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University Catalog 20▯14 - 2015 30245 Tomas, STE A Rancho Santa Margarita, CA92688 www.wexford.edu | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) 30245 Tomas, Suite A Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 Phone: (866) 583-7277 http://www.wexford.edu Dear Wexford University Student, Welcome to Wexford University! Our esteemed online degree programs prepare graduates for highly success▯ful careers in the health, fitness, nutrition and sport psychology fields. Wexford University empowers students to achieve their professional goals, improve productivity in their organization, and provide leader- ship and service to their communities. We pride ourselves on the practical, integrative and scholarly understanding of fitness, nutrition and sport psychology. We leverage our unique approach to distance learning with innovative curricula and leading edge delivery designed to meet the educational needs of the students. The student experience is of the utmost importance by enabling them to be the leaders of tomorrow’s fitness, nutrition and sport psychology industries. In today’s rapidly evolving and technologically advanced world; our highly regarded faculty combines disciplinary expertise and instructional online mastery in serving the committed student. From the moment your registration begins, until the day on which you proudly earn your degree; your Wexford University colleagues will support, guide and foster your progress. When you enroll in any of our degree programs at Wexford University, you set yourself apart from all the others. Wexford University – “Turning your passion into your profession” Jack H. Bauerle, MS,ATC, CSCS Chancellor The information in this catalog is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between Wexford University and any person or entity. Wexford University reserves the right to change any of the regulations, subjects or curricula, or portions thereof, contained in this catalog without prior notice. Effective January 1st, 2013 through December 31st, 2013 unless superseded by a revision. 30245 Tomas, SuiteA | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 www.wexford.edu 3 Wexford University University Catalog Academic Year 2014-2015 Table of Contents Welcome from the Chancellor .................................................................................. Inside Cover History & Mission Statement ................................................................................... Page 5 Student Rights & Responsibilities ............................................................................ Page 6 Tuition, Fees and payment options ........................................................................... Page 7 University Rules & Regulations ............................................................................... Page 12 Academic Information .............................................................................................. Page 19 A.A. in Personal Fitness Training ................................................................. Page 22 B.S. in Health and Fitness .............................................................................Page 26 M.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology .................................................. Page 29 M.A.inApplied Sport and Fitness Psychology ............................................ Page 32 EdD in Sport Psychology ............................................................................. Page 35 Course Descriptions ................................................................................................. Page 37 Campus Information ................................................................................................. Page 49 Administration .......................................................................................................... Page 50 Faculty ...................................................................................................................... Page 50 Continuing Education Courses ................................................................................. Page 53 Wexford Certified Persoal Trainer ........................................................................... Page 56 30245 Tomas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 4 www.wexford.edu Wexford University.... Wexford University is located in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA. It has been established in California since 1999 (originally named Opti▯mal Performance Insti- tute). In November of 2011, Dr. John Spencer Ellis acquired what would become Wexford University. As a leader in the online education field, it was Dr. John Spencer Ellis who envisioned setting a new standard for health and fitness education. Upon acquiring the University, Dr. Ellis set out to update the existing curriculum, enhance the student experience with new ▯technology and secure faculty who would share his vision. Wexford University is affiliated with NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association), an accredited fitness, nutrition and sports performance association providing professional certifi- cations and career development services, and the Spencer Institute which provides coaching and wellness credentials. Both were established in 1992. All degree programs are delivered online through the university’s LMS (learning management system) with supplemental textbooks for some courses. After accepted into your program, you start immediately with the next term. Mission Statement Wexford University provides students with leading edge practical knowledge and skills that se▯t them apart from others. Our degree programs prepare graduates for highly successful careers in the health, fitness, nutrition and sport psychology fields. Wexford University empowers students to achieve their professional goals, improve productivity in their organization, and provide lead- ership and service to their communities. 