140 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 2018–2019 the Department of Health Science and program director with a copy of his or her orders. Since the medical and cardiovascular sonography programs are lock-step programs, students will be required to meet with the directors upon returning from leave in order to assess and determine the method in which they may continue their studies. Students who are in progress of coursework and require a military leave of absence will be given a grade of I (Incomplete) for the duration of their deployment and waiting period. Upon the completion of military duty and return to the program, the student will be required to start at the beginning of the courses that were in progress at the time of his or her leave. Student Code of Conduct, Academic Dishonesty, Committee on Student Progress, and Student Disciplinary/Appeals Policies and Procedures The Health Science Department adheres to the Nova Southeastern University Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility, the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Committee on Student Progress, the Academic Honesty Policy and Procedure, and the Student Appeals Policy and Procedure sections located in the university and college sections of this handbook. Bachelor of Health Science—Online Degree Completion Program Because the Bachelor of Health Science (B.H.Sc.) Online Degree Completion Program is delivered in a distance format, not all of the policies contained in this handbook are applicable to B.H.Sc. students. Policies that are not covered in this section are addressed in previous sections of the handbook. The following policies are specific to Bachelor of Health Science Online Degree Completion Program students. Academic Promotions and Progression The progress of each student through the curriculum requires continuous satisfactory academic and professional performance. Substandard performance in any course or failing to exhibit satisfactory professional behavior will be referred to the Committee on Student Progress. (See the Committee on Student Progress in the college section of this handbook.) Academic Warning B.H.Sc. students whose semester GPA falls below 2.0 (regardless of the cumulative GPA), or who fail a course regardless of GPA may be given an academic warning. Attendance All of the B.H.Sc. courses are designed in distance learning formats. Each student holds the responsibility to fulfill all class requirements, access recommended resources, and meet the appropriate deadlines for assignment submission and exams. Students are required to access and participate in their web-based class at least once per week in order to complete assignments.