Kasiska College of Health Professions
Linda C. Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D., Dean
Delane C. Kritsky, Ph.D., Associate Dean
The primary mission of Kasiska College of Health Professions is to enhance the quality of life of Idaho residents through the education of health care professionals. Our mission is facilitated through excellence in teaching, research, community service, application of technology, and by fostering inter-professional activities.
The goals of the College are:
1. To provide the residents of Idaho with a wide variety of accredited educational choices within the health professions.
2. To maximize the transfer of professional knowledge, skills, and values to our students.
3. To engage in professional research and other scholarly activities.
4. To serve the public, professionals, and serve communities.
5. To promote meaningful interaction with members of the campus and professional community.
6. To provide resources to facilitate growth and development of the college and of individual departments and programs.
7. To develop technological assets to facilitate college and departmental functions and operations as well as to enhance statewide health care expertise and education.
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Education of the Deaf
Chair and Professor Sorensen
Professors: Bain, Longhurst, Schow,
Associate Professors: Kangas, Mercaldo, Seikel, Weston
Clinical Faculty: Bishop, Brockett, Bullock, Kline, Loftin, Malepeai, Peck-Hinojosa, Towsley, Turner, Willer
Emeritus Faculty: Smedley
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Master of Science in Audiology
Master of Science in Deaf Education
For admission to the M.S. degree program in speech-language pathology, audiology or deaf education, the applicant must:
1. Have obtained a 3.0 GPA for course work taken during the last two years of undergraduate training.
2. Submit three letters of recommendation.
3. Have obtained a score equal to or better than the 35th percentile on any one of the three general sections of the Graduate Record Examination.
International students whose native language is not English must achieve at least the 50th percentile on the Verbal section of the GRE, and a total score of 600 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Once admitted, nonnative English-speaking students must also receive a passing score on a test of spoken English to participate in clinic.
Required Courses for Speech-Language Pathology EmphasisCSED 600 Principles of Research in Communication Disorders 3 cr Clinical Practicum (combined credits of CSED 602 and CSED 604) 11 cr CSED 602 Clinical Practicum: Speech-Language Pathology CSED 604 Off-Campus Clinical Practicum CSED 606 Externship in Speech-Language Pathology 8 cr CSED 614 School-age Language Development and Disorders 3 cr CSED 616 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 3 cr CSED 620 Early Language Development and Disorders 3 cr CSED 622 Phonologic Disorders 3 cr CSED 624 Disorders of Swallowing 2 cr CSED 625 Advanced Issues in Language Disorders 3 cr CSED 629 Principles of Neuropathologies of Communication 3 cr CSED 630 Fluency Disorders in Children and Adults 3 cr CSED 632 Caniofacial Anomalies 2 cr CSED 634 Voice Disorders 2 cr CSED 639 Assessment and Treatment of Neuropathologies of Communication 3 cr CSED 648 Professional Issues 3 cr CSED 650 Thesis (optional) 6 cr Electives Non-thesis option 3 cr Total 58-61 cr
Non-Thesis students are required to complete three credits from the following courses:CSED 638 School Practice in Speech- Language Pathology 3 cr CSED 640 Medical Speech-Language Pathology 3 cr CSED 651 Master's Paper 3 cr CSED 691 Topical Seminar 3 cr
Note that an adequate undergraduate background is assumed for entry to the graduate curriculum in speech-language pathology. When meeting with an advisor, if any deficiencies are found, such as lack of a basic course, the student may be required to make up the course. An advisor must be consulted during registration week. Note also that an undergraduate or graduate course in statistics or experimental design is required if not previously taken in an undergraduate program, as is CSED 517, Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team.
Students in the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology must have the following ISU courses or their equivalents from another institution, or provide evidence from course syllabi that the basic information was covered in their undergraduate program. Certain of these courses may be taken during the graduate program.CSED 300 Speech Science 4 cr CSED 315 Clinical Processes: Management 3 cr CSED 321 Clinical Phonology 4 cr CSED 325 Phonological Disorders 3 cr CSED 330 Language Development 3 cr CSED 335 Language Disorders 3 cr CSED 341 Audiology I: Hearing Sciences and Audiometry 3 cr CSED 405 Neurological Bases of Communication Disorders 3 cr CSED 417 Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team 1 cr CSED 345 Aural Rehabilitation OR CSED 460 Educational Audiology 3 cr CSED 420 Clinical Processes: Assessment 3 cr STAT 253 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
Required Courses for Audiology EmphasisCSED 600 Principles of Research in Communication Disorders 3 cr CSED 603 Clinical Practicum: Audiology 8 cr CSED 605 Externship in Audiology 8 cr CSED 611 Advanced Audiology 4 cr CSED 621 Conservation and AR: School and Industry 3 cr CSED 623 Pediatric Audiology 3 cr CSED 631 Impedance/Special Tests 2 cr CSED 633 Electrophysiologic Assessment 3 cr CSED 633L Electrophysiologic Assessment Lab 1 cr CSED 635 Speech Audiometry 1 cr CSED 641 Hearing Aids I 2 cr CSED 641L Hearing Aids I Lab 1 cr CSED 643 Hearing Aids II 2 cr CSED 643L Hearing Aids II Lab 1 cr CSED 645 Auditory Theory I 2 cr CSED 647 Auditory Theory II 2 cr CSED 650 Thesis (optional) 6 cr OR Electives 3 cr CSED 691 Topical Seminar(s) 3 cr AND/OR CSED 517 Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team 1 cr Total 52-55 cr
A student majoring in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology who has not taken an Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team (IET) course as an undergraduate course is required to register for CSED 517, Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team, prior to graduation.
Required Courses for Deaf Education EmphasisCSED g456 Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness 3 cr CSED g460 Audiology III: Educational Audiology 3 cr CSED 601 Developmental Psycho- linguistics and Reading 3 cr CSED 607 Directed Observation in Deaf Education 2 cr CSED 627 Reading/Writing Curriculum in Deaf Education 3 cr CSED 628 Curriculum Organization in Deaf Education 3 cr CSED 637 Philosophical/Theoretical Foundations of Deaf Education 2 cr CSED 651 Master's Paper 3 cr CSED 652 Speech Development: Deaf Students 3 cr CSED 658 Teaching Language to the Deaf 3 cr CSED 659 Teaching Academic Subjects to the Deaf 3 cr CSED 691 Topical Seminar: Audiometry/Tympanometry 2 cr TOTAL 33 cr
Applicants who do not have a teaching internship with Deaf and hard of hearing students, or who are not currently working in a self-contained classroom with Deaf and hard of hearing students may be required to take 4-8 credits of CSED 609. Applicants who have not taken intermediate sign language course work, or do not have a professional sign language interpreter certificate, or who have not passed a recognized intermediate level sign language quality assurance examination may have to take 2-6 credits of CSED 608.
Students must pass written comprehensive examinations. Graduate students may elect a thesis option (CSED 650) in lieu of comprehensive exams with approval by a graduate faculty advisor. Completion of a thesis involves an oral defense of the project.
According to the university regulations, no student may be granted a graduate degree who does not have a 3.0 grade point average for courses listed on the program of study upon completion of all academic work. In addition, the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Education of the Deaf will terminate the graduate program of any student who has received grades of C+, or lower, in two or more departmental courses, or if the cumulative GPA falls below 2.7 in the first year of study and 3.0 by the completion of graduate studies. If a student's graduate education is terminated for reasons of poor academic performance, s/he may reapply for admission no sooner than one full semester following the semester of termination.
Students with inadequate backgrounds in speech pathology and audiology may be required to take up to one year in undergraduate course work in addition to the above courses. In addition to the required graduate courses, students may have to take other courses in the department and related areas such as psychology and statistics. In addition to taking clinical practice (CSED 602, 603, or 604) in the department, all graduate students must complete a minimum of an eight-week, full-time externship in some professional program or agency. Exceptions will be made depending on the student's background. Graduate students deemed by the faculty not to have made satisfactory progress in the acquisition of clinical skills may be required to enroll for further credits in clinical practicum in addition to the minimum required of all students. Students may be dismissed for failure to make satisfactory progress in clinical practicum.
Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Deaf Education Graduate Courses
CSED g400 Organic Speech Disorders 4 credits. Comprehensive review of organic speech disorders. Focus on Neurological disorders, voice, cleft palate and stuttering. Emphasis will be given to assessment and management of these disorders. PREREQ: CSED 300 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED g405 Neurological Bases of Communication Disorders 3 credits. Provides fundamental knowledge of neuroanatomy and physiology as related to speech, language and hearing disorders. Introduction to communication disorders related to neurological damage (e.g., dysarthria, apraxia, aphasia). PREREQ: CSED 300 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR
CSED g417 Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team 1 credit. Introduction to the principles and techniques associated with interdisciplinary evaluation. Disciplines emphasized: Audiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology. Cross-listed as PSYC g417, SOWK, g417, NURS g417.
CSED g420 Clinical Processes: Assessment 3 credits. Diagnostic principles, procedures, tests and clinical examination in the evaluation of speech, language and hearing disorders. Covers norms, reliability and validity. PREREQ: PSYCH 445, CSED 315, AND STATISTICS, AND/OR APPROVAL OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED g425 Clinical Processes: Methods and Applications 3 credits. Application of assessment and treatment components of speech and language disorders through classroom observation and indirect/direct clinical experiences. PREREQ: CSED 315, CSED 325, CSED 335, CSED g420, PERMISSION OF CLINICAL DIRECTOR.
CSED g440 Special Topics Workshop 1-3 credits. Presentation of professionally related topics in workshop format. Meets for a minimum of 16 contact hours per credit with appropriate outside assignments, readings, or papers. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Graded S/U.
CSED g456 Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness 3 credits. Psychological, educational and social influences of the hearing community on deaf persons and the structure of the deaf community as a socio-cultural entity. PREREQ: CSED 351 WITH A "B" OR BETTER.
CSED g460 Audiology III: Educational Audiology 3 credits. Management of the permanently hard-of-hearing child and adolescent in the regular classroom; evaluation and staffing; speech and language intervention; mainstreaming considerations; curriculum modifications; and personal/social consideration. PREREQ: CSED 345.
CSED g482 Independent Study 1-4 credits. Study of problems selected by students and faculty. May be repeated up to 8 credits.
CSED g491 Seminar 1-4 credits. Reading,preparation, and discussion of reports and projects inallareas of speech and hearing science, speech pathology and audiology. May be repeated up to 12 credits.
CSED 597 Professional Education Development Topics. Variable credit. May be repeated. A course for practicing professionals aimed at the development and improvement of skills. May not be applied to graduate degrees. May be graded S/U.
CSED 600 Principles of Research in Communication Disorders 3 credits. Issues of validity, credibility, reliability and confirmability. Methodology including quantitative and qualitative approaches. Evaluation of research and use of evidence-based practice. Use of informational resources to develop a research proposal. PREREQ: STATISTICS OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 601 Developmental Psycholinguistics and Reading 3 credits. Oral language development in young children and its relationship to early reading. Classroom language problems of older elementary and secondary students and language intervention to improve reading and writing discussed.
CSED 602 Clinical Practicum: Speech-Language 1 credit. Students, under supervision, gain experience in the diagnosing, staffing, programming, and counseling of cases with speech and language disorders. May be repeated up to 16 credits. Approval of Clinic Director required.
CSED 603 Clinical Practicum: Audiology 1-2 credits. Students gain experience in diagnosing, programming, and counseling cases with hearing disorders, and implementing rehabilitation programs for persons with hearing losses. May be repeated up to 12 credits. PREREQ: APPROVAL OF ADVISOR AND AUDIOLOGY CLINIC COORDINATOR.
CSED 604 Off-Campus Practicum 1-4 credits. Designed to provide clinical experience under supervision of speech-language pathologist within placement setting. Placements include private clinics, hospitals, residential care facilities, developmental centers and schools. PREREQ: CLINIC DIRECTOR APPROVAL. Graded S/U.
CSED 605 Externship in Audiology 4-8 credits. Designed to give Audiology students full-time practical experience in a professional setting, i.e., schools, hospitals, clinics and private practices. PREREQ: COMPLETION OF ACADEMIC PROGRAM.
CSED 606 Externship in Speech-Language Pathology 4-9 credits. Designed to give Speech-Language Pathology students full-time practical experience in a professional setting, i.e., schools, hospitals, clinics, and private practices. PREREQ: COMPLETION OF ACADEMIC PROGRAM.
CSED 607 Directed Observation in Education of the Deaf 1 credit. Directed observations at multiple levels and reporting of casual interactions and diagnostic/intervention approaches by instructor with Deaf or hard of hearing individuals (minimal 150 clock hours). May be repeated up to 3 credits. PREREQ: CSED 601 AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 608 Communication Practicum 2 credits. Supervised experiences applying research and theory to language intervention practices for Deaf or hard of hearing individuals. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: CSED 601, CSED 607, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 609 Teaching Internship in Deaf Education 4-8 credits. Directed classroom and clinical teaching experience with Deaf or hard of hearing students under supervision. Minimum 250 clock hours at the level specialization. PREREQ: APPROVED APPLICATION. Graded S/U.
CSED 610 Teaching Internship in Interpreter Training 1-8 credits. Supervised directed classroom teaching experience with college/university students in interpreter training program. Minimum 250 clock hours. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. PREREQ: APPROVED APPLICATION. Graded S/U.
CSED 611 Advanced Audiology 4 credits. Advanced study in the historical, theoretical and clinical aspects of fundamental audiological topics:Calibration, pure-tone air- and bone-conduction testing, masking, pathologies of the auditory system inadults.
CSED 614 School-Age Language Development and Disorders 3 credits. Advanced study of language development and disorders in school-age children and youth. Methods of assessing later language disorders in educational settings. PREREQ: CSED 330, CSED 335, CSED 620.
CSED 616 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 3 credits. Functional approaches to enhancing communication for people with severe disabilities. Includes introduction to electronic communication devices, low technology strategies, empowering clients, and inclusive practices. PREREQ: CSED 629, CSED 639 OR EQUIVALENT.
CSED 620 Early Language Development and Disorders 3 credits. Study of language development and disorders in children (0-5 years of age). Includes theories of development and disorders, assessment and intervention of child and environment. PREREQ: CSED 330, CSED 335, OR EQUIVALENT.
CSED 621 Conservation and AR: School and Industry 3 credits. Advanced treatment of aural rehabilitation and hearing conservation for school, industry, and adults generally. Includes review of ASHA/OSHA Guidelines.
CSED 622 Phonologic Disorders 3 credits. Characteristics of children with developmental phonological disorders. Current approaches to assessment and theoretically-based treatment of speech sound errors, including multicultural applications. PREREQ: CSED 321, CSED 325, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 623 Pediatric Audiology 3 credits. Advanced study of hearing disorders and hearing test procedures in children. Topics include development of the auditory mechanism, auditory pathologies, developmental milestones, auditory testing, differential diagnosis, and management.
CSED 624 Disorders of Swallowing 2 credits. Provides assessment and treatment of disorders associated with all stages of swallowing. Includes oromyofunctional, oral preparatory, oral, pahryngeal, and esophageal swallowing disorders. PREREQ: CSED 300, CSED 405, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 625 Advanced Issues in Language Disorders 3 credits. Critical issues in childhood language disorders including linguistic and cultural diversity, classroom-based strategies, and children with mental retardation, autism, learning disability and deafness. PREREQ: CSED 614 OR EQUIVALENT.
CSED 627 Reading/Writing Curriculum in Deaf Education 3 credits. Theory, research and practices for teaching and assessing written language for Deaf and hard of hearing students. Applications of principles of language acquisition and development to reading and writing. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 628 Curriculum Organization in Deaf Education 3 credits. Organizing, adapting and implementing curriculum across all areas to meet the special needs of Deaf or hard of hearing students. Includes assessment, behavior management, instructional technology, and individualized planning. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 629 Principles of Neuropathologies of Communication 3 credits. This course examines etiologies and characteristics of acquired and congenital neurogenic disorders of language, speech, and cognition in adults and children. PREREQ: CSED 405 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 630 Fluency Disorders in Children and Adults 3 credits. Advanced study of assessment and treatment for fluency disorders in adults and children. Includes theory, developmental issues, cluttering, and specific treatment for adults and children. PREREQ: CSED 400 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 631 Impedance/Special Tests 2 credits. Study of impedance and other special audiological tests used in site of lesion (differential) diagnostic workshops. Background, rationale, administration and interpretations of Impedance, Loudness Balance, SISI, Bekesy, Tone Decay tests will be considered.
