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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


College of Health Sciences


College of Health Sciences

Office of Student Affairs
2025 E. Newport
NWQ Building B 6th floor
(414) 229-2758
chs-info@uwm.edu
www.uwm.edu/CHS

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science Athletic Training, BioMedical Sciences (BMS-BioMedical Science, BMS-Cytotechnology, BMS-Diagnostic Medical Sonography, BMS-Medical Technology, BMS-Public Health Microbiology, BMS-Radiologic Technology), Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD-Health Care Track, CSD-School Track), Health Care Administration (HCA), Kinesiology, Nutritional Sciences, and Occupational Studies.

Master of Science BioMedical Sciences, Kinesiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy, and Health Care Informatics

Doctor of Philosophy Health Sciences and Kinesiology (under development)
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Faculty and Scholars

UWM's College of Health Sciences' faculty comprises an esteemed group of scholars. The research activities of our faculty and staff encompass groundbreaking urban and population studies, pioneering biomedical research investigations, advances in movement science, ingenious rehabilitation research and development, innovative applied clinical technologies, and novel disease prevention approaches. These activities are supported by the resources of four academic centers and thirteen state of the art laboratories within the college, and millions of dollars in funds from reputable institutions, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Education.

Facilities: Laboratories, Centers, and Clinics

CLINICS (open to the public): Speech and Language Clinic, Hearing Evaluation Center

LABORATORIES (Research and Teaching)

Communication Sciences and Disorders: Speech and Hearing Science, Stuttering and Fluency, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Speech Physiology, Dysphagia, Child Language.
BioMedical Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Sciences Laboratory – Immunology, Environmental Microbiology, Toxicology, Pharmacology/Toxicology, Multiple Sclerosis, Medical Microbiology, Informatics Computer Laboratories.
Kinesiology: Bioimaging and Advanced Biomechanics, Biomechanics, Physical Activity and Health Research, Human Performance, Infant Neuromotor, Motor Control, Psychosocial, Visumotor.
Occupational Therapy: Assistive Technology and Universal Access (ATUA), Ergonomics in Occupations, Behavioral Health and Human Occupation

CENTERS (Research and Training)

Campus Ergonomics Services, Center for Forensic Science, Center for Urban Population Health, Rehabilitation Research Design and Disability (R2D2) Center, Center for Biomedical Data and Language Processing, Center for Aging and Translational Research.

Certificate Programs

Baccalaureate

Forensic Sciences (Death Investigation, Forensic Sciences, and Forensic Toxicology), Health Care Informatics, Nutrition, Older Adult Fitness, Strength & Conditioning, Study of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Molecular Diagnostics, and Therapeutic Recreation

The College of Health Sciences is the largest school of its kind in the state of Wisconsin. It prepares students for careers in health care administration and informatics, diagnostic medicine, health and fitness, and the rehabilitation therapies. Our metropolitan location gives us ties to more than 100 local health care and recreation agencies, providing jobs, a setting for practical experience to augment classroom instruction, and community service opportunities.

Admission

Freshmen are admitted to the preprofessional component in the College of Health Sciences with one of the following plans: pre-health sciences, pre-athletic training, pre-biomedical sciences, pre-communication sciences and disorders, pre-health care administration, pre-kinesiology, pre-nutritional sciences, and pre-occupational studies.

Admission policies of the College comply with the general regulations of UWM as presented earlier in this catalog. Upon admission to the College, the policies and procedures of the College of Health Sciences apply, even though the student may be enrolled in courses in another UWM school or college.

Enrollment in the preparatory program does not guarantee admission to the professional component or major, although nearly all eligible students over the past three years have been admitted. Admission criteria and timelines vary by major, and students are urged to consult regularly with their advisor for specific program application procedures.

Criteria for Selecting Candidates. Selection for progression into the professional component or major will be based on requirements met and other individual program factors. Each program in the College reserves the right to select its own candidates. More information and student applications are available from the Student Affairs Office.

