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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

School of Health Sciences – Online Programs

Department of Health Professions

PURPOSE 
Faculty in the Department of Health Professions encourages student growth in health profession disciplines from the Christian worldview in preparation for employment/graduate education as they pursue God’s purpose for their lives.


Medical Office Assistant Major (A.A.S.)

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Medical Office Assistant major is to provide formal training for healthcare professionals who hold the Christian worldview to ensure the functions of a physicians’ office operate smoothly on a daily basis.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Analyze the roles, responsibilities, and medical terminology within the various health professions.
  2. Apply knowledge of insurance, billing, coding, and bookkeeping practices to the medical field.
  3. Evaluate medical office infection control, legal, and ethical issues.

Program of Study

Medical Office Assistant Major (A.A.S.) (Online)
General Education Requirements (39 hrs)
Courses in the Major (22 hrs)
HLTH 105 Introduction to the Health Professions 3
NURS 105 Medical Terminology 3
AMOA 203 Medical Office Systems and Procedures 3
AMOA 204 Medical Office Insurance 3
AMOA 206 Medical Office Billing and Bookkeeping 3
AMOA 207 Medical Office Coding 3
AMOA 254 Medical Office Infection Control 3
AMOA 256 Medical Office Ethics and Law 3
TOTAL HOURS: 61 hours minimum required.

Department of Nursing

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Liberty University Department of Nursing is to prepare baccalaureate level nurses who are committed to Christian ethical standards and view nursing as a ministry of caring based on the Benner theoretical framework. The nursing curriculum is built upon a foundation from the arts, sciences, and the Bible, and focuses on the use of the nursing process to guide the acquisition of nursing knowledge, build strong clinical skills, and develop the foundation necessary for a sound work ethic.

ACCREDITATION AND LICENSURE
The Department of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.


Nursing Major – R.N. to B.S.N.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. View nursing as a ministry of demonstrating Christ’s love to hurting people of all religions, creeds, and cultures;
  2. Provide and coordinate nursing care for individuals, families and groups within the community;
  3. Utilize critical thinking/problem solving skills in determining nursing interventions and applying therapeutic skills;
  4. Demonstrate leadership skills in collaboration with clients, other professionals and groups within the community for the purpose of promoting, maintaining, and restoring health;
  5. Apply a personal and professional Christian value system, based on biblical principles, to ethical issues related to the practice of professional nursing; and
  6. Value the need for ongoing personal and professional development through both formal and informal learning experiences.
  7. Foster professional level competencies in writing, oral communication, and computer literacy.

Program of Study

Nursing Major – RN to B.S.N. (Online)
General Education Requirements (43 hrs)
Courses in the Major (61 hrs)
NURS 105 Medical Terminology 1**
NURS 210 Health Assessment 1 3~~
NURS 215 Pathophysiology (D) 3~~
NURS 220 Advanced Nursing Communication (D) 3
NURS 221 Fundamentals in Nursing 4**
NURS 225 Research in Nursing 3
NURS 301 Strategies for Adult Health Care I 5**
NURS 302 Strategies for Adult Health Care II 5**
NURS 305 Pharmacology 2**
NURS 306 Pharmacology II 2**
NURS 325 Nursing Concepts 1
NURS 352 Caring for the Childbearing Family I 4**
NURS 353 Caring for the Childbearing Family II 4**
NURS 440 Strategies for Community Health Care 5^
NURS 445 Population Health 3
NURS 460 Advanced Strategies for Adult Health Care 4**
NURS 490 Leadership/Management in Nursing 3^
NURS 491 Nursing Management (D) 3^
NURS 492 Advanced Concepts of Nursing Practice (D) 3^^
Support Courses (12 hrs)
BIOL 204 Microbiology for Nursing Professionals 4*~
BIOL 215 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3*
BIOL 216 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1*
Choose one of the following courses: 4*
CHEM 105 Elements of General Chemistry
CHEM 107 Essentials of General and Organic Chemistry
CHEM 108 Chemistry for Nursing Professionals ~
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II
Free Electives (4 hrs)
Notes: Grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses in the major
*Prerequisite
**These courses will be satisfied automatically for RNs
^It is highly recommended that NURS 440, 490, and 491 be taken after NURS 225
^^All Nursing courses must be completed before taking the capstone course, NURS 492
~BIOL 204 and CHEM 108 are the only BIOL and CHEM courses offered online
~~Completion of all Science classes is strongly recommended prior to taking NURS 210 & 215
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

NURS 210 is now a required intensive held on the Liberty University Campus for Residential and Online students


Department of Psychology  

PURPOSE
The Psychology Department provides both baccalaureate and associate degrees. These programs seek both to transmit and expand knowledge, as well as to provide opportunities for research and service. The Department consists of a community of persons who are voluntarily linked in the pursuit of knowledge, providing a reasoned presentation of the academic disciplines in relation to the Christian faith. The Department’s purpose is to communicate Christian values, academic content and requisite skills—all of which prepare persons for a life-long process of learning and serving. 

The purpose is carried out for resident students, all of whom have indicated their agreement with Liberty’s purpose, through a rigorous academic program and a structured socio-religious environment. It is carried out for online students, who may or may not espouse Liberty’s purpose, in a comparable academic program but without the socio-religious structure of the resident community.


Psychology Major (B.S.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in the major concepts in psychology.
  2. Interpret research data accurately.
  3. Use critical thinking to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  4. Evaluate psychological concepts/theories as they relate to biblical thought.
  5. Communicate effectively in written, oral, and technological formats.
  6. Recognize and respect the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity.

Programs of Study

Psychology Major (B.S.) (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood 3
PSYC 231 Psychology of Adolescence 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 365 Psychological Foundations of Learning 3
PSYC 371 Theories in Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 380 Physiological Psychology 3
PSYC 421 Psychological Measurement 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 499 Internship 3
Free Electives (39 hrs) [3 hrs or more may be needed to fulfill upper level requirement]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Psychology Major (B.S) Addictions and Recovery Cognate (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (24 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 371 Theories in Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 499 Internship 3
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
PSYC 305 Overview of Theory and Treatment of Substance Abuse 3
PSYC 306 Advanced Theory and Treatment of Substance Abuse 3
PSYC 307 Treatment and Recovery (Online) 3
PSYC 308 Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addiction (D) 3
PSYC 309 Healthy Sexuality (D) 3
Free Electives (39 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Psychology Major (B.S.) Christian Counseling Cognate (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (24 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 371 Theories in Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 499 Internship 3
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
CCOU 201 Introduction to Christian Counseling (D) 3
CCOU 202 Issues of Christian Counseling (D) 3
Choose three of the following courses: 9
CCOU 301 Christian Counseling for Marriage and Family (D)
CCOU 302 Christian Counseling for Children (D)
CCOU 304 Christian Counseling for Women (D)
CCOU 305 Issues in Human Sexuality (D)
Elective Courses (39 hrs) [3 hrs or more may be needed to fulfill upper level requirement]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Psychology Major (B.S.) Crisis Counseling Cognate (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (24 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 371 Theories in Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 499 Internship 3
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
CRIS 302 Foundational Principles of Crisis Response (D) 3
CRIS 303 Acute Stress, Grief and Trauma (D) 3
CRIS 304 PTSD and Combat-Related Trauma (D) 3
CRIS 305 Trauma Assessment & Interventions 3
CRIS 306 Complex Trauma and Disasters: Offering Emotional and Spiritual Care 3
Free Electives (39 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Psychology Major (B.S.) Life Coaching Cognate (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (24 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 371 Theories in Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 499 Internship 3
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
LIFC 201 Introduction to Life Coaching (D) 3
LIFC 202 Advanced Skills in Life Coaching (D) 3
Choose three of the following courses: 9
LIFC 301 Health and Wellness Coaching (D)
LIFC 302 Marriage Coaching (D)
LIFC 303 Financial Life Coaching (D)
LIFC 304 Leadership Professional Life Coaching (D)
Free Electives (39 hrs) [3 hrs or more may be needed to fulfill upper level requirement]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Psychology Major (B.S.) Military Resilience Cognate (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Core Courses (24 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research (D) 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 371 Theories in Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 499 Internship 3
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
MILT 275 The Resilient Warrior 3
MILT 325 Resilient Marriage and Family 3
MILT 375 Military Career and Community Transition 3
MILT 475 Military Mental Health and Behavioral Health 3
CRIS 302 Foundational Principles of Crisis Response (D) 3
Free Electives (39 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Psychology Major (A.A.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Understand the basic concepts of psychology.
  2. Analyze behavior within the context of major psychological theories.
  3. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.

Program of Study

Psychology Major (A.A.) (Online)
General Education Requirements (39 hrs)
Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC ___ Electives 9
Choose one of the following courses: 3
PSYC 231 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 235 Psychology of Adulthood
TOTAL HOURS: 60 hours minimum required.

DEGREE COMPLETION PLANS
Degree Completion Plans (DCP) for Liberty University Online programs are available online at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=2981.


Liberty University en Español

The School of Health Sciences also offers the Associate of Arts in Psychology online through Liberty University en Español.  Additional information is available at http://www.luonline.com/index.cfm?PID=21499.


Christian Counseling Minor

Christian Counseling Minor (15 hrs) (Online)
CCOU 201 Introduction to Christian Counseling (D) 3
CCOU 202 Issues of Christian Counseling (D) 3
Choose three of the following courses: 9
CCOU 301 Christian Counseling for Marriage and Family (D)
CCOU 302 Christian Counseling for Children (D)
CCOU 304 Christian Counseling for Women (D)
CCOU 305 Issues in Human Sexuality (D)

Psychology Minor

Psychology Minor (15 hrs) (Online)
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC ___ Elective 3
PSYC ___ Electives (300-400 level) 6

Undergraduate Certificates

The School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate certificates in several areas of study through Liberty University Online.

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 18 total hours with a 2.00 GPA
  2. All courses must be completed through Liberty University
  3. No grade of “D” may be applied to the certificate
  4. Submission of Certificate Completion Application at beginning of final semester

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION PLANS
Certificate Completion Plans (CCP) can be accessed online at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=27907.


Certificate in Health Sciences

Certificate in Health Sciences (18 hrs)
HLTH 105 Introduction to the Health Professions 3
HLTH 216 Personal Health 3
HLTH 252 Drugs in Society 3
HLTH 330 Human Nutrition 3
HLTH 350 Introduction to Public and Community Health 3
HLTH 420 Principles of Behavior Change and Health Counseling 3

Certificate in Healthcare Management

Certificate in Healthcare Management (18 hrs)
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 340 Organizational Behavior I 3
HLTH 252 Drugs in Society 3
HLTH 349 Public and Community Health for Business (D) 3
HLTH 419 Wellness and Behavior Change Theories for Business 3
HLTH 491 Grantsmanship 3

Certificate in Military Resilience

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME

  • The student will be able to synthesize resiliency theory and intervention techniques within the military population.
     
Military Resilience Certificate (18 hrs)
MILT 275 The Resilient Warrior 3
MILT 325 Resilient Marriage and Family 3
MILT 375 Military Career and Community Transition 3
MILT 475 Military Mental Health and Behavioral Health 3
CRIS 302 Foundational Principles of Crisis Response (D) 3
CRIS 304 PTSD and Combat-Related Trauma (D) 3


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