Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences

Contact Info
ChairAssistant ChairSecretaryLocationDepartment Phone
Dr. Patricia PierceDr. Beth LarouereConnie Schmidt304 Patterson Hall724-738-4864

The Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences Department is comprised of the undergraduate Exercise Science program, the graduate Master of Science in Athletic Training program, and the graduate Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.

Athletic Training Program Director
Dr. Jackie Williams

Athletic Training Program Website URL
Athletic Training Fact Sheet URL

Occupational Therapy Program Director
Dr. Andrea Fairman

Occupational Therapy Program Website URL
Occupational Therapy Fact Sheet URL

Faculty

Exercise Science & Athletic Training Faculty

Jonathan Anning
Associate Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., University of Toledo
M.A., Central Michigan University
B.A., Central Michigan University

Jeremy Dicus
Associate Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., Ohio University
M.S., Ohio University
B.S., High Point University

Benjamin Gordon
Assistant Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
M.S., East Stroudsburg University
B.S., Western Michigan University

Michael Holmstrup
Associate Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., Syracuse University
M.S., East Stroudsburg University
B.S., East Stroudsburg University

Seth Jenny
Assistant Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., University of New Mexico
M.S., University of Edinburgh
B.S., Slippery Rock University

Brock Jensen
Associate Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
M.S., Northern Michigan University
B.S., Northern Michigan University

Kimberly Keeley
Associate Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., Rocky Mountain University
M.S., Ohio University
B.S., Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Beth Larouere
Associate Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.S., Slippery Rock University
B.S., Slippery Rock University

Jeffrey Lynn
Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., Kent State University
M.A., Kent State University
B.A., Kent State University

Patricia Pierce
Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Slippery Rock University

Amy Rickman
Associate Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
B.S., University of Pittsburgh

Marketa Schublova
Associate Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., Ohio University
M.S., Ohio University
B.S., Slippery Rock University

Allan Shook
Assistant Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., Kent State University
M.A., Kent State University
B.S., Kent State University

Bonnie Siple
Associate Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ed. D., Duquesne University
M.S., Indiana University
B.S., Slippery Rock University

Joyan Urda
Associate Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., Rocky Mountain University
M.S., Slippery Rock University
B.S., Slippery Rock University

Steven Verba
Associate Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Slippery Rock University

Jacqueline Williams
Associate Professor
Exercise & Rehabilitative Sci
Ph.D., University of Idaho
M.S., Central Washington University
B.S., Minnesota State University

Occupational Therapy Faculty

Andrea Fairman
Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.O.T., Duquesne University
B.S., Duquesne University

Amanda Gault
Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy
O.T.D., Chatham University
M.S., St. Francis University
B.S., St. Francis University

Briana Jurcevich
Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy
O.T.D., Chatham University
M.S., Duquesne University
B.S., Duquesne University

Melissa Luchynsky
Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy
O.T.D., Rocky Mountain University
B.S., University of Pittsburgh

Erin Naggy
Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy
O.T.D., Chatham University
B.S., Gannon University

Kenneth Reichl
Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy
CScD., University of Pittsburgh
M.O.T., Chatham University
B.S., University of Pittsburgh

Bernadette Schmeltz
Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy
Ph.D., Chatham University
B.S., University of Pittsburgh

Courses

ATTR Courses

ATTR 590 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

ATTR 595 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ATTR 601 -  Athletic Training Foundations and Techniques I  

This course is designed to serve as an introduction to athletic training by providing an overview of the Athletic Training domains of practice. Students will both gain foundational theoretical knowledge and apply concepts in practical, hands-on applications of the content.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9AT3 or MS 9MAT programs.

ATTR 602 -  Athletic Training Foundations and Techniques II  

This course is designed to advance the foundational concepts learned in ATTR 601 and provide a more in-depth exploration of the Athletic Training domains of practice related to Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis and Therapeutic Intervention. Students will understand theoretical knowledge and how to apply concepts in a practical, hands on application.

