Dec 01, 2022  
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Physical Education Professional Course

  
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    PEPC 180 - Educational Gymnastics


    Upon completing the course students are expected to have a basic understanding of five primary gymnastic concepts. Students explore and problem solve a variety of movement concepts on gymnastic apparatus. Group discussions and interactions are used to encourage in-depth exploration of key concepts. Biomechanical analysis and laws of physics are applied to development of skill selection and skill performance enhancement.

    Credits: .5








  
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    PEPC 205 - Lifeguard Training


    This course is designed for students to develop skills and acquire the knowledge necessary to keep the patrons of aquatic facilities safe in and around the water. 

  
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    PEPC 206 - Water Safety Instructor


    This course is designed to train instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety courses.

  
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    PEPC 211 - Aerobic Activities


    This course is an introduction to aerobic dance including choreography, music, rhythm, hip-hop, kickboxing, muscle awareness, and overall mental awareness. Yoga postures and static stretching will be done for final relaxation.  This course will provide a sound foundation for lifelong fitness in aerobics.

    Credits: .5








  
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    PEPC 240 - Target Games


    Using a Teaching Games for Understanding model in which games are broken up into four categories; invasion games, striking/fielding games, target Gaines and net/court games, this course will focus on the fundamental skills required to teach and participate successfully in both contested/opposed and uncontested/unopposed target-based activities. Students will receive instruction related to tactical problems for situations, first cognitively then execute the requisite motor performance. Participants in each of these activities strive to reach the best possible score by reaching a target using a  bow and arrow, rolling a bowling ball, or choosing from a variety of golf clubs determining the power and placement of shots.  “The aim of a target game is to place a projectile near, or in a target in order to have the best possible score.” (Forrest, Pearson & Webb, n.d.).

    Credits: .5








  
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    PEPC 244 - Basketball


    This course is a professional skill course for the physical education preparation student. Content includes skill development, teaching methods, and application of basketball skills for different age levels.

    Credits: .5








  
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    PEPC 250 - Territorial/Invasion Games


    This professional skills course is designed for Physical Education Teacher Preparation students.  Content includes a comparison of various field invasion games, examining strategy, rules and skills, through a variety of teaching methods for different developmental levels.

    Credits: 1








  
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    PEPC 258 - Volleyball


    This course is a “professional” skills course is designed for the Physical Education Teacher Preparation student. Content includes skill development, teaching methods, and application of volleyball skills to differing age levels.

    Credits: .5








  
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    PEPC 260 - Striking Games


    This professional skills course is designed for Physical Education Teacher Preparation students. Content includes an introduction to a range of striking games and to the application of teaching methods used to facilitate effective learning for students of differing age and/or developmental levels.  The games to be covered are cricket, softball and kickball. Students will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge to practical teaching situations and to develop their knowledge, skills, and understanding of each game.

    Credits: .5








  
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    PEPC 263 - Track and Field I


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5








  
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    PEPC 270 - Racket Sports: Net and Wall Games


    This professional skills course is designed for Physical Education Teacher Preparation students.  Contents include a comparison of various racket sports, examining the similarities and differences in concepts, rules and skills, as well as teaching methods, skill development and assessment for differing age and/or developmental levels.

    Credits: 1








  
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    PEPC 280 - Outdoor Adventure


    The skills to be taught are intended to support the development of student commitment to and the skills needed for life long participation in outdoor adventure and movement activities. This course also proposes to acquaint the students with project adventure, an alternative educational program that is rapidly gaining interest. 

    Credits: .5








  
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    PHED 271 - Gymnastics Exhibition Show - Marketing, Promotion and Performance


    This course is designed to introduce students to many aspects of event marketing andpromotion that occur in the production of the Annual Gymnastics Exhibition Show. Thestudent will be involved with, but notlimited to, the following: Advertisinggeneration and site selection, posterdistribution, alumni mailing, and promotional planning. In addition, the students will bean active participant in the AnnualGymnastics Exhibition Show.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEAC 201 - Gymnastics Exhibition Show - Introduction and Performance 



    Credits: 1








  
  
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    PHED 273 - Gymnastics Exhibition Show - Choreography, Costuming and Performance


