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College of Health, Education, and Nursing

Program Undergraduate Graduate Minor/Certificate 3+2 Keywords Content
Coaching Z
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Coaching, sports
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The Coaching minor is designed for students aspiring to coach individuals from pre-Kindergarten through college.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Early Childhood Education A
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early childhood education, teaching, kindergarten
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The Early Childhood Education program is focused on teaching children from birth through age 8. We offer two four-year Bachelor of Science degree programs: one with Director Qualification and one with K-3 licensure.

Students will acquire a strong foundation in child development and education through engaging courses and practical field work.

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Emphasis Areas

K-3 Licensure
Director Qualification

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Education Z
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teaching, classroom, school
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Masters
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3+2
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The School of Education at our institution offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs tailored to meet the needs of aspiring educators at every stage of their academic journey. Our undergraduate offerings provide students with foundational knowledge and practical experiences essential for success in the field of education. From early childhood education to middle school mathematics teaching, our programs are designed to equip students with the skills and expertise necessary to thrive in diverse educational settings. Additionally, our graduate programs offer advanced studies and specialized training for educators seeking to deepen their knowledge, advance their careers, or pursue leadership roles in education. With dedicated faculty, innovative curriculum, and a commitment to excellence, the School of Education is dedicated to empowering future generations of educators to make a positive impact in classrooms and communities worldwide.

Undergraduate Programs:

Graduate Programs:

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Differentiators

Our programs have partnerships with 17 school districts and four community colleges in southern and southeastern Colorado. The joint efforts of students, faculty, and administrators across all partners focus on improving the quality of learning in classrooms in elementary, secondary, and higher education.

Emphasis Areas

Art Education
Curriculum & Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Early Learning
English
Health & Physical Education
Instructional Technology
Linguistically Diverse Education
Music Education
Space Studies for Educators
Special Education
World Language
Exercise Science, Physical Education and Recreation A
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exhpr,exercise,coaching,training,physiology
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Masters
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The BS in EXPER prepares students for professional positions and leadership roles in Exercise Science, Physical Education Teacher Preparation, Recreation, and Strength and Conditioning through experiential educational opportunities that promote healthy lifestyles.

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Differentiators

Students are provided laboratory and field experiences that allow observations, inferences, and the opportunities to master skills hands-on.Graduates of the Strength and Conditioning emphasis are prepared to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association certification.

Emphasis Areas

General Exercise Science
Physical Education K-12 Teacher Preparation
Recreation
Strength & Conditioning
Fitness and Recreational Sports Management Z
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exercise, athletics, coaching, physical, training, management
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Masters
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The Fitness and Recreational Sports Management minor prepares graduates to work in positions of leadership in a variety of recreational service agencies. 

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Career Outcomes / Salaries

Prospective employers include parks and recreation departments at the city, county, district, and state levels as well as voluntary youth agencies such as the YWCA/YMCA, boys’ and girls’ clubs and scouting.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Health Science and Administration A
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health administration, health, administration, healthcare
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Masters
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CSU Pueblo has been ranked one of the best Colorado Schools for Health Professions by University HQ!

The Health Science and Administration, B.A.S. degree prepares students for an advanced career in a large interdisciplinary healthcare arena. The program, which is designed for allied health professionals, requires an AAS degree in an allied health field for admission.

 

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Differentiators

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Science and Administration is available entirely online through CSU Pueblo Online.

Health Sciences A
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health science,nursing,athletic training
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Masters
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CSU Pueblo has been ranked one of the best Colorado Schools for Health Professions by University HQ!

 

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is available to students who desire to work in healthcare, allied health, or public health fields.  

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Differentiators

The BS in Health Science Program is an excellent preparatory program for many graduate level health science degrees such as the Master of Nursing, Master of Athletic Training. Additionally, it is an excellent completion degree for individuals that already have a two year allied health degree.

Emphasis Areas

General Health Science
Pre-Athletic Training
Pre-Nursing
Public Health
Health Coaching

Career Outcomes / Salaries

Estimated ~$50,000 starting salaries

Liberal Studies (Elementary) A
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education, elementary, liberal studies
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Masters
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The Liberal Studies, B.S. provides a strong liberal arts education for future elementary education teachers. The coursework provides both breadth and depth in the arts and humanities, English, math, sciences, and social sciences. Required courses also provide support in each area of the Colorado Content Standards.

