Athletic Training (ATC) courses
ATC 601 Foundations of Athletic TrainingPrerequisite: permission of program director.
This course will cover various aspects of the history, development, socialization and standards of practice of the athletic training profession. Key terms and concepts utilized in the field, areas of practice, roles and responsibilities, and other essential knowledge and skills for the athletic training profession will be discussed.
ATC 602 Foundations of Therapeutic InterventionPrerequisite: permission of program director.
This course will provide a foundation of knowledge for injury/illness evaluation and therapeutic intervention.
ATC 604 Clinical Skills in Athletic TrainingPrerequisite: permission of program director.
Students are introduced to various procedures, techniques, principles and theories relative to development of injury and illness prevention and essential immediate and emergency management clinical skills required of an athletic trainer.
ATC 610 Leadership Theory and Issues in Athletic Training
This course covers an examination and application of leadership and professional theories and the attributes, behaviors, and values necessary for leadership in health professions (specifically to aspects of the practice of athletic training).
ATC 612 Human Movement
This course will address the neuromotor coordination and integration of human movement. Concepts of brain mapping, the visual and vestibular systems, movement, and disassociation will be addressed.
ATC 620 Leadership Concepts in Athletic Training
This course covers an examination and application of leadership and professional theories and the attributes, behaviors, and values necessary for leadership in health professions (specially to aspects of the practice of athletic training.) The organization and function of professional associations, activities that serve the professional community and service to the public, the AT's role in healthcare delivery systems, outcome measurement, the role of evidence-based practice in the AT profession, cultural competence, and medical legal situations will also be covered.
ATC 622 Athletic Training Practicum IPrerequisite: permission of program director.
This is a supervised, 16-week clinical experience designed to provide students familiarity with the athletic training profession and a variety of work settings. Emphasis will be placed on the foundational behaviors of athletic training, professional communication skills and an understanding of pertinent clinical practice topics and issues. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.
ATC 623 Patient Evaluation IPrerequisite: permission of program director.
This course provides an overview of the etiology, incidence and prevalence, signs and symptoms, course and prognosis, and medical management of common conditions impacting physical activity. Content focuses on observation and evaluation techniques for injuries/impairments affecting the lower body. Students will incorporate information gained from evaluation process and assessment techniques to make a clinical diagnosis.
ATC 630 Leadership PracticumPrerequisite: ATC 610 and ATC 612.
An intensive clinical or administrative leadership experience requiring students to apply leadership knowledge and skills to real world issues. The leadership experience must also embrace the MSU public affairs mission and culminate in a meaningful response to an issue within the athletic training profession.
ATC 631 AT Integrated Lab IPrerequisite: permission of program director.
Course content emphasizes the management of patients with injuries/impairments of the lower body. Students will integrate skills and knowledge of examination, assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, analysis of functional outcomes, and re-assessment to develop and manage appropriate patient plans of care. Emphasis will be placed upon using a systematic process, critical thinking, progression of techniques, and evidence based decision making.
ATC 632 Manual Therapy Techniques
Detailed analysis and application of manual therapy techniques for treating musculoskeletal pathologies involving the spine and upper and lower extremities.
ATC 633 Therapeutic Interventions IPrerequisite: permission of program director.
This course will cover the theoretical and practical application of interventions (therapeutic exercise, modality devices, manual techniques) designed to enhance performance and function with an emphasis on lower extremity injuries and conditions.
ATC 640 Evidence-Based Practice
Course will analyze the clinical reasoning process used in health care disciplines, examine the different types and levels of clinical evidence and explore the implementation of evidence-based practice skills into the student's health care profession/practice.
ATC 653 Patient Evaluation IIPrerequisite: permission of program director.
This course provides an overview of the etiology, incidence and prevalence, signs and symptoms, course and prognosis, and medical management of common conditions impacting physical activity. Content focuses on observation and evaluation techniques for injuries/impairments affecting the upper body. Students will incorporate information gained from evaluation process and assessment techniques to make a clinical diagnosis.