CSED 632 Craniofacial Anomalies 2 credits. Consideration of the speech-language pathologist's role in the habilitation of patients with craniofacial anomalies. Clefts of the lip and palate are discussed. Team approaches to assessment and management are presented.
CSED 633 Electrophysiologic Assessment 3 credits. Study of evoked potentials in audiology evaluation, with emphasis on Auditory Brain Stem Response (ABR) and Electronystagmography (ENG) and Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE). COREQ: CSED 633L.
CSED 633L Electrophysiologic Assessment Laboratory 1 credit. Study and clinical practice of ABR, ENG and OAE tests. Emphasis on clinical protocol, interpretation of test findings, and methods of reporting interpretations to referring sources. COREQ: CSED 633.
CSED 634 Voice Disorders 2 credits. Study of the anatomical, physiological, and behavioral aspects of voice production. Consideration of voice disorders by the speech-language pathologist. Principles of assessment and treatment will be discussed.
CSED 635 Speech Audiometry 1 credit. Review of basic and advanced audiometric tests which utilize speech as an approach to hearing assessment. Course treatment includes historic development of speech tests and description of psychophysical principles which underlie speech audiometry.
CSED 637 Philosophical/Theoretical Foundations of Deaf Education 2 credits. A comprehensive study of the philosophies and theories that influence current practice and research in the education of Deaf or hard of hearing students. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 638 School Practice in Speech-Language Pathology 3 credits. Advanced preparation for practice in school settings. In-depth study of caseload management, Interdisciplinary Education program requirements, legal mandates, collaborative strategies, and inclusive practices. PREREQ: CSED 614 OR EQUIVALENT.
CSED 639 Treatment of Neuropathologies of Communication 3 credits. This course provides principles and methods of in-depth assessment and intervention of neurogenic disorders of language, speech, and cognition in adults and children. PREREQ: CSED 405 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 640 Medical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology 3 credits. Examines methods and practices specific to medical settings, including billing procedures, record-keeping, referral procedures, ethics, treatment models related to settings. PREREQ: CSED 639 OR EQUIVALENT.
CSED 641 Hearing Aids I 2 credit. Advanced treatment of hearing aid electronics, principles of amplification, measures of hearing aid output and earmold acoustics. Both ANSI coupler specifications and real-ear measures will be studied and contrasted.
CSED 641L Hearing Aids I Laboratory 1 credit. Study and practice of clinical skills required for fitting hearing aids. Emphasis on earmold impressions, electroacoustic measurements, selection of hearing aids, and counseling. COREQ: CSED 641.
CSED 643 Hearing Aids II 2 credits. Principles of hearing aid evaluation, methods of prescriptive fitting and verification, counseling strategies, and introduction to dispensing business principles. PREREQ: CSED 641.
CSED 643L Hearing Aids II Laboratory 1 credit. Study and practice of advanced clinical skills. Emphasis on probe-tube measurements, fitting of programmable hearing aids, and advanced counseling of hearing aid clients. COREQ: CSED 643.
CSED 645 Auditory Theory I 2 credits. Comprehensive treatment of the anatomy, physiology and neuroanatomy of the auditory system from outer to inner ear. Includes study of advanced acoustics, theories of hearing, principles of sound conduction and cochlear potentials.
CSED 647 Auditory Theory II 2 credits. Continuation of advanced study of the auditory system, including central pathways, auditory perception and psychoacoustics, with focus on pitch and loudness phenomenon, masking, and binaural effect. PREREQ: CSED 645.
CSED 648 Professional Issues 3 credits. Advanced preparation for professional practice in speech-language pathology. Includes study of policies and practices in employment settings, service delivery models, professional ethics, evidence-based practice, clinical efficacy. PREREQ: TWO SEMESTERS OF CSED 602.
CSED 650 Thesis 1-6 credits. Research project under supervision of academic faculty member. PREREQ: ABILITY TO DEAL WITH TECHNICAL LITERATURE, PROVEN WRITING ABILITY. APPROVAL OF ADVISOR AND INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
CSED 651 Master's Paper 1-3 credits. Major paper or project synthesizing aspects of a specialized area of speech-language pathology, audiology or education of hearing impaired. A large component of the paper must reflect the student's own original thinking. Graded S/U.
CSED 652 Speech Development: Deaf Students 3 credits. Anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing; speech disorders in children; developmental speech instructional strategies for classroom teachers serving Deaf and hard of hearing students. PREREQ: CSED 601 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 658 Teaching Language to the Deaf 3 credits. Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the evaluation and habilitation of language/communication problems in Deaf and hard of hearing children and adolescents. PREREQ: CSED 601 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 659 Teaching Academic Subjects to the Deaf 3 credits. Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge of how to teach academic subjects to children and Deaf and hard of hearing adolescents. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
CSED 691 Topical Seminar 1-4 credits. Reading and discussions involving subjects of concern. May be repeated up to 12 credits.
CSED 699 Advanced Graduate Study 1-6 credits. Structured advanced study of specific topic or area.
Department of Counseling
Chair and Professor Feit
Associate Professors: Kleist, Paulson
Assistant Professors: Calhoun, Crews, Hill, Rosen, Vereen
Clinical Assistant Professor: Singarajah
Adjunct Associate Professor: Schmidt
Adjunct Assistant Professors: Johnsen, Watts
Adjunct Instructor: Bolinger
Emeritus Faculty: Edgar, Lloyd
Graduate-level preparation for (1) counselors who seek employment in schools, universities, community mental health, and various othersettings, and (2) college student affairs professionals.
Pre-counseling and Pre-student Affairs
Preparation should consist of a broad undergraduate course of study, including some work in psychology (learning and personality theory), sociology, and the communication skills. For those seeking positions in public elementary and secondary schools, state certification requirements should be considered.
Degree programs offered by the department include Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Specialist, and Master of Counseling. Majors are available in Counselor Education and Counseling (Ph.D.); Counseling (Ed.S.); Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling (M.Coun); Mental Health Counseling (M.Coun.); School Counseling (M.Coun.); and Student Affairs Counseling (M.Coun.).
The programs for preparation of school counselors are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2006) and by the State of Idaho (2006).
The Master of Counseling and Doctor of Philosophy counselor education programs are approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs through June 30, 2009.
Progression in Clinical Track Classes - Master's Students who obtain lower than a 3.0 in any clinical track class OR withdraw from any clinical track class (i.e., COUN 621, COUN 696, COUN 697, COUN 699) CANNOT continue taking Counseling classes the following semesters without petitioning and obtaining the approval of the Department of Counseling graduate faculty.
Departmental Dismissal Policies
Master's Degree Retention and Dismissal Policy
Dismissal of a master's student will be subject to the following:
1. Dismissal criteria established by the Graduate School.
2. Dismissal from the program occurs if any one of the following conditions exist. Students earn:
a) three final course grades lower than 3.0,
b) OR six credits below 3.0,
c) OR below a 3.0 GPA,
d) OR final course grades below a 3.0 in COUN 621, Professional Orientation and Ethics or COUN 696, Prepracticum Counseling Techniques
3. All degree-seeking students in the Department of Counseling are evaluated on an annual basis by all of the Department of Counseling graduate faculty members. Based on this evaluation, students who are not making satisfactory progress toward the completion of a degree may be removed from graduate study, provided with an alternate option for graduate study, or placed on departmental probationary status. Students receiving a midterm grade of C+ (2.3) or lower in COUN 621 or COUN 696 will be placed on probationary status. Students are notified of any of these actions by written and/or oral communication with the major advisor or the Department Chairperson.
4. Admission into the Department of Counseling does not guarantee graduation. Success in academic coursework is only one component of becoming a successful counseling student. The following nonacademic conditions may result in dismissal if they are observed to impair the student's ability to work with others in class, practicum, or internship settings: (1) personal concerns or psychopathology, (2) interpersonal relationship issues, and (3) personal attitudes or value systems that conflict with effective counseling relationships.
Doctoral Degree Retention and Dismissal Policy
Department of Counseling faculty are confident that each student admitted has the potential to be successful in graduate study. To assure success, the student's major professor plays an important role in giving feedback to the student.
On occasion a faculty member may consult with other Department of Counseling faculty as to apparent impediments to progress of an individual student. If others have made similar observations, the major professor or other faculty will initiate a meeting with the student to discuss the perceived difficulty. Remedies and expected behavior changes will be discussed and outlined in verbal and/or written form.
If after feedback, a student's impediments to progress are not remedied, the faculty may recommend dismissal from the program.
Admission into the Department of Counseling does not guarantee graduation. Success in academic coursework is only one component of becoming a successful counseling student. The following nonacademic conditions may result in dismissal if they are observed to impair the student's ability to work with others in class, practicum, or internship settings: (1) personal concerns or psychopathology, (2) interpersonal relationship issues, and (3) personal attitudes or value systems that conflict with effective counseling relationships.
Additionally, students who at any time during graduate study in the Department of Counseling earn three grades lower than 3.0, or six credits below 3.0, or below a 3.0 GPA will be removed from graduate study in the Department of Counseling.
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Counseling
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is the highest university award given in recognition of completion of academic preparation
for professional practice in counseling. Candidates are provided primarily with courses and practicum experiences which will be instrumental in assisting them to function more effectively as professional counselor education and counseling practitioners and researchers.
Recipients of the Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Counseling must have demonstrated the ability to provide individual and group counseling, supervision andtraining of counselors, and testing and research/evaluation consistent with the requirements of their work setting. The graduates are prepared to be counselor educators and counselors, but also to function as supervisors in university, mental health, and family counseling centers.
Selection Criteria for Doctoral Study
In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, persons applying for admission to the doctoral program in Counselor Education and Counseling must meet the following criteria for selection. Applicants must have:
1. a master's degree from a CACREP accredited program and be licensed as a counselor in Idaho or a state with comparable requirements
a master's degree in counseling and be a Nationally Certified Counselor and apply for an Idaho Counseling License upon admission to the doctoral program
a master's degree in counseling, one year of full time post-master's degree counseling experience, graduate coursework curriculum requirements in all of the CACREP common core areas, and be a Nationally Certified Counselor or Idaho Licensed Counselor. (Persons who do not meet these requirements may be considered for admission as conditional students while removing deficiencies in coursework and/or credentials.).
2. taken the Graduate Record Examination or the Miller Analogies Test. Preference will be given to scale scores of 50 percentile or more.
3. a professional resume.
4. a one-page statement of post doctoral career objectives.
5. submitted three (3) letters of recommendation.
6. completed both ISU Graduate School and Department of Counseling application forms.
7. completed an interview by the Department of Counseling Admissions Committee.
Selection Schedule for Doctoral Study
Application forms will be mailed after August 1. Applications must be postmarked by January 15. Selection of candidates for on-campus interviews will be announced by February 1. Notification of successful candidates for admission and alternates will be announced by approximately March 1. A maximum of 3-4 students are admitted to the program each year. Classes begin in the Fall semester of each year.
Master's Degree Curriculum Review
Doctoral students who have earned their master's degree from a CACREP accredited program will be assumed to have entry level knowledge in core and major course areas. Those not graduating from a CACREP accredited program will have their transcripts evaluated by a faculty committee to determine knowledge base deficiencies. A remediation plan of study will be developed and approved by the faculty as necessary.
Doctoral students will choose a prescribed program of study that develops counselor education specializations in the CACREP core and major areas.
The Area of Specialization will be approved by the faculty before the end of the first semester of doctoral study.
The Area of Specialization must be completed prior to the scheduling of the final oral examination.
Admission to Degree Candidacy
Each student demonstrating an adequate foundation for doctoral study, based upon the selection criteria and the master's degree curriculum review, may apply for degree candidacy. The application for candidacy will include:
1. A course of study designed to remove entry level deficiencies as indicated by the master's degree curriculum review.
2. An approved plan for completion of specialization areas in both core and major areas.
3. An approved final program of study.
After receiving the written approval of the major professor and a second graduate faculty committee member from the department, the application may then be submitted to the department for approval and the appointment of a third departmental committee member. The balance of the committee will consist of a fourth member appointed by the Dean of the Kasiska College of Health Professions and a fifth member appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School.
The comprehensive examination will address information in the coursework required in the doctoral program, counselor education professional issues, and specific areas identified by the candidate's committee. If failed, the comprehensive examination may only be retaken once after one year of additional study.
After the student is admitted to degree candidacy, the dissertation proposal and preliminary research that the candidate and first two committee members have agreed upon will be presented to the complete five-member committee for recommendations and approval. Following the approval of the proposal and the completion of the comprehensive examination, the candidate is authorized to proceed with the dissertation in preparation for a final oral examination defense. The final defense is open to any member of the graduate faculty directing a request through the Dean of the Graduate School and the chair of the committee.
Following the bachelor's degree, each candidate must complete the equivalent of ten semesters of graduate study including the master's degree and three semesters of doctoral internship. At least six of the semesters must be at the doctoral level and four of these must be consecutive semesters (not including summer sessions) of full-time graduate study on campus. Students are strongly encouraged to attend all six of these semesters on a full-time basis. All post-master's degree course work applied toward the doctoral degree must be completed within a period of ten years.
Following admission to doctoral study, the student must register for course work, practicum, internship, independent study, or dissertation credit each semester until the completion of the degree.
Required CoursesCOUN 701 Advanced Statistics 2 cr COUN 702 Advanced Research and Experimental Design 2 cr COUN 703 Qualitative Research 2 cr COUN 704 Qualitative Methodology 2 cr COUN 705 Instructional Theory for Counselor Educators 2 cr COUN 710 Practicum in College Teaching 2 cr COUN 712 Advanced Psychological Testing and Assessment 2 cr COUN 727 Advanced Theories of Counseling 3 cr COUN 774 Advanced Group Procedures 3 cr COUN 790 Theories of Counseling Supervision 2 cr COUN 791 Supervision of Counseling Practicum 2 cr COUN 800 Research and Professional Issues 1-4 cr COUN 848 Doctoral Practicum in Counseling 3-6 cr COUN 849 Doctoral Internship 1-18 cr COUN 850 Dissertation 1-12 cr
Suggested ElectivesCOUN 723 Advanced Vocational Theory 3 cr COUN 758 Independent Problems 1-4 cr COUN 775 Advanced Practicum in
Group Counseling 2 cr
Educational Specialist Degree
Education Specialist in Counseling
The Ed.S. program is designed for persons who have completed a master's degree in counseling and wish to increase their skills for advanced certification requirements or other professional objectives.
Admission to Ed.S. Study
The applicant must:
1. Hold a master's degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited school counseling program or equivalent CACREP course work.
2. Submit Graduate School application forms and application fee.
3. Submit departmental application form and application fee by specified application date.
4. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation; two (2) letters must be from Department of Counseling faculty who agree to serve on the graduate committee.
5. Have a minimum of two (2) years of work experience as a school counselor (post-master's), and be currently employed as a certified school counselor.
6. Be recommended for admission by the Department of Counseling Admissions Committee.
The student must complete a minimum of 70 credit hours of course work (including the master's degree) and a case study. All post-master's degree course work must be approved in advance by the Department of Counseling faculty. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required over all course work taken in the Ed.S. program. An oral examination is required which involves the presentation of a case study and demonstration of advanced counseling skills.
At the post-master's degree Ed.S. level, all course work must be in Counseling-related areas and must include:HRD 501 Foundations of Professional- Technical Education 3 cr COUN 693 Supervision of Counselors 1 cr COUN 694 Psychodiagnosis and Psychotropic Drugs 3 cr COUN 723 Advanced Vocational Theory 3 cr COUN 759 Ed.S. Internship (school counseling setting) 3 cr
Educational Specialist Case Study
The case study presented during the oral examination reflects (both in written and video form) advanced counseling skills and theoretical orientation. It reflects therapeutic goals, client themes and counseling techniques necessary to facilitate client growth.