    This course is designed to introduce the student to the many aspects of choreography that occur in the production of the annual gymnastics exhibition show.  The student will be involved with, but not limited to, the following: Theme creation assistance for performance numbers, costume design and choreography assistance for at least two performance numbers.  In addition, the student will be an active participant in the annual gymnastics exhibition show.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PHED 272 - Gymnastics Exhibition Show - Technical Management, Production and Performance  



    Credits: 1









Physical Science

  
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    PHSC 105 - Physical Science and the Environment


    This course studies the key concepts and theories of physical science for students with little or no prior experience. Physical science is approached both as a body of knowledge and as an on-going process of investigation in order to develop in the student an awareness of the scientist’s point of view and approach to nature.

    Credits: 4








  
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    PHSC 107 - Physical Science and the Environment Laboratory


    Lab component of PHSC 105 - Physical Science and the Environment

    Credits: 0








  
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    PHSC 110 - Earth Science


    This course presents earth and space science in a system approach which emphasizes the interactions of the Earth’s various spheres and human activities. This unifying theme falls into the categories of Matter and Energy in the Earth Systems, Earth’s Sources of Energy, Earth’s Processes and Cycles, and The Origin and Evolution of the Universe. Students will review geological, meteorological, oceanographic and astronomical data, learn about direct and indirect evidence and consider how these might be used to test competing theories about the origin of stars, plants and our own solar system.

    Credits: 4








  
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    PHSC 112 - Earth Science Laboratory


    Lab component of PHSC 110 - Earth Science.

    Credits: 0









Physical Therapy

  
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    PHTH 110 - Skills That Promote Learning


    This course is designed to teach students the physical, cognitive and behavioral skills that enhance learning of complex academic information science and math. Students are instructed in physical skills, including strength and conditioning activities, relaxation, and meditation. As elements of a comprehensive approach to studying and learning. Each student develops an individualized physical and behavioral plan to promote the enhancement of college studies and lifelong learning.

    Credits: .5








  
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    PHTH 310 - Healthcare Language: Systems, Specialties, Pathologies and Culture


    This course provides the student with a strong written and oral foundation of knowledge about the structure, function and limitations of the language used in health care and the health sciences.  Course content incorporates anatomical systems and an overview of major pathologies.  Cultural intricacies of health care language are investigated along with an overview of medical terms in Spanish, American Sign Language and other commonly spoken non-English languages.

    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 480 - Physical Therapy and Healthcare Research Skills


    Students will explore sources of healthinformation with a focus on those used inPhysical Therapy. An emphasis is placed onthe evolving nature, trends and issuesrelated to information. Students developskills in information retrieval andassessment of sources as well as AMA writing style.

    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 482 - The Physical Therapy Professional


    This course engages students in an exploration of the history and missions of the professions of physical therapy. Service learning activities are incorporated into the courses that are directed to public education about the profession. Students prepare a portfolio to demonstrate preparation for graduate studies in terms of the knowledge, skills and values needed to become a physical therapist.

    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 504 - Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System


    Students learn human anatomy with emphasis on the skeletal, articular, and muscular systems. Using a regional approach, the course incorporates a study of typical and pathologic conditions of bone, muscle, and joint.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Undergraduate anatomy and physiology course



    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 506 - Clinical Human Anatomy I


    This course provides a comprehensive study of normal and pathological function of human movement, with emphasis on the skeletal, articular, and muscular systems. Using a regional approach, the course includes surface anatomy and clinical palpation. The laboratory experience includes prosections of human cadavers.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Physical therapy or occupational therapy major or permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 507 - Clinical Human Anatomy I Lab


    Lab component of PHTH 506.

    Credits: 0








  
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    PHTH 508 - Clinical Human Anatomy II


    This course provides a comprehensive study of normal and pathological functions of human movement, with emphasis on the skeletal, articular, and muscular systems. Using a regional approach, the course includes surface anatomy and clinical palpation. The laboratory experience includes prosections of human cadavers.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Physical therapy or occupational therapy major or permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 509 - Clinical Human Anatomy II Lab


    Lab component of PHTH 508

    Credits: 0








  
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    PHTH 516 - Clinical Kinesiology


    The focus of this course is the study of functional anatomy using a regional approach in which joint and muscle function are analyzed in detail.  Topics covered include the clinical examination and mechanical analysis of posture and gait, developmental biomechanics, joint mobilization concepts and ergonomics.  This course serves as the foundation for exercise prescription, movement analysis and other therapeutic interventions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    DPT Student



    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 530 - Neuroscience


    This course presents basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology with an emphasis on issues that have clinical relevance to physical therapy rehabilitation.  Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of the neurophysiological basis of human movement and motor control. 

