Public Health and Sports Medicine Courses

Athletic Training (ATC) courses

  • ATC 220 Introduction to Sports Medicine

    This course will cover various aspects of sports medicine professions and the Sports Medicine program at Missouri State. Students will have the opportunity to explore the Sports Medicine professions by completing five clinical observation hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • ATC 221 Clinical Skills in Sports Medicine

    Prerequisite: ATC 220 or concurrent enrollment.

    Students are introduced to many of the emergency management and clinical skills required by allied health care professionals in a variety of clinical settings.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    204Spring, Summer
  • ATC 222 Athletic Injuries

    Prerequisite: BMS 307 or KIN 250.

    Techniques, principles and theory underlying prevention and care of athletic injuries.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    221Fall, Spring
  • ATC 224 Basic Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Techniques

    Prerequisite: ATC 221 and BMS 307 (or concurrent enrollment with permission of program director).

    Procedures, techniques, principles and theory relative to development of essential cognitive and psychomotor competencies commonly used in athletic training.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    433Fall
  • ATC 225 Sports Medicine Observation

    Prerequisite: ATC 220.

    Clinical observation hours and experience for students considering a career in a sports medicine field. Students will explore various athletic training employment settings and learn basic skills. Must be repeated to a minimum of four hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Fall, Spring
  • ATC 240 Clinical Practicum I

    Prerequisite: ATC 221 and permission of program director.

    Supervised clinical experiences in athletic training. Emphasis on developing clinical skills required by athletic trainers. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    212Fall
  • ATC 241 Clinical Practicum II

    Prerequisite: ATC 221 and ATC 240 and permission of program director.

    Continuation of supervised clinical experiences in athletic training. Emphasis on developing and refining clinical skills required by athletic trainers. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    212Spring
  • ATC 297 Special Topics

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    Special study of sports medicine and athletic training. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours. Same topic may be repeated once.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-2Upon demand
  • ATC 320 Athletic Training Administration

    Prerequisite: at least 75 hours towards Athletic Training major completed or at least 15 hours towards Sports Medicine minor completed; and permission of program director.

    Development and administration of current theories, methods and techniques related to the organization and administration of athletic training programs. Integration of leadership behaviors into the practice and management of athletic training practice areas such as program management, budget, insurance, facility design, legal issues, global issues, and ethics in the profession of athletic training will be discussed. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • ATC 324 Therapeutic Modalities

    Prerequisite: BMS 308 and permission of program director.

    A study of the theory and application of various therapeutic modalities used in the treatment of many injuries, including ultrasound, diathermy, electrical stimulation, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, and thermotherapy. May be taught concurrently with OTE 624. Cannot receive credit for both ATC 324 and OTE 624.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    432Spring
  • ATC 326 Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: ATC 222 or ATC 224; and BMS 308 and PSY 121.

    Theoretical and practical synthesis of area often requiring instruction on the part of an athletic trainer to enhance performance opportunities for athletes and other areas of physical activity. Emphasis on subject matter and skills necessary to recognize potential problems, help in understanding the interventions, and develop techniques for referral.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ATC 328 Lower Body Assessment

    Prerequisite: ATC 221; and BMS 307 with grade of "C" or better; and BMS 450.

    Content addresses observation and evaluation techniques for injuries to the lower body. Students must integrate anatomical structures to provide a basis for critical decision making in an injury management environment.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    432Fall
  • ATC 329 Upper Body Assessment

    Prerequisite: ATC 328.

    Content addresses observation and evaluation techniques for injuries to the upper body. Students must integrate anatomical structures to provide a basis for critical decision making in an injury management environment.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    432Spring
  • ATC 332 Research Methods in Sports Medicine

    Prerequisite: PSY 200.

    Interactive study of importance and process of conducting ethical research in the sports medicine and other healthcare professions. Emphasis placed on research design, ethics, collection of data, and the dissemination of results.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall, Spring
  • ATC 340 Clinical Practicum III

    Prerequisite: ATC 241 and permission of program director.

    Continuation of supervised clinical experiences in athletic training. Emphasis on developing clinical decision making skills used by athletic trainers. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    212Fall
  • ATC 341 Clinical Practicum IV

    Prerequisite: ATC 340 and permission of program director.

    Continuation of supervised clinical experiences in athletic training. Emphasis is on refining clinical decision making skills used by athletic trainers. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    212Spring
  • ATC 344 Foundations of Rehabilitation

    Prerequisite: ATC 328 and BMS 450.

