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PowerPoint Presentation: University Catalog 2014 - 2015 30245 T omas, STE A Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 ww w .wexford.edu | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) PowerPoint Presentation: 30245 T omas, S uite A Rancho S anta M argarita, CA 92688 P hone: (866) 583-7277 http://ww w . w exfo r d.edu Dear W exford University Student, W elcome to W exford University! Our esteemed online degree programs prepare graduates for highly successful careers in the health, fitness, nutrition and sport psychology fields. W exford University empowers students to achieve their professional goals, improve productivity in their o r ganization, and provide leade r - ship and service to their communities. W e pride ourselves on the practical, integrative and scholarly understanding of fitness, nutrition and sport psycholog y . W e 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 W exford University colleagues will support, guide and foster your progress. When you enroll in any of our degree programs at W exford Universit y , you set yourself apart from all the others. W exford University – “ T urning your passion into your profession” Jack H. Bauerle, MS, A TC, CSCS Chancellor PowerPoint Presentation: 3 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu The information in this catalog is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between W exford University and any person or entit y . W exford University reserves the right to change any of the regulations, subjects or curricula, or portions thereof, contained in this catalog without prior notice. E f fective January 1st, 2013 through December 31st, 2013 unless superseded by a revision. PowerPoint Presentation: 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu 4 W exford University University Catalog Academic Y ear 2014-2015 T able of Contents W elcome from the Chancellor .................................................................................. Inside Cover History & Mission Statement ................................................................................... Page 5 Student Rights & Responsibilities ............................................................................ Page 6 T uition, Fees and payment options ........................................................................... Page 7 University Rules & Regulations ............................................................................... Page 12 Academic Information .............................................................................................. Page 19 A.A. in Personal Fitness T raining ................................................................. Page 22 B.S. in Health and Fitness .............................................................................Page 26 M.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology .................................................. Page 29 M.A.in Applied 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 W exford Certified Persoal T rainer ........................................................................... Page 56 PowerPoint Presentation: 5 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu W exford Universit y .... W exfo r d University is located in Rancho Santa Ma r garita, California, USA. It has been established in California since 1999 (originally named Optimal Performance Inst i - tute). In November of 20 1 1, D r . John Spencer Ellis acqui r ed what would become W exfo r d Universit y . As a leader in the online education field, it was D r . John Spencer Ellis who envisioned setting a new standa r d for health and fitness education. Upon acquiring the Universit y , D r . Ellis set out to update the existing curriculum, enhance the student experience with new technology and secu r e faculty who would sha r e his vision. W exfo r d University is affiliated with NES T A (National Exe r cise & Sports T rainers Association), an acc r edited fitness, nutrition and sports performance association p r oviding p r ofessional certifi - cations and ca r eer development services, and the Spencer Institute which p r ovides coaching and wellness c r edentials. Both we r e established in 1992. All deg r ee p r ograms a r e delive r ed online th r ough the university ’ s LMS (learning management system) with supplemental textbooks for some courses. After accepted into your p r ogram, you start immediately with the next term. Mission Statement W exfo r d University p r ovides students with leading edge practical knowledge and skills that set them apart f r om others. Our deg r ee p r ograms p r epa r e graduates for highly successful ca r eers in the health, fitness, nutrition and sport psychology fields. W exfo r d University empowers students to achieve their p r ofessional goals, imp r ove p r oductivity in their o r ganization, and p r ovide lea d - ership and service to their communities. PowerPoint Presentation: 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu 6 Elect r onic Communication (LMS) W exford University uses a Le a rning Management Se r - vice called Moodle to communicate with its students. W e encourage our students to deve l op their student profiles and become familiar with the peers. Communication Policy It is required that all W exford University Students con- duct themselves in a professional matter when engaging in any communication with a W exford Official. This includes but is not limited to emails, voicemails, phone conversation and fax messages. All students are required to format their emails in a pro- fessional matte r , which includes professional salutations and valediction s . Unacceptable forms of salutations i n - clude “hey”, “hi”, and not including a salutation altoget h - e r . Failure to follow the W exford Communication Policy may lead to your message being denied, and continued disregard may lead to academic disciplinary actions. W exford University is founded on the principles of a pro- fessional fitness environment and all W exford University Officials are subject to the same standards as it students. Grievance P r ocedu r e If a student feels that he or she has been treated unfairly or unjustly by an Employee, Instructo r , Mentor or T u- tor with regard to an academic process such as