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  • Certain courses offered by Kaplan University are available to nondegree-seeking participants. Upon successful completion of a course, the participant may transfer the credits earned toward a degree at Kaplan University if the course is part of the Kaplan University degree program.

    Students who successfully complete all of the requisite courses associated with a certificate program may petition for academic graduation from the applicable certificate program. Students must meet all additional admissions and academic graduation requirements detailed in the admissions and degree-seeking academic graduation criteria of those certificate programs. Participants are under no obligation to enroll at Kaplan University upon completion. 

  • Curriculum: Undergraduate Single Courses

    Social and Behavioral Sciences - Undergraduate Courses

    CE 101: INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (5 Credits)

    This course will present an overview of the field of early childhood development. Students will learn the foundations necessary to provide safe, healthy, high-quality care for young children. An emphasis will be placed on governing standards and regulations, historical perspectives, and current trends. This course will also focus on what it means to be an early childhood professional and will assist students in developing effective professional practices in the field.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Social and Behavioral Sciences - Undergraduate Courses Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CE 114: EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (5 Credits)

    This course surveys the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children from birth through age 8. In order to provide developmentally appropriate care giving, nurturing, and instruction for the most important developmental years in life, topics will include: attachment issues, developmental milestones, and developmentally appropriate strategies. Using their understanding of how young children develop, students will discuss issues in early childhood care, safety and health concerns, guidance techniques, and behavioral expectations.

     

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Social and Behavioral Sciences - Undergraduate Courses Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CE 220: CHILD SAFETY, NUTRITION, AND HEALTH (5 Credits)

    The course is designed to help students advance their knowledge of the factors that affect the health, nutrition, and safety of the young child. Students will be able to identify common childhood illnesses and their causes, discuss the nutritional needs of healthy young children with those of children who have allergies or chronic disease conditions, discuss healthy menus using current information, and explain the basics of adequate nutrition to children and caregivers. Students also will identify safe indoor and outdoor learning activities and suggest ways to create environments that maximize safety.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Social and Behavioral Sciences - Undergraduate Courses Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CE 230: CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (5 Credits)

    This course is designed to help early childhood care professionals provide creative, developmentally appropriate practices in a child care environment. Participants will examine materials and activities that will help foster children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development, with an emphasis on activities that encourage independence, exploration, risk-taking, and opportunities to think and act creatively.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Social and Behavioral Sciences - Undergraduate Courses Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 0

    CM 313: TOOLS FOR THE DIGITAL AGE (6 Credits)

    This course introduces students to the concepts necessary for effectively using new technologies and digital tools. By applying these concepts to the communication context (purpose and audience), students will be able to decide what tools are most appropriate. Students will also practice using a variety of digital tools and new technologies and reflect on how they affect communication.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Social and Behavioral Sciences - Undergraduate Courses Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PS 385: TARGETED TOPIC IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of the knowledge, skills, and abilities that a behavior analyst needs to provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy in a variety of settings. This course will cover diverse scenarios in which the basic concepts and theories of ABA, as well as ethical considerations for responsible conduct, can be applied. Topics to be covered include behavior measurement considerations, experimental design, reinforcement and punishment, extinction, behavior change systems, intervention considerations, maintenance and generalization of skills, ethics, and supervision issues. The course content is based on the basic behavior-analytic skills and client-centered responsibilities areas of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Fourth Edition Task List.

    Prerequisites Required: None  

    Total Social and Behavioral Sciences - Undergraduate Courses Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PS 440: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (6 Credits)

    This course presents an integrative and multidimensional perspective to the fascinating field of abnormal psychology. Students will acquire basic knowledge of various psychological disorders including depression, anxiety, and psychotic and mood disorders. Students will be introduced to how abnormal behavior is defined, assessed, and diagnosed using the current classification system, as well as the limitations of assessment. The course will provide an overview of the various models used to understand psychological disorders and the therapeutic approaches used to treat them. Additionally, students will be given an overview of the legal, economic, and sociocultural influences on abnormal behavior and the mental health system in order to gain a greater understanding of how mental illness affects all in our society.

    Prerequisites Required: CM  220, PS 124 recommended

    Total Social and Behavioral Sciences - Undergraduate Courses Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PS 124: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course provides a broad introduction to the field of psychology, one of the social sciences. Students will be introduced to a range of topics that offer insight into human thought and actions including what motivates us to study human behavior, ethical decisions, problem solving, and theories on memory, learning, intelligence, and personality. This course will highlight the use of critical thinking and the application of the concepts. In addition, it will draw on practical psychological concepts related to students’ personal and professional relationships. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Social and Behavioral Sciences - Undergraduate Courses Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 0

    General Education

    CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I (5 Credits)

    Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total General Education Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MM 150: SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS (5 Credits)

    Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total General Education Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA (5 Credits)

    This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total General Education Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Health Sciences - Undergraduate

    EF 205: SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATIONS OF EXERCISE AND FITNESS (5 Credits)

    This course familiarizes students with the scientific basis of exercise and fitness physiology and related human anatomy, including cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology. Students learn about energy metabolism as it relates to exercise and how aging affects human physiology, exploring current strategies in exercise and fitness training to facilitate disease prevention and healthy aging.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    EF 310: CURRENT TRENDS IN EXERCISE AND FITNESS—AGING WELL ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the issues in exercise and fitness that each major age group encounters in society today. Students learn the unique challenges that senior adults, middle-aged and younger adults, and children and adolescents are confronted with, as well as the sociological, psychological, and economic factors that can impact favorable outcomes. Motivational strategies, techniques, and plans for designing age-appropriate exercise and fitness programs will be discussed and practiced, and current research in models of exercise and fitness programs in community- and corporate-based settings will be studied and evaluated for effectiveness.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HI 125: HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    This course introduces the history and development of the health information field and an overview of the American Health Information Management Association. The evolution of health care delivery systems, storage and retrieval methods, development of the health record, accrediting and licensing requirements, patient indexing, and typical health information functions and positions are also taught in this course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HI 135: LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION (5 Credits)

    This course introduces students to legal issues encountered by health information professionals including the topics of confidentiality and how to protect it, adhering to state and federal laws, responding to subpoenas and court orders, and provides an overview of the U.S. Court System.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HI 230: QUALITY ASSURANCE AND STATISTICS IN HEALTH INFORMATION (5 Credits)

    In this course, students study performance improvement and quality assessment concepts as they relate to health information. Team concepts, risk management, utilization management, accreditation and licensure, data quality issues, and patient outcomes are important topics in this course. Students will compute health care and vital statistics from health care data and display data graphically. 

