Linda Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D., Dean
Delane Kritsky, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Graduate-level preparation for (1) counselors who seek employment in schools, universities, community mental health, and various other settings, 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 Education, Educational Specialist, and Master of Counseling. Majors are available in Counselor Education and Counseling (Ed.D.); Counseling (Ed.S.); Mental Health Counseling (M.Coun.); School Counseling (M.Coun.); and Student Affairs and College Counseling (M.Coun.).
The programs for preparation of school counselors are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (1996) and NASDTEC (1996).
The Master of Counseling and Doctor of Education counselor education programs are approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs through June 30, 2002.
Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Counseling
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is the highest university award given in recognition of completion of academic preparation for professional practice in counseling (whereas the Doctor of Philosophy is awarded for preparation for research in a given discipline). While research is an important part of the Doctor of Education program, 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.
Recipients of the Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Counseling must have demonstrated the ability to provide individual and group counseling, supervision and training 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 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:
Masters 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:
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 College of Health Professions and a fifth member appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School.
After the doctoral student has been admitted to degree candidacy and at least one semester before graduation, each student must pass a comprehensive examination. The examination will address information in the coursework required in the doctoral program, counselor educational professional issues, and specific areas identified by the candidate's committee.
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 bachelors degree, each candidate must complete the equivalent of ten semesters of graduate study including the masters 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 masters 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.
COUN 701 Advanced Statistics 3 cr COUN 702 Advanced Research and Experimental Design 3 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 Doctoral Seminar (may be repeated up to 4 credits) 1 cr COUN 848 Doctoral Practicum in Counseling 3-6 cr COUN 849 Doctoral Internship 1-18 cr COUN 850 Dissertation 1-12 cr Suggested Electives COUN 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 masters 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 hold a masters degree in counseling, submit three (3) letters of recommendation, and be interviewed by the Department of Counseling Admissions Committee.
Admission to Ed.S. Candidacy
To be considered for degree candidacy, the student must have prepared a program approved by two graduate faculty members and be approved by a majority of the members of the Counseling graduate faculty. Before admission to degree candidacy, the student must have completed 12 credits of the proposed program.
The student must complete 64 credit hours of course work (including the masters degree) and a specialist paper. All post-masters degree course work must be taken from members of the ISU graduate faculty or be approved in advance by the Counseling graduate faculty. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 (B) is required over all course work taken in the Ed.S. program. An oral examination which will cover the specialist paper and other relevant topics is required.
At the post-masters degree Ed.S. level, all course work must be in Counseling-related areas and must include at least 3 credits of counseling practicum or counseling internship.
Educational Specialist Paper
The specialist paper in Counseling is viewed as a scholarly work agreed upon by the student and his/her two graduate faculty committee members. This paper may be either research or non-research oriented, but should reflect an issue of concern to practicing counselors, and thus it would tend to be of a practical nature as it relates to a specific problem in the field.
The paper should be written following the American Psychological Association Style Manual and completed and given to the examination committee a minimum of two weeks prior to the final oral examination.
All requirements for the Ed.S. must be completed within a period of five years from the date of completion of the first post-masters degree course to be applied toward the degree.
Requirements for Admission to Masters Degree Study
Application forms will be mailed only from August 1 - January 1. Applications are accepted from December 1 - February 15. Selection of candidates for on-campus interviews will be announced by March 1. Notification of successful candidates for admissions and alternates will be announced by 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 the 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 Graduate Studies.
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 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 620, 621, 626, 627 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 Mental Health Counseling, School
Counseling, or Student Affairs and College 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 bachelors degree. For the School Counseling and Student Affairs and College Counseling majors, a minimum of 48 semester hours must be completed in the Core and Major Course Requirements. For the Mental Health Counseling major, a minimum of 60 semester hours must be completed in the Core and Major Course Requirements.
Core Course Requirements
COUN 610 Statistical Assessment 3 cr COUN 611 Research and Evaluation 2 cr COUN 612 Psychological Testing for Counselors 2 cr COUN 620 Masters Seminar in Counseling 1 cr COUN 621 Counseling Ethics 1 cr COUN 622 Developmental Theories for Counselors 1 cr COUN 623 Lifestyle and Career Development 2 cr COUN 624 Cultural Counseling 2 cr COUN 625 Consulting for Counselors 1 cr COUN 626 Prepracticum Counseling Techniques 3 cr COUN 627 Theories of Counseling 3 cr COUN 676 Small Group Activity 1 cr COUN 677 Group Counseling Techniques 3 cr Major Course Requirements: Major in Mental Health Counseling COUN 670 Theories of Couples Counseling 2 cr COUN 674 Theories of Family Counseling 3 cr COUN 690 Mental Health Counseling 3 cr COUN 694 Psychodiagnosis and Psychotropic Drugs 3 cr COUN 697 Practicum in Counseling (mental health setting) 3 cr COUN 698 Advanced Practicum in Counseling (mental health setting) 3 cr COUN 699 Internship in Counseling (mental health setting) 14 cr Major in School Counseling COUN 640 School Counseling Services 2 cr COUN 641 Elementary School Counseling 1 cr OR COUN 642 Secondary School Counseling 1 cr COUN 644 Special Issues in School Counseling 1 cr COUN 674 Theories of Family Counseling 3 cr COUN 697 Practicum in Counseling (school setting) 3 cr COUN 698 Advanced Practicum in Counseling (school setting) 3 cr COUN 699 Internship in Counseling (school setting) 9 cr Major in Student Affairs and College Counseling COUN 680 Development of Student Affairs Practice 1 cr COUN 681 Student Services and College Counseling 2 cr COUN 682 Student Development and the College Environment 2 cr COUN 683 The Administration of Student Affairs Practice 1 cr COUN 697 Practicum in Counseling (student affairs site) 3 cr COUN 699 Internship in Counseling (students affairs site) 12 cr
Requirements for the Idaho Counseling License
The Idaho Counseling License requirements include: 1) Masters degree in a counseling major (any one of the three 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).
Family Centered Practice Certificate Program
This program is an interdisciplinary offering focused on family systems in which the person completing the program is awarded a certificate in recognition that the student is a specialist in family interventions. The program is designed primarily for the experienced worker in the social services fields who holds at least a bachelors degree in social work or a closely related field. The program is designed for the working professional, but does not exclude students from closely related fields who desire training in this specialty. The program draws upon the expertise of faculty from several disciplines including Counselor Education, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work.
