Courses

  • 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 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 of a program-approved health care provider in an approved setting. The academic portion of this class includes content in advanced situational assessments, development of career enhancement skills, mental health issues, and conditions unique to special populations. Additionally this course incorporates content designed to integrate students in DPT clinical education. Minimum of 50 hours of clinical experience required. This course meets with AT 504.
  • 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 an approved health care provider in an approved setting. Course meets periodically for formal competency development. Minimum of 50 hours of clinical experience is required. This course meets with AT 505.
  • SAR HP 515: Practicum in Education
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: AT or AT/DPT students only or permission of instructor
    Education experience under the supervision and guidance of a faculty member. This class will expose students to the theoretical foundations of educational practice and allow students to experience classroom teaching and evaluation from an instructor's perspective.
  • SAR HP 522: Health/Lifespan
  • SAR HP 531: Clinical Medicine I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PY 105 and CAS PY 106; AT, AT/DPT or DPT students only; or consent of instructor
    An overview of tissue response to injury, pain transmission, and pharmacology provide the foundation from which students will learn about physical agents and specific conditions from a medical perspective. Students will become familiar with the theoretical and practical application of physical agents as it relates to tissue response to injury and pain control. The laboratory portion of this course emphasizes safe and effective application of these modalities using a problem-solving approach to treatment planning and implementation. This course also exposes students to typical surgical techniques used in musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity and links those interventions to athletic training and physical therapy practice.
  • SAR HP 532: Clinical Medicine II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR HP 531; AT or PT students only.
    This course introduces the athletic training and physical therapy student to the normal and abnormal physiology of different body systems, differential diagnoses in common medical conditions, and common orthopedic surgical management of the lower extremity. Factors associated with those body systems that influence AT or PT examination and intervention will be discussed. Also discussed is when referral to other practitioners is recommended and required.
  • SAR HP 560: General Medicine Practicum
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR HP 532; AT or AT/DPT students or consent of instructor.
    This course provides students with intensive exposure to the practice of general medicine and isThis course provides students with intensive exposure to the practice of general medicine and is designed to augment the content of HP 532: Clinical Medicine II. Students will observe a health care practitioner (MD, DO, PA, NP) in the delivery of general medicine services. designed to augment the content of HP 532: Clinical Medicine II. Students will observe a health care practitioner (MD, DO, PA, NP) in the delivery of general medicine services. Requires recent TB test.
  • SAR HP 561: Evidence Based Practice I
    This course is the first of a series of two courses on evidence-based practice for physical therapy and athletic training students. It is designed to develop essential skills for conducting evidence-based practice. The evidence that supports evidence-based clinical practice comes from three sources: 1) accumulated clinical experience, 2) the patient's values and circumstances, and 3) results of studies reported in the research literature. It takes skill to combine these three sources of evidence into effective and efficient physical therapy and athletic training practice. This course develop the student's ability to formulate answerable clinical questions, to search for and select relevant research literature, and to analyze the clinical applicability and the validity of the results and conclusions of the selected studies.
  • SAR HP 565: Biomechanics of Human Movement
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: BI106, PY105, or consent of instructor.
    This course provides an introduction to biomechanics and quantitative movement analysis, with emphasis on rehabilitation. Includes the theoretical basis and clinical application of biomechanics, including kinematic, kinetic, and electromyographic measures. Emphasis on the application of biomechanic principles and measures commonly used to improve our understanding of movement in populations with and without movement dysfunction.
  • SAR HP 650: Health Care Management
    This on-line graduate course introduces the fundamentals of management in the health care environment. It was designed to develop and enhance student understanding of the health care system and the social forces affecting health care, and to provide skills needed to function effectively in a management or supervisory role. Topics covered in this course include United States policies and legislation affecting healthcare management; the roles of a manager; conducting a market analysis; operating, cash and capital budgeting; process analysis; and risk management. Students will develop, design and execute a formal presentation.