    Content addresses basic concepts, foundations and principles of musculoskeletal rehabilitation relating to the body. Orthopedic surgical procedures of the body common in athletic training with a focus primarily on joint and musculoskeletal structures, tissue pathology for each protocol, healing constraints, and implications for rehabilitation will also be presented.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    432Fall
  • ATC 354 Clinical Applications of Rehabilitation

    Prerequisite: ATC 344.

    Applied study of advanced principles of musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Course will focus on clinical decision making as it relates to rehabilitation progression, exercise selection, reconditioning, return to activity and other relative aspects of the rehabilitation process.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    424Spring
  • ATC 397 Special Topics

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    Special study of sports medicine and athletic training. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours. Same topic may be repeated once.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-2Upon demand
  • ATC 413 Sports Medicine Informatics

    This course will cover various aspects of health informatics and data collection, storage, retrieval, and analysis. Special focus on widely available informatic systems and their application to sports medicine care. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • ATC 420 Medical Aspects of Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: BMS 308 with grade of "C" or better; and 60 hours; and permission of program director.

    Students are exposed to various medical specialties which contribute to an understanding of comprehensive health care program. Topics stressed include injury and illness prevention, definitive medical treatment, indications for referral, and injury rehabilitation from the perspective of health care specialists in the community.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ATC 425 Contemporary Topics in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: at least 75 hours towards Athletic Training major completed or at least 15 hours toward Sports Medicine minor completed; and permission.

    Discussion of current issues and problems facing the athletic training profession.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Spring
  • ATC 440 Clinical Practicum V

    Prerequisite: ATC 341 and permission of program director.

    Continuation of supervised clinical experiences in athletic training. Emphasis on developing critical thinking skills associated with injury rehabilitation used by athletic trainers. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    212Fall
  • ATC 441 Clinical Practicum VI

    Prerequisite: ATC 440 and permission of program director.

    Continuation of supervised clinical experiences in athletic training. Emphasis is on refining critical thinking skills associated with injury assessment, management, and rehabilitation. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    212Spring
  • ATC 444 Applied Orthopedic Review

    Prerequisite: BMS 307.

    This course will cover applied human anatomy with a special focus on musculoskeletal anatomy and principles of human movement. The course will involve hands-on palpation and movement analysis activities.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    432Spring
  • ATC 497 Athletic Training Seminar

    Prerequisite: ATC 221 and ATC 222; and permission of program director.

    This course offers a concentration in subject matter to improve skill and knowledge in specific areas. Each workshop or seminar will be concerned with a single topic. Number of class hours is determined by length and specificity of workshop/seminar. Thirty clock hours equal one semester hour. May be repeated to a maximum of three hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring
  • ATC 498 Research Projects in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: ATC 332 and PSY 200; and permission of program director.

    This course provides an opportunity to enhance research skills within a specific topic area of athletic training. The student would conduct a research project under faculty supervision. May be repeated once to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring
  • ATC 499 Independent Study in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: ATC 221 and ATC 222; and permission of program director.

    This course provides opportunities to pursue specific subject areas in athletic training. The independent study may be a reading project or a practical application of theories under faculty supervision. May be repeated to a maximum of three hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ATC 601 Foundations of Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    This course will cover various aspects of the history, development, socialization and standards of practice of the athletic training profession. Key terms and concepts utilized in the field, areas of practice, roles and responsibilities, and other essential knowledge and skills for the athletic training profession will be discussed.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Summer
  • ATC 602 Foundations of Therapeutic Intervention

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    This course will provide a foundation of knowledge for injury/illness evaluation and therapeutic intervention.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    212Summer
  • ATC 604 Clinical Skills in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    Students are introduced to various procedures, techniques, principles and theories relative to development of injury and illness prevention and essential immediate and emergency management clinical skills required of an athletic trainer.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    323Summer
  • ATC 610 Leadership Theory and Issues in Athletic Training

    This course covers an examination and application of leadership and professional theories and the attributes, behaviors, and values necessary for leadership in health professions (specifically to aspects of the practice of athletic training).