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HI 300: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    In this course, students implement and manage technology, gain knowledge of database architecture and design, and design and generate administrative reports. Enforcement of confidentiality, e-health security, and measures to protect health information are also stressed.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HI 305: MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION (6 Credits)

    This course examines the role of the health information manager in strategic information technology system planning and administration, with an analysis of the role of project and quality management. Legal and ethical policies and procedures that ensure privacy and confidentiality will be evaluated. Regulatory requirements and accreditation issues will also be analyzed within the context of health care delivery systems. The course will prepare the student to be a leader in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of information systems in health care.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 100: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCE (5 Credits)

    In this required introductory course, students will identify current issues in health science and how they relate to chosen health science professions. Educational and credentialing requirements will be defined for health science occupations. Students will create a personal education plan, choosing appropriate electives and identifying specific career options based on personal goals and research of the profession. Professional traits and skills for success in the field will be explored as well as discussion of roles and responsibilities of selected health professionals. 

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 101: MEDICAL LAW AND BIOETHICS (5 Credits)

    This course emphasizes the basic principles and applications of law, ethics, and bioethics as they relate to the medical arena. It covers legal terms, consent, contracts, physician/patient relationships, professional liability, and various medical issues. Through lectures, class discussions, case studies, and library research, students acquire knowledge of the importance of their professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 111: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course provides a logical understanding of the language of medicine. Basic prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied, along with word analysis, word building, spelling, and pronunciation. These principles are applied to the study of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscle/joints, blood and lymphatic, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular. Each body system is reviewed with anatomy and physiology; diagnostic, lab, and surgical procedures; and pharmacology for interest and knowledge.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 115: SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS (3 Credits)

    This course introduces and provides basic practice in the three most commonly used applications in health care: word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of these programs in a health care environment and by health care professionals.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 200: DISEASES OF THE HUMAN BODY (5 Credits)

    Studies include the most common diseases of bodily systems, including disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. Students also study alternative treatments and pain management.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 210: MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    The course explores procedural guidelines for accomplishing various administrative tasks in the health care setting. Topics include management of patient information, operational functions, and general workplace competencies of health care employees.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 215: MEDICAL INSURANCE AND BILLING (3 Credits)

    This course provides an understanding of health care insurance billing and insurance concepts in practice today. It includes medical insurance billing theory and methodology, and covers specific reimbursement theories, health care concepts, and the practical application of third-party insurance rules.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 220: MEDICAL CODING AND INSURANCE (5 Credits)

    Using various coding methodologies, students learn basic coding principles used in filing insurance claims. Students also become acquainted with various types of health insurance and insurance terminology.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 225: MEDICAL CODING I (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on established medical diagnosis and procedural coding systems including a study of nomenclature versus classification systems, basic coding principles, and application of coding guidelines in outpatient and inpatient settings.

    Prerequisites Required: HS 130

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 200: DISEASES OF THE HUMAN BODY (5 Credits)

    Studies include the most common diseases of bodily systems, including disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. Students also study alternative treatments and pain management.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 200: DISEASES OF THE HUMAN BODY (5 Credits)

    Studies include the most common diseases of bodily systems, including disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. Students also study alternative treatments and pain management.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 250: CARDIAC RHYTHM ANALYSIS AND TELEMETRY (5 Credits)

    This course provides an in-depth overview of telemetry and why it is important to monitor a heart’s electrophysiology. The course covers basic cardiac terminology, anatomy related to the heart, electrophysiology, an introduction of monitoring principles, and an analysis of common and potentially lethal dysrhythmias, including sinus, atrial, junctional, and ventricular arrhythmias, heart blocks, pacemakers, and special considerations. Additionally, students will become familiar with regulatory and compliance standards to include patient safety, emergency response, documentation, and patient interaction skills. This course prepares students to sit for the Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician Examination offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 305: RESEARCH METHODS FOR HEALTH SCIENCES (6 Credits)

    This course enables students to explore research methodologies, including statistical analyses, study designs used in health sciences, and critically appraise the research published in scientific literature and popular media. Students learn to identify and discuss current trends in research in health sciences, nutrition, health psychology, exercise science, and complementary and alternative medicine.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 311: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS I (6 Credits)

    This course familiarizes students with principles of epidemiology and its role in prevention and control of communicable diseases prevalent in a determined geographical area. Students further explore the biostatistical methods used in data gathering and analysis and discuss the importance of research studies as related to effective public health strategies. Concepts will include research protocol data management, descriptive statistics, and vital statistics.
     

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 320: MICROBIOLOGY (6 Credits)

    This course introduces students to a diverse world of microorganisms including their role in health and disease. Properties of prokaryotes and eukaryotes are discussed, with emphasis on different characteristics of microorganisms including morphology, metabolism, physiochemical characteristics, and genetics. Students learn how microorganisms contribute to all areas of everyday life including food, water, environment, and industry. Important microbial diseases and the immune system and its role in fighting microbial diseases are also explored. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 410: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    This course centers on the foundations of health care organizations and systems, particularly the outside influences of licensing and accrediting agencies. The clinical classification systems, clinical vocabularies, and nomenclatures are detailed. The nontraditional role of the health information professional in management and administrative roles is also discussed. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 415: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (6 Credits)

    This course addresses environmental issues and the principles, scope, and practice of environmental sciences including investigative methodologies, natural resource management, pollution prevention, and pollution control. The local, state, and federal environmental agencies and regulations governing environmental health are discussed.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 440: FINANCE FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with a description of the current financial environment in which health care organizations operate. It also supplies students, as future health care decision-makers, with an understanding of key health care finance concepts, basic managerial and accounting principles, the budget process, and tools used for financial analysis. Students will be provided focused information on financing, funding, and reimbursement of health services including for-profit, nonprofit, and managed care organizations, as well as governmental programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Discussions on the application of financial information give students useful information to make financial decisions to better the cost-effectiveness of an organization. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 450: STRATEGIC PLANNING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    This course addresses strategic planning and management to meet the challenges of U.S. domestic and global competition, within the context of organization development and management. Areas of concentration are organizational theory, leadership, regulatory compliance, conflict management, ethical issues related to power, teamwork, consumerism, innovation, quality improvement, health information systems strategy, and entrepreneurialism, and management of strategic alliances.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HW 210: COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (5 Credits)