30245 Tomas, SuiteA | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 www.wexford.edu 5 Student’s Rights & Responsibilities Wexford University is founded on the principles of a pro- Electronic Communication (LMS) fessional fitness environment and all Wexford University Wexford University uses a Learning Management Ser- Officials are subject to the same standards as it students. vice called Moodle to communicate with its students. We encourage our students to develop their student profiles Grievance Procedure and become familiar with the peers. If a student feels that he or she has been treated unfairly Communication Policy or unjustly by an Employee, Instructor, Mentor or Tu- tor with regard to an academic process such as grading, It is required that all Wexford University Students con-esting, or assignments, the student must submit a writ- duct themselves in a professional matter when engaging ten statement to the Chancellor. The Chancellor is the in any communication with a Wexford Official. This final authority on all academic matters. If a student has a grievance on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, includes but is not limited to emails, voicemails, phonage, marital status, national origin, physical disability, conversation and fax messages. veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any other basis All students are required to format their emails in a pro-hibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws or fessional matter, which includes professional salutationsy other matter, the student should contact the Dean of and valedictions. Unacceptable forms of salutations in-Academics. If the complaint cannot be resolved after ex- clude “hey”, “hi”, and not including a salutation altogeth-ting Wexford University’s grievance procedure, the er. student may file a complaint with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education: 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite S202 Failure to follow the Wexford Communication Policy Sacramento, CA95834 may lead to your message being denied, and continued disregard may lead to academic disciplinary actions. 6 30245 Tomas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 www.wexford.edu Satisfactory Academic Progress Wexford University encourages persistent efforts on the part of all students. To maintain an active standing, students must: (1) Maintain a GPA of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale for undergraduate work completed at Wexford University and a GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for graduate work completed. (2) Complete at least one course within a 20 week period. (minimum 5 weeks) Student Records and Transcripts Each student’s record will be made available, upon written request of the student, to employers and other duly autho- rized persons. Only official transcripts bearing the school seal will be issued. A $25 transcript fee must accompany each request. A separate fee is required for each transcript recipient. Wexford University will not honor transcript requests of any student having a past financial obligation to the college. Transcripts from other institutions found in admission files cannot be reproduced for student use. These transcripts must be obtained directly from the other institutions. Tuition Financial Information for Earning Your Degree at Wexford University Unit Pricing (USD) The program costs reflect tuition only. Additional costs including an application fee, textbooks, general fees, as needed, etc., are not included. Degree Total # of Maximum Cost Per Cost Program Program Quarter Applicable Credit Per Cost Cost With Units Transfer Course Without Maximum Needed Credits Transfer Transfer Credits* Credits* Undergraduate:AA Fitness Training 96 72 $55 $220 $5,280 $1,320 Undergraduate: BS Health & Fitness 96 72 $75 $300 $7,200 $1,800 (withAAalready completed) Graduate: MS Nutrition & Exercise 58 10 $99 $396 $5,742 $4,752 Physiology Graduate: MA Applied Sport & 54 10 $99 $396 $5,346 $4,356 Fitness Psychology Graduate: EdD Applied Sport 90 45 $99 $396 $8,910 $4,455 Psychology 30245 Tomas, SuiteA | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 7 www.wexford.edu Tuition Payment Options Private Bank Loans or Credit Union Loans Your personal bank may provide low interest financing Choose the tuition plan that fits your budget. for your degree program. Pay in Full– Pay the entire tuition all at once. Pay online using a credit card or debit card and begin immedi-te State Disability Re-education Programs ly. If you choose this plan and pay in full the entire Check with your State Disability office. tuition, you may also qualify for an additional 5% off the total tuition, if you meet any of the following: Federal Financial Aid • Active/non-active Military status • NESTAor Spencer Institute student/graduate • IDEAmember Wexford University does not participate in federal stu - dent loan programs. Validation is required and upon approval, discount will Accepted Payment Methods be applied in the student’s account. Pay Per Course – Pay as you go, one course at a time. VISA, MasterCard,American Express and PayPal. Pay online using a credit card or debit card and begin If the student prefers to