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All courses are offered online unless indicated otherwise.

Summer I: May 24-July 11, 2021

ATR 611: Human Anatomy

This course is a comprehensive hands-on exploration of the human body, with emphasis on neuromusculoskeletal systems. Structural interrelationships shall be examined as the basis for human movement and as a means to understand abnormalities in structure and function. Directed laboratory experiences are focused on cadaver dissection. Learning is facilitated through textbooks, anatomical models, and audiovisual material. The case examples weaved throughout the course fosters clinical application of knowledge to physical therapy and athletic training practice.  Prerequisites: GPA greater than 3.0.
5 credits.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am-12pm
Wednesday 1pm-3pm

Instructor: Eva Frank 

ATR 727: Clinical Skills Laboratory III

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary practice environment to refine their knowledge, skills, and abilities specific to athletic training. This course will interconnect the information from courses taught previously and concurrently. Prerequisite: ATR 626.
1 credit.

Monday 9-11am, AHPP 228

Staff-PT

ATR 734: Therapeutic Interventions II

This is the second of a two-part sequence designed to prepare the student to implement various therapeutic interventions to effectively treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Emphasis in this course will be placed on various types of therapeutic exercises and their progressions, including plyometric, sports-specific training, functional training, and injury prevention via proper biomechanical strategies. Pre-participation athletic screening procedures and techniques will also be included. Laboratory sessions will allow students to practice the application of skills learned in the lecture setting. Prerequisite: Take ATR-634.
4 credits.

Monday/Wednesday 6:50-8:55am, AHPP 120

Instructor: John Wawrzyniak

ATR 760: Athletic Training Clinical Experience III

This is the third of a five series progression of athletic training experiences with respect to various clinical settings and experiences. Each experience will reflect the integration and clinical application of didactic and laboratory experiences in line with concurrent academic course progression. Clinical education experiences will familiarize students with athletic training policies and procedures, sports and safety equipment and evaluation/intervention strategies. There will also be opportunities to apply clinical skills related to examination, therapeutic interventions, first aid, and emergency assessment and management. Prerequisite: ATR 662 (with a grade of "B" or higher)
2 credits.

Wednesday 9-11am, AHPP 228

Instructor: Joseph Murphy

EDU 841: Delivering Effective Online Instruction

This course will examine methods for delivering online instruction in various environments with a focus on synchronous learning. Participants will review the Teacher Effectiveness Model of Supervision and evaluate the model with regard to aspects of online delivery. The course will focus on planning live instruction that encourages learners' active participation, application, interaction, and collaboration. Participants will explore setting clear expectations, professionally delivering instruction and providing meaningful feedback. The course will include components on how to differentiate synchronous instruction to meet all learners' needs. Participants will be able to articulate when and why synchronous learning is the most effective delivery of the content. 
3 credits.

Instructor: Joyce Good 

EXSC 702: Advance Topics: Strength and Conditioning and Sport Science

This course examines the theoretical understanding of the principles of exercise testing and prescription, and provides an opportunity to engage in advanced fitness profiling and core concepts of exercise prescription aimed to improve fitness and health outcomes. The course will also provide opportunity to develop advanced skills required to administer alternative modalities of health/fitness assessments and to further develop problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills. 
4 credits.

Saturday, July 10th (in-person)

Instructor: Alan Walker

EXSC 715: Clinical Ex Physiology

This course explores the concept of clinical exercise physiology across various clinical populations. Emphasis is placed on methods of evaluating cardiovascular function through graded exercise tests as well as principles of exercise prescription. Theoretical as well as practical course work cover administrative aspects of testing, metabolic calculations, variety of testing protocols, exercise physiology, and exercise prescription. 
3 credits

Staff-PT

MSE 801: Principles of Biology and Life Science

This course addresses biology and life science concepts prevalent in virtually all science curricula, as well as those set forth in the National Science Education Standards. Students engage in the use of scientific methods to address topics typically taught in biology and life science courses. 
3 credits.