Prospective candidates must:
Requirements for the Family Centered Practice Certificate
During the semester in which the candidate will complete all Family Centered Practice Program requirements, the candidate will apply for graduation. The advisor, in consort with the candidate, will submit a written request for approval of graduation to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The letter of request must list the courses and credits to be used for completion of the program accompanied by a copy of the written approval by the Family Centered Practice Committee. Upon completion of the program, the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will issue a Family Centered Practice Certificate.
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 of education. Limited enrollment. May be graded S/U or on a letter-grade basis in separate sections. 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 600 Advanced Family Systems Theory 3 credits. Advanced theoretical foundation for development of a family systems approach to family-based services.
COUN 601 Family Assessment I 3 credits. Assessment strategies which lead to the treatment of dysfunctional families. Interdisciplinary coverage of need and purpose of family centered therapy, basics of assessment and data collection processes.
COUN 604 Family Assessment II 3 credits. Presentation of specific family assessment instruments such as levels of family functioning scale, circumplex model, Beavers system model and family environment scale. PREREQ: PSYC 601 OR COUN 601.
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 610 Statistical Assessment 3 credits. The study of statistical concepts and procedures related to conducting research and evaluating the literature in applied psychological fields.
COUN 611 Research and Evaluation 2 credits. Procedures for designing, interpreting, and presenting professional research. PREREQ: COUN 610 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
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 620 Masters Seminar in Counseling 1 credit. Professional counseling issues and practices including discussions of current literature and accreditation. Graded S/U.
COUN 621 Counseling Ethics 1 credit. Ethical problems in counseling with specific attention given to the American Counseling Association Ethical Standards.
COUN 622 Developmental Theories for Counselors 1 credit. Developmental theories as a basis for understanding counseling theories and client maturation.
COUN 623 Lifestyle and Career Development 2 credits. Career development theories and decision-making models for counselors including career resources and materials.
COUN 624 Cultural Counseling 2 credits. The roles of minority groups, gender, age and other factors influencing adjustment in a pluralistic society.
COUN 625 Consulting for Counselors 1 credit. Basic consulting skills and theories for a variety of settings and organizational structures.
COUN 626 Prepracticum Counseling Techniques 3 credits. The study and practice of counseling techniques including micro-counseling and role-playing. PREREQ: COUN 620, COUN 621, AND COUN 627 (OR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT) AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 627 Theories of Counseling 3 credits. The development of selected counseling theories including the history, learning theory, and/or personality theory upon which each is based.
COUN 640 School Counseling Services 2 credits. History, philosophy, recent legislation, 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 Masters 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 670 Theories of Couples Counseling 2 credits. The study of marriage counseling theories and techniques. PREREQ: COUN 626, COUN 627, COUN 674.
COUN 671 Supervision in Couples Counseling 2 credits. Training and supervision for graduate students while counseling couples. May be repeated to a total of 4 credits. PREREQ: COUN 674, COUN 670 (OR COREQ), AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
COUN 674 Theories of Family Counseling 3 credits. The study of family counseling theories and techniques. PREREQ OR COREQ: COUN 626.
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. A review of the various types of groups used in counseling today, as well as the theories of group leadership. Will include practical application of counseling skills to group work. PREREQ: COUN 676 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 678 Supervision in Family Education 2 credits. Training and supervision for graduate students working as staff members in the Family Education Center. May be repeated to a total of 4 credits. PREREQ OR COREQ: COUN 674. Graded S/U.
COUN 679 Supervision in Family Counseling 2 credits. Training and supervision for graduate students while counseling with families. PREREQ OR COREQ: COUN 674, COUN 678, AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
COUN 680 Development of Student Affairs Practice 1 credit. History, philosophy, pur-pose, and function of student affairs practice in higher education. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 681 Student Services and College Counseling 2 credits. Specific student affairs services including advising, career counseling, placement, financial aid, enrollment planning, residence life, academic support, and student activities. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 682 Student Development and the College Environment 2 credits. Theories, needs analysis, and environmental assessment techniques applicable to traditional and nontraditional students in higher education. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 683 The Administration of Student Affairs Practice 1 credit. Designing, managing, and evaluating student affairs programs, including legal and ethical practice in higher education. PREREQ: 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 3 credits. Orientation of the professional foundation and contextual dimensions of mental health counseling. Topics include roles, functions, identity, and the practice parameters of mental health counseling.
COUN 691 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.
COUN 697 Practicum in Counseling 3-6 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 626 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 698 Advanced Practicum in Counseling 3 credits. A combination of fifty hours of experience and supervision equals one hour of academic credit. Each section is limited to 5 students. PREREQ: COUN 697 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 699 Internship in Counseling 1-14 credits. A combination of fifty hours of experience and supervision equals one hour of academic credit. PREREQ: COUN 697 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 701 Advanced Statistics 3 credits. Statistical application appropriate for doctoral research and writing. PREREQ: COUN 610 AND COUN 611 OR EQUIVALENT, AND PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR.
COUN 702 Advanced Research and Experimental Design 3 credits. Quantitative and qualitative methods of conducting research in doctoral study. PREREQ: COUN 701.
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-masters 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 Doctoral Seminar 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.
Master of Health Education
The masters 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.
HE 560 Healthy Lifestyle Management 3 cr HE 605 Leadership and Administration 3 cr HE 620 Curriculum and Supervision 3 cr HE 630 Health Promotion Programs 3 cr MPH 632 Community Health 3 cr HE 639 Teaching Strategies in Health 3 cr MPH 640 Research and Writing in Health 3 cr Total 21 cr Thesis Option HE 650 Thesis 6 cr Approved Electives 3 cr Total 30 cr Non-Thesis Option HE 501 Issues in Health and Wellness 6 cr Approved Electives 6 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 one of the fields of community health education, public health administration, public health nutrition, or medical anthropology.
Core courses focus on the acquisition of requisite public health knowledge and skills in the disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, health care ethics, health organization and policy, health program planning and evaluation, research methods, and environmental health. Elective options 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:
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 masters level must submit GRE general test results to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.
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, the GRE average Score (the quantitative score/mathematical requirement is not waiverable), or the years of experience in a health-care field.
New students will only be admitted in the fall semester, and
admissions will be limited to fifteen per year. Applications
will be reviewed beginning on February 15 of the spring prior to
enrollment, and all persons will be notified of their status by
May 1. Application materials can be obtained form the following
Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209-8109
Regardless of the option area selected, students pursuing the MPH degree must complete a minimum of 46 credits of coursework including either a thesis or a project and a one-credit internship in public health practice. Twenty-six of the credits will be taken from core courses; the other twenty credits are chosen from one of the option areas listed below. Students choosing a non-thesis (project) option must complete a comprehensive written examination at the conclusion of their coursework.
