Courses

  • SAR PT 901: Neuro Residency
  • SAR PT 902: Manualtherapy
  • SAR PT 903: Manualtherapy 2
  • SAR RS 650: Foundations of Rehabilitation Sciences
    This course provides an overview of the field of rehabilitation science and an introduction to the social constructs of disability with an emphasis on bio-psycho-social-environmental models of the enabling-disabling process across the life course. The historical, philosophical and theoretical foundations of Rehabilitation Science and the evolution of laws and policies related to rehabilitation that inform the ethical, funding, and social implications of rehabilitation research are analyzed. The course will also provide an in-depth understanding of person-environment interactions and the link between biomedical factors and community participation.
  • SAR RS 750: Research Design
    This course serves as an introduction into research designs relevant to rehabilitation science. The first set of sessions provides the background and framework for understanding the reasoning behind different research designs. The remaining sessions focus on various categories of research designs, the types of research questions these designs address, and the types of data analyses that are appropriate to the designs. The course content is integrated with the content students received in Philosophy of Rehabilitation Science. Format of sessions are lecture, discussion, and experiential. Student assignments are individualized to student areas of mentored research. Student presentations are integrated into the topics presented according to the class schedule.
  • SAR RS 870: Emerging Topics
    A seminar for doctoral students that focuses on a different topic each semester.
  • SAR RS 890: Doctoral Seminar in Rehabilitation Sciences
    This seminar allows for a discussion of topics of interest to doctoral-level students in the PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences, and is designed to provide insight in 1) curricular aspects of the PhD program, 2) mentor-mentee relationship, 3) skills necessary for PhD graduates entering the field of rehabilitation sciences with a research doctorate, and 4) interdisciplinary nature of the field of rehabilitation. This course enhances the student's ability to successfully complete the PhD program by working on skills needed to write and critically review IRB proposals, research manuscripts and research grant proposals, to outline ethical dilemmas in research, to formulate and disseminate a line of inquiry, and to distinguish various career paths. Literature addressing these issues will be used throughout to illustrate the arguments.
  • SAR RS 910: RS PhD Directed Reading
    For students working with a faculty member on a topic-specific literature review.
  • SAR RS 911: RS PhD Directed Research
    For students working with a faculty member on a research project other than the student's final dissertation research.
  • SAR RS 920: RS PhD Comprehensive Examination
    For students in the PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences who are working on the comprehensive examination. RS900 should be completed with a grade of P.
  • SAR RS 930: RS PhD Dissertation Proposal Development
    Continuing registration for PhD students in Rehabilitation Sciences, used after passing the comprehensive exam and prior to beginning the final dissertation research. RS 920 should be completed with a grade of P.
  • SAR RS 940: RS PhD Dissertation Research
    Continuing registration for PhD students in Rehabilitation Sciences who are completing the dissertation. RS 930 should be completed with a grade of P or waived by petition.
  • SAR SH 221: Phonetics
    Phonetics is the science of the sounds of speech, including how they are produced, perceived, and classified. In this course, students will develop competence in perceiving and classifying the segmental and suprasegmental patterns of American English. Students will master the International Phonetic Alphabet for broad and narrow transcription of vowels, consonants, and connected speech. Classroom and lab-based activities will develop listening and transcription skills for analyzing individual differences in dialect and accent, phonological development, and disordered speech.
  • SAR SH 497: Directed Study in Speech Pathology and Audiology
    Independent study in selected areas of speech and language disorders, language and learning disabilities, speech and hearing sciences, or audiology. Term paper or other project summary.
  • SAR SH 505: Introduction to Phonological Disorders
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR SH 521 and SH 524
    This course provides an overview of current models of normal and disordered phonological development. Students examine and practice evidenced-based principles and practical applications of assessment, analysis, diagnosis, and remediation approaches and procedures to facilitate critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to apply to working with individuals with a variety of phonological disorders
  • SAR SH 522: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
    Study of the physiological structures and functions that underlie speech production. Emphasis is placed on the respiratory, phonatory, and articulatory systems. Introduction to neuroanatomy and neural control of the production of speech as well as dysfunction of these normal processes in clinical disorders is included.
  • SAR SH 523: Introduction to Speech Science
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR SH 521
    Lecture, laboratory, and demonstrations. Introduction to the basic physics of sound, including the decibel scale, spectral analysis, and resonance. Includes speech production, speech perception and suprasegmental effects.
  • SAR SH 524: Language Acquisition
    This course will focus on first language acquisition in infancy and childhood. We will cover the progression of language development in each of the traditional areas of linguistic analysis: phonology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. The course will be focused on experimental research in typical language acquisition and on different theories that strive to explain the underlying cognitive and linguistic mechanisms at work in an early learner.
  • SAR SH 531: Introduction to Communication Disorders
    Introduction to various speech and language disorders found across linguistically and culturally diverse populations. Characteristics underlying biological systems and methods for evaluation and treating a variety or communication disorders are examined. Exploration of the professions of speech pathology and audiology.
  • SAR SH 535: Diagnostic Audiology
    Requires both lecture and lab to cover hearing assessment through the use of pure-tone and speech audiometric techniques as well as the measurement of middle-ear function. The course also includes information about the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, acoustics, and the effect of noise on hearing.