    In this course, students explore the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and become familiar with the variety of professions that compose it and their major concepts, methodological approaches, and theoretical foundations. Students investigate the multifaceted meaning of the term “holistic” and investigate how each CAM profession uniquely describes itself in light of this. Current research will be explored including the impact of the National Institute of Health’s CAM division. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HW 210: COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (5 Credits)

    In this course, students explore the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and become familiar with the variety of professions that compose it and their major concepts, methodological approaches, and theoretical foundations. Students investigate the multifaceted meaning of the term “holistic” and investigate how each CAM profession uniquely describes itself in light of this. Current research will be explored including the impact of the National Institute of Health’s CAM division. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HW 215: MODELS FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS (5 Credits)

    This course introduces students to the concepts of health, healing, and wellness from a broad historical and multicultural perspective. Students will investigate how changing ideas about religion, philosophy, science, and psychology have influenced our understanding of health, and how the practice of medicine continues to be affected by global, social, and economic pressures. Contemporary models of health and wellness will be illustrated by drawing upon selected writings from each major proponent, and students will undertake the development of an original model of health and wellness based on an understanding of and sensitivity to current geopolitical and multicultural issues. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HS 200: DISEASES OF THE HUMAN BODY (5 Credits)

    Studies include the most common diseases of bodily systems, including disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. Students also study alternative treatments and pain management.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HW 220: CONTEMPORARY DIET AND NUTRITION (5 Credits)

    This course explores current dietary trends and examines the role geopolitical and economic forces have on our day-to-day food choices. The impact of the globalization of world food markets will be investigated, as will the ongoing controversies of genetic engineering, food-borne illnesses, and the organic food movement. The spectrum of popular diets and their advocates and critics will be discussed along with the current scientific research available for each. Students will reflect on the diversity of food choices, prohibitions, and taboos that exist within our multicultural and multiethnic communities, with an eye toward increasing awareness and sensitivity. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HW 420: CREATING WELLNESS—PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL ASPECTS OF HEALING (6 Credits)

    In this course, students explore the burgeoning fields of meditation, “mindfulness,” and transpersonal psychology in theory and practice. Students will assess the role of personal mindset toward self and others as a foundation for wellness and appraise the impact of positive/negative relationships in maintaining good health. A wide array of source material will be studied, including current research, and the shifting paradigms of curing, healing, and wholeness will be investigated.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HW 425: HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMMING—DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION (6 Credits)

    This course acquaints students with the components and essential design elements of comprehensive health and wellness programming. Students will create programs for community and corporate settings, learning to identify key constituents and the diversity of funding sources both public and private. Instruments for measuring outcomes will be discussed for both short- and long-term programs as well as the essential administrative tasks, functions, and responsibilities required for successful results. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MO 250: MEDICAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT (3 Credits)

    Students are familiarized with the content, format, and management of the medical health record including the utilization of the electronic medical record. Students compare and evaluate the electronic medical record with the traditional printed medical record. Students evaluate the reliability and accuracy of data found in the medical record.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MO 260: MEDICAL OFFICE APPLICATIONS (5 Credits)

    This course introduces students to procedures commonly performed in a health care setting with special attention to aseptic technique, documentation, and safety. Specific competencies will include vital signs, medical office emergencies, exam preparation, and basic pharmacology.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MO 270: ADVANCED MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    The course explores guidelines for running the medical office. Topics include personnel management, governmental compliance, risk assessment, and basic business practices.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MO 260: MEDICAL OFFICE APPLICATIONS (5 Credits)

    This course introduces students to procedures commonly performed in a health care setting with special attention to aseptic technique, documentation, and safety. Specific competencies will include vital signs, medical office emergencies, exam preparation, and basic pharmacology.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    NS 205: FOOD SAFETY AND MICROBIOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course covers the major issues in food safety and food microbiology. It includes the basic principles of food safety and sanitation, various microorganisms that cause foodborne illnesses, the flow of food through the food service establishment, and management’s role in training the food handler. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    NS 210: NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT (5 Credits)

    This course includes the study of methods and equipment used for nutritional analysis in health, obesity, and malnutrition. Students learn how to utilize the software based on manual data-gathering systems to assess nutritional status.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    NS 220: NUTRITION PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    This course addresses nutritional planning for the maintenance of health and wellness. The studies include identification, assessment, and management of nutritional deficiencies occurring due to food choices and pharmacotherapy.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    NS 435: ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES ON FOOD (6 Credits)

    This course presents ecological and environmental impacts on food choices and food production. Studies include the changes in food quality due to air, water, and ground pollution. Students learn the current trends in methods to prevent and manage the ecological and environmental pollution as it relates to food.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 120: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH (5 Credits)

    This course introduces the five core disciplines of public health: health policy and management, social and behavioral health, biostatistics, epidemiology, and environmental health. Public health is explored from its historical beginning to the current issues of today. Current topics ranging from local to global perspectives are a major focus of the course. Community health issues, communicable disease control, current research and informatics, and the roles of public health professionals are also included.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Undergraduate Credits: 216
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Graduate Education

    ED 502: TRANSFORMING TEACHING PRACTICE (4 Credits)

    This course explores the knowledge, skills, and dispositions associated with the highest standards of teaching practice and guides you in the transformation of classroom performance through research and reflection on best practices, assessment strategies, and teacher skills that lead to improved student achievement.

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 506: EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course introduces students to prominent research-based theories of learning and examines the impact of these theories on students, learning and motivation, teaching, and assessment. Students critically evaluate opposing sides of current issues in educational psychology and articulate and defend personal positions on these issues.

