Course Descriptions

Health Science

H S 110 - Introduction to Health Science (1 hour)
Health care professions, terminology, concepts in health science, and basic knowledge and skills of those in health science. Prerequisite: HS major or consent of department Chair.

H S 220 - Consumer Issues in Health Care (3 hours)
Possible care obtained, level of health care, and how to access care for persons from birth to death. Cross listed as FCS 220. Prerequisite: HS 110 and HS major or consent of a cross-listed Department Chair (PT, FCS).

H S 306 - Health Science Applications for Sports and Exercise (3 hours)
Integration of the understanding of basic human structure and function with common conditions that impact the physical performance of active and healthy individuals. Prerequisite: BIO 230 (BIO 200), 203.

H S 320 - Applied Physiology of Exercise (3 hours)
A systems approach to the study of the human body's response to exercise and physical activity. Prerequisite: BIO 111, 112; CHM 110, 111, 116, 117; PHY 107; HS major and junior/senior standing or consent of department chair.

H S 330 - Interdisciplinary Health Professions (3 hours)
Exploration and discussion of international health professions and/or promoters of health, their role in the health care system, and pertinent comparisons and contrasts in the United States health care delivery system. Prerequisite: at least junior standing or consent of department chair.

H S 340 - Comparative Health Policy (3 hours)
Provides an overview of different health care delivery systems and compares and contrasts them with the health care delivery system in the United States. Prerequisite: at least junior standing or consent of department chair.

H S 350 - Special Topics in Health Science (3 hours)
Selected topics in the various fields of health science. May be repeated under different topics for a total of six hours. Prerequisite: cumulative grade point average of 2.75; at least junior standing or consent of department chair.

H S 402 - Educational Methods, Strategies, and Evaluation Techniques (3 hours)
Designed to increase theoretical knowledge and practical skill for teaching persons with different learning styles. Classroom experiences include a focus on methods, strategies, and evaluation techniques to meet different learning styles. Cross listed as ETE 402. Prerequisite: HS or ETE major or consent of instructor.

H S 425 - Independent Study (1-3 hours)
Individual study and investigations through selected readings, discussion, and/or written assignment(s). May be repeated up to a total of three hours. Prerequisite: health science major and/or permission of the Department of Physical Therapy chair.

H S 460 - Kinesiology (3 hours)
Basic science principles and functional applications that govern function of normal musculoskeletal system. Prerequisite: HS major and junior/senior standing or consent of PT Department chair.

H S 480 - Motion Analysis (3 hours)
Analysis of the kinetic and kinematic principles influencing human motion with emphasis on sport and fitness activity from a health science perspective. Prerequisite: HS major and junior/senior standing; HS 320; HS 460; or consent of PT Department Chair

Physical Therapy

P T 612 - Functional Anatomy I (2 hours)
A lecture and laboratory study of human movement and applied kinesiology along with the introduction of physical therapy techniques to assess components of human movement. Prerequisite: Physical therapy majors only

P T 614 - Gross Anatomy I (2 hours)
Cadaveric dissection and study of the musculoskeletal, vascular, and peripheral nervous systems of the extremities. Prerequisite: Physical therapy majors only

P T 616 - Research I (1 hour)
A seminar introducing students to critical analysis of research with special emphasis on levels of evidence and evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: Physical therapy majors only

P T 622 - Functional Anatomy II (2 hours)
A lecture and laboratory study of human movement and applied kinesiology along with introduction of physical therapy techniques to assess components of human movement. Prerequisite: Physical therapy majors only

P T 624 - Gross Anatomy II (2 hours)
Cadaveric dissection and study of the structures of the nervous, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, genitoutinary, and integumentary systems. Prerequisite: Physical therapy majors only

P T 630 - Foundations of Physical Therapy (4 hours)
An introduction to clinical applications in physical therapy. Topics covered in this course include basic physical therapy examination procedures, professional documentation and communication, therapeutic exercise, physical agents and mechanical modalities, and patient care skills. Prerequisite: Physical therapy majors only

P T 636 - Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I (4 hours)
The study and application of orthopaedic basic science in the examination, evaluation, and management of dysfunctions and disabilities of the appendicular skeleton. Prerequisite: Physical therapy majors only

P T 640 - Clinical Science I (3 hours)
The anatomical, biomechanical, physiological, and histological basis of the normal and pathological musculoskeletal system, along with specialized examination, assessment, and intervention strategies for the musculoskeletal system. Prerequisite: Physical therapy majors only

P T 646 - Research II (2 hours)
Research design, methods, and principles of basic statistical analysis; exploration of research topics with review of appropriate literature; and introduction to components of the research proposal. Prerequisite: consent of department chair; PT 616.

