is awarded upon successful completion of a series of courses that center on competence and proficiency in personal financial well-being. Valued by community organizations and public schools, the certificate demonstrates expertise in personal finance and prepares individuals to educate and assist others in achieving financial goals.

Health and Wellness Management (HWM)

Contact: Kelly Schoonaert, Associate Professor, HWM Academic Program Director
Office: Room 214, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-3766
Email: health@uwsp.edu

Enrollment requirements:

  1. This online degree completion program is designed for students who already have some college credits or a liberal arts-based associate degree. All 21 courses of the curriculum are required. Because of the unique nature of the program, all other courses may not be substituted for courses in the HWM curriculum, and there are no electives.
  2. Admission Requirements: You are eligible for admission to this degree if you have completed at least 60 semester credits of transferable coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA).
  3. Application: Because the Health and Wellness Management, B.S.  is an online program, you must apply by using the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application https://apply.wisconsin.edu. Indicate UW-Stevens Point as your home campus and send your transcripts to the UW-Stevens Point Office of Admissions and Recruitment. For complete details about the program, including dates, applications procedures, etc., visit http://hwm.wisconsin.edu. Email questions to hwm@uwex.edu. If you are a current UW-Stevens Point student, you do not need to complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application, but you may change your major to HWM after consulting with the UW-Stevens Point School of Health Sciences and Wellness adviser and if program admission requirements are met. Email the School of Health Sciences and Wellness office for contact information for the current adviser. health@uwsp.edu.
  4. All applicants must have a 2.0 GPA from prior college coursework. To graduate with the Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Wellness Management you must complete all 21 HWM courses, all UW-Stevens Point general education requirements, and achieve an overall GPA of 2.5.
  5. Tuition for courses in the HWM program differs from the standard UW-Stevens Point tuition. For the current tuition rate visit http://hwm.wisconsin.edu/program-information/tuition.aspx.

Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT)

Contact: Daniel J. McCarty, Professor, HIMT Academic Program Director
Office: Room D143 Science Building
Phone: 715-346-2508
Email: dmccarty@uwsp.edu

Definition: The online University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT) is a degree completion program designed to equip you with the skills to work and lead in the health data management field. Health information professionals maintain, collect, and analyze the data that doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare. They are experts in managing patient health information, administering computer information systems, and coding diagnoses and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients.

HIMT is a collaborative, on-line degree. The curriculum for HIMT was developed by faculty at the four partner campuses, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, and UW-La Crosse, to ensure curricular consistency and quality, and to utilize the academic strengths of the partner institutions.

Accreditation: UW-Stevens Point HIMT program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Program Description of Health Information Management and Technology

The curriculum consists of 21 classes (61 total credits). Courses cover such topics as health and medical terminology, medical ethics, information technology in healthcare, health benefit plans and providers, and leadership and change management in healthcare. The HIMT curriculum offers two tracks: Health Information Technology (HIT)  and Health Information Management (HIM) . The HIT track prepares students for information technology roles in the healthcare, health insurance, and governmental fields. It’s the foundation for positions from health data analyst to insurance claims coordinator. The HIM track prepares students to be leaders in providing better patient care, administering computer information systems and cost, and managing patient information relied upon by health professionals. You will take 17 core courses and then, depending on which track you choose, you will take four additional courses in a given track to complete the degree.

Academic Standards for Health Information Management and Technology

To be admitted:

  1. You must complete at least 60 undergraduate credits, be computer literate, and have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  2. If you wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science in HIMT, you must have completed all general education requirements.
  3. Application: You must apply to the home campus of your choice who is offering the degree (i.e. UW-Stevens Point, UW-Parkside, UW-Green Bay, and UW-LaCrosse). For complete information on how to apply visit www.himt.wisconsin.edu.
  4. The UW-Stevens Point School of Health Sciences and Wellness will work in conjunction with UW-Extended Campus advising to help you complete your degree. Application materials, procedures, dates, etc. are available at www.himt.wisconsin.edu.
  5. Transfer students: you must have a 2.0 GPA from your prior institution and have completed all required general education requirements at the campus with whom you are choosing to affiliate.
  6. If you are not officially accepted into the program, you will not be allowed to take upper level HIMT courses.