grading, testing, or assignments, the student must submit a writ- ten statement to the Chancello r . The Chancellor is the final authority on all academic matters. If a student has a grievance on the basis of race, colo r , gende r , religion, age, marital status, national origin, physical disabilit y , veteran ’ s status, sexual orient a tion, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws or any other matte r , the student should contact the Dean of Academics. If the complaint cannot be resolved after ex- hausting W exford University ’ s grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education: 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite S202 Sacramento, CA 95834 Student ’ s Rights & Responsibilities PowerPoint Presentation: 7 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu Satisfactory Academic P r og r ess W exford University encourages persistent e f forts on the part of all students. T o maintain an active standing, students must: (1) Maintain a G P A of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale for unde r graduate work completed at W exford University and a G P A 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 T ranscripts 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. W exford University will not honor transcript requests of any student having a past financial obligation to the college. T ranscripts from other institutions found in admission files cannot be reproduced for student use. These transcripts must be obtained directly from the other institutions. T uition Financial Information for Earning Y our Degree at W exford University Unit Pricing (USD) The program costs reflect tuition onl y . Additional costs including an application fee, textbooks, general fees, as needed, etc., are not included. Deg r ee T otal # of Quarter Units Needed Maximum Applicable T ransfer C r edits Cost Per C r edit Cost Per Course P r ogram Cost W ithout T ransfer C r edits* P r ogram Cost W ith Maximum T ransfer C r edits* Unde r graduate: AA Fitness T raining 96 72 $55 $220 $5,280 $1,320 Unde r graduate: BS Health & Fitness (with AA already completed) 96 72 $75 $300 $7,200 $1,800 Graduate: MS Nutrition & Exercise Physiology 58 10 $99 $396 $5,742 $4,752 Graduate: MA Applied Sport & Fitness Psychology 54 10 $99 $396 $5,346 $4,356 Graduate: EdD Applied Sport Psychology 90 45 $99 $396 $8,910 $4,455 PowerPoint Presentation: 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu 8 T uition Payment Options Choose the tuition plan that fits your budget. Pay in Full – Pay the entire tuition all at once. Pay online using a credit card or debit card and begin immediat e - l y . If you choose this plan and pay in full the entire tuition, you may also qualify for an additional 5% o f f the total tuition, if you meet any of the following: Active/non-active Military status NES T A or Spencer Institute student/graduate IDEA member V alidation is r equi r ed and upon app r oval, discount will be applied in the student ’ s account. Pay Per Course – Pay as you go, one course at a time. Pay online using a credit card or debit card and begin immediatel y . Not eligible for discounts. 4-Month Automatic Deduction Payment Plan – This payment plan is a monthly plan open to all student ’ s, who would like to make 4-monthly payments via au- tomatic deduction from a credit card, debit card or 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 or debit card and begin immediatel y . Not eligible for discounts. W exford Monthly Payment Plans – No credit check, or approval process. Requires contractual agreement and one-time fee of $50. Interest free plan is open to all students, who would like to pay for their e n - tire tuit i on in equal monthly payments, using aut o - matic credit card or debit card monthly deductions. 12-month, 24-month and 36-month payment plans are available. T otal tuition must be paid prior to grad- uation. Not eligible for discounts. Employer T uition Assistance Many employe r s provide tuition support for employees, and sometimes their family members. Although these programs vary from employer to employe r , most include partial or full reimbursement for tuition and/or fees. Most programs require the student to submit verification of en- rollment or an official grade report to the employer before payment is made. Students are encouraged to check with their human resources department regarding tuition su p - port programs which may available at their compan y . Private Bank Loans or C r edit Union Loans Y our personal bank may provide low interest financing for your degree program. State Disability Re-education P r ograms Check with your State Disability office. Federal Financial Aid W exford University does not participate in federal st u - dent loan programs. Accepted Payment Methods VISA, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal. If the student prefers to pay by check, money order or wire transfe r , arrangements must be approved prior to en- rollment. Payment plan options are not eligible using this form of payment; only payment in full will be accepted. Please contact W exford ’ s Student Billing Department for assistance on check, money order or wire transfe r , a r - rangements. Financial P r obation and Suspension It is W exford University ’ s policy that students’ financial accounts must be current. If difficulties arise, appropriate arrangements must be made with the University Regis- tra r . Students who fail to complete satisfactory arrange- ments or who default on their financial arrangement are subject to financial suspension. No transcripts or other documents, inc l uding study materials or grade reports, will be issued to students on financial suspension. Note to all Students. The University reserves the right to take action against students who do not make pa y - ments on their student account according to the terms of the Payment Agreement; up to and including withdrawal from the Universit y . General Service Fees for any Deg r ee P r ogram at W exford Fees must be paid in USD currenc y , by check, money orde r , or credit card. All fees are non-refundable. Extension of T ime fee (three more months or 1 T erm) - $1,000 Reactivation fee (students who have not submitted work PowerPoint Presentation: 9 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu in 4 months) - $50 Returned Check fee/late credit card payment (1 day past due is late) - $25 T ranscript fee - $25 Graduation fee - $200 Replacement diplomas - $75 Application fee - $50 Drop/Add Course fee - $10 W ithdrawal fee - $10 T extbooks The average cost of textbooks per course is $50. Not all courses require a textbook. Students may purchase tex t - books from our recommended distributors or in some cases, directly from the college. For a complete list of textbooks contact W exford University at 1-844-939-3672 (1-844-WEX-FORD) or 949-484-8454. Refund Policy & Finance Information General Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refunds are calculated from the date the cancellation is accepted/processed. Refer to the Student Handbook for details and forms. Any amount owed to W exford Unive r - sity is payable within 30 days. After 6th week from date of enrollment, no refunds are owed. W ithdrawal W ithdrawal from a course or degree program needs to be completed on a W exford W ithdrawal Form. Payment of refunds will be made within 30 days of the school ’ s re- ceipt of a student ’ s request. Notices of withdrawal should be sent by regular or registered mail to the school ’ s mai l - ing address: 30245 T omas, Suite A, Rancho Santa Ma r - garita, CA 92688. Students may fax or email forms to [email protected] Materials purchased are not refundable by the college. NOTE: W exford University ’ s Registrars Office is open 9am – 5pm PS T , USA, Monday through Frida y . All completed forms time-stamped within this schedule will fall in line with the Refund Policy listed above. If time- stamped after normal W exford office hours, the form sub- mitted will count and be dated on the next da y . If Y ou W ithdraw Amount Y ou Own W ithin 8 business days of the day you en r oll/sign this Ag r eement 100% Refund After 8 business days: 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 PowerPoint Presentation: 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu 10 Monthly Payment Plans Requires contra c tual 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 tuiti o n 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. T otal tuition must be paid prior to graduation. Not eligible for discounts. T o calculate the monthly oblig a tion, 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): *Not Applicable (N/A) – degrees are not eligible for the 36-Month payment plan option. Please contact W exford ’ s Student Billing Department for assistance on any of the above tuition payment options. T ution Balance 12 Month T erm of 0% Inte r est (Monthly Payment) 24 Month T erm of 0% Inte r est (Monthly Payment) 36 Month T erm of 0% Inte r est (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 PowerPoint Presentation: 11 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu 5% T uition Discount for U.S. Military Personnel W exford University o f fers our armed forces a significant tuition discount. Our associate, bachelo r ’ s, maste r ’ s and doctoral courses are all 100% online, with highly flexi - ble scheduling. This gives you the ability to manage your academic progress. This is a must if you are, or become deployed. W e make it easy to transfer in credits from other approved or accredited schools, and will help you earn the maximum number of credits for previous mil i - tary trai n ing and experience. Y ou won ’ t have to take any entrance exams. Service Members and V eterans – submit copy of DD-214 (must include Character of Service), Discha r ge Certifi - cate, Military Orders, Retirement Certificate, or Military LES. (Only one document is required) Please note: Due to government regulations we are un- able to accept military ID cards for verification of mil i - tary service. Y ou may black-out any sensitive information on orders, LES, or other military documents submitted. W exford University is not yet approved to accept mil i - tary assistance. This is why we are currently o f fering a 5% tuition discount to all eli g ible active-duty service members, reservists and veterans of the Air Force, Arm y , Coast Guard, Marines, Nav y . Y our admissions adviser will have details on needed verification of service. When you combine your 5% military discount, W ex- ford ’ s low tuition rates, and possible further tuition re- duction for your previously earned education units, your total tuition can be as much as 70% less when compared to other institutions of higher learning. If you are using your U.S. military discount of 5%; you cannot combine it with any other discounts o f fered by W exford Universit y . Note: Y ou can use your G.I. Bill with NES T A (National Exercise & Sports T rainers Association), which is affili - ated with W exford Universit y . The NES T A Personal Fitness T rainer Exam certification is recognized by the Department of V eterans A f fairs as an approved education program. All military personnel are eligible to receive tuition re- imbursement under Section 3676 T itle 38 of the US code through the G.I. Montgomery Bill for the NES T A Person- al Fitness T rainer Certification. The National Exercise and Sports T rainers Association (NES T A) salutes the brave men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces. W e thank you for your services and would like to o f fer you the ability to earn your Personal Fitness T rainer certification through our tuition reimbursement program. PowerPoint Presentation: 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu 12 Admissions Requi r ements For Undergraduate P r ograms: Application for admission Official transcripts of all prior academic work from high school(s), community college(s) and/or Unive r - sities. Must be at least 16 years of age Interview with W exford University Admissions Of- ficer to determine subjective fit with University ex- pectations For Graduate P r ograms: Application for admission Official transcripts verifying Bachelo r ’ s degree from recognized institution. Must be at least 16 years of age Interview with W exford University Admissions Of- ficer to determine subjective fit with University ex- pectations. Admissions P r ocedu r e Applicant must complete and submit online application form and pay the application fee of $50 (USD) using a VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, or AMERICAN EXPRESS credit