May 29, 2020  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Courses


 

Physical Therapy

  
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    PHYT 7114 - Evidence in Practice


    (2) Credit Hours

    Introduction to the acquisition, utilization and presentation of information by physical therapists with emphasis on technology and the use of computers. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to develop focused clinical questions, conduct systematic evidenced-based literature searches, identify levels of evidence, and develop creative means of communication using a variety of active learning techniques. Fall semester; year 1.
  
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    PHYT 7115 - Musculoskeletal Examination


    (2) Credit Hours

    Essential steps in the evaluation of function in a patient with musculoskeletal dysfunction. Examination skills for the measurement of joint motion, muscle strength, and posture are demonstrated and practiced. Fall semester; year 1. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7116 - Human Gross Anatomy


    (6) Credit Hours

    Combined lecture-laboratory program designed to present to the student an understanding of basic and clinical, human gross anatomy. Normal diagnostic imaging techniques will be introduced. Detailed regional analysis of the buttock, lower extremity, and upper extremity will be performed. Structure and function of the head, neck, and trunk regions will be studied. Major joints will be discussed. Normal diagnostic imaging (x-ray, CT Scan, and MRI) will be introduced. Anatomy of the thoracic and abdominal cavities will be introduced. Fall semester; year 1. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7122 - Neuroscience


    (5) Credit Hours

    This course presents an understanding of peripheral and central nervous system human anatomy, embryology, histopathology and physiology. Correlation of neurological lesions with resultant clinical signs and symptoms is emphasized in patient/clinical case study format. Spring semester; year 1. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7123 - Physical Agents


    (2) Credit Hours

    Didactic and clinical applications of selected physical agents used in physical therapy practice. The following physical agents will be covered: superficial heating and cooling agents including hydrotherapy, deep heating modalities, infrared, and ultraviolet. Critical thinking skills will be applied by the student in the determination of the frequency and protocol development of the prescription for each physical agent. Spring semester; year 1. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7124 - Pathology of Musculoskeletal System


    (3) Credit Hours

    With the aid of case studies, audio-visual support and handouts, this course will survey the clinical correlation of signs and symptoms of dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. The fundamental concepts of histology, and disease-producing mechanisms and pathologic processes of the musculoskeletal system will be presented. Histopathology of body tissues and other organ systems will be reviewed. Principles of cellular immunology, inflammation and wound healing will be introduced.
  
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    PHYT 7125 - PT Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Lower Extremity


    (3) Credit Hours

    Provides the student with the didactic and clinical applications of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, therapeutic interventions, and treatment rationale for the most common musculoskeletal dysfunctions of the lower extremity. Students will also spend two hours each week in an orthopedic clinical setting. (1 lecture hour and 4 lab hours per week) Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7126 - PT Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremity


    (3) Credit Hours

    Provides the student with the didactic and clinical applications of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, therapeutic interventions, and treatment rationale for common musculoskeletal dysfunctions of the upper extremity. Students will also spend two hours each week in an orthopedic clinical setting. (1 lecture hour and 4 lab hours per week). Spring semester; year 1. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7131 - Patient/Client Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Spine


    (4) Credit Hours

    Provides the student with the didactic and clinical applications of evaluative measures, therapeutic interventions, and treatment rationale for select musculoskeletal dysfunctions of the spine. Summer semester; year 1. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7132 - Electrotherapeutic Modalities


    (2) Credit Hours

    Provides the student with the didactic and clinical applications of electrotherapy. Critical thinking skills will be applied by the student in the determination of the frequency and protocol development of the prescription for each physical agent. Summer semester; year 1. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7133 - Clinical Education I


    (4) Credit Hours

    This is an introductory clinical experience following successful completion of the first three semesters of didactic work. The student performs the elements of patient/client management with an emphasis on musculoskeletal dysfunction in an outpatient/ambulatory care setting under the direct supervision of a physical therapist. Summer semester, year 1. 280 clinical hours. Graded S/NC.
  