Those students wishing to pursue an MPH in nutrition must have met the requirements for a bachelor's degree in nutrition as listed in the ISU undergraduate catalog. Individuals desiring to complete one of the other options will have their transcripts evaluated by the Departmental Graduate Admissions Committee at the time of application to determine if deficiencies exist in their 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.
All students, regardless of option chosen, must maintain a satisfactory record of scholarship. To this end, three grades below a B will automatically disqualify a student from the program.
All students must complete the following core courses:
HE 520 Health Program Planning 2 cr HCA 582 Health Services Organizations and Policy 3 cr PHIL 600 Ethics in Health Care 3 cr MPH 601 Applications in Epidemiology 2 cr MPH 602 Introduction to Biostatistics 3 cr MPH 603 Applications in Biostatistics 2 cr MPH 606 Environmental Health 2 cr MPH 620 Health Program Evaluation 2 cr MPH 640 Research and Writing in Health 3 cr HE 650 Project 3 cr OR HE 651 Thesis 6 cr HE 655 Internship 1 cr Total 26 cr Option Areas: Community Health Education HE 560 Health Lifestyle Management 3 cr HCA 573 Health Marketing 2 cr HE 605 Leadership and Administration 3 cr MPH 609 Seminar in Public and Community Health 3 cr HE 630 Health Promotion Programs 3 cr MPH 632 Community Health 3 cr HE 639 Teaching Strategies in Health Education 3 cr Approved Electives Total 20 cr Public Health Administration POLS 506 Intergovernmental Relations 3 cr MGT 512 Individual and Organizational Behavior 3 cr POLS 553 Public Policy Analysis 3 cr HCA 573 Health Marketing 3 cr HCA 575 Health Care Law 3 cr MPH 609 Seminar in Public and Community Health 2 cr MBA 611 Financial Reporting and Management Accounting 3 cr Approved Electives Total 20 cr Nutrition NTD 520 Nutrition Education Strategies 2 cr HE 560 Healthy Lifestyle Management 3 cr NTD 561 Advanced Nutrition 3 cr NTD 585 Nutritional Biochemistry 3 cr MPH 609 Seminar in Public and Community Health 3 cr NTD 622 Maternal, Infant, and Child Nutrition 2 cr NTD 624 Nutrition and Aging 2 cr Approved Electives Total 20 cr Medical Anthropology SOC 530 Sociology of Health and Illness 3 cr ANTH 506 American Indian Health Issues 3 cr ANTH 507 Cross-Cultural Health and Healing 3 cr ANTH 508 Special Topics in Medical Anthropology 6 cr ANTH 536 Nutritional Anthropology 3 cr ANTH 610 Seminar in Medical Anthropology 2 cr Approved Electives Total 20 cr
Health Education Graduate Courses
HE g360 Healthy Lifestyle Management 3 credits. Designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the determinants of health behavior. A variety of behavior change constructs are presented as potential strategies for improving the health behaviors of selected populations.
HE g401 Issues in Health and Wellness 1-3 credits. In-depth study of current issues in wellness with particular applicability to health education, curricula and methodology. Typical topics are stress management, gerontology, fitness, sexuality, substance abuse, death and dying (may be repeated to 8 credits).
HE g420 Health Program Planning 2 credits. Focuses on providing a specific framework for planning health promotion/education interventions and helps students organize and apply model for planning community health programs. The PRECEDE/PROCEED model is used as the basic approach.
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 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 and Administration 3 credits. Development of leadership skills and the dynamics of group process relative to effective interpersonal relationship with special emphasis on health programs and personnel needs.
HE 620 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 Masters Project in Health Education 3 credits.
HE 655 Internship 1-3 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 g420 Nutrition Education Strategies 2 Credits. Study of methods, materials, and evaluation procedures utilized in teaching nutrition to various audiences. Practical experiences are provided for students in effectively educating consumers about nutrition. PREREQ: FCS 139 OR FCS 239.
NTD g439 Sports Nutrition 2 credits. Review of nutrition recommendations for both competitive and recreational athletic performance. Rationale for nutrition practices is given through an examination of individual nutrient metabolism. Controversies and misinformation addressed. Cross-listed as FCS g439. PREREQ: FCS 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 FCS 457. PREREQ: FCS 104.
NTD g461 Advanced Nutrition 3 credits. Advanced study of nutrition science, including protein, carbohydrate, lipid, vitamin, and mineral metabolism. Introduction to research methodology and professional literature. Cross-listed as FCS g461. PREREQ: FCS 239 AND CHEM 108.
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 Introduction to Biostatistics 3 credits. Basic statistical concepts as applied to the health sciences. Topics include probability, point and confidence interval estimation, sensitivity and specificity, odds ratio, hypothesis testing, t-tests, chi square, and correlation.
MPH 603 Applications in Biostatistics 2 credits. Introduces advanced biostatistics utilizing statistical computer software applications and health science databases. Techniques emphasized are: ANOVA, MANOVA, linear regression, logistic regression, and multiple regression with examples from health research. PREREQ: MPH 602.
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 1 credit. Study of topics, trends and challenges within public health. Typical offerings include: grant writing, comprehensive school health, health care reform, violence, health computer applications. May be repeated up to four credits.
MPH 620 Health Program Evaluation 2 credits. Provides students with background in the application of research methods to judge the quality, process, outcome, or impact of health interventions. Both qualitative and quantitative methodologies are explored. PREREQ: HE 520.
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.
(No Graduate Degrees Offered)
Health Care Administration Graduate Courses
HCA g375 Health Care Law 3 credits. Principles governing application of contemporary law to health care organizations and personnel, standards of care, and liability for breach of care. Examines tort, contact, and statutory law related to health care delivery.
HCA g382 Health Services Organization and Policy 3 credits. U.S. health care organization and delivery and how governmental policy affects it. Emerging trends, vital statistics, the impact of economics and financing, cost containment, and political aspects will be examined.
HCA g383 Epidemiology 3 credits. Patterns of disease in populations, with special emphasis on the control of disease and the ecological forces and changes in social structures that influence the occurrence and distribution of disease.
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.
