Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. Students and Faculty should log in to workday.simmons.edu and view the live course listings for the current semester. The current semester listings below are updated weekly. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Summer 2022 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 10/04/2022 11:04PM

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
6:00PM - 9:20PM
Judah Axe
4
TBD

DABA 632 - Diversity and Advanced Professional Practice Issues for Behavior Analysts

DABA 632 is a doctoral level course focused on issues related to diversity and ethical practice for behavior analysts. This course will examine the role that diversity plays in the science and professional practice of Behavior Analysis. This course will also explore advanced ethical subject matter related to the practice of Behavior Analysis. In preparation for a live synchronous class meeting, students will participate in weekly asynchronous critical reflection assignments. Class meetings will include a combination of group discussions and student presentations. This course will commence by introducing the broad concept of diversity and historical developments in behavior analysis. Early in the course, students will evaluate their own experiences with diversity both at the individual practitioner level and in their work with diverse groups. This course will also examine theory and research from other disciplines and consider how these sources may influence future behavior analytic research and practice. The latter part of the course will address advanced ethical issues for behavior analysts concerning social and legal matters.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/22
Monday
6:00PM - 9:20PM
Noelle Neault
4
TBD

DABA 690 - Dissertation Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/22
Monday
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Ronald Allen
1
TBD
02 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/22
Monday
3:30PM - 4:20PM
Judah Axe
1
TBD
03 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/22
Monday
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Gretchen Dittrich
1
TBD
04 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/22
Monday
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Philip Chase
1
TBD
05 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/22
Monday
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Russell Maguire
1
TBD
07 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Kylan Turner
1
TBD

DABA 699 - Dissertation Extension

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/22
Monday
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Ronald Allen
TBD
TBD
02 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/22
Monday
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Judah Axe
TBD
TBD
03 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/22
Monday
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Gretchen Dittrich
TBD
TBD
04 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/22
Monday
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Philip Chase
TBD
TBD
05 2022/05/16 - 2022/08/22
Monday
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Russell Maguire
TBD
TBD
07 2022/05/17 - 2022/08/16
Tuesday
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Kylan Turner
TBD
TBD

Doctor of Physical Therapy

DPT 621 - Human Anatomy

Knowledge of human anatomy is essential for physical therapists to make clinical decisions regarding examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and development of a plan of care for patients and clients. This course is an in-depth study of the human body through cadaver dissection and lecture/discussion. Students apply the knowledge gained in this course to all subsequent physical therapy courses.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/06/02 - 2022/08/05
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00PM - 1:20PM
Rachel Verrill
7
Main Campus

DPT 621L - Human Anatomy Lab: Harvard University

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/06/01 - 2022/08/05
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00AM - 10:20AM
Rachel Verrill
TBD
TBD

DPT 631 - Clinical Medicine

In this introductory course, students learn basic concepts that will be utilized throughout the duration of the DPT program and their careers. Students will learn fundamental principles related to imaging, pharmacology, and body systems not covered elsewhere in the curriculum. The course will be framed within the context of the Human Movement System and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health. Lectures will incorporate active learning strategies and emphasis will be made to incorporate content from the co-requisite course DPT 621 Human Anatomy. The focus of this course will be to lay the foundation of information by introducing students to concepts that they will apply in future courses.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/06/01 - 2022/08/03
Wednesday
12:00PM - 2:20PM
Jenna Powers
2
Main Campus

DPT 701 - Clinical Experience I

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 Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Mark Dynan
5
TBD

DPT 714 - Professional Seminar

The professional seminar for this semester has been designed to build upon your prior clinical experiences, as well as topics from previous professional seminars to help prepare for your final two full time clinical experiences and your future as a physical therapist. The seminar will include discussion topics, guest speakers, and assignments to assist you in preparing for upcoming clinical experiences and move forward with your professional development so that you feel prepared, informed and confident in your abilities to enter into the profession of Physical Therapy. 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 weeks in either DPT 713 or DPT 714. Experiences will be in a variety of settings, which include, but are not limited to: neuro (IP or OP), women's health and/or pediatrics. Please refer to Clinical Education Manual for Policy and Procedures.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/06/01 - 2022/07/27
Wednesday
1:00PM - 2:20PM
Mark Dynan
1
Main Campus

