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2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catalog Addenda

Modifications to the Online Catalog

College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

Program Modifications:

Update to the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics Completion Requirements and Verification Statement Completion Requirements:

(See Dietetics, B.S. ):

[Updated on 12/15/16; retroactively effective beginning Fall 2012]

Satisfactory completion of all required courses (nutrition and non-nutrition), with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required for a B.S. in Dietetics. Additionally, students are required to have an all nutrition GPA 3.25 and all science minimum course grade of C or better (BIO 111, BIO 201, BIO 203; BIO 431, BIO 433, CHM 111, CHM 112, CHM 211, CHM 212, CHM 315, and CHM 316) 

  1. If, upon completion, the student’s OVERALL GPA falls below a 3.0, the student becomes ineligible to graduate from the DPD Program and ineligible to receive a Verification Statement.
  2. If the student has a GPA below 3.0, he or she can be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition instead.
  3. To earn a BSD, the student must have an overall GPA of 3.0, an all nutrition GPA of 3.25 and a minimum science course grade of C or better.

Course Modifications:

Course Additions:

CIM 102 - Introduction to Computers (Remote Sites) (Effective Winter 2017)    

Added on 12/15/16; effective Winter 2017

Course Name Changes:

SHS 480 - Introduction to Research Methods    

Modifications on 12/15/16: Course prefix and code were changed to SHS 380, and the prerequisite course was changed from SHS 400 to SHS 300; Effective Winter 2017

Credit Hour Modifications:

ENV 101 - An Introduction to Meteorology and Weather  

Modification made on 12/15/16; The credit hours for this course will change from 5 credit hours to 3 credit hours effective Winter 2017

Change in General Education (Core Curriculum) Requirements:

[Updated on 2/27/17; effective Fall 2017]

(See Bachelor’s Core Curriculum (65 Quarter Credit Hours) )

Students entering the University Fall 2017 and beyond will need 5 credit hours of literature as partial fulfillment of Area  I.B., with a total of 10 credit hours in this area.

College of Chiropractic

Admission Criteria

Update to the Alternative Admissions Track 

[Updated 6/8/17; Effective 1/25/17]

(See College of Chiropractic )

Students who have not met the standard requirements for admissions may be considered for the Alternative Admissions Track if they: 

  1. have a GPA of 2.75 - 2.99 for the required 90 semester credit hours/135 quarter credit hours OR
  2. have completed a bachelor’s degree and have a GPA of 2.75 - 4.0 for the required 90 semester credit hours/135 quarter credit hours but do not possess the minimum CCE criteria for regular admissions.

Course Modifications

Course Name/Description Modifications:

CHPM 3608 - Capstone II: HIPAA and Marketing  

[Updated 7/13/17; Effective Summer 2017]
New Course Title
: CHPM 3608 - Capstone II: Marketing, Leadership, and Basic Finances
New Course Description: Students enrolled in this course will learn methods for powerful and effective communication with patients and prospective patients. Students will investigate the basic finances needed to build their future practice business plan. They will learn ways to prepare a plan to secure financing. 

Student Services

Disability Grievance Process

[Updated/Effective 6/28/17]

(See Student Services )

Informal Resolution of a Concern Related to a Disability 

A student who is registered with Disability Services and who has a concern of disability-based discrimination or a concern over the denial of an accommodation will discuss that concern with the Director of Disability Services at 770-426-2725. The Director of Disability Services will address that concern with relevant faculty and/or administration and/or the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) and notify the student of the resolution of his/her concern.

Formal Grievance Process 

After exhausting the informal resolution process, any enrolled Life University student that is registered with Disability Services in the Student Success Center may file a formal grievance of disability-based discrimination or denial of accommodations with the Grievance Committee Chair/Vice President of Operations, who can be contacted by email john.mcgee@life.edu or phone 770-426-2805. A written grievance statement must be made in writing within (10) school days of the action giving rise to the grievance and must be filed with the Grievance Committee Chair on the correct form (which is available from the Grievance Committee Chair, or the SSC). The grievance must describe in detail the action or decision the student alleges is in conflict with his or her rights under the ADA, ADAA or Section 504 of the Rehab Act. A student should also submit other documentation to support his or her grievance. The student must sign a release form stating that he or she understands that his or her disability grievance will be discussed by the members of the Grievance Committee, the staff of the Student Success Center, and/or members of the Disability Advisory Committee in order to allow the Grievance Committee to determine how best to address the grievance. All members of the Grievance Committee will sign confidentiality agreements prior to reviewing any information. 

Process for Forwarding Grievance to Grievance Committee 

The Grievance Committee Chair will forward the completed written formal grievance forms to the Grievance Committee. The Grievance Committee will review the completed forms as soon as possible but no later than ten (10) school days after it is forwarded from the Grievance Committee Chair to the Grievance Committee. Upon receiving the appropriate information, the Grievance Committee will review all written material and seek additional information pertinent to the grievance.

Other involved parties may also be asked to document any action or decision in writing and present it to the Grievance Committee. After reviewing the written material and any other additional information the Grievance Committee deemed pertinent to the grievance, the Grievance Committee will prepare its findings and recommendations concerning the grievance. The Grievance Committee Chair will inform the student in writing of the Grievance Committee’s decision as soon as possible, but no later than ten (10) school days after the Grievance Committee prepares its findings and recommendations. The Grievance Committee may also inform the SSC and/or the DAC of the Grievance Committee’s decision. An appeal of the Grievance Committee’s decision can be made to the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) for either of the following reasons: 

  1. Published process was not followed.
  2. New information, not previously available to the Grievance Committee, which may have affected the outcome of the Grievance Committee’s decision, has become available.

Any appeal of the Grievance Committee’s decision must be put in writing and presented to the VPAA’s office within ten (10) school days of the student having been notified of the decision of the Grievance Committee. The VPAA will inform the student in writing of his decision as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days after he receives the appeal. The VPAA may also inform the Grievance Committee, the SSC and/or the DAC of the VPAA’s decision. The VPAA’s decision on the appeal will be final.

All forms can be obtained by contacting the Grievance Committee Chair or the SSC.