Master of Science in Nursing
The program requires the successful completion of 36-48 credits including a thesis or a master's project. Full and part-time study programs are available. All students are required to enroll in four core nursing courses (13 credits). To develop clinical expertise, students are introduced to advanced knowledge and practice of family nursing. To develop a specific role, students may select from three functional options: family nurse practitioner, nursing administration, or nursing education, in an area of family nursing.
For admission to the Master of Science in nursing program, applicants must be accepted by the Office of Graduate Studies and must have completed application on file in the Department of Nursing. Preference is given to applicants whose completed application forms are in the department by May 1 or December 1 prior to the semester in which they plan to enroll. Deadline for application to the Family Nurse Practitioner option is January 15. Each applicant will be individually reviewed by the Graduate Committee and notified in writing about his/her status in relation to admission to the graduate program.
Applicants whose admission materials are not complete by the deadline dates may be granted conditional admission status by the Office of Graduate Studies. Degree-seeking students may remain in this status only one semester. However, applicants will not be eligible for consideration for traineeship or other financial assistance administered through the Department of Nursing until all materials have been received. Preference is given to Idaho residents. A completed application consists of:
Requirements for Admission
Progression of Master's Students
Progression of a master's student will be subject to the following:
To qualify for graduation from the M.S. program, a student must:
First Semester (All students) NURS 602 Nursing and the Health Care System 3 cr NURS 607 Theoretical Foundations in Nursing 3 cr NURS 608 Theoretical Foundations of Family Nursing 4 cr ELECTIVE (core cognate) 3 cr TOTAL 13 cr Second Semester Administration Track NURS 610 Research Formulations in Nursing 3 cr NURS 613 Family Nursing Assessment (6 contact hours per week practicum) 2 cr NURS 616 Nursing Administration I 1 cr NURS 622 Nursing Administration I Practicum (1 cr. theory; 2 cr. or 6 contact hours practicum) 3 cr NURS 650 Thesis 2-3 cr OR NURS 651 Master's Project 2-3 cr ***ELECTIVE 2 cr TOTAL 11-12 cr Education Track NURS 610 Research Formulations in Nursing 3 cr NURS 613 Family Nursing Assessment (6 contact hours per week practicum) 2 cr NURS 623 Curriculum Development in Nursing 4 cr NURS 650 Thesis 2-3 cr OR NURS 651 Master's Project 2-3 cr ***ELECTIVE 2 cr TOTAL 11-12 cr ***Students who choose to write a master's paper (NURS 651) will have a 2 credit elective. Third Semester Administration Track NURS 624 Nursing Administration II 3 cr NURS 626 Nursing Administration II Practicum (9 contact hours per week) 3 cr ELECTIVE (functional cognate) 3 cr NURS 650 Thesis 2-3 cr OR NURS 651 Master's Project 2-3 cr TOTAL 11-12 cr Education Track NURS 628 Evaluation in Nursing Education 2 cr NURS 634 Practicum in Nursing Education (1 cr. theory; 3 cr. or 9 contact hours per week practicum) 4 cr ELECTIVE (functional cognate) 3 cr NURS 650 Thesis 2-3 cr OR NURS 651 Master's Project 2-3 cr TOTAL 11-12 cr Nurse Practitioner Option - Full-Time Curriculum Pattern First Year, Fall Semester NURS 602 Nursing and the Health Care System 3 cr NURS 607 Theoretical Foundation in Nursing 3 cr NURS 608 Theoretical Foundations of Family Nursing 4 cr TOTAL 10 cr First Year, Spring Semester NURS 610 Research Formulations in Nursing 3 cr NURS 611 Advanced Health Assessment and Practicum 4 cr NURS 612 Rural Community Seminar and Practicum 3 cr TOTAL 10 cr Second Year, Fall Semester PHAR 645 Pharmacology in Primary Care 3 cr NURS 614 Adult Primary Nursing I/Chronic Illness 3 cr NURS 617 Adult Primary Nursing II/Acute Illness 3 cr NURS 618 Maternal-Child Primary Care 3 cr NURS 650 Thesis 2 cr OR NURS 651 Master's Project 2 cr TOTAL 14 cr Second Year, Spring Semester NURS 619 Nurse Practitioner Practicum I 5 cr NURS 620 Nurse Practitioner Practicum II 5 cr NURS 621 Nurse Practitioner Roles 1 cr NURS 650 Thesis 3 cr OR NURS 651 Master's Project 3 cr TOTAL 14 cr Nurse Practitioner Option-Part-Time Curriculum Pattern First Year, Fall Semester NURS 602 Nursing & the Health Care System 3 cr NURS 607 Theoretical Foundation in Nursing 3 cr First Year, Spring Semester NURS 608 Theoretical Foundations of Family Nursing 4 cr NURS 610 Research Formulations in Nursing 3 cr First Year, Summer Session NURS 611 Advanced Health Assessment and Practicum 4 cr NURS 612 Rural Community Seminar and Practicum 3 cr Second Year, Fall Semester PHAR 645 Pharmacology in Primary Care 3 cr NURS 614 Adult Primary Nursing I/Chronic Illness 3 cr Second Year, Spring Semester NURS 617 Adult Primary Nursing II/Acute Illness 3 cr NURS 618 Maternal-Child Primary Care 3 cr Second Year, Summer Session NURS 650 Thesis 3 cr OR Elective if writing Master's Project 2 cr Third Year, Fall Semester NURS 619 Nurse Practitioner Practicum I 5 cr NURS 621 Nurse Practitioner Roles 1 cr Third Year, Spring Semester NURS 620 Nurse Practitioner Practicum II 5 cr NURS 650 Thesis 2 cr OR NURS 651 Master's Project 3 cr
The Certificate Program is a master's level offering in which the person completing the program is awarded a certificate in one of the three function options: family nurse practitioner, nursing administration, or nursing education. The program is designed for nurses who have a master's degree in nursing and seek advanced preparation in another specialty area of nursing.
Prospective Candidates must:
Requirements for the Nursing Administration Certificate:
Requirements for the Nursing Education Certificate:
Requirements for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate:
Nursing Graduate Courses
NURS 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, SPA g417.
NURS 602 Nursing and the Health Care System 3 credits. An analysis of the effects of the health care system on individuals, groups, families, and communities. The interactional effects of the health care delivery system and professional nursing practice are studied.
NURS 607 Theoretical Foundations in Nursing 3 credits. Critical examination of the development of a body of nursing knowledge and the generation and application of theory as a practice profession.