pay by check, money order or immediately. Not eligible for discounts. wire transfer, arrangements must be approved prior to en- rollment. Payment plan options are not eligible using this 4-Month Automatic Deduction Payment Plan – This form of payment; only payment in full will be accepted. payment plan is a monthly plan open to all student’s, who would like to make 4-monthly payments via au- Please contact Wexford’s Student Billing Department for tomatic deduction from a credit card, debit card or assistance on check, money order or wire transfer, ar- rangements. PayPal. Credit card automatic deductions are required for this payment plan. There is no enrollment fee as- sociated with this plan. Pay online using credit card Financial Probation and Suspension or debit card and begin immediately. Not eligible for discounts. It is Wexford University’s policy that students’ financial accounts must be current. If difficulties arise, appropriate arrangements must be made with the University Regis- Wexford Monthly Payment Plans – No credit check, trar. Students who fail to complete satisfactory arrange- or approval process. Requires contractual agreement and one-time fee of $50. Interest free plan is open ments or who default on their financial arrangement are to all students, who would like to pay for their en- subject to financial suspension. No transcripts or other tire tuition in equal monthly payments, using auto- documents, including study materials or grade reports, matic credit card or debit card monthly deductions. will be issued to students on financial suspension. 12-month, 24-month and 36-month payment plans are available. Total tuition must be paid prior to graNote to all Students. The University reserves the right uation. Not eligible for discounts. to take action against students who do not make pay- ments on their student account according to the terms of the Payment Agreement; up to and including withdrawal Employer Tuition Assistance from the University. Many employers provide tuition support for employees, General Service Fees for any Degree and sometimes their family members. Although these Program at Wexford programs vary from employer to employer, most include partial or full reimbursement for tuition and/or fees. Most programs require the student to submit verification of en-Fees must be paid in USD currency, by check, money rollment or an official grade report to the employer beforerder, or credit card.All fees are non-refundable. payment is made. Students are encouraged to check with Extension of Time fee (three more months or 1 Term) - their human resources department regarding tuition sup - $1,000 port programs which may available at their company. Reactivation fee (students who have not submitted work 8 30245 Tomas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 www.wexford.edu in 4 months) - $50 refunds will be made within 30 days of the school’s re- Returned Check fee/late credit card payment (1 day pceipt of a student’s request. Notices of withdrawal should due is late) - $25 be sent by regular or registered mail to the school’s mail- Transcript fee - $25 ing address: 30245 Tomas, Suite A, Rancho Santa Mar- Graduation fee - $200 garita, CA 92688. Students may fax or email forms to Replacement diplomas - $75 firstname.lastname@example.org. Application fee - $50 Drop/Add Course fee - $10 Materials purchased are not refundable by the college. Withdrawal fee - $10 NOTE: Wexford University’s Registrars Office is open Textbooks The average cost of textbooks per course is $50. Not all– 5pm PST, USA, Monday through Friday. All courses require a textbook. Students may purchase text-pleted forms time-stamped within this schedule will fall in line with the Refund Policy listed above. If time- books from our recommended distributors or in some stamped after normalWexford office hours, the form sub- cases, directly from the college. For a complete lismitted will count and be dated on the next day. textbooks contact Wexford University at 1-844-939-3672 (1-844-WEX-FORD) or 949-484-8454. Refund Policy & Finance Information General Cancellation/Refund Policy: If You Withdraw Amount You Own Within 8 business 100% Refund days of the day After 8 business you enroll/sign days: this Agreement 1st week 80% of the paid tuition 2nd week 60% of the paid tuition 3rd week 40% of the paid tuition 4th week 20% of the paid tuition 5th week 0% of the paid tuition Refunds are calculated from the date the cancellation is accepted/processed. Refer to the Student Handbook for details and forms.Any amount owed to Wexford Univer- sity is payable within 30 days. After 6th week from date of enrollment, no refunds are owed. Withdrawal Withdrawal from a course or degree program needs to be completed on a Wexford Withdrawal Form. Payment of 30245 Tomas, SuiteA | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 9 www.wexford.edu Monthly Payment Plans Requires contractual agreement and one-time fee of $75. No credit check, or approval process. Interest free plan is open to all students, who would like to pay for their entire tuition in equal monthly payments, using automatic credit card or debit card monthly deductions. 12-month, 24-month and 36-month payment plans are available. The first payment must be received prior to enrolling. Total tuition must be paid prior to graduation. Not eligible for discounts. To calculate the monthly obligation, divide the total tuition amount by the number of months the student has to pay and the result is a total monthly payment. For example (monthly payments are rounded up): Tution Balance 12 Month Term of 24 Month Term of 36 Month Term of 0% Interest 0% Interest 0% Interest (Monthly Payment) (Monthly Payment) (Monthly Payment) $5,280 $440 $220 *N/A $5,400 $450 $225 *N/A $5,742 $479 $240 *N/A $5,346 $456 $223 *N/A $8,910 $743 $373 $248 *NotApplicable (N/A) – degrees are not eligible for the 36-Month payment plan option. Please contact Wexford’s Student Billing Department for assistance on any of the above tuition payment options. 