DPT 724 - Advanced Topics

This course is designed to build upon concepts covered in prior musculoskeletal and clinical course work and introduce advanced and specialty topics in musculoskeletal physical therapy. Students will integrate and apply previous knowledge and skills to new contexts while critically analyzing physical therapy practice in the musculoskeletal setting. The course will be divided into three main areas. The first will address the history, clinical decision-making, application, and efficacy of manual therapy techniques including mobilization and manipulation to the spine and extremities. The second portion of the semester will build upon these concepts while addressing the anatomy, epidemiology, pathology, and management of individuals with temporomandibular joint dysfunction, upper cervical spine dysfunction, headaches, thoracic outlet syndrome, pediatric/adolescent scoliosis and Women's health related diagnoses. The third portion of the course will address the physical therapy, medical and orthotic/prosthetic management of amputations. Concepts of modern pain science will be integrated into each of these topic areas. This course includes lecture and laboratory and is designed to utilize integrated clinical experiences to build on clinical care in an evidenced based format.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/06/06 - 2022/08/08
Monday
8:00AM - 11:50AM
Matthew O'Rourke
3
Main Campus

DPT 724L - Advanced Topics Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/06/01 - 2022/08/10
Wednesday
8:00AM - 11:50AM
Matthew O'Rourke
TBD
Main Campus

DPT 734 - 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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/31 - 2022/07/26
Tuesday
1:00PM - 3:50PM
Stacey Maguire
2
Main Campus

DPT 754 - Research Seminar: Systematic Review

This is the fifth course in the research sequence of the curriculum, for students who opt for, and selected for systematic review. This course is the final part of the capstone research course. This is an advanced course focused on the critical review of the scientific literature, building upon content from DPT 652, DPT 653, DPT 752, and DPT 753. The critical review of the literature will be on a topic directly pertaining to physical therapy (e.g. diagnosis, intervention, education, etc.). The course design is to foster collaborative investigation, critique, and writing leading toward dissemination.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/31 - 2022/07/26
Tuesday
11:30AM - 12:20PM
Justin Beebe
1
Main Campus

DPT 764 - Research Seminary: Faculty Directed Research

This is the fifth course in the research sequence of the curriculum, for students who opt for, and selected for faculty directed research. This course is the final part of the capstone research course. This is an advanced course in research methodology and design, which builds upon DPT 652, DPT 653, DPT 752, and DPT 763. Students complete projects begun during Year II, as designated by the faculty advisor. The course design is to foster collaborative research activities leading toward dissemination.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/17 - 2022/07/26
Tuesday
10:30AM - 11:20AM
Justin Beebe
1
Main Campus

DPT 784 - Frameworks for Physical Therapy: Nuromuscular II

This course is a continuation of DPT 783. Students expand their neuroscience knowledge and repertoire of physical therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and management skills for a broader variety of neuromuscular problems and more complex patient cases. Teaching and learning methods include lecture, laboratory activities, patient cases, and small group self-directed, problem-based tutorials, and integrated clinical experiences. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/05/31 - 2022/07/28
Tuesday, Thursday
8:00AM - 9:50AM
Devashish Tiwari
5
Main Campus

DPT 784L - Frameworks for Physical Therapy: Nuromuscular II Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2022/06/02 - 2022/07/28
Thursday
10:30AM - 12:20PM
Devashish Tiwari
TBD
Main Campus

DPT 792 - Clinical Experience II

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 Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Mark Dynan
5
TBD

DPT 793 - Clinical Experience III

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 Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Mark Dynan
5
TBD
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