    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 531 - Neuroscience Lab


    This course presents basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology with an emphasis on issues that have clinical relevance to physical therapy rehabilitation.  Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of the neurophysiological basis of human movement and motor control. 

    Credits: 0








  
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    PHTH 550 - Clinical Pharmacology


    This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. The pharmacology of drug classes used in the management of disorders of the nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, pain, integumentary and endocrine systems, as well as those used for infectious and neoplastic diseases, will be addressed.  Emphasis will be placed on how pharmacology interacts with exercise & physical rehabilitation.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    N/A



    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 560 - Clinical Medicine and Pathology I - Focus on Orthopaedic Considerations


    This course is part 1 of a 2-part series that provides a survey of the medical approach to pathologies and clinical medicine. Topics include basic visceral anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology of disease, clinical manifestations and medical you have sent conditions encountered in physical therapy practice.

    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 564 - Clinical Medicine and Pathology II - Internal Medicine Considerations


    This course provides a survey of the medical approach to pathologies treated in medicine and surgery, with emphasis on those conditions addressed in internal medicine. Topics include cellular/histological basis for pathophysiologies, clinical manifestations, including the impact on human movement, and medical/surgical treatment. Emphasis placed on the conditions encountered in physical therapy practice.

    Prerequisites & Notes




    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 574 - Human Movement Across the Lifespan


    Human Movement Across the Lifespan

    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 616 - Clinical Kinesiology


    The focus of this course is the study of functional anatomy using a regional approach in which joint and muscle function are analyzed in detail. Topics covered include the clinical examination and mechanical analysis of posture and gait, developmental biomechanics, joint mobilization concepts and ergonomics. This course serves as the foundation for exercise prescription, movement analysis and other therapeutic interventions.

    Prerequisites & Notes

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    PHYS 210 & 211 (or equivalent)

    Corequisite is



    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 627 - Professional Practice Issues I


    Education in physical therapy occurs with individuals, groups and the public.  The focus of this course is on the development of objectives, learning experiences and the evaluation of teaching in PT practice.   Students have an opportunity to develop, present, and evaluate instructional materials for use across settings in PT practice while incorporating self reflection, self learning, self assessment and peer assessment.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 628 - Professional Practice Issues II


    This course focuses on the roles andresponsibilities of a physical therapistwithin the health care system. Methods ofhealth care delivery and issues of access,availability and financial coverage areexamined. Communication, ethical decisionmaking, confidentiality, cultural competency, and professional issues are covered. APTAguiding documents serve as tools for thiscourse.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 4








  
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    PHTH 630 - Neuroscience


    This course presents basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology with an emphasis on issues that have clinical relevance to physical therapy rehabilitation. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of human performance and motor control.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Physical Therapy major or Occupational Therapy major or permission of the instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 631 - PT Management for Patients with Neuromuscular Conditions I


    In this course students develop an understanding of common nervous system disorders and their sequellae. Special emphasis is placed on disorders of the central nervous system. Knowledge of nervous system structure and function is applied to information regarding diagnosis and medical management of common nervous system pathologies and injuries in adults. Students develop skills in the physical therapy examination of adult patients with neuromuscular system dysfunction. Selected topics, including adaptive seating and mobility as well as selected therapeutic exercise techniques are also covered.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 632 - PT Management for Patients with Neuromuscular Conditions I - Lab


    Lab component of PHTH 631.

