2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 08, 2019  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


Undergraduate Prerequisites Course Numbering
A “C-” or higher is required in all prerequisite courses 100-299 - Lower division undergraduate
  300-499 - Upper division undergraduate
  500-699 - Graduate
Search Tip 700-799 - Doctoral
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    OCTH 604 - Community Practice


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-590, OCTH-600, and OCTH-601
    This course explores occupational therapy services in the community and incorporates the use of evidence, public health models and service learning into its discussion of the present and emerging roles of occupational therapy in community settings. Occupational justice and public health constructs lay the foundation for the course’s philosophical perspective. The course discusses the distinct features of various practice settings such as schools, workshops and social service agencies.

  
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    OCTH 605 - Practice Seminar


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-504, OCTH-520, OCTH-525, OCTH-600, and OCTH-601
    Corequisite: OCTH-601

    Small groups of students will work closely with a faculty facilitator in a problem-based learning approach to developing clinical reasoning teamwork, and professional communication skills. Cases will allow participants to explore biopsychosocial, occupational performance, ethical, and environmental issues through the life span, and to apply a variety of frames of reference to evaluation and intervention. Students will be encouraged to explore and evaluate their knowledge and attitudes relative to a variety of clinical and social issues. An emphasis on independent, lifelong learning and generating solutions to complex problems will be evident throughout the course.

  
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    OCTH 607 - Health Conditions II


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: OCTH 515
    Corequisite: OCTH-528

    This course introduces conditions commonly seen in pediatric occupational therapy practice. Emphasis is placed on etiology, symptoms, medical and alternative intervention, and implications for occupational performance.
  
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    OCTH 608 - Level 1C Fieldwork


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-592
    This is the third of three Level I fieldwork experiences. Classroom preparation for fieldwork will be completed prior to student placement. Fieldwork placements allow students to experience service provision applicable to occupational therapy intervention to gain directed observation and supervised participation.

  
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    OCTH 610 - Level 2A Fieldwork


    Credits: Eight (8)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-500, OCTH-604, OCTH-605, OCTH-606, and OCTH-608
    This experience provides the student with an opportunity for professional role modeling and to carry out professional responsibilities under supervision. The student will be exposed to a variety of clients in an assigned setting. Level II fieldwork promotes clinical reasoning, insightful practice, ethical behavior, professionalism, and competence as an entry-level, generalist occupational therapist.

  
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    OCTH 611 - Level 2B Fieldwork


    Credits: Eight (8)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-500, OCTH-604, OCTH-605, OCTH-606, and OCTH-608
    This experience provides the student with an opportunity for professional role modeling and to carry out professional responsibilities under supervision. The student will be exposed to a variety of clients in a setting unique from the Level II A fieldwork. Fieldwork promotes clinical reasoning, insightful practice, ethical behavior, professionalism, and competence as an entry-level generalist occupational therapist.

  
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    OCTH 612 - Occupational Evaluation and Intervention II


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-516
    Corequisite: OCTH-607

    This lecture and laboratory course builds on prior learning of typical cognitive, perceptual, motor, visual, social, and behavioral development as a basis for understanding evaluations and interventions for pediatric individuals who exhibit dysfunctions that impair full participation across environments. This course focuses on the concepts, values and skills needed to facilitate the occupational performance of infant, children and adolescent clients. Theoretical frameworks and evidence are applied to operationalization client evaluation and intervention (both individual and group) within a variety of settings.
  
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    OCTH 613 - Best Practices in OT


    Credits: Three
    This course will focus on best practice for occupational performance.  Key literature connecting areas of practice will be explored to facilitate student identification of their approach to practice and identify strategies for addressing the capacities and limitations for individuals they will serve.
  
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    OCTH 614 - Best Practices in OT II


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-613
    This is the second of a two seminar sequence that will focus on occupational performance. Key literature underpinning areas of practice will be explored to facilitate student identification of their approach to practice and identify strategies for addressing the capacities and limitations for individuals they will serve.
  
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    OCTH 615 - Research Practicum


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH 527
    This course will engage students in faculty research projects to gain an understanding of sampling, measurement, data collection and analysis, and disseminating research findings.
  
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    OCTH 616 - Practice Management


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores various facets of management of occupational therapy services in a constantly changing health care environment. With a focus on the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework students learn about current trends in management strategies, management practices, and the evolution of occupational therapy delivery systems.
  
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    OCTH 617 - Health Conditions III


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-514
    Corequisite: OCTH-616

    This course introduces medical conditions commonly seen with the older adult population who receive occupational therapy services. Emphasis placed on etiology, symptoms, medical and alternative intervention and implications for occupational performance.
  