Prerequisite: ATTR 601C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.

ATTR 603 -  Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training  

This course will provide essential information on the concepts and steps of evidence-based practice (EBP) as it relates to athletic training. The goal of the course is to teach students how to become consumers of research and evidence-based clinicians. Students will learn how to use the best available research evidence, their clinical experience, and patient values to make patient-centered care decisions while focusing on clinician and patient oriented outcomes.

Prerequisite: ATTR 601C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.

ATTR 604 -  Clinical Anatomy and Kinesiology in Athletic Training - I  

This course is designed to integrate cognitive and psychomotor knowledge and skills specific to applied human anatomy and movement in the lower extremity. Students will explore the relationship between structure and function as it related to physical activity, injuries and medical conditions of the lower extremities. An emphasis will be placed on biomedical, neuromuscular, and anatomical perspective as they relate to athletic training interventions.

Prerequisite: ATTR 601C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.

ATTR 605 -  Lower Extremity Evaluation and Rehabilitation  

This course is designed to fully integrate the knowledge and skills needed to deliver comprehensive patient care from initial evaluation through return to activity. This will include the areas of recognition, evaluation, diagnosis, modality application, and the creation and facilitation of rehabilitation protocols for injuries and conditions of the lower extremity. Laboratory included.

Prerequisite: ATTR 601C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.

ATTR 606 -  Upper Extremity Evaluation and Rehabilitation  

This course is designated to fully integrate the knowledge and skills needed to deliver comprehensive patient care from initial evaluation through return to activity. This will include the areas of recognition, evaluation, diagnosis, modality application, and the creation and facilitation of rehabilitation protocols for injuries and conditions of the upper extremity. Laboratory included.

Prerequisite: ATTR 605C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.

ATTR 607 -  General Medicine Concepts in Athletic Training  

This course is designed to integrate cognitive knowledge and abilities with the practical application of psychomotor skills specific to the assessment and management of general medical conditions. This course will also provide foundational knowledge and application related to pharmacology. Laboratory included.

Prerequisite: ATTR 605C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.

ATTR 608 -  Clinical Anatomy and Kinesiology in Athletic Training - II  

This course is designed to integrate cognitive and psychomotor knowledge and skills specific to applied human anatomy and movement in the upper body. Students will explore the relationship between structure and function as it relates to physical activity, injuries and medical conditions of the upper body. An emphasis will be placed on biomechanical, neuromuscular, and anatomical perspectives as they relate to athletic training interventions.

Prerequisite: ATTR 604C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.

ATTR 609 -  Head and Spine Evaluation and Rehabilitation  

This course is designed to fully integrate the knowledge and skills needed to deliver comprehensive patient care from initial evaluation through return to activity. This will include the areas of recognition, evaluation, diagnosis, modality application, and the creation and facilitation of rehabilitation protocols for injuries and conditions of the head and spine. Laboratory included.

Prerequisite: ATTR 605C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.

ATTR 610 -  Athletic Training Clinical Experiences I  

This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to apply acquired athletic training knowledge and skills in the clinical setting under the direct supervision of a program approved clinical preceptor. Emphasis is placed on practicing, implementing and reinforcing the current professional standards at an "Advanced Beginner" level of understanding in the learning over time model.

Prerequisite: ATTR 601C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.

ATTR 690 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

ATTR 695 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ATTR 700 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ATTR 710 -  Athletic Training Clinical Experience II  

This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to apply acquired athletic training knowledge and skills in the clinical setting under the direct supervision of a program approved clinical preceptor. Emphasis is placed on practicing, implementing and reinforcing the current professional standards at a "Competent" level of understanding in the learning over time model.

Prerequisite: ATTR 610C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Graduate may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.

ATTR 715 -  Advanced Interventions and Techniques in Athletic Training  

This course is designed to facilitate the learning of contemporary and sophisticated knowledge and skills specific to advanced therapeutic interventions and complex healthcare management. Content will be consistent with the expected and emerging scope of practice for the athletic trainer. Laboratory included.