30245 Tomas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 10 www.wexford.edu 5% Tuition Discount for U.S. Military When you combine your 5% military discount, Wex- ford’s low tuition rates, and possible further tuition re- Personnel duction for your previously earned education units, your total tuition can be as much as 70% less when compared Wexford University offers our armed forces a significant to other institutions of higher learning. tuition discount. Our associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral courses are all 100% online, with highly flexi- ble scheduling. This gives you the ability to manage your If you are using your U.S. military discount of 5%; you cannot combine it with any other discounts offered by academic progress. This is a must if you are, or become Wexford University. deployed. We make it easy to transfer in credits from other approved or accredited schools, and will help you Note: You can use your G.I. Bill with NESTA (National earn the maximum number of credits for previous mili - tary training and experience. You won’t have to take any Exercise & Sports Trainers Association), which is affili- entrance exams. ated with Wexford University. The NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Exam certification Service Members and Veterans – submit copy of DD-214 is recognized by the Department of VeteransAffairs as an (must include Character of Service), Discharge Certifi- approved education program. cate, Military Orders, Retirement Certificate, or Military LES. (Only one document is required) All military personnel are eligible to receive tuition re- imbursement under Section 3676 Title 38 of the US code Please note: Due to government regulations we are un- through the G.I. Montgomery Bill for the NESTAPerson- able to accept military ID cards for verification of mili-al Fitness Trainer Certification. tary service.You may black-out any sensitive information on orders, LES, or other military documents submitted. Wexford University is not yet approved to accept mili - The National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association tary assistance. This is why we are currently offering a (NESTA) salutes the brave men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces. We thank you for your 5% tuition discount to all eligible active-duty service services and would like to offer you the ability to earn members, reservists and veterans of theAir Force,Army, your Personal Fitness Trainer certification through our Coast Guard, Marines, Navy. Your admissions adviser tuition reimbursement program. will have details on needed verification of service. 30245 Tomas, SuiteA | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 www.wexford.edu 11 University Rules & Regulations require evidence of English proficiency. Refer to interna- Admissions Requirements tional student information on this page for requirements. For Undergraduate Programs: All applicants must submit official transcripts of all pri- or academic work from high school(s), community col- • Application for admission lege(s), and universities. • Official transcripts of all prior academic work from high school(s), community college(s) and/or Univer- sities. Official Transcripts Must be Mailed • Must be at least 16 years of age to: • Interview with Wexford University Admissions Of- ficer to determine subjective fit with University ex-exford University pectations Attn: Office ofAdmissions & Recruitment 30245 Tomas, SuiteA Rancho Santa Margarita, CA92688 For Graduate Programs: Admissions will not accept faxed, scanned or emailed • Application for admission transcripts. • Official transcripts verifying Bachelor’s degree from recognized institution. • Must be at least 16 years of age You will have a phone interview with Wexford Universi- ty counselor to determine subjective fit with University • Interview with Wexford University Admissions Of- expectations. Admissions will setup appointment with ficer to determine subjective fit with University exapplicant. pectations. Once all of the above documentation requirements are met and interview has been completed, application will Admissions Procedure be reviewed and applicant will receive a letter in the mail with a decision. The entire review process may take up to Applicant must complete and submit online application 20 business days or less. form and pay the application fee of $50 (USD) using a VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, or AMERICAN EXPRESS credit card. All applicants must complete the following before being formally enrolled in the degree Applicant will receive receipt and e-mail with applicant’sogram of choice: unique application ID to be used for further correspon- dence with the office of admissions. (1)Acompleted online admissions form (see below under Enrollment) Admissions Will Require The Fol- (2)Application Fee: $50 USD which is non-refundable lowing, Prior to The Starting Review (3) Official transcript from each state-licensed or accred- Process if... ited college or university attended regardless of whether If the applicant is under the age of 18, admissions willa diploma was issued, or a high school diploma or equiv- require Parent/Guardian