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    OCTH 618 - Occupational Evaluation and Intervention III


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-612
    Corequisite: OCTH-617, OCTH 618L

    This course focuses on concepts, values and skills needed to facilitate the occupational performance of older adult clients. Theoretical frameworks and evidence are used to evaluate the quality and appropriateness of client assessments and interventions. Operationalization of strategies for assessment and intervention focus on activity analysis perspectives that consider client factors, contexts, and occupational activities within a variety of clinic and community-based settings.
  
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    OCTH 619 - Summit Experience


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: OCTH-616

    This culminating course provides the opportunity for student to apply their learning to a population based service learning project.
  
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    OCTH 620 - Level 1C Fieldwork


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-528
    Corequisite: OCTH-618

    This is the third of three Level I fieldwork experiences. Fieldwork placements allow students to experience service provision applicable to occupational therapy intervention to gain directed observation and supervised participation.
  
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    OCTH 621 - Level 2A Fieldwork


    Credits: Eight (8)
    Prerequisite: Completion of all previous OT coursework
    This experience provides the student with an opportunity for professional role modeling and to carry out professional responsibilities under supervision. The student will be exposed to a variety of clients in an assigned setting. Level II fieldwork promotes clinical reasoning, insightful practice, ethical behavior, professionalism, and competence as an entry-level, generalist occupational therapist.
  
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    OCTH 622 - Level 2B Fieldwork


    Credits: Eight (8)
    Prerequisite: Completion of all previous OT coursework
    This experience provides the student with an opportunity for professional role modeling and to carry out professional responsibilities under supervision. The student will be exposed to a variety of clients in a setting unique from the Level II A fieldwork. Fieldwork promotes clinical reasoning, insightful practice, ethical behavior, professionalism, and competence as an entry-level generalist occupational therapist.
  
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    OCTH 623 - Evidence Based Practice Data Collection


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-603
    This course will focus on data collection and preliminary data analyses for the clinical research study proposed in OCTH 603. Students will collect clinical evidence of practice from data sources that may include, but are not limited to, record review/chart audit, review of administrative records, client evaluations, and client functional outcomes. Once data collection is completed the student will begin preliminary data analysis.

  
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    OCTH 643 - Evidence Based Practice: Results Of Research


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-623
    This course will focus on the analysis and interpretation of the clinical evidence collected in OCTH 623 and the oral and written preparation of the evidence-based research project. Students will prepare written documentation of their project according to guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Additionally, students will be required to orally present their research study to an audience that may include faculty and clinicians.

  
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    OCTH 650 - Advanced Practice Seminar


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-610 and OCTH-611
    Students returning from Level II fieldwork experiences will share their learning by reading and reflecting on issues relevant to contemporary clinical and community-based practice. Issues related to specialization and advanced-level practice development will be explored through readings and applicable learning activities.

  
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    OCTH 660 - Leadership and Ethics in Occupational Therapy


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-610 and OCTH-611
    This course discusses ethics relevant to occupational therapy practice and incorporates it into discussions on leadership skills and clinical practice. Using empirical evidence, case-scenarios and student experiences, the course provides an in-depth examination of the importance ethical duty has for modern occupational therapy practice. The course includes analysis of the qualities of leadership, including systemic thinking, cultural competence, empathy and altruism. The course culminates in a student led mock ethics conference.

  
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    OCTH 665 - Graduate Seminar


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-610 and OCTH-611
    The capstone course is an opportunity for students to demonstrate that they have achieved the goals for learning established by Maryville University and the Occupational Therapy Program. Portions of the course will focus on teaching, service, and scholarship as it relates to occupational therapy. Students, while working with a mentor, will apply their learning to a project which will serve as the main evaluation criteria for the course.

  
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    ORGL 105 - Introduction to Leadership


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores the nature of leadership from a multidisciplinary perspective. Emphasis is placed on helping students gain a better understanding of what makes for good leadership. Students will study classic and contemporary leadership theories, and then explore options to develop their personal leadership potential.


    Cross-listed: PSYC-105

  
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    ORGL 240 - Critical Thinking in Psychology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, or PSYC-202H; Minimum grade C-
    This course explores the importance of scientific critical thinking and ethics as they relate to advancing scientific knowledge, understanding, and application of knowledge in the Social Sciences. Students will develop a firm theoretical and scientific background related to scientific critical thinking and values in the Social Sciences to become critical thinkers within their disciplines.
    Cross-listed: PSYC-240
  
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    ORGL 250 - Strategic Comm in Leadership


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course concentrates on public relations theories, strategies, and tactics to meet organizational goals. Some areas covered include media relations, campaign development, social and new media, persuasion, and crisis communication. Students will be able to describe how these elements can be combined to create seamless programs that positively and ethically affect an organization. Students investigate issues that challenge contemporary organizations by analyzing case studies, conducting research, designing possible creative solutions, and gaining hands-on opportunities.
    Cross-listed: COMM-250
  