Health Promotion and Wellness

Contact: Corey Huck, Professor, HPW Program Director
Room 242A, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-3766
Email: health@uwsp.edu

Definition: The Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) major  will train you to facilitate behavior change, promote healthy lifestyles, and deliver quality programming.

Accreditation: The UW-Stevens Point Health Promotion and Wellness program is accredited by the National Wellness Institute (NWI).

Premajor: When you declare the HPW major you become a premajor. The staff of the School of Health Sciences and Wellness Advising Center will be your adviser.

Major: Acceptance to the HPW major is a competitive process which involves an application and requires a 2.50 overall GPA (for transfer students, the cumulative GPA earned at your previous institution will be used). Application materials, procedures, and dates are available in the advising center.

  • Full acceptance: Completion of all Foundational Level GEP courses, all courses required as “Premajor requirements” in the major, and selection by the HPW application review committee.
  • Conditional acceptance: You may be conditionally accepted without completion of the second group of required Premajor courses mentioned above. Full acceptance will be granted upon successful completion (“C” or better) of those courses.
  • 300 and 400-Level HPW Courses: If you are not “fully” accepted into the major, you will not be allowed to take 300 and 400-level HPW courses.
  • Admittance appeal: If you are not admitted into the HPW program, you may reapply in subsequent semesters. You may appeal a denial. Contact the advising center for appeal procedures. The appeals committee reviews and acts on your appeal letter.

Graduation standards: To graduate with the HPW major you must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA.

Emphasis in Health and Wellness Coaching in Health Promotion/Wellness Major

The Health and Wellness Coaching Emphasis is recognition of the special set of competencies needed to help clients make and maintain healthy changes. You will have acquired a body of knowledge in exercise and nutrition, theory of change, and demonstrated specific skills in health and wellness behavior change coaching.

This emphasis is valued by employers in the fields of Health Promotion and in Medicine, in the specialty of health risk reduction. For more information on the specific requirements, make an appointment with the advising office.

Health Science

Contact: Jodi Olmsted, Professor, Program Director
Office: Room 144D, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-3766
Email: health@uwsp.edu

Definition: The Health Science major will prepare you with an interdisciplinary and liberal arts foundation for a variety of professional careers within the health care system. Core courses emphasize the human, behavioral, and physical sciences, and foster an appreciation of the complexities of the health care system. You select one of four options of study: pre-athletic training, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, or health care administration. You are encouraged to talk to your adviser about graduate and professional school opportunities.

Academic Standards for Health Science Major

For continued registration as a Health Science Education Certificate  you must have a grade point average of 2.75 overall and in the sciences, including biology, chemistry, mathematics, and health science. You are screened for acceptability to apply for internship positions.

Grades in required courses taken prior to declaring academic bankruptcy or in repeating courses will be used in calculating your grade point average. No more than two courses with grades of less than C- will be accepted in the major. If you do not meet these standards, you may petition the director for consideration. The minimum GPA for graduation is 2.50.

Health Science Education Certificate

Contact: Susan Turgeson, Associate Professor
Room 302, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-2263
Email: sturgeso@uwsp.edu

Description: The Health Science Education Certificate  is awarded upon successful completion of a series of courses that center on competence and proficiency in teaching health science courses at the middle or high school level. The certificate demonstrates expertise in health science topics and curricular foundations and prepares individuals to educate middle and high school students in the health science career cluster and related pathways.

Nursing

Contact: Lorraine Zoromski, Nursing Program Director
Office: Room D141 Science Building
Phone: 715-346- 2803
Email: lzoromski@uwsp.edu

Accreditation: UW-Stevens Point RN to BSN Nursing  completion program is accredited through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (CCNE).

Definition: Nursing (BSN) is a degree completion program that enables licensed registered nurses (RNs) holding either a Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Coursework will prepare registered nurses for leadership roles and broaden theoretical understanding and clinical skills for caring for patients in various acute, community, and ambulatory health settings. Students will increase skills in technology and communication while gaining a greater appreciation for the interdisciplinary aspect of nursing practice. UWSP offers courses in the Nursing Program in face-to-face, hybrid, and/or internet format. Online courses may be taught by UWSP faculty or by faculty from the six partner campuses: UW-Stevens Point, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Madison, and UW-Milwaukee through the BSN@Home program: www.bsnathome.com. Students holding an Associate Degree in Nursing may be eligible for up to 60 transferable credits (30 general education and 30 nursing) based on articulation agreements. Students identifying UW-Stevens Point as their home campus when enrolling in BSN@Home courses receive student services from the University.

