May 25, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


 

Occupational Therapy

  
  • OTR 318 - Functional Analysis and Modification II Environmental Modifications


    This application course will focus on assessment of, and recommendations for modifications necessary for occupational performance due to disabilities. Evaluation for proper seating and positioning, environmental adaptations, community access, and assistive technology will be emphasized. Case analysis will require critical thinking, and literature reviews will examine the efficacy of modifications. Course codes: AFH. Prereq: Matriculated in OT program and successful completion of all prior required OT courses. Coreq: OTR*311, OTR*312, OTR*313, OTR*314, OTR*316.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AFH. Prereq: Matriculated in OT program and successful completion of all prior required OT courses. Coreq: OTR*311, OTR*312, OTR*313, OTR*314, OTR*316. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • OTR 320 - Professional Issues in Occupational Therapy


    This course will promote reflection on standards of practice and ethical dilemmas that are faced in OT. Clinical reasoning for addressing professional issues will be emphasized. Students will be prompted to view their profession as part of an inter-professional team, and to internalize responsibilities and strategies for ongoing professional growth. Course codes: AFH. Prereq: Matriculated in OT program and successful completion of all prior required OT courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AFH. Prereq: Matriculated in OT program and successful completion of all prior required OT courses. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • OTR 400 - Level I Fieldwork and Seminar (I)


    This course, taken with OTR 420: Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation and Intervention I: Sensory Processing Disorders, OTR 422: Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation and Intervention II: Neurodevelopmental and Neurologic Disorders, and OTR 428: Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation and Intervention III: Psychosocial Disorders involves participation in OT in the on-campus Clinic or community. Students will meet to discuss academic and practice connections. Course codes: AFH. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AFH. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • OTR 420 - Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation and Intervention I: Sensory Processing Disorders


    This course presents the theories, assessments, practical applications, and research associated with the effectiveness of sensory integration used in occupational therapy intervention across the lifespan. Emphasis is on the foundations necessary for using this approach, and explaining it to others. Analysis of literature examining evidence for its use is included. Course codes: AFH. Course combines lecture, lab, and clinical components. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AFH. Course combines lecture, lab, and clinical components. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • OTR 422 - Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation and Intervention II: Neurodevelopmental and Neurologic Disorders


    This course integrates information from neuroscience and pathophysiology towards understanding the symptoms, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of nervous system disorders. Labs will incorporate OT assessment and treatment for restoring occupational performance. Literature on treatment efficacy will be discussed. Level I fieldwork will provide application opportunities, and exposure to interdisciplinary intervention. Course codes: AFH. Course combines lecture, lab, and clinical components. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards. Coreq: OTR*400.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AFH. Course combines lecture, lab, and clinical components. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards. Coreq: OTR*400. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • OTR 424 - Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation and Intervention IV: Physical and Orthopedic Disorders


    This course examines OT practice pertaining to physical and orthopedic conditions including amputations, burns, arthritis, and upper extremity disorders. Impact on performance will be analyzed. Labs will incorporate making splints, orthotics, and fitting and operating orthoses and prostheses. Literature examining effectiveness will be reviewed. Level I fieldwork provides practical experiences. Course codes: AFH. Course combines lecture, lab, and clinical components. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards. Coreq: OTR*434.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AFH. Course combines lecture, lab, and clinical components. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards. Coreq: OTR*434. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • OTR 426 - Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation and Intervention V: Cognitive/Perceptual Disorders


    This course addresses the evaluation and treatment of developmental and acquired cognitive/perceptual disorders and their impact on occupational performance. In labs, students learn assessments and interventions for developmental disabilities, visual perceptual dysfunction, and head injuries. Literature examining the efficacy of OT treatment is included. Level I fieldwork incorporates further application. Course codes: AFH. Course combines lecture, lab, and clinical components. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards. Coreq: OTR*434.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AFH. Course combines lecture, lab, and clinical components. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards. Coreq: OTR*434. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • OTR 428 - Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation and Intervention III: Psychosocial Disorders


    This course builds upon information from PSY 323: Abnormal Psychology and applies it to OT evaluation and treatment for individuals with psychosocial disorders. Role playing, case studies and clinical reasoning assist in formulating interventions for enhancing occupational performance. Level I fieldwork provides experiential learning with clients with mental health needs. Course codes: AFH. Course combines lecture, lab, and clinical components. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards. Coreq: OTR*400, OTR*420, OTR*422.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AFH. Course combines lecture, lab, and clinical components. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards. Coreq: OTR*400, OTR*420, OTR*422. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • OTR 430 - Health Policy and Administration