P T 650 - Clinical Education I (3 hours)
The first of five full-time supervised clinical experiences requiring utilization of communication skills and teaching interpersonal and evaluation skills. This course emphasizes the development of the student's interpersonal skills, professional behaviors, examination techniques, and intervention techniques learned previously in the classroom. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

P T 662 - Neurological Physical Therapy I (4 hours)
The study and application of neurological basic science in the examination, evaluation, and management of dysfunctions and disabilities in physical therapy patient care. Prerequisite: Physical therapy majors only

P T 666 - Research III (3 hours)
Principles of intermediate statistical analysis and technical/research writing will be provided as the student finalizes methods for research project and prepares research proposal. Prerequisite: consent of department chair; PT 646.

P T 670 - Human Development Throughout the Lifespan (3 hours)
A multi-system analysis of the many facets of individual development from conception to death. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 680 - Clinical Science II (2 hours)
The anatomical, physiological, and histological basis of the normal and pathological neuromuscular system, and foundations of pharmacology as it relates to intervention strategies for patients with neuromuscular impairments. Prerequisite: consent of department chair; PT 640.

P T 700 - Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II (4 hours)
The study and application of orthopaedic basic science in the examination, evaluation, and management of dysfunctions and disabilities of the axial skeleton. Prerequisite: Physical therapy majors only.

P T 710 - Clinical Education II (8 hours)
The second of five full-time supervised clinical experiences requiring utilization of communication skills and teaching interpersonal and evaluative skills. This course provides the opportunity to advance physical therapy procedures and to continue to develop professional socialization. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Physical therapy majors only.

P T 716 - Research IV (1 hour)
Data collection, statistical analysis, data interpretation, and completion of the Results section of the written student research report. Prerequisite: consent of department chair; PT 666.

P T 720 - Teaching and Learning Theory in Physical Therapy (3 hours)
Discussion and application of teaching and learning theories as related to the classroom and clinical setting, including student clinical education, staff inservice, and patient education. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 730 - Neurological Physical Therapy II (4 hours)
Applied neurological examination, evaluation, and intervention theories and strategies in physical therapy patient care. Prerequisite: Physical therapy majors only

P T 740 - Clinical Science III (2 hours)
The management of a variety of disorders resulting in physical, emotional, and cognitive impairments and their physical therapy implications. Prerequisite: consent of department chair; PT 680.

P T 750 - Physical Therapy Administration and Management (4 hours)
Discussion and practical application of administrative and management issues relative to a variety of physical therapy patient care settings. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

P T 760 - Independent Study (0-6 hours)
Individual study and investigations through selected readings, discussions, and/or written assignments. May be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours. Prerequisite: Physical Therapy majors; non-majors by permission of the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science chair.

P T 766 - Research V (1 hour)
Completion of student research project and presentation of research findings to peers and internal and external constituents. Prerequisite: consent of department chair; PT 716.

P T 770 - Applied Exercise Principles (3 hours)
A course composed of lecture/discussion on the scientific basis and evidence supporting the use of various exercise techniques, as well as practical application and hands-on experience performing and completing these exercise techniques and applications correctly. Therapeutic, training, and performance enhancement approaches to exercise will be addressed. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 780 - Clinical Science IV (2 hours)
The anatomical, physiological, and histological basis of the normal and pathological cardiopulmonary, vascular, and integumentary systems. Normal and abnormal metabolic processes and their physical therapy implications. Prerequisite: consent of department chair; PT 740.

P T 790 - Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Integumentary Pt (2 hours)
Using the gas transport model as a foundation, this lecture and laboratory course provides the student with the skills to apply, analyze, and synthesize the basic science of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and integumentary physical therapy as it relates to disorders of cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, an integumentary systems. The focus of this course is examination and evaluation techniques and program planning. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 800 - Clinical Education III (8 hours)
The third of five full-time supervised clinical experiences offering the opportunity for continued development of clinical management of patients in one of a variety of clinical settings. This course allows for continued professional socialization and growth as well as further development of professional behaviors. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair; PT 710

P T 810 - Health and Wellness (3 hours)
Physical therapy implications of common health issues in a variety of physical therapy clients, and the role of screening and prevention in dealing with these issues. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 820 - Professional Issues in Physical Therapy (3 hours)
Presentation and discussion of pertinent issues in the field of physical therapy. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 830 - Physical Therapy Differential Diagnosis (4 hours)
The curriculum's capstone course that emphasizes the role of the physical therapist in managing the patient with multi-system dysfunctions. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 850 - Clinical Education IV (8 hours)
The third of five full-time supervised clinical experiences offering the opportunity for continued development of clinical management of patients in one of a variety of clinical settings. This course allows for continued professional socialization and growth as well as further development of professional behaviors. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair; PT 800

P T 860 - Clinical Education V (8 hours)
The last of five full-time, supervised clinical experiences or second half of the final clinical education experience requiring utilization of advanced communication skills and teaching interpersonal and evaluative skills. Students have the opportunity to further develop clinical management of patients in a different clinical setting. Furthermore, continued professional socialization and growth as well as continued development of professional behaviors are expected. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair; PT 850.