Prerequisite: ATTR 750C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science degree.
Enrollment limited to students in the Coll of Health, Engineer & Sci college.

ATTR 725 -  Athletic Training Administration III  

This course is designed to study topics relevant to management, organization, administration and professional development of the athletic trainer specific to employment and practice within the healthcare system.

Prerequisite: ATTR 710C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.

ATTR 750 -  Advanced Athletic Training Clinical Residency  

This course is designed to immerse students in the professional practice of athletic training in an authentic clinical setting under the direct supervision of a program approved clinical preceptor. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating mastery of previously learned content.

Prerequisite: ATTR 710C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.

ATTR 755 -  Advanced Synthesis in Athletic Training  

This capstone course will allow students to synthesize, analyze and apply theoretical content to achieve comprehensive, higher order clinical reasoning in the practice of athletic training. This course will prepare students for the national certification examination, incorporating comprehensive didactic and clinical examination assessment methods. Students will focus on successfully transitioning to employment in a variety of athletic training settings.

Prerequisite: ATTR 750C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Athletic Training.

ATTR 760 -  Athletic Training Clinical Experiences - III  

This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to apply acquired athletic training knowledge and skills in the clinical setting under the direct supervision of a program approved clinical preceptor. Emphasis is placed on practicing, implementing and reinforcing the current professional standards at a "Proficient" level of understanding in the learning over time model.

Prerequisite: ATTR 750C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

ATTR 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

ATTR 795 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH Courses

OCTH 590 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

OCTH 595 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 605 -  Fundamentals of OT Practice  

Information covered will include exploring insight of self prior to shifting focus to examining the responsibilities of a health care practitioner. Effective therapeutic interaction styles, ethical behavior and OTR-OTA partnerships will be discussed.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 610 -  Body Structures for Occupation  

This course will offer an in-depth study of the structure of the musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous systems of the human body while reviewing structural and neural pathologies that will be examined in regards to impact of performance of occupation.

Credits: 4

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 615 -  Neurological Applications  

Central Nervous System and peripheral nervous system processes will be the focus and their importance on functional performance of occupation. Laboratory activities will focus on clinical reasoning, application and problem solving regarding screening and initial assessment of neurological conditions.

Prerequisites: OCTH 605C and OCTH 610C and OCTH 630C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 4

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 620 -  Development and Occupation  

The acquisition of occupation that occurs with development throughout the life span will be the focus of this course. Influence of contexts on physical, social, emotional, cognitive, moral and psychological processes will be examined. How values, roles, habits, interests and temporal adaptation are acquired will be explored.

Prerequisites: OCTH 605C and OCTH 610C and OCTH 630C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 625 -  Factors that Impact Occupation  

Diagnostic conditions that lead to diminished performance in occupation are examined. Developmental, traumatic, acquired, degenerative and environmental causes will be explored with occupational therapy screening, assessment, and intervention strategies introduced.

Prerequisites: OCTH 615C and OCTH 620C and OCTH 640C and OCTH 660C and OCTH 680C and OCTH 681C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 630 -  Theories & Tenets in OT  

This course will provide a review of the rich history of Occupational Therapy during its first 100+ years as a profession along with basic tenets and theoretical concepts that guide decision making in practice and research.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 640 -  OT Process I: Physical Disabilities  

This course is designed to examine the occupational therapy process and application of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. Students will focus on referral, screening, and assessment/evaluation, to determine appropriate interventions and outcomes focusing on physical disabilities. Prerequisite: Admission to the OTD program and satisfactory completion of previous coursework.

Credits: 4

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

OCTH 645 -  Level I Fieldwork A  

This experience provides an opportunity for the student to gain guided clinical experience in settings with a psychosocial focus in the areas of education, medical or health and human services. The clinical experience is designed to enrich didactic coursework experiences through directed observation and participation in selected aspects of the occupational therapy process.