All requirements for the Ed.S. must be completed within a period of seven (7) years from the date of completion of the first post-master's degree course to be applied toward the degree.
Requirements for Admission to Master's Degree Study
The applicant must:
1. Have a bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited in the United States or its equivalent from a school in another country. (Must complete degree before onset of classes in the Fall semester in year of acceptance.)
2. Have a grade point average of 3.0 or above in upper division undergraduate coursework. (Applicants who have previously completed other master's degrees will be evaluated on a case by case basis.)
3. Have Graduate Record Examination scores in the 35th percentile or above, or Miller Analogies Test raw score of 42 or above.
4. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals who have knowledge of the applicant's academic capabilities, work performance, professional potential, and character.
5. Submit Graduate School forms and application fee.
6. Submit departmental supplemental application form and application fee.
7. Read and sign the Department of Counseling Conditions for Admission and Retention form.
Selected applicants will be interviewed by the Department of Counseling Admissions Committee as part of the admissions procedure.
Application forms will be mailed only from August 1 - February 1. Applications are accepted until February 15. Selection of candidates for on-campus interviews will be announced by March 15. Notification of successful candidates for admissions and alternates will be announced by approximately April 1. A maximum of 25-30 students are admitted to the program each year. Classes begin in the Fall semester of each year.
Students that meet the undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher for all upper division undergraduate classes but have not received their scores for the GRE or MAT or are registered to take one of these examinations at the next possible testing may apply for Conditional status.
Conditional status applicants may be considered for openings not filled by classified applicants in the Department of Counseling program.
Students must request a change of status from conditional status to classified status upon completion of their first semester of graduate study. The change from conditional to classified status must be approved by the Department of Counseling and the Dean of the Graduate School.
Unclassified (non-degree seeking) status can only be used by students that have completed a master's degree in a helping profession and who agree in writing that they are taking elective courses for continuing education credit.
Approval of Master's Degree Final Program of Study
A student who has been admitted to the M. Coun. Program may submit a final program of study following the completion of COUN 621, 627, 696 and during the semester in which COUN 697 is being completed. The final program of study must include all coursework required to complete the selected M.Coun. major and must be approved by two counseling faculty members who have graduate faculty status (one of whom will serve as committee chair). Prior to the semester of the proposed graduation, the final program of study must receive the approval of a majority of the Counseling graduate faculty.
Master of Counseling in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, or Student Affairs Counseling
For the Master of Counseling (M.Coun.) degree the student is required to complete the equivalent of at least four full semesters of resident graduate study beyond the bachelor's degree. For Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling majors, a minimum of 64 semester hours must be completed in the Core and Major Course Requirements. For the Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Student Affairs Counseling majors, a minimum of 60 semester hours must be completed in the Core and Major Course Requirements.
Core Course RequirementsCOUN 611 Applied Statistics and Research 3 cr COUN 612 Psychological Testing for Counselors 2 cr COUN 621 Professional Orientation and Ethics 3 cr COUN 623 Lifestyle and Career Development 2 cr COUN 624 Cultural Counseling 2 cr COUN 627 Conceptualizing Counseling Theory 2 cr COUN 628 Applications of Counseling Theory 2 cr COUN 630 Substance Abuse Counseling 2 cr COUN 676 Small Group Activity 1 cr COUN 677 Group Counseling Techniques 3 cr COUN 696 Prepracticum Counseling Techniques 3 cr
Major Course Requirements:
Major in Marital, Couple, and Family CounselingCOUN 660 Theories of Family Counseling 3 cr COUN 661 Issues in Family Counseling 3 cr COUN 662 Theories of Couple Counseling 2 cr COUN 663 Parent Education 2 cr COUN 664 Family Assessment 2 cr COUN 665 Advanced Family Systems Theory 2 cr COUN 669 Family Practicum I: Family/Couple Counseling 3 cr COUN 694 Psychodiagnosis and Psychotropic Drugs 3 cr COUN 697 Practicum in Counseling 3 cr COUN 699 Internship in Counseling (marriage and family setting) 17 cr
Major in Mental Health CounselingCOUN 660 Theories of Family Counseling 3 cr COUN 662 Theories of Couple Counseling 2 cr COUN 690 Mental Health Counseling Foundations 2 cr COUN 691 Issues in Mental Health Counseling 2 cr COUN 694 Psychodiagnosis and Psychotropic Drugs 3 cr COUN 697 Practicum in Counseling (mental health setting) 3 cr COUN 699 Internship in Counseling (mental health setting) 17 cr
Major in School CounselingCOUN 640 School Counseling Services 3 cr COUN 641 Elementary School Counseling 1 cr COUN 642 Secondary School Counseling 1 cr COUN 644 Special Issues in School Counseling 1 cr COUN 660 Theories of Family Counseling 3 cr COUN 697 Practicum in Counseling (school setting) 3 cr COUN 699 Internship in Counseling (school setting) 17 cr
Major in Student Affairs CounselingCOUN 680 Foundations of Student Affairs 3 cr COUN 683 Administration of Student Affairs 3 cr COUN 697 Practicum in Counseling (student affairs setting) 3 cr COUN 699 Internship in Counseling (students affairs setting) 17 cr
Requirements for the Idaho Counseling License
The Idaho Counseling License requirements include: 1) Master's degree in a counseling major (any one of the four M.Coun. majors meets this requirement), 2) 60 graduate credits in a planned counseling program (including the courses in one of the M.Coun. majors), 3) 1000 hours of counseling experience supervised by a licensed counselor (including the hours received as part of a M.Coun. program), and 4) a passing score on the Idaho Counseling License Examination (of the National Board for Certified Counselors Examination).
Counseling Graduate Courses
COUN g450 Peer Counseling Seminar 1-2 credits. Supervised experience in assisting another student. Students meet out of class on a weekly contact basis. Course provides ongoing training for the peer counselors. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN g484 Guidance Principles and Practices 3 credits. Survey of the various guidance practices in secondary education. Each service is discussed from the point of view of its role in the total educational program.
COUN g485 Independent Problems 1-2 credits. Individual work under staff guidance. Field and/or library research on specific educational problems of interest to majors in education. Experience in research composition. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN g491 Seminar 1-3 credits. Critical analysis of the literature in one or more areas. Limited enrollment. May be graded S/U or on a letter-grade basis in separate sections. May be repeated up to 8 credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN g494 Elementary School Guidance 2 credits. Study of (1) the function of guidance in relation to children's needs; (2) principles and techniques of elementary school guidance; (3) analysis of representative programs of guidance in the elementary schools; and (4) research related to elementary school guidance and resulting trends.
COUN 597 Professional Education Development Topics. Variable credit. May be repeated. A course for practicing professionals aimed at the development and improvement of skills. May not be applied to graduate degrees. Must be graded S/U.
COUN 606 Family Violence 2 credits. Delineates the implications for assessment and treatment of the family with violence. Topics of physical abuse, sexual abuse and psychological/emotional abuse of adults and children within a family structure will be addressed.
COUN 607 The Family and Mental Illness 2 credits. Addresses therapeutic and community support that enhances the family unit as the primary care system. Mental illness as it relates to the family system is presented.
COUN 608 The Family and Chemical Dependency 2 credits. Addresses family systems under the influence of addictions with primary emphasis on alcohol dependency. Models and patterns of addictions will be examined.
COUN 609 The Family and the Aged 2 credits. Emphasizes the impact of aging on family systems from an economic, emotional, social, spiritual, and physiological perspective.
COUN 611 Applied Statistics and Research 3 credits. Basic understanding of applied statistics. Procedures for designing, interpreting, critiquing, and presenting professional research.
COUN 612 Psychological Testing for Counselors 2 credits. An overview of the standardized tests most commonly used by counselors. In addition to learning the underlying concepts of standardized testing, students will also be taught how to select and use tests appropriate to their proposed work settings.
COUN 613 Basic Projective Techniques 2 credits. Projective theory and its relationship to psychoanalysis, dynamic theory, and learning theory. Techniques including problems of clinical practicality, prediction of behavior, and personality assessment. Practical experiences available in laboratory courses.
COUN 619 Individual Intelligence Testing 3 credits. Supervised practice in administering, scoring, and interpreting the results of individual intelligence tests. Each section limited to 6 students. PREREQ: COUN 612 OR EDUC 614 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 621 Professional Orientation and Ethics 3 credits. Introduction to profession of counseling: history, accreditation, licensure, organizational structure, advocacy, and use of technology. Ethical problems in counseling with specific attention given to the American Counseling Association Ethical Codes.
COUN 623 Lifestyle and Career Development 2 credits. Career development theories and decision-making models for counselors including career resources and materials. PREREQ: COUN 621 AND COUN 696, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 624 Cultural Counseling 2 credits. The roles of minority groups, gender, age and other factors influencing adjustment in a pluralistic society. PREREQ: COUN 621 AND COUN 696, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 627 Conceptualizing Counseling Theory 2 credits. The conceptual study of selected counseling theories related to historical development, personality development, client maturation, and learning theory.
COUN 628 Applications of Counseling Theory 2 credits. The applied study of selected counseling theories with emphasis on the evolution of maladjustment, process of change, and appropriate interventions for generating change. PREREQ: COUN 627 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 630 Substance Abuse Counseling 2 credits. Acquaint students with the concepts of drug and alcohol dependence as a disease that impacts the entire family system and functioning. The course will explore the developmental model of addiction, recovery, and relapse prevention.
COUN 640 School Counseling Services 3 credits. History, philosophy, recent legislation, consultation and the professional role of the school counselor.
COUN 641 Elementary School Counseling 1 credit. Specialized role and responsibilities for the elementary school counselor.
COUN 642 Secondary School Counseling 1 credit. Specialized role and responsibilities of the secondary school counselor.
COUN 644 Special Issues in School Counseling 1 credit. Current information and strategies for counseling issues specific to school counselors such as: child study teams, drug abuse and peer relations. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 650 Thesis 1-6 credits.
COUN 651 Master's Paper 3 credits. A paper involving extensive familiarity with research findings written under the supervision of a faculty member in the department.
COUN 652 Specialist Paper 3 credits. A paper involving extensive familiarity with research findings under the supervision of a faculty member of the department.
COUN 658 Independent Problems 1-3 credits. Individual work under staff guidance. Field and/or library research on specific educational problems. Experience in research composition. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 659 Seminar 1-3 credits. Critical analysis of the literature in one or more areas of education. Enrollment limited. May be repeated up to 8 credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 660 Theories of Family Counseling 3 credits. The study of the development of the family-counseling field and the issues and theories related to its practice. PREREQ OR COREQ: COUN 621, COUN 627, COUN 696, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 661 Issues in Family Counseling 3 credits. Examination of the effects of violence, chemical dependency and issues of sexuality on family dynamics and their impact on family counseling. CO-REQ: COUN 660 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 662 Theories of Couple Counseling 2 credits. The study of the development of the couple-counseling field and the issues and theories related to its practice. PREREQ OR COREQ: COUN 621, COUN 627, COUN 660, COUN 696, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 663 Parent Education 2 credits. Theoretical and research-based discussion of parent education programs. PREREQ: COUN 627 AND COUN 660, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 664 Family Assessment 2 credits. Introduction to family assessment models and instruments as well as evaluation of programs/agencies providing family counseling. PREREQ: COUN 660, COUN 662, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 665 Advanced Family Systems Theory 2 credits. Advanced theoretical study with emphasis on researched applications of family counseling. PREREQ: COUN 660 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 669 Family Practicum I: Family/Couple Counseling 3 credits. Practicum experience counseling families and couples. PREREQ: COUN 660, COUN 663, COUN 697, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 676 Small Group Activity 1 credit. Designed to give direct experiences as a group participant and provide preparation for COUN 677. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
COUN 677 Group Counseling Techniques 3 credits. Essential research, selected group development and therapy theories, leadership orientations and strategies, structural group dynamics, and applications. Skills development in a laboratory setting. PREREQ: COUN 621, COUN 676, AND COUN 696 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 680 Foundations of Student Affairs 3 credits. History, philosophy, purpose,and function of student affairs practice including review of "The Student Personnel Point of View," theories of student development, and current trends. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 683 Administration of Student Affairs Practice 3 credits. Leadership and management theories and practice in higher education and student services. Essential research, consultation, good practices, and assessment techniques for all student populations and services.
PREREQ: COUN 680 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 687 Field Work in Personnel Services 1-2 credits. Observation and learning the duties performed by the persons in the field work setting. A combination of fifty hours of experience and supervision equals one hour of academic credit. S/U. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
COUN 689 Internship in Student Personnel 3-12 credits. A combination of fifty hours of experience and supervision equals one hour of academic credit. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 690 Mental Health Counseling Foundations 2 credits. Orientation to the professional foundation and contextual dimensions of mental health counseling. Topics include roles, functions, identity, ethics, and practice parameters of mental health counseling.
COUN 691 Issues in Mental Health Counseling 2 credits. Current information and strategies for counseling issues specific to mental health counseling. Topics include: prevention, needs assessment, advocacy, and consultation. PREREQ: COUN 690 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 692 Wellness and Prevention in Counseling 1 credit. The course will familiarize students with the wellness model and how it is integrated into counseling practice. The course will overview prevention program development, implementation, and evaluation as well as the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of such programming.
COUN 693 Supervision of Counselors 1 credit. The study of current practices used in the clinical supervision of counselors. Current literature will be reviewed as well as standards for supervision which have been established by accrediting bodies and professional associations.
COUN 694 Psychodiagnosis and Psychotropic Drugs 3 credits. Psychological classification systems, mental status evaluations, and the use of psychotropic drugs in treatment programs. PREREQ: COUN 621 AND COUN 696, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 696 Prepracticum Counseling Techniques 3 credits. The study and practice of counseling techniques including micro-counseling and role-playing. PREREQ: COUN 621, AND COUN 627 (OR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT) AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 697 Practicum in Counseling 3 credits. Supervised counseling experience. A combination of fifty hours of experience and supervision equals one hour of academic credit. Each section limited to 5 students. PREREQ: COUN 696 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 699 Internship in Counseling 1-17 credits. A combination of fifty hours of experience and supervision equals one hour of academic credit. May be repeated for a maximum of 17 credits. PREREQ: COUN 697 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 701 Advanced Statistics 2 credits. Statistical application appropriate for doctoral research and writing. PREREQ: COUN 611 OR EQUIVALENT, AND PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 702 Advanced Research and Experimental Design 2 credits. Quantitative methods of conducting research in doctoral study. PREREQ: COUN 701.
COUN 703 Qualitative Research 2 credits. Explores and contrasts philosophical assumptions of qualitative and quantitative research. Various methodologies and approaches to qualitative research are reviewed and applications discussed. PREREQ: COUN 701
COUN 704 Qualitative Methodology 2 credits. Design, data collection, analysis and writing qualitative research. Practice using data collection procedures, traditional analytic methods and qualitative data processing programs for coding and matrix construction. Emphasizes grounded theory approach. PREREQ: COUN 703.
COUN 705 Instructional Theory for Counselor Educators 2 credits. Instructional theory and methods relevant to counselor education including models and methods of appraisal.
COUN 710 Practicum in College Teaching 2 credits. Observation of and assisting in the teaching and evaluation of a college course under the supervision of the course instructor. The student will prepare and deliver at least five lectures which will be observed by the instructor and will, in addition to observing the balance of the course, meet individually with the instructor for periodic discussions of procedure and methodology. PREREQ: COMPLETION OF THE COURSE IN WHICH THE PRACTICUM WILL BE SERVED AND PERMISSION OF THE FACULTY.
COUN 712 Advanced Psychological Testing and Assessment 2 credits. Advanced psychological testing concepts, test administration, test construction and interpretation. Advanced information of standardized tests commonly used in the counselor education field. PREREQ: COUN 612 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 723 Advanced Vocational Theory 3 credits. Theory of vocational development, sociological aspects of vocational choice and entry, development of interests and aspiration levels, and research relating to entry into work, satisfaction in work, dissatisfaction in topics. Course is structured around the major theories of vocational development as they relate to individual development. Various approaches to vocational testing are included. PREREQ: COUN 623.
COUN 727 Advanced Theories of Counseling 3 credits. Analysis of various counseling theories and their relationships to specific philosophies concerning humanity. PREREQ: COUN 627 AND COUN 697.