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 511: TEACHING METHODS THROUGH DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION (4 Credits)

    This course explores major middle and secondary school issues, providing prospective teachers with the opportunity to reflect upon and develop their own practical vision of building a classroom environment that effectively promotes student learning. Focus is placed on a variety of instructional strategies, principles, and best practices for helping students learn in secondary school settings.

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 512: ACTION RESEARCH I (5 Credits)

    In this course, degree candidates will critically analyze readings and examples of action research, apply ideas from the action research paradigm to their own teaching and learning, and gain insight into methods of conducting action research. Candidates will also identify an educational issue and find, review, analyze, and synthesize prior research on an approved topic that pertains to that issue. Candidates will construct a literature review and draft methods sections of the culminating action research project. This course will conclude with an examination of various data analysis techniques and the preparation of an action research plan, which candidates will use as a guide to conduct teacher inquiry in their classrooms or other settings.
     

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 513: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT (4 Credits)

    This course examines the course of normal child and adolescent development. Emphasis is placed on strategies for applying development theory to classroom management and educational practice, and understanding how development influences academic achievement. Students will learn how to apply knowledge of child and adolescent development to their teaching practice as a way to identify various student behaviors and create classroom management strategies that address those behaviors.

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 521: READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS (4 Credits)

    This course, grounded in the theoretical bases of balanced literacy and constructivist learning, focuses on building prospective teachers’ competence in the processes of planning, implementing, and evaluating content-area literacy learning for secondary students. Students will use a standards-based approach in crafting strategies to increase reading comprehension in different content areas. Topics covered include using writing to improve reading, teaching diverse students, and using technology in reading instruction.

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 522: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    Educators will examine several classroom management theorists in order to provide a comprehensive overview of models and ideas on which to base their own philosophy and practice. Through a case-based approach, students will gain a clear understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of classroom management and its effect on student behavior and achievement. Students will examine classroom management and discipline in contemporary schools, the effects of classroom management problems, and the need to consider student diversity. 

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 523: RESEARCH ON EFFECTIVE TEACHING (4 Credits)

    This course acquaints students with the broad body of research on effective teaching, with an emphasis on applying research findings to students’ own classroom instruction. Students will review and synthesize the theoretical and methodological contributions of current research on a selected topic related to K–12 teaching practice.

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 531: SECONDARY STUDENT ASSESSMENT (4 Credits)

    This course examines best practices of assessing secondary student learning, with particular emphasis on the relationship between assessment procedures, instruction, and student achievement. Topics include the use of both formal and informal assessments, norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments, formative and summative assessments, and methods of using assessment data to improve instruction and student achievement.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 541: METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on methods of teaching the English language arts (ELA) including oral language, writing, reading, and literature. Students will learn about national and state content standards, effective instructional practices, the role technology plays in ELA instruction, and research-based assessment strategies in the field. Students will apply what they learn to create lesson plans and document how they will assess students’ growth in literacy.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 543: EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on preparing you to plan and deliver appropriate instruction for all students in diverse and inclusive classroom settings, including students with disabilities, gifted/talented students, culturally or socioeconomically diverse students, and students with limited English proficiency. The course examines a range of learning, emotional, and physiological disabilities, the history of attitudes toward those disabilities, and the federal mandates governing them. You will develop a classroom environment to support the diverse students within the general student population using strategies and methodologies. Additionally, the course addresses individualized education programs, 504 plans, and the role you will play in implementing them.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 551: METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY MATHEMATICS (4 Credits)

    This course examines current research-based practices on effective math teaching and learning that are aligned to national and state standards. Students will gain experience in lesson planning and will learn about assessment techniques and teaching styles to accommodate students with different learning styles. The course presents information on technology resources for teaching mathematics. Finally, students will discuss the process of becoming an effective mathematics educator.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 552: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (5 Credits)

    This course introduces the concept of instructional leaders and explores strategies for managing change in educational settings including best practices for collaborative decision-making in schools. You will critically examine your current knowledge base, skillsets, and leadership abilities with the goal of improvement and increased self-awareness and reflection. You will explore the importance of the instructional leader in school cultures, the instructional leader’s impact on student learning, and how you can help facilitate effective change in school culture and student achievement.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 553: HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION (4 Credits)

    This course introduces philosophical viewpoints that can affect new teachers' priorities and strategy choices in their practice. This course will also provide a historical perspective of how public education has become a democratic right in the United States. Candidates will compare and contrast philosophical theories that have driven pedagogy over the past two centuries. Candidates will also evaluate current research in their quest to develop as reflective and creative practitioners in the twenty-first century classroom.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 555: LEARNING THEORIES (5 Credits)

    This course is an in-depth review of theoretical principles, concepts, and research findings on learning and education, with an emphasis on application to educational practices. Learning strategies for child, adolescent, and adult learners are reviewed. Students will explore additional concepts of learning including motivation and intelligence theories, learning styles, and technology-mediated learning. Case studies, problem-solving strategies, collaborative learning, emergent technologies, and distance-learning techniques are discussed and modeled throughout the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None  

     

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 561: METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY SCIENCE (4 Credits)

    This course surveys a broad range of concepts related to teaching various scientific disciplines (e.g., biology, chemistry, and physics) to diverse learners. The course emphasizes a standards-based approach that highlights connections among current research in natural science, real-world phenomena, and classroom instruction. Students will gain experience in lesson planning and will learn about assessment techniques and teaching styles to accommodate students with different learning styles. Students will also explore what it means to become an effective science educator. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 571: METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES (4 Credits)

    In this course, students will explore and develop effective strategies for teaching the core disciplines of social studies (e.g., anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology) at the secondary level. Students will incorporate best practices based on educational research, with an emphasis on helping students develop twenty-first century skills related to the core disciplines of social studies. Special attention will be given to national and state standards, state initiatives, assessment, and the use of appropriate resources, including technology, for effective social studies instruction.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 581: SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on training teachers to organize their classroom to maximize the amount of time students are actively engaged in learning. The foundation of the course uses classroom-management strategies developed by leading educators, including Harry K. and Rosemary Wong. Students will go through online instruction and in-depth reflection, and will demonstrate mastery of course material by designing a personal classroom management action plan that will be easily implemented in their classroom.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 586: METHODS OF TEACHING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on principles, strategies, national and state standards, lesson planning, and assessment in foreign language instruction. The course will guide students through the theoretical and research-based foundations of language acquisition. Students will get the opportunity to translate some of these theoretical principles into classroom practice. The course will highlight the teacher’s role as facilitator and enable teachers to harness technology so that language instruction can be presented as authentic, functional communication that fully engages students.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    ED 591: METHODS OF TEACHING VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS (4 Credits)