Prerequisites: OCTH 625C and OCTH 650C and OCTH 655C and OCTH 665C and OCTH 715C and OCTH 730C and OCTH 731C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 650 -  OT Process II: Psychosocial Applications  

This course is an introduction to occupational therapy practice in mental health. An overview of psychosocial conditions that can compromise performance of occupation is provided, followed by specific occupational therapy assessments, referrals, intervention processes, and documentation; including group therapy and processes, as part of an interdisciplinary approach. Prerequisite: Admission to the OTD program and satisfactory completion of previous coursework.

Credits: 4

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 655 -  Applied Cinical Case Studies A  

Students will research, disseminate and discuss related psychosocial specific clinical cases that connect with their current didactic topics from current course work in seminar groups to develop continued clinical reasoning abilities.

Prerequisites: OCTH 615C and OCTH 620C and OCTH 640C and OCTH 660C and OCTH 680C and OCTH 681C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 2

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 660 -  Current Issues in OT  

Contemporary challenges facing society and impacting on health care and the practice of occupational therapy will be examined. Influence of these factors on OT clients/groups/populations and how practice can be impacted will be explored. Local, regional and national concepts will be analyzed.

Prerequisites: OCTH 605C and OCTH 610C and OCTH 630C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 2

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 665 -  Therapeutic Media In OT  

Use of traditional and contemporary forms of media in OT practice as a means of assessment, intervention and applied therapeutic approach will be explored for individuals and populations of all ages. Methods of adaptation and compensatory strategies utilized to complete tasks will be instructed. Contextual factors pertaining to physical, cultural, personal and social factors will be discussed.

Prerequisites: OCTH 615C and OCTH 620C and OCTH 640C and OCTH 660C and OCTH 680C and OCTH 681C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 680 -  Scholarship in OT I  

This initial research course introduces the student to various reasons, forms and processes of quantitative scholarship in occupational therapy. Critical review of published research and its emphasis on evidence-based practice is examined. Student groups identify an approved research topic that is further defined by a completed literature review.

Prerequisites: OCTH 605C and OCTH 610C and OCTH 630C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 681 -  Scholarship in OT Seminar I  

This seminar will offer student research group’s time with their assigned advisor to discuss, apply and analyze aspects of their scholarship as the structured process progresses.

Prerequisites: OCTH 605C and OCTH 610C and OCTH 630C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 690 -  Experimental Instruction in OT I  

This course will focus on innovative contemporary approaches utilized in occupational therapy professional practice by clinicians, educators, researchers or consultants and is a special departmental offering. Due to the specialized nature of this course it may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the program.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 695 -  Workshop in OT I  

This course will provide intensive study that will connect professional theory to practice in occupational therapy. This class is a special departmental offering. Due to its specialized nature it may not be offered on a yearly basis by the program.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 698 -  Selected Topics in OT I  

A Selected Topics course is a special departmental offering that is related to the discipline of occupational therapy, but due to its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 700 -  Independent Study in OT 1  

This course will provide the opportunity for an occupational therapy program student to participate in an independent study that can focus on topics that can include, but not be limited to, clinical practice, scholarship, advocacy, leadership and management, documentation and reimbursement of professional ethics. This is a special departmental offering and due to its specialized nature it may not be offered on a yearly basis by the program.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 710 -  Management Applications in OT  

An overview of the principles and applications of management functions, tasks, roles and responsibilities that are carried out in health and human service settings will be provided. Discussion of current issues impacting occupational therapists will be explored and specific supervisory issues discussed. Consultative models with different programs and populations will be examined.

Prerequisites: OCTH 625C and OCTH 650C and OCTH 655C and OCTH 665C and OCTH 715C and OCTH 730C and OCTH 731C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 715 -  Applied Movement & Occupation  

Aspects that contribute to normal and abnormal body structure and movement will be the focus of this course and their underlying biomechanics will be discussed and analyzed. Proper and improper ergonomic processes will be examined in relation to health, occupation and potential injury.