information. Request will be alent if there is no prior completion of college university emailed to applicant. courses. (contact Wexford University for acceptable col- leges) If the applicant is a service member or veteran, admis- To be considered official, transcripts must come directly sions will require a copy of DD-214 (must include Char- from the registrar’s office of the institution the applicant acter of Service), Discharge Certificate, Military Orderattends, or has attended, or from other appropriate official Retirement Certificate, or Military LES. (Only one doc- agencies. Transcript copies will be accepted for enroll- ument is required) ment purposes; however, all credentials must be verified If applicant is an international student, admissions willy official transcript to the college within 30 days of ac- ceptance into a degree program. 12 30245 Tomas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 www.wexford.edu An undergraduate applicant who is beyond the age of Your benefits of the new open enrollment format for de- compulsory education and who has not previously at- gree programs: tended an institution of higher learning may be cond- tionally admitted until proof of high school diploma or • Lower tuition –You save as much as 25%.As low as General Equivalency Diploma is received. In recognition $55 per credit of the importance of ethical practices in the admissions • Complete your degree program up to 25% faster process, Wexford University subscribes to the Statement • Take as long as 20 weeks to complete any course of Principles of Good Practice in College Admission and (minimum 5 weeks) Recruitment which as been approved by the American • Manage costs by completing your degree at a pace Council on Education (ACE) and the American Associ- that fits your budget and lifestyle ation of College Registrars and Admissions Counselors (AACRAO). Denial of Admission An applicant may be denied admission if Wexford Uni- Tax Deduction for Educational versity determines that the college is unable to meet the educational needs and objectives of the applicant. If an Expenses applicant is denied admission any tuition fee paid will be refunded. The registration fee will not be refunded. U.S. Treasury Regulation 1.162.5 permits an income tax deduction for educational expenses (registration fees, costs of travel, meals and lodging) undertaken to: Shipping and Handling Fees Maintain or improve skills required in one’s employmentShipping costs are the responsibility of the student and or trade or business, or will vary according to the course materials being sent (by Meet specific requirements of an employer or law im- 2nd party provider), and the student’s geographical loca- posed as a condition to retention of employment, job sttion. tus or rate of compensation. Please check with your tax preparer/advisor/CPA and/or the Internal Revenue Service. Undergraduate Tuition Schedule Tuition payment is due upon submission of the enroll- Enrollment ment agreement for entrance into an individual course or a degree program. A specific tuition plan must be de- Wexford University offers continuous open enrollment. fined prior to access to the learning management system This means you can apply and begin your degree, con- (LMS). tinuing education courses or the personal trainer certifi- cation program immediately. Financial Probation and Suspension Here are your simple steps to begin your degree program: It is Wexford University’s policy that students’ financial accounts must be current. If difficulties arise, appropriate 1. Complete online application and pay $50 application arrangements must be made with the Registrar. Students fee who fail to complete satisfactory arrangements or who default on their financial arrangement are subject to fi- 2.Admissions office will assign your STUDENT ID # nancial suspension. No transcripts or other documents, 3. Your transcripts are evaluated and your DEGREE including study materials or grade reports, will be issued ROAD MAP is sent to you to students on financial suspension. 4.You will receive your OFFICIAL ACCEPTANCE Academic Regulations LETTER – both hard copy and email Academic Honesty and Integrity 5. You are sent OFFICIAL REGISTRATION DOCU- Students are expected to conduct themselves in a mature, MENTS and ENROLLMENTAGREEMENT professional, and ethical manner. Students may be terminated or disqualified from their 6. Log-in and BEGIN YOUR DEGREE program of study for any of the following reasons: 30245 Tomas, SuiteA | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 www.wexford.edu 13 • Failure to maintain the tuition payment agreement. Transferability of Credits and • Plagiarism of others work. Degrees Earned • Failure to submit work according to the standards specified by the University. • Falsification of records, transcripts, or coursework Undergraduates pursuing a degree may receive up to documents submitted for review or credit. 