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    ORGL 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, or PSYC-202H
    This topics course is offered periodically based on student demand, interest, and needs. The course content is developed by the individual course instructor and is based on topics of special interest to organizational leadership majors. For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
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    ORGL 351 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, PSCY-101F, or PSYC-202H
    This course explores the discipline of industrial and organizational psychology, the scientific study of psychology applied to work. Topics include but are not limited to selection, recruitment, psychological assessment, performance management, learning and development, organization assessment, organization attitudes and behavior, and workplace psychological health.
    Cross-listed: PSYC-351
  
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    ORGL 355 - Personnel Psychology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, PSYC-101F, PSYC-202H; Minimum grade C-
    This course examines the application of psychological research and theory to effective human resource management in organizations. Particular emphasis is given to recruitment, selection, performance management, learning and development, and the social and legal context of personnel psychology.
    Cross-listed: PSYC-355
  
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    ORGL 472 - Understanding Organizational Behavior


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, PSYC-202H, SOC-101, or SOC-202H; Minimum grade C-
    Organizational behavior is the scientific study of how people think, feel, and behave in and around organizations. It is an interdisciplinary field of study that integrates knowledge from psychology, sociology, and organization sciences. The purpose of this course is to examine the foundational theories in organizational behavior and their application for the purpose of improving organization effectiveness and individual well-being.


    Cross-listed: PSYC-472, SOC-472

  
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    ORGL 473 - Group Dynamics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, PSYC-202H, SOC-101, or SOC-202H; Minimum grade C-
    This course focuses on the scientific study of social psychological processes in groups. We will explore the theoretical explanations for group processes and the practical application of theory to groups. Topics include but are not limited to theory on group dynamics, group formation and development, structure of groups, group processes, and team effectiveness.


    Cross-listed: PSYC-473, SOC-473

  
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    ORGL 474 - Social Conflict and Negotiation


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, or PSYC-202H; Minimum grade C-
    This course will explore social science theory and practice as it relates to social conflict and negotiation in a variety of situations.Students will gain an understanding of the theoretical frameworks for social conflict and negotiation, and learn to apply theory to not only minimize the dysfunctions of conflict but also facilitate the constructive functions of conflict in their everyday lives.
    Cross-listed: PSYC-474
  
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    ORGL 480 - Senior Seminar


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: CRIM/PSYC/SOC-341 and CRIM/PSYC/SOC-342 with minimum grade of C-, and Senior status
    This course is the culminating, capstone experience in the social science curriculum. Students will review and discuss their course of study and its application beyond graduation. Students will work with a social science faculty member toward the completion of a research project intended to explore an area of interest in the student’s field of study. NOTE: Successful completion of Senior Seminar is achieved upon completion of the student project.

     

     
    Cross-listed: CRIM-480, PSYC-480, SOC-480

  
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    ORGL 491 - Organization Consulting


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides students with applied experience in organization assessment and consulting. Student consultants will apply concepts and methods to assess a real client organization in order to help them improve effectiveness. You will develop foundational knowledge on collecting, analyzing, and feeding back assessment information to the client. The course will help you build your resume while providing pro-bono services to a non-profit organization.
    Cross-listed: PSYC-491
  
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    ORGL 492 - Organization Consulting Interventions


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides students with applied experience in the design and delivery of leadership and organization effectiveness interventions. The focus of the course is on designing, implementing, and evaluating an intervention with a real client organization. As an undergraduate student, you will develop foundational knowledge on designing and evaluating empirically supported interventions. The course will help you build your resume while providing pro-bono services to a non-profit organization.
    Cross-listed: PSYC-492
  
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    ORGL 495 - Practicum


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC 101, PSYC 101F, PSYC 202, PSYC 202H, SOC 101, SOC 101F or SOC 202H; Minimum grade C-
    Junior Status

    This course is designed as a culminating experience to integrate theory and practice in the context of an approved field-based experience under the supervision of the course instructor. Practicum requires completion of 150 clock hours on site along with coursework relevant to the student’s field experience.


    Cross-listed: PSYC-495, SOC-495

  
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    ORGL 496 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, or PSYC-202H; Minimum grade B
    Junior- or senior-level students may design and conduct an independent study project in a field of their interest in partnership with a faculty adviser.
  
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    ORGL 497 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, or PSYC-202H; Minimum grade C-
    This topics course is offered periodically based on student demand, interest, and needs. The course content is developed by the individual course instructor and is based on topics of special interest to organizational leadership majors. For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
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    ORGL 580 - Conflict and Negotiation


    Credits: Three (3)

    Every organization has conflict and organizational members engage in conflict management, whether this process occurs formally or informally. Many individuals engage in conflict management without fully understanding why they do what they do or how they actually behave during conflict. In this course, you will learn theoretical models to help you better understand the differing types of conflict that can arise within an organization, why conflict arises, and when conflict can help versus hurt an organization. You will learn evidence-based practices to manage inter-individual, intragroup, and intergroup conflict. The course provides you with the opportunity to apply theory and observe the impact of your actions and thinking in dyadic and multi-party interactions.

