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Rehabilitation Science M.S.

Rehabilitation Medicine Administration
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Contact Information
Division of Rehabilitation Science, 420 Delaware Street SE - MMC 388, Minneapolis, MN, 55455 (612-625-3966; fax: 612-625-4274)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 30 to 33
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
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  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Division of Rehabilitation Science offers post-professional degrees designed to train rehabilitation scientists and academicians. Rehabilitation Science is interdisciplinary, including occupational and physical therapists, physiologists, engineers and students with other backgrounds interested in rehabilitation research. The Division's philosophy provides students with 1) a strong foundation in research methodology, 2) a concentrated educational experience specifically tailored toward a student's specific research question in rehabilitation science, and 3) a working knowledge of the importance of a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to the scientific process. Note: Rehabilitation Science prefers PhD applicants over MS applicants. The MS often applies to students who are in need of a trial program to determine whether or not the PhD is a good fit. In addition, the MS is used for students who initially begin the PhD, but find that the PhD is not the best fit and subsequently switch to the MS.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by NA
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.30.
University of Minnesota BME bachelor's degree.
Required prerequisites
BME BS / RSC MS Course List for Admissions
By the time BME BS students apply to this integrated BME BS/RSC MS degree, the student must have completed the following 13 B.Bm.E classes: BMEN 2101, 2401, 2501, 3011, 3015, 3111, 3115, 3211, 3215, 3311, 3315, 3411, 3415. Completion of these classes will satisfy all necessary prerequisites required for admission and Rehabilitation Science graduate courses. Students who have not completed these 13courses (or BME approved equivalents) are not eligible to apply.
Take 13 or more course(s) from the following:
Special Application Requirements:
In addition to the University's application (including personal statement and fee), applicants must submit the following materials: unofficial transcripts; two reference names with email address and phone number, one reference must be from BME. Student must also have an agreed-upon faculty adviser at the time of applying. Compatibility of research interests is a major determinant in the student/adviser relationship.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 14 major credits, 9 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is written and oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 14 major credits and 16 credits outside the major. The final exam is written and oral. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project:The Plan B project is determined in consultation with the advisor.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Plan A Requirements
Take at least 14 RSC credits to meet the major field requirement; 3 statistics credits and 6 credits of electives for the outside credit requirement; and 10 master's thesis credits.
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· RSC 5058 - Anatomy for Rehabilitation Science (6.0 cr)
· RSC 5101 - Mathematical Tools for Research Applications in Health, Rehab, and Human Movement Sciences (1.0 cr)
· RSC 5106 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Science (1.0 cr)
· RSC 5135 - Advanced Biomechanics I: Kinematics (3.0 cr)
· RSC 5200 - Introduction to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (3.0 cr)
· RSC 5206 - Academic Ethos (1.0 cr)
· RSC 5231 - Clinical Biomechanics (2.0-5.0 cr)
· RSC 5235 - Advanced Biomechanics II: Kinetics (3.0 cr)
· RSC 5281 - Scientific Foundations: Exercise Theory (3.0 cr)
· RSC 5294 - Independent Study in Rehabilitation Science (1.0-3.0 cr)
· RSC 5306 - Scientific and Professional Presentation (1.0 cr)
· RSC 5310 - Physiology for Physical Rehabilitation (1.0-5.0 cr)
· RSC 5814 - Age, Exercise, and Rehabilitation (2.0 cr)
· RSC 5841 - Applied Data Acquisition and Processing (4.0 cr)
· RSC 5901 - Scholarly Inquiry in Health Sciences (4.0 cr)
· RSC 8106 - Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature (1.0-2.0 cr)
· RSC 8130 - Current Literature Seminar (1.0-3.0 cr)
· RSC 8135 - Advanced Kinesiology (3.0 cr)
· RSC 8170 - Special Topics in Rehabilitation Science (1.0-3.0 cr)
· RSC 8185 - Problems in Rehabilitation Science (1.0-3.0 cr)
· RSC 8188 - Teaching Practicum (1.0-5.0 cr)
· RSC 8192 - Research Design in Rehabilitation Science (4.0 cr)
· RSC 8206 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· RSC 8235 - Human Kinetics (3.0 cr)
· RSC 8282 - Problems in Human Movement (4.0 cr)
· RSC 8306 - Peer Review and Publication (2.0 cr)
· Statistics Requirement
Take at least 3 credits of statistics from the following list, or chosen in consultation with the adviser.
· PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
· Electives
Take 6 elective RSC and/or non-RSC credits, selected in consultation with the advisor.
· RSC 5xxx
RSC 8xxx
· Thesis Credits
Take at least 10 master's thesis credits.
· RSC 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
Plan B Requirements
Take at least 14 RSC credits to meet the major field requirement; and 3 statistics credits and 13 credits of electives for the outside credit requirement
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· RSC 5058 - Anatomy for Rehabilitation Science (6.0 cr)
· RSC 5101 - Mathematical Tools for Research Applications in Health, Rehab, and Human Movement Sciences (1.0 cr)
· RSC 5106 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Science (1.0 cr)
· RSC 5135 - Advanced Biomechanics I: Kinematics (3.0 cr)
· RSC 5200 - Introduction to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (3.0 cr)
· RSC 5206 - Academic Ethos (1.0 cr)
· RSC 5231 - Clinical Biomechanics (2.0-5.0 cr)
· RSC 5235 - Advanced Biomechanics II: Kinetics (3.0 cr)
· RSC 5281 - Scientific Foundations: Exercise Theory (3.0 cr)
· RSC 5294 - Independent Study in Rehabilitation Science (1.0-3.0 cr)
· RSC 5306 - Scientific and Professional Presentation (1.0 cr)
· RSC 5310 - Physiology for Physical Rehabilitation (1.0-5.0 cr)
· RSC 5814 - Age, Exercise, and Rehabilitation (2.0 cr)
· RSC 5841 - Applied Data Acquisition and Processing (4.0 cr)
· RSC 5901 - Scholarly Inquiry in Health Sciences (4.0 cr)
· RSC 8106 - Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature (1.0-2.0 cr)
· RSC 8130 - Current Literature Seminar (1.0-3.0 cr)
· RSC 8135 - Advanced Kinesiology (3.0 cr)
· RSC 8170 - Special Topics in Rehabilitation Science (1.0-3.0 cr)
· RSC 8185 - Problems in Rehabilitation Science (1.0-3.0 cr)
· RSC 8188 - Teaching Practicum (1.0-5.0 cr)
· RSC 8192 - Research Design in Rehabilitation Science (4.0 cr)
· RSC 8206 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
· RSC 8235 - Human Kinetics (3.0 cr)
· RSC 8282 - Problems in Human Movement (4.0 cr)
· RSC 8306 - Peer Review and Publication (2.0 cr)
· Statistics Requirement
Take at least 3 credits of statistics from the following list, or chosen in consultation with the advisor.
· PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
· Electives
Take 13 elective RSC and/or non-RSC credits, selected in consultation with the advisor.
· RSC 5xxx
RSC 8xxx
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
Integrated Biomedical Engineering BS / Rehabilitation Science MS joint degree Students may take a total of 0 credits in common among the academic programs.
 
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RSC 5058 - Anatomy for Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02138
Prerequisites: Student enrolled in Rehabilitation Science Program, #, %
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Study of gross human anatomy through lecture/laboratory experiences that include cadaver dissection of extremities, head, neck, back, abdomen, thoracic, pelvic regions with correlation to clinical conditions. prereq: Student enrolled in Rehabilitation Science Program, instr consent, dept consent
RSC 5101 - Mathematical Tools for Research Applications in Health, Rehab, and Human Movement Sciences
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Quantitative research approaches in health, rehabilitation, human movement sciences. Application examples/practice problems focus of the course. Basic algebra/geometry, solving equations for unknowns, logarithmic transforms, derivatives/integrals, matrix methods, use of macros in research applications. prereq: Basic algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. Pre-calculus or calculus is helpful but not required.
RSC 5106 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This is one of a series of seminar courses that prepares students to think critically in reading and discussing the literature in rehabilitation science and to speak and write persuasively on scientific topics. This semester, the seminar will focus on the past, present, and future of rehabilitation science. This course will include lecture presentations from rehabilitation science faculty for the first 50 minutes of the weekly class time, as well as discussion/interaction sessions planned jointly by assigned students and faculty for the second 50 minute session each week.
RSC 5135 - Advanced Biomechanics I: Kinematics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02431
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
How to describe/measure movement. Basic/applied biomechanics, pathokinesiology, and rehabilitation literature. Lecture, lab, seminar discussion. Meets with RSC 8135. prereq: instr consent
RSC 5200 - Introduction to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Theory/application of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)to measure corticospinal excitability. Must sign consent form. Resting/active motor thresholds, single hemisphere paired-pulse testing, bilateral interhemispheric inhibition paired-pulse testing, input-output recruitment curves, cortical silent periods, H reflex testing.