    Credits: 0








  
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    PHTH 635 - Integrated Clinical Experience I


    Integrated Clinical Experience I

    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 636 - Integrated Clinical Experience II


    Integrated Clinical Experience II

    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 637 - Integrated Clinical Experience III


    This is the third in a series of integrated clinical courses involving clinical practicum experience and seminars that facilitate the integration of content areas across courses and cumulatively across the curriculum. Students are required to utilize evidence based practice for clinical decision making and present clinical information using patient/client management model and principles of disablement.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 638 - Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice I


    This course is the first of four foundation courses in physical therapy practice. Itprovides an introduction to the basic process and fundamental skills of physical therapymanagement. Students attain an understanding of the role of the physical therapist inprimary, secondary, and tertiary care andprevention, and of the Patient/ClientManagement model for physical therapists.Students acquire competency in selectedfundamental skills, including patient-client interaction, basic functional mobility,exercise, examination of vital functions and physical therapy documentation.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 639 - Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice II


    This course is the second of three foundation courses in physical therapy practice. Topics include the anatomical and physiological responses to applied physical agent modalities, appropriate selection and application of these modalities to meet specific patient needs. Students will have the opportunity to become competent in the selection, application and proper documentation of commonly used electrotherapeutic modalities, thermal agents, and hydrotherapy applications. Theories underlying these patient treatment approaches are explored in detail.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 640 - Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice III - Health Promotion, Wellness and Exercise Principles


    The purpose of this course is to prepare health professionals as leaders in the field of health promotion and wellness. Students will learn the need for, and barriers to disease prevention and health promotion, and examine factors that influence personal health decisions. Preventive interventions directed at an individual level (clinical settings) and population level (community settings) will be explored. Students will learn the basic physiological principles and prescription of exercise and the administration of conditioning programs, for individuals across the lifespan, of differing health status, and occupational status. Basic nutrition principles for health and wellness will be discussed.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 642 - Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice IV - Management of Balance and Gait Disorders


    This course is the final four foundation courses in physical therapy practice. Students gain skill and physical therapy, diagnosis and management of disorders of balance and gait. Common causes of balance and gait dysfunction in patients of all ages are discussed. Students also acquire the foundations needed for the application of orthotic and prosthetic devices for extremity and spinal disorders. Students develop the ability to follow the path of the patient/client management model for problems that require the application of orthotic and prosthetic devices.

    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 644 - PT Management of Patients w/Musculoskeletal Conditions I


    This course provides students with the foundations needed for patient care of musculoskeletal conditions with specific focus on extremity joint pathology. Students develop the ability to follow the path of the Patient/Client Management model for problems related to orthopedic and muscular pathologies of the extremities.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 6








  
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    PHTH 648 - PT Management of Patients w/Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Conditions


    This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of normal and abnormal function of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems and the impact on human movement and function. Evidence-based Patient/Client management concepts as they pertain to cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions across the lifespan are taught and practiced for mastery.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 4








  
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    PHTH 650 - Clinical Pharmacology


    This course provides an introduction to basic principles of pharmacology, including pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic considerations. Students become familiar with classes of drugs used in the management of disorders of the nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine systems, as well as those used for infectious and neoplastic diseases.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BIOL 121/122, or BIOL 130/131, CHEM 121/122 or CHEM 101/102 or permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 654 - Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Research I


    This is the first of a two-part sequence of courses that provide the student with a foundation in scientific inquiry. As it relates to clinical practice. This course incorporates an overview of methodologic issues in physical therapy research. Students will use current PT literature sources to analyze concepts that include the theoretical basis underlying research studies, research ethics, research design, sampling and research and statistical methodology.

    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 655 - Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Research in Physical Therapy II


    This is the second of a two-part sequence of courses that provide the student with a foundation in scientific inquiry as it relates to clinical practice. This course develops student skills and critical appraisal of impure code literature. Students will use current PT literature sources to explore the use of best research evidence and outcomes measurement. Concepts are integrated with principles of epidemiologic research to facilitate an understanding of population health issues. Students gain an understanding of the evidence-based approach to physical therapy practice, and its integration with clinical expertise and patient values.

    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 656 - Applied Research in Physical Therapy I


    Applied Research in Physical Therapy I

    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 658 - Integrated Clinical Experience IV


    This course involves clinical practicum experience and seminars to facilitate the integration of content across courses and cumulatively.  Students are required to utilize evidence based practice for clinical decision making and present clinical information using patient / client management model and principles of disablement.

    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 662 - Physical Therapy Management of the Pediatric Patient


    This course provides a survey of pediatric concerns relating to each of the body systems and the corresponding physical therapy management of the child from the newborn through young adulthood. Emphasis on age appropriate approaches to be applied as growth and developmental needs change over this continuum of age will be included.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy program only.