  
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    ORGL 695 - Practicum/Internship In Organizational And Development


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    This course gives students an opportunity for career exploration, networking, community involvement and on-the-job experience before graduation.


    Note: Note. Successful completion of ORGL 520, ORGL 530, and ORGL 540 is recommended.

  
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    ORGL 698 - Organizational Leadership and Development Capstone


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ORGL-500, ORGL-520, ORGL-530, ORGL-540, ORGL-560, ORGL-570, and ORGL-580; or prior written permission from program director
    This capstone course is the culminating experience for the Organizational Leadership andamp; Development master’s program.Students will prepare a portfolio of their work throughout the program including a leadership philosophy statement, resume, and artifacts completed throughout the coursework.Students will complete a project using empirically-validated research and theory.
  
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    PHIL 110 - Political Ideologies


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the major political ideologies in the United States and worldwide, including liberalism, conservatism, the far left, and the far right.
    Cross-listed: PHIL-310, PSCI-110, PSCI-310
  
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    PHIL 220 - Intro to Philosophy


    Credits: Three (3)
    Students study selected readings from philosophers, to read their words, rather than read about them. This course develops critical intelligence through careful reading and discussion.
  
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    PHIL 230 - Logic: Inf and Methodology


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces formal logic: traditional logic (Aristotle) and symbolic logic.
  
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    PHIL 305 - Ancient Philosophy


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a general survey with an emphasis on Greek philosophers.
  
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    PHIL 306 - Medieval Philosophy


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course studies main philosophical movements from St. Augustine to William of Ockham, including a study of parallel developments in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course emphasizes the medieval discussions about God, human nature, and the cosmos.
  
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    PHIL 307 - Modern Philosophy


    Credits: Three (3)
    A survey of philosophy from the end of the Renaissance to the contemporary period, this course emphasizes such principal figures as Descartes, Leibniz, Locke, Hume and Kant.
  
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    PHIL 308 - Contemporary Philosophy


    Credits: Three (3)
    A survey of 20th Century philosophy, this course examines relevant political philosophies, theories, and practices.
  
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    PHIL 310 - Political Ideologies


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the major political ideologies in the United States and worldwide, including liberalism, conservatism, the far left, and the far right.
    Cross-listed: PHIL-310, PSCI-110, PSCI-310
  
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    PHIL 325 - Ethics: Values/Decisions


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course presents and considers the essential structures presupposed by any value system, the variety of criteria that can be used for evaluating human action, and the process of making decisions in light of these various criteria.
  
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    PHIL 350 - History of Ideas: Scientific Revolution


    Credits: Three (3)
    A detailed study of the transition from the Greco-Medieval conception of the universe to the modern idea, the course concerns itself with the major thinkers of this era such as Nicolas Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, John Kepler, Galileo, and Isaac Newton. The course traces the historical causes of this important conceptual revolution and assesses its impact upon European civilization at that time.
  
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    PHIL 376 - Ethics Of War


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores the ethical dimensions of
    the use of military force up to and including
    war, both by states and by non-state actors. It
    covers not only the decisions and justifications
    of using force in the first place, but also the
    methods and means of force, once employed. The
    course will survey a variety of sources of
    military ethics, including international law,
    secular political philosophy, and the war ethics
    in various world religions.
    Cross-listed: PSCI-376
  
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    PHIL 420 - Aesthetics: Exper/Beauty


    Credits: Three (3)
    Inquiry into the philosophy of the beautiful: the metaphysical and psychological aspects of artistic production and appreciation. This course considers the nature of art, the status of beauty, the role of perception in art, the function and use of artistic work, and the social importance of art.
  
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    PHIL 455 - Lit/Phil of Environment


    Credits: Three (3)
    An introduction to the intellectual foundations of the environmental movement. Students will read and discuss the major 19th Century writers who were the source of the environmental movement and become acquainted with the philosophical ideas that underpin the movement. Students also will learn about an ensemble of artists who have contributed to and drawn inspiration from the environmental movement.
    Cross-listed: HUM-455
  
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    PHIL 496 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
  
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    PHIL 497 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    These courses are offered periodically based on the interests of our students and faculty. For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
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    PHIL 498 - Seminar


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
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    PHTH 500 - Principles of Pt I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: For PT Students
    This course provides an introduction to the profession of physical therapy and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) core values. This course addresses awareness of self and the effect that individual beliefs, attitudes, and values have on clinical behavior. Emphasis is placed on professional behavior and communication skills. Concepts of teaching and learning theories will be presented. This course also addresses disability awareness. Portfolios are introduced as a reflective assessment tool.
  