Certificate Completion. Students wishing to complete any of the College of Health Sciences’ Baccalaureate Certificate Programs must meet with an academic advisor in the Student Services Office to declare their intention to complete the Certificate. Therapeutic Recreation Certificate students must submit a completed electronic Declaration of Intent form to Patricia Thomas at pthomas@uwm.edu or to the Student Affairs Office. Certificate enrollment is open to all UWM students.

Academic Regulations

For information regarding action on unsatisfactory grades or about honors for scholarship, see Academic Information and Honors for Scholarship.

Students in all College of Health Sciences majors whose cumulative or semester GPA in professional studies falls below 2.5 (except occupational studies and all kinesiology majors, who must have a semester GPA of 2.75) are required to consult with their program head and obtain the Dean’s permission to continue in the program.

Academic Advising

Academic advising and counseling for all preprofessional students is available in the Office of Student Affairs. Students who have been admitted to their major/professional program may be assigned a faculty advisor. Professional and faculty advisors are prepared to guide academic planning, provide career and job market information, and to assist students in making appropriate career choices within the health professions. Students are strongly encouraged to schedule one advising session per semester (preferably before the registration process).

Students who believe they have a disability that might affect their academic or job performance are encouraged to meet with an advisor early in their academic planning to discuss appropriate accommodations. Graduation clearance service is available for all students planning to register for the last two semesters. Call (414) 229-2758 for an appointment.

Detailed descriptions of the College of Health Sciences programs are available in the Office of Student Affairs or on our website: www.chs.uwm.edu.

Transfer Students. The College of Health Sciences welcomes students from other academic areas on the UWM campus, and students transferring to UWM from other institutions. Students planning to transfer into any of the College’s majors should meet with an advisor in the Office of Student Affairs to plan their curriculum as early as possible. Most students find that a number of their courses transfer in meeting specific program and General Education Requirements (GER) needed for graduation. Students may meet with their advisor in person or by phone; quick questions to advisors may be handled by email as well. Please call (414) 229-2758 for an appointment or information.

Degree Requirements

1. Satisfactory completion of 128 credits (120 credits for Kinesiology, 123 for Nutritional Sciences, and 130 credits for BioMedical Sciences-Biomedical Science, BioMedical Sciences-Cytotechnology, BioMedical Sciences-Diagnostic Medical Sonography, BioMedical Sciences-Medical Technology, BioMedical Sciences-Radiologic Technology), and all course and program requirements of student’s curriculum.

2. Satisfaction of all University-wide General Education Requirements (GER), including meeting English proficiency and mathematics requirement and completion of course distribution requirements. Second degree candidates are exempt from these requirements.

3. A cumulative 2.5 GPA in all credits earned at UWM.

4. Completion of the last 30 credits in residence at UWM. Second degree candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credits in residence beyond those required for previous degree.

5. A student who does not maintain continuous registration during the academic year and is readmitted to the College must meet the program and graduation requirements in effect at the time of reentry.

6. Any deviations from the curriculum must be approved in writing by the student’s program director or chairperson, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. It is required that a student consult his/her advisor before requesting any program changes or waivers.

Special Opportunities/Requirements

Correspondence Courses. Correspondence courses may be taken only through the University of Wisconsin-Extension, with the permission of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Students may not exceed 18 credits during one semester, including correspondence courses and work in residence, without permission. Only elective course requirements may be met through correspondence and Extension study.

Independent Study. Independent study is available in each department. Credits are awarded for academic activities pursued outside the formal classroom setting under the supervision of a faculty member. Activities may include reading, research, and special projects and must be approved, in advance, by the full-time faculty supervisor. Independent study is offered at the lower and upper levels. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at UWM to pursue independent study. Upper division independent study requires junior status. For more information, see the catalog course listings or contact the department chairperson.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Credit for specific college courses may be earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board. Students will be granted degree credit only for subject examinations, and if they score at the 50th percentile or higher on the National Sophomore norm. Credit for subject examinations may only be used to satisfy elective credits within the College of Health Sciences degree programs. A list of acceptable examinations may be found in the introductory section of this catalog under Academic Opportunities.

