Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Fall 2019 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/21/2019 11:20AM

Doctorate of ABA

DABA 610 - Verbal Behavior

In this course students will study the philosophy of verbal behavior and the application of Skinner's principles. Particular emphasis will be placed on the application of the science of behavior analysis to teaching verbal behavior. The primary verbal operants, which are most often initially discussed in relation to teaching language, are echoics, mands, tacts, and intraverbals. Within this course we will explain the functions of these operants and how they may be taught. Within this course we will also teach establishing operation and how they relate to teaching language. All readings will be complimented by a study of Skinner's seminal book Verbal Behavior.

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01 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
MCB
C302
Judah B. Axe Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

DABA 640 - Scholarly & Professional Activity

The purpose of this course is to expose doctoral candidates to the publication process. Candidates will either select a study that they have already completed but have yet to write up or be assigned a completed study by the instructor. The goal of this course is write up the study and submit it to a peer-reviewed journal for publicationtakes.

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01 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
MCB
E207
Gretchen Allison Dittrich Open 16 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

DABA 695 - Special Topics

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BL 09/05/2019 -
12/12/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
SOMC
M202
Kylan S. Turner Open 17 No 4.00 Main Campus

Doctor of Philosophy in Educ.

DEDU 670 - Dissertation Seminar

The seminar is designed to assist students in the preparation of their dissertation project proposal. Classes will include presentation and discussion of students' work-in-progress. The course will move back and forth between theoretical considerations and practical ones and we will cover such topics as problems and pitfalls of selecting topics, criteria of acceptability, literature reviews, developing a theoretical framework, selection of methodology, methodological issues prominent within the major topics of the students' different disciplinary fields, issues relevant to data analysis, selection of a dissertation committee, developing a timetable for the completion of the dissertation project as well as procedures for insuring the protection of human subjects.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A Russell W. Maguire Clsd 0 Yes 2.00 Main Campus
02 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A LaDonna Lynette Christian Clsd 0 Yes 2.00 Main Campus

DEDU 690 - Dissertation

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01 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A Russell W. Maguire Open 8 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

DEDU 699 - Dissertation Extension

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01 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A Russell W. Maguire Open 12 Yes 0.00 Main Campus
02 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A Janie V. Ward Open 1 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

Doctor of Physical Therapy

DPT 612 - Professional Seminar

Professional Seminar is a continuum of courses scheduled during each academic semester that builds on the foundational elements of professional development and professional behavior in the physical therapy profession. In this semester we will explore the foundational concepts of professional behaviors, ethical principles and core values, and cultural competence and sensitivity, as we begin to experience and build some of the abilities and attitudes that are essential to establishing professionalism in practice. We will also explore some concepts at the foundation of lifelong learning: metacognition and self-assessment. This course will also include an introduction to the Integrated Clinical Experiences (ICE) which will be at the core of your professional development this semester. Each student will be assigned to an ICE for 1 day a week for 4 weeks. Experiences will be primarily in either an outpatient orthopedic-focused setting, or home care with the VNA. As your experience in the clinic develops, we will discuss and apply concepts of ethics and decision making, and the development of effective client/provider relationships that are essential for effective clinical practice and quality client experiences. We will take a look at the experience of illness and disability from the point of view of the patient and family, including the psycho/social/spiritual aspects of disability, and examine how best to work with patients with different kinds of illness and disabilities.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
03:50PM
LEF
L305
Mark Joseph Dynan
Elizabeth Murphy
Open 3 No 1.00 Main Campus

DPT 622 - Movement Science

This course provides students with the basis for understanding normal human movement. Emphasis is on biomechanics, joint structure, muscle physiology, muscle activity, exercise physiology and neurophysiology. Students explore the interaction between the systems that produce normal human movement and begin to consider how movement is affected by pathological conditions.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 09/06/2019 -
12/13/2019
Friday

08:00AM-
09:50AM
SCB
S119
Joanne Rivard (malerba) Open 3 No 3.00 Main Campus

DPT 622L - Movement Science Lab

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 09/06/2019 -
12/13/2019
Friday