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    PHTH 502 - Principles of Pt II


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-500, For PT Students
    This course further emphasizes the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model (ICF) and disablement models. This course focuses on components and performance of the medical interview. Documentation models will be discussed as well as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), and cultural competence.
  
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    PHTH 509 - Kinesiology I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-102, BIOL-394, MATH-125, and PHYS-104; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-509L, PHTH-531, PHTH-500, BIOL-510, and BIOL-511

    Kinesiology is the study of human motion. This course is designed to analyze the principles of biomechanics, muscle and joint anatomy and function which interact to produce or limit normal motion. Kinesiology I will include biomechanics, mechanical properties of joints and muscles and analysis of the upper extremity, temporal mandibular joint (TMJ), cervical and thoracic spine. Analysis of the upper extremity, TMJ, cervical and thoracic spine will include the structure, function, mechanics, select pathomechanics and analysis of movement at each region.
  
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    PHTH 509L - Required Lab - Phth 509


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: PHTH-509

  
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    PHTH 514 - General Exercise Principles


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-522, PHTH-524, and PHTH-529
    Corequisite: PHTH-514L, PHTH-534, PHTH-626, PHTH-627, PHTH-644, and PHTH-652

    General exercise principles including physiology, purpose, rationale, effects, indications and contraindications are studied in this course. Therapeutic exercise performed with and with-out equipment will be examined. Students will develop skills in the application of selected therapeutic exercises.
  
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    PHTH 515 - Kinesiology II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-509, BIOL-510, and BIOL-511; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-515L, BIOL-512, PHTH-502, PHTH-522, PHTH-525, and PHTH-529

    Kinesiology is the study of human motion. This course is designed to analyze the principles of biomechanics, muscle and joint anatomy and function which interact to produce or limit normal motion. Kinesiology II will include biomechanics, mechanical properties of joints and muscles and analysis of the lower extremity, lumbar spine, posture and gait. Analysis of the lower extremity and lumbar spine will include the structure, function, mechanics, select pathomechanics and analysis of movement at each region.
  
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    PHTH 522 - Functional Neurophysiology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-511 and HEPR-370; For PT Students
    Functional Neurophysiology is a lecture course that comprises a study of the physiological application of neuroanatomy to the analysis of normal and abnormal movement. It is designed to address the functional aspects of the nervous system and how they change in different neurological diseases with altered movements and behavior and to explore neuroscience issues important to the practice of physical rehabilitation.
  
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    PHTH 523 - Physical Agents


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-509, PHTH-522, PHTH-525, PHTH-529, and PHTH-531; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-523L

    This course presents a wide range of physical therapy treatment procedures that use electricity, electromagnetic energy, heat, cold, light, sound, traction and compression to produce specific theraputic goals. The physiologic impacts of each physical agent on normal and abnormal human bodies are observed and studied. Students develop skills in the safe and appropriate application of physical agents to the human body. Principles and practice of examination and evaluation skills and integration of anatomy and kinesiology principles are included within this course.
  
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    PHTH 523L - Required Lab-Phth 523


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: PHTH-523

  
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    PHTH 524 - Examination Procedures


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-515, PHTH-522, and PHTH-525, For PT Students
    This course presents principles and practice of examination skills. Examination is required prior to the initial intervention and is performed for all patients/clients. The initial examination is a comprehensive screening and specific testing process leading to diagnostic classification or, as appropriate, to a referral to another practitioner. By the completion of this course the student will be prepared to perform a basic initial physical therapy examination. The focus of this course is on performing a patient interview screening for red flags, performing a systems review, goniometry, manual muscle testing, muscle length assessment, examination of gait deviations and a neurologic examination (mental status, cranial nerves, reflexes, coordination).
  
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    PHTH 525 - Patient Management


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-511, HEPR-300, HEPR-350, PHTH-500, PHTH-509, and PHTH-531; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-525L

    The course presents patient management needed to function in the health care environment. Patient care skills include body mechanics, positioning, draping, range of motion, transfers, standard precautions, massage, ambulation with assistive devices, wheel chairs, vital signs, and communication skills. Concurrent laboratory instruction reinforces the basic principles learned in lecture. Throughout this class the student will be developing clinical decision making abilities and documenting on provisions directed towards patient care. Prosthetics and orthotics will be introduced in this class.

  
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    PHTH 527 - Intro to Diagnostic Imaging


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-515; PHTH-522; and PHTH-525; For PT Students
    This course includes the study of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging studies. This course will introduce concepts of imaging using plain film radiography, arthrography, magnetic imaging (MRI), computerized axial tomography (CAT), angiography, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine. Students will learn to understand radiographic anatomy and clinical correlation with different patient cases. Emphasis will also be placed on understanding diagnostic imaging from a primary care practitioner point of view. Diagnostic imaging cases covered will include musculoskeletal, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary conditions.
  