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    PHYT 7210 - Kinesiology and Applications of Exercise


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to kinesiology through the study of biomechanics, including statics and dynamics, joint kinematics, and related aspects of muscle mechanics and physiology. Emphasis is on the importance of mechanical principles in relation to analysis of the human body at rest and in motion, in both normal and selected pathological conditions. The course will include an introduction to motor control. Students will also learn about the role of the physical therapist in prevention and the promotion of health, wellness, and fitness and the concepts of exercise prescription for the healthy and individuals with risk factors for various diseases. Fall semester; year 1.
  
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    PHYT 7211 - Physical Therapy Management of Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction


    (4) Credit Hours

    Provides the student with the didactic and clinical applications of pathology, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and expected outcomes in the management of clients with dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system. Renal system dysfunction, cardiovascular complications of diabetes, and exercise considerations in special populations will also be addressed. Fall semester; year 2. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7212 - Critical Inquiry


    (3) Credit Hours

    Teaches the importance of the scientific method in physical therapy, both to understand disease processes and to evaluate the efficacy of different methods of treatment. The student will examine the evidence for accepted methods of treatment, and evaluate published research studies, with reference to hypothesis, methodology, conclusions and relevance to physical therapy practice. The student will acquire the skills necessary to develop a research project including scientific writing, oral presentation, literature search and review, research design and methodology, computer data analysis, and preparing scientific text and illustrations for publication. Summer/Fall semester; year 2.
  
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    PHYT 7213 - Physical Therapy Management of Medical/Surgical Conditions I


    (2) Credit Hours

    This course provides the student with the didactic and clinical applications of physical therapy examination, evaluation, therapeutic intervention, and management for a variety of medical and surgical conditions. The course emphasizes the pathophysiology, etiology, incidence, signs and symptoms, and medical, surgical and physical therapy management for immune system and blood disorders, cancer, and chronic pain. Fall semester; year 2. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7214 - Clinical Applications Across the Lifespan


    (2) Credit Hours

    An in-depth study of clinical applications across the lifespan. Students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to participate in the following clinical experiences: a neonatal intensive care unit, a home health visit, an Alzheimer’s care program, a nursing home, and an assisted living center. Student generated case reports will be utilized throughout the course to emphasize evidence-based practice. Fall semester; year 2.
  
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    PHYT 7215 - Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Neurological Dysfunction I


    (4) Credit Hours

    The physiologic, didactic and clinical applications of physical therapy examinations, evaluation, therapeutic interventions and management for neurological conditions related to spinal cord injury, neuromuscular diseases and peripheral neuropathies. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the pathophysiology, etiology, incidence, signs and symptoms, impairments, functional limitations, disabilities prognosis and medical, surgical and physical therapy management of common disorders associated with spinal cord injury, neuromuscular disease and peripheral neuropathies. Fall semester; year 2. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7216 - Human Growth and Development Across the Life Span


    (3) Credit Hours

    Investigates the human life cycle from the early embryo to senescence on the human movement system. Emphasis will be placed on the study of the principles, processes and phases of physical growth and development, as well as the strengths and limitations imposed on the individual with advancing age. Fall semester; year 2.
  
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    PHYT 7221 - Psychosocial Aspects of Disability


    (2) Credit Hours

    Includes the study of basic concepts and principles essential to the understanding of therapist/patient/family reactions to disability and disease. Issues regarding non-health factors, physical, psychological and social functions are discussed as related to the impact on quality of life. Specific topics include employment and architectural barriers and regulations, various reactions to specific diseases and disabilities, and death and dying. Roles of other professions, agencies and support groups facilitating adjustment to functional limitations and disability are included. Spring semester; year 2.
  
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    PHYT 7222 - Physical Therapy Management of Medical/Surgical Conditions II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Provides the student with the didactic and clinical applications of pathology, examinations, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and expected outcomes in the management of clients with integumentary system disorders and for management of the clients before and after amputation. The holistic approach to management will be emphasized. Spring semester; year 2. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7223 - Physical Therapy Management of Adults and Elders with Neurological Dysfunction II