    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 665 - Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Neuromuscular Conditions II


    In this course students further develop their skills in the physical therapy management of adult patients with neuromuscular dysfunction. Emphasis is placed on the application of motor learning, motor control and movement diagnosis frameworks to intervention for patients with movement dysfunction. Students develop skills in a variety of functional retraining, therapeutic exercise, and accommodation approaches to intervention. Special emphasis is placed on management of patients with spinal cord and vestibular dysfunction.


    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 4








  
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    PHTH 670 - Clinical Experience I


    This is the first full-time clinical education experience in the application of basic physical therapy procedures, introduction to the medical care system and patient-therapist relationships completed under the supervision of a qualified physical therapist.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 8








  
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    PHTH 672 - PT Management of Patients w/Musculoskeletal Conditions II-Patients with Impairments related to Disorders of the Spine


    This course provides students with the foundations needed for patient care of musculoskeletal conditions with a specific focus on spinal disorders. Students develop the ability to follow the path of the Patient/Client Management model for problems related to orthopedic and muscular pathologies of the spine and pelvis.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 3








  
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    PHTH 674 - PT Management of Patients with Integumentary Conditions


    In this course, students will study patient/client management concepts pertaining to disorders of the integumentary system across the lifespan. Major topics include physical therapy assessment and management of integumentary dysfunction associated with burns, traumatic injury, infection, vascular disease, and pressure/mechanical wounds.  Current trends in the treatment of acute and chronic wounds are also explored. Students are expected to use scientific evidence to support patient management strategies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 675 - Niche Practices in Physical Therapy


    This course introduces the student to niches that are being created in the continually evolving job market in physical therapy. Students learn about the physical therapy approach to primary and secondary prevention as well as wellnessstrategies for some of the more innovative settings in which physical therapy is practiced.

    Credits: 1








  
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    PHTH 676 - PT Management of Patients with Musculoskeletal Conditions III


    This course provides students with the foundations needed for patient care of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions with a specific focus on the application of orthotic and prosthetic devices for extremity and spinal disorders.  Students develop the ability to follow the path of the Patient/Client Management model for problems that require the application of orthotic and prosthetic devices.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 1








  
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    PHTH 677 - Clinical Experience II


    Clinical Experience II

    Credits: 8








  
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    PHTH 678 - Clinical Experience III


    Clinical Experience III

    Credits: 8








  
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    PHTH 691 - Global Health Service Experience


    This course is an interprofessional, applied clinical learning experience. Students will travel to a clinical or community-based rehabilitation setting where they will work with faculty and local clinicians on health promotion activities.

    Credits: 1








  
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    PHTH 692 - Individual Study in Physical Therapy


    This course provides an opportunity for the student to work on an individual basis with a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy. The student will be responsible for designing objectives and selecting methods of study with the direction of the faculty member. The learning experience may include specialized study, research, and clinical applications that further his/her personal and professional growth in physical therapy.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Physical therapy major.



    Credits: 1-3








  
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    PHTH 694 - Practice Management in Physical Therapy I


    This course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of management as they apply to the administration and direction of physical therapy services.  Included are fiscal management and legal practice standards.

    Credits: 1








  
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    PHTH 695 - Practice Management in PT II


    This course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of management as they apply to the administration and management of physical therapy services. Included areplanning and design for service delivery,fiscal management, principles of supervision,legal issues, and quality assurance.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PHTH major.



    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 696 - Practice management in PT III


    Practice management in PT III

    Credits: 2








  
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    PHTH 710 - Advanced Studies in Orthopedic Physical Therapy


    PHTH 710 introduces students to advancedconcepts in the management of adult patients with orthopedic dysfunction, as described bythe American Board of Physical TherapySpecialty: Description of OrthopedicSpecialty Practice.Students apply entry-level knowledge and skills to the study ofadvanced practice.Emphasis is placed on the importance and application of emergingliterature to clinical management of patients with musculoskeletal system impairments andconditions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Physical therapy major or permission of instructor.