    This course will focus on theories, methods, and practices in visual and performing arts education. Students will gain experience in creating lessons that meet national and state standards, evaluating and choosing authentic assessment strategies, and learning how to reach diverse learners in their specialty areas. Students will incorporate best practices based on educational research and learn about the role technology can play in instruction. Students will learn about differentiating instruction, cooperative learning, collaborating with peers, and authentic activities. A chance to consider a reflective teaching practice will be provided.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education Credits: 85
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Please note: All graduate education courses are subject to minimum enrollments.

    Graduate Education - Educational Leadership

    ER 502: THE PRINCIPALSHIP (5 Credits)

    This course examines school culture, standards, community building, and leadership in the context of issues and constraints that principals routinely face. The content of the course will inform decision making that influences practice and the effects on students and teachers. Students will review research on leading change in schools, training for tomorrow's principalship, budgeting issues, discipline, students with exceptionalities and who are from diverse backgrounds, technol­ogy, professional conduct, teacher evaluation, and establishment of effective professional learning communities. Students will review case studies about schools that made significant improvements under effective leadership.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Educational Leadership Credits: 17
    Total Program Credits: 0

    ER 504: MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES (4 Credits)

    This course will examine the economics of educa­tion, funding sources, and regulations regarding the use of such funds. Students will determine major budget pressures facing schools and identify ways they are meeting daily demands to provide quality education. The role of federal and state lawmakers in funding decisions will be explored. Students will consider the implications of poorly funded education and the impact on society. They will also address administering school resources including funding.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Graduate Education - Educational Leadership Credits: 17
    Total Program Credits: 0

    ER 506: LEGAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION (4 Credits)

    Students will examine the interrelationship of law and education policy, court rulings on school governance, and the federal government’s funding of education. Topics include constitutional rights, such as Title VII, the First Amendment, and the
    Fourteenth Amendment, and current events regarding the law and education. Students will analyze resources designed to help educators navigate legal issues.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Educational Leadership Credits: 17
    Total Program Credits: 0

    ER 508: SUPERVISION AND INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP (4 Credits)

    The course addresses major factors that affect school leadership and how leadership can influence teacher effectiveness. Students will examine the role of leadership in building and sustaining a school vision, creating effective teacher teams, sharing leadership, leading learning communities, making data-driven decisions, and monitoring curriculum and instruction. Students will explore models of effective leadership based on best practices. In addition, students will analyze the research on instructional leadership and the methods principals use to exhibit and harness leadership that enable schools to meet their goals.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Educational Leadership Credits: 17
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Graduate Education - Educational Technology

    ET 501: USING TECHNOLOGY—FUNDAMENTALS OF INTEGRATION (4 Credits)

    Degree candidates are introduced to effective strategies for integrating technology into classroom instruction. Candidates use learning theory and best practices to evaluate sample lesson plans and also to develop activities that integrate educational technology. Specific emphasis is given to aligning activities with relevant national standards.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Educational Technology Credits: 13
    Total Program Credits: 0

    ET 502: USING TECHNOLOGY—PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS (4 Credits)

    This course provides students with opportunities to explore a variety of web-based tools and basic computer software applications, and evaluate their applicability in the K–12 classroom. Students will gain technology skills and explore ways to integrate these tools into teaching and learning. Students will develop learning strategies that align with professional standards.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Educational Technology Credits: 13
    Total Program Credits: 0

    ET 513: USING TECHNOLOGY—APPLICATIONS IN THE CONTENT AREAS (5 Credits)

    This course provides students with opportunities to explore a variety of instructional technologies including: web-based tools, software, games, simulations, tutorials, and nonprojected visuals. Through readings, class discussions, and hands-on experiences using technologies, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to integrate technology in lesson planning that meets the needs of diverse learners.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Educational Technology Credits: 13
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Graduate Education - Higher Education

    HE 559: QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR ASSESSMENT (5 Credits)

    This course presents an in-depth overview of typical quantitative research designs, methods, data collection tools, and data analysis and reporting used in assessment and evaluation. It focuses on the research process related to assessment and evaluation and the basic skills required to plan, conduct, analyze, report, and evaluate research with a quantitative design. Detailed procedures associated with quantitative research, including experimental, quasi-experimental, survey, and correlational designs, are examined. Practical limitations of quantitative designs in assessment and evaluation and the role of quantitative research in mixed-method approaches are considered.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Graduate Education - Higher Education Credits: 5
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Graduate Education - Instructional Technology

    IX 510: INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN (5 Credits)

    This course presents the philosophical and theoretical foundation of instructional design. Students explore instructional design process models com­monly used by practitioners. They will apply the stages of a process model to create design documents in the education and training contexts. The model will address instructional analysis, assessing learning from instruction, media characteristics and selection, managing instruction, formative and summative evaluation, and the motivational design of instruction.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Instructional Technology Credits: 37
    Total Program Credits: 0

    IX 520: NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING (5 Credits)

    This course presents the knowledge and skills necessary to identify training and/or instructional problems and potential solutions. Students explore the advantages and disadvantages of multiple techniques for performing a needs assessment. Students develop skills and collect resources related to the selection and use of analysis methods. They will conduct a needs analysis and submit a report in an education or training context. Students also consider evaluation taxonomies and models, tools and techniques, and develop an evaluation strategy for an instructional program.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Instructional Technology Credits: 37
    Total Program Credits: 0

    IX 540: RESEARCH METHODS FOR EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This practitioner-oriented course is designed to allow students to explore methodologies, designs, and tools used for research in higher education, K-12, military, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. Students will critically analyze readings and examples of research, and plan an applied research proposal on an approved topic in the field of education or instructional design and technology. Other learning activities include reviewing data analysis techniques and examining ethical standards for conducting research.

