College of Health Sciences

Glendale, AZ Campus

Elective Course Description

Physical Therapy Program

Abbreviation/Number
Course Name

PTHEG 1301

Research Elective I

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In this elective course, students have the opportunity to assist physical therapy faculty with research projects pertaining to the faculty member’s research agenda. Students obtain individual faculty member approval to assist with research prior to enrollment in this course.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

PTHEG 1531 Evidence-Based Practice I

PTHEG 1302

Research Elective II

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Students who have successfully completed PTHE 1301 Research Elective I may have the opportunity to continue working on a research project with a physical therapy faculty member. Students obtain individual faculty member approval to assist with research prior to enrollment in this course.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

PTHEG 1301 Research Elective I

PTHEG 1303

The Role of Physical Therapy in Global One Health

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This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the area of global health. Students will attend seminars and be provided a recommended reading list to learn more about topics such as determinants of health, health disparities, and the ethics of clinical service abroad. The course culminates in a week long international experience where students will be able to apply skills such as clinical reasoning, interventions, communication, and cultural competency to individuals in underserved areas.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

PTHEG 1310

Independent Study

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This course is designed to facilitate additional didactic or clinical endeavors related to a specific component of physical therapy theory and/or practice. Course content, assignments and learning outcomes are developed in collaboration with the faculty mentor and the student. The Program Director must approve the plan. Course credit is variable depending on the scope of work to be accomplished.

Credits: 1-6

Prerequisites

Permission of the Course Director