    (4) Credit Hours

    Provides the student with the physiologic, didactic and clinical applications of physical therapy examination, evaluation, therapeutic interventions, and management for neurological conditions such as cerebral vascular accident, infectious disorders and tumors of the central nervous system, traumatic brain injury, vestibular dysfunction, cerebellar dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the pathophysiology, etiology, incidence, signs and symptoms, impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, prognosis and medical, surgical and physical therapy management of common disorders associated with central nervous system dysfunction. Spring semester; year 2. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7224 - Physical Therapy Management of Infants, Children and Adolescents with Neurological Dysfunction III


    (4) Credit Hours

    Introduces the student to the basic principles of physical therapy management for infants, children, and adolescents with central nervous system dysfunction. Content includes a review of pathophysiology, examination techniques, and intervention rationale for common pediatric disorders such as cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, sensory-motor impairments, developmental coordination disorder, genetic disorders, mental retardation, and neuromotor complications of prematurity and environmental risk exposure. Spring semester; year 2. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7225 - Physical Therapy Management of Medical Surgical Conditions III


    (3) Credit Hours

    Provides the student with the didactic and clinical applications of pathology, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and expected outcomes in the management of patients/clients with acute and chronic conditions and multiple system impairment. Prioritization of impairments and intervention strategies for patients/clients across the lifespan and across practice settings will be emphasized. Spring semester; year 2. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7226 - Research Investigation I


    (2) Credit Hours

    The students will work with research advisors assigned from among the faculty of the program to design a research project. Three types of projects have been approved for this course: a) case study, b) an evidence-based systematic review of literature and c) an applied research project. The project developed for this course will be conducted during fall semester, year 3, under the ongoing direction of the faculty advisor. The specific grading criteria for the components of the assigned project will be determined by written contract between the students and faculty advisor at the beginning of the semester. A timeline will be required to measure progress toward the goals throughout the semester. A formal written research prospectus and oral report will be required at the end of the semester to report on the criteria achieved. Spring semester; year 2.
  
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    PHYT 7231 - Clinical Education II


    (4) Credit Hours

    This acute care clinical experience follows successful completion of all didactic work of the spring semester of the second year. The student performs the elements of patient/client management with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and integumentary systems and begins application of basic neuroscience principles. Summer semester; year 2. 240 clinical hours. Graded S/NC. Prerequisite: PHYT 7133
  
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    PHYT 7232 - Clinical Education III


    (5) Credit Hours

    This clinical experience allows the student to perform the elements of patient/client management with an emphasis on the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and integumentary systems working predominantly with patients with neurologic dysfunction. Graded S/NC. Prerequisite: PHYT 7231. Summer semester; year 2. 320 clinical hours.
  
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    PHYT 7301 - Advanced Clinical Practice: Adult Neurorehabilitation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Explores factors that influence principles of neurologic physical therapy management. Learning activities focus on improving the students’ understanding of factors that affect motor control and motor learning, which in turn influence patient/client management and outcomes. Students are challenged to advance their clinical problem-solving skills and use of evidence-based practice. They are exposed to unique health promotion and traditional physical therapy management approaches. The clinical context will foster an expanded appreciation of a physical therapist’s professional roles. Clinical faculty will directly supervise individual students during all patient interactions. (1 lecture hour and 2 lab hours per week) Fall semester Year 3
  
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    PHYT 7302 - Advanced Clinical Practice: Geriatric Neurorehabilitation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Explores factors that influence principles of neurologic physical therapy management, particularly for elderly persons. Learning activities focus on improving the students’ understanding of factors that affect motor control and motor learning, which in turn influence patient/client management and outcomes. Students are challenged to advance their clinical problem-solving skills and use of evidence-based practice. They are exposed to unique health promotion and specialty management clinics to expand their appreciation and application beyond traditional physical therapy management approaches. The clinical context will foster an expanded appreciation of a physical therapists’ professional roles. Clinical faculty will directly supervise individual students during all patient interactions. Fall semester Year 3
  
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    PHYT 7303 - Advanced Clinical Orthopedics


    (3) Credit Hours

    This clinically-based course will explore factors that influence principles of orthopedic management for clients/patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction. Learning activities will focus on improving the students’ understanding of factors relating to clinical decision-making. Students will be challenged to apply evidence-based clinical decision-making models to evaluate interventions. The clinical context will foster an expanded appreciation of the professional roles of the orthopedic physical therapist. Course instructors will directly supervise groups of students during all interaction with patients. Fall semester; year 3.
  