card. Applicant will receive receipt and e-mail with applicant ’ s unique application ID to be used for further correspon- dence with the office of admissions. Admissions W ill Requi r e The Fo l - lowing, Prior to The Starting Review P r ocess if... If the applicant is under the age of 18, admissions will require Parent/Guardian information. Request will be emailed to applicant. If the applicant is a service member or veteran, admi s - sions will require a copy of DD-214 (must include Cha r - acter of Service ) , Discha r ge Certificate, Military Orders, Retirement Certificate, or Military LES. (Only one doc- ument is required) If appli c ant is an international student, admissions will require evidence of English proficienc y . Refer to intern a - tional student information on this page for requirements. All applicants must submit official transcripts of all pri- or academic work from high school(s), community col- lege(s), and universities. Official T ranscripts Must be Mailed to: W exford University Attn: Office of Admissions & Recruitment 30245 T omas, Suite A Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 Admissions will not accept faxed, scanned or emailed transcripts. Y ou will have a phone interview with W exford Universi- ty counselor to determine subjective fit with University expectations. Admissions will setup appointment with applicant. Once all of the above docume n tation requirements are met and intervi e w has been completed, application will be reviewed and applicant will receive a letter in the mail with a decision. The entire review process may take up to 20 business days or less. All applicants must complete the following befo r e being formally en r olled in the deg r ee p r ogram of choice: (1) A completed online admissions form (see below under Enrollment) (2) Application Fee: $50 USD which is non-refundable (3) Official transcript from each state-licensed or accre d - ited college or university attended regardless of whether a diploma was issued, or a high school diploma or equiv- alent if there is no prior comple t ion of college university courses. (conta c t W exford University for acceptable col- leges) T o be considered official, transcripts must come directly from the registra r ’ s office of the institution the applicant attends, or has attended, or from other appropriate official agencies. T ranscript copies will be accepted for enrol l - ment purposes; howeve r , all credentials must be verified by official transcript to the college within 30 days of ac- ceptance into a degree program. University Rules & Regulations PowerPoint Presentation: 13 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu An unde r graduate applicant who is beyond the age of compulsory education and who has not previously at- tended an institution of higher learning may be cond i - tionally admitted until proof of high school diploma or General Equiva l ency Diploma is received. In recognition of the importance of ethical practices in the admissions process, W exford University subscribes to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice in College Admission and Recruitment which as been approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the American Associ- ation of College Registrars and Admissions Counselors (AACRAO). T ax Deduction for Educational Expenses U.S. T reasury Regulation 1.162.5 permits an income tax deduction for educational expenses (registration fees, costs of travel, meals and lodging) undertaken to: Maintain or improve skills required in one ’ s employment or trade or business, or Meet specific requirements of an employer or law im- posed as a condition to retention of employment, job st a - tus or rate of compensation. Please check with your tax preparer/advisor/C P A and/or the Internal Revenue Service. En r ollment W exford University o f fers continuous open enrollment. This means you can apply and begin your degree, con- tinuing educati o n courses or the personal trainer certifi - cation program immediatel y . Here are your simple steps to begin your degree program: 1. Complete online application and pay $50 application fee 2. Admissions office will assign your STUDENT ID # 3. Y our transcripts are evalua t ed and your DEGREE ROAD MAP is sent to you 4. Y ou will receive your OFFICIAL ACCEP T ANCE LETTER – both hard copy and email 5. Y ou are sent OFFICIAL REGISTR A TION DOCU- MENTS and ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT 6. Log-in and BEGIN YOUR DEGREE Y our benefits of the new open enrollment format for de- gree programs: Lower tuition – Y ou save as much as 25%. As low as $55 per credit Complete your degree program up to 25% faster T ake as long as 20 weeks to complete any course (minimum 5 weeks) Manage costs by completing your degree at a pace that fits your budget and lifestyle Denial of Admission An applicant may be denied admission if W exford Uni- versity determines that the coll e ge is unable to meet the educational needs and objectives of the applicant. If an applicant is denied admission any tuition fee paid will be refunded. The registration fee will not be refunded. Shipping and Handling Fees Shipping costs are the responsibility of the student and will vary according to the course materials being sent (by 2nd party provider), and the student ’ s geographical loc a - tion. Undergraduate T uition Schedule T uition payment is due upon submission of the enrol l - ment agreement for entrance into an individual course or a degree program. A specific tuition plan must be de- fined prior to access to the learning management system (LMS). Financial P r obation and Suspension It is W exford University ’ s policy that students’ financial accounts must be current. If difficulties arise, appropriate arrangements must be made with the Registra r . Students who fail to complete satisfactory arrangements or who default on their financial arrangement are subject to fi - nancial suspension. No transcripts or other documents, including study materials or grade reports, will be issued to students on financial suspension. Academic Regulations Academic Honesty and Integrity Students are expected to conduct themselves in a mature, professional, and ethical manne r . Students may be terminated or disqualified from their program of study for any of the following reasons: PowerPoint Presentation: 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu 14 Failure to maintain the tuition payment agreement. Plagiarism of others work. Failure to submit work according to the standards specified by the Universit y . Falsification of records, transcripts, or coursework documents submitted for review or credit. Deceit, fraudulence, cheating, unethical or disrup- tive behavio r , fo r gery or vandalism. Failure to demonstrate reasonable and successful a c - ademic progress. Students completing coursework must complete a minimum of one course every six months for a min- imum of two courses per yea r . Notice Concerning T ransferability of C r edits & C r edentials Earned at Our Institution The transferability of credits you earn at W exford University is at the complete discretion of an instit u - tion to which you may seek to transfe r . Acceptance of the degree, diploma, or certificate you earn in W exford University is also at the complete discretion of the inst i - tution to which you may seek to transfe r . If the credits or degree, diploma, or certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfe r , you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending W exford University to determine if your credits or degree, diploma or certifi - cate will transfe r . T ransferability of C r edits and Deg r ees Earned Unde r graduates pursuing a degree may receive up to 45 credit hours for Associate ’ s (or 90 for Bachelo r ’ s) of transfer credit for courses which satisfy the subject ma t - ter and curriculum requirements of students’ degree pro- grams at W exford Universit y . Graduate students pursuing a Maste r ’ s Degree may receive up to 6 credit hours of transfer credit for courses which satisfy the subject ma t - ter and curricul u m requirements for students’ degree pro- grams at W exford Universit y . Limits on A warding T ransfer and Extra Institutional C r edit W exford University reserves the right to accept or reject any or all academic credits o f fered for transfe r . C r edit for Experiential Learning Students can be awarded credit towards their degree pro- gram from experiential learning (certifications/life exp e - rience/military training) if: The prior learn i ng is equivalent to a college or uni- versity level of learning; The learning experience demonstrates a balance be- tween theory and practice and; The credit awarded for the prior learning experience directly relates to the student ’ s degree program and is applied in satisfaction of some of the degree r e - quirements. For Undergraduate Students Of the first 90 quarter credits awarded a student in an un- de r graduate program, no more than 22.5 quarter credits may be awarded for prior experiential learning. For Graduate Students Of the first 45 quarter credits awarded a student in a graduate program, no more than 9 quarter credits may be awarded for prior experiential learning. NOTE: No credit for experiential learning may be award- ed after a student has obtained 90 quarter credits in a graduate program. PowerPoint Presentation: 15 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu No Entrance Exams Requi r ed for En r ollment There are no LS A T , S A T and/or GM A T exams required as a basis for admission. Deg r ee P r ogram Specific Requi r ements Associates of Arts in Fitness T raining (AA): High School diploma or GED Bachelor Deg r ee in Health and Fitness (BS) AA or AS to include: Exercise Science (Health and Performance Assess- ments, Exercise Physiology) ** If you have not completed this prior to enrollment you have the opportunity to take the prerequisites at W exford For Graduate P r ograms Master of Science in Nutrition and Exe r cise Physiology (MS) BA or BS to include: Kinesiology ** If you have not completed this prior to enrollment you will have the opportunity to take the prerequisites at W ex- ford Master of Arts in Applied Sports and Fitness Psychology (MA) BA or BS to include at least one class in each of the following: Intro to Psychology ** If you have not completed this prior to enrollment you have the opportunity to take the prerequisites at W exford Doctor of Applied Sports Psychology (EdD) MA or MS to include at least one class in each of the following: Theories in Psychology or equivalent ** If you have not completed this prior to enrollment you have the opportunity to take the prerequisites at W exford Academic P r obation and Suspension When a student ’ s cumulative grade point average falls below 2.00 at the unde r graduate level, probation occurs. A student on academic probati o n has a maximum of 40 weeks to raise the cumulative average above the min i - mum standard, either by completing additional courses or repeating courses bearing inadequate grades. When an unde r gradua t e course is repeated, the original grade is replaced by the subsequent course grade. The cost for repeating a course may vary; contact the college for a determination. Academic suspension will follow only if a student is unable to return to active status within six months. Suspended students may apply for readmission to the college after a period of one yea r . Repeating Courses In most cases a student may not take or receive unit credit for a course for which the student has already received a grade of C or bette r . This principle applied whether the course was initially taken at W exford Universit y , at a high school, or at another college or universit y . The only exceptions to this rule are: (1) when a course has been specifically designated as repeatable for credit up to a specific maximum number of units; (2) uppe r -division courses in an unde r graduate student ’ s major completed more than ten years prior to the student ’ s graduation; and (3) courses on a graduate student ’ s program of study tak- en more than seven years prior to graduation. PowerPoint Presentation: 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu 16 Repetition of Courses for Satisfactory Grade (Repeat and Delete) Unde r graduate students and post baccalaureate students who are pursuing a second (or subsequent) baccalaur e - ate degree may repeat, for the purpose of excluding the grade from grade-point determination, an unde r graduate course taken at W exford University in which a grade of “D”, “F”, “I” or “W” was received. Post