NURS 608 Theoretical Foundations of Family Nursing 4 credits. Investigates the evolving body of knowledge of family theory as it relates to advanced nursing practice.
NURS 610 Research Formulations in Nursing 3 credits. Preparation for analyzing and conducting research relevant to nursing practice and basic to the generation of nursing theory. PREREQ: NURS 602, 607, 608, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
NURS 611 Advanced Health Assessment and practicum 4 credits (2 theory, 2 practicum). Builds on basic skills of individual health assessment appropriate to primary care in rural communities. Related assessment skills and laboratory techniques are covered. PREREQ: NURS 602, NURS 607, NURS 608.
NURS 612 Rural Community Seminar I Practicum 3 credits (2 theory, 1 clinical). Characteristics unique to rural communities and their diversity are discussed and assessed. PREREQ: NURS 602, NURS 607, NURS 608.
NURS 613 Family Nursing Assessment 2 credits (6 contact hours per week practicum). Application of current theories to family assessment and intervention by the nurse as an advanced practitioner. PREREQ: ALL CORE CLASSES; CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN NURS 610.
NURS 614 Adult Primary Nursing I/Chronic Illness 3 credits (2 theory, 1 practicum). Chromic illnesses affecting adults and families emphasizing clinical applications, assessment, care and treatment of physical and psychological conditions. PREREQ: NURS 611, NURS 612. COREQ: PHAR 645.
NURS 615 Seminar: Principles of Teaching for the Clinician 1 credit. The essential components in the development of patient education, staff development, and continuing education in nursing are explored. PREREQ: ALL CORE CLASSES; COREQ: NURS 610.
NURS 616 Nursing Administration I 1 credit. Nursing and administration theories relevant to nursing departments in the community, extended care facilities, and acute care settings. PREREQ: ALL CORE CLASSES; COREQ: NURS 610.
NURS 617 Adult Primary Nursing II/Acute Illness 3 credits (2 theory, 1 practicum). Emergent illnesses with limited impact on individuals and families emphasizing clinical application of prevention, intervention, and evaluation. PREREQ: NURS 611, NURS 612. COREQ: NURS 614, PHAR 645.
NURS 618 Maternal-Child Primary Care 3 credits (2 theory, 1 practicum). Women, infants, children, reproductive/sexual health concepts will be discussed with clinical application. PREREQ: NURS 611, NURS 612. COREQ: NURS 614, NURS 617, PHAR 645.
NURS 619 Nurse Practitioner Practicum I 5 credits. Theory, research findings, assessment and intervention skills are applied in providing health care to families and individuals in selected clinical settings. PREREQ: NURS 614, NURS 617, NURS 618, PHAR 645.
NURS 620 Nurse Practitioner Practicum II 5 credits. Theory, research findings, assessment and interventions skills are applied in delivering health care to rural families and individuals. PREREQ: NURS 614, NURS 617, NURS 618, PHAR 645. COREQ: NURS 619.
NURS 621 Nurse Practitioner Roles 1 credit. Synthesis of theory, research and practice in rural nursing emphasizing analysis of issues, theory and experiences in advanced nursing. PREREQ: NURS 614, NURS 617, NURS 618, PHAR 645. COREQ: NURS 619.
NURS 622 Nursing Administration I Practicum 3 credits. (1 credit seminar; 2 credits practicum). Application of theoretical content from NURS 616. PREREQ: ALL CORE COURSES. COREQ: NURS 616.
NURS 623 Curriculum Development in Nursing 4 credits. Patterns of curriculum development in nursing, including philosophy, conceptual framework and curriculum design. Instructional design content included. PREREQ: ALL CORE CLASSES; COREQ: NURS 610.
NURS 624 Nursing Administration II 3 credits. Critical analysis of problems in nursing service departments in the community, extended care facilities, and acute care settings. PREREQ: NURS 622.
NURS 626 Nursing Administration II Practicum 3 credits. (9 contact hours). Application of nursing administration concepts to promote quality health care for clients in any setting. PREREQ: ALL CORE COURSES; NURS 616 AND NURS 622. COREQ: NURS 624.
NURS 628 Evaluation in Nursing Education 2 credits. Evaluation of learning in relation to specific objectives and measures is emphasized in this course. PREREQ: NURS 623 AND 625; COREQ: NURS 634.
NURS 634 Seminar and Practicum in Nursing Education 4 credits. Application of educational principles and concepts in the classroom and clinical setting. Includes the opportunity to explore facets of faculty roles. PREREQ: ALL CORE COURSES, NURS 623; COREQ: NURS 628.
NURS 636 Special Problems 1-3 credits. Independent study under faculty guidance. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
NURS 650 Thesis variable and repeatable to 6 credits.
NURS 651 Master's Project 5 credits. Conducted under guidance of a supervising committee.
Master of Physical Therapy
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.
Requirements for Admission to the Master of Physical Therapy Program
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 June 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 26 months in duration and includes 4 clinical affiliations. There are 4 semesters and 3 full-time summer sessions encompassing a total of 85 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.
Master of Physical Therapy Curriculum
Semester 1 (Summer) BIOS 574 Human Anatomy for Physical Therapists 5 cr PT 612 Professional Communication 3 cr PT 613 Physical Therapy Profession 2 cr Total 10 Semester 2 (Fall) BIOS 586 Human Systemic Physiology 5 cr PT 601 Clinical Kinesiology 4 cr PT 605 Clinical Exercise Physiology 2 cr PT 621 Manual Evaluation and Treatment 6 cr Total 17 Semester 3 (Spring) PT 631 Clinical Affiliation 1 (January; 5 wk) (general) 2 cr PT 622 Musculo-Skeletal System Management I 5 cr PT 602 Clinical Neuroscience 5 cr PT 624 Cardiac and Pulmonary System Management 3 cr PSCI 318 Pharmacology 2 cr Total 17 cr Semester 4 (Summer) PT 632 Clinical Affiliation 2 (August; 6 wk) (orthopedic) 2 cr PT 614 Research Methodology 4 cr PT 623 Musculo-Skeletal System Management II 3 cr Total 9 cr Semester 5 (Fall) PT 603 Normal Life Span Development I 4 cr PT 626 Neurological System Management 6 cr PT 616 Professional Project 1 cr PT 633 Clinical Affiliation 3 (November-December; 6 wk) (cardiac, pulmonary or neuro rehabilitation) 2 cr Total 13 cr Semester 6 (Spring) PT 604 Normal Life Span Development II 4 cr PT 625 Multi-System Management 5 cr PT 615 Physical Therapy Resource Management 4 cr PT 616 Professional Project 3 cr Total 16 cr Semester 7 (Summer) PT 634 Clinical Affiliation 4 (June-July; 8 wk) (neuro, multi-systems, cardio-pulmonary) 3 cr Total 3 cr ELECTIVES PT 648 Grad Special Topics (2nd yr. only) 1-3 cr PT 611 Patient-Therapist Interaction 3 cr Total 4-6 cr
Degree and Licensure Requirements
Students receiving the degree of Master 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 complete all clinical affiliations, and satisfactorily pass an oral and written departmental examination. 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 "C or lower" in more than 6 credits or a maximum of two program courses. Students should consult specific departmental grading policies for specific information.