    Credits: .5 - 2








  
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    PHTH 712 - Advanced Studies in Pediatric Neurologic Physical Therapy


    PHTH 712 introduces students to advancedconcepts in the management of pediatricpatients, as described in the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty: Descriptionof Pediatric Specialty Practice.Studentsapply entry level knowledge and skills to the study of advanced practice.Emphasis isplaced on the importance and application ofemerging literature to clinical management of pediatric patients.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Physical therapy major or permission of instructor.



    Credits: .5 - 2








  
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    PHTH 713 - Advanced Studies in Sports Physical Therapy


    PHTH 713 introduces students to advancedconcepts in the management of patients withsports-related injury,as described in the American Boardof Physical Therapy Specialty: Descriptionof Sports Specialty Practice. Studentsapply entry level knowledge and skills to the study of advanced practice.Emphasis isplaced on the importance and application ofemerging literature to clinical management of patients with sports-related injury.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Physical therapy major or permission of instructor.



    Credits: .5 - 2








  
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    PHTH 714 - Advanced Studies in Adult Neurologic Physical Therapy


    PHTH 714 introduces students to advancedconcepts in the management of adult patientswith neurologic dysfunctionas described in the American Boardof Physical Therapy Specialty: Descriptionof Neurologic Specialty Practice.Students apply entry level knowledge and skills to the study of advanced practice.Emphasis isplaced on the importance and application ofemerging literature to clinical management of patients with neurologic injury.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Physical therapy major or permission of instructor.



    Credits: .5 - 2








  
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    PHTH 716 - Advanced Studies in Women’s Health in Physical Therapy


    PHTH 716 introduces students to advanced concepts in the management of women’s health issues, as described in the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty: Description of Specialty Practice in Women’s Health. Students apply entry level knowledge and skills to the study of advanced practice. Emphasis is placed on the importance and application of emerging literature to clinical management of women’s health issues.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PHTH major.



    Credits: .5 - 2








  
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    PHTH 717 - Advanced Studies in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy


    PHTH 717 introduces students to advanced concepts in the management of patients with cardiovascular and/or pulmonary dysfunction, as described in the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Description of Specialty Practice. Students apply entry level knowledge and skills to the study of advanced practice. Emphasis is placed on the importance and application of emerging literature to clinical management of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PHTH major



    Credits: .5 - 2








  
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    PHTH 718 - Advanced Studies in Clinical Electrophysiologic Physical Therapy


    PHTH 718 introduces students to advanced concepts in clinical electrophysiologic physical therapy as described in the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty: Description of Clinical Electrophysiologic Specialty Practice.  Students apply entry level knowledge and skills to the study of advanced practice.  Emphasis is placed on the importance and application of emerging literature to electrophysiologic testing and clinical management of patients with nervous system dysfunction.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PHTH major



    Credits: .5 - 2








  
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    PHTH 719 - Advanced Studies in Geriatric Physical Therapy


    PHTH 719 introduces students to advanced concepts in the management of geriatric patients, as described in the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty: Description of Geriatric Specialty Practice. Students apply entry level knowledge and skills to the study of advanced practice. Emphasis is placed on the importance and application of emerging literature to clinical management of geriatric patients.        

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PHTH major.



    Credits: .5 - 2








  
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    PHTH 726 - Applied Research in Physical Therapy II


    Either in a small group or individually, students conduct a supervised investigation of a selected problem related to the field of Physical Therapy. . Presentation of the findings is done in written form and oral format to faculty, peers, and clinicians.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Must be taken for a total of three credits. Students in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program only.



    Credits: 1-3









Physician Assistant

  
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    PAST 101 - PA Seminar I


    This is the first in a series of physician assistant seminar courses. This course examines the issues of provider-patient confidentiality, blood-borne pathogens, and concepts of illness and health as defined by the health-care provider and the patient. The relationships between health and culture, religion, ethnicity, and socio-economic status are discussed. The relationships between the above items and the Latino community are examined in detail.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Physician assistant major.