ATC 663 Therapeutic Interventions IIPrerequisite: permission of program director.
This course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Therapeutic Interventions I. This course will cover the theoretical and practical application of interventions (therapeutic exercise, modality devices, manual techniques) designed to enhance performance and function with an emphasis on lower extremity injuries and conditions.
ATC 671 AT Integrated Lab IIPrerequisite: permission of program director.
Course content emphasizes the management of patients with musculoskeletal injuries/impairments of the upper body. Students will integrate skills and knowledge of examination, assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, analysis of functional outcomes, and re-assessment to develop and manage appropriate patient plans of care. Emphasis will be placed upon using a systematic process, critical thinking, progression of techniques, and evidence based decision making.
ATC 682 AT Practicum IIPrerequisite: Permission of program director.
This course is designed to provide students with continued familiarity with a variety of patients, diagnoses, age ranges, and situations; to see the roles of athletic trainers. This is a supervised, 16-week clinical experience that provides the opportunity to observe and apply knowledge and skills gained from didactic courses and clinical experiences. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.
ATC 697 Special TopicsPrerequisite: permission of program director.
Special study of sports medicine and athletic training. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of three hours. Same topic may be repeated once.
ATC 710 Seminar in Athletic TrainingPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
Provides a forum for topics germane to the clinical practice settings and transition to professional practice. Topics of interest will cover areas such as performance enhancement principles, diagnostic assessment techniques, surgical procedures, pediatric athletic medicine, clinical education principles, and current professional topics. May be repeated to a maximum of two hours.
ATC 711 Problem Based PracticePrerequisite: permission of program director.
Students will be engaged in real cases that develop both problem solving strategies and disciplinary knowledge. Students will be placed in the active role of problem-solvers within situations that simulates the kind of problems faced by health care providers. Emphasis will be placed upon decision making and evidence based rationale. Must be repeated to a minimum of three hours.
ATC 713 AT Practicum IIIPrerequisite: permission of program director.
This course is a structured clinical experience under the supervision of a qualified preceptor. Students are expected to develop their clinical decision making skills and apply skills and knowledge gained in didactic courses and clinical experiences. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.
ATC 723 Movement Pattern Assessment
Introduction of fundamental movement patterns of the body and how to assess these movement patterns. Concepts of neuromotor human development and how these relate to the learning/patterning of these fundamental movement patterns.
ATC 724 AT Practicum IVPrerequisite: permission of program director.
This course provides continued clinical practice in the form of an eight-week, immersive clinical practicum and an eight-week, integrated clinical practicum under the supervision of a qualified preceptor. Students are expected to continue to develop their clinical decision making skills and apply skills and knowledge gained in didactic courses and clinical experiences. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.
ATC 732 Applied Research Methods in Health Care
Research course in which students deepen their understanding and enhance their research abilities in order to contribute to the advancement of their chosen health care discipline. Course will explore topics of research design and research methods for conducting applied and clinical research projects with a focus on conducting outcomes-related research that can support clinical practices in the student's respective health care discipline.
ATC 733 Corrective Exercise Techniques/Movement Pattern Interventions
This course will cover the corrections of impairments and compensations to the fundamental movement patterns.
ATC 734 Professional Development and LeadershipPrerequisite: permission of the program director.
This course introduces the student to the role of the athletic trainer as a leader within their own site, the profession, and the broader interprofessional health care system. Integration of the University's Public Affairs mission into the practice and management of fiscal management, marketing, and human resource functions. Discussion of regulatory systems, legal considerations, global issues, and ethics in the profession will be discussed.
ATC 741 Therapeutic Interventions IIIPrerequisite: permission of program director.
This course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Therapeutic Interventions I and II. This course will cover the theoretical and practical application of interventions with an emphasis on manual techniques and corrective exercises.