Staff –PT

MSE 820: Seminar: STEAM for Inclusive Learner

This course will permit some flexibility to explore current topics in elementary/middle school education as they arise. Seminar courses permit special topics to be included in the course of study. Recent offerings include literacy in science, forensics, and multimedia science. In addition, certain transfer courses may be valid for degree accreditation but may not be a complete match in the courses listed. May be repeated for credit.
1-3 credits

Instructor: Michelle White

MSE 882: STEM Integrative Curriculum Design

This is the third course of the three-course STEM concentration. This course will explore integrative curriculum design and assessment. Topics will include state and national standards and analysis of existing STEM curricula and pedagogies. Prerequisite: MSE 880
3 credits.

Instructor: Andrea Walker

MBA 815: Marketing Management

A focus on issues in the interplay between marketing and society including the ethics of selling, advertising, marketing research, and the social responsibility of marketers. An understanding of the role of marketing in businesses and not-for-profit organizations and its importance for individuals within a society. Discover how marketing interfaces with domestic and global environments. Understand consumer and organizational buyer behavior for identifying market opportunities, segmenting and targeting markets, and developing positioning strategies. Must satisfy Marketing prerequisite.
3 credits.

Instructor: Treva Clark 

MBA 845: Managing Operations and Business Processes

Business decisions are made with consideration of the resources available, costs (both internal and external) and the impact on all stakeholders of an organization. This course provides the knowledge and skills that managers use in describing and understanding, measuring and analyzing, and developing plans for changing the operating process to best serve those interests. Tools such as including Queuing models, Simulations and Linear Programming applications will be employed. Decisions regarding the best use of limited resources, staffing requirements, and facility location/layout are featured. Must satisfy Operations prerequisite.
3 credits.

Tuesday 6-10pm, LYN 189

Instructor: William Jacobs 

MBA 850: Human Resource Management

A survey of personnel management activities in organizations including exploration of recent developments in the field of human resource management. Topics include human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training, equal employment opportunity, performance appraisal, discipline, career planning, compensation, safety, and health. Instruction method includes case study, readings.
3 credits.

Instructor: Robert Leonard 

MBA 867: Project Management: Risk and Quality Management

The primary goal of this course is to develop advanced level understanding of risk and quality management. Using the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), students will learn core concepts and principles of risk and quality management, as well as the application of various methods, tools and techniques commonly used to manage organizational projects. 
3 credits.

Instructor: Emad Rahim

MBA 883: Current Issues in Healthcare Leadership

The course provides students with key leadership concepts and strategies for personal and professional development. The course focuses on application of leadership theory and techniques such as mentorship, team dynamics, change management, customer service, and employee engagement. The students will leave the course with a toolkit of practical leadership methods applicable to day to day health care leadership. 
3 credits.

Instructor: Tonya Miller

MBA 895: Strategic Management

Strategic Management is a capstone course to be taken near or at the completion of the MBA program. Strategic Management is designed to tie together and integrate all the business courses taken by challenging students to look at a total organization and what it must do to compete successfully in its environment. This course includes an examination of the many principles and techniques used today in strategy formation and implementation. Case studies will be used extensively throughout the course to enhance understanding of strategy concepts and practices. Also included is the strategic management of large and small business entities, including the formulation and evaluation of missions, strategies, objectives, and policies. Historical and current situations are discussed. Cases are widely used and outside research is required. Prerequisite: At least 24 hours of graduate credit. Must satisfy Strategic Management prerequisite.
3 credits.

Instructor: David Setley

MME 866: Beginning Pedagogy and Methods for Contemporary Vocal Styles

Students will learn the skills necessary to teach the voice techniques in a popular music setting. "Music as a second language" will be the emphasized pedagogy. Students are required to meet a minimum proficiency singing in a contemporary genre. Prerequisite: Take MME-860 and MME-861.
1 credit

Staff. PT

MME 867: Creative Experiences in Modern Band

The course is designed to give students the opportunity to analyze and create music in popular music styles and then apply appropriate strategies that will enable them to design creative experiences for students in K-12 settings. Students will be introduced to compositional strategies for creative experiences appropriate for upper-elementary and secondary aged students and design a series of creative experiences for this purpose. Prerequisite: MME 860, 861, 862, 863, 864, and 865.
1 credit.