Prerequisites: OCTH 615C and OCTH 620C and OCTH 640C and OCTH 660C and OCTH 680C and OCTH 681C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 720 -  Capstone Preparation Seminar I  

This course is the first in a sequence of courses designed to prepare the Occupational Therapy Doctoral Student for the Doctoral Capstone Experience. The student will be assigned a capstone site and will be require to collaborate with their faculty and site mentor, develop and implement a needs assessment, and begin creating and developing goals and site objectives for the capstone project and experience. Prerequisite: Admission to the OTD program and satisfactory completion of previous coursework.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 721 -  Capstone Preparation Seminar II  

This course is the second in a sequence of courses designed to prepare the Occupational Therapy Doctoral Student for the Doctoral Capstone Experience. The student will continue to work in collaboration with their assigned capstone site, faculty, and site mentor to develop and finalize goals, objectives, and action plan for the capstone project and experience. Students will complete and submit required paperwork for the doctoral capstone. Prerequisite: Admission to the OTD program and satisfactory completion of previous coursework.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree.
Enrollment limited to students in the Coll of Health, Engineer & Sci college.

OCTH 724 -  Community Health & Wellness  

Given the relationship of health and wellness to occupation, it is important for occupational therapists to be aware of community health and human service agencies and how they serve the needs of individuals with and without special needs. This course will allow the student to understand community based models of service provision and provide interaction with local agencies. Students will develop a program proposal based on occupation and examine its potential for available external funding opportunities.

Prerequisites: OCTH 625C and OCTH 650C and OCTH 655C and OCTH 665C and OCTH 715C and OCTH 730C and OCTH 731C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 730 -  Scholarship in OT II  

This course will continue to provide instruction on research with an in-depth analysis of the qualitative process, along with evidence-based practice and its link to professional practice. Student groups will continue developing a research topic and design leading to IRB submission and approval.

Prerequisites: OCTH 615C and OCTH 620C and OCTH 640C and OCTH 660C and OCTH 680C and OCTH 681C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 731 -  Scholarship in OT Seminar II  

This seminar will offer student research group’s time with their assigned advisor to discuss, apply and analyze aspects of their scholarship as the structured process continues.

Prerequisites: OCTH 615C and OCTH 620C and OCTH 640C and OCTH 660C and OCTH 680C and OCTH 681C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 735 -  Applied Clinical Case Studies B  

Students will research, disseminate and discuss related clinical cases regarding children and youth that connect with their current didactic topics from current course work in seminar groups to develop continued clinical reasoning abilities.

Prerequisites: OCTH 710C and OCTH 724C and OCTH 744C and OCTH 765C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 2

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 740 -  OT Process III- Children & Youth  

This course will identify professional services and contexts where children and youth are consumers of occupational therapy. The client and their family/ significant others will be analyzed given their specific culture and environment and how the effect of disability impacts on occupational development and performance. Screening, evaluation, intervention and outcomes in early-intervention, school-based and rehabilitative settings will be examined with a variety of therapeutic perspectives and professional responsibilities explored.

Prerequisites: OCTH 710C and OCTH 724C and OCTH 744C and OCTH 765C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 4

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 744 -  Spirituality in Health Care  

This course begins with a historical overview of occupational therapy in behavioral health that will include both traditional and contemporary intervention approaches. An overview of psychosocial conditions that can compromise performance of occupation is provided followed by specific occupational therapy assessment and intervention approaches that are part of an interdisciplinary process.

Prerequisites: OCTH 625C and OCTH 650C and OCTH 655C and OCTH 665C and OCTH 715C and OCTH 730C and OCTH 731C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 745 -  Level I Fieldwork B  

This experience provides an opportunity for the student to gain guided clinical experience in settings with a pediatric or adolescent focus in the areas of education, medical or health and human services. The clinical experience is designed to enrich didactic coursework experiences through directed observation and participation in selected aspects of the occupational therapy process.