baccalaureate students pursuing credential pro- grams, certifica t e programs, or maste r ’ s degrees are not eligible for the Repeat and Delete polic y . Eligible students may repeat a course once for the purpose of deleting a grade, without prior departmental approval, if the course was taken both ti m es at W exford Universi- t y . If the second attempt of the course is successful (“C” or better), the deletion of the first attempt is automatica l - ly calc u lated at the end of the term in which the course was repeated. Although the first grade will remain on the permanent record, the grade and grade points of the repeated course on the second attempt will be those used in deter m ining the grade-point average and units earned, providing the second grade was C or bette r . If students wish to exclude from grade-point determin a - tion a grade of “D”, “F”, “I” or “W” in a course taken at another institution, they may do so by enrolling in an equivalent course approved by W exford Universit y . A “Notice of Intent to Repeat a T ransfer Course” form must be filed with the University Registrars Office. Academic Disqualification Students who have been placed on academic probation may be disqualified from further attendance if: The conditions for removal of academic prob a - tion are not met within the period specified; The students become subject to academic pr o - bation while on academic probation; The students become subject to academic pr o - bation for the same or similar reason for which they have been placed on academic probation previousl y , although not currently in such status. For students who subsequently become eligible for Re- instatement, disqualification under the provisions of the preceding paragraphs constitutes a break in “continuous enrollment” within a degree program; therefore, student disqualification may not elect regulations in e f fect prior to disqualification. Attendance Policy W exford University is 100% online. No travel is need- ed. Y ou can fit your coursework into your schedule by completing course requirements within the term. Y ou will work closely with your Faculty Mentor to assure that all work is completed, but you never have to attend a class- room on campus. Grade Point A verage The aca d emic standing of a student is expressed in terms of a grade point average (G P A). A grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of grade points earned at W exford University by the total number of units attempted at W exford Universit y . Grading System & Grading Policy W exford University records grades for completed courses onl y . 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 Grading Scale Plagiarism If it is determined by a student ’ s Instructor or other sta f f membe r , that plagiarism has occurred, the student will not receive credit for that course. If plagiarism occurs, the student will be put on probationary status up to and T otal Points Letter Grade Pe r centage Grade Point 930-1000 A 93-100% 4.0 900-929 A- 90-92% 3.7 870-899 B+ 87-89% 3.3 830-869 B 83-86% 3.0 800-829 B- 80-82% 2.7 770-799 C+ 77-79% 2.3 730-769 C 73-76% 2.0 700-729 C- 70-72% 1.7 670-699 D+ 67-69% 1.3 600-669 D 60-66% 1.0 000-599 F 0-59% 0.0 PowerPoint Presentation: 17 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu possibily including academic probation and/or expulsion. International Learners W exford University welcomes international students from around the world who are seeking an American ed- ucation which is accelerated and online. Y ou can earn an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree from the comfort of your own home countr y . International students whose primary language is not En- glish must have a sufficient command and comprehe n - sion of the English language to benefit from instruction at this universit y . Coursework is delivered in English through English textbooks, English spoken video lectures, and through consultation and critique by English speaking Facult y . Therefore, learners must be able to communicate e f fe c - tively in English to complete courses. Applicants whose native language is not English, and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately li c ensed/accredited instit u - tion where English is the primary language of instruction, must provide evidence of English proficiency in one of the following ways: Associates Deg r ee & Bachelors Deg r ee A minimum score of 500 on the pape r -based T est of En- glish as a Foreign Language ( T OEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet Based T est (iBT), a 6.0 on the International En- glish Language T est (IE L TS) or 44 on the PTE Academic Score Report. Masters Deg r ee A minimum score of 530 on the pape r -based T est of En- glish as a Foreign Language ( T OEFL PBT) or 71 on the Internet Based T est (iBT), 6.5 on the International En- glish Language T est (IE L TS) or 50 on the PTE Academic Score Report Doctoral Deg r ee A minimum score of 550 on the pape r -based T est of En- glish as a Foreign Language ( T OEFL PBT), or 80 on the Internet Based T est (iBT), a 6.5 on the International En- glish Language T est (IE L TS), or 58 on the PTE Academic Score Report. A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COM P ASS En- glish as a Second Language Placement T est. A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Profi - ciency Exam. A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit with an average grade of “C” or higher at an appropriately accredited*/recognized accredited col- lege or university where the language of instruction was English; “B” or higher for Masters, or Doctoral Degree. A transcript indicating a grade of “C” or higher in an En- glish compositi o n course from an appropriately accre d - ited*/recognized/licensed colle g e or university; “B” or higher for Masters, or Doctoral Degree; or Unde r graduate only: A high school diploma completed at an appropriat e - ly accre d ited/recognized/licens e d high school (where the medium of instruction is English). *Accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Educati o n Accreditation (CHEA), or an accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Hand- book of Universities. Graduation Requi r ements In order to be considered for graduation all fees and tu- ition must be paid in full prior to