45 credit hours for Associate’s (or 90 for Bachelor’s) of • Deceit, fraudulence, cheating, unethical or disrup- transfer credit for courses which satisfy the subject mat- tive behavior, forgery or vandalism. ter and curriculum requirements of students’ degree pro- grams at Wexford University. Graduate students pursuing • Failure to demonstrate reasonable and successful ac- a Master’s Degree may receive up to 6 credit hours of ademic progress. • Students completing coursework must complete a transfer credit for courses which satisfy the subject mat- minimum of one course every six months for a min- ter and curriculum requirements for students’degree pro- imum of two courses per year. grams at Wexford University. Limits onAwarding Transfer and Extra Institutional Credit Wexford University reserves the right to accept or reject any or all academic credits offered for transfer. Credit for Experiential Learning Students can be awarded credit towards their degree pro- gram from experiential learning (certifications/life expe- rience/military training) if: • The prior learning is equivalent to a college or uni- versity level of learning; Notice Concerning Transferability of • The learning experience demonstrates a balance be- Credits & Credentials Earned at Our tween theory and practice and; • The credit awarded for the prior learning experience Institution directly relates to the student’s degree program and is applied in satisfaction of some of the degree re - The transferability of credits you earn at Wexford quirements. University is at the complete discretion of an institu- tion to which you may seek to transfer.Acceptance of For Undergraduate Students the degree, diploma, or certificate you earn in Wexford University is also at the complete discretion of the instOf the first 90 quarter credits awarded a student in an un- tution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits dergraduate program, no more than 22.5 quarter credits or degree, diploma, or certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which may be awarded for prior experiential learning. you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some For Graduate Students or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at Of the first 45 quarter credits awarded a student in a this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may graduate program, no more than 9 quarter credits may be seek to transfer after attending Wexford University to awarded for prior experiential learning. determine if your credits or degree, diploma or certifi- cate will transfer. NOTE: No credit for experiential learning may be award- ed after a student has obtained 90 quarter credits in a graduate program. 14 30245 Tomas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 www.wexford.edu No Entrance Exams Required for each of the following: Enrollment • Theories in Psychology or equivalent There are no LSAT, SATand/or GMATexams required as a basis for admission. ** If you have not completed this prior to enrollment you have the opportunity to take the prerequisites at Wexford Degree Program Specific Requirements Associates ofArts in Fitness Training (AA): High School diploma or GED Bachelor Degree in Health and Fitness (BS) AAorAS to include: • Exercise Science (Health and Performance Assess- ments, Exercise Physiology) Academic Probation and Suspension ** If you have not completed this prior to enrollment you When a student’s cumulative grade point average falls have the opportunity to take the prerequisites at Wexbelow 2.00 at the undergraduate level, probation occurs. A student on academic probation has a maximum of 40 For Graduate Programs weeks to raise the cumulative average above the mini- mum standard, either by completing additional courses or repeating courses bearing inadequate grades. When Master of Science in Nutrition and Exercise an undergraduate course is repeated, the original grade Physiology (MS) BAor BS to include: is replaced by the subsequent course grade. The cost for repeating a course may vary; contact the college for a • Kinesiology determination. Academic suspension will follow only if a student is unable to return to active status within six ** If you have not completed this prior to enrollment youhs. Suspended students may apply for readmission will have the opportunity to take the prerequisites atWex-e college after a period of one year. ford Repeating Courses Master ofArts inApplied Sports and Fitness Psychology (MA) In most cases a student may not take or receive unit credit for a course for which the student has already received BAor BS to include at least one class in each a grade of C or better. This principle applied whether of the following: the course was initially taken at Wexford University, at a high school, or at another college or university. The Intro to Psychology only exceptions to this rule are: (1) when a course has ** If you have not completed this prior to enrollment you specifically designated as repeatable for credit up to a specific maximum number of units; (2) upper-division have the opportunity to take the prerequisites at Wexcourses in an undergraduate student’s major completed more than ten years prior to the student’s graduation; and Doctor ofApplied Sports Psychology (EdD) (3) courses on a graduate student’s program of study tak- en more than seven years prior to graduation. MAor MS to include at least one class in 30245 Tomas, SuiteA | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 15 www.wexford.edu Repetition of Courses for Satisfactory Grade (Repeat and Delete) Attendance Policy Undergraduate students and post baccalaureate studentsWexford University is 100% online. No travel is need- who are pursuing a second (or subsequent) baccalaure- ed. You can fit your coursework into your schedule by ate degree may repeat, for the purpose of excluding theompleting course requirements within the term.You will work closely with your Faculty Mentor to assure that all grade from grade-point determination, an undergraduate course taken at Wexford University in which a grade ofwork is completed, but you never have to attend a class- “D”, “F”, “I” or “W” was received. room on campus. Post baccalaureate students pursuing credential pro- grams, certificate programs, or master’s degrees are not eligible for the Repeat and Delete policy. Grade