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Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

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  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)

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Introduces the student to the physical therapy profession and professional role expectations. The history of physical therapy as it relates to the professionalization process, including ethical and legal obligations, as well as student responsibilities. It also addresses the development of effective communication and interpersonal skills and appreciation for individual and cultural differences within clinical settings. Professional responsibilities in physical therapy are introduced, including codes of ethical conduct and awareness of appropriate professional behaviors directed by organizational and legislative regulations. The development of medical terminology recall and recognition skills is also covered in the course. Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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Emphasizes the development of effective documentation skills, including exposure to a variety of documentation formats and implications for proper reimbursement. Disablement classification models, behavioral objectives, and functional outcome concepts are applied to organize patient data and identify treatment goals. With an emphasis on physical therapy practice, delivery of health care, various team structures used in providing health care, and the roles of the physical therapist assistant are provided. This course includes multiple homework assignments to develop both hand-written and electronic documentation skills in the student. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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Students will be introduced to some of the tests and measures that physical therapists use as a means to gather information about the patient/client. The tests and measures covered include: vital signs, goniometry, manual muscle testing, sensory testing, reflex testing and palpation of surface anatomy. Learning opportunities include: lecture, laboratory, demonstration and patient interaction. Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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Skills required by the physical therapist in the generalist acute care environment. A series of patient care related lectures, demonstrations, videotapes and laboratories are integrated to teach proper body mechanics, infection control and sterile technique, basic assessment, transfers, positioning, tubes, ostomies, clinic safety procedures, tilt table usage, prescribing a proper wheel chair, applying proper therapeutic range of motion exercises, and using appropriate assistive devices for gait and transfers. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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Students will apply the skills obtained in Physical Therapy Test and Measures, Physical Therapy Documentation, Physical Therapy Interventions I and begin clinical problem-solving using common physical therapy treatment interventions. Topics include integumentary management for wound healing interventions, therapeutic modalities with an emphasis on the healing process and electrical modalities. Learning opportunities include lecture, laboratory, demonstration and patient interaction. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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The student will obtain a basic understanding of human gross anatomy with specific knowledge of upper and lower extremities, head and neck, and back. At the end of this course the student will be able to apply this knowledge of anatomy to functional and clinical situations. Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program, or permission of instructor. LEC
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The course involves a study of joint structure, joint function, and the biomechanical principles underlying the kinetics and kinematics of human motion, including normal gait and selected pathological gait patterns. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between biomechanical and physiological factors in musculoskeletal and neuromuscular function, and the application of kinesiological principles to clinical physical therapy situations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of DPT curriculum, or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Review of integrative human physiology and pathophysiology with an emphasis upon homeostatic mechanisms and etiologies of disease. The interrelationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular and tissue level (pathology), organ and systemic level (impairment) and to the total human body (functional limitations) will be applied in each of the body systems. Discussions and applied materials will be tailored to the physical therapist with an emphasis on PT-specific diagnoses. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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The course involves a study of joint structure, joint function, and the biomechanical principles underlying human motion. All major peripheral joints and the spine will be studied. Application of functional anatomy to clinical physical therapy situations will be emphasized. Prerequisite: admission into post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course consists of a four week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and preliminary opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills in the clinical setting, as well as documentation and physical therapy skills and procedures that have been introduced in classes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of course work in the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. CLN
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This course consists of a four week internship practicum at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will continue to be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills in the clinical setting, as well as documentation and physical therapy skills and procedures that have been introduced in classes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of course work in the DPT curriculum (including PTRS 720 - Clinical Education I), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Students will apply the concepts taught in PTRS 715 (Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy) and skills obtained in their individual clinical practice. This course will include discussion related to current treatment approaches effecting peripheral and spinal joints. The course activities include review of the current evidence based scientific literature related to orthopedic conditions and interventions, web-based discussion related to individual patient case scenarios and lab activities associated with treatment techniques including mobilization/manipulation, self-mobilization and therapeutic exercise. Prerequisite: Entry into post-professional DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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Builds on the foundation in PTRS 710 (Advanced Human Anatomy), PTRS 703 (Physical Therapy Tests and Measures), PTRS 711 (Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics). Examination skills and treatment interventions that apply specifically to the musculoskeletal system are provided. Basic examination skills for all peripheral joints, abnormal gait, and therapeutic exercise are discussed and reviewed. A problem-solving wrap-up session, guided by a local clinician will allow small groups of students to perform an evaluation of a patient with a musculoskeletal disorder. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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Mastery of physical therapy subjective and objective examination and treatment intervention for patients of all ages who present with a musculoskeletal problem with emphasis on amputation, prosthetics, upper and lower extremity orthoses, fracture management and connective tissue disorders. Emphasis will be placed on the most common clinical problems and physical therapy diagnoses. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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An introduction to research in the evidence-based physical therapy practice including the Scientific Method, library and multimedia resources, research process, measurement theory (reliability and validity), research designs, experimental design principles, research ethics, critical review and analysis of research publications, statistical concepts, and writing of a research report and/or research proposal. Throughout, emphasis is placed on clinical research pertinent to physical therapy. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course will provide students with the applied knowledge to medically screen patients for symptoms and signs that require the expertise of other health care professionals. Patient cases currently treated by the practicing physical therapist will be used to compare diagnostic tests and values. The course will focus on comorbidities and their implications in diagnosis and treatment. The course will be delivered via the web. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or approval by the instructor. LEC
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Physical therapists need skills to relate human pathophysiology to its clinical presentation. The interrelationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular and tissue level (pathology), organ and systemic level (impairment) and to the total human body (functional limitations) will be applied in each of the body systems. Discussions and applied materials will be tailored to the patient population served by the therapist. Prerequisite: Admission into post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Basic ethical concepts, principles, relevant theories and ethical decision making models applied to major contemporary health care issues and dilemmas facing allied health professionals. Development of skills for ethical clinical decision making is the focus. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Comprised of a four week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills (701), the application of general physical therapy evaluation and treatment skills (711, 712, 745, 756, 750, 855, 785), preliminary documentation (702), differential diagnosis of general medical conditions (880), evidence based physical therapy practice (750) and basic physical therapy skills and procedures in the clinical setting (703, 704, 705). Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. CLN
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This course will provide entry-level DPT students with the knowledge of the physiological functions and adaptations of the human body with exercise. Emphasis will be placed on familiarizing students with sound medical rationale and the basis for treatment considering the immediate and long-term effects of exercise. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Anatomy, Physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems are studied and related to clinical signs and symptoms. Students are introduced to common evaluation and treatment techniques, as well as the rationale for including physical therapy in the management of cardiopulmonary conditions. These topics are discussed in conjunction with case studies and current research. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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An introduction to medical imaging and an overview of its role in the health care delivery system. Topics include an introduction to basic imaging equipment with an emphasis on digital acquisition and processing. Factors affecting the quality of images and limitations to the techniques are reviewed. Imaging techniques covered include: X-rays, CT scans, Nuclear medicine, ultrasound, MRI and PET. This course will also include a component covering the microscopic anatomy of cells. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Is comprised of a four week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills (701), the application of general physical therapy evaluation and treatment skills (711, 712, 745, 746, 750, 855, 785), preliminary documentation (702), differential diagnosis of general medical conditions (880), evidence based physical therapy practice (750) and basic physical therapy skills and procedures in the clinical setting (703, 704, 705). Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. CLN
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Focuses on the role of the physical therapist in health promotion across the life span. Emphasis is placed on familiarizing the students with the concept of wellness, health/fitness screening methods, nutrition, education, health promotion programs in the community and the overall role wellness plays in a person's long term well being. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 5 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course introduces fundamental concepts necessary for the entry-level physical therapist to examine, evaluate, and treat the pediatric client. Lecture and lab experiences emphasize a problem oriented approach to physical therapy management of children with musculoskeletal, neurological, and/or cardiopulmonary impairments. Students will learn to recognize components of normal and abnormal development, particularly during the first year of life. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. LEC
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Designed to familiarize the entry-level therapist with contemporary issues in health care which impact the delivery of physical therapy. Professionalism, management and administrative principles are focused on management of direct patient care. Financial management specifically reimbursement for patient services, personal risk management, information management, personnel management, compliance and ethics related to patient care will be discussed. Discussion of professional development is intertwined throughout the course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first three semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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The first course of two three-credit hour management classes designed to review the American health care system as a whole, and to examine the specific areas that rehabilitation health care managers must understand in order to succeed in an increasingly competitive and financially driven system. Some of these areas include the system of health care delivery, legal issues, human resource principles, accounting, reimbursement, payors, Medicare/Medicaid, regulations, outcomes information management, etc. This course will apply all of the above items to real world examples in numerous health care settings so the student understands the complexities of many settings which physical therapy personnel may work. Each unit will build on the last so that at the end of the second management course the student will be capable of proposing, building, opening, and successfully running rehabilitation services in a multitude of settings. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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The second course of two three-credit hour management classes designed to review the American health care system as a whole and to examine the specific areas that rehabilitation health care managers must understand in order to succeed in an increasingly competitive and financially driven system. Some of these areas include the system of health care delivery, legal issues, human resource principles accounting, reimbursement, payors, Medicare/Medicaid, regulations, outcomes information management, etc. This course focuses on reimbursement, legal and regulation issues and will apply presented principles to real world examples in numerous health care settings so the student understands the complexities of many settings in which physical therapy personnel may work. Each unit will build on the last so that at the end of the second management course the student will have the tools to propose, build, open and successfully run rehabilitation services in a multitude of settings. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This web-based course will involve study of current clinical decision-making frameworks, service delivery models, and treatment approaches for children age birth through 21 with or at risk for developmental delay and/or disability. Course activities will include review of current scientific literature and online discussion of individual patient case scenarios. Prerequisite: For the DPT program: successful completion of PTRS 833 or consent of instructor. For the post-professional DPT program: admission into the program or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course is comprised of a four week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills (701), the application of general physical therapy evaluation and treatment skills (711, 712, 745, 746, 750, 855, 785), preliminary documentation (702), differential diagnosis of general medical conditions (880). evidence based physical therapy practice (750, 860, 861), assessing patients with neuromuscular conditions (850, 851, 852), cardiopulmonary conditions (826), and musculoskeletal conditions (846) as well as the basic physical therapy skills or procedures in the clinical setting (703, 704, 705). Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III & IV), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Incorporates concepts from PTRS 710 (Advanced Human Anatomy), PTRS 703 (Physical Therapy Tests and Measures), PTRS 711 (Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics), and PTRS 745 (Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I). Terminology, examination, evaluation, development of a treatment plan, treatment techniques and basic differential diagnosis skills for the spine are taught through lecture, demonstration and student participation. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Incorporates concepts from Advanced Human Anatomy, Physical Therapy Tests and Measures. Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics, Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I, and Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II. Terminology, examination, evaluation, development of a treatment plan and treatment techniques and advanced differential diagnosis skills for the Tempormandibular Joint (TMJ) complex and complex peripheral and/or spinal disorders are taught through lecture, demonstration and student participation. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course will introduce the principles of neuroscience and describe their application as relevant to physical therapists. The course will begin with the terminology of the nervous system, then cover the major functions of the peripheral, autonomic and central nervous systems. The manner with which these systems interact to produce appropriate responses to external demands will be discussed. The behavioral consequences of damage to each systems will be integrated throughout. Particular emphasis will be placed on the sensorimotor role in perception and the control of movement. Lecture and Lab. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Will combine the physiological, neurological and psychological factors that contribute to the control of voluntary movement and the learning of motor skills. Changes over the life span, as well as changes secondary to pathology will be covered, with emphasis on the effects of brain damage. The development of the control of movement, neuroplasticity, and the effects of practice will be discussed. The course will focus on the relationship of our scientific knowledge in motor control and motor learning to the practice of physical therapy. Prerequisite: For the DPT program: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. For the post-professional DPT program: Admission into the program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Will integrate neurophysiology and neuroanatomy into the clinical presentation of adults with neurologic pathology. Students will learn the etiology, epidemiology signs, and symptoms of selected neurological conditions. The medical management of patients with central and peripheral nervous system disorders will be presented in relationship to the practice of physical therapy. The course will introduce examination and treatment of impairments for persons with neuromuscular pathologies. Students will be presented with simple case studies and progress to more complex patient problems. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 5 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of the instructor. LEC
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This course will explore functional mobility deficits in patients with neurologic pathology. Building upon previous course work, students will acquire the skills to hypothesize about the relationship of pathology, impairments, and involvement of other systems to functional deficits for adults with neurologic pathology. Contemporary motor control and motor learning theories and research evidence will be emphasized in the development of appropriate intervention programs. Psychosocial factors will also be considered in the discussion of complex patient cases. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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Pharmacological background for the clinical treatment of patients referred to physical therapy. Fundamentals of the actions of drugs including mechanisms of therapeutic and adverse effects. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course will provide students with the applied knowledge to medically screen patients for symptoms and signs that require the expertise of other health care professionals. Patient cases currently treated by the practicing physical therapist will be used to compare diagnostic tests and values. The course will focus on comorbidities and their implications in diagnosis and treatment. The course will be delivered through the web. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or approval of the instructor. LEC
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Supervised and directed experiences in conducting evidence-based research activities. The research activities involved in this course are broadly defined with emphasis on the enhancement of evidence-based physical therapy practice. The student will be supervised by a member of the faculty. This is a two-semester course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 5 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. RSH
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Supervised and directed experiences in conducting evidence-based research activities. The research activities involved in this course are broadly defined with emphasis on the presentation and communication of an evidence-based research project. The student will be supervised by a member of the faculty. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. RSH
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Individually negotiated learning experiences appropriate to the interests and background of the student. Prerequisite: Admission to the DPT program, post-professional DPT program, or permission of instructor. IND