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    PHYT 7304 - Advanced Neurorehabilitation Management Principles for Children with Movement Disorders


    (3) Credit Hours

    This lab-based course will explore factors that influence principles of neurorehabilitation management for children with movement system disorders. Learning activities will focus on improving the students’ understanding of factors that affect motor function and influence a child’s ability to participate in developmentally appropriate activities. Students will be challenged to apply evidence-based clinical decision-making models to evaluate interventions for children with disabilities and their families. Hands-on experiential learning will strengthen clinical reasoning skills and handling abilities. The clinical context will foster an expanded appreciation of the professional roles of the pediatric physical therapist. Fall semester; year 3.
  
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    PHYT 7305 - Advanced Manual Therapy


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will emphasize the examination process for patients with spinal dysfunction, and a thorough study of manual therapy techniques, focusing on manipulation of the spine and extremities. Students will have some opportunities to work in a clinical setting.
  
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    PHYT 7306 - Advanced Sports Physical Therapy


    (3) Credit Hours

    This elective course will explore a multidisciplinary approach to sports injury management. This course consists of weekly didactic lectures with a clinical component requiring students to observe and or participate in athletic care in the UTC Athletic Training Room or in local clinical sites. Enrollment in this course is limited to 20 students. (2 lecture hours and 4 clinic hours per week.) Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7311 - Administration in Physical Therapy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduces the health care delivery system, organizational structures, financial management, reimbursement, strategic planning, facility design, marketing principles, outcome management, private practice, risk management and efficient and effective use of available time, personnel and equipment. Students have the opportunity to discuss and present reform issues affecting physical therapy. Fall semester; year 3.
  
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    PHYT 7312 - Movement Disorders


    (2) Credit Hours

    The didactic and clinical skills needed to analyze normal and pathological human movement. Students will be able to identify abnormal movement patterns, obtain objective measurements of the movements, including gait parameters, and describe the options available for treatment intervention for patients with movement disorders. Fall semester; year 3. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7313 - Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Designed to provide physical therapy students with the tools necessary to screen patients for the presence of disease processes that are beyond the scope of practice for physical therapists. This information, combined with their knowledge and skills for the management of musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiopulmonary system dysfunction will provide the student with a more comprehensive examination scheme. The information provided should also facilitate professional communication between the physical therapy student and other health care providers. Fall semester; year 3. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7314 - Research Investigation II


    (2) Credit Hours

    Students will work this semester to complete the research projects in process from spring semester, year 2. Students will continue to work with the same faculty advisor that initiated the research project. The three types of projects that have been approved for this course are case study, an evidence-based review of literature and a research project. The expectation of this course is that students will complete the established criteria for the specific type of project that is in process as approved by the faculty advisor by the end of fall semester. A formal presentation of the results of the project is required. Fall semester; year 3.
  
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    PHYT 7315 - Applied Patient/Client Management


    (2) Credit Hours

    Physical therapy concepts and skills gained throughout the curriculum will be integrated in a formal presentation of a patient case study. Emphasis will be placed on evaluating the physical therapy plan of care in the context of the total patient as he or she exists in society. Management plan selected will be validated through the use of professional literature. Case presentations will involve interactions between students and clinical faculty. Fall semester; year 3.
  
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    PHYT 7331 - Licensure Preparation


    (2) Credit Hours

    Involves a student-driven comprehensive review of the physical therapy curriculum requiring evaluation, integration and synthesis of didactic content across the program, in preparation for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). Test taking strategies and practical licensure preparation are included. Spring semester; year 3.
  
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    PHYT 7332 - Clinical Internship


    (9) Credit Hours

    This clinical internship is the final course of the curriculum. Students will work under the direct supervision of a physical therapist focusing on a particular patient/client population selected by the student. The desired outcome is for the student to reach entry-level performance in patient/client management. Spring semester, year 3. 600 clinical hours. Graded S/NC. Prerequisite: PHYT 7232.
  
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    PHYT 7411 - Professionalism in A Doctoring Profession


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will provide the clinical doctoral student with the opportunity for examination and discussion of the responsibilities, challenges and opportunities inherent in doctoral-level physical therapy practice. A central theme of this course is the development of practitioners who view their doctoral education as a route to engaged professionalism, that is, commitment to the demonstration of attributes which enhance the practice of physical therapy at both individual and societal levels.
  
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    PHYT 7412 - Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course provides an introduction to the acquisition, analysis, synthesis and presentation of information by physical therapists, with emphasis on technology and the use of computers. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to develop focused clinical questions, conduct systematic evidenced-based literature searches, identify levels of evidence and research design, critique methodology and summarize information, and develop creative means of communication using a variety of active learning techniques.
  
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    PHYT 7421 - Pharmacology


    (2) Credit Hours

    This course will provide the student with the didactic and clinical applications of pharmacology. The basic principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics will be presented. A study of the most commonly used pharmacologic agents seen in physical therapy practice will be a major emphasis. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship between exercise and other interventions provided by physical therapists with drug effects.
  
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    PHYT 7422 - Diagnostic Imaging


    This course is designed to provide physical therapy students with the skills needs to interpret and apply data derived from a variety of imaging techniques for the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, cardiovascular and integumentary systems. Specific emphasis is placed on the value of the imaging information as a differential diagnosis, prognosis, physical therapy diagnosis and plan of care are developed. The information provided is intended to facilitate professional communication between the physical therapy student and other health care providers. An introduction of surgical procedures used for life support is included.
  
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    PHYT 7423 - Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy


    (2) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to provide physical therapy students with the tools necessary to screen patients for the presence of disease processes that are beyond the scope of practice for physical therapists. This information, combined with their knowledge and skills for the management of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary system dysfunction will provide the student with a more comprehensive examination scheme. The information provided should also facilitate professional communication between the physical therapy student and other health care providers.
  
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    PHYT 7431 - Health Promotion and Wellness


    Primary prevention and health promotion are central concepts in current practice of Physical Therapy. Routine endurance activities have been shown to reduce many acute or chronic conditions affecting persons in the United States. Healthy lifestyle behaviors will be discussed along with the ideals and tenets relative to disease prevention and promotion of wellness for general and specific populations. Topics will include practice setting specific management principles and therapeutic techniques as they relate to individuals from young adulthood to the elderly. Case scenarios will integrate principles. Evidence based practice will be emphasized along with numerous objective tests and risk factor screens for many disease states.
  
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    PHYT 7432 - Leadership and Management in Healthcare


    (2) Credit Hours

    This course provides an overview of the principles and theories of leadership and management. The student will learn a systematic, logical way of thinking about leadership and management within organizations in the environment of healthcare. Through various instructor administered and self-assessment instruments, doctoral students in physical therapy will develop personalized leadership development profiles to enhance their personal and professional development. Topics covered include: personal ethical beliefs, emotional intelligence, change management, motivation of followers, power and influence, leading teams, and life-long learning. The course involves in depth reading and writing from scholarly texts and journals in the field of leadership and management designed to examine the attributes and behaviors of leaders, the relationship aspect of leadership and the leader as social architect within the framework of the evolving healthcare organization.
  
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    PHYT 7433 - Clinical Decision Making


    (2) Credit Hours

    This course will examine the theory and practice related to applied clinical decision making in the Physical Therapy profession. Students will examine the contribution to current clinical practice standards of commonly referenced conceptual models including hypothesis generation and refinement applied within the organizing context of the five essential elements of patient/client management as described by the Guide to PT Practice and the framework of the International Classification of Function (ICF) model. Through peer reviews of case reports and the development of an original case report, the clinical doctoral learner will gain experience identifying and utilizing organized and systematic clinical reasoning frameworks to improve clinical decision making expertise.
  