Point Average The academic standing of a student is expressed in terms Eligible students may repeat a course once for the purpose of deleting a grade, without prior departmental approval,a grade point average (GPA). A grade point average is if the course was taken both times at Wexford Universi-omputed by dividing the total number of grade points ty. If the second attempt of the course is successful (“C”ed at Wexford University by the total number of units or better), the deletion of the first attempt is automatical-ed at Wexford University. ly calculated at the end of the term in which the course was repeated. Although the first grade will remain on Grading System & Grading Policy the permanent record, the grade and grade points of the repeated course on the second attempt will be those used in determining the grade-point average and units earned,xford University records grades for completed courses providing the second grade was C or better. only. Incomplete coursework will not be recorded. The following system of grading is used. A= 4.0 B = 3.0 C = 2.0 D = 1.0 F = 0.0 If students wish to exclude from grade-point determina- tion a grade of “D”, “F”, “I” or “W” in a course taken at another institution, they may do so by enrolling in anding Scale equivalent course approved by Wexford University. A “Notice of Intent to Repeat a Transfer Course” form must Total Letter Grade be filed with the University Registrars Office. Points Grade Percentage Point 930-1000 A 93-100% 4.0 Academic Disqualification 900-929 A- 90-92% 3.7 Students who have been placed on academic probation 870-899 B+ 87-89% 3.3 830-869 B 83-86% 3.0 may be disqualified from further attendance if: 800-829 B- 80-82% 2.7 1. The conditions for removal of academic proba- 770-799 C+ 77-79% 2.3 tion are not met within the period specified; 730-769 C 73-76% 2.0 2. The students become subject to academic pro- bation while on academic probation; 700-729 C- 70-72% 1.7 670-699 D+ 67-69% 1.3 3. The students become subject to academic pro- bation for the same or similar reason for which they600-669 D 60-66% 1.0 have been placed on academic probation previously, 000-599 F 0-59% 0.0 although not currently in such status. For students who subsequently become eligible for Re- Plagiarism instatement, disqualification under the provisions of the preceding paragraphs constitutes a break in “continuouIf it is determined by a student’s Instructor or other staff enrollment” within a degree program; therefore, studenmember, that plagiarism has occurred, the student will disqualification may not elect regulations in effect pnot receive credit for that course. If plagiarism occurs, to disqualification. the student will be put on probationary status up to and 16 30245 Tomas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 www.wexford.edu possibily including academic probation and/or expulsion. glish as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 71 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), 6.5 on the International En- glish Language Test (IELTS) or 50 on the PTEAcademic International Learners Score Report Doctoral Degree A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of En- glish as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 80 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.5 on the International En- glish LanguageTest (IELTS), or 58 on the PTEAcademic Score Report. Aminimum grade of Level 3 on theACT COMPASS En- glish as a Second Language Placement Test. A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Profi- ciency Exam. Wexford University welcomes international students from around the world who are seeking an American ed- Atranscript indicating completion of at least 30 semester ucation which is accelerated and online. You can earn an hours of credit with an average grade of “C” or higher at Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree from an appropriately accredited*/recognized accredited col- the comfort of your own home country. lege or university where the language of instruction was English; “B” or higher for Masters, or Doctoral Degree. International students whose primary language is not En- glish must have a sufficient command and comprehen- A transcript indicating a grade of “C” or higher in an En- sion of the English language to benefit from instruction glish composition course from an appropriately accred - at this university. ited*/recognized/licensed college or university; “B” or higher for Masters, or Doctoral Degree; or Undergraduate Coursework is delivered in English through English only:Ahigh school diploma completed at an appropriate- textbooks, English spoken video lectures, and through ly accredited/recognized/licensed high school (where the consultation and critique by English speaking Faculty. medium of instruction is English). Therefore, learners must be able to communicate effec- tively in English to complete courses. Applicants whose *Accredited by an agency recognized by the United native language is not English, and who have not earned aStates Secretary of Education and/or the Council for degree from an appropriately licensed/accredited institu-Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or an accepted tion where English is the primary language of instructionforeign equivalent that is listed in the International Hand- must provide evidence of English proficiency in one of book of Universities. the following ways: Associates Degree & Bachelors Degree Graduation Requirements In order to be considered for graduation all fees and tu- A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of En- glish