RSC 5206 - Academic Ethos
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Explicit/implicit culture unique to academia. Early understanding within/beyond rehabilitation science. Role of higher education in society, academic freedom, tenure, corporatization of education, accreditation, globalization of education, regulatory monitoring of research, faculty scholarship/governance.
RSC 5231 - Clinical Biomechanics
Credits: 2.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00598
Prerequisites: &PT 6231, general physics, [intro or short] calculus, anatomy; intensive anatomy course in human cadaver dissection recommended
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Biomechanics. Internal/external forces/structures responsible for normal/abnormal human movement. Joint and tissue mechanics, muscle function, task analysis, and gait mechanics. Lecture and lab practice. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PT 6231, general physics, [intro or short] calculus, anatomy; intensive anatomy course in human cadaver dissection recommended
RSC 5235 - Advanced Biomechanics II: Kinetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Forces that create human motion and are produced within body as a result. Measuring human motion. Clinical movement assessment, Exercise, sport, and activities of daily living. Two-dimensional rigid body dynamics models, forward/inverse dynamics solutions, hypotheses to describe whole body/joint kinetics. Lectures, lab, discussion. prereq: 5135 or equiv or instr consent
RSC 5281 - Scientific Foundations: Exercise Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00855 - PT 6281/RSC 5281
Prerequisites: Rehabilitation Science grad student
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
In-depth presentation of fundamental concepts in exercise physiology/exercise biochemistry related primarily to skeletal muscle, secondarily to cardiovascular system/connective tissue. Exercise/performance-enhancing ergogenic aids. prereq: Rehabilitation Science grad student
RSC 5294 - Independent Study in Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent exploration into topics related to rehabilitation science. prereq: Rehabilitation science student or program approval
RSC 5306 - Scientific and Professional Presentation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course will focus on the process and practice of oral presentation of scientific inquiry and discoveries. These skills are essential for scientists in all disciplines, yet often guidelines for optimal scientific presentation are not taught or practiced in an educational setting. Specific areas to be covered in this course include presentation intent, audience analysis, timing, content, keys to effective communication, vocal behavior, and important things to avoid. Context will include conference-style platform or podium presentations, poster presentations, and seminar presentation. The course will involve opportunities to prepare and practice presentation skills and receive constructive feedback in a safe, supportive environment. It is appropriate for students from all disciplines and levels of PhD study.
RSC 5310 - Physiology for Physical Rehabilitation
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02370
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is designed to convey foundational information regarding human basic physiology and more advanced integrative physiology to provide the student a broad range of knowledge on how the human body works at rest, exercise, and as we age. Basic cell physiology, which serves the human body’s infrastructure for function in different cell types for various organ systems, will be discussed with the major emphasis of this course being on the human body as a system. Along these lines, most of the content will relate to integrative physiology, as our systems are often redundant in regulating homeostasis. The objective of this course is to prepare the student for the study of pathophysiologic changes within the human body.
RSC 5814 - Age, Exercise, and Rehabilitation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Rehabilitation science student or program permission
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of normal physiological responses to exercise in the elderly. Comparison of exercise-induced responses of physiological systems throughout aging process. Focuses on importance of exercise from rehabilitation perspective. Offered Fall semesters of even-numbered years. prereq: Rehabilitation science student or program permission
RSC 5841 - Applied Data Acquisition and Processing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This course will introduce students to collecting and processing biomedical time series data. Students will gain experience using data acquisition hardware common in many laboratories, as well as related software for acquisition of the data and digital signal processing. Data sources will include electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), wearable sensors, and data from other systems based on the background and interests of students in the class. The overall goal of this course is to provide students with the necessary, fundamental skills to run a successful experiment, troubleshoot errors, and produce high quality data sets. prereq: prefer students to have completed general physics, introductory of short calculus
RSC 5901 - Scholarly Inquiry in Health Sciences
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01969
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
How research evidence is developed, disseminated, utilized in health sciences. Qualitative/quantitative scholarly project proposal. Critique studies/peer proposals. Explore conduct of research. prereq: Three credits of undergraduate statistics. instr consent, dept consent.