Instructor: Sharon Davis 

MME 890: ST: STEAM for Inclusive Learning

Elective courses will be offered as special topics courses, (e.g., Teaching Choral Music, Teaching General Music, Teaching Instrumental Music, Theory for Teaching, Graduate Music History Seminar, Music in Early Childhood, Music and the Exceptional Child, Statistics for the Music Researcher, Conducting, Arranging [band scoring, choral arranging, jazz arranging]). This course may be repeated for credit as topic changes.
3 credits.

Instructor: Michelle White 

PHT 611: Human Anatomy

This course is a comprehensive hands-on exploration of the human body, with emphasis on neuromusculoskeletal systems. Structural interrelationships shall be examined as the basis for human movement and as a means to understand abnormalities in structure and function. Directed laboratory experiences are focused on cadaver dissection. Learning is facilitated through textbooks, anatomical models, and audiovisual material. The case examples weaved throughout the course fosters clinical application of knowledge to physical therapy and athletic training practice. Prerequisites: GPA greater than 3.0.
5 credits.

Instructor: Michael Fink 

PHT 742: Pharmacology in Rehabilitation

Provides a general introduction to pharmacological principles including basic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Descriptions of general classes of medications and their impact and utilization in rehabilitation are stressed. 
2 credits.

Instructor: Matthew Walko

PHT 762: Clinical Education II

A seven-week, full-time supervised clinical learning experience to provide students the opportunity to develop clinical competence in the physical therapy management of individuals in an ambulatory or inpatient environment. Graded pass/fail.
3 credits.

Instructor: Jennifer Price 

PSY 712: Career Counseling & Development

This course examines the field of career counseling through examination of the theories of career choice and their influence upon entry into the world of work. Topics include career development theories and decision-making models, understanding connections between work and mental well-being in other life roles, career information resources, career planning, and career counseling practices. Ethical standards in career counseling, multicultural issues, gender and age bias, and career trends across the lifespan will also be addressed. 
3 credits.

Staff-PT 

SLP 701: Research Methods in Speech Language Pathology

This seminar course focuses on a speech-language pathologist's role as a clinical researcher and presents the need for science to inform clinical practice. Students read and critically analyze existing research within speech-language pathology, and review common research designs and data analysis techniques. Students are required to design and complete a collaborative research project. 
3 credits

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 8-10:30am, THC 125

Instructor: Laura Richardson

SLP 702: Professional Issues/Ethics

This course examines professional issues and ethical considerations related to speech language pathology. Regulations and requirements for professional practice will be reviewed. 
1 credit.

Thursday 8-10:30am, THC 125

Instructor: Helga McCullough

SLP 705: Clinical III. On-Campus

This course is the third on-campus experience for students. Students will be supervised by ASHA certified speech-language pathologists and apply theoretical knowledge to clinical practice. Students will develop clinical skills such as self-analysis, decision-making using evidence-based practices, progress monitoring, documentation, and professional practice. 
3 credits.

Meeting time varies

Instructor varies

Summer II: July 12-Aug 29, 2021

ATR 612: Fundamental Skills of Athletic Training

This course will provide an overview of the basic skills associated with the practice of athletic training. Emphasis will be placed on observational skills, introduction to tests and measures, and instrumentation utilized in the practice and research environments. 
2 credits.

Monday/Wednesday 9-11am, AHPP 120

Instructor: Erin Ulrich

ATR 613: Introduction to Clinical Skills Development

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary practice environment to refine their knowledge, skills, and abilities specific to athletic training. This course will interconnect the information from courses taught previously and concurrently. Prerequisite: ATR 611.
1 credit.

Tuesday 9-11am, AHPP 120

Staff-PT

ATR 618: Prevention and Care of Emergency Medical Conditions

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, mass casualty, and other injuries/illnesses that require emergent care. Students will also be introduced to policies and procedures associated with bloodborne pathogens, asthma inhalers, and epinephrine administration. A laboratory component will address the implementation, procedures, and testing of procedures studied.   
3 credits.

Monday/Wednesday 12:30-3pm, AHPP 120

Instructor: Tom Dompier 

EDU 840: Introduction to Designing Online Environment

This project-based course will introduce participants to various aspects of online learning environments with a focus on asynchronous learning. Learners will investigate standards, instructional best practices, and online design techniques to build an environment that creates a sense of community and encourages collaboration and engagement. The course will include a focus on how to differentiate instruction to meet all learners' needs in an asynchronous manner of delivery. Participants will clearly convey how instructional practices, relevant skills, and competencies inform their online program design and be able to communicate where and when online learning techniques can enhance traditional instructional models. 
3 credits.

