Sargent College

Courses in: Health Sciences | Physical Therapy and Athletic Training | Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College)

Health Sciences

Human Nutrition Science

SAR HS 251

Prereq: (CAS BI 105 or CAS BI 108). An introduction to nutrition with a focus on the relationship between diet and health. Basic scientific information is presented in preparation for discussion of applied issues such as weight management and prevention of chronic disease. Emphasis is placed on translation of current dietary recommendations to actual food choices. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Management of Food Service Systems

SAR HS 310

Prereq: ((SMG SM 131 or SMG SM 299) and SAR HS 230). Limited to nutrition majors or with consent of instructor. Provides the foundational knowledge of food service management viewed as a system. Management of human resources, quantity food production, menu development, and financial accountability are discussed as well as regulatory and other controls that influence the function of the system. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Exercise Physiology

SAR HS 342

Prereq: (CAS BI 211 or CAS BI 315) or consent of instructor. Application of physiological principles under different exercise conditions. Integration of the body systems in performance of exercise, work, and sports; immediate and long range effects of these activities on the body. Laboratory includes the measurement of physiological parameters under exercise conditions. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Health Sciences Practicum

SAR HS 405

Prereq: Junior or senior standing. Practical experience in a health care setting (health policy, administrative, constituent advocacy) in a hospital, clinic, public health setting, government, or non-governmental health agency. Variable cr. Tuition: $600 per credit

Summer 2 (June 30-August 8)

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Field Experience: Human Physiology

SAR HS 410

Prereq: Junior or senior standing and consent of instructor. Practical experience in a research laboratory, clinic, community, and/or industrial setting, as appropriate. Variable cr. Tuition: $600 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 20-August 8)

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Field Experience: Human Physiology II

SAR HS 412

Prereq: Junior or senior standing and consent of instructor. Continuation of SAR HS 410. Variable cr. Tuition: $600 per credit

Twelve-week course (May 20-August 8)

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Non-Infectious Diseases

SAR HS 450

Prereq: Juniors and Seniors only. Despite the enormous global burden of non-infectious diseases, adequate programs for prevention and treatment do not exist and the challenges faced are complex. This course focuses on preventable risk factors (diet, exercise, tobacco, alcohol, lifestyle, etc.), the growing burden of disease, and current issues in control of non-communicable diseases. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Management of Food Service Systems

SAR HS 510

Prereq: ((SMG SM 131 or SMG SM 299) and SAR HS 230). Limited to nutrition majors or with consent of instructor. Provides the foundational knowledge of food service management viewed as a system. Management of human resources, quantity food production, menu development, and financial accountability are discussed as well as regulatory and other controls that influence the function of the system. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Exercise Physiology

SAR HS 542

Prereq: (CAS BI 211 or CAS BI 315) or consent of instructor. Application of physiological principles under different exercise conditions. Integration of the body systems in performance of exercise, work, and sports; immediate and long-range effects of these activities on the body. Laboratory includes the measurement of physiological parameters under extreme conditions. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Human Nutrition Science

SAR HS 551

Prereq: (CAS BI 105 or CAS BI 108). An introduction to nutrition with a focus on the relationship between diet and health. Basic scientific information is presented in preparation for a discussion of applied issues such as weight management and prevention of chronic disease. Emphasis is placed on translation of current dietary recommendations to actual food choices. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Gross Human Anatomy

SAR HS 581

Prereq: CASBI105 & CASBI106 or CASBI107 & CASBI108 and CASBI211 or CASBI315. Integrative approach to the musculoskeletal, peripheral nervous, and circulatory systems of the human body. Regional approach used to present lectures with projected materials, films, slides, and demonstrations. Laboratories reinforce the lectures with a study of osteology, dissected cadavers, and live anatomy palpations. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2600

Summer 1 (May 27-June 23)

Students must attend one of the three lab times that are included in the SAR HS 581 course schedule.