Students are required to select an emphasis area for an additional 15 hours of study. 

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Emphasis Areas

Art
English
Health
Language and Linguistics
Math
Modern Foreign Languages
Music
Science
Social Studies

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Middle School Math A
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early childhood education, teaching, middle school
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The Middle School Math, B.S. will prepare students to teach middle school mathematics. This program can lead to a teacher license in Middle School Mathematics through the Colorado Department of Education.

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Nursing A
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nursing, medical, physiology, medicine, ban
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Masters
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The School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science with a Major in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees.

The school prepares graduates for professional positions as safe, competent and caring nurses to meet the health care needs of diverse populations.

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Differentiators

The BSN program was previously ranked #64 in the nation and is available as a full online program through CSU Pueblo Online.

The Baccalaureate, RN to BSN and Masters of Science with a Major in Nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Outdoor Recreation Z
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physical, exercise, education, outdoor
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A Minor in Outdoor Recreation gives you the leadership, technical, and facilitation skills you need to help develop individuals in the outdoors.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Reading Z
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reading, education
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Masters
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The Reading Minor is for elementary, secondary, or K-12 teacher certification candidates who wish to have a recognized area of strength in the teaching of reading and other language arts.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Recreation Z
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recreation, rec, sports, outdoors
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The Recreation minor prepares graduates be leaders in a variety of recreational service agencies. 

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Differentiators

Students completing the Recreation Management concentration are eligible to sit for the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP).

Career Outcomes / Salaries

Prospective employers include parks and recreation departments at the city, county, district, and state levels as well as voluntary youth agencies such as the YWCA/YMCA, boys’ and girls’ clubs and scouting. Other areas of employment include recreation programs in the military, hospital, commercial, and worksite settings as well as hospital and therapeutic settings.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Program Undergraduate Graduate Minor/Certificate 3+2 Keywords Content
Athletic Training Z
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exercise, athletics, coaching, physical
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Masters
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3+2
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Athletic training is the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries/illnesses to the athlete or the physically active. Completion of the CSU Pueblo Athletic Training Program will prepare the athletic training student to challenge the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and the profession of athletic training.

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Differentiators

Students can enroll in the B.S. in Health Science with an emphasis in Pre-Athletic Training. By their third year of coursework, they are then eligible to apply to the 3+2 Program by submitting an application for the Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Education Z
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teaching, classroom, school
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The School of Education at our institution offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs tailored to meet the needs of aspiring educators at every stage of their academic journey. Our undergraduate offerings provide students with foundational knowledge and practical experiences essential for success in the field of education. From early childhood education to middle school mathematics teaching, our programs are designed to equip students with the skills and expertise necessary to thrive in diverse educational settings. Additionally, our graduate programs offer advanced studies and specialized training for educators seeking to deepen their knowledge, advance their careers, or pursue leadership roles in education. With dedicated faculty, innovative curriculum, and a commitment to excellence, the School of Education is dedicated to empowering future generations of educators to make a positive impact in classrooms and communities worldwide.

Undergraduate Programs:

Graduate Programs:

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Differentiators

Our programs have partnerships with 17 school districts and four community colleges in southern and southeastern Colorado. The joint efforts of students, faculty, and administrators across all partners focus on improving the quality of learning in classrooms in elementary, secondary, and higher education.

Emphasis Areas

Art Education
Curriculum & Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Early Learning
English
Health & Physical Education
Instructional Technology
Linguistically Diverse Education
Music Education
Space Studies for Educators
Special Education
World Language
Doctor of Educational Leadership Z
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early childhood education, teaching, kindergarten
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Masters
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The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program is designed to provide a practice-based doctoral degree for educational leaders who wish to advance their knowledge and skills to address the critical issues and challenges that exist in the field of education.

The unique design of this program recognizes the application of leadership in the daily work of educators in both P-12 and higher education. The program integrates concepts and research that apply to both educational domains and balances the specific perspectives needed to fully understand each unique domain as well. Students will be given the opportunity to focus on a particular educational domain throughout their coursework including the dissertation that best matches individual interests/goals.