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall
  • ATC 612 Human Movement

    This course will address the neuromotor coordination and integration of human movement. Concepts of brain mapping, the visual and vestibular systems, movement, and disassociation will be addressed.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    204Fall
  • ATC 620 Leadership Concepts in Athletic Training

    This course covers an examination and application of leadership and professional theories and the attributes, behaviors, and values necessary for leadership in health professions (specially to aspects of the practice of athletic training.) The organization and function of professional associations, activities that serve the professional community and service to the public, the AT's role in healthcare delivery systems, outcome measurement, the role of evidence-based practice in the AT profession, cultural competence, and medical legal situations will also be covered.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    331Spring
  • ATC 622 Athletic Training Practicum I

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    This is a supervised, 16-week clinical experience designed to provide students familiarity with the athletic training profession and a variety of work settings. Emphasis will be placed on the foundational behaviors of athletic training, professional communication skills and an understanding of pertinent clinical practice topics and issues. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    2Fall
  • ATC 623 Patient Evaluation I

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    This course provides an overview of the etiology, incidence and prevalence, signs and symptoms, course and prognosis, and medical management of common conditions impacting physical activity. Content focuses on observation and evaluation techniques for injuries/impairments affecting the lower body. Students will incorporate information gained from evaluation process and assessment techniques to make a clinical diagnosis.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • ATC 630 Leadership Practicum

    Prerequisite: ATC 610 and ATC 612.

    An intensive clinical or administrative leadership experience requiring students to apply leadership knowledge and skills to real world issues. The leadership experience must also embrace the MSU public affairs mission and culminate in a meaningful response to an issue within the athletic training profession.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Fall
  • ATC 631 AT Integrated Lab I

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    Course content emphasizes the management of patients with injuries/impairments of the lower body. Students will integrate skills and knowledge of examination, assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, analysis of functional outcomes, and re-assessment to develop and manage appropriate patient plans of care. Emphasis will be placed upon using a systematic process, critical thinking, progression of techniques, and evidence based decision making.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Fall
  • ATC 632 Manual Therapy Techniques

    Detailed analysis and application of manual therapy techniques for treating musculoskeletal pathologies involving the spine and upper and lower extremities.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Spring
  • ATC 633 Therapeutic Interventions I

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    This course will cover the theoretical and practical application of interventions (therapeutic exercise, modality devices, manual techniques) designed to enhance performance and function with an emphasis on lower extremity injuries and conditions.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • ATC 640 Evidence-Based Practice

    Course will analyze the clinical reasoning process used in health care disciplines, examine the different types and levels of clinical evidence and explore the implementation of evidence-based practice skills into the student's health care profession/practice.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall
  • ATC 653 Patient Evaluation II

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    This course provides an overview of the etiology, incidence and prevalence, signs and symptoms, course and prognosis, and medical management of common conditions impacting physical activity. Content focuses on observation and evaluation techniques for injuries/impairments affecting the upper body. Students will incorporate information gained from evaluation process and assessment techniques to make a clinical diagnosis.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ATC 663 Therapeutic Interventions II

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    This course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Therapeutic Interventions I. This course will cover the theoretical and practical application of interventions (therapeutic exercise, modality devices, manual techniques) designed to enhance performance and function with an emphasis on lower extremity injuries and conditions.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ATC 671 AT Integrated Lab II

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    Course content emphasizes the management of patients with musculoskeletal injuries/impairments of the upper body. Students will integrate skills and knowledge of examination, assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, analysis of functional outcomes, and re-assessment to develop and manage appropriate patient plans of care. Emphasis will be placed upon using a systematic process, critical thinking, progression of techniques, and evidence based decision making.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Spring
  • ATC 682 AT Practicum II

    Prerequisite: Permission of program director.

    This course is designed to provide students with continued familiarity with a variety of patients, diagnoses, age ranges, and situations; to see the roles of athletic trainers. This is a supervised, 16-week clinical experience that provides the opportunity to observe and apply knowledge and skills gained from didactic courses and clinical experiences. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    2Spring
  • ATC 697 Special Topics

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    Special study of sports medicine and athletic training. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of three hours. Same topic may be repeated once.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • ATC 710 Seminar in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Provides a forum for topics germane to the clinical practice settings and transition to professional practice. Topics of interest will cover areas such as performance enhancement principles, diagnostic assessment techniques, surgical procedures, pediatric athletic medicine, clinical education principles, and current professional topics. May be repeated to a maximum of two hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Upon demand
  • ATC 711 Problem Based Practice

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    Students will be engaged in real cases that develop both problem solving strategies and disciplinary knowledge. Students will be placed in the active role of problem-solvers within situations that simulates the kind of problems faced by health care providers. Emphasis will be placed upon decision making and evidence based rationale. Must be repeated to a minimum of three hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ATC 713 AT Practicum III