Physical Therapy Graduate Courses
PT 601 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 574.
PT 602 Clinical Neuroscience 5 credits. Study of structure and function of the human nervous system at the cellular and systemic levels. Specific application to clinical physical therapy management of neurological problems and pathology. PREREQ: BIOS 574, BIOS 586.
PT 603 Lifespan Development I 4 credits. Normal and abnormal development of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary systems; cognitive/perceptual and psycho-social behavior associated with life through early adulthood. Evaluation, program planning and treatment strategies for pediatric management. PREREQ: BIOS 574, BIOS 586.
PT 604 Lifespan Development II 3 credits. Study of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary systems; cognitive/perceptual and psycho-social behavior associated with early adulthood, maturity and old age. PREREQ: PT 602, PT 603, PT 622, PT 623.
PT 605 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3 credits. Study of physiological response to specific exercise regimes in the rehabilitation of various patient types. PREREQ: BIOS 574, BIOS 586, PT 601, PT 621 (COREQS).
PT 611 Patient-Therapist Interaction 3 credits. Overview of psychological response of patients and family to acute and chronic physical dysfunction. Patient-therapist management of grief, changes in social status, sexuality in patients. Management of stress.
PT 612 Professional Communication 3 credits. Introduction to standard forms of professional communication within physical therapy and among health care professions in general. Medical terminology, physical therapy records, referral mechanism. Principles of education.
PT 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.
PT 614 Research Methodology 4 credits. Application of principles of research design in the biological, psychological and social sciences to clinical and laboratory research in physical therapy. Preparation of professional project proposal. PREREQ: STATISTICS, PT 613.
PT 615 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: PT 612, PT 613, PT 621, PT 632.
PT 616 Professional Project 1-2 credits. Individual in-depth study of a treatment, administrative or education problem in physical therapy. Preparation and public presentation of a report of this study in format suitable for submission for publication. PREREQ: PT 614. Graded S/U.
PT 621 Manual Evaluation and Treatment 5 credits. Study and practice of theory and application of basic manual techniques of patient evaluation, handling and treatment in physical therapy.
PT 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, PT 621, PT 601, PSCI 318 (CONCURRENT).
PT 623 Musculo-Skeletal Systems Management II 2 credits. Continuation of 622 with emphasis on evaluation and treatment of specific joint injuries and special treatment techniques. PREREQ: PT 622.
PT 624 Cardiac and Pulmonary Systems Management 3 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, PSCI 318 (CONCURRENT), PT 605.
PT 625 Multi-System Management 5 credits. Physical therapy management of persons with problems affecting multiple systems; burns, wounds, amputations, neoplasms, metabolic disorders. PREREQ: PT 621, PT 622, PT 623, PT 624.
PT 626 Neurological System Management 5 credits. Physical therapy management of patients with central and peripheral neural and neuro-muscular dysfunction. Survey of management by other health professionals. PREREQ: PT 602, PT 603 (CONCURRENT), PT 605.
PT 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, PT 601, PT 621. Graded S/U.
PT 632 Clinical Affiliation II 2 credits. Clinical management practicum related to orthopedics, sports medicine, and/or cardiopulmonary problems. PREREQ: PT 622, PT 623 (CONCURRENT), PT 624, PT 631. Graded S/U.
PT 633 Clinical Affiliation III 2 credits. Clinical management practicum related to patients with orthopedic, neurological, and/or cardiopulmonary problems. PREREQ: PT 626 (CONCURRENT), PT 632. Graded S/U.
PT 634 Clinical Affiliation IV 3 credits. Clinical management practicum related to patients with orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary and/or multi-systems problems. PREREQ: PT 615, PT 625, PT 633. Graded S/U.
PT 640 Physical Management of Young Children with Movement Disorders 2 credits. Biological and environmental factors, medical conditions that place a child at risk for abnormal development; characteristics of developmental disabilities leading to movement disorders; developmental intervention in the classroom.
PT 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: PT 621.
PT 642 Musculo-Skeletal Systems Management Lab I 1 credit. Designed to develop pre-clinical competency in the evaluation, treatment, and management of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Emphasis on the trunk and lower extremities. COREQ: PT 622.
PT 643 Musculo-Skeletal Systems Management Lab II 1 credit. Designed to develop pre-clinical competency in the evaluation, treatment, and management of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Emphasis on the upper extremities. COREQ: PT 623.
PT 646 Neurological Systems Management Lab 1 credit. Designed to develop pre-clinical competency in the evaluation, treatment, and management of the patient with neurological disorders including stroke, spinal cord injury, degenerative disease. COREQ: PT 626.