Prerequisites: OCTH 710C and OCTH 724C and OCTH 744C and OCTH 765C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 750 -  OT Process IV- Adult Applications  

Adults with a wide variety of illnesses and injuries who require occupational therapy will be analyzed. Screening, evaluation, intervention and outcomes in acute care, rehabilitative and the home setting will be examined with a variety of therapeutic perspectives and professional responsibilities explored. The client and their family/ significant others will be analyzed given their specific culture and environment and how the effect of disability impacts on participation and recovery.

Prerequisites: OCTH 720C and OCTH 725C and OCTH 735C and OCTH 740C and OCTH 745C and OCTH 760C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 4

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 753 -  Applied Clinical Case Studies C  

Students will research, disseminate and discuss related adult-oriented clinical cases that connect with their current didactic topics from current course work in seminar groups.

Prerequisites: OCTH 720C and OCTH 725C and OCTH 735C and OCTH 740C and OCTH 745C and OCTH 760C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 2

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 755 -  Level I Fieldwork C  

This experience provides an opportunity for the student to gain guided clinical experience in settings with an adult or geriatric orthopedic or neurological focus in the areas of education, medical or health and human services. The clinical experience is designed to enrich didactic coursework experiences through directed observation and participation in selected aspects of the occupational therapy process.

Prerequisites: OCTH 720C and OCTH 725C and OCTH 735C and OCTH 740C and OCTH 745C and OCTH 760C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 760 -  Educational Strategies in Clinical & Academic Settings  

This course will introduce the theories and concepts of adult teaching and learning. Students will apply basic theories of instruction to learn best practices when preparing to provide instruction to patients and families in the clinical setting, care-takers in the community setting, and professional colleagues in the course of clinical practice.Students will also explore the practice of teaching and learning as applied in the context of higher and professional education. Admission to the OTD program and satisfactory completion of previous coursework.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 765 -  Leadership, Advocacy & Policy  

Knowledge, understanding and application of leadership theory and principles will be examined and discussed in relation to strengthening program delivery, outcomes and supervision of personnel. Models of service delivery and contexts in which professional services are provided will be identified, discussed and assessed along with current policy issues that influence the practice of occupational therapy. Strategies for advocating for clients and the profession will be explained and demonstrated.

Prerequisites: OCTH 625C and OCTH 650C and OCTH 655C and OCTH 665C and OCTH 715C and OCTH 730C and OCTH 731C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 770 -  Advanced Theory and Practice  

This course will prepare students for practice at the level of generalist while focusing on advanced theories and practice skills needed for in a variety of settings. Advanced topics across the lifespan will be highlighted including pediatric and adult feeding impairments, orthoses assessment and fabrication, trauma informed approaches, and interprofessional collaboration. Prerequisite: Admission to the OTD program and satisfactory completion of previous coursework.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree.
Enrollment limited to students in the Coll of Health, Engineer & Sci college.

OCTH 775 -  Technology in Rehabilitation  

This course is designed to introduce a multitude of environmental adaptations and rehabilitation technology options. Technologies include but are not limited to telehealth, electronic medical records, assistive technologies and environmental controls. Prerequisite: Admission to the OTD program and satisfactory completion of previous coursework.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 780 -  Scholarship in OT III  

Students will finalize and present their research project and will identify potential journals for publication and conferences for presentation of their completed work with the mentoring of their assigned advisor.

Prerequisites: OCTH 720C and OCTH 725C and OCTH 735C and OCTH 740C and OCTH 745C and OCTH 760C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 781 -  Scholarship in OT Seminar III  

This course is designed to initiate components of students' doctoral capstone project by developing and identifying their research question and completing a systemic literature review. Students analyze existing literature to become informed consumers of existing research while applying evidence-based methods to guide their capstone project. Prerequisite: Admission to the OTD program and satisfactory completion of previous coursework.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DOT program.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 785 -  Securing External Funding  

Knowledge and understanding of the process of locating and securing grants and how this funding can serve as an important resource for scholarly or clinical practice activities in occupational therapy will be the primary focus. Students will learn how to develop a grant proposal seeking funding for an identified relevant professional activity.