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Field Experience in Nutrition

SAR HS 703

For students completing the DI for professional registration by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Variable cr. Tuition: $1374 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 20-August 8)

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Practicum: Nutrition

SAR HS 811

Structured clinical learning experience for graduate nutrition students. Placement sites include in- and outpatient facilities, adult and pediatric hospitals, public health agencies, private agencies, newsletter agencies, and long-term care facilities. Variable cr. Tuition: $1374 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 20-August 8)

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Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Athletic Training Practicum I

SAR AT 205

Prereq: AT or AT/DPT students only or consent of AT program director. Initial exposure to the role and skills of an athletic trainer. Includes Emergency Cardiac Care certification. 1 cr. Tuition: $600

Summer 2 (August 27-August 29)

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Physical Therapy Examination

SAR PT 515

Prereq: (SAR HS 369 or SAR HS 581). Coreq: (SAR PT 520). Designed to teach the process of examination by physical therapists. Selected measurement tools used for examination of individuals in order to establish a physical therapy diagnosis are taught. A Systems Approach to examination is introduced and models of disablement are used to guide the process. The course is taught in conjunction with SAR PT 520, Functional Anatomy, and directly applies content learned in that course. DPT students only. Students must register for two sections: lecture B1 and a lab. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (June 25-August 13)

Julie Starr and Lee Marinko
Lecture times for PT 515 may alternate with PT 520 lecture times.

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Functional Anatomy

SAR PT 520

Prereq: (SAR HS 369 or SAR HS 581). Coreq: (SAR PT 515). This course builds on a previous knowledge of human musculoskeletal anatomy to examine human movement. Principles of biomechanics, connective tissue behavior, and muscle physiology are integrated with joint structure and function to form the basis of understanding normal and pathological movement. Students must register for two sections: lecture and discussion. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (June 24-August 12)

Cara Lewis, Lee Marinko, and Kathryn Webster
Lecture times for PT 520 may alternate with PT 515 lecture times.

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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Phonetics

SAR SH 521

Application of International Phonetic Alphabet to sounds of American English. Detailed analysis of vowel and consonant sounds. Students learn and practice the skills necessary to analyze and transcribe speech sounds to describe the speech patterns of various American dialects and speech disorders. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 1 (May 23-June 27)

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Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

SAR SH 522

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. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Language Acquisition

SAR SH 524

Focuses on first language acquisition in infancy and childhood. Covers the progression of language development in each of the traditional areas of linguistic analysis: phonology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. The course is 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. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Introduction to Audiology

SAR SH 535

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. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Aural Rehabilitation

SAR SH 542

Hybrid course. Prereq: SAR SH 535 or SH 630. An introduction to theory and techniques of audiologic habilitation and rehabilitation in audiology and speech-language pathology. The significance of Deaf world issues in the field of aural rehabilitation is addressed throughout the course. This is a blended course. Half of the assigned lectures are given online. Face-to-face meetings are held on Thursdays from 4-7:30 pm. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (July 3-August 7)

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Advanced Topics

SAR SH 710

Topic for Summer 2014: Clinical Supervision in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Practicing speech-language pathologists and audiologists have historically had responsibility for supervising students, clinical fellows, and professionals. ASHA's recent position papers on supervision have recognized supervision as a distinct area of expertise and practice. This course examines a collegial model of supervision that can serve as a framework for supervising personnel at different levels and in different practice settings. Adult learning styles, skill acquisition patterns, and critical thinking development are discussed as they relate to effective supervisory practices. 1 cr. Tuition: $1374

Summer 1 (May 20-May 27)

