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    Appalachian State University
   
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2016 - 2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Beaver College of Health Sciences


Frederick Whitt, Dean
Denise Levy, Associate Dean
Gary McCullough, Associate Dean

http://healthsciences.appstate.edu

The Beaver College of Health Sciences houses graduate degree programs at the master’s level. The following is a listing of the graduate programs with corresponding major codes (in parentheses). For specific requirements, refer to the individual program listings.

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

comdis.appstate.edu

Lauren Renkert, Interim Chair

Speech-Language Pathology

Kim McCullough, Program Director
mcculloughkc@appstate.edu

The Speech-Language Pathology program is offered for persons who are interested in working with children and adults who have communication and swallowing disorders. The program is designed to provide students with the academic and clinical practicum experiences necessary for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the North Carolina state licensure in Speech-Language Pathology. Students planning to obtain the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology must complete State Department of Public Instruction requirements for the “S and G” Advanced (Graduate) level license in Speech-Language Impaired. All students must complete an individualized program of study and admission to candidacy, have these forms approved by their advisors, and file the forms with the Graduate Records.

Admission to the Speech-Language Pathology Program is on a competitive basis. Students who wish to be admitted to this program must submit evidence of satisfactory performance in all undergraduate course work and on the general GRE test. The Program does not permit deferred admissions. Students who are offered admission for a given term, and who cannot accept admission for that term, must reapply and be considered at a later time. To be given consideration, applications for Fall admission must be submitted and complete on or before February 1.

In-Field: An in-field student is defined as a student who has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in speech-language pathology. For in-field students, the Master’s Degree program is typically completed in five semesters. In-field students should have completed the following required courses for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the required leveling courses in their undergraduate curriculum:

Required ASHA Courses (Standard IV-A) Completed Prior to Entry

  • Biological Science (e.g., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science)
  • Physical Science (should include physics or chemistry)
  • Social Sciences (should include psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health)
  • Statistics (stand-alone course in statistics is required, research methodology courses in CSD may not be used)

Required Leveling Prerequisite Courses Completed Prior to Entry

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3 sh)
  • Phonetics (3 sh)
  • Basic Speech and Hearing Science (3 sh)
  • Communication Development (or language development) ( 3 sh)
  • Structural Analysis of Language (or a linguistics course) (3 sh)
  • Neuroanatomy ( 3 sh)
  • Audiology (3 sh)
  • Management of Hearing Disorders (3 sh)

Any courses listed above that were not included in a student’s undergraduate curriculum will be required as part of the graduate program course of study. The courses may be taken concurrently with standard graduate coursework. Additional semesters may be required to complete these courses.

Out-of-Field: An out-of-field student is defined as a student who has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in a field other than speech-language pathology. Out-of-field students should have completed required basic science course work for ASHA certification in their undergraduate curriculum. For out-of-field students, the Master’s Degree program is typically completed in seven to eight semesters. The additional two to three semesters is needed in order to fulfill the prerequisite undergraduate coursework in speech-language pathology. The prerequisite courses are completed before enrolling in the standard graduate coursework sequence. Prerequisite courses include:

Required ASHA Courses (Standard IV-A) Completed Prior to Entry

  • Biological Science (e.g., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science)
  • Physical Science (should include physics or chemistry)
  • Social Sciences (should include psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health)
  • Statistics (stand-alone course in statistics is required, research methodology courses in CSD may not be used)

Required Leveling Prerequisite Courses Completed in Additional Two to Three Semesters (taken fall, spring, and summer semesters before beginning the standard graduate coursework sequence)

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3 sh)
  • Phonetics (3 sh)
  • Basic Speech and Hearing Science (3 sh) Lab to be Determined
  • Structural Analysis of Language or Linguistics Course (3 sh)
  • Communication Development (3 sh)
  • Neuroanatomy (3 sh)
  • Audiology (3 sh)
  • Management of Hearing Disorders (3 sh)

Programs

Master of Science

Courses

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Department of Health and Exercise Science

hes.appstate.edu

Kelly Cole, Chair

R. Andrew Shanely, Graduate Program Director 
esgrad@appstate.edu

The Master of Science in Exercise Science degree requires students to complete a minimum of 36 hours over a 2 year period. The exercise science program permits students to elect from three concentration options:

  • a Research Concentration that includes coursework and experiences to prepare students for future Ph.D. work;
  • a Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration that includes coursework and experiences to prepare students for careers in clinical settings such as hospitals and rehabilitation facilities focusing on preventive and chronic disease management; and
  • a Strength and Conditioning Concentration that includes coursework and experiences to prepare students for careers in strength and conditioning, personal training, or sports performance.