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    PHTH 529 - Exercise Physiology


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-394 and HEPR-370; For PT Students
    This course provides students the didactic background on the physiological effects of exercise on the human body. This course emphasizes the neural, hormonal, cardiovascular and pulmonary responses with acute and chronic exercise. Additional topics include but not limited to measurement of oxygen uptake/energy expenditure, exercise response in special populations through lifespan and applications of exercise physiology concepts to sports and athletic performance enhancement. Concurrent laboratory instruction reinforces the basic principles learned in lecture and teaches the principles and skills of measurement and evaluation in the field of exercise physiology.
  
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    PHTH 531 - Systems and Disease I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-396, HEPR-108, and HEPR-370; For PT Students
    This course is the first of a four-course series that focuses on diseases affecting systems of the body. This course emphasizes the physical therapy management of patients with immune, gastrointestinal, integumentary and hematological dysfunction throughout the lifespan. The course also explores a variety of other conditions including Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), various cancers and infectious diseases. Each condition will be presented with specific reference to etiology, pathology, and current medical management. Different levels of impairments, functional limitations (activities), and disabilities (participation) will also be examined. The course emphasizes the development of clinical decision making, differential diagnosis and effective physical therapy interventions for these patient populations.
  
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    PHTH 532 - Systems and Disease II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-531, For PT Students
    This course is the second of a four-course series that focuses on diseases affecting systems of the body. This course emphasizes the physical therapy management of pathological conditions of the musculoskeletal system throughout the lifespan. Each condition will be presented with specific reference to etiology, pathology, differential diagnosis and current medical management. Different levels of impairments, functional limitations (activities), and disabilities (participation) will also be examined. The course emphasizes the development of clinical decision making, differential diagnosis and effective physical therapy interventions for these patient populations.
  
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    PHTH 533 - Systems and Disease III


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-531; For PT Students
    This course is the third of a four-course series that focuses on diseases affecting systems of the body. This course emphasizes the physical therapy management of patients with central nervous system and peripheral nervous system disorders as well as neuromuscular disease throughout the lifespan. The course will focus on acquired neurological injuries, neurodegenerative diseases, spinal cord disorders, peripheral neuromuscular disease and vestibular disorders. Each condition will be presented with specific reference to etiology, pathology, and current medical management. Different levels of impairments, functional limitations (activities), and disabilities (participation) will also be examined. The course emphasizes the development of clinical decision making, differential diagnosis and effective physical therapy interventions for these patient populations.
  
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    PHTH 534 - Systems and Disease IV


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIO-512, PHTH-529, and PHTH-531; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-514, PHTH-626, PHTH-627, PHTH-644, and PHTH-652

    This course is the fourth of a four-course series that focuses on diseases affecting the systems of the body. This course emphasizes the physical therapy management of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction. The course also explores a variety of other pathological conditions of the genitourinary, lymph, vascular, and endocrine systems. Each condition will be presented with specific reference to etiology, pathology, and current medical management. Different levels of impairments, functional limitations (activities), and disabilities (participation) will also be examined. The course emphasizes the development of clinical decision making and effective physical therapy interventions for these patient populations.

  
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    PHTH 551 - Research Methods


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-341, PHTH-515, PHTH-522, PHTH-529; PHTH-531; For PT Students
    The courses purpose is to enable students to assess the credibility and applicability of research results. Emphasis is placed on presenting principles of research design and statistical methods which will enhance their ability to review professional literature critically, and to develop a research proposal and systematic review of literature.
  
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    PHTH 626 - Orthopedic Conditions I


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-523, PHTH-524, PHTH-532, PHTH-551, and BIO-512; For PT Students
    This course introduces the student to conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system particularly of the neck, back, shoulder, hip, sacroiliac joint, knee, and ankle/foot. Evidenced-based medical and surgical interventions are discussed. Musculoskeletal diseases, disorders, or conditions are presented for the purpose of determining preferred practice patterns or physical therapy diagnoses. Pathophysiology, diagnostic procedures, examination, and evaluation of musculoskeletal conditions are included in discussion of treatment planning and outcomes. The student will develop practical experiences of clinical examination and intervention skills in a laboratory setting that parallel the lecture component of this course.
  
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    PHTH 627 - Functional Development


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-254, PHTH-522, PHTH-532, and PHTH-533; For PT Students
    This course presents the normal and abnormal development of the major organ systems with emphasis on pediatrics and the diagnoses: cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and Myelodysplasia. Lifespan normal and abnormal development in the biophysical area are covered including wellness during each age level.
  