COUN 758 Independent Problems 1-4 credits. Individual work under staff guidance. Field and/or library research on specific educational problems. Experience in research composition. May be repeated up to 8 credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 759 Ed.S. Internship 1-9 credits. Placement in a post-master's degree counseling setting. A combination of fifty hours of experience and supervision equals one hour of academic credit. May be repeated. PREREQ: ADMISSION AS AN ED.S. STUDENT AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 774 Advanced Group Procedures 3 credits. Advanced group leadership theory and techniques. PREREQ: COUN 677.
COUN 775 Advanced Practicum in Group Counseling 2 credits. Fifty hours of group counseling as the group facilitator, plus a coordinating seminar. Includes the theoretical basis for group leaders and development of group leadership skills. PREREQ: COUN 677 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 790 Theories of Counseling Supervision 2 credits. Analysis of systems for conducting counseling practicum. For individuals who will be supervising student or practicing counselors. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 791 Supervision of Counseling Practicum 2 credits. Practical experience in the supervision of counseling practicum students, including field supervision and analysis of counseling audio and video tapes. PREREQ: COUN 790 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 800 Research and Professional Issues 1 credit. Critical analysis of the literature in counselor education including topics such as program models, current research, and professional associations. May be repeated up to 4 credits. PREREQ: ADMISSION TO DOCTORAL STUDY.
COUN 848 Doctoral Counseling Practicum 3 credits. Counseling under supervision and an intensive examination of the students own counseling philosophy and its relationship to client behavioral and attitudinal change. A combination of fifty hours of experience and supervision equals one hour of academic credit. Each section limited to 5 students. PREREQ: COUN 727 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 849 Doctoral Internship 1-18 credits. Placement in a doctoral level counseling or counselor education setting. May be repeated. A combination of fifty hours of experience and supervision equals one hour of academic credit. PREREQ: COUN 848 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 850 Dissertation 1-12 credits.
Department of Dental Hygiene
Interim Director and Associate Professor Calley
Associate Professor: Rogo
Master of Science in Dental Hygiene
The master's degree program in Dental Hygiene is an advanced degree; therefore, the program is designed for students who are licensed dental hygienists with baccalaureate degrees. Graduates will be prepared for progressive roles in the discipline such as dental hygiene educators, researchers, and/or advanced community and rural health practitioners.
Program goals of this graduate level dental hygiene program are to:
1. Provide advanced education to further develop the scientific basis for dental hygiene practice;
2. Prepare professional dental hygienists for leadership roles in academics, industry, research, and community and rural health settings;
3. Promote acquisition of vanguard capabilities in research, planning, evaluation, and oral and written communication;
4. Foster intellectual curiosity, insight, ethical behavior, critical thinking, strong interpersonal communication, evidence-based practice, scholarly activity, and life-long learning;
5. Prepare graduates for progressive clinical dental hygiene practice in alternative settings.
Applicants must apply and meet all requirements of the Graduate School and must have a completed application on file in the Department of Dental Hygiene. For admissions and curriculum information for the MSDH degree program, applicants must contact the Department at the following address:Graduate Program Director Department of Dental Hygiene Campus Box 8048 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID 83209 E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (208) 282-3796
Department of Dental Science
Chair and Associate Professor Friedrichsen
Assistant Professor: Crawford
Adjunct Faculty: Hiller, Nielsen
The Department of Dental Science administers the Idaho Dental Education Program (IDEP) for predoctoral dental students, and the Idaho Advanced General Dentistry Residency (IAGD) as a postdoctoral program.
The Idaho Dental Education Program is designed to provide residents of Idaho with access to a high quality dental education as if Idaho had its own dental school. The IDEP program is fully accredited as a Satellite Program of Creighton University School of Dentistry by the American Dental Association. The program involves a first year curriculum at Idaho State University in Pocatello, followed by completion of the second through fourth years at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Students completing the four year program receive the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree and are eligible to take the licensure examinations necessary to become a practicing dentist. Students may also elect to pursue advanced training through residencies or specialty programs, eventually becoming board certified in one of the recognized dental specialties.
There are eight positions available for Idaho residents. Applicants to the program just have completed the necessary prerequisites in English, Biology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics and other requirements as outlined in the Department of Dental Science Bulletin. In addition to fulfilling the minimal prerequisites, most students accepted into the program will have a bachelor's degree at the time of entry into IDEP. Occasionally, some exceptional students who have completed the junior level (upper division) of college course work are admitted into the program.
Students are encouraged to work closely with their pre-dental academic advisor in making course selections which fulfill dental school and degree completion requirements.
Formal application for admission to the IDEP program follows the guidelines printed in the Department of Dental Science Bulletin and the Creighton University School of Dentistry Bulletin. The application process involves: taking the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT), completion of the American Dental Education Association Application Service centralized application, the Creighton Supplemental Application and the IDEP Residency Certification Form. Although the application process can be completed as late as January 1 of the year the student plans to enter the program, earlier application is strongly encouraged to allow adequate time for completion of admission requirements and consideration by the admission committee.
Further information concerning the program, admission requirements, Bulletins and Residency Certification forms can be obtained by contacting the program at the following address:Steven W. Friedrichsen, D.D.S., F.I.C.D. Department of Dental Science Box 8088 Idaho State University Pocatello ID 83209-8088 Phone: (208) 282-3289 Email: email@example.com Website: www.isu.edu/departments/dentsci
Required Basic Science CoursesBIOS g400 Oral History and Embryology 3 cr BIOS g400L Oral Histology and Embryology Lab 0 cr BIOS g419 Mammalian Histology 4 cr BIOS g419L Mammalian Histology Lab 0 cr BIOS g432 Biochemistry 3 cr BIOS g440 Human Gross Anatomy 4 cr BIOS g440L Human Gross Anatomy Lab 0 cr BIOS g446 Selected Topics in Physiology 1 cr BIOS g450 Head and Neck Anatomy 3 cr BIOS g450L Head and Neck Anatomy Lab 0 cr BIOS g455 Pathogenic Microbiology 3 cr BIOS g460 Neuroanatomy 2 cr BIOS g468 Oral Microbiology 1 cr
Required Dental Science CoursesIDEP g413 Dental Anatomy Lecture I 1 cr IDEP g414 Dental Anatomy Laboratory 3 cr IDEP g415 Dental Materials Science I 2 cr IDEP g417 Interpersonal Relationships and Communication 1 cr IDEP g423 Preventive Dentistry 2 cr IDEP g425 History of Dentistry 1 cr IDEP g426 Dentistry Field Experience 1 cr IDEP g433 Oral Hygiene Technique 1 cr IDEP g434 Dental Materials Science II 3 cr IDEP g435 Occlusion Laboratory 1 cr IDEP g444 Values and Ethics 1 cr IDEP g454 Occlusion Lecture 1 cr IDEP g463 Dental Radiology I 1 cr IDEP g464 Dental Radiology Technique 1 cr NTD g499 Dental Nutrition 1 cr
Optional Dental Science CoursesIDEP 617 Education Program 2 cr
Idaho Advanced General Dentistry Program (IAGD)
The Department of Dental Sciences sponsors the Idaho Advanced General Dentistry Residency. The goal of the program includes increasing the knowledge and clinical skills of the general dentist beyond that achieved in the predoctoral education. Through an integrated multidisciplinary learning environment, residents are able to increase their competence in the application of modern standards of care and practice management.
This one-year residency focuses on providing comprehensive care in a variety of clinical settings, emphasizing rural, underserved, and at-risk populations. Residents also receive training with patients who have emergency or episodic needs. A certificate is awarded upon the successful completion of the program.
The IAGD is fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation until 2008.
Further information concerning this program, e.g., admission requirements, forms, etc., can be obtained by contacting the Program Director.
Idaho Advanced General Dentistry Courses
IAGD 610 General Dentistry Practicum I 12 credits. Supervised provision of general dental services with emphasis on increasing skills in routine general dental procedures and introduction to selected specialty procedures. Course may include periodic lectures on selected topics. PREREQ: ACCEPTANCE INTO IAGD PROGRAM.
IAGD 620 General Dentistry Practicum II 12 credits. Continued provision of general dental services with emphasis on increasing skills in advanced general dental procedures and completion of selected specialty procedures. Course may include periodic lectures on selected topics. PREREQ: IAGD 610.
IAGD 624 Dental Practice Management I 1 credit. An experiential course in dental practice management. Enrollees will participate in aspects of the management of the AEGD program's dental clinic. PREREQ: ACCEPTANCE INTO THE IAGD PROGRAM.
IAGD 625 Dental Practice Management II 1 credit. Continuing experiential course in dental practice management. Enrollees will participate in aspects of the management of the AEGD program's dental clinic. PREREQ: IAGD 624.
IAGD 626 Dental Practice Management III 1 credit. Advanced course in dental practice management. Enrollees will participate in all aspects of the management of the AEGD program's dental clinic. PREREQ: IAGD 625.
IAGD 630 Dental Implantology I 1 credit. A coordinated lecture, laboratory and clinical experience in treatment planning, placement and restoration of dental implants. This course emphasizes the theory and basic biology of dental implants. PREREQ: ACCEPTANCE INTO THE IAGD PROGRAM.
IAGD 631 Dental Implantology II 1 credit. Continuing lecture, laboratory and clinical experience in treatment planning, placement, restoration and maintenance of dental implants. This course emphasizes problem solving and incorporation of implants in general dental practice. PREREQ: IAGD 631.
IAGD 632 Dental Implantology III 1 credit. Continuing lecture, laboratory and clinical experience in treatment planning, placement, restoration and maintenance of dental implants. This course emphasizes problem solving and incorporation of implants in general dental practice. PREREQ: IAGD 631.
IAGD 635 Dental Medicine Seminar I 1 credit. Participation in the ISU Family Medicine residents' seminar series covering topics of internal and specialty medicine. PREREQ: ACCEPTANCE INTO THE IAGD PROGRAM.
IAGD 636 Dental Medicine Seminar II 1 credit. Continuing participation in the ISU Family Medicine residents' seminar series covering topics of internal and specialty medicine. PREREQ: IAGD 635.
IAGD 637 Dental Medicine Seminar III 1 credit. Continuing participation in the ISU Family Medicine residents' seminar series covering topics of internal and specialty medicine. PREREQ: IAGD 636.
IAGD 640 Dental Conscious Sedation I 2 credits. Integrated lecture and clinical experience in safe and efficacious delivery of conscious sedation. The two-semester experience is designed to fulfill the ADA guidelines. PREREQ: ACCEPTANCE INTO THE IAGD PROGRAM.
IAGD 641 Dental Conscious Sedation II 2 credits. Continuing lecture and clinical experience in safe and efficacious delivery of conscious sedation. PREREQ: IAGD 640
IAGD 645 General Dentistry Videoteleconference I 4 credits. Participation in the weekly two-way videoteleconference general dentistry series originating from Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, designed for AEGD programs. PREREQ: ACCEPTANCE INTO THE IAGD PROGRAM.
IAGD 646 General Dentistry Videoteleconference II 4 credits. Continuing participation in the weekly two-way video- teleconference general dentistry series originating from Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, designed for AEGD programs. PREREQ: IAGD 645.
IAGD 647 General Dentistry Videoteleconference III 3 credits. Continuing participation in and presentation for the weekly two-way video teleconference general dentistry series originating from Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, designed for AEGD programs. PREREQ: IAGD 646.
IAGD 650 Dental Literature Review I 1 credit. Critical review of current and historical dental literature in general dentistry and selected recognized specialty areas of dentistry. PREREQ: ACCEPTANCE INTO THE IAGD PROGRAM.
IAGD 651 Dental Literature Review II 1 credit. Continuing review of current and historical dental literature in general dentistry and selected recognized specialty areas of dentistry emphasizing outcomes and parameters of care. PREREQ: IAGD 650.
Idaho Dental Education Program Courses
IDEP g413 Dental Anatomy Lecture I 1 credit. Nomenclature, chronology and methods of designation of human teeth. Form, size and contour of the teeth, including external and internal anatomy of the permanent and deciduous dentitions, intertooth relations and occlusion.
IDEP g414 Dental Anatomy Laboratory 3 credits. Carving of plaster teeth larger than average measurements and carving of wax teeth to natural size. Mounting of study casts on a functional articulator and waxing of teeth in occlusion.
IDEP g415 Dental Materials Science I 2 credits. Composition, properties and application of the materials used in dentistry. Basic information on the design of preparatory work necessary for the mouth incident to the reception of these materials.
IDEP g417 Interpersonal Relationships and Communication 1 credits. To assist their orientation and adjustment to professional education, freshmen will participate in group introductions followed by a discussion on interpersonal relationships with classmates, administrators, faculty, and staff; dealing with stress; and establishing study habits.
IDEP g423 Preventive Dentistry 2 credits. Introducing the philosophy and need for preventive dentistry by developing the student's knowledge of and skills for effective oral hygiene. Concepts of self motivation, knowledge of dental diseases and abnormalities; application of the principles of flouridation, nutrition, patient motivation, and home care.
IDEP g425 History of Dentistry 1 credit. To acquaint the student with the history of dentistry from ancient times to present, emphasis is placed upon contributions by individuals and groups of individuals leading to the current status of dentistry in the United States.
IDEP g426 Community Dentistry Field Experience 1 credit. Designed to acquaint students with area health problems and with area health services and agencies. Field experience is gained during dental health and/or career presentations in public schools. To provide a variety of experiences, visits are made, for example, to the chronically ill, aged, or handicapped; to water purification facilities; to Indian groups.
IDEP g433 Oral Hygiene Technique 1 credit. Introduction to the instruments and their usage in performing a complete scaling prophylaxis of the teeth. Perodontal charting and instrument sharpening techniques are also performed. Didactic, laboratory, and clinical introduction.
IDEP g434 Dental Materials Science II 3 credits. Continuation of ISU DENT g415. PREREQ: ISU DENT g415.
IDEP g435 Occlusion Laboratory 1 credit. Various exercises simulating clinical diagnostic and treatment procedures are employed to exemplify principles of maxillomandibular relationships.
IDEP g444 Values and Ethics 1 credit. Designed to identify and understand one's own ethical decision-making processes and the relationship of religion with values and ethics. Students will discuss the areas of value of care for people as individuals, challenges of personal and professional opportunities, code of ethics of the ADA and dental care delivery systems.
IDEP g454 Occlusion Lecture 1 credit. Basic principles of maxillomandibular relationships, static and functional, as related to the occlusal surfaces of the teeth.
IDEP g463 Dental Radiology I 1 credit. History, theory and application of ionizing radiation resulting in radiography of the oral structures; including exposure and developing parameters along with basic interpretation. COREQ: IDEP g464.
IDEP g464 Dental Radiology Technique 1 credit. Practical experience in exposing and developing dental radiographs. The course will include techniques required to complete a diagnostic full mouth series, bitewing films and panoramic radiographs. COREQ: IDEP g463.
IDEP 617 Extramural Dental Education Program 2 credits. Community clinical experience at the ISU dental clinic. Under direct supervision, dental students observe and participate in total patient care and office management while serving Idaho residents who would not normally receive dental care.
Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
Chair and Professor McAleese
Associate Professors: Dundas, Rankin
Assistant Professors: Ding, Fellows, Keller, Morrison, Lenz
Clinical Faculty: Batacan, Francfort, McKnight, Munn, Schneider
Adjunct Faculty: Brandt, Covey, Hannah, Hancock, Hanson, Hilbert, Johnson, Lovell, J. Morris, Rauker, Vance
Emeritus Faculty: Kearns, Morris
Master of Health Education (MHE)
The master's degree program in Health Education is designed to prepare students to teach strategies in health promotion/disease prevention. Coursework emphasizes the acquisition of skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate health education programs in the school, community, or worksite setting.
To be accepted as a candidate for the Master of Health Education degree, the student must meet all requirements of the Graduate School. In addition, the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences may require: 1) the candidate to have necessary background in the related natural sciences, and 2) that the candidate have the necessary background in tests and measurements and basic statistical procedures. Both thesis and non-thesis option are available.