    Prerequisites Required:

     None  

     

    Total Graduate Education - Instructional Technology Credits: 37
    Total Program Credits: 0

    IX 550: PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING (5 Credits)

    This course presents approaches to project management for education and training projects. Students explore concepts of project management and leadership, tools, procedures, and methodologies. They focus on creating, monitoring, and reporting project plans from the proposal to the implementation stages. They consider project constraints including time, cost, resource allocation, and scope. Concepts of change management are also explored and applied to implementation strategies used in education and training environ­ments.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Instructional Technology Credits: 37
    Total Program Credits: 0

    IX 560: INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES INFRASTRUCTURE (6 Credits)

    This course provides an introduction to computer networking and establishes a basic understanding of the infrastructure required to incorporate technology into the K–12 environment. Students will learn the basics of computer networks and technology infrastructure. They will also learn how infrastructure supports classroom design for learning with technology tools. Students will identify the skills necessary to design, install, maintain, and troubleshoot the technology and analyze the roles necessary to maintain effective infrastructure. In addition, students will learn how to assess institutional technology needs and plan for future growth.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Instructional Technology Credits: 37
    Total Program Credits: 0

    IX 562: TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS-K-12 (6 Credits)

    In this practitioner-oriented course, students will explore existing and emerging multimedia technologies used in K–12 classrooms through peer and individual assignments. They will evaluate existing instructional resources available with classroom textbooks in open source content and learning object repositories. They will design and create an instructional lesson appropriate for the K–12 setting while adhering to federal, state, and local mandates regarding media development.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Instructional Technology Credits: 37
    Total Program Credits: 0

    IX 570: DESIGN OF ONLINE INSTRUCTION IN K-12 ENVIRONMENTS (5 Credits)

    In this application-based course, students will explore similarities and differences between Web-based learning and on-ground learning in K-12 classrooms. They will learn how to repurpose existing material and chunk content into online modules while organizing and managing reusable learning objects. They will design assessment items suitable for the online environment and learn about issues related to assessing students from a distance. They will create design docu­ments and content for an online course. Students will participate in peer-review evaluations and provide constructive feedback based on principles of online instructional design.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Instructional Technology Credits: 37
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Graduate Education - Teaching Literacy

    LT 504: READING DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION (4 Credits)

    This course will focus on the development and use of diagnostic instruments and practices that help teachers discern the nature of individual differences in literacy abilities, especially among readers and writers with special learning challenges. Methods of constructing individualized, corrective treatment plans and procedures for K-12 and adult learners will be discussed.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Teaching Literacy Credits: 12
    Total Program Credits: 0

    LT 516: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (4 Credits)

    This course covers methods of teaching reading and writing across the K-12 curriculum. The focus is project-based teaching that incorporates strategies for prewriting; developing writing skills; developing writing skills, which include analysis, problem solving, and critical thinking; and integrating technology into instruction. Students will align lessons with National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and state standards. Teachers will learn the process of designing and implementing instruction that develops their students' growth in functional and digital literacy.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Teaching Literacy Credits: 12
    Total Program Credits: 0

    LT 520: APPROACHES TO LITERACY (4  Credits)

    This course provides an overview of literacy instruction for the English/language arts classroom. The course covers historical trends and theoretical models for literacy instruction; the alignment of instruction with state and national standards and assessment; new digital literacies and the use of technology; and best practices in comprehensive literacy instruction. The course culminates in a comprehensive final research project that investigates an aspect of literacy instruction.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Teaching Literacy Credits: 12
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Graduate Education - Teaching Mathematics

    MH 521: PRINCIPLES, PEDAGOGY, AND STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICS (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on the development of teachers prepared to offer mathematics instruction for high school students. The focus is on instructional strategies that help students gain the mathematics skills they will need for personal, academic, and professional life. The course gives teachers the opportunity to explore emerging knowledge and tools and new ways for communicating and teaching mathematics. Teachers will study foundational principles for school mathematics: equity, curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, and technology. The course emphasizes congruence with national and state standards for mathematics teaching and student achievement.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Teaching Mathematics Credits: 12
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MH 530: NUMBERS AND OPERATIONS (4 Credits)

    This course is a study and application of strategies, techniques, materials, technology, and current research used in the teaching of mathematics at the middle school and high school levels. Learners will review and apply the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and principles involved in teaching mathematics at the middle school and high school levels. Learners will develop an awareness of the constructivist theory, professional resources, materials, technology, and information available for educators, and prepare unit and lesson plans with related assessment procedures on a mathematical topic.

     

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Teaching Mathematics Credits: 12
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MH 531: DEVELOPING MATHEMATICAL PROFICIENCY—ALGEBRA (4 Credits)

    This course provides an in-depth examination of the content and instructional strategies that help middle school and high school students develop mathematical proficiency and an understanding of algebraic concepts and functions. The course examines best practices for helping students explore and represent problem situations using tables, equations, graphs, and technology. Course topics provide a sequential understanding of algebraic understanding and student achievement from middle school through high school as aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Teaching Mathematics Credits: 12
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Graduate Education - Teaching Science

    SE 521: PLANNING AND TEACHING AN INQUIRY-BASED SCIENCE CLASS (GRADES 6–12) (4 Credits)

    This course will provide an active instructional environment that fosters the development of teachers effectively prepared to offer inquiry-based science instruction for middle and high school students. The course focuses on instructional strategies that help students gain an understanding of the perspectives and practices scientists use when they approach the natural world through scientific inquiry. The course addresses practices for planning, facilitating, and assessing learning activities that encourage students to actively engage in their own scientific inquiries. The course emphasizes congruence with national and state standards for science teaching, scientific literacy, and student achievement.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Graduate Education - Teaching Science Credits: 4
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health

    PU 500: FOUNDATIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH (4 Credits)

    This course examines the field of public health from a holistic perspective. You are introduced to the fundamental tools and skills needed to be a successful public health practitioner. You will explore public health skills within a comprehensive project, where you will evaluate a community health issue and propose an action plan to address that issue.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 505: HEALTH BEHAVIOR (4 Credits)

    This course provides a conceptual grounding in theoretical approaches to health and health behav­ior, emphasizing the use of psychosocial theories and models of health behavior for effective public health practice and research. Students apply the theories and models of health behavior to real-world scenarios encountered in public health. The course focuses on the various factors that influ­ence health behavior, the impact on health and disease of populations, and the implications for health programming.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 510: PRINCIPLES OF BIOSTATISTICS I (4 Credits)

    Public health professionals collect and analyze data in order to solve health-based problems. Biostatistics is the application of such quantitative methods. In this course, students will study the general concepts and techniques in biostatistics including measurement, frequency distributions, central tendency, variability, and probability. Statistical inference, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals will be introduced.