    A historical and contemporary overview of the nature, organization, and functions of health care in the US is provided. Cultural, political, social, legal, economic, policy, and ethical issues in delivering services are emphasized. Leadership and management in various environments are examined. An overview of electronic healthcare information systems is included. Course codes: AFH. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AFH. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • OTR 434 - Level I Fieldwork and Seminar (II)


    This course, taken with OTR 424: Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation & Intervention IV: Physical & Orthopedic Disabilities; and OTR 426: Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation & Intervention V: Cognitive/Perceptual Disorders; involves clinical hands-on participation in OT. Course codes: AFH. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AFH. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior OTR coursework, per departmental grading standards. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • OTR 500 - Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Level II A


    This first supervised internship is designed to develop professional skills consistent with the profession’s ethics and standards. It involves applying academic knowledge to the provision of OT to children or adults in the community. Students will gain experience in evaluation and treatment of individuals with various disorders and performance deficits.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Requires successful completion of all undergraduate OT courses. Co-requisites: OTR*501 OTR*511 Normal cycle offering: Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 6
  
  • OTR 501 - Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork Seminar A


    This seminar will provide the opportunity for students to become knowledgeable about the expectations and requirements for Level II fieldwork. Professional behavior standards for fieldwork will be critically examined. Objectives and AOTA forms required for the evaluation of fieldwork will be reviewed.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Requires successful completion of all undergraduate OT courses. Co-requisites: OTR*500 OTR*511 Normal cycle offering: Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • OTR 510 - Research I: Project Proposal Development


    Students apply knowledge from Psychology: 201 and 202: Statistics and Research Methods I and II, and information from OT courses to develop a written research proposal approved by faculty. Guidance in formulating a research question, selecting a design, writing a literature review, and developing consent forms is emphasized.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Requires successful completion of all prior OT courses. Co-requisites: OTR*424 OTR*426 OTR*430 OTR*434 Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • OTR 511 - Research Project Proposal Writing I


    Students receive individualized guidance from faculty to begin writing a research proposal. Formulation of a research question, and writing a conceptual framework, and literature review are emphasized. Guidance is provided through face to face, telephone, or on-line communication. Students must submit written proposal components on times and dates specified.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Pre-requisite: OTR*510. Co-requisites: OTR*500 OTR*501. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • OTR 512 - Research Project Proposal Writing II


    This course continues the research project proposal writing process. Individualized guidance in writing the literature review, research design and methods for the research project are given. The student should have the final version of the research proposal completed and materials required for an Institutional Review Board ready for submission.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Pre-requisites: OTR*501 OTR*510 OTR*511 Co-requisites: OTR*550 OTR*551 Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • OTR 513 - Research Project Implementation and Analysis III


    This course will allow for the implementation of the research project via data collection. Individualized guidance in choosing the data analysis procedures will be provided. Data analysis for the student’s specific study will be completed.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Pre-requisites: OTR*501 OTR*510 OTR*511 OTR*512 OTR*550 OTR*551 Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • OTR 514 - Research II: Writing and Presentation


    Students will complete their research project and write the Results and Discussion section of their completed work. They will also present their research during a poster session at the OT Research Symposium. During the poster session, students will summarize their research and answer questions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Pre-requisites: OTR*501 OTR*510 OTR*512 OTR*513 OTR*550 OTR*551 Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • OTR 516 - Contemporary Issues in Interprofessional Team Practice


    This course provides students in various health and education programs with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be inter-professional team members. Students learn core values and competencies from multiple professions, which prepares them for collaborative practice. It covers research and theories that guide effective team development and problem solving.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Requires successful completion of all prior OT courses. Cross-listed with HHS*598 Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 2
  
  • OTR 518 - Leadership and Management in Occupational Therapy


    This course includes leadership related content and functions performed by occupational therapy managers. Making decisions, problem solving, managing resources, communicating, measuring performance, promoting evidence based practice, marketing, and evaluating and improving the quality of services are emphasized. Observation of a role model will assist in understanding the complexities of leadership.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Requires successful completion of all prior OT courses. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • OTR 530 - Inter-Professional Health and Wellness


    Health and wellness promotion and prevention will be examined from a local and global perspective. Exercise physiology, nutrition, psychology, sociology, integrative wellness, environment, gender-related considerations and other factors of health and wellness will be discussed as they relate to individuals and the community. Special attention will be given to ergonomics.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Requires successful completion of all prior OT courses. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • OTR 550 - Occupational Therapy Fieldwork II B


    This second supervised internship is designed to develop professional skills consistent with the profession’s ethics and standards. It involves applying academic knowledge to the provision of OT to children or adults in the community. Students will gain experience in evaluation and treatment of individuals with various disorders and performance deficits.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Pre-requisite: OTR*500 OTR*501 OTR*511 Co-requisites: OTR*551 Normal cycle offering: Fall and Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 6
  