    Credits: 1








  
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    PAST 102 - PA Seminar II


    This seminar course examines health promotion and disease prevention issues in the general and minority populations of America. The Greater Springfield area maternal-infant mortality rate, disease prevention, and childhood health concerns are addressed.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PAST 101 - PA Seminar I 



    Credits: 1








  
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    PAST 221 - PA Seminar III


    This course examines the “sick role” concept and the “medicalization” of society. The principles of health education-including the issues dealing with sexuality, patient motivation, and patient compliance-are presented. Each student designs and implements a community health project and formally reports his/her findings.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PAST 102 - PA Seminar II 



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    PAST 222 - PA Seminar IV


    This course examines the cultural aspects involved in several health care problem areas. Health care for the homeless, Puerto Rican, Vietnamese, and Russian immigrants, substance abuse, and HIV infection/testing are presented in detail. During the last third of the semester, each student reports on his/her community project, which began in the fall semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PAST 221 - PA Seminar III 



    Credits: 1








  
  
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    PAST 512 - History Taking and Physical Assessment I (Summer)


    Building rapport with patients and learning and performing medical skills under direct faculty supervision are the focus of the history taking and physical assessment courses. Students learn how to elicit patient histories under a number of conditions, perform and document directed and complete physical examinations, and write notes using the SOAP and complete H and P formats.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Matriculation into the professional phase of the program.

    Co-requisites: PAST 330

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    PAST 513 - Mental Health Issues in Primary Care (Summer)


    This course examines common mental health conditions seen by physician assistants in the primary care setting. The epidemiology, presenting symptoms, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, and treatment modalities are presented.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Matriculation into the professional phase of the program.

    Co-requisites: PAST 330

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    PAST 515 - Clinical Human Anatomy and Physiology I


    This course is the first in a series of three courses designed to provide a broad exposure to the gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body as it relates to physical assessment and clinical medicine.  The body structures related to the head, eyes, ears, nasopharynx, neck, chest, and endocrine system are examined.

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    PAST 515 - Clinical Human Anatomy and Physiology I


    This course is the first in a series of three courses designed to provide a broad exposure to the gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body as it relates to physical assessment and clinical medicine. The body structures related to the head, eyes, ears, nasopharynx, neck, chest, and endocrine system are examined.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Acceptance into the professional phase of the PA Program.

    Co-requisites: PAST 330

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    Credits: 2








  
  
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    PAST 521 - Applied Clinical Skills I


    This course is designed to teach students how to perform skills most commonly used in clinical practice. These include interpretation of EKGs, nasogastric intubation, and male and female catherization.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Successful completion of all previous PAST courses.

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    PAST 522 - History Taking and Physical Assessment II


    Building rapport with patients and learning and performing medical skills under direct
    faculty supervision are the focus of the history taking and physical assessment
    courses. Students learn how to elicitpatient histories under a number of
    conditions, perform and document directedand complete physical examinations, and
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    PAST 522 - History Taking and Physical Assessment II


    Building rapport with patients and learning and performing medical skills under direct faculty supervision are the focus of the history taking and physical assessment courses. Students learn how to elicit patient histories under a number of conditions, perform and document directed and complete physical examinations, and write notes using the SOAP and complete H and P formats.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Successful completion of all previous PAST courses.

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    Credits: 4








  
  
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    PAST 523 - Pharmacology I


    This course examines the integration of the theoretical and practical application of pharmacological principles into the organ-system approach to learning clinical medicine. Treatment modalities for the dermatology, respiratory, ENT, opthamology, and endocrine systems are examined in detail.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Matriculation into the professional phase of the program.

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    Credits: 2








  
  
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    PAST 524 - Clinical Medicine I (Summer)


    This course presents wellness and disease processes from an integrated organ-system approach. Specialized topics in radiology, and normal and abnormal findings in organ systems involving the eyes, ears, nose, throat, skin, lungs, and thorax are covered in this course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Matriculation into the professional phase of the program.

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    Credits: 6








  
  
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    PAST 525 - Clinical Human Anatomy and Physiology II


    This course is the second in a series of three courses designed to provide a broad exposure to the gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body as it relates to physical assessment and clinical medicine. The body structures related to the cardiovascular, gastro-intestinal, renal, genitourinary, and reproductive systems are examined.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Successful completion of all previous PAST courses.

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    PAST 531 - Applied Clinical Skills II


    This course is designed to teach students how to perform skills most commonly used in clinical practice. OSHA guidelines, phlebotomy, injection, ABG and IV techniques are covered, as well as catherization, casting and splinting, OR protocol, knot tying and suturing, and tonometry.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Successful completion of all previous PAST courses.

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    Credits: 2








 

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