    Prerequisites Required:

    PU 500

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 520: PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (4 Credits)

    This course introduces the epidemiologic methods, concepts, and issues that are critical for the assessment, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data. Students study advanced epidemiologic methods used in surveillance, outbreak investigation, screening, and epidemiologic measures, and apply these methods to relevant public health issues.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 530: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (4 Credits)

    This course presents an overview of the basic concepts of environmental health sciences. The relationships between exposure to workplace contaminants and ergonomics and health are explored. Major areas of focus include indus­trial hygiene, toxicology studies, environmental microbiology, and clinical occupational medi­cine. Applicable risk assessment and prevention methods based on monitoring chemical and biologic agents and biomarkers are reviewed and discussed. Current environmental health regula­tions and the efficacy of enforcement (as public health prevention) by government agencies at the local, state, national, and international levels are also discussed.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 535: PUBLIC HEALTH BIOLOGY (4 Credits)

    The impact of biological processes in disease, as related to the mechanisms of causation, disease transmission, host risk factors, and host vulner­abilities, is presented. The pathophysiologic mechanisms are studied in order to plan control strategies and effective interventions to improve the health of the public.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 540: HEALTH POLICY AND ETHICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH (4 Credits)

    Fundamental ethical issues in public health research, practice, and policy are the focus of this course. Analysis of the health policy formula­tion process and the ethical basis of public health policies and programs are included, as well as the impact of health policies on individual and population health.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 545: DISASTER MANAGEMENT FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (4 Credits)

    This course examines incident preparedness and response from a variety of public health dimen­sions including: acute and chronic health care delivery, impact on vulnerable populations, delivery of basic human services, epidemiologic response, and effective collaborations in public health preparedness planning. Students learn how to prepare for and address disruptions of public health systems arising from disasters.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 610: PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (4 Credits)

    Students are introduced to the principles of program development and evaluation in public health. Topics include methods of design, develop­ment, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs to improve individual and com­munity health.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 615: GRANT AND CONTRACT WRITING (4 Credits)

    This course provides a general overview of the grant-seeking process. Students study types of projects that generally receive funding, sources that can be used to identify prospective funders, and the essential components of a well-written grant. Students design a grant application using a real-life scenario needs statement, develop a proj­ect that will address that need, write clear goals and objectives for that project, develop a budget, and identify an evaluation tool that could be used to measure outcomes for the project. All phases of the contract formulation process are addressed, and students learn how to write a statement of work document for commonly used contracts in public health administration.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 620: HEALTH CARE SAFETY (4 Credits)

    This course explains how to manage the unique safety requirements of health care organizations within the framework provided by OSHA regula­tions and voluntary accreditation organizations. Topics include infection control, bloodborne pathogens, patient safety, ergonomics, construc­tion safety, respiratory protection, fire protection, and emergency response. Students apply these studies to real-life scenarios affecting a variety of health care institutions.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 630: HEALTH EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on the role of health education and communication in the practice of health education and public health. The coursework will include the principles of successful health education, its basis in health behavioral theories, and methods of health education. The student will design a health education campaign using the modern and traditional methods of communication to deliver culturally appropriate, effective health education of public health importance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 640: CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN PUBLIC HEALTH (4 Credits)

    This course provides an in-depth understanding of cultural forces that impact practice of public health. Cultural, sociopolitical, and behavioral fac­tors that impact public health practice in culturally diverse populations are studied. In addition, students learn to evaluate the cultural competence in public health.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 650: INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY (4 Credits)

    Students are introduced to the scope and practice of infectious disease epidemiology. Topics include historical aspects, definitions and nomenclature, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies, cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field ef­fectiveness. Students explore the global aspects of infectious diseases in the modern world.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PU 660: INTERNATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND GLOBAL HEALTH (4 Credits)

    This course introduces students to recent trends in global health and current problems of health from an international perspective, and examines the influence of economic, population, and socio­political trends on health and living conditions in different countries. Students apply the basics of descriptive and analytical epidemiology to global health and key health indicators used in international epidemiology, and analyze the main transnational factors that influence the transfer of risks to health across the globe.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Public Health Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Arts and Sciences - Graduate Psychology Courses

    PS 512: RESEARCH DESIGN IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (5 Credits)

    This course will introduce students to the different mixed-method approaches to research used within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Students will learn how to use this knowledge to select an appropriate research method when given a real-world situation. Students will also be introduced to the practical, legal, ethical, and sociocultural issues that are unique to research design within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Arts and Sciences - Graduate Psychology Courses Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PS 517: ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (5 Credits)

    This course covers advanced principles, theo­ries, and concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis. The assessment and development of behavioral interventions are covered, along with real-life examples, case studies, and current research in this area of psychology.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Arts and Sciences - Graduate Psychology Courses Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PS 522: BEHAVIORAL MEASURES AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA (5 Credits)

    This course will provide students with a founda­tional knowledge of measurement and analysis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Students will learn how to identify and measure target behaviors, as well as evaluate the accuracy of the data presented within current research studies and real-life examples. Finally, students will learn how to communicate the results of a research study in a clear, efficient, and parsimonious manner.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Arts and Sciences - Graduate Psychology Courses Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PS 527: IMPLEMENTING BEHAVIORAL CHANGE (5 Credits)

    This course covers the fundamentals of implementing a behavior change program in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Students will gain skill and practice in how to design an effective behavior change program through the use of real-life case study examples. The different factors involved in maintaining and promoting the generalization of behavioral change in real-world settings will be explored.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Arts and Sciences - Graduate Psychology Courses Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 0