as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the ition must be paid in full prior to graduation. A degree Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.0 on the International En-cannot be awarded nor transcripts released until all out- glish Language Test (IELTS) or 44 on the PTEAcademic standing tuition and financial obligations have been paid Score Report. in full. Masters Degree The date of graduation is the date the University Reg- istrar determines that all graduation requirements have been satisfied. A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of En- 30245 Tomas, SuiteA | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 www.wexford.edu 17 Graduation Requirements for the Graduation Requirements for the Associates Degree Doctoral Degree The associate degree requires a total of 96 quarter crediThe Ed.D. degree requires a total of 90 graduate quarter and satisfaction of the following criteria: units and the satisfaction of the following criteria: • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher • All financial obligations to Wexford University paid • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher in full • All financial obligations to Wexford University paid in full • A completion of Wexford’s 40 quarter units of Gen- • Official transcripts on file for graduate transfer cred- eral Education its accepted by Wexford University and for the bach- • A minimum of 51 quarter units completed through elor’s degree and master’s degrees Wexford University Graduation Requirements for the Learner’s Right to Appeal Academic Probation or Dismissal Bachelor’s Degree The bachelor degree requires a total of 192 quarter unitsIf a students feels that he or she has been wrongfully put and satisfaction of the following criteria: on academic probation or academic dismissal, he or she has the right to appeal the decision. The student should follow the steps outlines in Wexford’s Grievance Proce- • A minimum of 102 quarter units completed through Wexford University dure. • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher • All financial obligations to Wexford University paid in full • A completion of Wexford’s 32 quarter units of Gen- eral Education Graduation Requirements for the Master’s Degrees The M.A. and M.S. degrees require a total of 54-quarter units completed in the field of study beyond a bachelor’s degree. The required units may include a maximum of 10 graduate quarter units accepted in transfer from an approInactive Status priately accredited postsecondary institution and satisfac- tion of the following criteria: In the event the University fails to receive any course- work from a student within an academic term, he/she will • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher be placed on inactive status. To return to active status, the • All financial obligations to Wexford University paidstudent may inform the University Registrar of the desire in full to do so, fill out the Reinstatement Form and submit a $75 • Official transcripts on file for graduate transfer cred-statement fee. If a student is returning to active sta- tus, he/she does not need to reapply to the University, if its accepted by Wexford University and for the bach- he/she is within 40 weeks. If an inactive student chooses elor’s degree not to return to active status within 40 weeks, the process for withdrawal from the University will be initiated by the college. 18 30245 Tomas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | FAX (949) 589-8216 www.wexford.edu Degree Program Entry and Time Verification Requests Limitation Current, former, or prospective students requesting a ver- ification letter of acceptance, enrollment, good standing, Wexford University uses a “continuous enrollment” ad- graduation, etc., should submit their request to the Uni- missions process. This allows students to register and begin their degree program at anytime of the year. The versity Registrar for processing. Normal processing time University defines reasonable academic progress as the is between two and four business days. successful completion of one course every 20 weeks. Though students determine their lesson completion goalsTo do so, complete, sign, and return the paperVerification and set their own study schedules, Wexford University Request form. Instructions for submitting your verifica- tion request are included on the form. expects students to actively pursue their studies and regu- larly submit coursework. *Your request will not be processed if you have a Records Hold assigned. Typically, Records Holds are assigned for • A.A. degrees have an estimated completion time of 12 - 24 months outstanding debt to the University. • B.S. degrees have an estimated completion time of 12 - 24 months Questions • M.A./M.S. degrees have an estimated completion time of 12 - 16 months Questions related to verification request, should be di- • Ed.D. degrees have an estimated completion time of rected to the University Registrar at 1-844-939-3673 24 - 36 months (1-844-WEX-FORD) or email@example.com. Our of- • The maximum time for completing an associate’s de- fice is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., gree program is 48 months PST.An inquiry to the University Registrar’s by email or • The maximum time for completing a bachelor’s de- phone message will receive a response within 24 hours gree program is 48 months during normal business hours. • The maximum time for completing a master’s degree program is 36 months. Transcripts • The maximum time for completing a doctorate de- gree program is 60 months.
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