graduation. A degree cannot be awarded nor transcripts released until all out- standing tuition and financial obligations have been paid in full. The date of graduation is the date the University Reg- istrar determin e s that all graduation requirements have been satisfied. PowerPoint Presentation: 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu 18 Graduation Requi r ements for the Associates Deg r ee The associate degree requires a total of 96 quarter credits and satisfaction of the following criteria: Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher All financial obligations to W exford University paid in full A completion of W exford ’ s 40 quarter units of Gen- eral Education A mini m um of 51 quarter units completed through W exford University Graduation Requi r ements for the Bachelo r ’ s Deg r ee The bachelor degree requires a total of 192 quarter units and satisfaction of the following criteria: A mini m um of 102 quarter units completed through W exford University Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher All financial obligations to W exford University paid in full A completion of W exford ’ s 32 quarter units of Gen- eral Education Graduation Requi r ements for the Maste r ’ s Deg r ees The M.A. and M.S. degrees require a total of 54-quarter units completed in the field of study beyond a bachelo r ’ s degree. The required units may include a maximum of 10 graduate quarter units accepted in transfer from an appro- priately accredited postsecondary institution and satisfa c - tion of the following criteria: Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher All financial obligations to W exford University paid in full Official transcripts on file for graduate transfer cre d - its accepted by W exford University and for the bac h - elo r ’ s degree Graduation Requi r ements for the Doctoral Deg r ee The Ed.D. degree requires a total of 90 graduate quarter units and the satisfaction of the following criteria: Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher All financial obligations to W exford University paid in full Official transcripts on file for graduate transfer cre d - its accepted by W exford University and for the bac h - elo r ’ s degree and maste r ’ s degrees Learne r ’ s Right to Appeal Academic P r obation or Dismissal If a students feels that he or she has been wrongfully put on academic probation or academic dismissal, he or she has the right to appeal the decision. The student should follow the steps outlines in W exford ’ s Grievance Proce- dure. Inactive Status In the event the University fails to receive any cours e - work from a student within an academic term, he/she will be placed on inactive status. T o return to active status, the student may inform the University Registrar of the desire to do so, fill out the Reinstateme n t Form and submit a $75 reinstatement fee. If a student is returning to active sta- tus, he/she does not need to reapply to the Universit y , if he/she is within 40 weeks. If an inactive student chooses not to return to active status within 40 weeks, the process for withdrawal from the University will be initiated by the college. PowerPoint Presentation: 19 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu Deg r ee P r ogram Entry and T ime Limitation W exford University uses a “continuous enrollment” ad- missions process. This allows students to register and begin their degree program at anytime of the yea r . The University defines reasonable academic progress as the successful completion of one course every 20 weeks. Though students determine their lesson completion goals and set their own study schedules, W exford University expects students to actively pursue their studies and reg u - larly submit coursework. A.A. degrees have an estimated completion time of 12 - 24 months B.S. degrees have an estimated completion time of 12 - 24 months M.A./M.S. degrees have an estimated completion time of 12 - 16 months Ed.D. degrees have an estimated completion time of 24 - 36 months The maximum time for complet i ng an associate ’ s d e - gree program is 48 months The maximum time for comple t ing a bachelo r ’ s d e - gree program is 48 months The maximum time for completing a maste r ’ s degree program is 36 months. The maximum time for compl e ting a doctorate d e - gree program is 60 months. If a student enrolled in a degree program finds it neces- sar y , they may request a 3-month extension of time upon payment of a $1,000 administrative fee. Extensions must be conti n uous. If a student has not completed their degree in the allowed time or fails to maintain their tuition exte n - sions, then they must re-apply for admission. Extension of Deg r ee P r ogram Occasionally students encounter personal challenges for difficulties while enrolled at W exford University that pr e - vent them from completing all course requirements wit h - in a three (3) month period. Under these circumstances, students may be granted a three month extension of time upon payment of a reduced tuition payment (see financial information section). Receiving an academic extension in no way suspends any financial obligations students may have to the college. V erification Requests Current, forme r , or prospective students requesting a ve r - ification letter of acceptance, enrollment, good standing, graduation, etc., should submit their request to the Uni- versity Registrar for processing. Normal processing time is between two and four business days. T o do so, compl e te, sign, and return the paper V erification Request form. Instructions for submitting your verifica - tion request are included on the form. * Y our request will not be processed if you have a Records Hold assigned. T ypicall y , Records Holds are assigned for outstanding debt to the Universit y . Questions Questions relat e d to verification request, should be di- rected to the University Registrar at 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) or [email protected] Our of- fice is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., PS T . An inquiry to the University Registra r ’ s by email or phone message will receive a response within 24 hours during normal business hours. T ranscripts The University Registrar is the official custodian of stu- dent academic records. Upon request, the University Registrar provides official and unofficial copies of W ex- ford University transcripts. Ordering T ranscripts Printed on official security enhanced pape r , official tran- scripts are sent to you or to an institution directl y . Fee for this service applies. Electronic copies of transcripts are not available. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FER P A) What is FER P A? Under the provisions of the federal law known as the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FER- P A), eligible students, or where applicable, the parents, are given certain rights pertaining to University records and personally identifiable information on file with the PowerPoint Presentation: 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu 20 institution. An eligible student is defined as any person who is currently enrolled or has been enrolled in the in- stitution ’ s program. It is the policy of the institution to treat all student information, both personal and acade m - ic, as strictly confidential. Student information will only be released after appropriate written permission has been obtained. W exford University Privacy Policy W exford University is committ e d to protecting any pe r - sonal informati o n that you may provide to us. W e want you to understand what kinds of information we gather from you, how this information is used and protected, and how you can control its use. This statement discloses the privacy practices of W exford Universit y . By using the W exford University website and learning portal, the user agrees, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Polic y . Any changes in our Privacy Policy will be communicated in this page, so please check back from time to time. This policy applies to the online col- lection of information at this website onl y . Who May Use the W exford University Learning Portal W exford University ’ s website and online learning portal are not intended or designed to attract users under the age of 13. W e do not collect personal identifiable data from any person we know to be under the age of 13, and instruct users under the age of 13 not to send us any i n - formation for collection on the university ’ s website. Both the W exford University website and learning portal are designed for users from the United States. Users from other countries are advised not to disclose personal in- formation to W exford University unless they consent to having their information used as set forth in this website ’ s Privacy Policy rather than under the law of the use r ’ s home countr y . When you disclose personal information to W exford University through the university website, you transmit data to a server located in California, and are subject to United States and California la w . Y ou should not send any personal information to the university web- site unless you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy and by United States and California la w . Information Collected In general, you can visit the W exford University website without telling us who you are or revealing any inform a - tion about yourself. Our website tracking software col- lects the domain names, but not the e-mail addresses of visitors. Domain name information that we collect is not used to personally identify you, but is used to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site and the pages viewed. W e use this information to measure the use of the site and improve the content delivered on the site. When you make a request for further inform a - tion from W exford Universit y , you are asked to provide certain contact information that is collected and then used for the purpose of responding to your request. The in- formation colle c ted from you may include your name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address. W e may use this information to contact you through various means, including phone calls, text messages, e-mails and postal mail. W e collect personal information you submit pursuant to the registration and inquiry submission pro- cesses of our website. If you e-mail us, you are voluntar i - ly releasing information to us. In addition, we may have collected similar information from you in the past. W e use that historic information in accordance with this Pri- vacy Polic y . By using our website you are consenting to our continued use of any such information. If you choose to make a request for further information on the W exford University website and provide W exford University with your personal contact information, that information is collected and used for the purpose of responding to your specific requests. W e do not share, sell or lease personal information as set forth on the website. PowerPoint Presentation: 21 30245 T omas, Suite A | Rancho Santa Ma r garita, CA 92688 | 1-844-939-3673 (1-844-WEX-FORD) | F AX (949) 589-8216 ww w .wexford.edu How Y our Information is Used W e utilize “cookies” on W exford University ’ s website, which are small files that we send to and store on your computer so that we may recognize your computer as a unique machine the next time you visit our website. U n - less you specify that you would prefer not to hear from us, we may also use the information you provide to the university website to contact you. W e use the aggregate and specific information from users to develop statistics that are helpful to us in understanding how our website is used, and how we can continue to improve it. The personal information you send to us is typically used to respond to your inquiries, to process your requests or to allow you to access specific information. Y our contact information may be shared with our other educational di- visions so that you can be made aware of educational and career opportunities. W e DO NOT sell, rent or give your personal information to any non-affiliated third parties, except as described in this notice. W e may transfer your personal information to companies that perform services on our behalf or to companies that we believe may o f fer you related services or products that may be of inter e st to you. W e notify busi- nesses to which we transfer your personal information that the information was shared with us under this Priva- cy Poli c y . If you tel

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