  • OTR 551 - Level II Fieldwork Seminar


    This seminar provides the opportunity for students to discuss experiences, issues, and challenges related to fieldwork, and to make connections between academics and practice. Discussions allow students to further understand the similarities, differences, and diversities that exist in delivering OT services in various settings.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Pre-requisites: OTR*500 OTR*501 OTR*511 Co-requisites: OTR*550 Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1

Off Campus Learning

  
  • OCL 283 - Internship


    Pre-professional guided learning experience with the student spending at least 5 weeks for a total of at least 50 hours of time at an internship site. Students complete a site agreement, learning goals, and a reflective paper. Performance and site evaluations occur at the end of the semester. All college policies related to internships apply. Course Codes: B. 50 hours of field work required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: B. 50 hours of field work required. Instructor permission required. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • OCL 301 - DC Internship


    Internship. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Additional course fee required Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 15
  
  • OCL 483 - Interdisciplinary Internship


    This course is designed to provide academic internship credit for students who are pursuing an internship in an area outside of their major or program. Internships are a practical guided learning experience at a business or organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge, skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities, students complete reflective assignments and participate in three seminars to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. All college policies related to internships apply. Internship Director Approval Required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Internship Director Approval Required. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1 to 15

Peace and Justice

  
  • PAJ 201 - PII Peace and Justice


    (Perspectives II course) Contemporary peace and justice issues viewed from a variety of religious and ethical perspectives. Topics: defining peace and justice; wealth and poverty; nationalism and ethnic - racial - religious diversity; gender; sexual orientation; nonviolence. Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Crosslisted with RES 381.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Crosslisted with RES 381. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PAJ 202 - Conflict Resolution


    This course introduces the theory and practice of conflict resolution in contexts ranging from interpersonal to international conflict. The nature of conflict and its resolution, including the nature of power and violence, are explored. Specific techniques of conflict resolution are addressed, including negotiation, arbitration, mediation, and victim-offender reconciliation. Course Codes: ABR

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PAJ 444 - Nonviolence Literature, History & Philosophy


    Explores the theory and practice of nonviolence as a route to peace and justice by examining the writings of major practitioners and theorists of nonviolence, including Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Leo Tolstoy, Dorothy Day, and Gene Sharp. Considers spiritual and secular approaches and nonviolence. Course Codes: ACR. Prereqs: RES 333 or PAJ 201.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACR. Prereqs: RES 333 or PAJ 201. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PAJ 483 - Peace and Justice Internship I


    Practical guided learning experience at a business or organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities students complete reflective assignments and participate in three seminar discussions to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All college policies related to internships apply.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PAJ 484 - Peace and Justice Internship II


    This course is reserved for students who have already completed a first internship at the 483 level. Practical guided learning experience at a business or organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities students complete reflective assignments and projects to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All College policies related to internships apply.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PAJ 485 - Independent Study


    Intensive reading and study in an area of peace and justice of interest and concern to the student. Majors only, with the consent of instructor. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PAJ 486 - Independent Study


    Intensive reading and study in an area of peace & justice of interest and concern to the student. Majors only, with the consent of instructor. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PAJ 499 - Peace and Justice Comprehensive


    Comprehensive exam. Course Codes: AF

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AF Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0

Philosophy (PHL.Q courses listed separately)

  
  • PHL 120 - Great Thinkers in Philosophy


    This course presents a condensed version of the history of philosophy with a view to providing students with a sense of how philosophical ideas have been interpreted over time. Some of these ideas include: the existence of God (Metaphysics), the scope and limits of knowledge (Epistemology), ethical justifications for actions (Ethical Theories), and Aesthetic appreciation. Course Code: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 222 - PII Philosophy of Art


    (Perspectives II course) An introduction to some of the many philosophical issues that surround art and the aesthetic through an examination of the following topics: historical and modern conceptions of the aesthetic, the relationship between the arts and society, expression and creativity, and understanding and interpreting art. Differences between art, craft, entertainment, the aesthetic and the beautiful will be explored. Course Code: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 224 - PII The Philosophy of Religion


    (Perspectives II course) Philosophical investigations of issues surrounding religious beliefs, ideas and practices. Topics may include the relation between faith and reason, the question of the existence of God, questions about immortality, the reality of evil and the reality of miracles. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101. Cross-listed with RES 224.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101. Cross listed with RES*393. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 230G - PII Asian Philosophy


    (Perspectives II course) In this course, we will consider what various Asian philosophies have had to say about the following questions: Can Asian Philosophy be distinguished from other kinds of philosophy? What is real? What can we know about reality? What is the nature of the self? Is human nature good or bad? How should we live? Pre-req: PHL.Q*101

