Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.05
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kimberly Reeves
Interim Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master of Arts in Applied Geography

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The goal of the program is to provide level graduate level education that enables students to address community concerns through applied geographic research. Graduates with an MA in Applied Geography will have integrative skills that link human activity to natural systems, and that apply a spatial perspective to human and natural processes.

Areas of Emphasis:
Sustainability Studies: Sustainability studies integrates knowledge and methodologies form the Sciences, Humanities, and Arts to provide a roadmap that can be applied to the design, selection, and implementation of sustainable polices, practices, technologies, and strategies. Sustainability Studies provides a dynamic feedback loop of information and practice. The Master of Arts in Applied Geography provides opportunities to explore nature-society relations and social equity issues at a variety of scales.
- Community-Based Research
- Geospatial Technologies

The MA provides students with specific scientific and communication skills necessary to be community leaders in their area of expertise. Graduates of this MA program will have the following skills and competencies to work on community issues:
- Understanding of and appreciation for the interactions between the human and natural world.
- Skills to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate diverse social and physical information.
- Ability to conceptualize spatial relationships for problem solving
- Communication skills to clearly present solutions or recommendations.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Sciences in Sport Nutrition

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

The mission of the MSc in the Sport Nutrition Program is to educate students with backgrounds in dietetics in the fundamental skills, knowledge and practice of Sport Nutrition (through coursework, service learning and a capstone Master's experience) in order to prepare them for:
- The Board Certified Specialized in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) Examination offered to registered dietitians through the Commission Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), and
- Sport Nutrition leadership positions in nutrition services (such as food service, consulting, meal planning and education) to high school, collegiate, recreational, elite, and professional athletes, and active individuals of all sports and genders.

The curriculum enhances fundamental concepts through advanced clinical sport nutrition coursework while also including complementary subjects such as strength and conditioning, dietary supplements and herbs, health coaching and health promotion. Our goals are to:
- equip students with a diverse and advanced knowledge base in the field of sport nutrition and sustainability,
- instill confidence in student's practical skills;
- and develop professionals who can interpret and apply research in their practice.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion is an innovative, comprehensive, and relevant certificate program geared for individuals interested in the advancement of diversity, social justice and inclusion. This nationally accredited, university-backed program benefits those who are seeking the advanced skills, knowledge, and strategies to implement diversity-oriented pedagogy, programs, practices and policies that can be applied in educational, community, corporate and public settings. The program provides an unprecedented level of expertise from leading scholars and nationally renowned experts in the field of diversity, social justice, and inclusion.


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