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    This course is a structured clinical experience under the supervision of a qualified preceptor. Students are expected to develop their clinical decision making skills and apply skills and knowledge gained in didactic courses and clinical experiences. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Summer
  • ATC 723 Movement Pattern Assessment

    Introduction of fundamental movement patterns of the body and how to assess these movement patterns. Concepts of neuromotor human development and how these relate to the learning/patterning of these fundamental movement patterns.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Spring
  • ATC 724 AT Practicum IV

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    This course provides continued clinical practice in the form of an eight-week, immersive clinical practicum and an eight-week, integrated clinical practicum under the supervision of a qualified preceptor. Students are expected to continue to develop their clinical decision making skills and apply skills and knowledge gained in didactic courses and clinical experiences. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    4Fall
  • ATC 732 Applied Research Methods in Health Care

    Research course in which students deepen their understanding and enhance their research abilities in order to contribute to the advancement of their chosen health care discipline. Course will explore topics of research design and research methods for conducting applied and clinical research projects with a focus on conducting outcomes-related research that can support clinical practices in the student's respective health care discipline.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ATC 733 Corrective Exercise Techniques/Movement Pattern Interventions

    This course will cover the corrections of impairments and compensations to the fundamental movement patterns.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall
  • ATC 734 Professional Development and Leadership

    Prerequisite: permission of the program director.

    This course introduces the student to the role of the athletic trainer as a leader within their own site, the profession, and the broader interprofessional health care system. Integration of the University's Public Affairs mission into the practice and management of fiscal management, marketing, and human resource functions. Discussion of regulatory systems, legal considerations, global issues, and ethics in the profession will be discussed.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    440Fall
  • ATC 741 Therapeutic Interventions III

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    This course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Therapeutic Interventions I and II. This course will cover the theoretical and practical application of interventions with an emphasis on manual techniques and corrective exercises.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Spring
  • ATC 743 Advanced Therapeutic Interventions

    Advanced concepts and evidence-based principles of rehabilitation programs. Enhancement of previously learned therapeutic exercise techniques and integration of therapeutic modalities and therapeutic exercise, including objective and functional goal setting and evaluation for appropriate progression and expedited return to activity.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Spring
  • ATC 753 Pharmacology/General Medical Concepts

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    This course will expose students to various medical specialties which contribute to an understanding of comprehensive health care program. Emphasis on subject matter and skills necessary to recognize potential problems, help in understanding the interventions, and develop techniques for referral.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall
  • ATC 773 Athletic Training Seminar

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    This course will allow students to review their previous course work, discuss current issues facing the profession, and develop personal learning plans for their future endeavors.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ATC 784 AT Practicum V

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    This course is the final clinical practicum. Students will complete both an immersive and an integrated clinical experience. Students will continue to develop their clinical decision making skills and applying skills and knowledge gained in didactic courses and clinical experiences. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    4Spring
  • ATC 791 AT Research Project

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    In-depth scientific study of an area of interest that culminates in a scholarly paper and formal community presentation.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Spring
  • ATC 792 Independent Study in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    The course provides opportunities to pursue specific subject areas of interest in athletic training or as needs arise which are not covered by courses or content in the program. May be repeated to a maximum of three hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • ATC 797 Non-thesis Project

    Prerequisite: ATC 732 and permission of project advisor.

    Active participation in the ongoing research and/or clinical activities of athletic training faculty or clinical experience supervisor. Culminates in a presentation of an extensive scholarly paper. Must be repeated to a minimum of three hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ATC 798 Special Topics

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    Special study of sports medicine and athletic training. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours. Same topic may be repeated once.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-2Upon demand
  • ATC 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: ATC 732 and permission of research advisor.

    Demonstration of the capacity for research and independent thought culminating in a thesis. Must be repeated to a minimum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring, Summer

Health (HLH) courses

  • HLH 195 Introduction to the Health Professions

    Designed to familiarize students with a variety of health career opportunities, and to provide guidance in early curriculum planning and alternative career options. Identical with BMS 195. Cannot receive credit for both HLH 195 and BMS 195.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Fall, Spring
  • HLH 399 Cooperative Education in the Health Sciences

    Prerequisite: acceptance into the Cooperative Education Program and permission.