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Pre-req: PHL.Q*101 Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 233 - Ethics, Health and Wellness


    Philosophical issues concerning health and wellness: defining health and wellness; mind and body in holistic conceptions of medicine; meaning and purpose as elements in the definition of wellness; intellectual and spiritual well-being as belonging to wellness. Course Code: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: BR. Pre-req: PHL.Q*101 Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 234 - Philosophy and Film


    This course explores traditional philosophical questions presented through the medium of film. Students will consider ethical, political, and metaphysical issues presented cinematically. Additionally students will consider new philosophical issues about film ethics, ontology, and epistemology. Course Code: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: BR. Pre-req: PHL.Q*101 Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 236 - Philosophy of Sex, Love and Friendship


    This course will explore the themes of sex, love, and friendship from a philosophical perspective. It will consider both classical and modern approaches to sexual norms and ethics, pornography, feministic politcs, social policy, erotic and agapic love, and the bonds we have with friends and family. Course Code: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: BR. Pre-req: PHL.Q*101. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 272 - PII The Philosophy of Science


    (Perspectives II course) An examination of the foundations and workings of scientific theory and practice. Topics may include the internal and external virtues of scientific theories, explanation, the role of observation in science, scientific discovery, theory change and the social construction of science. Course Code: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 280 - PII Feminist Philosophy


    (Perspectives II course) Explores the views and theories of selected feminists of both the past and the present. Topics of discussions may include theories of knowledge, critiques of science, of history, and of philosophy. Course Code: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 285 - PII 20th Century Women Philosophers


    (Perspectives II Course) An introduction to the important and noteworthy contributions of three twentieth century women philosophers, Simone Weil, Edith Stein and Hannah Arendt. All those of Jewish descent, tried to come to terms with issues of modern oppression, faith, knowledge, the concept of the person, liberty, totalitarian tactics of dehumanization and the human condition itself. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101. Satisfies Womens Studies Minor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101. Satisfies Womens Studies Minor. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 290 - PII Existentialism


    (Perspectives II course) Often conceived less as a philosophy and more as a revolt against the traditional philosophy, existentialism is pre-occupied with such themes as the relation between the individual and society, the significance of human choice, the significance of suffering in human life, the reality of death and the relation between existence and absurdity. Readings from such authors as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, Kafka, Camus, and Dostoyevsky. Course Code: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Code: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 301 - History I: Ancient-Medieval


    Discussions of central metaphysical and epistemological problems from the pre-Socratics through such philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine and Aquinas. Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 302 - History II: Modern-Contemporary


    This course explores ideas from the history of philosophy in both the modern and contemporary periods. It examines questions about the nature of reality, knowledge, God, morality, and the meaning of existence. The course will investigate philosophical movements such as rationalism, empiricism, idealism, existentialism, and phenomenology. Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 303 - PII Political Philosophy: Plato to Machiavelli


    (Perspectives II) An introduction to ideas of prominent political philosophers of western civilization beginning with Plato and ending with Machiavelli. Readings from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli and others. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and PEQ in Social Science. Cross-listed with PSC*303.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and PEQ in Social Science. Cross-listed with PSC*303. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 312 - PII Ethics


    (Perspectives II course) Ethics is the field of philosophy that examines the reasoning behind our considerations of actions as right and wrong and of persons as good and bad. Some of the questions this course will attempt to answer include: What is morality? What does morality require of us in our daily lives? What does it mean to live a good life? What role should cultural context, desire, motivation, and individual responsibility play in deciding what is right and what is wrong? Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 317 - PII Modern Political Philosophy


    (Perspectives II) The course examines major figures in modern political philosophy, addressing such issues as the origins of government, private property, and the market, as well as the ideals of individual liberty, equality, and toleration. Readings include selections from Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Smith, Burke, Mill, Wollstonecraft, and Marx. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Science, or HIS.Q 103 and PHL.Q 101. Cross-listed with PSC 317. Women’s Studies Minor course. Spring offering (odd numbered years).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Science, or HIS.Q 103 and PHL.Q 101. Cross-listed with PSC 317. Women’s Studies Minor course. Spring offering (odd numbered years). Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 325L - Philosophy and History of Sicily Lab


    An on-site exploration of 5th and 4th century Greek philosophy and history as it occurred in, and was inspired by, the Greek colonies in Sicily. Ten days spent in these Greek colonies of Sicily with visits to the philosophically and historically significant locations studied in PHL 325. This course will be taught every two years in the holiday break (Dec/Jan) in conjunction with PHL 325 (offered the previous Fall). This is an optional 1-credit study abroad component of that course. Prereq: PHL 325