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    PHYT 7441 - Focused Advanced Clinical Practice


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    This course permits the tDPT student to engage in an individually designed investigation of a focused advanced clinical practice topic. Course requirements may include mentored advanced clinical practicum activities, evidenced-based review of literature or participation in approved competency-based post-professional education programs designed to advance clinical expertise such as achieving professional certification as a Board Certified Specialist in Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty examiners. Formal assessment of learning outcomes will be an integral component of each advanced clinical practice contract. (Graded S/NC)
  
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    PHYT 7442 - Special Topics In Physical Therapy


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    Special topics addressed in this course will vary according to the professional interests and clinical expertise of the participants of each cohort. Advanced clinical application topics will review best practice recommendations for conditions of the neurologic, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary or integumentary systems managed by physical therapists within the scope of physical therapy practice. The latest evidence for planning, implementing effective interventions and assessing outcomes will be explored. (Graded S/NC)
  
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    PHYT 7445 - Health Policy and Administration


    Enhances the appreciation of health policy, business, and management practices needed to succeed within the current healthcare environment. The study of applying general business principles to physical therapy practice will include the areas of finance, productivity, reimbursement, business planning, marketing, human resources, leadership, flexibility, and corporate compliance. Analyzing reimbursement of current billing, accounts receivable, collection procedures and use of proper coding will be covered as well as documentation, coding, review of current payer’s contracts, and billing audits necessary to succeed in today’s healthcare landscape.
  
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    PHYT 7660 - Advanced Clinically-Oriented Anatomy


     

    This is a combined lecture-laboratory course designed to present the third year DPT student with a thorough review of clinically-applied human anatomy. Two major joints will be dissected and study manuals developed. Relevant research articles applying human anatomy topics to clinical practice will be discussed. Students will develop and present learning modules on specific regions.

  
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    PHYT 7660L - Advanced Clinically-Oriented Anatomy Laboratory


    (0) Credit Hours

     

    Laboratory experience to support and enhance topics covered in PHYT 7660.

  
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    PHYT 7997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.

Political Science

  
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    POLS 5010r - Special Topics in Political Science


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Study of selected topics in political science.
  
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    POLS 5020 - Public Administration Research and Analysis I


    (3) Credit Hours

    The application of social science research and data analysis methods to public administration. Prerequisite: one course in statistics or MPA Coordinator approval.
  
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    POLS 5040 - Public Administration Research and Analysis II


    (3) Credit Hours

    The application of social science research and data analysis methods to public administration. Prerequisite: one course in statistics or MPA Coordinator approval.
  
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    POLS 5120 - Organizational Theory and Administrative Behavior


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of theories and data dealing with the characteristics and behaviors of public organizations and the people who work in them. Approaches to organizational development and change.
  
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    POLS 5210 - Public Administration


    (3) Credit Hours

    Principles of government organization, management, financial control, personnel practices, and administration. Emphasis on current research.
  
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    POLS 5220 - Budgeting and Finance in Public Agencies


    (3) Credit Hours

    Problems and practices of fiscal management in public agencies. Emphasis on regional, state, and local governments.
  
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    POLS 5230 - Human Resources Management in Public Agencies


    (3) Credit Hours

    Public personnel systems in the U.S. Emphasis on applied and theoretical issues related to public personnel administration.
  
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    POLS 5240 - Public Policy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Policy making within and among governmental agencies. Emphasis on processes of policy development, implementation, and evaluation.
  
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    POLS 5290 - Administrative Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    Legal aspects of administrative decision-making in public agencies.
  
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    POLS 5300 - Intergovernmental Relations


    (3) Credit Hours

    Changing patterns of conflict and cooperation among local, state, and federal governments
  
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    POLS 5310 - Government, Politics, and Policy in Metropolitan Areas


    (3) Credit Hours

    Politics and policy in metropolitan areas. Federal policies toward metropolitan problems.
  
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    POLS 5320 - State Government, Politics, and Policy


    (3) Credit Hours

    The organization, functions, and operation of state government in the United States. Emphasis on policy formation and outputs.
  
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    POLS 5340 - Executive Process in Public and Nonprofit Agencies


    (3) Credit Hours

    The preparation of students for leadership positions within public and nonprofit organizations. Students will be exposed to a variety of theories and issues that emphasize the complexity of leading public and nonprofit agencies.
  
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    POLS 5350 - Community Building


    (3) Credit Hours

    The role of public and nonprofit agencies in the development of community resources.
  
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    POLS 5360 - Government and Nonprofits


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the relationship between government and the nonprofit sector in the definition, funding, and delivery of public services.
  