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    PHTH 628 - Orthopedic Conditions II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-626; PHTH-645, and PHTH-646; For PT Students
    This course introduces the student to conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system particularly of the elbow, forearm, wrist/hand, and temporomandibular joint. Amputations, prosthetics, and orthoses for orthopedic conditions will be discussed. Musculoskeletal diseases, disorders, or conditions are presented for the purpose of determining preferred practice patterns or physical therapy diagnoses. Pathophysiology, diagnostic procedures, examination, and evaluation of musculoskeletal conditions will be included in discussion of treatment planning and outcomes. The student will develop practical experiences of clinical examination and intervention skills in a laboratory setting that parallel the lecture component of this course.
  
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    PHTH 629 - Advanced Assessment


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PHTH 628, PHTH 632, PHTH 633, PHTH 634; For PT Students
    The course is designed as a problem-based learning approach to the examination, evaluation, and treatment of the multi-system patient/client. Students evaluate patients with various medical diagnoses. Physical therapy diagnosis/prognosis and evidence based practice are the requirements for each comprehensive case analysis. Small group learning emphasizes the team approach as well as peer review. Cases are designed to develop clinical reasoning, teamwork, professional communication skills, and assure competency of applied clinical skills.
  
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    PHTH 630 - Spectrum of Care throughout the Life Span


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-628, PHTH-631, PHTH-632, PHTH-633, and PHTH-634; For PT Students
    This course examines geriatric and aging issues across the lifespan as related to physical therapy practice. Common aging theories and the effects of aging on all body systems, as well as the influence of these changes on client health, function, and ability to respond to therapy interventions, will be explored. All systems (musculoskeletal, neurological, genitourinary, integumentary, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and endocrine) will be investigated. Students will integrate this knowledge through case studies. The impact of lifespan issues, family/cultural/ societal support systems and expectations, and health care resource limitations will also be considered. Clinical decision-making skills will be enhanced through the assimilation of client information and physical therapy examination, resulting in the development of appropriate plans of care.
  
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    PHTH 631 - Pharmacology for Physical Therapists


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-531, PHTH-532, PHTH-533, PHTH-534, and PHTH-626; For PT Students
    Pharmacology is an integrative rather than an autonomous science, serving as a bridge between the clinical and the basic sciences. The course is intended to provide the student with the background necessary for the clinical treatment of patients referred to Physical Therapy. This course will include the study of fundamentals of the actions of drugs, including mechanisms of therapeutic and adverse effects and their implications in physical therapy interventions. The course will especially concentrate on the use of drugs in the treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary systems.
  
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    PHTH 632 - Neurologic Conditions and Management


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-514, PHTH-533, PHTH-627, PHTH-645, and PHTH-646; For PT Students
    This course will provide theory and methodology for the PT management of individuals with neurological involvement. These neurologic disorders include: spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and others. The physiology, purpose, rationale, effects, indications, and contraindications of many techniques will be discussed. Skill will be developed in the application of therapeutic exercises discussed in this course. An evidence based practice approach to interventions will be followed.

    This course provides instruction in the specific techniques of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and Neurodevelopmental techniques (NDT). There will be opportunities to interact with clients with neurological involvement during this course.

  
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    PHTH 633 - Management of Ethical Practice


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-644; For PT Students
    This course is designed to prepare students for managerial and administrative situations, which they will face as they begin to practice physical therapy. The course views management issues from a macroscopic to a microscopic perspective, and utilizes the LAMP document skills required by all practicing clinicians. Students first learn about the health care environment today and the delivery of health care within contemporary systems of organizations. The course explores the external pressures facing healthcare access and delivery today, and how these relate to the practice of physical therapy in the 21st century. The six pillars that support the concept of a “doctoring profession” as outlined in the APTA Vision 2020 also are explored.
  
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    PHTH 634 - Cardiopulmonary Conditions and Management


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-514, PHTH-534, PHTH-645, and PHTH-646; For PT Students
    The course emphasizes a problem-solving, clinical decision making approach utilizing evidence based practice in managing patients with cardiopulmonary pathology. Concurrent didactic and laboratory sessions provide students an opportunity to learn and practice examination, evaluation and intervention skills when treating patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction. Successful completion of the course requires the ability to integrate and synthesize information from this course with prerequisite courses in a variety of cardiopulmonary case based problem-solving experiences.


  
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    PHTH 644 - Clinical Education Foundations I


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-502; For PT Students
    This course addresses pertinent topics to prepare students for clinical education experiences. This course emphasizes topics related to clinical education including policies and procedures, models of clinical education, expectations, direction and supervision, ethical decision-making, first aid, safety, and emergency preparedness. The Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI) assessment tool for clinical education will be discussed.
  
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    PHTH 645 - Clinical Experience I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-514, PHTH-534, PHTH-626, PHTH-627, PHTH-644, and PHTH-652; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-646

    Clinical education is an integral component of the curriculum to prepare students to enter the profession of physical therapy.