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereq: PHL 325 Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PHL 360 - Metaphysics: Nature & Reality


    Investigations in the science of being as being, including fundamental questions about the nature of reality and the existence of God. Readings from Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Leibniz, Heidegger and others. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and one other Philosophy course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and one other Philosophy course. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 370 - The Philosophy of Mind


    Philosophical problems and puzzles about mind, body, soul and self (Are you a mind? Or have you a mind? Are you a body? Have you a soul? Have you a self?) as these appear in writings from Plato and Aristotle through to Descartes, William James and Wittgenstein. Course Codes: BR.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 375G - PII The Liberal Arts


    (Perspectives II course) In this course, students will be asked to think deeply about the value, meaning, and importance of the liberal arts to their education and within their own lives. They will explore modern conceptions of the liberal arts, the history of the liberal arts, and cross-cultural ideas about liberal learning. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL 101. Cross-listed with LST*375G and MUS 375G.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL 101. Cross-listed with LST*375G and MUS 375G. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 380 - PII Philosophy through Literature


    (Perspectives II) An investigation of literary treatments of philosophical themes with special attention to the relation between ‘form’ and ‘content’ in various approaches to philosophical problems. Readings from poets, philosophers, novelists and essayists. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL 101. Cross-listed as ENGL 380.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL 101. Cross-listed as ENGL 380. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 390 - PII American Philosophy


    (Perspectives II course) An introduction to classical American philosophy and those thinkers who between 1870 and 1940 developed a philosophy that is unique to the United States. The defining movement in classical American philosophy is called pragmatism. Course will evaluate the pragmatic conception of truth and how it relates to the notion of pure experience, the individual and the community, science, morality, loyalty, the transcendental, and education. Readings from Emerson, Peirce, James, Royce, and Dewey. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 401 - Philosophy Seminar


    Different topics in philosophy treated in different semesters. Course Codes: ABHR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and one additional Philosophy course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABHR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and one additional Philosophy course. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 402 - Philosophy Seminar


    Different topics in philosophy treated in different semesters. Course Codes: ABHR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and one additional Philosophy course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABHR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and one additional Philosophy course. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 403 - Philosophy Seminar


    Different topics in philosophy treated in different semesters. Course Codes: ABHR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and one additional Philosophy course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABHR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and one additional Philosophy course. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 404 - Philosophy Seminar


    Different topics in philosophy treated in different semesters. Course Codes: ABHR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and one additional Philosophy course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABHR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and one additional Philosophy course. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 433 - Selected Topics in Philosophy


    Topics vary by semester. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 434 - Selected Topics in Philosophy


    Topics vary by semester. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and one additional course in philosophy (or special permission from the instructor).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and one additional course in philosophy (or special permission from the instructor). Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 435 - Selected Areas History of Philosophy


    Topics vary by semester. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 436 - Selected Areas History of Philosophy


    Topics vary by semester. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 485 - Independent Study


    For students who have completed at least nine credit hours in philosophy. Concentrated study of areas agreed upon between student and instructor; readings, tutorials. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 486 - Independent Study


    For students who have completed at least nine credit hours in philosophy. Concentrated study of areas agreed upon between the student and instructor; readings, tutorials. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHL 499 - Philosophy Comprehensive


    Only S/U Grading. Course Codes: A

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: A Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • PHL.Q 101 - Philosophical Inquiry


    (PEQ Philosophy) An introduction to Aristotelian and Stoic logic with a view to understanding the role of logic in philosophical inquiry. Particular sections of this course will explore the relationships that philosophy, logic, and inquiry have to Greek tragedy, science, human happiness, or fundamental questions about human nature, among others. Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3

Physical Education

  
  • HHS 110 - Outdoor Emergency Care


    Specific training needed to handle outdoor medical emergencies. Following the curriculum developed by the National Ski Patrol, this course provides students with an understanding of the causes of outdoor emergencies, the ability to recognize when such emergencies exist, and assessment protocols and treatment options for coping with those emergencies. Students who complete the final written and final practical examinations with grades of 80% or better, and who complete professional level CPR/AED certification are eligible for National Ski Patrol Outdoor Emergency Care certification. Satisfies Health & Wellness requirement. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Satisfies Health & Wellness requirement. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3

Physical Therapy

  
  • PTR 485 - Independent Study


    Advanced study in physical therapy arranged by the individual student with a faculty member in a field of their special interest.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    -

    Credits: 3
  
  • PTR 511 - Kinesiology


    Kinesiology emphasizes the application of mechanical and physiological principles to the human movement system. Mechanical properties of biological tissue, kinematics, kinetics, muscle actions, and joint structure and function are examined. Students will perform detailed analyses of normal and abnormal movement and alignment of the spine and extremities. Gait and postural analyses also are conducted, with specific attention given to individual joint motion and muscle activity during the swing and stance phases of gait. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Corequisite: PTR*511L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Corequisite: PTR*511L. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • PTR 512 - Neuroscience