Requirements for Employment, Licensing, or Professional Organizations. Students should be aware that some professions, occupations, and employers are subject to licensing and/or bonding requirements. When a course of study includes clinical or field training, practice teaching, or internships, students will be required to have a check of criminal conviction records prior to acceptance of a student by the placement site. Students are responsible for obtaining the information necessary for them to become knowledgeable about these requirements and plan their studies accordingly.

Health Insurance Documentation. Students may be required to carry health insurance during internship or fieldwork experiences. As a condition of placement in an internship program, students may also be required to have updated vaccinations (e.g., MMR, Hbv). In addition, a physical examination and TB test may be required.

Course

College of Health Sciences

100 New Student Seminar in Allied Health Professions. 1 cr. U. An overview of the Allied Health Professions, the College of Health Sciences, and academic requirements. Strategies for academic success. Prereq: none.

Faculty and Staff

Administration


Chukuka S. Enwemeka, Prof., PhD, FACSM

Dean

Thomas Birk, PhD
Associate Dean, Academic & Student Affairs

Kate Brondino, MEd
Senior Administrative Program Specialist

Susan Cashin, PhD
Assistant Dean, Office of Student Services

Cheri Dzieken Chapman
Communications Coordinator

Ron Cisler, PhD
Director, Center for Urban Population Health

Gricelda Estrada, MEd
Academic Advisor

Mike Hauer, PhD
Assistant Dean Emeritus

Michelle Janowiak
Senior Student Services Coordinator

Debra Maglio
Senior Administrative Program Specialist, Business Office

Karen Miyoshi, MA
Administrative Program Manager II

Marion McDowell
Administrative Program Manager III Emerita

Bill Mueller
Academic Advisor

Agnes Northrup
Academic Advisor

Paula Rhyner, PhD
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research

Roger O. Smith, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Director, R2D2

Joel Spiess, MS
Academic Advisor

Susan Stalewski
Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs

BioMedical Sciences


Shahla Anders, Clinical Asst. Prof., MEd

Carroll University

Anthony Azenabor, Prof., PhD
University of Benin

Cynthia Brown, Clinical Assoc. Prof., MA
Central Michigan University

Lora deOliveira, Outreach Program Manager II, MBA, MPH
Marquette University, University of Minnesota

Bradley DePons, Laboratory Manager, MLS
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jennifer Doll, Asst. Prof., PhD
Washington University

Janis Eells, Prof., PhD
University of Iowa

Zenas George, Research Associate, PhD
University of Sussex, UK

Wail Hassan, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Southern Mississippi

Randall Lambrecht, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Elizabeth Liedhagner, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Jeri-Annette Lyons, Assoc. Prof., PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Carol Mitchell, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Missouri at Kansas City

Dean Nardelli, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

John Ndon, Assoc. Prof., PhD
Meharry Medical College

Frederick W. Pairent, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Susan Stalewski, Clinical Assoc. Prof., MT, ASCP, MBA
Keller Graduate School of Management

Kit Werner, Clinical Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Tricia Chirillo, Clinical Assoc. Prof., MS
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Marylou Gelfer, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Florida

John Heilmann, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dawn Hennes, Clinical Assoc. Prof., MS
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Sabine Heuer, Asst. Prof., PhD
Ohio University

Shelley Lund, Assoc. Prof., PhD
Pennsylvania State University

Paula Rhyner, Prof., PhD
Kent State University

Betty Ritchie, Assoc. Prof. Emerita, PhD

Stacy Ryan, Assoc. Clinical Audiologist, PhD
Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Carol Seery, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Washington

Sherri Sieff, Clinical Prof., PhD
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Kathleen Wangerin, Clinical Assoc. Prof., MA
Northern Michigan University

Patricia Willis, Clinical Assoc. Prof., MST
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Susan Yorio, Clinical Assoc. Prof., MS
University of Nebraska

Heather Zingler, Assoc. Clinical Audiologist, AuD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Health Information and Administration