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Advanced Topics

SAR SH 710

Topic for Summer 2014: Pediatric Feeding Disorders. Designed to provide information on pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. The course includes an overview of the epidemiology of pediatric feeding and swallowing problems, an analysis of anatomy and physiology with respect to feeding/swallowing problems, an analysis of anatomy and physiology with respect to feeding/swallowing of the infant/toddler, and the developmental continuum of oral motor and feeding skills. The pediatric dysphagia team with a focus on understanding team structure, interactions and functions, is discussed as well as the various components of feeding evaluations and the treatment and management of feeding problems. The important role of counseling families and caregivers including a discussion of multicultural feeding influences is examined. Lastly, pertinent documentation from ASHA is discussed. 1 cr. Tuition: $1374

Summer 1 (May 22-June 19)

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Advanced Topics

SAR SH 710

Topic for Summer 2014: AAC Assessment and Intervention in the Intensive Care/Acute Care Setting: From Referral Through the Continuum of Care. Prereq: Coursework in rehab sciences or consent of instructor. The inability to communicate in hospital can be terrifying for the patient but may also negatively impact patient care, recovery, and satisfaction. This course details the broad scope of communication vulnerability in the hospital setting and examines the important role of augmentative communication in supporting patients who are communication vulnerable to more successfully engage in their own care. Through the successes of the Boston Children’s Hospital inpatient AAC program, the first of it’s kind in the nation, clinical and administrative considerations that are generalizable to pediatric and adult care and focus on meeting the needs of communication vulnerable patients will be explored. Content includes: defining and recognizing communication vulnerability, changes to national Joint Commission standards that require a strategy, pre-operative and bedside assessment consideration, profiles of patient candidacy for AAC and three phases of intervention, overview of potential electronic and nonelectronic AAC tools and strategies, interdisciplinary collaboration, and lessons learned in establishing a dedicated AAC program in a pediatric ICU/acute care setting. 1 cr. Tuition: $1374

Summer 2 (July 11-July 12)

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Voice Disorders

SAR SH 733

Anatomical and physiological bases of voice production. Diagnosis and therapy for phonatory disorders in children and adults. Function of the team philosophy for speech pathologists in vocal rehabilitation. 2 cr. Tuition: $2748

Summer 1 (May 20-July 22)

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Acquired Cognitive Disorders

SAR SH 734

An introduction to rehabilitation of individuals with acquired cognitive disorders, including traumatic brain injury, anoxia, right hemisphere stroke, and dementia. Primary focus is on the role of the speech-language pathologist and the knowledge and skills required for diagnosis and treatment of this population across the recovery continuum from acute care to post-acute rehabilitation and reintegration into the community. Particular focus is given to understanding the relationship between language and cognition. Formal and informal assessment tools, treatment paradigms, function of the interdisciplinary team, prevention, advocacy, and strategies to address the needs of family members are presented. 3 cr. Tuition: $4122

Summer 1 (May 21-July 23)

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Evaluation and Diagnosis in Speech Pathology

SAR SH 737

Differential diagnosis in speech pathology. Review of pertinent research, interpretation of test results, and discussion of the implications of the diagnostic findings in a total rehabilitation process. 4 cr. Tuition: $5496

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language

SAR SH 741

Prereq: Successful completion of SAR SH 740 and consent of clinical faculty. Students are assigned to their first field-based experience from a variety of clinical settings. Upon successful completion of SAR SH737, students are assigned to the Boston University Speech, Language, and Hearing Center Diagnostic Team. Students may also be assigned to Boston University specialty clinics. Acceptable clinical hours may be applied to certification. Variable cr. Tuition: $1374 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 20-August 8)

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Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language

SAR SH 742

Students are assigned their second field-based experience from a variety of clinical settings. Upon successful completion of SH 741 and SH 737, students are assigned to a Diagnostic Team. Students may also be assigned to Boston University specialty clinics. Acceptable clinical hours may be applied to certification. Variable cr. Tuition: $1374 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 20-August 8)

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Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language

SAR SH 743

Diagnosis and therapy with speech, language, and voice disorders. Differential diagnosis, counseling with parents, and cooperation with allied professional personnel. Students are assigned to a variety of clinical settings to work under certified personnel. Variable cr. Tuition: $1374 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 20-August 8)

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