    This course provides the basic foundation of knowledge and facts necessary to pursue further study and practical application of the principles of neurology. The course consists of both lectures and laboratory experiences. Lectures emphasize principles of neurophysiology, neurotransmitter classification, sensory and motor systems, development and aging. The laboratory component explores the neuroanatomy of the internal and external gross morphology of the brain and spinal cord. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Corequisite: PTR*512L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Corequisite: PTR*512L. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • PTR 513 - Pathophysiology


    This course examines the effects of pathological and age-related changes of major organ systems on health and human movement. Basic pharmacological principles, pharmacology, and medical terminology are included in course content. Problem-based, patient-centered cases guide the learning activities for each topic area and link the content across courses to clinical practice. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PTR 514 - Exercise Science


    Basic principles of exercise physiology are discussed with the focus on applying the principles through exercise prescription. Aerobic and anaerobic training as well as strength training are emphasized. Proper nutrition for a balanced diet for the general population, as well as for athletic competitions to maximize an athlete’s potential for success, is included. Exercise indications and contraindications for various diagnoses are reviewed. The course will be taught in an interactive and participative manner. Students will be asked to apply information to improve their understanding of basic principles through providing exercise programs to peers and case scenarios. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*514L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*514L. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PTR 515 - Evidence in Clinical Practice


    This is the foundational research course in which students gain an understanding of the use of research in physical therapy. Students learn the importance of evidence based practice, with exposure to literature searches and critical reading of the literature. Research designs are compared and contrasted for level of evidence and usefulness to answer clinical questions. Statistical concepts such as sampling, assignment, levels of measurement, bias control, reliability, validity, power, clinically important difference and more, are applied and discussed. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PTR 516 - Applied Neuroscience


    Applied neuroscience takes the concepts and foundational knowledge of Neuroscience and applies these to the study of several common disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The course focuses on the understanding about the location of a CNS lesion or the neurophysiological mechanisms of the underlying disease process. Modified problem-based tutorial sessions will provide a forum for student-facilitated discussions of clinical case studies as well as oral presentation on different neurological disorders. Relationships between anatomy, neurophysiology, and clinical presentations are emphasized. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PTR 517 - Integrated Clinical Education Experience I


    This is the first course in a series designed to provide students with clinical experience in the field of physical therapy. Emphasis in this course is on professional behavior, interpersonal communication, documentation,and basic examination and intervention procedures. Students will implement these skills in community and campus clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PTR 518 - Human Gross Anatomy


    This course provides detailed exploration of the structures of the body involved with movement. Anatomical structure fundamental to physical diagnosis of conditions occurring from trauma, disease, impairments, and functional limitations is emphasized. Realizing that physical therapy deals with the movement of the human body, the object of this course is to provide a broad coverage of anatomical structure with special emphasis on joints and other aspects of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal system. Additional course fee required. Corequisite: PTR*518L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Additional course fee required. Corequisite: PTR*518L. Normal cycle offering: Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 6
  
  • PTR 519 - Integrated Clinical Education Experience II


    This is the second course in a series designed to provide students with clinical experience in the field of physical therapy. Emphasis is on continued development of professional behavior, interpersonal communication, documentation, and interpretation of basic examination and intervention procedures. Students will implement these skills in community and campus clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PTR 522 - Professional Development II


    The second in a series of five courses related to professional issues, this course reviews professionalism beyond the classroom: Mock HOD, ethical decision making, communication, professional behaviors, PT/PTA working relations, and professional development including residencies. In addition, this course introduces students to health behaviors, health belief models, healthcare policy making, regulatory issues, and reimbursement in healthcare, preparing them to function in the US healthcare system and recognize international differences among health care systems. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 2
  
  • PTR 523 - Soft Tissue Techniques


    This course provides students with a basic foundation for hands-on soft tissue assessment and intervention. The student will gain an understanding of the muscular and myofascial system and how soft tissue interventions can improve a person’s function and well being. The course is grounded in the fundamentals of Western massage techniques. Other soft tissue and myofascial theories and techniques will be explored. Students discuss current evidence on the different theories and techniques. Palpation of soft tissue and bony landmarks of various regions of the body is included. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Corequisite: PTR*523L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Corequisite: PTR*523L. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PTR 524 - Patient/Client Management I