    PS 532: CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (5 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of the various theoretical models of behavior change, along with more current research on evidence-based best practices in Applied Behavior Analysis. Students will incorporate the practical, ethical, legal, socio­emotional, and cultural needs of a client into an effective behavior change plan.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Arts and Sciences - Graduate Psychology Courses Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Nursing - Advanced Practice Nursing Core Essentials

    MN 551: ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN (5 Credits)

    This course integrates knowledge of advanced physiology and pathophysiology across the life span and the clinical implications for the advanced practice nurse. Function and dysfunction of organ systems are analyzed from the cellular level through the integrated organ level. Students will examine the pathophysiological factors that influence the incidence and manifestations of acute, episodic, and chronic diseases in populations across the life span. Disease processes and symptom management approaches are investigated utilizing an evidence-based approach.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Nursing - Advanced Practice Nursing Core Essentials Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MN 552: ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT (5 Credits)

    This course provides the student with the skills and knowledge to conduct a focused and comprehensive health history, and a functional, physical, and psychosocial assessment. Relationships between assessment findings and underlying physiology and pathophysiology to the healthy and unhealthy client are investigated. Clinical judgment and clinical reasoning skills are used in establishing differential diagnoses. Students will learn to address variables such as age, culture, ethnicity, and developmental stages into their differential diagnosis and evaluation and management plans.

    Prerequisites Required: MN 551 and MN 553

    Total Nursing - Advanced Practice Nursing Core Essentials Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 0

    MN 553: ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN (5 Credits)

    This course integrates advanced knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and genomics across the life span and prepares the advanced practice nurse to prescribe pharmacotherapeutics safely and effectively. Students will apply client history and physical examination findings, together with laboratory and imaging studies, in the evidence-based selection of the correct prescriptive and nonprescriptive medications for therapy. Students will examine ethical, legal, regulatory, and cost-effective prescribing practices of the advanced practice nurse. Communication plans for clients and/or families for both prescriptive and nonprescriptive drug therapies will be created.

    Prerequisites Required: MN 551

    Total Nursing - Advanced Practice Nursing Core Essentials Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 0

    Health Sciences - Graduate Health Care Administration

    HA 515: LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE (4 Credits)

    This course explores organizational theory and behavior essential for successful leadership and management in the health care industry. Emphasis will be placed on communication techniques, self-analysis, and strategies for best practices in order to effectively implement key leadership and management concepts in dynamic health care environments. Key values that guide a leader's personal and professional behavior and influence overall effectiveness will be explored, as well as their impact on overall leadership styles.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Health Care Administration Credits: 44
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HA 510: ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CARE (4 Credits)

    This course explores organizational behavior, theory, and development as they apply to the health care industry. Topics include, but are not limited to, classic and modern theory, individual behavior and motivation, group dynamics, conflict management, decision making, culture values, and organizational dysfunction. Physician leadership development and change management are also explored.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Health Care Administration Credits: 44
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HA 520: HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (4 Credits)

    This course introduces the terminology, theory, concepts and techniques used in the finance functions in health care organizations. Students gain an understanding of the important role of finance in health care organizations and learn various techniques to develop, manage, and control finances. Students interpret financial statements, prepare analyses with cost finding and price setting, and conduct break-even analyses. The course provides students with experience in capital and operating budgets, financial forecasts, and business plan preparation. Students will be expected to expand their utilization of spreadsheet applications.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Health Care Administration Credits: 44
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HA 525: HEALTH LAW (4 Credits)

    This course provides analysis of law, the legal system, and current legal problems as they relate to the financing and delivery of health care services. This course covers interrelated legal topics pertinent to health care organizations including contracts, medical malpractice, legal and ethical obligations to provide health care, privileging, medical decision making, tax exemption, antitrust, fraud, and health information management. Students are encouraged to discuss how the law supports or hinders current efforts to improve health care delivery systems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Health Care Administration Credits: 44
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HA 530: HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH CARE MANAGERS (4 Credits)

    This course provides an analysis and evaluation of how human resource management is applied in different health care settings. The course focuses on the major elements of human resource man­agement, as well as the ways in which it can be used in the strategic planning of the organization. Students investigate ongoing human resources practice and issues from a health care perspective such as recruitment, contract/agreement, training/education/support, retention, performance evalu­ation, compensation, legal and regulatory issues, and strategic planning.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Health Care Administration Credits: 44
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HA 535: HEALTH CARE STATISTICS (4 Credits)

    In this course, you will be introduced to the practical applications of descriptive and inferential statistics for the health industry. You will formulate a data procurement plan by analyzing real-world data. Additionally, you will learn how to effectively disseminate published health research data and apply this new knowledge within the field.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Health Care Administration Credits: 44
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HA 540: HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS AND QUALITY ASSESSMENT (4 Credits)

    This course provides an interdisciplinary perspec­tive on operations and quality management in health care, taking into account the disciplines of organizational behavior and health management research. Special attention is given to causal tools and approaches that are fundamental to total qual­ity management and continuous quality improve­ment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Health Care Administration Credits: 44
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HA 545: HEALTH POLICY (4 Credits)

    This course provides students with an in-depth analysis of health care policy development in the United States of America. Students focus on health care policy formation and evaluation by investigating public policy and politics. Students consider a variety of elements that factor into health policy development such as economics, political science, management, communications, and public health.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Health Care Administration Credits: 44
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HA 560: COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENT (4 Credits)

    This course provides students with the skills needed to enhance (assess) the health of a community. Students focus on health behaviors, environmental influences, health policy, and economic and health care system issues in health promotion and disease prevention.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Health Care Administration Credits: 44
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HA 565: HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT (4 Credits)

    This course provides a comprehensive examination of the principles and practices of the management of health information. The course covers three principal areas of health information management: Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), electronic health in­formation management (e-HIM), and informatics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Health Care Administration Credits: 44
    Total Program Credits: 0

    HA 575: HEALTH CARE MARKETING (4 Credits)

    This course provides an analysis and evaluation of the principles and concepts of marketing as they apply to health care organizations. The course covers essential elements of marketing as well as direct applications of marketing tools and strate­gies in the dynamic health care environment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Health Sciences - Graduate Health Care Administration Credits: 44
    Total Program Credits: 0

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