The Master of Science in Health Sciences is a 36 hour, non-thesis program that can be completed in as little as two years.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
Understand research methods used to advance health sciences.
Describe theories of health promotion and disease prevention.
Critically evaluate research in rehabilitation.
Access systematic reviews and meta-analysis databases.
Engage in substantive research in health and rehabilitation.
Be employed upon graduation, or accepted into post-graduate educational programs.
This course explores the theories common to all rehabilitation therapies and forms a foundation for rehabilitation sciences. Included are theories specific to rehabilitation and adaptation to disease, disability and injury; attachment, adaptation and resiliency; cognition; motor learning; empowerment; loss and grief; psych-immunology; and the societal response to stigmatized groups. These theories are applied to rehabilitation practice and research design across the life span to include habilitation to congenital disorders.
This course focuses on the role of health behaviors such as eating nutritious foods, exercising, and avoiding unhealthy habits (i.e.: smoking) in health promotion and disease prevention. A principle concentration will be on health promotion within disabling conditions.
This course analyses emerging trends in health care systems and delivery associated with rehabilitation. Areas to be covered include organizational infrastructures, finance, public policy, and implications for disparate patient populations.
Instructional orientation to research arranged by student and approved by student's Advisory or Research Committee. This course may be repeated twice, total of 12 hours.
One of the unique features of our Master of Science in Health Sciences is the ability to customize your curriculum to meet your educational and health career goals. By utilizing a wide range of interdisciplinary electives, you and your mentor will create the best plan of study for you.