PT 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 PT STUDENTS, AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
Chair and Professor Sorensen
Professors Bain, Longhurst, Schow, Smedley
Associate Professors Kangas, Mercaldo, Weston
Assistant Professors Griffing, Pimentel
Clinical Affiliate Instructors Batté, Boysen, Brockett, Kline, Loftin, Malepeai, Medley, Towsley, Willer
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:
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, non-native 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 Emphasis
SPA 600 Principles of Research in Communication Disorders 2 cr SPA 601 Service Delivery Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 2 cr SPA 602 Clinical Practicum: Speech-Language Pathology 7 cr SPA 604 Off-Campus Clinical Practicum 1-2 cr SPA 606 Externship in Speech-Language Pathology 8 cr SPA 612 Language Development/Analysis 2 cr SPA 613 Hearing Conservation 2 cr SPA 614 Language Disorders: Preschool 2 cr SPA 616 Language Disorders: School Age 2 cr SPA 618 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2 cr SPA 622 Phonologic Disorders: Assessment and Treatment 3 cr SPA 624 Experimental Phonetics 2 cr SPA 630 Fluency Disorders 2 cr SPA 632 Oral Anomalies 2 cr SPA 634 Voice Disorders 2 cr SPA 636 Dysarthria/Dysphagia 2 cr SPA 642 Aphasia 2 cr SPA 644 Closed Head Injury 2 cr SPA 646 Computer Applications in Speech-Language Pathology 2 cr SPA 650 Thesis 6 cr OR SPA 651 Master's Paper 3 cr Total 50 - 54 cr
Required Courses for Audiology Emphasis
SPA 600 Principles of Research in Communication Disorders 2 cr SPA 601 Service Delivery Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 1 cr SPA 603 Clinical Practicum: Audiology 8 cr SPA 605 Externship in Audiology 8 cr SPA 611 Advanced Audiology 4 cr SPA 621 Conservation and AR: School and Industry 2 cr SPA 623 Pediatric Audiology 3 cr SPA 631 Impedance/Special Tests 2 cr SPA 633 Electrophysiologic Assessment 3 cr SPA 633L Electrophysiologic Assessment Lab 1 cr SPA 635 Speech Audiometry 1 cr SPA 641 Hearing Aids I 2 cr SPA 641L Hearing Aids I Lab 1 cr SPA 643 Hearing Aids II 2 cr SPA 643L Hearing Aids II Lab 1 cr SPA 645 Auditory Theory I 2 cr SPA 647 Auditory Theory II 2 cr SPA 691 Topical Seminar(s) 3 cr Total 48 cr
A student majoring in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology who has not taken a multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) course as an undergraduate is required to register for SPA 517, Inter-disciplinary Evaluation Team, prior to graduation.
Required Courses for Deaf Education Emphasis
SPA g301 Developmental Psycho-linguistics and Reading 3 cr SPA g457 Teaching Speech to the Hearing Impaired 3 cr SPA g458 Teaching Language to the Hearing Impaired 3 cr SPA g459 Teaching Academic Subjects to the Hearing Impaired 3 cr SPA g482 Independent Study: Specific Teaching Project 3 cr SPA g491 Seminar: Speech and Hearing Science 3 cr SPA 607 Directed Observation in Education of the Hearing Impaired 3 cr SPA 608 Communication Practicum 6 cr SPA 617 Psycho/Social Foundations in Education of the Hearing Impaired 2 cr SPA 627 Reading/Writing Curriculum in Education of the Hearing Impaired 3 cr SPA 628 Curriculum Organization in Education of the Hearing Impaired 3 cr SPA 637 Philosophical/Theoretical Foundations of Education of the Hearing Impaired 2 cr SPA 691 Top. Seminar: Audiometry/Tympanometry 2 cr TOTAL 39 cr
Many of our applicants will have completed student teaching and had enough experience that the 607, 608, 582 courses will fulfill the training and requirements for a graduate degree and credential. If they do not have this qualification, they may take the following course. Some students may take this as an elective.
SPA 609 Teaching Internship in Education of the Hearing Impaired 8 cr
Students must pass eight and one-half hours of written comprehensive examinations. Graduate students may elect a thesis option (SPA 650, 6 credits) 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 upon completion of all academic work. In addition, the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology will terminate the graduate program of any student who has received grades of "C" or lower in two or more departmental courses, or if their overall GPA falls below 3.0. 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 coursework 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 (SPA 602, 603, or 608) in the department, all graduate students must complete a minimum of an eight-week, full-time externship in some professional program or agency. Other courses taken during the semester in which the externship is done must be in a block program. 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 Pathology and Audiology Graduate Courses
SPA g300 Speech Science 4 credits. Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of speech production. Topics include respiratory dynamics, laryngeal functions, articulatory dynamics, and the neurophysiology of speech. PREREQ: BIOS 301, BIOS 302 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA g301 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.
SPA g315 Clinical Processes: Management 3 credits. Various therapeutic methods used in managing communication disorders. PREREQ: SPA g321, SPA g330, PSYC g455 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA g321, Clinical Phonology 4 credits. Basic concepts in applied phonetics and phonology, including speech acoustics.
SPA g321L Clinical Phonology Lab 0 credits.
SPA g325 Phonologic Disorders 3 credits. Background information leading toward the understanding of phonologic disorders. Information and clinical techniques on diagnosis and remediation of phonologic disorders. Helps prepare the student for first clinical experience. PREREQ: SPA g320 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA g330, Language Development 3 credits. Analysis of development of systems of communication: phonologic, morphologic, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, and relevant non-verbal and cognitive development in normal children. Review of current theories and research. PREREQ: ANTH 107 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA g335 Language Disorders 3 credits. Study of children who are deviant language users. Intervention principles, including content and procedures of programming as they relate to language disorders. PREREQ: SPA g330 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA g341 Audiology I: Hearing Science and Audiometry 3 credits. Introduction to basic hearing science, sound measurement, audiometry, tympanometry, hearing disorders, public school screening and methods of aural rehabilitation. Review of role and audiology in human services.
SPA g345 Audiology II: Aural Rehabilitation 3 credits. Aural rehabilitation of the hearing impaired. Consideration of amplification, speech reading, auditory training, and other aspects of the process. PREREQ: SPA g341 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA 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: SPA g300 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA 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: SPA g300 0R PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR
SPA 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.
SPA 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, SPA 315, AND STATISTICS, AND/OR APPROVAL OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA 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.
SPA g457 Teaching Speech to the Hearing Impaired 3 credits. Designed to give students theoretical and practical knowledge in the evaluation and habilitation of speech problems in hearing impaired children and adolescents. PREREQ: SPA 501 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA g458 Teaching Language to the Hearing Impaired 3 credits. Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the evaluation and habilitation of language/communication problems in children and adolescents with severe hearing impairments. PREREQ: SPA 501 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA g459 Teaching Academic Subjects to the Hearing Impaired 3 credits. Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge of how to teach academic subjects to children and adolescents with severe hearing impairments. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA 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: SPA 345.
SPA g482 Independent Study 1-4 credits. Study of problems selected by students and faculty. May be repeated up to 8 credits.
SPA g491 Seminar 1-4 credits. Reading, preparation, and discussion of reports and projects in all areas of speech and hearing science, speech pathology and audiology. May be repeated up to 12 credits.
SPA 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.
SPA 600 Principles of Research in Communication Disorders 2 credits. Various types of research design and analysis with critiquing of representative models in the literature. Utilization of library and computer resources in speech and hearing, with individual pilot research projects.