10:30AM-
12:20PM
SCB
S323
Joanne Rivard (malerba) Open 21 No 0.00 Main Campus

DPT 632 - Concepts & Skills in Physical Therapy

In this course, students learn and apply concepts and skills that are basic to the practice of physical therapy. Students learn how patients move in their environment and practice teaching and assisting them with these skills. There is an emphasis on professional behavior and the development of competent communication skills. Other issues that will be considered include awareness of safe infection control policies, sensitivity to ethical issues and culture in health care, psychological reactions to disease and disability, and legal issues in the health care environment. Through lecture, lab and interactive case-based experiences, students practice management of these core issues as they develop the foundational clinical skills in physical therapy practice.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Wednesday

08:00AM-
09:50AM
LEF
L305
Joanne Rivard (malerba) Open 3 No 3.00 Main Campus

DPT 632L - Concepts & Skills in Physical Therapy L ab

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 09/04/2019 -
12/11/2019
Wednesday

10:30AM-
12:20PM
SCB
S323
Joanne Rivard (malerba) Open 21 No 0.00 Main Campus

DPT 652 - Evidence Based Practice

This course focuses on preparing students to critically analyze research literature. Emphasis is placed on critically reading and interpreting published research in terms of applicability to the practice of health care professionals. Taught using discussions and lecture, this course provides a foundation for subsequent participation in research and evidence-based practice.

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Credits Location
01 09/12/2019 -
12/05/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
04:50PM
LEF
L305
Amitabh Dashottar Open 3 No 2.00 Main Campus

DPT 672 - Frameworks of Physical Therapy: Musculos

Students learn and apply anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathology as they explore the issues of disease risk and prevention, as well as medical, surgical, pharmacological, psychological and physical therapies in the management of individuals with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. This semester includes tutorials, lecture, laboratory, and integrated clinical experiences. The core foundations for practice are blended into each tutorial case. Issues related the care of patients of all ages are explored and discussed. Emphasis is on history taking, system review, physical therapy examination, diagnosis, prognosis, evaluation, and development of a physical therapy plan of care. Further emphasis includes evidence-based physical therapy prevention and intervention of acute and chronic patient problems. Students are also introduced to a disablement model used to understand the progression from disease to disability. Students also practice clinical decision-making, professional communication and documentation.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

08:00AM-
11:50AM
LEF
L305
W. Justin Jones Open 3 No 7.00 Main Campus

DPT 672L - Frameworks of Physical Therapy: Musculos keletal I Lab

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 09/05/2019 -
12/12/2019
Thursday

08:00AM-
11:50AM
SCB
S323
W. Justin Jones Open 21 No 0.00 Main Campus

DPT 712 - Professional Seminar

The professional seminar for this semester has been designed to build upon the first full-time clinical experience, as well as discussions from previous professional seminars. The emphasis is on re-visiting the PT Code of Ethics and core values as seen through the perspective of the clinical environment to further continue to help define professional identity. To support further professional development students will be asked to complete the first three APTA Professional Modules We will also work on relaxation/meditation skills in patient education for managing acute and chronic stress. In developing the skills necessary for including mindfulness and meditation in patient education, students will also gain personal health benefits from these practices. As a complement to meditation in managing stress and chronic pain, we will also explore other stress management tools such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), to gain awareness of the influence of perception, thoughts and beliefs on health and behavior change. Integrated Clinical Experiences (ICEs) will also be included within the course. Each student will be assigned to an ICE for 1 day a week for 4 or 5 weeks. These experiences will focus on developing skills in management of patients primarily in a general inpatient setting.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

12:00PM-
12:50PM
LEF
L305
Elizabeth Murphy
Mark Joseph Dynan
Open 3 No 1.00 Main Campus

DPT 722 - Integument, Prosthetics, & Orthotics

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 09/09/2019 -
12/09/2019
Monday

08:00AM-
11:50AM
SOMC
M222
Pamela Unger
W. Justin Jones
Open 2 No 2.00 Main Campus

DPT 732 - Neuroanatomy

This course will provide basic Neuroanatomy information in lectures (at Simmons College) and laboratories (at HMS-Harvard Medical School). A systems based approach will be used eg: Motor Systems, Sensory Systems. The material will provide a foundational understanding of neuroanatomy to be applied in the Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I and II courses.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 09/05/2019 -
12/05/2019
Thursday

10:30AM-
12:20PM
SOMC
M201
Mohini Lutchman
Stacey Adamson Maguire
Open 3 No 2.00 Main Campus

DPT 735 - Complex Conditions

This course integrates learning from all previous courses that addressed frameworks for physical therapy practice. A case discussion/presentation approach is used to enhance skills in differential diagnosis and clinical decision-making for patients of all ages with complicated and multi-system problems.