Course RequirementsHE 560 Healthy Lifestyle Management 3 cr HE 605 Leadership and Administration 3 cr HE 630 Health Promotion Programs 3 cr HE 639 Teaching Strategies in Health 3 cr MPH 640 Research and Writing in Health 3 cr In addition, one of the following: HE 623 Curriculum and Supervision 3 cr MPH 632 Community Health 3 cr Total 18 cr
Thesis OptionHE 650 Thesis 6 cr Approved Electives 6 cr
Non-Thesis OptionHE 651 Master's Project in Health Education 3 cr Approved Electives 12 cr TOTAL 33 cr
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Public health has as a basic goal to improve the health of populations through planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs. Public health professionals design these intervention programs by using a combination of health education and related organizational, economic, legislative, and environmental supports to enhance the probability of creating a healthier populace.
The Master of Public Health Program curriculum prepares individuals to carry out the following core public health functions as defined by the American Public Health Association: assess both the health needs and the resources available in a community, assist in health policy development that supports programs in prevention, and assure that necessary, high quality, effective services including education are available to every citizen.
To meet this challenge, the MPH degree at Idaho State University is designed to meet the needs of two types of students: 1) those practicing health professionals who desire to augment their previous preparation so they may better implement health promotion strategies in their current work setting or community, and 2) those professionals who wish to train for careers in public health.
Core courses focus on the acquisition of requisite public health knowledge and skills in the disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, health care ethics, health planning and evaluation, health marketing, research methods, and environmental health. Elective courses allow the student to focus additional coursework in her/his chosen area of interest.
For classified admission into the program, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
1. Meet all requirements of the Graduate School.
2. Submit all previous college transcripts and have an accumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 in upper division courses. Applicants who currently hold a graduate degree must submit their transcripts, but the undergraduate GPA requirements will not apply.
3. Score an average of at least the 35th percentile on both the quantitative and verbal sections of the GRE general test, but no lower than the 20th percentile in either section. Because of the mathematical nature of the degree, students who score lower than the 30th percentile on the quantitative section of the GRE must show evidence of having successfully completed (with a "C" or better) a college algebra course before being considered for admission (this requirement cannot be waived). Students who are admitted to Conditional status without GRE scores must take the general test within their first semester of enrollment. Students may be admitted to Conditional status without GRE scores. See Admission Requirements in the General Information section of this catalog.
4. Two years experience working in the health field is preferred for admission. Applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis.
5. Forward two letters of recommendation from individuals (nonrelatives) who are familiar with the applicant's abilities.
Applicants currently holding degrees at the doctoral level from an accredited institution will not be required to submit GRE general test scores. Those holding degrees at the baccalaureate and master's level must submit GRE general test results to the Graduate School.
A waiver of ONE of the following may be granted with permission of the MPH faculty, the Dean of the College of Health Professions, and the Dean of the Graduate School: the 3.0 GPA requirement or the GRE average score (the quantitative score/mathematical requirement cannot be waived), or the years of experience in a health-care field.
Application materials can be obtained from the following address:Graduate Program Clerk
Department of Health & Nutrition Sciences
Campus Box 8109
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209-8109
Applicants' transcripts will be evaluated by the Departmental Graduate Admissions Committee at the time of application to determine if deficiencies exist in the undergraduate coursework. Any deficiency that is identified must be made up prior to beginning the MPH program. Committee members will specify to the student courses that must be taken to rectify any deficiency.
Students pursuing the MPH degree must complete a minimum of 42 credits of coursework, including a 3-credit internship in public health practice and either a thesis or project.
All students must maintain a satisfactory record of scholarship. A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) is required for any graduate degree or certification at Idaho State University. A grade of C+ or lower is essentially failing at the graduate level. However, the department may accept a C+ grade in one or two courses as long as the minimum overall 3.0 GPA is maintained.
Core Course Requirements: 33 crHE 560 Healthy Lifestyle Management 3 cr HCA 573 Marketing for Health Care Organizations 2 cr PHIL 600 Ethics in Health Care 3 cr MPH 601 Applications in Epidemiology 2 cr MPH 602 Biostatistics 3 cr HE 605 Leadership, Policy and Administration 3 cr MPH 606 Environmental Health 2 cr MPH 609 Seminar in Public and Community Health 3 cr MPH 620 Health Planning and Evaluation 3 cr MPH 632 Community Health 3 cr MPH 640 Research and Writing in Health 3 cr HE 655 Internship 3 cr
Thesis Option 42 crHE 650 Thesis 6 cr Approved Electives 3 cr
Non-Thesis Option* 42 crHE 651 Master's Project in Health Education 3 cr Approved elective courses 6 cr * Non-thesis option is only open to students who have produced evidence of published research completed prior to admission to the program.
Elective courses may include:HE 525 Patient Education Skills 1 cr HCA 682 US Health Systems and Policy 3 cr HE 630 Heath Promotion Programs 3 cr HE 639 Teaching Strategies in Health 3 cr Other courses as approved by HNS advisor.
MPH in Health Administration Option*
* The MPH/HAO is a new program and will not be available until Spring Semester 2005. This is a non-traditional program offered through the KCHP Center for Executive Studies. Please contact Dr. Carla Wiggins, Chair, Department of Health Care Administration, for details about this program.
Students in the MPH in Health Administration must meet all the Admission criteria as students in the traditional MPH. However, these additional admission and retention criteria apply:
GRE scores, or GMAT test in lieu of GRE scores, will be considered for admission. Applicants must submit documentation showing at least two years of full-time work experience.
Students must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0. A grade of C+ or lower is essentially a failing grade at the graduate level. However, a student may petition the program to accept a grade of C+ in one course, as long as the minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 is maintained.
Students will be allowed to repeat one course with an earned grade of C+ or lower. However, the course or the equivalent, must be repeated in a later cohort sequence.
Upon admission to the MPH in Health Administration (MPH in HA) degree program, students will be assigned an academic advisor; this advisor can be changed later upon request of the student. However, academic advisors must be HCA or MPH faculty and must hold graduate faculty appointment in the ISU Graduate School.
Written documentation and an oral defense of the Master's Project is a significant aspect of the student's Master's degree program. Each student will form a three member committee, consisting of her or his academic advisor, a member of the MPH in HA faculty, and a Graduate Faculty Representative (GFR). The MPH in HA faculty will supervise the student's progress, evaluate the project's written documentation, and with the GFR, conduct the oral examination.
MPH in Health Administration Course Requirements:MPH Core MPH 601 Epidemiology 2 cr MPH 602 Biostatistics 3 cr MPH 606 Environmental Health 2 cr HE 560 Healthy Lifestyles Management 3 cr HCA Courses HCA 610 Industry in Transition 2 cr HCA 615 Health Services Management 3 cr HCA 620 Economics and Reimbursement 2 cr HCA 625 Healthcare Law and Bioethics 3 cr HCA 630 Financial Management 3 cr HCA 635 Healthcare IT and Quality 2 cr HCA 640 Healthcare Policy 2 cr HCA 645 Strategic Management 3 cr HCA 651 MPH in HA Master's Project 3 cr Total 33 cr
Health Education Graduate Courses
HE g401 Issues in Health and Wellness 1 credit. Study of wellness issues emphasizing educational interventions. Topics include: death and dying, Internet health resources, aging, international health. Repeatable to 4 credits. PREREQ: ADMISSION TO HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
HE g425 Patient Education Skills 1 credit. Explores the organizational and communication skills which promote a positive atmosphere for patient education in clinical and worksite settings. PREREQ: HE 340, g460 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
HE g441 Driver and Traffic Safety Education II 2 credits. Development of student learning activities in driver and traffic safety education. Directed laboratory teaching experience includes teaching of beginning drivers in classroom and behind-the-wheel phases. PREREQ: HE 350.
HE g442 Environmental Health and Health Education 2 credits. Study of a variety of issues related to protecting and preserving the environment with an emphasis on school and community educational programs. PREREQ: ADMISSION TO HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
HE g443 Substance Abuse and Health Education 2 credits. Study of the physical, psychological, sociological, and environmental factors related to drug use with emphasis on school and community prevention programs. PREREQ: ADMISSION TO HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
HE g444 Human Diseases and Health Education 2 credits. Study of diseases that affect humans with an emphasis on school and community educational interventions to prevent disease. PREREQ: ADMISSION TO HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
HE g445 Human Sexuality and Health Education 2 credits. Study of the multifaceted nature of human sexuality with an emphasis on school and community-level educational programs. PREREQ: ADMISSION TO HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
HE g460 Healthy Lifestyle Management 3 credits. Provides a basic understanding of the social, emotional, and lifestyle factors related to health behavior. Strategies designed to identify barriers to behavior and to enhance the health of selected populations are examined.
HE g485 Independent Problems in Health Education 1-3 credits. Individual work under staff guidance. Field and/or library research on specific health education problems of interest to majors and minors. Permission of instructor. May be repeated up to 6 credits.
HE g491 Health Education Workshop 1-3 credits. A critical analysis of one or more areas of health education. Limited enrollment. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
HE 597 Professional Education Development Topics. Variable credit. May be repeated. A course for practicing professionals aimed at the development and improvement of skills. May not be applied to graduate degrees. Must be graded S/U.
HE 605 Leadership Policy and Administration 3 credits. Development of leadership and administrative skills which contribute to implementation of effective public health policies and programs.
HE 623 Curriculum and Supervision 3 credits. Consideration of the health education curriculum in public schools and in colleges and universities. Recent developments and current trends that influence the curriculum and supervision policies. Observation techniques, standards in judging instruction, the supervisory conference, cooperative supervision, basic foundation of curriculum construction, and lesson planning.
HE 630 Health Promotion Programs 3 credits. Course integrates nutrition, fitness, and stress management information into a practical application of these disciplines in a school, community, or worksite. Laboratory experiences will be emphasized.
HE 639 Teaching Strategies in Health 3 credits. An advanced study of strategies and innovative methods of teaching health education. Emphasis on application to a variety of educational levels.
HE 650 Thesis 1-6 credits.
HE 651 Master's Project in Health Education 3 credits.
HE 655 Internship 3 credits. Administration, supervision and operation of a community health program. Student works under the direction of graduate faculty member and practicing administrator. PREREQ: APPROVAL OF ADVISOR AND/OR CHAIR.
Nutrition and Dietetics Graduate Courses
NTD g409 Professional Readings 1-3 credits. Identification and investigation of conceptual ideas about the relationship of programs, trends, legislation, and developments in food and nutrition. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
NTD g420 Nutrition Education Strategies 2 credits. Methods, materials, and evaluation procedures utilized in teaching nutrition to various audiences. Practical experiences for students in effectively educating consumers about nutrition. PREREQ: CFS 139 OR CFS 239.
NTD g439 Sports Nutrition 3 credits. Nutrition recommendations for competitive and recreational athletic performance. Rationale for nutrition practices through an examination of individual nutrient metabolism. Controversies and misinformation addressed. PREREQ: NTD 239 SUGGESTED.
NTD g457 Experimental Foods 3 credits. Development of experimental methods and their application to cookery and food technology; preparation of student for independent investigation in foods; acquaintance with literature in the field. Two hours lecture/four hours laboratory. Cross-listed as CFS 457. PREREQ: CFS 104.
NTD g461 Nutritional Biochemistry I 3 credits. Advanced study of nutrition science, including protein, carbohydrate, lipid, vitamin, and mineral metabolism. Introduction to research methodology and professional literature. PREREQ: NTD 239, CHEM 102.
NTD g485 Nutritional Biochemistry II 3 credits. Human metabolism in health and disease. Emphasizes interrelationships among hormones, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals within tissues and organs. PREREQ: CHEM 101 AND CHEM 102, OR CHEM 111 AND CHEM 301.
NTD g491-492 Special Problems in Nutrition and Dietetics 1-2 credits. Students select problems on the basis of special needs, interests or abilities, and work on them independently in the laboratory, library, or community with regular conferences with the advisor. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
NTD 620 Nutritional Epidemiology 2 credits. Specialized study of epidemiology including nutritional assessment methods, interrelationships between disease, diet, and health status, and implications for public health policy.
NTD 622 Maternal, Infant, and Child Nutrition 2 credits. Advanced study of nutrition in human growth and development during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence. Therapeutic nutritional management of diseases specific to pregnancy, infancy, and childhood are addressed.
NTD 624 Nutrition and Aging 2 credits. Exploration of the physiological, psychosocial, and chronic degenerative conditions associated with aging and the nutritional implications of each. Epidemiological basis for setting dietary goals and program development to support the nutritional needs of the elderly is addressed.
Public Health Graduate Courses
MPH 601 Applications in Epidemiology 2 credits. An application of epidemiological concepts and methods. Facilitates an epidemiological approach to problem solving in the health sciences. Emphasizes the role epidemiology plays in health promotion and disease prevention. PREREQ: HCA g383 OR EQUIVALENT.
MPH 602 Biostatistics 3 credits. This course will review the use of basic descriptive statistics and equip students with a conceptual understanding of the calculation and interpretation of inferential statistics in public health research. This course is intended for students with some familiarity in descriptive statistics in scientific research.
MPH 606 Environmental Health 2 credits. Presents a platform upon which the understanding of the interaction of humans with their environment and the implications of human decisions upon health can be developed Emphasis on food, air, and water quality issues.
MPH 609 Seminar in Public and Community Health 3 credits. Study of topics, trends and challenges within public health.
MPH 620 Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3 credits. Provides students with background in the application of research methods for planning, implementing, and evaluating health interventions. Methodologies to be explored include: needs assessment, process, outcome and impact evaluation.
MPH 632 Community Health 3 credits. A study of the role of health education/health promotion in the community setting. Emphasis on methods to build coalitions to address community health concerns and on the role of needs assessment.
MPH 640 Research and Writing in Health 3 credits. Application of principles of research design in the health sciences to the community, school, worksite, medical care setting. Emphasis on interpretation and evaluation of professional journal articles. Requires preparation of a project proposal.
Department of Health Care Administration
Professor and Chair Wiggins
Assistant Professors: Johnson, McGinnis
Health Care Administration Graduate Courses
(No Graduate Degrees Offered)
HCA g473 Marketing for Health Care Organizations 2 credits. Current marketing trends in the health care marketplace. Consumer orientation; health care marketing plans and strategy development. PREREQ: MKT 325.
HCA 610 Industry in Transition 2 credits. Current readings from the popular and academic literature are used to explore and to understand the critical aspects of access, cost, and quality healthcare delivery across all areas of the industry.
HCA 615 Health Services Management 3 credits. Determination and fulfillment of mission, plans, and structure, motivating individuals, and managing activities to support people in their work and in the achievement of their goals. PREREQ: HCA 610.
HCA 620 Economics and Reimbursement 2 credits. In-depth synthesis of the insurance and reimbursement practices in today's healthcare environment, and the economic foundations upon which they are based.
HCA 625 Healthcare Law and Bioethics 3 credits. Comprehensive coverage of legal issues and the ethical implications of the law as applied to regulation and licensure, healthcare financing, Medicare and Medicaid, healthcare reform, and other relevant current issues. PREREQ: HCA 610 AND HCA 620.
HCA 630 Financial Management 3 credits. The application of financial management principles, practices, and techniques used in healthcare organizations. Financial tools as decision making, strategy, and planning tools.
HCA 635 Healthcare IT and Quality 2 credits. Healthcare IT management framework, hardware and software, project management, and the collection, use, security of health information, external accreditation processes, and internal quality improvement programs.
HCA 640 Healthcare Policy 2 credits. The formulation of priorities, development of legislation, implementation of legislative provisions through administrative action, and their effect on population health. PREREQ: HCA 610 AND MPH 601.
HCA 645 Strategic Management 3 credits. An integration of the principles of organization management, finance, and marketing. Market analysis and positioning including strategic planning and new program development. The leader's role in strategy formulation and implementation. PREREQ: HCA 615 AND HCA 625.
HCA 651 Master's Project 3 credits. Under the guidance of a supervising committee, each student will conduct an in-depth project specific to a current issue or problem in healthcare management. Written documentation and an oral defense of the project are required.
