CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

144 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 2018–2019 Continuous Enrollment Although continuous enrollment is not a requirement, the program strongly recommends that students enroll in at least two courses per semester for the duration of their B.H.Sc. studies. Administrative Withdrawals Unless prior approval or a leave of absence has been granted, students who do not enroll in any classes for two consecutive semesters may be administratively withdrawn ( WU ) from the B.H.Sc. program. If a student is administratively withdrawn from the program, he or she would be required to petition the program director in writing for reinstatement in the program. Program Leave of Absence A student desiring a voluntary leave of absence must first submit a written request to the program director, who will determine the time leave is granted and conditions under which the student may re-enter the program. Military Leave of Absence Students in the military—whether active, reserve, or National Guard—who are required to take a leave of absence because of military deployment or changes in orders may request a leave of absence for the duration of the time indicated in their orders. To request military leave of absence, the student must contact and supply the B.H.Sc. Program Office with a copy of his or her orders. Because the B.H.Sc. program is distance based, students are encouraged, if at all possible, to continue their studies. Students who are in progress of coursework and request a military leave of absence will be given a grade of I (Incomplete) for the duration of their deployment. Upon the completion of military duty and return to the program, the student will have 90 days to complete the incomplete coursework. Dress Code When on the NSU campus during regular business hours (M–F, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.), B.H.Sc. students are to comply with the Health Professions Division’s dress code previously outlined in the Health Professions Division section of the student handbook. Computer Use The Department of Health Science defers to the controlling NSU university-wide policy on acceptable use of computing resources. Email Since the B.H.Sc. program is an online program, students shall register for all classes online. In order to do so, students need an NSU email account. Once students are officially accepted into the program they should request an NSU email account online by going to the NSU Office of Innovation and Information Technology page , clicking on the ‘Create Your Email’ link, and following the directions to request a new email account.