RSC 8106 - Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course will focus on the process of critical review, appraisal, and synthesis of scientific literature. Overview of organizing and writing literature reviews for a traditional dissertation, systematic reviews, and peer review for scientific manuscripts will be included. The course will involve substantive review of the literature and writing in your anticipated area of dissertation work.
RSC 8130 - Current Literature Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Critical review of literature to evaluate efficacy of selected physical therapy interventions. prereq: Grad student in PT or rehabilitation science major or instr consent
RSC 8135 - Advanced Kinesiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02431 - RSc 5135/RSc 8135
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
How to describe/measure movement. Basic/applied biomechanics, pathokinesiology, and rehabilitation literature. Lecture, lab, seminar discussion. Meets in conjunction with RSC 5135. prereq: [Rehabilitation science student or program permission], instr consent
RSC 8170 - Special Topics in Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics vary by semester. Papers required.
RSC 8185 - Problems in Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Research practicum on selected topic. Use of systematic literature search. Critical analysis of scientific literature. Specific measurement systems. Data collection/reduction methods of on-going or new research projects. Preparing/defending research reports.
RSC 8188 - Teaching Practicum
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised experience in teaching/evaluation. Effective use of instructional materials in lecture/lab courses. Students create learning objectives for teaching unit(s), conduct a review of current literature on topic, prepare/deliver presentations, compose test questions. Offered by individual arrangement with faculty. prereq: [Rehabilitation science student or program permission], instr consent
RSC 8192 - Research Design in Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The goals of this course are to develop abilities to critically evaluate peer-reviewed literature. It will also enable students to identify and apply appropriate statistical procedures, and interpret the meaning of statistical analyses. Finally, it will give students an opportunity to present the aims, methods, intended analyses, and preliminary results of their own research. Additionally, students will meet individually for 2 hours every month with the lecturer to work on the method section of a paper related to their PhD project. This paper will be critically reviewed and graded as end-evaluation for this class. prereq: instr consent
RSC 8206 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Process of applying for individual National Institutes of Health (NIH) pre-doctoral research training fellowship. Overview of NIH Program Announcement PA-11-111/NIH SF424 individual fellowship application guide required for application will be included. Substantive writing of components of NIH fellowship.
RSC 8235 - Human Kinetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02438
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Forces that create human motion or are produced within body as a result of motion. Measuring kinetics of motion. Clinical movement assessment. Measuring/analyzing exercise, sport, and activities for transfer of forces within body. Two-dimensional rigid body dynamics. Forward/inverse dynamics. Hypotheses for whole body/joint kinetics. Lectures, lab experiments, discussion. Meets with RSC 5235. prereq: [5135 or equiv] or instr consent
RSC 8282 - Problems in Human Movement
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: [Rehabilitation science student or program permission], #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental principles of neurophysiology, neurology, motor control, and motor learning as a basis for therapeutic intervention in motor dysfunction. prereq: [Rehabilitation science student or program permission], instr consent
RSC 8306 - Peer Review and Publication
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course will focus on the process of publication in the scientific literature, with emphasis on publication of original research. Overview of organizing and writing for publication, and the peer review process for scientific manuscripts will be included. The course will involve substantive writing practice in your anticipated area of scientific inquiry.
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics. Gaussian probability models, point/interval estimation for means/proportions. Hypothesis testing, including t, chi-square, and nonparametric tests. Simple regression/correlation. ANOVA. Health science applications using output from statistical packages. prereq: [College-level algebra, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-way ANOVA, interactions, repeated measures, general linear models. Logistic regression for cohort and case-control studies. Loglinear models, contingency tables, Poisson regression, survival data, Kaplan-Meier methods, proportional hazards models. prereq: [PubH 6450 with grade of at least B, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
RSC 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
RSC 5058 - Anatomy for Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02138
Prerequisites: Student enrolled in Rehabilitation Science Program, #, %
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Study of gross human anatomy through lecture/laboratory experiences that include cadaver dissection of extremities, head, neck, back, abdomen, thoracic, pelvic regions with correlation to clinical conditions. prereq: Student enrolled in Rehabilitation Science Program, instr consent, dept consent
RSC 5101 - Mathematical Tools for Research Applications in Health, Rehab, and Human Movement Sciences
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Quantitative research approaches in health, rehabilitation, human movement sciences. Application examples/practice problems focus of the course. Basic algebra/geometry, solving equations for unknowns, logarithmic transforms, derivatives/integrals, matrix methods, use of macros in research applications. prereq: Basic algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. Pre-calculus or calculus is helpful but not required.