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Designed to familiarize the entry-level therapist with contemporary issues in health care which impact the delivery of physical therapy, business development and entrepreneurial skills, and organizational and human resource skills. Changes in the US health care system will be discussed, including managed care concepts, essential elements and principles of management in health care organizations, and an overview of human resources, marketing, fiscal and operational management. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Designed to familiarize the entry-level therapist with contemporary issues in health care which impact the practice of physical therapy in the health care system. Changes in the US health care system will be discussed, including managed care, legal and ethical concepts, plus essential elements and principles of management in health care organizations, and an overview of human resources and operational management. Students will be exposed to business development and entrepreneurial skills needed to expand or start up a physical therapy practice. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first six semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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Designed to provide students with the knowledge and clinical tools to medically screen patients for the presence of symptoms and signs that require the expertise of other health care professionals. It will focus on diagnoses that are not covered by common PT practice including diseases of the endocrine system, the immune system, GI system, and neoplasias. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Review of integrative human pathophysiology with an emphasis upon homeostatic mechanisms and etiologies of disease. The interrelationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular and tissue level (pathology), organ and systemic level (impairment) and to the total human body (functional limitations) will be applied in each of the body systems. Discussions and applied materials will be tailored to the physical therapist with an emphasis on clinical tools to medically screen patients for the presence of symptoms and signs that require the expertise of other health care professionals. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. LEC
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Sixteen weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Sixteen weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Sixteen weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Nine weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Nine weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Introduction: matlab windows, input-output, file types, general commands; interactive computation; matrices and vectors, matrix and array operations, scripts and functions applications, graphics. Prerequisite: None LEC
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Students will be instructed in the planning and presentation of a 45 minute scientific seminar on topics outside their thesis area and on their thesis work. Students will learn how to design and produce effective poster presentations. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD program in Rehabilitation Science or consent of instructor. SEM
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This course will introcuce the principles of neuroscience and describe their application as relevant to rehabilitation scientists. The course will begin with the terminology of the nervous system, then cover the major functions of the peripheral, autonomic and central nervous systems. The manner with which these systems interact to produce appropriate responses to external demands will be discussed. The behavorial consequences of damage to each systems will be integrated throughout. Particular emphasis will be placed on the sensorimotor role in perception and the control of movement. Lecture and Lab. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science Program. LEC
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A study of the biology of pathological processes that impair human function will highlight the mechanisms by which cell/tissues repair and/or adapt as a result of injury and aging. Emphasis will be placed on the functional impairments resulting from the pathological condition, and on the body's endogenous ability to adapt or reverse the effects of disease or injury. Prerequisite: Entry into the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or permission of instructor. LEC
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A study of biology and pathological processes that impair human function with emphasis on neuromuscular diseases, injury and diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems, and neurological disorders associated with development and aging. Prerequisite: Entry into the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Individually negotiated learning experiences appropriate to the interests and background of the student. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or permission of instructor. IND IND
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Directed experiences in a planned instructional activity. Student will write course objectives, plan and deliver lectures, produce practical and written exams and assign grades. Prerequsite: Entry in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course is designed to provide supervised research experience in various laboratories in the department. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or consent of instructor. RSH
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Specialized clinical training in a highly specific area of specialization. The primary purpose of this course is for the student to develop advanced clinical skills in his/her area of specialization. Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or consent of instructor. CLN
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This course will explore the state of art of clinical and basic scientific research in rehabilitation. Students will learn how to critically analyze the research literature in the neuromotor, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, and other rehabilitation fields. The course will cover the topics including but not limited to rehabilitation to improve balance and gait, rehabilitation in stroke survivors and patients with neurodegenerative diseases, rehabilitation in patients with injury/pathological conditions to ligament, tendon, and bone/cartilage, rehabilitation in patients with cardiopulmonary disease, rehabilitation in cancer patients/survivors, etc. Current literature in each topic area will be investigated to determine the features of the pathological condition and targeted subjects, factors that contribute to the outcomes of the rehabilitation, research tools and measurements, potential optimal rehabilitation techniques, and directions of future research. Prerequisite: Entry into the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program or permission of instructor. Basic knowledge in pathobiology and neuroscience is required. LEC
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An in-depth study that provides critical analysis of equipment and other resources used in analyzing human motion, balance, strength, electrophysiological responses, and cardiorespiratory function. Students will be required to conduct a preliminary study, including design, methodology and data collection using one or more of these instruments. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Original laboratory investigation conducted under the supervision of a senior staff member. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or consent of instructor. RSH
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For students in advanced standing enrolled in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program. THE
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