SPA 601 Service Delivery Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 1-2 credits. Overview of the legal, administrative and professional aspects of practice in various settings. Includes review of current standards of practice including certification, licensure, ethics, liability and association guidelines.
SPA 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.
SPA 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.
SPA 604 Off-Campus Practicum 1-4 credits. Designed to provide clinical experience under supervision of speech-language pathologists within placement setting. Placements include private clinics, hospitals, residential care facilities, developmental centers and schools. PREREQ: CLINIC DIRECTOR APPROVAL. Graded S/U.
SPA 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: Externship interview and approval of advisor and Externship Coordinator. Graded S/U.
SPA 606 Externship in Speech-Language Pathology 4-8 credits. Designed to provide speech-language pathology students full-time eight-week clinical experience in professional settings, i.e., hospitals, private clinics, developmental centers, residential care facilities, schools. PREREQ: EXTERNSHIP COORDINATOR, ADVISOR AND CHAIR APPROVAL. Graded S/U.
SPA 607 Directed Observation in Education of the Hearing Impaired, 1 credit. Directed observations at multiple levels and reporting of casual interactions and diagnostic/intervention approaches by instructor with hearing impaired individuals (minimal 150 clock hours). May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: SPA 501 AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA 608 Communication Practicum 2 credits. Supervised experiences applying research and theory to language intervention practices for hearing impaired individuals. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: SPA 501, 607, AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA 609 Teaching Internship in Education of the Hearing Impaired 8 credits. Directed classroom and clinical teaching experience with hearing-impaired students under supervision. Minimum 250 clock hours at the level specialization. PREREQ: APPROVED APPLICATION. Graded S/U.
SPA 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 in adults.
SPA 612 Language Development/Analysis 2 credits. In-depth study of language development. Procedures for analysis of normal, delayed and disordered language are presented.
SPA 613 Hearing Conservation 2 credits. How to provide thorough exposure on implementing and operating a school hearing conservation program. Common hearing disorders in children; impedance and pure tone test procedures; interpretation of findings; amplification use and trouble shooting; management.
SPA 614 Language Disorders: Preschool 2 credits. Advanced study of language disorders in the preschool age population (0-5). Considers theory, literature and methods of assessment and remediation.
SPA 616 Language Disorders: School Age 2 credits. Advanced study of language disorders in the school age population (6-18). Considers theory, literature and methods of assessment and remediation.
SPA 617 Psycho/Social Foundations in Education of the Hearing Impaired, 2 credits. Psychological and sociological implications and counseling techniques for hearing impaired individuals. Includes issues in child development, parent relationships, and multicultural/bilingual populations.
SPA 618 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2 credits. Applications of strategies and techniques to supplement or replace speech for people with severe communication disorders. Provides thorough study of evaluation and treatment issues and introduction to recent technology including computerized communication devices.
SPA 621 Conservation and AR: School and Industry 2 credits. Advanced treatment of aural rehabilitation and hearing conservation for school, industry, and adults generally. Includes review of ASHA/OSHA Guidelines.
SPA 622 Phonologic Disorders: Assessment and Treatment 3 credits. Advanced study of phonologic disorders. Considers theory, literature and methods of assessment and treatment. A comprehensive model of remediation of phonologic disorders is presented and discussed.
SPA 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.
SPA 624 Experimental Phonetics 2 credits. Exploration and discussion of experimental literature in physiologic, acoustic, and perceptual phonetics, and the relation of these topics to speech disorders and rehabilitation.
SPA 627 Reading/Writing Curriculum of the Hearing Impaired 3 credits. Theory, research and practices for teaching and assessing written language for hearing impaired students. Applications of principles of language acquisition and development to reading and writing.
SPA 628 Curriculum Organization in Education of the Hearing Impaired 3 credits. Organizing, adapting and implementing curriculum across all areas to meet the special needs of severely hearing impaired students. Includes assessment, behavior management, instructional technology, and individualized planning.
SPA 630 Fluency Disorders 2 credits. Comprehensive study of fluency disorders. The physiological, neurological and behavioral bases for these disorders is discussed. Principles of diagnosis and remediation of fluency disorders are discussed.
SPA 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.
SPA 632 Oral Anomalies 2 credits. Study of children and adults with orofacial anomalies. Special emphasis is given to the effects of cleft lip and cleft palate on oral communication. The anatomical/physiological and behavioral principles of diagnosis and remediation are discussed.
SPA 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: SPA 633L.
SPA 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: SPA 633.
SPA 634 Voice Disorders 2 credits. Comprehensive study of the anatomical, physiological and behavioral bases of disordered laryngeal function. Principles of diagnosis and management of voice disorders are presented and discussed.
SPA 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.
SPA 636 Dysarthria and Dysphagia 2 credits. A comprehensive study of neurogenic motor speech disorders. Principles of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as they relate to normal and disordered speech are discussed. Principles of diagnosis and remediation are presented and discussed.
SPA 637 Philosophical/Theoretical Foundations of Education of the Hearing Impaired 2 credits. A comprehensive study of the philosophies and theories that influence current practice and research in the education of the hearing impaired.
SPA 641 Hearing Aids I 2 credits. 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.
SPA 641L Hearing Aids I Laboratory 2 credits. Study and practice of clinical skills required for fitting hearing aids. Emphasis on earmold impressions, electroacoustic measurements, selection of hearing aids, and counseling. COREQ: SPA 641.
SPA 642 Aphasia 2 credits. Comprehensive study of neurological language disorders. The etiology and unique behavioral manifestations of these disorders are described. The principles of differential diagnosis, remediation strategies and compensatory strategies are discussed.
SPA 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: SPA 641.
SPA 643L Hearing Aids II Laboratory 2 credits. 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: SPA 643.
SPA 644 Closed Head Injury 2 credits. Study of the etiology and behavior manifestations of traumatic brain injury. The pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury in relation to speech and language is discussed. Long-term, multi-disciplinary treatment of these patients is discussed.
SPA 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.
SPA 646 Computer Applications in Speech-Language Pathology 2 credits. Overview of current technology appropriate to the clinical practice of speech-language pathology. Emphasis is on the evaluation and application of computer technology, including software, for assessment, treatment and administrative needs.
SPA 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: SPA 645.
SPA 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.
SPA 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.
SPA 691 Topical Seminar 1-4 credits. Reading and discussions involving subjects of concern. May be repeated up to 12 credits.
SPA 699 Advanced Graduate Study 1-6 credits. Structured advanced study of specific topic or area.
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