HCA 660 Applied Research 3 credits. Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to investigate and address important issues in health organizations using the methods of health services research, as well as to effectively use and evaluate the published literature. How to identify and define a question that is researchable, appropriately use primary and secondary data, choose and execute appropriate research designs, and select and apply appropriate qualitative, quantitative, survey, and evaluation methods.
HCA 665 Managed Care 3 credits. Introduction to, and analysis of, the evolving managed care industry. Select topics include managed care's relationship to traditional health care delivery models and the insurance industry; patient satisfaction and care delivery modes; clinical and managerial quality. PREREQ: HCA 682.
HCA 680 Applied Topics in Health Care 3 credits. Advanced readings and analysis in the areas of health economics, health finance, social aspects of medicine, bioethics, public health and epidemiology. PREREQ: HCA 682.
HCA 682 US Health Systems and Policy 3 credits. An examination of US health industry, systems, and organizations from the four-point perspective of access, quality, finance, and policy.
Department of Nursing
Chair and Associate Professor Ashton
Professors: Hayward, Hyde
Associate Professors: Arvidson, McRoberts
Assistant Professors: Branch, McLaughlin, Reynolds, Steiner
Clinical Assistant Professors: Drake, Eberle, Gonzol, Hewett, Miller, Mladenka, Murphy, Nagel, Olsen, Renn
Emeritus Faculty: Jacobson
Master of Science in Nursing
The program requires the successful completion of 44-54 credits including a master's thesis or project. Full and part-time study programs are available in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nursing Education, or Leadership in Community-based Nursing. All students are required to enroll in 8 core courses (22 credits). To develop clinical expertise, students are introduced to advanced knowledge and practice of nursing.
Students enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner option will gain expertise in primary care of families and individuals in rural and non-rural communities; students enrolled in the Leadership in Community-based Nursing option select an area of clinical expertise, such as acute, elder, or community care with a role emphasis in education, administration, or public health. Students enrolled in the Nursing Education Option will be prepared to teach in an academic nursing program.
For admission to the Master of Science (M.S.) in Nursing program, applicants must apply to and be accepted by the Graduate School and must have a completed application on file in the Department of Nursing. Applicants meeting minimum requirements will be interviewed and notified in writing of admittance or nonacceptance. Preference is given to Idaho residents.
The Graduate School may grant applicants whose admission materials are not complete by the deadline date admission to Unclassified status. However, unclassified students will not be eligible for traineeship or other financial assistance administered through the University, including the Department of Nursing. Unclassified students may take a maximum of 7 graduate credits per semester.
A completed application consists of:
1. Application forms to the Department of Nursing and to the Graduate School. Deadline for applications is February 1.
2. GRE scores
3. Transcript of undergraduate work which must include evidence of a passing grade ("C" or better) in a descriptive or inferential statistics course.
a. Students applying for the Family Nurse Practitioner option are required to complete an upper division advanced pathophysiology course with a grade of "C" or better.
b. NOTE: nurses applying for post-Master's certificate must submit complete transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework.
4. Three references with specific information regarding the applicant's capacity for graduate study in identified specialty (Department of Nursing forms must be used.).
Requirements for Admission
1. Descriptive or inferential statistics course and advanced pathophysiology courses with a grade of "C" or better.
a. The latter is required of FNP and Nursing Education applicants.
b. NOTE: The advanced pathophysiology course is offered by ISU and may be taken the summer before graduate courses begin.
2. Graduation from a nationally accredited baccalaureate nursing program.
3. Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate study.
4. Minimum of 35th percentile on one of the 3 GRE sections.
5. Submission of completed application forms to the Graduate School AND to the Department of Nursing.
6. Active Registered Nurse license in good standing. (NOTE: An Idaho license may be required for clinical courses.)
Progression of Master's Students
Progression of a master's student will be subject to the following:
1. Progression criteria established by the Office of Graduate Studies.
2. Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
3. No more than three credits of "C" or worse grade in a theory course. A grade of "C" or worse in any practicum course will constitute grounds for dismissal from the graduate program.
4. No "D" or "F" grade in any course.
5. Removal of incompletes by midterm of the subsequent semester.
6. Students may not retake a course to improve their grade.
7. Current CPR (BLS) certification, TB screening, and up-to-date immunizations are required for clinical courses.
To qualify for graduation from the M.S.N. program, students must:
1. Successfully conduct and defend a thesis or a master's project
2. Successfully pass a written examination and complete six (6) elective credits
3. Meet Office of Graduate Studies requirements.
Master of Science in Nursing
Full-Time Model Leadership in Community-Based Nursing Option
Fall INURS 600 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 4 cr NURS 652 Administrative Approaches to Nursing Leadership 3 cr Elective 3 cr TOTAL: 10 cr
Spring Year INURS 653 Organizational Behavior in a Changing Health Care System 3 cr NURS 609 Applied Statistical Analysis in Nursing Research 1 cr NURS 610 Nursing Research 3 cr NURS 654 Financial Management 3 cr TOTAL: 10 cr
Summer Year INURS 602 Health Care Policy and Finance 3 cr TOTAL: 3 cr
Fall Year IINURS 612 Health Care of Rural Communities 3 cr NURS 655 Advanced Leadership 5 cr NURS 650/651 Thesis / Project 2 cr TOTAL: 10 cr
Spring Year IINURS 621 Advanced Nursing Roles 3 cr NURS 656 Advanced Leadership Practicum 4 cr NURS 650/651 Thesis / Project 4 cr TOTAL: 11 cr Total Number of Credits Required 44 cr
Part-Time Model Leadership Option
Fall INURS 600 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 4 cr NURS 652 Administrative Approaches to Nursing Leadership 3 cr TOTAL: 7 cr
Spring Year INURS 609 Applied Statistical Analysis in Nursing Research 1 cr NURS 610 Nursing Research 3 cr NURS 653 Organizational Behavior in a Changing Health Care System 3 cr TOTAL: 7 cr
Summer Year INURS 602 Health Care Policy and Finance 3 cr TOTAL: 3 cr
Fall Year IINURS 612 Health Care of Rural Communities 3 cr NURS 650/651 Thesis / Project 2 cr TOTAL: 5 cr
Spring Year IINURS 654 Financial Management 3 cr NURS 650/651 Thesis / Project 2 cr TOTAL: 5 cr
Summer IIElective 3 cr
Fall IIINURS 655 Advanced Leadership 5 cr TOTAL: 5 cr
Spring IIINURS 656 Advanced Leadership Practicum 4 cr NURS 621 Advanced Nursing Roles 3 cr TOTAL: 7 cr
Summer IIINURS 650/651 Thesis / Project 2 cr TOTAL: 2 cr PROGRAM TOTAL 44 cr
New Curriculum Pattern for the Nursing Education Option
Fall Year 1NURS 600 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice 4 cr NURS 633 Rethinking Nursing Education 3 cr Elective 3 cr TOTAL: 10 cr
Spring Year 1NURS 610 Nursing Research 3 cr NURS 609 Applied Statistical Analysis 1 cr NURS 635 Curriculum Issues and Development 3 cr MPH 639 Teaching and Learning Strategies 3 cr TOTAL: 10 cr
Summer Year 1NURS 602 Health Care Policy and Finance 3 cr TOTAL: 3 cr
Fall Year 2NURS 612 Health Care of Rural Communities 3 cr NURS 640 Evaluation Issues and Strategies 3 cr NURS 650/651 Thesis / Project 4 cr TOTAL: 10 cr
Spring Year 2NURS 621 Advanced Nursing Roles 3 cr NURS 647 Advanced Practicum in Nursing Education 6 cr NURS 650/651 Thesis / Project 2 cr TOTAL: 11 cr TOTAL PROGRAM 44 cr
Nursing Education Option
Fall Year 1NURS 600 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice 4 cr NURS 633 Rethinking Nursing Education 3 cr TOTAL: 7 cr
Spring Year 1NURS 610 Nursing Research 3 cr NURS 609 Applied Statistical Analysis in Nursing 1 cr NURS 635 Curriculum Issues and Development 3 cr TOTAL: 7 cr
Summer Year 1 or Summer Year 2NURS 602 Health Care Policy and Finance 3 cr TOTAL: 3 cr
Fall Year 2NURS 612 Health Care of Rural Communities 3 cr NURS 640 Evaluation Issues and Strategies 3 cr TOTAL: 6 cr
Spring Year 2NURS 639 Teaching and Learning Strategies 3 cr Elective 3 cr TOTAL: 6 cr
Fall Year 3NURS 650/651 Thesis / Project 6 cr TOTAL: 6 cr
Spring Year 3NURS 621 Advanced Nursing Roles 3 cr NURS 647 Advanced Practicum in Nursing Education 6 cr TOTAL: 9 cr TOTAL CREDITS 44 cr
New Curriculum Pattern for the FNP Option
Fall INURS 600 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice 4 cr NURS 611 Advanced Health Assessment 5 cr PHARM 645 Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioners 3 cr TOTAL: 12 cr
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Goals of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
• Prepare physical therapists at the post- graduate level who have the skills and attitudes necessary to become productive professionals
* provide entry-point, basic physical therapy skills with minimal supervision
* take responsibility for personal continuing professional growth
* serve as providers of education to peers and the public in the area of physical therapy
* be involved in determining the future development of the profession of physical therapy
* increase the validity of physical therapy services through critically thinking and reading, appropriately applying, and contributing to studies and reports concerning practice validation
• Increase and improve the provision of physical therapy services to encompass the diversity of residents in Idaho and surrounding regions to include currently under-served populations
* provide specific information in the entry level and continuing education programs concerning provision of physical therapy services to these populations
* develop outreach programs to identify the unique physical therapy needs of these populations and the most appropriate means of meeting these needs
• Increase the availability and diversity of continuing education and interdisciplinary collaboration for physical therapists in the state of Idaho and surrounding regions
* be actively involved in programs with a diversity of health care providers
* foster sound relationships with health care agencies to enhance the broad scope of rehabilitation science
• Develop faculty and student basic and applied research and scholarly activities enhancing the understanding and delivery of physical therapy
* identify relevant clinical and academic research problems
* provide consultation and cooperative efforts to support clinical research
* identify funding resources to support research programs
• Strengthen the ability of Idaho State University to offer realistic, relevant, high-quality education programs in health care
* through routine involvement of full-time faculty in university governance
* assist in the development of new professional health care education programs
* assist in the development of strong interdisciplinary health care programs
The graduate entry level program in Physical Therapy is a professional entry level program preparing students for licensure to practice as physical therapists. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program (DPT) was granted accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) in April 2002. The CAPTE requested an additional Progress Report be submitted to further insure compliance with all the standards as noted by the Commission. Prospective students having questions about the program's accreditation status should contact the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education, 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; firstname.lastname@example.org; (703)684-2782 or (703)706-3245.
Requirements for Admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
1. Completion of bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited in the United States or its equivalent from a school in another country. (Must complete degree before onset of classes in PT Program of the Fall Semester in year of acceptance.)
2. Grade point average of 3.0 or above on the equivalent of the most recent four full-time semesters of academic work. The GPA is calculated from upper division courses only. (A minimum of 30 upper division units must be completed when application is made.)
3. Grade point average of 3.0 or above in each prerequisite set of science courses. Please contact the Department of Physical Therapy for clarification.
4. Graduate Record Examination total score of at least 950 in verbal and quantitative and a score of at least 4.5 on the analytical writing section, and no area under 400 pts.
5. At least 80 hours of salaried or voluntary experience in two or more physical therapy practice settings, 40 hours of which must be in acute care (acute hospital setting). Experience must be supervised and documented by licensed physical therapists. This experience must have occurred within the last five years.
6. Three letters of recommendation. Two letters must be from licensed physical therapists under whom the student has obtained hours of experience.
7. Qualified applicants may be invited for a personal interview with physical therapy admissions committee.
Prospective applicants should contact the department for specific descriptions of the above general requirements.
A maximum of 24 students are admitted to the program each year. Classes begin in the Fall Semester of each year. Meeting entry level requirements for admission does not guarantee a seat in the program. Admission is on a competitive basis, and 80% of the seats are offered to Idaho residents. Please contact the Department of Physical Therapy for details.
The curriculum is 3 years in duration and includes 5 clinical affiliations. There are 8 semesters and 2 full-time summer sessions encompassing a total of 100 credits. The clinical affiliations mandate student travel and housing with the usual expenses borne by the student. Out-of-state travel for affiliations is required.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum*
Fall - Semester 1PTOT 512 Professional Communication 3 cr PTOT 513 Physical Therapy Profession 2 cr BIOS 574/574L Human Anatomy - PT emphasis 5 cr BIOS 586/586L Human Systemic Physiology 5 cr PTOT 623 Physical Agents 3 cr PTOT 643 Physical Agents Lab 1 cr Total 19 cr
Spring - Semester 2PTOT 501 Clinical Kinesiology 4 cr PTOT 502 Clinical Neuroscience 5 cr PTOT 605 Clinical Exercise Physiology 4 cr PTOT 620 Clinical Procedures 2 cr PTOT 640 Clinical Procedures Lab 1 cr PTOT 621 Manual Evaluation and Treatment 2 cr PTOT 641 Manual Evaluation and Treatment Lab 1 cr PTOT 618 Practicum Total 20 cr
Summer - Semester 3PTOT 514 Research Methodology 4 cr PTOT 608 Pharmacology for Physical and Occupational Therapists 3 cr PTOT 631 Clinical Affiliation I 2 cr Total 9 cr
Fall - Semester 4PTOT 616 Professional Project 1 cr PTOT 618 Practicum 1 cr PTOT 622 Musculo-Skeletal System Management 4 cr PTOT 642L Musculo-Skeletal System Management Lab 1 cr PTOT 624 Cardiac and Pulmonary System Management 5 cr PTOT 632 Clinical Affiliation II 2 cr Total 14 cr
Spring - Semester 5PTOT 616 Professional Project 1 cr PTOT 619 Practicum 1 cr PTOT 626 Neurological Systems Management 5 cr PTOT 646L Neurological Systems Mgmt Lab 1 cr PTOT 715 Resource Management 4 cr Total 12 cr
Summer - Semester 6PTOT 733 Clinical Affiliation III 4 cr PTOT 648 Graduate Special Topics 1 cr Total 5 cr
Fall - Semester 7Oral & Comprehensive Exams PTOT 616 Professional Project 2 cr PTOT 619 Practicum 1 cr PTOT 725 Multi-Systems Management 4 cr PTOT 727 Geriatric Management 1 cr PTOT 728 Lifespan Development 4 cr Total 12 cr
Spring - Semester 8PTOT 734 Clinical Affiliation IV 4 cr PTOT 735 Clinical Externship 4 cr PTOT 648 Graduate Special Topics 1 cr Total 9 cr TOTAL CREDITS 100 cr *Minor curriculum changes and progression alteration may occur without notice in line with accreditation standards.
Degree and Licensure Requirements
Students receiving the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy must satisfactorily complete all courses in the curriculum, prepare and present study papers on a regular basis, prepare and present a professional project, attend and successfully complete all clinical affiliations, and satisfactorily pass comprehensive oral and written departmental examinations. For state licensure, students must have met the degree requirements and pass the National Board Examinations for Physical Therapy.
The Graduate School and the Department of Physical Therapy requires that an overall GPA of 3.0 be maintained in all graduate course work and all clinical affiliations must be completed with an S (satisfactory) grade. In addition, the Department of Physical Therapy will terminate the graduate program of any student who has received grades of "B- or lower" in more than 6 credits or a maximum of two program courses. Students should consult specific departmental grading policies for specific information.
Master of Occupational Therapy
Goals of the Master of Occupational Therapy Program
• Instill the meaning and use of occupation from the perspectives of science and personal experience
* educate and train students in foundational knowledge to understand occupation, self, and science
* provide opportunities and tools for reflection on the meaning and purpose of occupation
* educate students to prescribe and apply occupation to enhance performance outcomes
* provide students the opportunity to conduct basic and clinical research that is beneficial to the consumer and advances the profession of occupational therapy
• Understand and value the powerful nature of a collaborative therapeutic relationship and its impact on occupational performance
* educate students in the worth and the autonomy of the individual and caregivers
* enable students to value the individual's choices in occupation leading toward improved health and quality of life
* respect life experience and its influence on occupation
* educate students to trust the individual's capability to grow and reach his/her optimal occupational performance goals
• Prepare students to lead and develop occupation-based practice in diverse settings including environmental management, rural health, and the community
* encourage students to value and understand how the environment enhances occupational performance
* teach students the skills to promote home and community as a natural environment for occupation-based practice
* facilitate professional collaboration among students, faculty and practitioners in the rural community for the benefit of the citizens of Idaho and the intermountain region
The graduate entry level program in Occupational Therapy is a professional entry level program preparing students for licensure to practice as occupational therapists. The following information provides the specific requirements for applying to the ISU Occupational Therapy (OT) Program.