  • SAR HP 662: Evidence Based Practice II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR HP 561; Athletic Training and Physical Therapy students only.
    This course is the second in a series of two courses on Evidence Based Practice for physical therapy students. It is designed to develop essential skills for conducting evidence-based practice. There are about three forms of evidence supporting clinical practice, that is, 1) experience from clinical practice, 2) patient values and goals, and 3) the evidence that comes from the research literature. It takes skill combining these sources of evidence into effective and efficient physical therapy and athletic training practice. This course enhances the student's ability to formulate answerable clinical questions, search relevant research literature, analyze the validity of the outcomes reported in these studies, and combine the outcomes of different research studies in the form of a research synthesis (i.e., critical review and meta-analysis). Literature addressing clinical issues of intervention, diagnosis, and prognosis will be used throughout to illustrate the arguments.
  • SAR HP 720: Educational Theory and Practice
    This on-line graduate course focuses on developing effective teaching techniques and strategies that are needed in a variety of clinical and academic contexts. Topics covered in this course include; identifying instructional settings in one's own practice, the impact of ethical, legal, and economic factors on the educational process, principles of major learning and instruction theories, effective teaching strategies for learners at different developmental stages, strategies that facilitate motivation and improve compliance, and writing behavioral objectives for instruction. Students design and deliver a formal presentation and create a client-education brochure.
  • SAR HP 722: Developing an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Health Management of Older Adults
    Health management for older adults is a major issue in contemporary society. Policy, economics, organizational structure, and clinical care are intermingled in responding on societal, institutional, and clinical levels. This course will challenge the inquisitive and creative student to approach the health of the older adult by addressing these complex issues. It will focus on effective outcomes and understanding the range of roles professionals may adopt. It will provide the knowledge base and skill set necessary for interdisciplinary professional practice. Students and faculty from various disciplines and universities will utilize a case study approach as the primary teaching model.
  • SAR HP 725: Foundations of Education and Health Promotion
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: AT/DPT students only.
    Successful completion of all second year DPT coursework. Promoting health and preventing disease among persons with and without disabilities are important areas of heath in the United States and throughout the world. Optimizing adherence, screening risk factors, fostering the acquisition of healthy behaviors among individuals, organizations, and communities, and even changing policies are ways that physical therapists can promote health and prevent disease. Effective teaching approaches and behavior change strategies are fundamental elements of successful health promotion. The course focuses on applying teaching and health promotion skills across several settings: clinics, schools, and communities . Evidence-based approaches as well as the unique and challenging elements of each of these settings will be explored.
  • SAR HP 770: Health Care Management - PT
    This course will instruct and reinforce students in the fundamental theories and skills of health care management for the physical therapist. The course is designed for the student who intends to be a full-time clinician, with acknowledgement that leaders in the health care environment rarely are able to ignore sound management principles for long. Many health and rehabilitation professionals will assume the role of a manager or have supervisory responsibilities during the course of their career, often sooner than expected. This course develops and enhances the students' understanding of the health care system, the social and economic forces affecting the health care system, and its ability to function effectively. Additionally, the course will prepare students to enter the workforce by introducing them to a variety of tools and experiences that will enable them to manage organizations, programs, resources, and people more effectively. Emphasis in this course is on US policies and legislation, managing human resources, marketing, technology and information, accounting and finance, quality, and measuring performance. The course is largely based on a discussion/lecture format, with significant content being taught by guests who are experts in their fields. Students will learn and experience management skills first hand through class experiences and projects.
  • SAR HP 791: Clinical Experience: AT
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: AT/DPT students only
    This is the first of three full-time clinical experiences in the DPT curriculum combined with the final athletic training experience. It is designed to focus on the synthesis of knowledge, skills and behaviors learned in the classroom, laboratory and addressed during the integrated clinical experiences. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to make sound clinical decisions in the management of non-complex patient problems in a moderately paced environment. Students are supervised in clinical and community settings by qualified physical therapists/athletic trainers.