    This course introduces the student to a series of courses focused on patient/client management. The patient/client management model as outlined in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice is discussed, as well as the NAGI and ICF model. The course includes the interview process with emphasis on history taking and review of systems. Physical therapy foundational clinical skills used across a variety of population settings are emphasized including basic tests and measures, interventions, and assessments. Written medical documentation is introduced. Additional course fee required. Corequisite: PTR*524L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Additional course fee required. Corequisite: PTR*524L. Normal cycle offering: Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • PTR 525 - Patient/Client Management II


    The use of physical agents will be presented within the context of comprehensive patient management and outcomes assessment. Case studies will be utilized to elucidate these concepts. The students will learn physiological effects of energy transfer (thermal, electromagnetic, acoustic, mechanical, and electrical) on body tissues or systems. Interventions include the use of hot/cold agents, ultrasound, hydrotherapy, aquatic therapy, traction, compression, radiation, light energy and electrical stimulation. Indications, contraindications, and precautions in their application will be covered. Applied examination techniques, gait and posture will be incorporated into this course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Corequisite: PTR*525L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Corequisite: PTR 525L. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • PTR 528 - Clinical Education I


    This is a full-time seven (7) week supervised clinical educational experience provided in an approved agency. Supervision is provided by a licensed physical therapist who helps the student bridge academic knowledge to actual patient care. The primary emphasis of this experience is to reinforce and practice basic physical therapy skills and professional behavior in direct patient care. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. SUMMER A OFFERING.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. SUMMER A OFFERING. Normal cycle offering: Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 6
  
  • PTR 530 - Special Topics: Level I Pediatric Kids Club


    This is the first course in a series designed to provide students with clinical experience in pediatric physical therapy. Emphasis in this course is on professional behavior, communication with children and parents/guardians, application of knowledge of normal development, behavior management strategies, and running a wellness/enrichment group session. Students will implement these skills in a community-based recreational program for children with special health care needs. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PTR 598 - Contemporary Issues in Interprofessional Team Practice


    The purpose of this course is to provide graduate students in various health and education programs with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be effective as inter-professional team members. Students are introduced to core values and competencies derived from multiple professions, which prepares them for collaborative practice in diverse settings. This course covers research and theories that guide effective team development and interactive problem solving. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. This is a HYBRID course, with some in-class meetings and the remainder of the course online.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. This is a HYBRID course, with some in-class meetings and the remainder of the course online. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PTR 615 - Health Promotion and Wellness


    The students will be exposed to a multitude of various health and wellness programs, and will evaluate each program for appropriateness for general and specific client populations. Health and wellness promotion and prevention will be discussed from a local as well as a global perspective. Principles of exercise physiology, nutrition, psychology, sociology, integrative wellness, environment, and other factors of health and wellness, including gender-related considerations, will be discussed as it relates to individuals and the community. Health and wellness promotion and prevention will be discussed from a local as well as a global perspective. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PTR 617 - Integrated Clinical Education Experience III


    This is the third course in a series designed to provide students with clinical experience in the field of physical therapy. This provides students a supervised clinical experience in which to apply the course content for clients primarily with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. This course builds upon the professional skills attained in PTR 517 and 519, and will emphasize the patient/client management model throughout the episode of care. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 2
  
  • PTR 619 - Integrated Clinical Education Experience IV


    This is the final course in a series designed to provide students with clinical experience in physical therapy. This provides students a supervised clinical experience in which to apply the course content for clients primarily with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. This course builds upon the professional skills attained in PTR 517, 519, and 617, continuing the evaluation and clinical decision making portions of the patient/client management model, and broadening skills in intervention and inter-professional practice. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 2
  
  • PTR 621 - Professional Issues III: Health Care System


    The third in a series of five courses related to profesional issues, this course introduces students to health behaviors, health belief models, healthcare policy making, regulatory issues, and reimbursement in healthcare, preparing them to function in the US healthcare system and recognize international differences among health care systems. An introduction to evaluation and interventions for the geriatric population including assessment of fall risk. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Normal cycle offering: Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PTR 626 - Cardiopulmonary Management


    This course addresses Physical Therapy evaluation and interventions of cardiac and pulmonary conditions. Students learn examination skills including heart and lung auscultation, fremitus, and evaluative percussion. Intervention topics include airway clearance techniques and exercise prescription. Indications and contraindications for interventions in individuals throughout the lifespan with significant compromise from diseases are thoroughly discussed. Outcome measures of heart and lung function including ECG, six minute walk test, and pulmonary function tests are addressed in depth. Students present on cardiovascular and pulmonary issues based on the best level of evidence. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*626L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*626L. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • PTR 627 - Musculoskeletal Management I