    A supervised learning experience that integrates on-the-job training with academic credit. The student will be required to complete assigned academic work related to the area of practical experience.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring
  • HLH 700 Research Methods in Kinesiology

    Nature of research methodology, experimental design and scientific writing. Opportunity to explore research literature and to conduct research.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • HLH 710 Introduction to Health Promotion and Wellness Management

    This is an introductory course in which students will gain a general understanding of the health promotion and wellness management (HPWM) field. The job opportunities, history, mission, terminology, philosophy, ethical principles, organizations, concepts and foundations of HPWM will be explored.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • HLH 750 Programming Approaches in Wellness/Health Promotion

    Organizational and administrative approaches utilized in the conduct of wellness/health promotion programs will be studied. Emphasis will be placed upon the selection, development, promotion, conduct, and evaluation of the various components of wellness/health promotion programs.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • HLH 752 Health Risk Identification and Management

    Procedures and instrumentation utilized in the identification and assessment of risk factors associated with cardiovascular and other major life-style generated diseases and conditions will be studied. Emphasis will be placed upon the utilization of risk factor data in the conduct of a wellness/health promotion program.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • HLH 760 Health Promotion Planning

    A culminating course in the MS in Health Promotion and Wellness Management degree program. This course will focus on the development of health promotion in the workplace: Topics discussed will include effects of health promotion, the compression of morbidity, developing awareness strategies, health assessments, theories of health behavior (self-efficacy, social learning theory, health belief model, theory of planned behavior, stages of change theory), and evaluating existing workplace health promotion programs (physical activity in the workplace, worksite nutrition programs, worksite weight management, tobacco control and cessation, and stress management). The current professional literature related to health promotion will also be reviewed.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • HLH 770 Seminar in Health Promotion and Wellness Management

    Review of the professional literature relating to current issues in health promotion and wellness. Topics researched and discussed include health care ethics, diversity, cultural aspects, long-range planning, public relations, legal considerations, and grant-writing. Includes guided development and completion of an extensive research paper.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • HLH 791 Wellness Internship

    Prerequisite: permission of Health Internship Coordinator.

    Supervised field experience in a health promotion or health care setting. Directly involves the student in the application of organizational skills and wellness manager skills. Student must complete a minimum number of clinical hours. May be repeated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall

Interprofessional Education (IPE) courses

  • IPE 300 Service Learning in Health Services

    Prerequisite: IPE 375 and admission to the Health Services program.

    This service component of an existing course provides students with exposure to a variety of health care fields and practices, while providing a beneficial public service to the community. Students will be able to contribute in a meaningful way to the betterment of the community learning site and the clients it serves. Additionally, students will expand their experiential base and will increase their skills in critical thinking and problem solving. May be repeated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1Fall, Spring
  • IPE 375 Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care

    Prerequisite: 30 hours.

    This course provides an introduction to interprofessional health care education and collaborative practice for students in health professions programs. Topics include the history of interprofessional health care education in the U.S. and internationally, philosophical and theoretical foundations, and competencies required for effective collaboration to improve health care outcomes. Students explore the roles of various health professions in collaborative patient/client, family, and community health care. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • IPE 376 Cultural Competence in Health Care

    Prerequisite: Health Services major or permission.

    This course explores issues and challenges that can be encountered in the health care setting working with cultural and ethnically diverse patient populations.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • IPE 377 Global Issues in Health Services

    Prerequisite: Health Services major or permission.

    This course introduces students to the principal health systems of the world's populations, and major challenges to improving health globally. Students will explore interdisciplinary factors accounting for health patterns that impact global health, health care delivery systems worldwide, and the governmental, economic, social and political forces that influence them.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • IPE 378 Healthcare Quality Management

    This course provides a survey of the basic principles and techniques of quality management in healthcare including high-reliability concepts that help organizations achieve safety, quality, and efficiency goals. The course will examine a range of topics from measuring performance to creating high-quality services that represent excellence in a healthcare organization.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • IPE 379 Interprofessional Perspectives on Population Health

    Prerequisite: 30 hours.

    This course examines the impact of health care access, quality of health services, individual behaviors, social environments, physical environments, biological factors, and policies and programs on population health outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on the role the interprofessional health care team in improving the health of the public.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • IPE 381 Statistics for the Health Professions

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement; and Health Services major or permission.