RSC 5106 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This is one of a series of seminar courses that prepares students to think critically in reading and discussing the literature in rehabilitation science and to speak and write persuasively on scientific topics. This semester, the seminar will focus on the past, present, and future of rehabilitation science. This course will include lecture presentations from rehabilitation science faculty for the first 50 minutes of the weekly class time, as well as discussion/interaction sessions planned jointly by assigned students and faculty for the second 50 minute session each week.
RSC 5135 - Advanced Biomechanics I: Kinematics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02431
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
How to describe/measure movement. Basic/applied biomechanics, pathokinesiology, and rehabilitation literature. Lecture, lab, seminar discussion. Meets with RSC 8135. prereq: instr consent
RSC 5200 - Introduction to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Theory/application of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)to measure corticospinal excitability. Must sign consent form. Resting/active motor thresholds, single hemisphere paired-pulse testing, bilateral interhemispheric inhibition paired-pulse testing, input-output recruitment curves, cortical silent periods, H reflex testing.
RSC 5206 - Academic Ethos
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Explicit/implicit culture unique to academia. Early understanding within/beyond rehabilitation science. Role of higher education in society, academic freedom, tenure, corporatization of education, accreditation, globalization of education, regulatory monitoring of research, faculty scholarship/governance.
RSC 5231 - Clinical Biomechanics
Credits: 2.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00598
Prerequisites: &PT 6231, general physics, [intro or short] calculus, anatomy; intensive anatomy course in human cadaver dissection recommended
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Biomechanics. Internal/external forces/structures responsible for normal/abnormal human movement. Joint and tissue mechanics, muscle function, task analysis, and gait mechanics. Lecture and lab practice. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PT 6231, general physics, [intro or short] calculus, anatomy; intensive anatomy course in human cadaver dissection recommended
RSC 5235 - Advanced Biomechanics II: Kinetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Forces that create human motion and are produced within body as a result. Measuring human motion. Clinical movement assessment, Exercise, sport, and activities of daily living. Two-dimensional rigid body dynamics models, forward/inverse dynamics solutions, hypotheses to describe whole body/joint kinetics. Lectures, lab, discussion. prereq: 5135 or equiv or instr consent
RSC 5281 - Scientific Foundations: Exercise Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00855 - PT 6281/RSC 5281
Prerequisites: Rehabilitation Science grad student
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
In-depth presentation of fundamental concepts in exercise physiology/exercise biochemistry related primarily to skeletal muscle, secondarily to cardiovascular system/connective tissue. Exercise/performance-enhancing ergogenic aids. prereq: Rehabilitation Science grad student
RSC 5294 - Independent Study in Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent exploration into topics related to rehabilitation science. prereq: Rehabilitation science student or program approval
RSC 5306 - Scientific and Professional Presentation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course will focus on the process and practice of oral presentation of scientific inquiry and discoveries. These skills are essential for scientists in all disciplines, yet often guidelines for optimal scientific presentation are not taught or practiced in an educational setting. Specific areas to be covered in this course include presentation intent, audience analysis, timing, content, keys to effective communication, vocal behavior, and important things to avoid. Context will include conference-style platform or podium presentations, poster presentations, and seminar presentation. The course will involve opportunities to prepare and practice presentation skills and receive constructive feedback in a safe, supportive environment. It is appropriate for students from all disciplines and levels of PhD study.
RSC 5310 - Physiology for Physical Rehabilitation
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02370
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is designed to convey foundational information regarding human basic physiology and more advanced integrative physiology to provide the student a broad range of knowledge on how the human body works at rest, exercise, and as we age. Basic cell physiology, which serves the human body’s infrastructure for function in different cell types for various organ systems, will be discussed with the major emphasis of this course being on the human body as a system. Along these lines, most of the content will relate to integrative physiology, as our systems are often redundant in regulating homeostasis. The objective of this course is to prepare the student for the study of pathophysiologic changes within the human body.
