Appendix F: Distance Education Program Being Planned

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SUBMIT DATE:01/28/2014 
Constituent Institution:UNC at Pembroke 
CIP Discipline Specialty Title:Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 
CIP Discipline Specialty Number:31.0501 
Exact Title of the Proposed Program:Exercise and Sport Science  
Exact Degree Abbreviation:BS 
Date of Initiation:06/1/2014 
Will this sequence of courses be completely individual access (e.g., Internet, videocassette)? YES 
If "yes," what will be the mode of delivery?Internet (Blackboard) 
If "no," list proposed sites.


If short-based, length of time to complete the prog (e.g., 1 year, 18 mos.):N/A 

SACS/COC substantive change questions (1=Procedure One; 2=Procedure Two)

Site-based (where the instructor is present):

Is the institution initiating instruction where the student may earn more than 25% and less than 50% of credits toward a degree at a site 30 miles or more from the campus? (2) NO 
Is the institution initiating an (additional) off-campus site at which students may earn at least 50% of an educational program? (1) NO 
Is the institution adding significantly different degree programs at a currently approved site? (2) NO 
Distance learning (where instructor and student are geographically separated):
Is the institution offering its first credit courses via technology-based instruction by which students can obtain at least 25% of credits toward a degree program? (2) NO 
Is the institution expanding a previously reported program from less than 50% of credits to 50% or more of a degree program? (2) NO 
Is the institution adding a significantly different program from previously reported programs offered via technology-based instruction? (2) NO 
Does this action constitute a substantive change? If so, by what date should SACS be notified?  
1. Briefly describe the proposed program and intended audience.


The Health Promotion Track under Exercise and Sport Science is a well-developed and popular option at UNCP. The intent with taking the program online is to increase the recruitment of students to those serving in the military as well as those students, throughout the United States, are interested in health education, health marketing, public health, and health administration careers, yet do not have the desire or opportunity to attend a college or university as a resident or commuter student.

2. Describe the proposed instructional delivery systems (e.g., on-site instruction by faculty, interactive video, Internet, etc.).

 Completely online (internet), using Blackboard as a Course Management System (CMS).


3. Describe need for the program (referencing results of surveys or special studies).


The health care industry is growing, and the focus has shifted to wellness and disease prevention, which is the focus of health promotion and health education. The UNCP on-campus degree has grown 300% in the last five years, indicating a need for the program. As well, the HLTP minors have increased more than 500% in the same time.

4. Projected total annual enrollment:
Year 1:30 
Year 2:50 
Year 3:60 
Year 4:60 
Year 5:75 
his intent to plan a new distance education degree program (or program site) has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate campus committees and authorities.
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Contact Name:Charles Tita 
Contact Title:Director of Distance Education