ATC 743 Advanced Therapeutic Interventions
Advanced concepts and evidence-based principles of rehabilitation programs. Enhancement of previously learned therapeutic exercise techniques and integration of therapeutic modalities and therapeutic exercise, including objective and functional goal setting and evaluation for appropriate progression and expedited return to activity.
ATC 753 Pharmacology/General Medical ConceptsPrerequisite: permission of program director.
This course will expose students to various medical specialties which contribute to an understanding of comprehensive health care program. Emphasis on subject matter and skills necessary to recognize potential problems, help in understanding the interventions, and develop techniques for referral.
ATC 773 Athletic Training SeminarPrerequisite: permission of program director.
This course will allow students to review their previous course work, discuss current issues facing the profession, and develop personal learning plans for their future endeavors.
ATC 784 AT Practicum VPrerequisite: permission of program director.
This course is the final clinical practicum. Students will complete both an immersive and an integrated clinical experience. Students will continue to develop their clinical decision making skills and applying skills and knowledge gained in didactic courses and clinical experiences. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session.
ATC 791 AT Research ProjectPrerequisite: permission of program director.
In-depth scientific study of an area of interest that culminates in a scholarly paper and formal community presentation.
ATC 792 Independent Study in Athletic TrainingPrerequisite: permission of program director.
The course provides opportunities to pursue specific subject areas of interest in athletic training or as needs arise which are not covered by courses or content in the program. May be repeated to a maximum of three hours.
ATC 797 Non-thesis ProjectPrerequisite: ATC 732 and permission of project advisor.
Active participation in the ongoing research and/or clinical activities of athletic training faculty or clinical experience supervisor. Culminates in a presentation of an extensive scholarly paper. Must be repeated to a minimum of three hours.
ATC 798 Special TopicsPrerequisite: permission of program director.
Special study of sports medicine and athletic training. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours. Same topic may be repeated once.
ATC 799 ThesisPrerequisite: ATC 732 and permission of research advisor.
Demonstration of the capacity for research and independent thought culminating in a thesis. Must be repeated to a minimum of six hours.
Health (HLH) courses
HLH 195 Introduction to the Health Professions
Designed to familiarize students with a variety of health career opportunities, and to provide guidance in early curriculum planning and alternative career options. Identical with BMS 195. Cannot receive credit for both HLH 195 and BMS 195.
HLH 399 Cooperative Education in the Health SciencesPrerequisite: acceptance into the Cooperative Education Program and permission.
A supervised learning experience that integrates on-the-job training with academic credit. The student will be required to complete assigned academic work related to the area of practical experience.
HLH 700 Research Methods in Kinesiology
Nature of research methodology, experimental design and scientific writing. Opportunity to explore research literature and to conduct research.
HLH 710 Introduction to Health Promotion and Wellness Management
This is an introductory course in which students will gain a general understanding of the health promotion and wellness management (HPWM) field. The job opportunities, history, mission, terminology, philosophy, ethical principles, organizations, concepts and foundations of HPWM will be explored.
HLH 750 Programming Approaches in Wellness/Health Promotion
Organizational and administrative approaches utilized in the conduct of wellness/health promotion programs will be studied. Emphasis will be placed upon the selection, development, promotion, conduct, and evaluation of the various components of wellness/health promotion programs.
HLH 752 Health Risk Identification and Management
Procedures and instrumentation utilized in the identification and assessment of risk factors associated with cardiovascular and other major life-style generated diseases and conditions will be studied. Emphasis will be placed upon the utilization of risk factor data in the conduct of a wellness/health promotion program.
HLH 760 Health Promotion Planning
A culminating course in the MS in Health Promotion and Wellness Management degree program. This course will focus on the development of health promotion in the workplace: Topics discussed will include effects of health promotion, the compression of morbidity, developing awareness strategies, health assessments, theories of health behavior (self-efficacy, social learning theory, health belief model, theory of planned behavior, stages of change theory), and evaluating existing workplace health promotion programs (physical activity in the workplace, worksite nutrition programs, worksite weight management, tobacco control and cessation, and stress management). The current professional literature related to health promotion will also be reviewed.