RSC 5814 - Age, Exercise, and Rehabilitation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Rehabilitation science student or program permission
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of normal physiological responses to exercise in the elderly. Comparison of exercise-induced responses of physiological systems throughout aging process. Focuses on importance of exercise from rehabilitation perspective. Offered Fall semesters of even-numbered years. prereq: Rehabilitation science student or program permission
RSC 5841 - Applied Data Acquisition and Processing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This course will introduce students to collecting and processing biomedical time series data. Students will gain experience using data acquisition hardware common in many laboratories, as well as related software for acquisition of the data and digital signal processing. Data sources will include electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), wearable sensors, and data from other systems based on the background and interests of students in the class. The overall goal of this course is to provide students with the necessary, fundamental skills to run a successful experiment, troubleshoot errors, and produce high quality data sets. prereq: prefer students to have completed general physics, introductory of short calculus
RSC 5901 - Scholarly Inquiry in Health Sciences
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01969
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
How research evidence is developed, disseminated, utilized in health sciences. Qualitative/quantitative scholarly project proposal. Critique studies/peer proposals. Explore conduct of research. prereq: Three credits of undergraduate statistics. instr consent, dept consent.
RSC 8106 - Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course will focus on the process of critical review, appraisal, and synthesis of scientific literature. Overview of organizing and writing literature reviews for a traditional dissertation, systematic reviews, and peer review for scientific manuscripts will be included. The course will involve substantive review of the literature and writing in your anticipated area of dissertation work.
RSC 8130 - Current Literature Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Critical review of literature to evaluate efficacy of selected physical therapy interventions. prereq: Grad student in PT or rehabilitation science major or instr consent
RSC 8135 - Advanced Kinesiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02431 - RSc 5135/RSc 8135
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
How to describe/measure movement. Basic/applied biomechanics, pathokinesiology, and rehabilitation literature. Lecture, lab, seminar discussion. Meets in conjunction with RSC 5135. prereq: [Rehabilitation science student or program permission], instr consent
RSC 8170 - Special Topics in Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics vary by semester. Papers required.
RSC 8185 - Problems in Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Research practicum on selected topic. Use of systematic literature search. Critical analysis of scientific literature. Specific measurement systems. Data collection/reduction methods of on-going or new research projects. Preparing/defending research reports.
RSC 8188 - Teaching Practicum
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised experience in teaching/evaluation. Effective use of instructional materials in lecture/lab courses. Students create learning objectives for teaching unit(s), conduct a review of current literature on topic, prepare/deliver presentations, compose test questions. Offered by individual arrangement with faculty. prereq: [Rehabilitation science student or program permission], instr consent
RSC 8192 - Research Design in Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The goals of this course are to develop abilities to critically evaluate peer-reviewed literature. It will also enable students to identify and apply appropriate statistical procedures, and interpret the meaning of statistical analyses. Finally, it will give students an opportunity to present the aims, methods, intended analyses, and preliminary results of their own research. Additionally, students will meet individually for 2 hours every month with the lecturer to work on the method section of a paper related to their PhD project. This paper will be critically reviewed and graded as end-evaluation for this class. prereq: instr consent
RSC 8206 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Process of applying for individual National Institutes of Health (NIH) pre-doctoral research training fellowship. Overview of NIH Program Announcement PA-11-111/NIH SF424 individual fellowship application guide required for application will be included. Substantive writing of components of NIH fellowship.
RSC 8235 - Human Kinetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02438
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Forces that create human motion or are produced within body as a result of motion. Measuring kinetics of motion. Clinical movement assessment. Measuring/analyzing exercise, sport, and activities for transfer of forces within body. Two-dimensional rigid body dynamics. Forward/inverse dynamics. Hypotheses for whole body/joint kinetics. Lectures, lab experiments, discussion. Meets with RSC 5235. prereq: [5135 or equiv] or instr consent
RSC 8282 - Problems in Human Movement
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: [Rehabilitation science student or program permission], #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental principles of neurophysiology, neurology, motor control, and motor learning as a basis for therapeutic intervention in motor dysfunction. prereq: [Rehabilitation science student or program permission], instr consent
RSC 8306 - Peer Review and Publication
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course will focus on the process of publication in the scientific literature, with emphasis on publication of original research. Overview of organizing and writing for publication, and the peer review process for scientific manuscripts will be included. The course will involve substantive writing practice in your anticipated area of scientific inquiry.
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics. Gaussian probability models, point/interval estimation for means/proportions. Hypothesis testing, including t, chi-square, and nonparametric tests. Simple regression/correlation. ANOVA. Health science applications using output from statistical packages. prereq: [College-level algebra, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-way ANOVA, interactions, repeated measures, general linear models. Logistic regression for cohort and case-control studies. Loglinear models, contingency tables, Poisson regression, survival data, Kaplan-Meier methods, proportional hazards models. prereq: [PubH 6450 with grade of at least B, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [8251, 8261 or equiv]