Courses

  • SAR AT 632: Health Care Management and Quality Improvement
    This course focuses on fundamental principles of administration and evaluation of the delivery of athletic training services in the context of the larger health care system. Strategies to achieve the best patient outcomes by collecting, analyzing, and effecting change using qualitative and quantitative information will be emphasized.
  • SAR AT 633: Performance Enhancement in Sport
    This course presents information to assist clinicians in development and execution of assessment and corrective intervention programs intended to improve movement patterns to maximize performance for sport and health and reduce injury risk for patients.
  • SAR AT 650: Clinical Reasoning Capstone
    (2-week class; on-campus)This culminating course features a series of activities designed to assess students' readiness to practice as athletic trainers.
  • SAR AT 672: Patient-Oriented Evidence for Athletic Trainers
    This course, arranged to meet the needs of the individual student, is designed to provide the student with a substantial foundation in core knowledge and clinical application of the principles of evidence-based practice. Faculty will work with students to determine their baseline level of knowledge regarding foundations and application of EBP principles. Working from this baseline, specific learning objectives and expected outcomes will be determined.
  • SAR HP 150: Freshman Year Experience
    This course is designed to provide an orientation to freshmen about the college experience. Expectations, guidelines and resources will be made available to aid freshmen in making informed decisions about the quality of their education while clarifying and enhancing the students' experiences with the Boston University community. Interaction with faculty advisors and peer mentors is provided.
  • SAR HP 151: Introduction to the Health and Rehabilitation Professions
    Freshmen Seminar. Exploration of the roles and functions of the health and rehabilitation disciplines. Introduction to the health care system and its impact on society. Sargent students only.
  • SAR HP 220: Occupation and Health
    Exploration of the factors that influence how people spend their time, including their choice of activity and their ability to perform important and meaningful activities, and of the impact of these occupations on health and well-being across the life course.
  • SAR HP 225: Introduction to Critical Inquiry in Behavior and Health
    This course provides foundation skills in effective and efficient search of information resources relevant to the study of behavior and health, including on-line databases (e.g., PubMed, PsychInfo, CINAHL, NARIC), government sites, and other web sources. Students will learn basic skills to critically evaluate these information sources and to evaluate published research using quantitative and qualitative methods as needed to write a research-based paper.
  • SAR HP 252: Health and Disability Across the Lifespan
    Overview of healthy development across the lifespan followed by an examination of common conditions that typically begin in certain stages. Each condition will be examined for its individual, group and systemic impacts.
  • SAR HP 305: Foundations of Health Promotion
    This course provides students with an introduction to the principles of health promotion and an overview of strategies used to promote health at both the individual and population levels. The course will develop students' understanding of public health principles, health promotion and human behavior change models, as well as social determinants of health, and will explore how interactions among these factors impact health interventions and outcomes. Students will learn about methods to identify and assess the health needs of individuals across various contexts (health care facilities, schools, worksites, and communities); factors to consider when planning interventions tailored to the unique needs of specific populations (i.e. individuals with disabilities, male adolescents and young men, and communities of color); current evidence-based strategies to improve health outcomes and reduce the prevalence of chronic disease; and the effectiveness of select health promotion programs and strategies aimed at helping people make lasting healthy choices wherever they live, learn, work, and play.
  • SAR HP 320: Health Conditions across the Life Course
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS BI105 or equivalent
    Overview of medical and psychosocial aspects of selected chronic diseases, with a particular focus on the impact of the disease and its management on the person's daily life.
  • SAR HP 345: Introduction to Sports Medicine
    Intended for students interested in sports, coaching, medicine and exercise, this course provides an introduction to prevention of injury and illness, basic exercise principles, and first aid for an active population.
  • SAR HP 353: Organization and Delivery of Health Care in the U.S.
    The focus of this interdisciplinary course is on increasing the student's understanding of the health care system, the social, environmental, and behavioral factors that affect health care, and on increasing the student's ability to work in interdisciplinary teams. The student will actively engage in individual work, group discussion and teamwork through written, oral, and web site assignments.
  • SAR HP 405: Practicum and Seminar in Behavior and Health
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Senior concentrators in Behavior and Health program only.
    Practical experience in a health or social service related setting related to the student's specialization area. Includes participation in weekly seminar.
  • SAR HP 412: Abnormal Behavior in Rehabilitation
    Survey of theory, research, and therapeutic interventions related to the rehabilitation of persons with psychiatric disabilities. Presents an overview of maladaptive problems in living from personal, biological, social, and environmental perspectives. Emphasizes issues of special relevance to health and rehabilitation professionals. 4 credits, 1st semester
  • SAR HP 495: Senior Thesis
  • SAR HP 497: Ind Study
  • SAR HP 500: Helping Skills: Fundamentals of Health Communications
    The course is designed to improve the student's cultural competence, interpersonal and human relations skills. Through lecture, experiential activities and class discussions, students explore the meaning of helping/healing and identify the factors that facilitate counseling and professional relationships. These skills are also fundamental for health promotion programs.
  • SAR HP 504: Clinical Athletic Training III
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR AT405 and SAR AT430; AT/DPT Students only.
    Continued athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of a preceptor. Course content relates to career planning, pharmacology, psychology of injury and recovery, and non-orthopedic conditions. Additionally this course incorporates content designed to integrate students in DPT clinical education.
  • SAR HP 505: Clinical Athletic Training IV
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR HP 504; AT/DPT Students only.
    Continued athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of a preceptor. Course content includes examination of contemporary issues in a group-based discussion format.