Exercise, Sport and Health Education 225

I. Course Title: Allied Health Sciences Practicum I

II. Course Number: ESHE 225

III. Credit Hours: 1 credit

IV. Prerequisites: Minimum 3.0 GPA, ESHE 205.

     Pre- or Corequisites: BIOL 310.

V. Course Description: This is the first of three clinical experiences designed to provide students with an appreciation of the various duties of allied health professionals. This practicum/shadowing experience assists a student in applying skills from his or her coursework in a professional setting. This course requires the completion of 30 hours of clinical experience.

Note(s): Applied Learning designated course.  This course will be graded pass/fail.

VI. Detailed Description of Content of the 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. Students are also required to reflect on how this experience affects their professional development and goals.

VI. Detailed Description of Conduct of Course:

Students will participate in allied health activities (e.g., occupational therapy, physical therapy) for 30 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.

VII. 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.

VIII. Assessment Measures:

Assessment measures may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Critical self-reflections
  2. Guided observation logs
  3. Weekly discussion posts


Other Course Information: This course will be graded pass/fail.


Review and Approval 

October 31, 2017

March 01, 2021