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    POLS 5370 - Nonprofit Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    The basic concepts and skills to develop community resources for the support of a non-profit agency. Obtaining and managing grants, fundraising, donor development, and managing the resource activities of an agency are covered. Budgeting and legal aspects that pertain directly to resource development are included. Activities will include preparation of a federal grant proposal, planning a special event, and one additional resource development: donor development and management, planned giving, United Way applications, or other topics.
  
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    POLS 5380 - Nonprofit Marketing


    (3) Credit Hours

    The organizational issue of marketing agencies and programs. Principles of marketing, market research techniques and applications and the role of marketing in strategic planning for non-profit agencies. While the course focuses on marketing in nonprofit agencies, its content is also applicable to managers in public agencies who wish to raise the visibility of their agency’s programs and to communicate its importance and mission more effectively to the public.
  
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    POLS 5390 - Strategic Planning in Nonprofit Organizations


    (3) Credit Hours

    Focuses on the skills necessary for conducting a strategic planning process in nonprofit agencies.
  
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    POLS 5400 - Applications in Public Administration


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination and application of theories and techniques in relation to current issues and problems in public administration practice. The course focuses on problem solving through analysis and evaluation and requires a term project; it serves as the culminating experience for the M.P.A. program. Prerequisites: Students must have completed or be in the process of completing all other M.P.A. core coursework before being allowed to register for POLS 5400.
  
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    POLS 5430 - Nonprofit Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    Immersion of the student in nonprofit administration. The theoretical and the practical side of nonprofit management from establishment of a nonprofit organization through the operations of programs. The primary goal for the course is to increase the knowledge and expertise of students in order for them to feel comfortable in the operation of a nonprofit organization.
  
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    POLS 5510 - Local Government Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to managing small and large cities.
  
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    POLS 5520 - Performance Measurement


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will examine the movement within government to better measure performance of government funded entities and manage public programs on the basis of performance measurement.
  
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    POLS 5530 - Urban Political Economy


    (3) Credit Hours

    The course will examine theory regarding the relationship between politics and economics in determining city development. The course reviews a series of case studies involving cities in the United States and abroad to illustrate how democratic political forces and market economics come together to shape the city.
  
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    POLS 5540 - Anatomy of the City


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course examines the development of cities and the operation of essential systems that allow large numbers of people to live within limited space.
  
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    POLS 5550 - Economic Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course provides an introduction to local economic development theory, policy, and practice. The overall course goal is to introduce students to various, and sometimes competing, perspectives on economic development.
  
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    POLS 5560 - Applied Public Financial Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic concepts of budgeting and financial management needed for the successful management of a public or nonprofit agency. The overall goal of the course is to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective producers and consumers of financial information.
  
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    POLS 5610r - M.P.A. Internship


    (1-12) Credit Hours

    Completion of work experience and research paper in a public agency or nonprofit organization. No more than 6 hours may count toward degree requirements. Prerequisite: approval of the MPA program coordinator.

     

  
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    POLS 5900 - The M.P.A. Paper


    (3) Credit Hours

    Completion, submission, and oral defense of a master’s level research paper.
  
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    POLS 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Maximum credit: 3 credit hours. MPA majors may not count more than 3 hours of 5997 or 5998 toward the degree.
  
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    POLS 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: MPA Coordinator and department head approval. Maximum credit: 3 credit hours. MPA majors may not count more than 3 hours of 5997 or 5998 toward the degree.

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    PSY 5010r - Group Studies


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Study of selected topics through a seminar taught by appropriate faculty members. Topics to be taught will be announced in advance. Maximum credit: six hours for students in the psychology graduate program, unless specific approval is given by program director. Prerequisite: Admission to a Psychology master’s program or approval of the graduate coordinator.
  
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    PSY 5040 - Qualitative Methods for Applied Research and Evaluation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to qualitative research methods for behavioral and social science. Focus on application of these methods for evaluating the effectiveness of programs and/or interventions.
  
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    PSY 5060 - Organizational Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theory, research, and applications of major organizational behavior topics. These include employee socialization, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, organizational fairness, and several major conceptualizations of work motivation and leadership. Prerequisite: admission to the Industrial/Organizational master’s program or approval of the graduate coordinator.
  