Occupational therapy is a profession that uses occupation to promote well-being and health among people of all ages and abilities. Occupations are goal-directed, meaningful pursuits that occupy a person's time each day. Occupations include work and productive activities, self care or care of others, and leisure/recreational activities. Occupational therapists adapt the environment, tasks, or techniques to meet individual needs while helping each client develop new skills necessary to function productively. Occupational therapists view every aspect of a client's life as important to his/her health.
Occupational therapy seeks to improve the quality of life for individuals who are at risk for physical, cognitive, mental or psychosocial impairments. Demand for occupational therapy will increase to address the needs of a growing population of aging adults, children with developmental disabilities and those who struggle with traumatic injuries and illness. When one experiences physical or mental illness or injury, it is the job of the occupational therapist to help the individual return to work, family roles and satisfying life.
The curative nature of occupational therapy is extremely broad and requires individuals with an interest in the complexity of humanity and occupations. One also needs an ability to think critically and creatively and be able to address occupational performance problems resulting from disease, trauma and mental illness. To be well prepared, a student must enter the profession with a foundation in the liberal arts, biological, physical, and social sciences.
Admission into the Occupational Therapy Program
Students can be admitted into the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program through the normal Graduate School admission procedures. They must also meet the prescribed prerequisite course requirements. Students may also have the option of early pre-professional entry into the program through the established guidelines of the Bachelors of University Studies (BUS) program. The BUS is an interdisciplinary degree designed for students whose career and educational goals are not met by traditional degrees offered at Idaho State University.
During the first three years, the student develops a course of study that will meet the student's interests, University degree requirements and Occupational Therapy Program prerequisites admission requirements. The student can apply to the BUS program during his/her junior year. With successful completion of the first professional year in the OT program, the student will receive a Bachelor of University Studies and will continue directly into the MOT program over the next two years. The combination of the BUS degree with the MOT degree program creates a seamless entry into the occupational therapy profession, ensuring that all prerequisites in social, physical and biological sciences are completed in a timely manner. For further information on the BUS and Occupational Therapy program, contact the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy at (208) 282-4095.
The ISU Master of Occupational Therapy Program received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in December 2000. ACOTE can be contacted at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220 or by telephone at (301) 652-AOTA. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. In addition, the OT program requires that all occupational therapy students complete Level II Fieldwork within 12 months following the completion of academic component of the program.
Students receiving the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree must satisfactorily complete all courses in the curriculum with a minimum of 3.0 GPA, prepare and present academic study papers on a regular basis, prepare and present a professional project or case study, successfully complete all Fieldwork I and II clinical affiliations, and satisfactorily pass both oral and written comprehensive examinations.
Once the student has completed the degree requirements, they are eligible to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination. Students are required to complete Level II Fieldwork within 12 months of completing the academic component of the program. Students convicted of a felony may not be able to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
Requirements for Admission to the Master of Occupational Therapy Program
1. Applicants must complete a bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited in the U.S. or its equivalent from a school in another country. This degree may be in progress during the application process but must be completed prior to beginning OT courses in the Fall semester.
2. All applicants applying to the OT Program must also apply for admission to ISU through the Office of Graduate Studies. General admissions requirements are explained in the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. PLEASE NOTE: Some of the requirements for admission into the OT Program are higher than the general requirements for admission to Graduate Studies.
3. Applicants must have a minimum of an earned grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 over all upper division course work to apply to the OT Program. A minimum of 25 upper division credits must be completed, or in progress, by January of the year of admission for applications to be considered. Applicants with advanced degrees may use the most recent upper division or graduate credits completed.
4. Applicant must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The scores on the GRE must meet the following requirements:
a) total combined raw score must be at least 950 in verbal and quantitative sections and at least 400 in each
b) a score of 4.5 in the analytical writing section
Applicants with scores lower than the requirements may not be considered. The scores of the GRE must be received by the ISU Office of Graduate Studies by the application deadline (December 15) for an application to be considered.
5. Applicants must complete specific prerequisites courses with a GPA of 3.0 in each of the specified categories. Prerequisite course work in anatomy and physiology must be completed within the last five (5) years. Prerequisite course work that is ten (10) years or older may not be acceptable for admission unless approved by the Department Admissions Committee prior to application. An applicant with more than five (5) prerequisite courses in progress or planned for the spring/summer semesters may not be considered for admission. Please contact the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy for specific information on the prerequisite course work.
6. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and exposure to the occupational therapy profession. All of the required experience must be completed PRIOR to applying to the ISU OT Program. All of the experience must be completed under the direct supervision of a practicing occupational therapist or health service care provider and must have occurred within the last FIVE years. A total of 80 hours of experience is required and must be completed in a minimum of two different occupational therapy practices.
Half of the hours must be completed in an acute care or rehabilitation hospital under the supervision of an occupational therapist. The other half of the hours must be completed in a community mental health setting, development center, hospice, or school setting under the supervision of a health service care provider. These may not be the hours obtained in the same facility used for the acute care hours.
7. Each applicant must submit three letters of reference with the application. Two of the letters must be from Occupational Therapist who directly supervised your volunteer or aide experience(s). Please contact the ISU OT Program for additional information.
The curriculum is 3 years in duration and includes 4 clinical affiliations. There are 6 semesters and 2 full-time summer sessions encompassing a total of at least 83 credits. Please contact the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy for additional information regarding clinical affiliations.
Master of Occupational Therapy Curriculum
Fall I- Semester 1BIOS g474 Human Anatomy 5 cr BIOS g486 Human Systemic Physiology 5 cr PTOT g412 Professional Communication 3 cr PTOT g413 Occupational Therapy Profession 3 cr Total 16 cr
Spring I- Semester 2PTOT g401 Clinical Kinesiology & Biomechanics 4 cr PTOT g402 Clinical Neuroscience 5 cr PTOT g421 Self-Exploration in OT 3 cr PTOT g422 Occupational Performance 3 cr PTOT g442 Occupational Performance Lab 1 cr Total 16 cr
Summer I - Semester 3PTOT 514 Research Methodology 4 cr PTOT 531 Clinical Affiliation I (6 weeks) 1 cr Total 5 cr
Fall II- Semester 4PTOT 616 Professional Project 1 cr PTOT 532 Clinical Affiliation II (2 weeks) 1 cr PTOT 525 Psychosocial Function in OT 3 cr PTOT 545 Psychosocial Function in OT Lab 1 cr PTOT 524 Physical Function in OT 4 cr PTOT 544 Physical Function in OT Lab 1 cr Total 11 cr
Spring II- Semester 5PTOT 515 Service Delivery of OT 4 cr PTOT 616 Professional Project 1 cr PTOT 518 Practicum 1 cr PTOT 523 Therapeutic Use of Self 2 cr PTOT 526 Neurological Function in OT 5 cr PTOT 546 Neurological Function in OT Lab 1 cr Total 14 cr
Summer II- Semester 6PTOT 533 Clinical Affiliation III 6 cr
Fall III- Semester 7PTOT 616 Professional Project 1 cr PTOT 528 Occupation Children and Adolescents 4 cr PTOT 548 Occupation Children and Adolescents Lab 1 cr PTOT 519 Practicum 1 cr PTOT 527 OT & Environmental Management 3 cr PTOT 547 OT & Environmental Management Lab 1 cr Total 11 cr
Spring III- Semester 8PTOT 616 Professional Project 1 cr PTOT 534 Clinical Affiliation IV 6 cr PTOT 648 Graduate Special Topics 2 cr Total 9 cr TOTAL 88 cr
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Graduate Courses
PTOT g401 Clinical Kinesiology and Biomechanics 4 credits. Analysis of normal and pathological human movement in joints, posture, gait, and the vertebral column. Application of movements to therapeutic interventions is emphasized. PREREQ: BIOS g474.
PTOT g402 Clinical Neuroscience 5 credits. Study of structure and function of the human nervous system at the cellular and systemic levels. Specific application to clinical management of neurological problems and pathology. PREREQ: BIOS g474, BIOS g486.
PTOT g412 Professional Communication 3 credits. Introduction to standard forms of professional communication within physical and occupational therapy and among health care professions. Medical terminology, occupational therapy records, and interdisciplinary communication will be emphasized.
PTOT g413 Occupational Therapy Profession 3 credits. Historical overview of occupational therapy in health care, education and psychosocial settings. Occupational therapy process, rural human service delivery system, professionalism, ethics, and legal issues will be examined.
PTOT g421 Self-exploration in Occupation 3 credits. Focus on self-exploration in occupation and purposeful activity. Self-evaluation in occupational performance areas, components, and context. The student will complete a self-development plan in occupation.
PTOT g422 Occupational Performance 3 credits. Person/occupation/environment interactions are examined from the perspective of multiple theories and models that analyze typical occupations and address performance dysfunctions. PREREQ: PTOT g413, PTOT g421. COREQ: PTOT g442
PTOT g442 Occupational Performance Laboratory 1 credit. Introduction to and practice using occupation focused evaluation tools and methodologies used in analyzing, evaluating, and categorizing occupational performance. COREQ: PTOT g422.
PTOT 514 Research Methodology 4 credits. Application of principles of research design in the biological, psychological and social sciences. Clinical and laboratory research in occupational and physical therapy are emphasized. Preparation for professional project. PREREQ: STATISTICS, PTOT g413, PTOT g422, PTOT 613.
PTOT 515 Service Delivery of Occupational Therapy 4 credits. Application of theoretical concepts of management to the delivery of occupational therapy services. Development, implementation and outcome evaluation of community-based service delivery systems will be emphasized. PREREQ: PTOT g422, PTOT 532.
PTOT 518 Practicum 1-3 credits. Clinical experience in the on-campus clinic or in the community under the direction and supervision of faculty. Current issues in management and administration of practice within interdisciplinary teams are discussed. PREREQ: PTOT 532.
PTOT 519 Practicum 1-3 credits. Advanced experience in the on-campus clinic or community practice under the direction and supervision of faculty. Current issues in management and administration of clinical practice within interdisciplinary teams are discussed. PREREQ: PTOT 533.
PTOT 523 Therapeutic Use of Self in Occupation 2 credits. Survey of historical and philosophical perspective of the therapeutic relationship and its development and implementation with individuals and groups with psychosocial dysfunction. PREREQ: PTOT g421.
PTOT 524 Physical Function in Occupation Performance 4 credits. The study of theory and application of occupational performance addressing function. Overview of evaluation and treatment of physical and psychosocial function in rehabilitation and orthopedic management. PREREQ: PTOT g401, PTOT g402.
PTOT 525 Psychosocial Function in Occupation 3 credits. Theory, evaluation and intervention techniques in occupational therapy across the lifespan for persons with psychosocial dysfunction in different treatment settings. PREREQ: PTOT g422. COREQ: PTOT 545.
PTOT 526 Neurological Function in Occupation 5 credits. Occupational therapy management of clients with neurological trauma, degenerative disorders, central and peripheral neural and neuromuscular dysfunction. Overview of rehabilitation approach to evaluation and treatment. PREREQ: PTOT g402, PTOT 524. COREQ: PTOT 546.
PTOT 527 Occupation and Environmental Management 3 credits. The study and application of occupational therapy in managing environmental factors that restore function and decrease disability. PREREQ: PTOT g422, PTOT 526. COREQ: PTOT 547
PTOT 528 Occupation with Children and Adolescents 4 credits. Study of occupational therapy evaluations and interventions for children and adolescents who have disabling conditions that cause occupational performance problems. PREREQ: PTOT 526. COREQ: PTOT 548.
PTOT 531 Clinical Affiliation I (Fieldwork I) 1 credit. Fieldwork opportunities to observe occupational performance of persons served by local institutional or community-based health, education, and human service organizations. PREREQ: PTOT g422, PTOT g442.
PTOT 532 Clinical Affiliation II (Fieldwork I) 1 credit. Fieldwork experiences focusing on evaluation of occupational performance dysfunction and interventions with persons served by local institutional or community-based health, educational, and human service organizations. PREREQ: PTOT 531.
PTOT 533 Clinical Affiliation III (Fieldwork II) 6 credits. An in-depth clinical fieldwork with clients having physical, psychosocial, neurological, and/or multisystem impairments/disabilities in a facility-based setting such as a hospital or rehabilitation center. PREREQ: PTOT 532.
PTOT 534 Clinical Affiliation IV (Fieldwork II) 6 credits. An in-depth clinical fieldwork with clients having physical, psychosocial, neurological, educational or health impairments/disabilities in community-based settings. PREREQ: PTOT 533.
PTOT 544 Physical Function in Occupation Laboratory 1 credit. Laboratory exercise designed to apply evaluation and treatment techniques used in physical and psychosocial occupational performance approach. COREQ: PTOT 524
PTOT 545 Psychosocial Function in Occupation Laboratory 1 credit. Laboratory exercise designed to apply evaluation and treatment techniques in the management of psychosocial dysfunction to optimal function. The laboratory develops preclinical competency in psychosocial function across the lifespan. COREQ: PTOT 525.
PTOT 546 Neurological Function in Occupation Laboratory 1 credit. Designed to apply evaluation and treatment techniques to promote adaptation and optimal function. The laboratory serves to develop preclinical competency in the management of neurological disorders. COREQ: PTOT 526.
PTOT 547 Occupation and Environmental Management Laboratory 1 credit. Application of environmental modifications and adaptations within work, self care and recreational environments. Development, implementation and evaluation of environmental modifications to improve occupational performance. COREQ: PTOT 527.
PTOT 548 Occupation with Children and Adolescents Laboratory 1 credit. Laboratory exercise designed to apply evaluation and treatment techniques for children and adolescents specific to occupational performance dysfunction, adaptation and optimal function. COREQ: PTOT 528.
PTOT 605 Clinical Exercise Physiology 4 credits. Study of physiological response to specific exercise regimes in the rehabilitation of various patient types. PREREQ: BIOS 574, BIOS 586.
PTOT 608 Applied Pharmacology for Physical and Occupational Therapists 3 credits. Study of the major drug groups, therapeutic implications and side effects. Musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, connective tissue and nervous system disorders are emphasized. PREREQ: BIOS g474, BIOS g486, PTOT g402
PTOT 613 Physical Therapy Profession 2 credits. Survey of current status of the physical therapy profession in health care systems. Professionalism, ethics, legal issues, validation of practice. Future projections and historical perspective.
PTOT 616 Professional Project 1-2 credits. Individual in-depth study of treatment, administrative or education problem in physical or occupational therapy. Preparation and public presentation of a publishable is required. Repeatable to 6 credits. PREREQ: PTOT 514. Graded S/U.
PTOT 618 Practicum 1-3 credits. Supervised clinical experience in physical therapy. PREREQ: PTOT 621, PTOT 641.
PTOT 619 Practicum 1-3 credits. Supervised clinical experience in physical therapy. PREREQ: PTOT 618.
PTOT 620 Clinical Procedures 2 credits. Study and practice of theory and application of basic techniques of patient evaluation, handling, and treatment in physical therapy. COREQ: PTOT 501.
PTOT 621 Manual Evaluation and Treatment 2 credits. Study and practice of theory and application of basic manual techniques of patient evaluation, handling and treatment in physical therapy. PTOT 620
PTOT 622 Musculo-Skeletal System Management I 4 credits. Physical therapy evaluation, treatment, and management of patients with muscle, skeletal, and connective tissue problems. Overview of orthopedic pathology. PREREQ: BIOS 574,BIOS 586, PTOT 621, PTOT 601, PTOT 621. COREQ: PTOT 608
PTOT 623 Physical Agents 3 credits. Study and practice of theory and application of the therapeutic uses of physical agents and electromagnetic energy in physical therapy. PREREQ: PTOT 620, PTOT 640.