HLH 770 Seminar in Health Promotion and Wellness Management
Review of the professional literature relating to current issues in health promotion and wellness. Topics researched and discussed include health care ethics, diversity, cultural aspects, long-range planning, public relations, legal considerations, and grant-writing. Includes guided development and completion of an extensive research paper.
HLH 791 Wellness InternshipPrerequisite: permission of Health Internship Coordinator.
Supervised field experience in a health promotion or health care setting. Directly involves the student in the application of organizational skills and wellness manager skills. Student must complete a minimum number of clinical hours. May be repeated.
Interprofessional Education (IPE) courses
IPE 300 Service Learning in Health ServicesPrerequisite: IPE 375 and admission to the Health Services program.
This service component of an existing course provides students with exposure to a variety of health care fields and practices, while providing a beneficial public service to the community. Students will be able to contribute in a meaningful way to the betterment of the community learning site and the clients it serves. Additionally, students will expand their experiential base and will increase their skills in critical thinking and problem solving. May be repeated.
IPE 375 Introduction to Interprofessional Health CarePrerequisite: 30 hours.
This course provides an introduction to interprofessional health care education and collaborative practice for students in health professions programs. Topics include the history of interprofessional health care education in the U.S. and internationally, philosophical and theoretical foundations, and competencies required for effective collaboration to improve health care outcomes. Students explore the roles of various health professions in collaborative patient/client, family, and community health care. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.
IPE 376 Cultural Competence in Health CarePrerequisite: Health Services major or permission.
This course explores issues and challenges that can be encountered in the health care setting working with cultural and ethnically diverse patient populations.
IPE 377 Global Issues in Health ServicesPrerequisite: Health Services major or permission.
This course introduces students to the principal health systems of the world's populations, and major challenges to improving health globally. Students will explore interdisciplinary factors accounting for health patterns that impact global health, health care delivery systems worldwide, and the governmental, economic, social and political forces that influence them.
IPE 378 Healthcare Quality Management
This course provides a survey of the basic principles and techniques of quality management in healthcare including high-reliability concepts that help organizations achieve safety, quality, and efficiency goals. The course will examine a range of topics from measuring performance to creating high-quality services that represent excellence in a healthcare organization.
IPE 379 Interprofessional Perspectives on Population HealthPrerequisite: 30 hours.
This course examines the impact of health care access, quality of health services, individual behaviors, social environments, physical environments, biological factors, and policies and programs on population health outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on the role the interprofessional health care team in improving the health of the public.
IPE 381 Statistics for the Health ProfessionsPrerequisite: 30 hours and the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement; and Health Services major or permission.
This course provides an introduction to statistical data analysis and interpretation, with an emphasis on techniques used in the health professions. Descriptive statistics including measures of central tendency and variability, probability, estimation, and graphing will be discussed. Students will use computer-based statistical software for hypothesis testing, including independent and repeated measures t tests, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, and non-parametric testing. Emphasis is given to interpretation using effect size, confidence intervals, power analysis, and presentation of findings using APA style. Cannot receive credit toward a degree for more than one of the following courses: AGR 330, IPE 381, MTH 340, PSY 200, QBA 237, REC 328, or SOC 302.
IPE 382 Introduction to Health Insurance and Managed CarePrerequisite: 30 hours; and Health Services major or permission.
This course focuses on the development of health insurance and managed care practices in the United States. Topics include the impact of managed care on health care delivery systems and reimbursement; public and private sector health insurance and benefit plans; key regulations and laws governing health care and health insurance; and current topics in health care reform. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of managed care practices on the interprofessional health care team.
IPE 470 Foundations of Patient Safety for Health ProfessionalsPrerequisite: IPE 375 or concurrent enrollment.