Prerequisites: OCTH 720C and OCTH 735C and OCTH 740C and OCTH 745C and OCTH 760C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 790 -  Experimental Instruction in OT II  

This course is the second in a series and will focus on innovative contemporary approaches utilized in occupational therapy professional practice by clinicians, educators, researchers or consultants and is a special departmental offering. Due to the specialized nature of this course it may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the program.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 791 -  Scholarship in OT Seminar IV  

This course is designed to continue to support the students' doctoral capstone project by developing and creating their specific project prior to implementation. Students will apply information from the literature and evidence-based methods to guide the design of their capstone project including the identification of methods and outcomes measures. Prerequisites: Admission to the OTD program and satisfactory completion of previous coursework.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Students in a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree may not enroll.

OCTH 792 -  Professional Practice Seminar  

This experience will further prepare the student for completion of comprehensive examinations and full-time fieldwork based on noted strengths and areas for improvement identified by the student and faculty members. Important didactic topics and clinical skill processes will be reinforced and further practiced. All aspects of the occupational therapy process will be examined and documentation will be included.

Prerequisites: OCTH 750C and OCTH 753C and OCTH 755C and OCTH 775C and OCTH 780C and OCTH 785C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 795 -  Workshop in OT II  

This course is a second in a series that will provide intensive study that will connect professional theory to practice in occupational therapy. This is a special departmental offering and due to its specialized nature it may not be offered on a yearly basis by the program.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 798 -  Selected Topics in OT II  

A Selected Topics II is a second course in a series of special departmental offerings that is related to the discipline of occupational therapy, but due to its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 810 -  Level II Fieldwork A  

This initial supervised 12-week experience will provide the student with an in-depth opportunity in delivering occupational therapy services to clients focusing on the application of purposeful and meaningful occupation and research, administration and management of occupational therapy services in an approved setting. Students are required to demonstrate ethical behavior, sound judgment and clinical reasoning throughout the occupational therapy process.

Prerequisite: OCTH 792C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 9

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 815 -  Level II Fieldwork B  

This final supervised 12-week experience will provide the student with an in-depth opportunity in delivering occupational therapy services to clients focusing on the application of purposeful and meaningful occupation and research, administration and management of occupational therapy services in an approved setting. Students are required to demonstrate ethical behavior, sound judgment and clinical reasoning throughout the occupational therapy process.

Prerequisite: OCTH 810P
P Requires minimum grade of P.

Credits: 9

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 820 -  Doctoral Capstone Practicum  

This final supervised 12-week experience will provide the student with an in-depth opportunity in delivering occupational therapy services to clients focusing on the application of purposeful and meaningful occupation and research, administration and management of occupational therapy services in an approved setting. Students are required to demonstrate ethical behavior, sound judgment and clinical reasoning throughout the occupational therapy process.

Prerequisite: OCTH 815P
P Requires minimum grade of P.

Credits: 8

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 825 -  Post-Doctoral Practicum Seminar  

This experience will provide opportunity for dialogue between cohort students and faculty members to review recently completed full-time fieldwork and capstone experiences and to prepare for state licensure, national certification and provide important program evaluation information.

Prerequisite: OCTH 820P
P Requires minimum grade of P.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 890 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

OCTH 895 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 897 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 898 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

OCTH 899 -  Dissertation in OT  

This is a special dissertation course is that is offered to support individual occupational therapy program students the opportunity to participate in advanced discipline-related scholarship in occupational therapy with faculty and/or off-site supervision by an identified professional scholar.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the DOT 9DO3 or DOT 9DOT programs.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.