To meet the rural, regional, and national needs for highly-qualified educational leaders, this program will be offered online.

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Graduate Certificates Z
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teaching, classroom, school
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The School of Education offers certificates that lead to teacher licensure in the State of Colorado for those that already have a bachelor’s degree. These certificates are in:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Character Education & Social Emotional Learning: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Chemistry
  • Early Childhood K-3 Licensure
  • English
  • History
  • Liberal Studies (Elementary)
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • K-12 Principal, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Spanish

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Nurse Educator Z
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nurse, educator, nursing
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Masters
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The Nurse Educator, Certificate program is open to any nurse with a BSN degree or higher who wants to further their knowledge and skills for nursing education.

The Nurse Educator, Master of Science in Nursing program prepares nurses to practice as faculty or staff development educators in universities, hospital-based schools of nursing, technical schools, and health care facilities.

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Differentiators

The Nurse Educator program is available entirely online through CSU Pueblo Online

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator emphasis
Nurse Manager and Leader Z
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nurse, manager, leader, nursing, management
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Nurse managers and leaders are involved in a healthcare facility's high-level operations, strategic planning, and long-term vision.

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Differentiators

The Nurse Manager and Leader, M.S. program is available entirely online through CSU Pueblo Online.

Nurse Practitioner Post Masters Certificate Z
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nurse, educator, nursing
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Masters
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The School of Nursing offers the post masters certificate for MS, MSN or doctorate prepared nurses.  The plan of study is individualized based on academic completion and requirements using a gap analysis evaluation. This program prepares students to provide evidence-based, safe, quality patient-centered care in a variety of chronic, acute, and emergent care settings.  The graduate will be eligible to take the Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification examination.

Post-Masters Certificates

Nursing: Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Post Masters Certification
Nursing: Adult/Gerontology Acute Care/Family Nurse Practitioner, Post Masters Certification
Nursing: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Post Masters Certification

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Nursing A
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nursing, medical, physiology, medicine, ban
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science with a Major in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees.

The school prepares graduates for professional positions as safe, competent and caring nurses to meet the health care needs of diverse populations.

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Differentiators

The BSN program was previously ranked #64 in the nation and is available as a full online program through CSU Pueblo Online.

The Baccalaureate, RN to BSN and Masters of Science with a Major in Nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Teaching Licensures Z
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teacher, teaching, education
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Masters
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The School of Education offers certificates that lead to teacher licensure in the State of Colorado for those that already have a bachelor’s degree.

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Program Undergraduate Graduate Minor/Certificate 3+2 Keywords Content
Education Z
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A
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A
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teaching, classroom, school
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The School of Education at our institution offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs tailored to meet the needs of aspiring educators at every stage of their academic journey. Our undergraduate offerings provide students with foundational knowledge and practical experiences essential for success in the field of education. From early childhood education to middle school mathematics teaching, our programs are designed to equip students with the skills and expertise necessary to thrive in diverse educational settings. Additionally, our graduate programs offer advanced studies and specialized training for educators seeking to deepen their knowledge, advance their careers, or pursue leadership roles in education. With dedicated faculty, innovative curriculum, and a commitment to excellence, the School of Education is dedicated to empowering future generations of educators to make a positive impact in classrooms and communities worldwide.

Undergraduate Programs:

Graduate Programs:

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Differentiators

Our programs have partnerships with 17 school districts and four community colleges in southern and southeastern Colorado. The joint efforts of students, faculty, and administrators across all partners focus on improving the quality of learning in classrooms in elementary, secondary, and higher education.

Emphasis Areas

Art Education
Curriculum & Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Early Learning
English
Health & Physical Education
Instructional Technology
Linguistically Diverse Education
Music Education
Space Studies for Educators
Special Education
World Language
Health Science and Administration A
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health administration, health, administration, healthcare
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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CSU Pueblo has been ranked one of the best Colorado Schools for Health Professions by University HQ!

The Health Science and Administration, B.A.S. degree prepares students for an advanced career in a large interdisciplinary healthcare arena. The program, which is designed for allied health professionals, requires an AAS degree in an allied health field for admission.

 

...............................................................................................................................................................................

Differentiators

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Science and Administration is available entirely online through CSU Pueblo Online.