This course provides a foundation for patient safety and health care quality improvement for students in the health professions with an emphasis on the roles of both individuals and systems. Topics include: the scope of the problem, terminology and basic concepts of safety systems, patient safety interventions, measuring and reporting safety, incident investigations, institutional responses to adverse events, communication and teamwork, and models to improve patient safety.
IPE 475 Evidence-Based Health Care PracticePrerequisite: IPE 375.
This course will enable students to develop the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to assess the scientific literature, clinical guidelines, and other information resources needed to integrate evidence into practice to improve health care outcomes.
IPE 575 Collaborative Health Care LeadershipPrerequisite: 60 hours; and admitted to the Health Services degree program.
This course explores theories, models and responsibilities of leadership within an interprofessional health care context. Students apply leadership practices that support collaborative practice and synthesize prior learning to plan, implement, and evaluate a health project designed to improve patient/client health outcomes.
IPE 576 Professional Issues in Health ServicesPrerequisite: 60 hours; and admitted to the Health Services degree program.
This course is designed to prepare future health care professionals to identify, critically examine, and address issues that occur in the interprofessional health care environment. Students will utilize professional ethics and evidence-based decision-making to analyze various case studies and propose possible solutions to issues identified.
Public Health (PBH) courses
PBH 710 Clinical Epidemiology
This course is an introduction to the epidemiological methods and procedures utilized in a clinical environment. The course will include the study of infectious and non-infectious disease epidemiology. Students will learn how to use basic epidemiological concepts and methods in the clinical setting in order to make better decisions regarding evidence based medicine and quality of care. Basic statistical measures used in the analysis of clinical and epidemiologic evaluations, including measures of disease frequency and measures of absolute and relative effects, will be covered. Additional topics include accessing and evaluating sources of data, qualitative and quantitative systematic reviews of literature based evidence, and meta-analyses. This course cannot be counted toward the Master of Public Health. It is designed for students in clinical fields such as nursing practice.
PBH 720 Epidemiology
An introduction to the epidemiological methods and procedures utilized in the study of the origin, distribution, and control of disease. It will include the study of infectious and non-infectious disease etiology, including vector control, host defenses and resistance, and investigation of disease outbreaks. Students will learn to use basic epidemiological concepts and methods for program planning, evaluation, and research. Basic statistical measures used in the analysis of clinical and epidemiologic evaluations, including measures of disease frequency and measures of absolute and relative effects, will be covered. Identical with NUR 700. Cannot receive credit for PBH 720 and NUR 700.
PBH 730 Biostatistics in Health Sciences
This course is an introduction to biostatistical methods in the context of public health and medical sciences. Major topics will include: research design and measurement, sampling, exploratory data analysis, probability and sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, contingency table analysis, nonparametric methods, correlation, linear regression, logistic regression and survival analysis. Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of these methods and drawing appropriate conclusions from analysis findings. Students will also be introduced to statistical programming packages.
PBH 735 Software Applications and Data Sources in Public HealthPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
This course will provide an overview of important software and databases that are commonly used in public health surveillance, program planning and research. Students will learn to access, analyze, and interpret morbidity and mortality data from a variety of national and statewide data sources (e.g., NHANS, BRFSS, MICA, CDC Wonder, vital statistics). Data will be analyzed descriptively using statistical software including Excel, CDC's EpiInfo, SPSS and/or SAS.
PBH 740 Health Behavior
This course examines selected theories of health behavior relevant to individual and community health promotion program planning. Students will analyze biological, psychological, sociological, and environmental influences on health behavior and evaluate strategies for health promotion.
PBH 745 Environmental Health
This course will investigate and examine the relationships of environmental health problems to human health. Students will survey the major environmental issues facing developed and developing countries. Topics include water supply, air and noise pollution, sewage treatment and waste disposal, pest and pesticides, toxic waste, energy alternatives, food and drug quality assurance, population control, and environmental disease control.