    This is the first of a sequence of two full-time, five-week clinical experiences under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist serving as a clinical instructor. Students are required to have a variety of clinical rotation types.

  
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    PHTH 646 - Clinical Experience II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-514, PHTH-534, PHTH-626, PHTH-627, PHTH-644, and PHTH-652; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-645

    Clinical education is an integral component of the curriculum to prepare students to enter the profession of physical therapy.

    This is the second of a sequence of two full-time, five-week clinical experiences under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist serving as a clinical instructor. Students are required to have a variety of clinical rotation types.

  
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    PHTH 647 - Clinical Education Foundations II


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-633, PHTH-645, and PHTH-646; For PT Students
    This course addresses issues related to employment including human resource issues, resume writing, and job seeking. This course expands on conflict management related to ethical issues. Components of clinical instructor training are discussed. This course addresses pertinent topics related to clinical education including safety and emergency preparedness and the Clinical Performance Instrument.

  
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    PHTH 648 - Clinical Experience III


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-629, PHTH-630, PHTH-647, PHTH-653, PHTH-664, and PHTH-665; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-649

    Clinical education is an integral component of the curriculum to prepare students to enter the profession of physical therapy.

    Clinical Experience III, IV and V include three ten-week clinical affiliations under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist serving as a clinical instructor. Students are required to have a variety of clinical rotation types.

  
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    PHTH 649 - Clinical Experience IV


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-629, PHTH-630, PHTH-647, PHTH-653, PHTH-664, and PHTH 665; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-648

    Clinical education is an integral component of the curriculum to prepare students to enter the profession of physical therapy.

    Clinical Experience III, IV and V include three ten-week clinical affiliations under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist serving as a clinical instructor. Students are required to have a variety of clinical rotation types.

  
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    PHTH 650 - Clinical Experience V


    Credits: Five (5)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-648 and PHTH-649; For PT Students

    Clinical education is an integral component of the curriculum to prepare students to enter the profession of physical therapy

    Clinical Experience III, IV and V include three ten-week clinical affiliations under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist serving as a clinical instructor. Students are required to have a variety of clinical rotation types.

  
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    PHTH 652 - Research Proposal I


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-551; For PT Students
    Students work in small groups under the direction of a faculty advisor to prepare and present a research proposal/pilot or systematic review of the literature related to clinical practice of physical therapy.
  
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    PHTH 653 - Research Proposal II


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-652; For PT Students
    This is part II of the research preparation courses. Students work in small groups under the direction of a faculty advisor to prepare a research proposal/pilot or systematic review of the literature related to clinical practice of physical therapy. The focus of this portion will be data collection, methods and results.
  
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    PHTH 654 - Research Symposium


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-653; For PT Students
    This symposium provides the opportunity for faculty and students within the Physical Therapy program to meet together and share their research. Students will share their research proposals through a paper, poster presentation and platform presentation.
  
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    PHTH 662 - Seminar in Physical Therapy


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-628, PHTH-632, and PHTH-633; For PT Students

    This course is specifically designed to provide students additional information on a variety of issues related to the physical therapy profession.

  
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    PHTH 663 - Seminar in Physical Therapy


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-628, PHTH-632, and PHTH-633; For PT Students

    This course is specifically designed to provide students additional information on a variety of issues related to the physical therapy profession.

  
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    PHTH 664 - Seminar in Physical Therapy


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-628, PHTH-632, and PHTH-633; For PT Students
    This course consists of three or more one-credit options specifically designed to provide students additional information on a variety of issues related to the physical therapy profession.
  
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    PHTH 665 - Differential Diagnosis


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-628, PHTH-631, and PHTH-632; For PT Students
    This course will integrate previously learned concepts about differential diagnosis and apply this to complex multi-system patients seen by physical therapists. In this course the student will learn methods for screening the body organ systems when making a differential diagnosis in order to prepare students for direct access and primary care delivery models. The ability to relate the pertinent information from the subjective evaluation or history along with the physical examination and then deciding whether or not a patient should be treated or referred to another medical practitioner will be mastered. Therapists will determine a physical therapy diagnosis or decide if a patient history and or signs/symptoms raise red flags that suggest a referral to another practitioner.

  
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    PHYS 103 - General Physics I


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: MATH-125
    Corequisite: PHYS-103L

    General physics is an algebra-based course of lectures and experimental demonstrations with correlated lab work on the fundamental principles of physics: mechanics and heat.
  
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    PHYS 103L - Required Lab - Phys 103


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: PHYS-103

  
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    PHYS 104 - General Physics II


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS-103; Minimum grade C-
    This course is a continuation of PHYS 103 and covers wave motion, sound, electricity, optics, light and magnetism.
 

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