    This course prepares the student to evaluate, diagnose and treat common conditions of the musculoskeletal system. The student conducts a comprehensive physical examination, including the case history, medical screening, and assessment of impairments of the movement system. Common conditions encountered in orthopedic physical therapy practice are covered in depth. The patient management model, as presented in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, serves as an organizational framework for patient management in a direct access healthcare environment. The lecture, laboratory, problem-based learning and clinical components of the course are integrated to optimize student learning. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*627L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*627L. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • PTR 628 - Differential Diagnosis/Medical Imaging


    This course prepares the student to practice in a direct access to physical therapy healthcare environment. A review of systems approach to medical screening is presented as an essential aspect of diagnostic process in patient management. This course also provides students with an in-depth understanding of a variety of radiological and medical imaging techniques that are used in diagnosis, including plain film radiology, CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, and PET scan. Principles of medical pharmacology and relevance to physical therapy practice are presented. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PTR 629 - Musculoskeletal Management II


    This course is a continuation of Musculoskeletal Management I. The focus of the course is on evidence-based, patient centered care in orthopedic physical therapy. Current systems for classification of musculoskeletal disorders are explored and intervention planning is based on movement system diagnosis. Patient education, manual therapy, including both thrust and non-thrust joint mobilization techniques, and therapeutic exercise are covered in depth. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*629L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*629L. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • PTR 632 - Integumentary System, Prosthetics, Orthotics


    Students will gain knowledge in the integumentary system, as well as knowledge in both prosthetics and orthotics, which will be applied to a variety of patient populations across the lifespan. This course encompasses evaluation and intervention of the integumentary system including burns, pressure injury, arterial and venous ulcers, infections, and amputations. Specific interventions include, but are not limited to, universal precautions, prevention, wound healing, diseasese of the skin, and prosthetics/orthotics. Principles of normal biomechanics, pathomechanics, physiology and pathophysiology are used for evaluation and intervention of the patient with vascular, neuromuscular, and/or musculoskeletal compromises. Biomechanical and biological factors during prosthetic and orthotic prescription will be emphasized during examination, evaluation, and training to achieve desired patient/client functional outcomes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*632L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*632L. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • PTR 635 - Clinical Education II


    This is a full time, seven (7) week, supervised clinical education experience provided in an approved agency. Supervision is provided by a licensed physical therapist. The goal of this experience is to have students manage a variety of patients using the Guide to Practice in examination, evaluation, documentation, goal setting, intervention, and discharge planning. The primary emphasis of this experience is to progress toward an intermediate level of performance as defined by the Clinical Performance Instrument. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Normal cycle offering: Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 6
  
  • PTR 636 - Clinical Education III


    This is a full time, eight (8) week supervised clinical educational experience provided in an approved agency. Supervision is provided by a licensed physical therapist. The goal of this experience is to have students manage a variety of patients using the Guide to Practice in examination, evaluation, documentation, goal setting, intervention, and discharge planning. The primary emphasis of this experience is to progress toward an advanced intermediate level of performance as defined by the Clinical Performance Instrument. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 6
  
  • PTR 650 - Research I


    This is the first course in the research sequence. Under the mentorship of research faculty with expertise in the selected topic, students begin their research project by reviewing the literature based on the faculty generated research topics, refining the research questions, developing a rationale and hypothesis of the proposed study. Progress within the research sequence may vary based on specific projects. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PTR 654 - Research II


    Under the mentorship of research faculty with expertise in the selected topic area, students develop the methods for the research project, complete the Human Subjects Review Committee process, outline methods for project implementation, and develop the timeline for data collection, analysis, and completion. Students refine methods in consultation with other faculty. Progress within the research sequence may vary based on specific projects. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR 654L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR 654L. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PTR 659 - Adult Neuromuscular Management


    This course encompasses evaluation and intervention of the neuromuscular system including diagnoses that include stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and other degenerative diseases. Extensive tests and measures will be performed and practiced as well as evidence based interventions. Topics will include current research on brain function, motor development, and specific theoretical models of neurorehabilitation (e.g. motor control and motor learning). Practical application of techniques and problem-solving situations for individuals will be provided in the laboratory sections. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*659L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*659L. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • PTR 660 - Pediatric Neuromuscular Management


    This course utilizes the patient/client management model to address the needs of individuals from birth through young adulthood with neuromuscular disorders. The course includes principles of human development with an emphasis on the development of postural control/movement and the interrelationship with skill acquisition. Neuromuscular-based pediatric movement disorders will be introduced with analysis of information from the clinical examination, clinical decision-making, and the establishment of a comprehensive plan of care. Course content includes: legislation that drives educational therapy services, scope of pediatric physical therapy practice, application of assistive technology, development of professional behavior, unique practice models, communication skills, and documentation. Laboratories will promote development of skill in the application of examination, intervention, and communication techniques discussed in lecture. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*660L. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
 

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