PBH 756 Introduction to Public Health
This course will provide a general introduction to public health. It will discuss the history of public health; international, federal, state, and local agencies; voluntary health agencies; professional health organizations; the legislative process as it relates to public health, environmental health, health promotion, basic public health statistics and an introduction to epidemiology.
PBH 758 Contemporary Issues in Public Health
In-depth consideration of pertinent issues, trends, controversy, and current research in public health.
PBH 760 Research Methods in Public Health
This course is designed to help students gain the necessary knowledge and skills for undertaking research on issues related to public health.
PBH 772 Toxicology and Hazardous Materials
A study of toxic substances and their effects in the environment and in living organisms. This course also includes a study of safety methods for identifying, monitoring, handling, processing, containing, storing, and disposing hazardous and toxic substances in the environment and workplace. Students are encouraged to have had courses in physiology, biochemistry and/or pharmacology.
PBH 775 Principles and Skills of Public Health Administration
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the administrative, managerial and organizational practices of health professionals in a variety of settings. Opportunities for the development and application of administrative competencies in health education/health care settings will be provided.
PBH 778 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
This course examines problems and methods used in studying chronic diseases. Focus will be on the collection and interpretation of chronic disease data, and application of epidemiological and statistical principles pertaining to cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, chronic lung diseases, diabetes, musculoskeletal diseases, neurologic disorders and other chronic diseases.
PBH 781 Public Health Preparedness
This course will investigate the health risks and hazards associated with emergency situations, and the roles of public health professionals and volunteers in the preparation for and response to emergencies and disasters.
PBH 783 International Health and Infectious Disease
This course will investigate the epidemiology, impact, and control of infectious diseases in the context of the international environment. Topics will include the structure and financing of health systems in the developing world, the medical community's ability to respond to infectious disease risks, and the specific impacts of major infectious diseases with an emphasis on tuberculosis, AIDS, and malaria. This course is not a clinical course and will not address the diagnosis or treatment of disease.
PBH 785 Seminar in Public HealthPrerequisite: permission of Program Director.
Variable topics course. The study, analysis, and discussion of timely issues in public health. May be repeated for credit if topic is different.
PBH 788 Public Health Practicum
The Public Health practicum is required of all students enrolled in the Professional Option of the MPH program. It will involve developing, implementing and establishing a public health intervention that includes, reflects, and integrates public health principles, theory, and practice as identified in the Masters in Public Health curriculum. All required courses must be completed in order to be eligible. Project selection must be approved by the course instructor.
PBH 790 Independent Study in Public HealthPrerequisite: permission of instructor and Program Director.
The independent study in Public Health is a carefully planned experience which allows the advanced student to investigate a clearly defined problem that will enhance their academic preparation. May be repeated for credit.
PBH 798 Public Health Field ExperiencePrerequisite: students must have successfully completed 33 hours including all public health core and other required courses and passed the core course exam.
The required field experience provides experience in program development, community relations, public education, and research. Possible sites include: official health agencies, voluntary health agencies, or community social agencies. Selection is dependent on the students' backgrounds and career expectations. Students may choose to spend their entire time in one agency, or, for shorter periods, in 2 or more agencies. The field experience can be done during the fall, spring, or summer and can be no less than 200 hours. All field experiences must be approved by the field experience faculty supervisor and the Program Director to ensure the site acceptability. May be repeated.
PBH 799 Capstone Project in Public HealthPrerequisite: admission to the Master of Public Health program.
The Capstone Project provides students the opportunity to integrate knowledge gained in the classroom with real-world problems through completion of a major research, program planning, policy development, management, service delivery, or evaluation project. Some aspect of the project must be original, whether it is the topic itself, an analysis of newly collected or extant data, the reinterpretation of others' finding, or the design and completion of a community project. While student led, the project is designed in consultation with, and carried out under the guidance of, a faculty supervisor. Student must have the capstone project proposal form approved by the faculty supervisor and Program Director prior to enrollment.