PTOT 624 Cardiac and Pulmonary Systems Management 5 credits. Physical therapy management of persons with dysfunction of the cardiac and/or pulmonary systems and related pathologies. Management by other health professional team members. PREREQ: BIOS 586, PTOT 605.
PTOT 626 Neurological Systems Management 5 credits. Physical therapy management of patients with central and peripheral neural and neuromuscular dysfunction. Survey of management by other health professionals. PREREQ: PTOT 502, PTOT 605.
PTOT 631 Clinical Affiliation I 2 credits. Application of physical therapy manual evaluation and treatment skills in acute and rehabilitation settings. PREREQ: BIOS 574, BIOS 586, PTOT 601, PTOT 621. Graded S/U.
PTOT 632 Clinical Affiliation II 2 credits. Clinical management practicum related to orthopedics, sports medicine, and/or cardiopulmonary problems. PREREQ: PTOT 622, PTOT 623, PTPT 624, PTOT 631. Graded S/U.
PTOT 640 Clinical Procedures Lab 1 credit. Laboratory exercises designed to practice and enhance overall skills in the initial evaluation and treatment of patients. COREQ: PTOT 620.
PTOT 641 Manual Evaluation and Treatment Lab 1 credit. Laboratory exercises designed to introduce basic theoretic and applied concepts and skills of patient handling, evaluation and modalities. COREQ: PTOT 621.
PTOT 642 Musculo-Skeletal System Management Lab 1 credit. Designed to develop preclinical competency in the evaluation, treatment, and management of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Emphasis on the trunk and lower extremities. COREQ: PTOT 622.
PTOT 643 Physical Agents Laboratory 1 credit. Designed to develop clinical competence in the use of physical agents in the treatment of patients with specific pathologies. PREREQ: PTOT 620, PTOT 640. COREQ: PTOT 623
PTOT 646 Neurological Systems Management Lab 1 credit. Designed to develop preclinical competency in the evaluation, treatment, and management of the patient with neurological disorders including stroke, spinal cord injury, degenerative disease. COREQ: PTOT 626.
PTOT 648 Graduate Special Topics 1-3 credits. Individual or group critical analysis and study of a specific area of physical therapy patient management, administration, or research. PREREQ: 2ND-YEAR STUDENTS, AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PTOT 715 Physical Therapy Resource Management 4 credits. Application of business and health care administration principles to the practice of physical therapy; resource management strategies with emphasis on rural health care delivery. PREREQ: PTOT 612, PTOT 613, PTOT 621, PTOT 632.
PTOT 725 Multi-Systems Management 5 credits. Physical therapy management of persons with problems affecting multiple systems; burns, wounds, amputations, neoplasms, metabolic disorders. PREREQ: PTOT 621, PTOT 622, PTOT 623, PTOT 624.
PTOT 727 Geriatric Management 1 credit. Examination, evaluation and treatment of the elderly population with emphasis on the management of normal and pathological conditions. PREREQ: PTOT 626, PTOT 646. COREQ: PTOT 728.
PTOT 728 Lifespan Development 4 credits. Normal and abnormal development of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary systems; cognitive/perceptual and psychosocial behavior associated with life through adolescence. Evaluation, program planning and treatment strategies are introduced. PREREQ: BIOS 574, BIOS 586.
PTOT 733 Clinical Affiliation III 4 credits. Clinical management practicum related to patients with orthopedic, neurological, and multisystem problems. PREREQ: PTOT 615, PTOT 626/PTOT 646, AND PTOT 632. Graded S/U.
PTOT 734 Clinical Affiliation IV 4 credits. Clinical management practicum related to patients with orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary, pediatric, and multisystem problems. PREREQ: PTOT 633. Graded S/U.
PTOT 735 Clinical Externship 4 credits. Clinical management experiences related to patient care, administration, or research in a variety of practice environments. PREREQ: PTOT 734. Graded S/U.
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Chair and Program Director Schroeder
Medical Director McClusky
Assistant Professors: Bunnage, Jones, Phelps, Whitaker
Graduates of the ISU PA Program will, using appropriate evidence-based principles, achieve the following objectives:
1. History: Elicit an appropriate complete, interval or acute history from any patient in any setting.
2. Physical Examination: Perform complete and focused physical examination on a patient of any age, gender, or condition in any setting.
3. Diagnostic Studies: Identify, order, perform and interpret, cost-effective, diagnostic procedures, based on a history and physical examination findings, and assist the physician with other diagnostic procedures as directed.
4. Clinical Knowledge: Explain the etiology, diagnosis, and management options of health problems within the scope of PA practice.
5. Differential Diagnosis: Develop an evidence-based differential diagnosis and diagnostic impression considering the subjective and objective data obtained.
6. Therapeutics: Identify, perform, and order cost effective pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapeutic modalities and assist the physician with other therapeutic modalities.
7. Emergency Skills: Recognize and manage life-threatening conditions jointly with, and in the absence of, the physician.
8. Health Promotion/Disease Prevention: Recognize, develop and implement effective strategies for incorporating health promotion/disease prevention into clinical practice.
9. Patient Education: Develop and implement effective patient education strategies for any patient in any setting.
10. Research: Apply evidence-based medical research methodologies to clinical practice.
11. Cultural Competence: Demonstrate an understanding that cultural dimensions of health and illness are essential to effective patient care.
12. Ethics: Act consistently with the Code of Ethics of the PA Profession.
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Physician Assistants (PAs) are academically and clinically prepared to provide healthcare services, including the diagnosis and treatment of disease, with the direction and supervision of a doctor of medicine or osteopathy. The physician-PA team relationship is fundamental to the PA profession and enhances the delivery of high quality health care. PAs make clinical decisions and provide a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and health maintenance services. The clinical role of PAs includes primary and specialty care in all medical and surgical practice settings. PA practice is centered on patient care and may include educational, research, and administrative activities.
The role of the PA demands intelligence, sound judgment, intellectual honesty, appropriate interpersonal skills, and the capacity to react to emergencies in a calm and reasoned manner. An attitude of respect for self and others, adherence to the concepts of privilege and confidentiality in communicating with patients, and a commitment to the patient's welfare are essential attributes of the graduate PA.
The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Idaho State University awards the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree and a PA certificate upon successful completion of its 24-month graduate curriculum. A new class of students is enrolled each fall semester. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education of Physician Assistants, Inc. (ARC-PA). Graduates of this program are eligible to take the NCCPA's Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE).
The mission of the Idaho State University master's-level Physician Assistant program is to:
Curriculum - Provide a quality graduate medical education that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving, is technologically enhanced, research oriented, and evidence-based, with strength in both the basic and clinical medical sciences.
Students - Seek a culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse student body which will demonstrate the finest attributes of professional health care practitioners, including intellectual curiosity, insight, maturity, ethical behavior, critical thinking, empathy, strong interpersonal skills, a service orientation, and a commitment to evidence-based practice, research and livelong learning.
Faculty - Employ, develop and maintain outstanding faculty who are appropriate in expertise and number to the needs of the program, represent the diversity of the nation, are student-centered and committed to the educational needs of the students as well as excellence in teaching, scholarly research, service, and continuing clinical competence.
Affiliations - Establish and maintain, for the educational benefit of program students, clinical, education, and other relationships with the medical community and other individuals and organizations that seek to enhance health care to rural and other medically underserved populations of the State, region, and beyond.
Service - Nurture in students a sensitivity to the needs of others and a desire and willingness to provide service of the highest quality, in the most caring manner, to all people, especially to those individuals and groups that are medically underserved, regardless of biological, social, political, economic, religious, or other status.
1. A baccalaureate degree (received prior to matriculation in the PA Program)
2. A completed CASPA (Central Application Service for Physician Assistants) application (see CASPA) Deadline: December 31
3. A completed ISU Graduate Application with GRE scores. Fee due at time of application. Deadline: December 31
4. TOEFL scores for students whose native language is not English. A minimum score of 550 is required. Deadline: December 31
Required Prerequisite Courses
To be considered for admission, the applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for the following required prerequisite courses.
All prerequisite courses must be completed at a regionally accredited institute of higher learning in the United States.
Science courses 10 years or older are not accepted as prerequisite course work.
Exceptions are at the discretion of the Program.
3. Human anatomy (or as part of a two semester combined anatomy and physiology course)
4. Human physiology (or as part of a two semester combined anatomy and physiology course)
5. Abnormal psychology, or developmental psychology throughout the life span
6. Statistics (math or social science)
7. Computer literacy, either through course work or experience. Computer literacy includes basic understanding of the operation of computer systems and applications such as word processing, file management, spreadsheets, and the use of the Internet.
• Upper level biology courses such as advanced anatomy, advanced human physiology, immunology, genetics, endocrinology
• Other health-related courses from department such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, health education, gender studies
Additional considerations for admission include:
• Work and health care experience
• Evidence of the ability to achieve academic success in a rigorous academic program
• Interpersonal skills and the ability to relate effectively with patients, peers and at a professional level
• Evidence of a desire to practice primary care in Idaho, particularly among the medically underserved
STEP ONE - Deadline: December 31
ISU PA Program participates in the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). Applicant official transcripts must be sent to CASPA. Letters of Recommendation must also be sent to CASPA. CASPA requires a fee to be paid at the time of application.
Note: The CASPA application is a separate application from the ISU Graduate School application. Go to www.caspaonline.org for the application and more information about the application process and fees.
P.O. Box 70958
Chevy Chase, MD 20813-0958
STEP TWO - Deadline: December 31
Idaho State University requires applicants to apply to the Graduate School. Applicant GRE scores must be sent to the Graduate School. Official transcripts must also be sent to the Graduate School. The Graduate School requires a fee to be paid at the time of application.
Note: The Graduate School application is a separate application from the CASPA application. Go to www.isu.edu/departments/graduate/admit.html for the application and more information about the application process.
Idaho State University
Campus Box 8075
Pocatello, ID 83209-8075
The graduate curriculum is 24 months in length, divided into 12 months of didactic and 12 months of clinical education. Each class progresses through the curriculum as a cadre. There is no part-time option.
The didactic curriculum is comprised of foundation courses in the fall semester, followed by modules in the spring semester and summer session that provide an immersion experience in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases commonly encountered in primary care medicine.
Students are required to attend and participate in all program courses, clinical experiences, and other academic activities. Physical examination instruction requires mastery of the examination of the entire human body in all age groups.
A complete list of technical standards covering essential capacities for observation, communication, sensory and motor function, intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative abilities, behavioral and social attributes, and other student performance requirements is available from the program.
Fall SemesterBIOS g429 Regional Anatomy and Histology 4 cr BIOS 464 Lectures in Human Physiology 3 cr BIOS g463 Human Pathophysiology 4 cr PAS 601 Intro to Physician Assistant 2 cr PAS 602 Research Methods 2 cr PAS 603 Clinical Assessment 3 cr PAS 604 Pharmacology 1 cr Total Credits 19 cr
Spring SemesterPAS 630 Allergy/Immunology Module 1 cr PAS 631 Infectious Disease Module 2 cr PAS 632 Hematology/Oncology Module 1 cr PAS 633 Endrocrinology Module 1 cr PAS 634 Renal Module 1 cr PAS 635 Pulmonary Module 2 cr PAS 636 Cardiology Module 2 cr PAS 637 Gastroenterology Module 1 cr PAS 638 ENT Module 1 cr PAS 639 Dermatology Module 1 cr PAS 640 Rheumatology Module 1 cr PAS 641 Orthopedics Module 1 cr PAS 642 Psychiatry Module 1 cr Total Credits 16 cr
Summer SemesterPAS 645 Ophthalmology Module 1 cr PAS 646 Neurology Module 2 cr PAS 647 Human Sexuality Module 1 cr PAS 648 Women's Health Module 1 cr PAS 649 Men's Health/Urology Module 1 cr PAS 650 Obstetrics/Perinatology Module 1 cr PAS 651 Pediatrics Module 2 cr PAS 652 Geriatrics Module 1 cr PAS 653 Surgery Module 2 cr PAS 654 Emergency Medicine Module 2 cr PAS 655 Occupational Medicine Module 1 cr PAS 656 Alternative Medicine Module 1 cr Total Credits 16 cr
Fall SemesterPAS 660 Clinical Rotation I 12 cr Supervised clinical practicum in primary care and/or specialty care in medical practice settings
Spring SemesterPAS 661 Clinical Rotation II 12 cr Supervised clinical practicum in primary care and/or specialty care in medical settings
Summer SemesterPAS 662 Clinical Rotation III 10 cr Supervised clinical practicum in primary care and/or specialty care in medical practice settings PAS 663 Masters Project in Physician Assistant Studies 2 cr An evidence-based medical case study, completed under the direction of the program faculty. A written report and or explication of the case study is required.
Physician Assistant Studies Graduate Courses
PAS 601 Introduction to Physician Assistant 2.0 credits. Provides an introduction to the physician assistant profession, health promotion/disease prevention, medical ethics, medical imaging, laboratory medicine, and medical decision-making.
PAS 602 Research Methods 2.0 credits. Emphasizes techniques in research design, data measurement and interpretation, and evidence-based medicine (EBM), including critical analysis of the medical literature, meta-analysis of clinical research, and application of EBM to patient care.
PAS 603 Clinical Assessment 3.0 credits. Provides an introduction to medical interviewing and techniques for performing and recording a complete medical history and physical examination.
PAS 604 Pharmacology 1.0 credit. An introduction to foundational concepts of therapeutic pharmacology, with emphasis on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
PAS 630 - 656 Module Course Description. Credit varies for each module. Lectures, laboratory practicum, problem-based learning, small group discussions, research methods, evidence-based medicine, and service learning are integrated to provide an immersion experience in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases commonly encountered in primary care medicine. Modules have the following content areas which are tailored to the specific module:Clinical Anatomy
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
PA Role and Issues
Ethics and Law
PAS 660 Clinical Rotation I 12 credits. Supervised clinical practicum in primary care and/or specialty medical practice settings. PREREQ: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ALL PAS DIDACTIC YEAR REQUIREMENTS.
PAS 661 Clinical Rotation II 12 credits. Supervised clinical practicum in primary care and/or specialty medical practice settings. PREREQ: PAS 660.
PAS 662 Clinical Rotation III 10 credits. Supervised clinical practicum in primary care and/or specialty medical practice settings. PREREQ: PAS 661.
PAS 663 Masters Project in PAS 2 credits. An evidence-based medical case study, completed under the direction of program faculty. A written report and oral explication of the case study are required. Graded S/U.
Family Practice Residency Program
The Idaho State University Family Practice Residency is a postgraduate training program for physicians who have an M.D. or D.O. degree. The program has affiliations with the medical schools of the University of Utah and the University of Washington and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The Family Medicine Clinic, located on the ISU campus, is the outpatient training site with hospital rotations at Bannock Regional Medical Center and Pocatello Regional Medical Center. The Residency will accept five residents per year into its three-year program.
The program is geared to produce well trained Family Physicians to practice in rural Idaho. The curriculum includes family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, emergency medicine, community medicine, behavioral science, rural medicine, orthopedics and other subspecialities. The program is designed to support each individual resident's personal as well as professional growth.
For more information, please contact:Family Practice Residency Program
465 Memorial Drive
Idaho State University
Campus Box 8357
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
First Year12 weeks Internal Medicine
12 weeks Pediatrics (Inpatient)
12 weeks Obstetrics
8 weeks General Surgery
4 weeks Emergency Medicine
2 weeks Family Practice Center
Second Year12 weeks Internal Medicine
8 weeks Pediatric (Outpatient)
4 weeks Geriatrics
4 weeks Gynecology
8 weeks Rural Rotations
8 weeks Emergency Medicine
2 weeks Community Medicine
2 weeks Psychology
4 weeks Electives
Third Year16 weeks Internal Medicine (Chief Resident)
2 weeks ENT
2 weeks Urology
2 weeks Ophthalmology
2 weeks Dermatology
6 weeks Orthopedics
2 weeks Sports Medicine
4 weeks Rural Rotations
2 weeks Research
12 weeks Electives
|IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY
Revised: August 2004