Students are encouraged to assist in on-going research in the Departmental laboratories. In addition, students are encouraged to engage in research that culminates in a professional presentation or publication. The Clinical Exercise Physiology and Strength and Conditioning concentrations have required practicum or internship experiences. Research, teaching, and clinical assistantships are available for qualified students.

Programs

Master of Science

Courses

Exercise Science

Department of Nursing

nursing.appstate.edu

Kathleen Rayman, Chair
raymankm@appstate.edu

Susan Lane, Program Director
lanesh@appstate.edu

Programs

Master of Science in Nursing

Courses

Nursing

Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management

nhm.appstate.edu

Margaret Barth, Chair

Health Administration

hcm.appstate.edu

Sandi Lane, Program Director
lanesj1@appstate.edu

The MHA degree is a hybrid online program designed to meet the needs of working professionals. The educational mission of the program is to prepare individuals in advanced health care management and administration principles and applications. Graduates of the program will have the knowledge and competencies enabling them to lead a variety of health care organizations. Instruction in the MHA program combines theoretical foundation with applied principles of health administration and is delivered by faculty with applied work experience in the health care industry.

The MHA degree program is primarily an online program of 46 semester hours. The curriculum is structured around a core set of courses totaling 37 semester hours. Students will choose one of two concentrations in either Information Systems or Leadership for an additional 9 semester hours. Students can complete the program in two years of full-time study (9 semester hours per term) or three years of part-time study (6 semester hours per term).

Each academic year, students will spend two to three days in face-to-face instruction on the Appalachian State University campus in Boone and dates will be announced prior to the start of each academic year. For information about the format of the online program, please contact the Office of Distance Education: http://distance.appstate.edu.

Nutrition

Sarah Jordan, Chair
jordansr@appstate.edu

Martin Root, Program Director
rootmm@appstate.edu

Programs

Master of Health Administration

Master of Science

Courses

Health Care Management

Nutrition

Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education

rmpe.appstate.edu

Dale Adkins, Chair

Courses

Health Education

Recreation Management

Department of Social Work

socialwork.appstate.edu

Lauren Renkert, Chair and Associate Professor
renkertle@appstate.edu

Kelly Williams, Graduate Program Director
williamska3@appstate.edu

Guided by an overarching framework of human rights, and grounded in human relationships and scientific inquiry, the mission of the MSW Program at Appalachian State University is to promote the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups and communities; prevent oppression, discrimination, social and economic injustice; and provide assistance to those in need. The MSW Program, informed by and engaged with regional, state, national and global community contexts, aspires to provide exemplary educational opportunities. The foundation curriculum for the Program is designed to prepare students for generalist social work practice within the distinct Appalachian culture of the region, as well as across national and international contexts.

Building on the foundation, students select from one of two distinct concentration curricula: the Individuals and Families concentration or the Community and Organizational Practice concentration. The Individuals and Families concentration curriculum provides students with specialized knowledge and skills to effectively practice with adults, children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings. The Community and Organizational Practice concentration curriculum provides students with specialized knowledge and skills to effectively practice with communities and organizations in different locales. Appalachian’s MSW Program also seeks to enhance students’ knowledge and skills through a unique crossover design. The crossover design provides students specializing in one concentration vital exposure to content from the other concentration. Graduates of Appalachian’s MSW Program demonstrate firm generalist practice knowledge and skills as well as specialized practice knowledge and skills to successfully serve individuals, families, groups, communities or organizations.

Appalachian State University’s MSW Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Academic Credit is not awarded for life or previous work experience.

Entry with Advanced Standing: Applicants who are graduates of Council on Social Work Education-accredited Bachelor of Social Work degree programs during the seven years preceding application and who have earned average grades of 3.2 or greater in their undergraduate social work course work may apply, by letter, for Advanced Standing in the MSW program. Only graduates of such Bachelor of Social Work programs are eligible for Advanced Standing. The prerequisites and basic admissions criteria for Advanced Standing are the same as those for admission to the two-year program. Those admitted as Advanced Standing students are not required to complete the required foundation courses (S W 5005 , S W 5010 , S W 5020 , S W 5030 , S W 5040 , S W 5200 , S W 5210 , S W 5220 , S W 5230 , and S W 5240 ).

Students admitted to Advanced Standing are required to enroll in and earn a grade of B or better in S W 5001 , Advanced Standing Transitional Seminar, and up to six hours of additional course work, if deemed necessary by the social work faculty at the completion of the Transitional Seminar. The number of hours required for advanced standing students is 33 semester hours plus up to 6 additional hours if deemed necessary by the social work faculty.

Location of Program: This program is offered on campus in Boone in the format described in this Bulletin. Off-campus, hybrid cohorts are also offered. To learn more about upcoming off-campus cohorts, please visit the Department of Social Work’s Distance Education website: http://socialwork.appstate.edu/graduate/distance-education

Programs

Master of Social Work

Courses

Social Work