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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE EXERCISE SCIENCE MAJOR
IN THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


Dean Manuel Justiz of the College of Education has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the science requirement for the exercise science major in the College of Education chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on March 24, 2008. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on April 3, 2008, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on April 10, 2008.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 3, 2008. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE EXERCISE SCIENCE MAJOR
IN THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH - Exercise Science Major 1
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:

B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Major Requirements: Exercise Science
For the exercise science option, students must complete:
1. The basic education requirements given above for the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health[.], with the following modifications:
a. [Three semester hours of mathematics. Exercise science and applied movement science majors must complete either Mathematics 305G or coursework in calculus.] Mathematics 408C or 408K.
b. Biology [301L or] 311C.
c. [Six semester hours in chemistry.] Chemistry 301 and 302.
d. [Six additional semester hours chosen from astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer applications, computer sciences, geological sciences, mathematics, physical science, physics, experimental psychology, physical anthropology, physical geography, and history of science and philosophy of science.] Physics 302K and 302L.


Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.
Page 113.

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
This major is primarily for students who want to pursue graduate or professional study in physical therapy, medicine, occupational therapy, and other allied health professions. These programs require science major course work in these areas. In addition, taking the science major courses will give students a better foundation for courses in biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, etc. Those students pursuing professional study have been taking the courses listed above for some time now.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
Yes.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. Yes, the College of Natural Sciences does not feel the changes will significantly impact their course offerings.
Person Communicated With: David Laude, associate dean for undergraduate education
Date of communication: March 31, 2008

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain. No.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain. No.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department: yes Date: March 19, 2008
College: yes Date: March 24, 2008
Dean: yes Date: March 24, 2008




1Reflects changes in D 5603-5605 that have already been approved by UT Austin and are pending the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.