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    PSY 5100 - Applied Research I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Discussion of problems in the application of psychological research methodology in nonlaboratory settings. Emphasis on the interpretation and relevance of research results for the practitioner. Background in statistics in psychology researach methodology required.Y 2010 and admission to the Research master’s program or approval of the graduate coordinator.
  
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    PSY 5110 - Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Discussion of problems in the application of psychological research methodology in non-laboratory settings. Emphasis on the interpretation and relevance of research results for the practitioner. Background in statistics in psychology research methodology and admission to the Industrial/ Organizational master’s program or approval of the graduate coordinator.
  
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    PSY 5120 - Job and Performance Measurement


    (3) Credit Hours

    Development of the knowledge and skills pertaining to job analysis. Study of the psychometric issues that underlie the evaluation of the appropriateness of employee selection and appraisal methods. Specifically, four issues are considered: reliability, validity, utility, and legal/social concerns. Prerequisite: Admission to the Industrial/Organizational master’s program or approval of the graduate coordinator.
  
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    PSY 5130 - Advanced Research Techniques


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of advanced methods and techniques commonly employed in psychological research. Emphasis is upon design and analysis as integral units in a variety of research contexts. Prerequisite: 5100 or 5110.
  
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    PSY 5140 - Applied Research II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: PSY 5100 or 5110, and Admission to the Research Master’s Program or approval of the Graduate Coordinator.
  
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    PSY 5160 - Human Resources Training


    (3) Credit Hours

    A review of the definition of training, the identification of training problems, the development of training materials, and the management of training and management development programs with emphasis upon their evaluation. Prerequisites: 5060, 5110, 5130.
  
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    PSY 5170 - Human Resources Interviewing


    (3) Credit Hours

    Extensive training in the fundamentals and techniques of interviewing. The emphasis of this training will be upon pre-employment, performance appraisal, disciplinary and counseling uses of the interview. Interviewer assessment, VCR and small group feedback used. Prerequisite: Admission to the Industrial/ Organizational master’s program or approval of the graduate coordinator.
  
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    PSY 5190 - Organizational Communications


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of the various communication processes operating in any organizational structure, with stress upon the psycho-social components of message production, transmission, and interpretation.Topics include symbolic systems, modern research findings in persuasion, processes of negotiation, assessing communication impacts, and managing various communication networks. Prerequisite: Admission to the Industrial/Organizational master’s program or approval of the graduate coordinator.
  
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    PSY 5200 - The Uses of Groups in Work Organizations


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar in the study of group development, group facilitation, group problem solving, work group team building, effective meetings, and committee and task force utilization. Prerequisite: Admission to the Industrial/Organizational master’s program or approval of the graduate coordinator.
  
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    PSY 5210 - Occupational and Organizational Health


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to scientific research and practical applications of Occupational Health Psychology (OHP). Emphasis on promotion of health of wellness and prevention of negative health-related consequences within organizational settings.
  
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    PSY 5250 - Core Skills for I/O Psychologists: Understanding Business


    (3) Credit Hours

    Overview of core business skills as they relate to the field of industrial-organizational psychology. Specific areas covered will be accounting, finance, economics, and marketing. Additionally, current legal, political, and professional issues will be covered. Prerequisite: Admission to a Psychology master’s program or approval of the instructor.
  
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    PSY 5260 - Organizational Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    Review of contemporary trends and issues specific to the field of organizational development. Topics such as organizational assessment and change will be explored. A systematic review of journal articles and current literature will be used Prerequisites: 5060, 5110, 5130.
  
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    PSY 5270 - Personnel Selection


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theory, practice, and research pertaining to the selection of applicants to jobs and the appraisal of current employees. Emphasis on the development and evaluation of assessment techniques from a psychometric and legal viewpoint. Prerequisite: 5120.
  
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    PSY 5300 - Compensation and Benefits


    (3) Credit Hours

    Overview of the psychology of money and the use of compensation and benefits in the workplace. Current journal articles and legal/professional issues related to compensation will be covered. Prerequisite: Admission to a Psychology master’s program or approval of the instructor.
 

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