Program application requirements

Formal application to the BSN Completion Program must be completed during the semester prior to enrolling in nursing courses.

  • Associate or Diploma Degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited program
  • Current Wisconsin nursing license
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 (0-4.0)

Academic Standards for Nursing

For acceptance and continued registration In the Nursing major, you must earn a grade point average of 2.5 or better overall. No grade below a C in any nursing course will be accepted for graduation. No more than two courses with grades of less than C- will be accepted in the major and/or may be repeated for credit.

Pre-Nursing

Contact: SHSW Academic and Career Adviser
Office: Room D127 Science Building
Phone: 715-346-3766
Email: health@uwsp.edu
 

You may complete a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree by initially completing pre-nursing courses through UWSP and applying to nursing programs in the area that have cooperative agreements with UWSP. These programs include:

  • UW-Eau Claire through courses offered on site at Marshfield Clinic Health System, Marshfield, WI.
  • Mid-State Technical College, Nicolet College, or Northcentral Technical College. All have collaborative partnership agreements with UWSP that allows pre-nursing students a smooth transition to their nursing programs via our 1+2+1 Nursing Partnership program.
  • If you complete an Associate Degree in nursing in any of the Technical College programs, you are eligible to complete your Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing at UWSP.

Sustainable Food and Nutrition

Contact: Becky Konietzki, Academic and Career Adviser
Office: Room 216, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-3233
Email: BKonietz@uwsp.edu

Definition: The B.A. in Sustainable Food and Nutrition (SFN)  prepares graduates to support sustainable food systems that address nutritional needs and preventable diet-related health conditions, working primarily within communities to ensure meaningful connections among regional food economies, natural resources stewardship, and health and wellness. The goal of the program is to provide you with a structured set of educational experiences that will develop student competencies in terms of critical thinking, problem-solving, systems analysis, inter-cultural knowledge, tolerance and respect, and community development. The SFN major directly attends to three focus areas by partnering with community and private entities to foster a resilient regional food system that will promote healthy nutrition and a diversified economy and also build upon the sustainable leveraging of natural resources to further the agricultural legacy of the Central Wisconsin region. The program emphasizes principles and practices in sustainability through required coursework in natural resources, local food systems, and community nutrition. Practicum experiences in community organizations will build critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.

To graduate from UWSP with the SFN degree, students must earn a minimum of 120 credits, satisfy all major requirements and complete the General Education Program (GEP) requirements.

Academic Standards for the Sustainable Food and Nutrition Major

  1. You must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA through graduation. Transfer students must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA to enter.
  2. The following course satisfies Experiential Learning: FN 456.

Sustainable Food and Nutrition, B.A. + M.S. (3 + 2 Track) 

There is an option for early application into either the Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems, M.S. (SRFS) or Community & Organizational Leadership, M.S. (COL).

If you are completing semester 4 of your undergraduate program in SFN, you can apply by April 1 of that year into the B.A. and M.S. 3+2 track. You should discuss your suitability for the accelerated track with your academic adviser prior to submitting an application. Successful students accepted into the 3+2 track will not be able to officially apply for admission into one of the graduate programs until completion of their B.A., by the July 1 deadline for fall admission.

B.A. + M.S. (3+2 Track) Eligibility:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Application (Application for accelerated BS-BA-MS FN programs) must include proposal for intended summer experience
  • Statement of purpose that describes academic experience, interests for graduate study, and future plans following graduate school
  • If you are not accepted, you can continue with the 4-year SFN plan

Programs

    Bachelor DegreesPre-ProfessionalMinorsUndergraduate CertificatesAssociate Degrees

    Courses

      Athletic TrainingClinical Laboratory ScienceCommunication Sciences and Disorders

      NOTE: All 700-900 courses require graduate status and consent of the instructor as prerequisites.

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