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01 09/03/2019 -
09/19/2019
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
MCB
C311
Stacey Adamson Maguire
Erin Milton
Open 1 No 2.00 Main Campus

DPT 742 - Health Promotion, Wellness, and Advocacy

DPT 742 is designed to provide students with an overview of health promotion issues across the continuum from the individual to the community to the global stage. Beginning with an emphasis on the fundamental role of the physical therapist within the continuum, the course focuses on the leading health indicators and domains that have the greatest influence on the health of individuals and communities. A variety of theoretical frameworks with be explored to provide the foundation for developing strategies to identify current health information and promotion issues, identify and challenge paradigms related to health and healing, and facilitate changes in behavior that lead to more effective patient-practitioner collaborative relationships and improve patient health and outcomes. Within the APTA Vision Statement for Physical Therapy 2020 is language that proposes physical therapists as the practitioner of choice in the area of wellness. Combined with the Service Learning Component (DPT 742L), the goal is to establish a foundation of knowledge and experience designed to enhance the role of physical therapists as health care providers in the realm of health promotion and wellness-centered care for individuals and communities, as a complement to their role in the more traditional realm of restorative care. In addition to classroom discussion and learning, students also design and participate in service learning projects with community partners, organized through the Scott-Ross Center here at Simmons (DPT 742L). This experience provides students with the opportunity to apply health promotion/wellness concepts, theories, philosophies and research to help meet the health needs and missions of various populations and community organizations, respectively.

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01 09/10/2019 -
12/10/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
MCB
C101
Stacey Adamson Maguire Open 3 No 3.00 Main Campus

DPT 752 - Research Seminar: Proposal

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Consent
Credits Location
01 09/12/2019 -
12/12/2019
Thursday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
SOMC
M201
Devashish Tiwari Open 2 No 1.00 Main Campus

DPT 772 - Frameworks for Physical Therapy: Cardio and Pulmonary

Students learn and apply anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathology as they explore the issues of disease risk and prevention, as well as medical, surgical, pharmacological, psychological and physical therapies in the management of individuals with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. This semester course includes tutorials, lecture and laboratory and parallels the student's integrated clinical experiences. The core foundations for practice are blended into each tutorial case, thus integrating information from previous and concurrent courses. Issues related the care of patients of all ages are explored and discussed. Emphasis is on history taking, system review, physical therapy examination, diagnosis, prognosis, evaluation, and development of a physical therapy plan of care. Further emphasis includes evidence-based physical therapy prevention and intervention of acute and chronic patient problems. Students are also introduced to a disablement model used to understand the progression from disease to disability. Students also practice clinical decision-making, professional communication and documentation. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
Tuesday

Friday

02:00PM-
03:50PM
09:30AM-
11:20AM
LEF
L305
LEF
L305
Jenna Stuebe Open 3 No 7.00 Main Campus

DPT 772L - Frameworks for Physical Therapy: Cardio and Pulmonary Lab

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/10/2019
Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:20AM
SCB
S323
Jenna Stuebe Open 3 No 0.00 Main Campus

DPT 792 - Clinical Experience 2

Students apply knowledge and skills in patient/client management in a health care setting, and learn to address the physical therapy needs of actual patients and clients under the supervision of a physical therapist. The experience requires students to be in the clinical setting for approximately 40 hours per week for 12 weeks.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 09/03/2019 -
12/13/2019
N/A N/A N/A Elizabeth Murphy
Mark Joseph Dynan
Open 1 No 5.00 Main Campus
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