Ron Cisler, Prof., PhD
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Rene Gratz, Prof. Emerita, PhD

Rohit Kate, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Texas at Austin

Jake Luo, Asst. Prof., PhD
Queen's University, Belfast, UK

John Lynch, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Mary K. Madsen, Prof. Emerita, PhD

Priya Nambisan, Asst. Prof., PhD
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Neil Oldridge, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Kathleen Olewinski, Clinical Asst. Prof., MS, RHIA, NHA, FACHE
Cardinal Stritch University

Timothy Patrick, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Missouri-Columbia

Rashmi Prasad, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Hanh Trinh, Assoc. Prof., PhD
Medical College of Virginia

Min Wu, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of North Carolina

Occupational Science and Technology
(Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation)

Kris Barnekow, Assoc. Prof., PhD

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cynthia Clough, Clinical Asst. Prof., MS
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Joyce Engel, Prof., PhD
University of Kansas

Arun Garg, Prof., PhD
University of Michigan

Carol Haertlein Sells, Prof., PhD
Marquette University

Mark Johnston, Prof., PhD
Claremont Graduate University

Jay Kapellusch, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Phyllis King, Prof., PhD
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Theodore King, Prof Emeritus., PhD

Nancy Nelson, Clinical Assoc. Prof., MBA
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Heidi Plach, Clinical Asst. Prof., MS
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bhagwant Sindhu, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Florida

Brooke Slavens, Asst. Prof., PhD
Marquette University

Roger O. Smith, Prof., PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Virginia Stoffel, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Patricia Thomas, Clinical Assoc. Prof., MPA
Long Island University

Ying-chih Wang, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Florida

Kinesiology


Carlynn Alt, Clinical Assoc. Prof., PhD

Marquette University

Monna Arvinen-Barrow, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Northampton, United Kingdom

Thomas Birk, Prof., PhD
University of Mississippi

Susan Cashin, Clinical Assoc. Prof., PhD
Southern Illinois University

Stephen Cobb, Assoc. Prof., PhD
Georgia State University

Ann Dietrich, Clinical Assoc. Prof., MS
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Margaret Duncan, Prof. Emerita, PhD

Jennifer Earl, Assoc. Prof., PhD
The Pennsylvania State University

Kyle Ebersole, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Nebraska

Chukuka S. Enwemeka, Distinguished Prof., PhD, FACSM
New York University

Christy Greenleaf, Prof., PhD
University of North Carolina-Greensboro

William Gregory, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Barbara Hart, Assoc. Prof. Emerita, PhD

Cynthia Hasbrook, Prof. Emerita, PhD

Wendy Huddleston, Assoc. Prof., PhD, PT, OCS
Medical College of Wisconsin

Mukta Joshi, Asst. Researcher, MS
Marquette University

Kevin Keenan, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Colorado

Lori Klos, Assoc. Prof., PhD
Cornell University

Sue Kundrat, Clinical Asst. Prof., MS
Iowa State University

Barbara Meyer, Prof., PhD
Michigan State University

Nora Miller, Assoc. Researcher, MS
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Victoria Moerchen, Asst. Prof., PhD, PT
University of Wisconsin-Madison

John Ochsenwald, Clinical Asst. Prof., MS
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Kristian O'Connor, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Massachusetts

Tracy Oles-Fairchild, Clinical Asst. Prof., MA
University of Illinois

Renee Reckelberg, Athletic Trainer I
Eastern Michigan University

Erika Sander, Prof. Emerita, PhD

Ann Snyder, Prof. Emerita, PhD

Scott Strath, Prof., PhD
University of Tennessee

Ann Swartz, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Tennessee

Carrie Truebenbach, MS
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Rhonda Verdegan, Clinical Assoc. Prof., PhD
Capella University

Jinsung Wang, Assoc. Prof., PhD
Arizona State University

Ryan Wilkinson, Clinical Asst. Prof., MS
Indiana University

Kathryn Zalewski, Asst. Prof., PhD, PT
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee



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