Exercise, Sport and Health Education 225

ESHE 225
Allied Health Sciences Practicum I

1. Catalog Entry

ESHE 225
Allied Health Sciences Practicum I

Credit hours (1)
Prerequisite: Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Pre- or Co-requisite: BIOL 310

Clinical experiences designed to provide students with an appreciation of the various duties of allied health professionals. This course requires the completion of 40 hours of clinical experience.

2. Detailed Description of Course

This course follows ESHE 205 (Introduction to Allied Health Sciences). This practicum provides students with an opportunity to develop an appreciation for the duties and responsibilities of an allied health professional.  Students are required to document observation experiences and reflect on their relevance to professional association standards.

3. Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Students will participate in allied health activities (e.g., occupational therapy, physical therapy) for 40 hours during the academic year. A therapist or related practitioner will directly supervise these experiences. Students will communicate with classmates and the course instructor weekly to discuss various issues related to allied health care professional duties and responsibilities.

4. Goals and Objectives of the Course

    1) Explain the duties and responsibilities of an allied healthcare professional.
    2) Identify the various standards of professional allied health associations and how
       they relate to practice.
    3) Explain how allied health professionals communicate in various settings, including
       written communication methods.
    4) Describe various therapeutic and rehabilitation modalities used in allied healthcare
       settings.

5. Assessment Measures

Assessment measures may include, but are not limited to:
    1) Self-reflections
    2) Guided observation logs
    3) Weekly discussion posts

6. Other Course Information

None

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