    This course provides an introduction to statistical data analysis and interpretation, with an emphasis on techniques used in the health professions. Descriptive statistics including measures of central tendency and variability, probability, estimation, and graphing will be discussed. Students will use computer-based statistical software for hypothesis testing, including independent and repeated measures t tests, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, and non-parametric testing. Emphasis is given to interpretation using effect size, confidence intervals, power analysis, and presentation of findings using APA style. Cannot receive credit toward a degree for more than one of the following courses: AGR 330, IPE 381, MTH 340, PSY 200, QBA 237, REC 328, or SOC 302.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • IPE 382 Introduction to Health Insurance and Managed Care

    Prerequisite: 30 hours; and Health Services major or permission.

    This course focuses on the development of health insurance and managed care practices in the United States. Topics include the impact of managed care on health care delivery systems and reimbursement; public and private sector health insurance and benefit plans; key regulations and laws governing health care and health insurance; and current topics in health care reform. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of managed care practices on the interprofessional health care team.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • IPE 470 Foundations of Patient Safety for Health Professionals

    Prerequisite: IPE 375 or concurrent enrollment.

    This course provides a foundation for patient safety and health care quality improvement for students in the health professions with an emphasis on the roles of both individuals and systems. Topics include: the scope of the problem, terminology and basic concepts of safety systems, patient safety interventions, measuring and reporting safety, incident investigations, institutional responses to adverse events, communication and teamwork, and models to improve patient safety.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • IPE 475 Evidence-Based Health Care Practice

    Prerequisite: IPE 375.

    This course will enable students to develop the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to assess the scientific literature, clinical guidelines, and other information resources needed to integrate evidence into practice to improve health care outcomes.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • IPE 575 Collaborative Health Care Leadership

    Prerequisite: 60 hours; and admitted to the Health Services degree program.

    This course explores theories, models and responsibilities of leadership within an interprofessional health care context. Students apply leadership practices that support collaborative practice and synthesize prior learning to plan, implement, and evaluate a health project designed to improve patient/client health outcomes.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • IPE 576 Professional Issues in Health Services

    Prerequisite: 60 hours; and admitted to the Health Services degree program.

    This course is designed to prepare future health care professionals to identify, critically examine, and address issues that occur in the interprofessional health care environment. Students will utilize professional ethics and evidence-based decision-making to analyze various case studies and propose possible solutions to issues identified.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall

Public Health (PBH) courses

  • PBH 710 Clinical Epidemiology

    This course is an introduction to the epidemiological methods and procedures utilized in a clinical environment. The course will include the study of infectious and non-infectious disease epidemiology. Students will learn how to use basic epidemiological concepts and methods in the clinical setting in order to make better decisions regarding evidence based medicine and quality of care. Basic statistical measures used in the analysis of clinical and epidemiologic evaluations, including measures of disease frequency and measures of absolute and relative effects, will be covered. Additional topics include accessing and evaluating sources of data, qualitative and quantitative systematic reviews of literature based evidence, and meta-analyses. This course cannot be counted toward the Master of Public Health. It is designed for students in clinical fields such as nursing practice.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • PBH 720 Epidemiology

    An introduction to the epidemiological methods and procedures utilized in the study of the origin, distribution, and control of disease. It will include the study of infectious and non-infectious disease etiology, including vector control, host defenses and resistance, and investigation of disease outbreaks. Students will learn to use basic epidemiological concepts and methods for program planning, evaluation, and research. Basic statistical measures used in the analysis of clinical and epidemiologic evaluations, including measures of disease frequency and measures of absolute and relative effects, will be covered. Identical with NUR 700. Cannot receive credit for PBH 720 and NUR 700.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • PBH 730 Biostatistics in Health Sciences

    This course is an introduction to biostatistical methods in the context of public health and medical sciences. Major topics will include: research design and measurement, sampling, exploratory data analysis, probability and sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, contingency table analysis, nonparametric methods, correlation, linear regression, logistic regression and survival analysis. Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of these methods and drawing appropriate conclusions from analysis findings. Students will also be introduced to statistical programming packages.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • PBH 735 Software Applications and Data Sources in Public Health

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    This course will provide an overview of important software and databases that are commonly used in public health surveillance, program planning and research. Students will learn to access, analyze, and interpret morbidity and mortality data from a variety of national and statewide data sources (e.g., NHANS, BRFSS, MICA, CDC Wonder, vital statistics). Data will be analyzed descriptively using statistical software including Excel, CDC's EpiInfo, SPSS and/or SAS.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • PBH 740 Health Behavior