Instructor: Joyce Good 

EDU 842: Assessing Online Learning

Learning online provides unique opportunities for educators to gather data on their learners' progress and mastery. This course will explore programs and tools that can be used to design engaging and individualized assessments. It will focus on best practices in lesson design that promotes formative assessment. Time will be dedicated to ensuring the validity and reliability of student work. Participants will craft assessments that produce data needed to direct instruction and individualize the learning experience. Prerequisites: EDU 840 and 841.
3 credits.

Instructor: Joyce Good 

EDU 860: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Wellness

This course will prepare students to have an understanding of the multi-tiered systems of support for social, emotional, and behavioral wellness of students Prek-12. Students will be able to understand the foundational knowledge related to MTSS for social, emotional, and behavioral wellness in order to plan and implement universal prevention strategies for all students.
3 credits.

Staff-PT

EXSC 729: Biomechanics of Sport

This course emphasizes the development of the analytical skills necessary to perform comprehensive kinematic and kinetic movement analysis for athletic activities. Upon completion, the student will have the skills necessary to assess and analyze athletic performance, and to implement developmental strategies to improve performance. 
3 credits.

Instructor: Diego Ferreira 

EXSC 742: Pharmacology

This course evaluates the impact of medications, supplements, and substances on exercise physiology, exercise performance, cardiopulmonary fitness, and weight management. Students will master general pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic concepts and learn specific medication properties. Through critical evaluation of primary literature, students will classify medications as ergogenic or ergolytic to review and revise exercise and nutrition recommendations. 
3 credits.

Staff-PT

EXSC 754: Seminar in Human Performance

This seminar consists of online presentations, readings, discussions, and projects where research and other relevant topics in exercise science are presented by faculty, students, and guest presenters. This course also provides a forum in which the scientific bases underlying research in exercise science can be critically discussed. This course may be repeated for credit as topic changes.
1 credit.

Instructor: Lori Thomas

MSE 880: Introduction to STEM Education

This course serves as a general exploration of the disciplines and approaches to STEM education. Pedagogy, assessment, standards alignment, and trends and issues will be covered in this course. 
3 credits.

Instructor: Andrea Walker

MSE 883: Integrative STEM Education Practicum

n this course, students will apply and extend integrative STEM knowledge, understanding, and skills acquired through coursework to meaningful field experiences. During the Integrative STEM Education Practicum, students will develop a digital portfolio of artifacts as evidence in meeting the program competencies and as demonstration of reflective practice. This course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Co-or prerequisite: MSE 880, 881, or 882.
1-3 credits.

Instructor: Joey Rider-Bertrand

MBA 825: Executive Communications

Executive Communications focuses on the communication skills that managers at all levels must acquire, develop, and demonstrate in order to achieve success in the workplace. The course combines communication theory with practical techniques for conveying information; for motivating associates and enhancing teamwork via the spoken and written word; and for exhibiting leadership through language at the interpersonal, small group, and organizational levels. Organizational communications skills, emphasizing writing, speaking and listening techniques, and interpersonal communication are included. Recommended as one of the first three courses taken in the MBA program. 
3 credits.

Instructor: Linda Brain Beck

MBA 857: Supply Chain Management

This course takes a strategic, managerial, and cross-functional view of supply chain management, enabling managers to participate in the vision and implementation of world-class supply chain networks. To achieve this, the course introduces a Supply Chain Roadmap process model as a guiding framework for designing and implementing integrated supply chains. Students will gain the knowledge and analytical tools to perform analysis and act as change agents within their organizations. 
3 credits.

Instructor: John Byrne

MBA 875: Accounting for Managerial Decision Making

Provides students previously exposed to managerial accounting principles with the essential tools and strategies managers need to develop data for making decisions related to pricing strategy; product expansion, discontinuance or redesign; performance measurement; resource allocation and management; merger and acquisition planning; and other types of managerial decisions. Stresses ways to avoid mistakes that result when internal decision-making is based on data developed for external financial reporting. Business topics covered include financial statement analysis, responsibility accounting, Economic Value Added (EVA), and Activity Based Costing (ABC). Must satisfy Accounting prerequisite.
3 credits.

