Health Professions

  • 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 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 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 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.