Tuesday, February 6, 2007


Members Present: Angell, Fater, Greiner, Hunt, Kuffel, Reineke, Seebach, Wright 

Members Absent:  Ali                         

Consultants Present: Agarwal, Bakkum, Dittman, Schumacher                                  

Guests: Denton, Reuteman, Sciborski


  1. M/S/P to approve minutes of Tuesday, December 5, 2006 meeting.


  1. Second Readings:


Exercise and Sport Science – Human Performance program;

Revise title FROM Fitness emphasis TO Applied Sport Science emphasis.

Revise course requirements and electives plus add thesis option to the Strength and Conditioning emphasis.


Strength and Conditioning emphasis – 32 credits

Category A – Reasearch

Thesis Option ( 12 Credits)

EFN 730, 735, 799  (6 Credits)

Non-Thesis Option (6 Credits)

EFN 730, 735

Category B – Core Requirements (18 Credits)

ESS 747, 750, 768, 769, 770, 789

Category C – Electives* (Thesis Option 2 Credits; Non-Thesis Option 8 Credits)

ESS 545, 560(appropriate topics-max 3 cr), 702, 738, 739, 749, 754, 760, 766, 795

*Other courses may be selected with the consent of the program director.


                        Applied Sport Science emphasis—32 credits

Category A – Research

Thesis Option (12 Credits)

EFN 730, 735, 799 (6 Credits)

Non-Thesis Option (6 Credits)

EFN 730, 735

Category B – Core Requirements (11-12 Credits)

ESS 750, 768, 770, choose one: 761, 762, 763

Category C – Electives* (Thesis Option 8-9 Credits; Non-Thesis Option 14-15 Credits)

ESS 545, 560(appropriate topic-max 3 cr), 732, 733, 734, 739, 740, 742, 747, 749,766, 769, 784, 789, 794**, 795, 796**, 797**, 798**, BIO 524, 535, 565, 718, 719,

*Other courses may be selected with the consent of the program director.

                       ** Total combined credits for all readings classes may be no greater than three.            


M/S/P to approve proposal.


                Learning Community, Revise curriculum with all new courses, new prefix – Second reading postponed.


  1. First Readings:


O-T 720, Selected Topics in Occupational Therapy, revise grading pattern FROM  letter grade TO dept. option for pass/fail, effective spring 2007.


M/S/P to waive second reading and approve proposal.



Physical Therapy Proposal, Revise Program Sequence

PTS 420/520, Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice and Evaluation Techniques, 3 Credits. New Course.

This course is designed to expose the student to the multiple roles and professional behavior expectations of the physical therapist and gain insight into the importance of these roles in the context of today’s health care system. This course will also introduce the student to the role of patient examination with emphasis on tests and measures related to palpation, goniometry, and muscle strength testing. This course is concurrently taught with anatomy so students may apply knowledge of human anatomy to a clinical environment. Prerequisite: Enrollment in DPT professional program. Lect. 1, Lab. 4. Offered Summer Session only.


                PTS 421/521, Applied Anatomical Assessment. Delete

                PTS 431/531, Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice. Delete


    PTS 422/522, Clinical Foundations of the Physical Therapy Examination, revise title, description, objectives.

This course is designed to instruct the student in patient examination and how to adapt the examination process to the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integument and cardiopulmonary systems in the context of health and disablement models. Examination components of medical chart review, history taking, medical screening, and selecting and administering culturally appropriate and age-related tests and measures will be emphasized. Students will additionally learn how to document their findings. Prerequisite: Enrollment in DPT Professional Program. Lecture, 3, Lab 4. Offered Semester I.


                PTS 611, Applied and Pathological Physiology, Revise Title.

                PTS 712, Clinical Radiology, Revise Title.


                PTS 799, Independent Study, 1-3 Credits. New Course.

Independent study of a special topic or problem related to physical therapy examination, intervention, diagnosis, outcome assessment or professional practice. Physical therapy elective. Prerequisite: Enrollment in DPT Professional Program. Permission of Instructor. Open to students after discussion with instructor. Repeatable for credit – maximum 6. (Note: number subsequently changed to 798)


M/S/P to waive second reading and approve proposal.


4.   Consent Agenda:

      GEO/ESC 581, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, 3 Credits. Delete graduate level.

BIO 433/533, Radiation Biology, 3 Credits. Change instructional pattern FROM 2 Lect., 3 Lab TO 2 Lect., 2 Lab to be consistent with other labs.


M/S/P to approve Consent Agenda.


5.   Announcement: School Health Education add-on licensure available in cohort, hybrid format beginning Spring 2007 as a pilot. If it is successful, the dept plans to submit a proposal for a certificate program.


6.   Old Business: None


7.   New Business: None


8.   Meeting adjourned at 4:05 pm. Next meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2007



Submitted by Diane Schumacher, secretary