    This course examines selected theories of health behavior relevant to individual and community health promotion program planning. Students will analyze biological, psychological, sociological, and environmental influences on health behavior and evaluate strategies for health promotion.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • PBH 745 Environmental Health

    This course will investigate and examine the relationships of environmental health problems to human health. Students will survey the major environmental issues facing developed and developing countries. Topics include water supply, air and noise pollution, sewage treatment and waste disposal, pest and pesticides, toxic waste, energy alternatives, food and drug quality assurance, population control, and environmental disease control.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • PBH 756 Introduction to Public Health

    This course will provide a general introduction to public health. It will discuss the history of public health; international, federal, state, and local agencies; voluntary health agencies; professional health organizations; the legislative process as it relates to public health, environmental health, health promotion, basic public health statistics and an introduction to epidemiology.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • PBH 758 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

    In-depth consideration of pertinent issues, trends, controversy, and current research in public health.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • PBH 760 Research Methods in Public Health

    This course is designed to help students gain the necessary knowledge and skills for undertaking research on issues related to public health.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • PBH 772 Toxicology and Hazardous Materials

    A study of toxic substances and their effects in the environment and in living organisms. This course also includes a study of safety methods for identifying, monitoring, handling, processing, containing, storing, and disposing hazardous and toxic substances in the environment and workplace. Students are encouraged to have had courses in physiology, biochemistry and/or pharmacology.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • PBH 775 Principles and Skills of Public Health Administration

    This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the administrative, managerial and organizational practices of health professionals in a variety of settings. Opportunities for the development and application of administrative competencies in health education/health care settings will be provided.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • PBH 778 Chronic Disease Epidemiology

    This course examines problems and methods used in studying chronic diseases. Focus will be on the collection and interpretation of chronic disease data, and application of epidemiological and statistical principles pertaining to cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, chronic lung diseases, diabetes, musculoskeletal diseases, neurologic disorders and other chronic diseases.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • PBH 781 Public Health Preparedness

    This course will investigate the health risks and hazards associated with emergency situations, and the roles of public health professionals and volunteers in the preparation for and response to emergencies and disasters.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • PBH 783 International Health and Infectious Disease

    This course will investigate the epidemiology, impact, and control of infectious diseases in the context of the international environment. Topics will include the structure and financing of health systems in the developing world, the medical community's ability to respond to infectious disease risks, and the specific impacts of major infectious diseases with an emphasis on tuberculosis, AIDS, and malaria. This course is not a clinical course and will not address the diagnosis or treatment of disease.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • PBH 785 Seminar in Public Health

    Prerequisite: permission of Program Director.

    Variable topics course. The study, analysis, and discussion of timely issues in public health. May be repeated for credit if topic is different.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • PBH 788 Public Health Practicum

    The Public Health practicum is required of all students enrolled in the Professional Option of the MPH program. It will involve developing, implementing and establishing a public health intervention that includes, reflects, and integrates public health principles, theory, and practice as identified in the Masters in Public Health curriculum. All required courses must be completed in order to be eligible. Project selection must be approved by the course instructor.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1Upon demand
  • PBH 790 Independent Study in Public Health

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and Program Director.

    The independent study in Public Health is a carefully planned experience which allows the advanced student to investigate a clearly defined problem that will enhance their academic preparation. May be repeated for credit.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • PBH 798 Public Health Field Experience

    Prerequisite: students must have successfully completed 33 hours including all public health core and other required courses and passed the core course exam.

    The required field experience provides experience in program development, community relations, public education, and research. Possible sites include: official health agencies, voluntary health agencies, or community social agencies. Selection is dependent on the students' backgrounds and career expectations. Students may choose to spend their entire time in one agency, or, for shorter periods, in 2 or more agencies. The field experience can be done during the fall, spring, or summer and can be no less than 200 hours. All field experiences must be approved by the field experience faculty supervisor and the Program Director to ensure the site acceptability. May be repeated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Upon demand
  • PBH 799 Capstone Project in Public Health

    Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Public Health program.

    The Capstone Project provides students the opportunity to integrate knowledge gained in the classroom with real-world problems through completion of a major research, program planning, policy development, management, service delivery, or evaluation project. Some aspect of the project must be original, whether it is the topic itself, an analysis of newly collected or extant data, the reinterpretation of others' finding, or the design and completion of a community project. While student led, the project is designed in consultation with, and carried out under the guidance of, a faculty supervisor. Student must have the capstone project proposal form approved by the faculty supervisor and Program Director prior to enrollment.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand