The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is to educate individuals in the knowledge and skills necessary to be competent and ethical speech, language and hearing professionals, and to increase awareness of and advocate for people with communication differences and disorders. The program includes clinical opportunities for student clinicians under the direct supervision of nationally certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
The Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy houses undergraduate programs in Community Psychology and Chemical Dependency as well as graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis, College Counseling and Student Development, Community Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, and an Addictions: Specialist Certificate.
The Gerontology Program is an interdisciplinary course of study providing students with an integrated perspective on aging and older adults. An undergraduate minor, a Master of Science degree, and a graduate certificate are offered. The program combines classroom instruction, service-learning, internships and other experiential activities in order to integrate current theory and practice in the field of aging.
The Department of Kinesiology offers programs for students interested in either teaching or non-teaching careers in health, physical education, recreation or sport science related professions. Undergraduate degrees are available within the areas of Community Health, Health/Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation and Sports Management. The department also has four undergraduate minors; Athletic Coaching, Recreation and Sports Management, Exercise Science, and Community Health. The department offers a graduate program in Sports Management and Clinical Exercise Physiology, plus the possibility of developing a special studies program.
Nuclear Medicine Technology is the medical· specialty that utilizes unsealed radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear medicine technology requires a prescribed three-year curriculum at St. Cloud State followed by clinical coursework at an affiliated school of nuclear medicine technology.
The mission of the Department of Nursing is to educate caring nurse professionals committed to excellence, who will serve the health needs of diverse communities throughout Minnesota and the region. The Department of Nursing offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, also termed a "generic" or "traditional" program. The major is a 68-credit major program preparing caring professional clinicians for practice in contemporary health care settings. The final semester of the nursing curriculum includes a one month capstone experience, where students are immersed in active, integrated, applied and reflective learning.
The mission of the department is to use an anti-oppression lens, with a focus on race, class and gender, to inform both its educational environment and educational programs. Faculty, staff and students commit to an experiential and transformative educational process that will challenge them to think critically and analyze systemic inequalities in the United States and the world. This process will prepare professional social workers to work as change agents in a diverse world.