Instructor: Andrew Hildebrand 

MBA 887: Executive Decision Making

The job of a leader is to provide motivation and direction to employees by aligning operational goals and objectives with organizational direction. In order to do this effectively, rational decision-making must be at the foundation of the process. This course provides students with the framework to analyze situations and develop/ recognize alternatives that align with the organization's culture and objectives.   
3 credits.

Instructor: Douglas Gautsch

MME 801: Foundations of Music Education

A consideration of philosophical and historical issues in music education and their implications for developing curricular and instructional approaches to the field. A core course. 
3 credits

Instructor: Kyle Zeuch

MME 860: Modern Band Pedagogy

This course will introduce students to the music as a second language pedagogy and provide an overview of Modern Band and the application of materials for teaching keyboard, guitar, drums, and bass in the K-12 classroom. Corequisite: Take MME-861.
1 credit.

Instructor: Jeffrey Lovell 

MME 861: Modern Band Pedagogy

This course will introduce students to the music as a second language pedagogy and provide an overview of Modern Band and the application of materials for teaching keyboard, guitar, drums, and bass in the K-12 classroom. Corequisite: Take MME-861.
1 credit.

Instructor: Justin Morell 

MME 887: Re Recording for the Music Educator

Whether you are trying to record your spring concert, grab a quick recording of a rehearsal for instant feedback, or help your students produce their own songs, we will spend lots of time exploring the various aspects of making a recording. The use of microphones, room acoustics, and equipment setup will be covered by...get this...actually recording. A lot! 
3 credits. 

7/12/21-7/23/21, Daily 1:00-5:00pm, BMC 228

Instructor: Barry Hill

MME 888: Modern Band: Composition and Performance Ensemble

This course serves as the capstone to the Modern Band Certificate. Students will expand upon the proficiencies and methods learned in an ensemble setting through collaborative composition and improvisation. The cumulating experience will be a live concert promoting the pedagogies for a modern band curriculum. Prerequisites: MME 860, 861, 862, 863, 864, and 865.
3 credits.

7/12/21-7/23/21, Daily 8:00-12:00pm, BMC TBD

Instructor: Christopher Heffner

MME 890: ST: Producing, Directing, and Education

Elective courses will be offered as special topics courses, (e.g., Teaching Choral Music, Teaching General Music, Teaching Instrumental Music, Theory for Teaching, Graduate Music History Seminar, Music in Early Childhood, Music and the Exceptional Child, Statistics for the Music Researcher, Conducting, Arranging [band scoring, choral arranging, jazz arranging]). This course may be repeated for credit as topic changes.
3 credits.

Instructor: Jonathan Walker-Vankuren

PHT 764: Clinical Education III

The second, seven-week supervised clinical learning experience where students continue to develop clinical competence in the management of various musculoskeletal, cardiovascular-pulmonary, integumentary, and neuromuscular disorders. Graded pass/fail.
3 credits.

Instructor: Jennifer Price 

PSY 870: Clinical Practicum

In this course, students complete closely supervised counseling experiences (such as patient observations, shadowing, task assistance, data recording, regulated patient contact, etc.), in mental health care facilities, that total a minimum of 100 clock hours. Practicum students will complete at least 40 clock hours of direct service with actual clients; this includes weekly interactions that average 1 hour per week of individual and/or triadic supervision, and averages 1.5 hours per week of group supervision. Practicum students will meet weekly with supervisors from the counselor education program and a student supervisor and site supervisor from the placement location. Prerequisites: PSY 601, PSY 621, PSY 622, PSY 701, PSY 711 and PSY 720.
3 credits.

Staff-PT

Summer (Other)

MSE 822: Forensic Science to the Classroom

In this course, students will read, research, hypothesize, interview, compute, and use deductive reasoning to propose solutions to crimes in an effort to develop hands-on, inquiry-based lessons for their K-12 students. Students will use forensic techniques such as lifting and inking fingerprints, shoe casting, and bite identification. Science, English, and Math Standards will be incorporated into this project-based course. 
3 credits.

08/02/21-08/13/21, Daily 9-1pm

Instructor: Scott Baylor