UNDERGRADUATE PHYSICAL THERAPY COURSES (PHYT)
Please refer to the UTC Graduate Catalog for a listing of the professional level courses offered in the Physical Therapy curriculum.
302 Medical Terminology for Health Professionals (2)
This course is designed for students interested in the medical and paramedical fields. Utilizing web-assisted instruction, students will study medical terminology related to the major body systems. Emphasis will include the use of medical word parts, pronunciation, spelling and the definitions of key pathology, diagnostic and treatment procedures terms.
305 Ethics for Health Care Professionals (3)
Designed to introduce pre-health professional students to ethical theories and concepts, assist in identifying potential ethical dilemmas, and provide a system for ethical analysis. Current issues in health care ethics will be discussed throughout the course. Web-assisted technology will be utilized to accomplish the course objectives.
410 Human Gross Anatomy (6)
This course is a combined lecture-laboratory program designed to present to the student an understanding of basic and clinical, human gross anatomy. Normal diagnostic imaging techniques will be introduced. Detailed regional analysis of the buttock, lower extremity, and upper extremity will be performed. Structure and function of the head, neck, and trunk regions will be studied. Major joints will be discussed. Anatomy of the thoracic and abdominal cavities will be introduced. Fall semester. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 6 hours.
495r Departmental Honors (1-3 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms)
On demand. See Departmental Honors. Prerequisite:: approval of Department Head. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
Assistant Professor Valerie L. Radu, Head
The social work program prepares professional social workers for beginning practice as social work generalists capable both of functioning in a variety of agency and community settings and of practicing with diverse populations. The curriculum provides knowledge and skill for working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
The Social Work program is approved by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for candidacy accreditation status.
Students must meet the same admission requirements as all other applicants to the University. Academic advising for students declaring pre-social work as a major may be done by a member of the social work faculty. Admission to the University does not ensure acceptance into the social work major.
Admission to the Social Work Major
Eligible pre-social work majors seeking admission to the Social Work program must complete the following admission process by February 15th of the sophomore year:
- Complete the Application to the UTC Social Work Program available on the program website: www.utc.edu/SocialWork
- Have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 point scale.
- Have a social work major Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher on a 4.0 point scale in all pre-Social Work courses (Social Work 110 and 207).
- Earn a grade of C or better in the following pre-social work courses: Social Work 110 and Social Work 207.
- Complete the following cognate courses with a passing grade:Biology 121, Political Science 101, Psychology 101, Sociology 151. Note: Biology 121 is a pre- or corequisite for Social Work 306, 308, 312 and 333.
- Complete a criminal background check process.
- Discuss the above application materials in a scheduled interview with the Social Work Program faculty.
After the interview, students are notified in writing of their acceptance status in the Social Work program. There are two levels of acceptance:
a. Full Acceptance: student has met the above requirements and is accepted into the Social Work program in good standing.
b. Conditional Acceptance: student has not met at least one of the admission requirements stated above and is accepted into the program on conditional status. The student and faculty then develop a plan of correction addressing the unmet areas and the student has the semester immediately following the admission interview to address the unmet admission requirement(s). If, at the end of the semester, the admission requirements are not satisfied, the student must completely reapply to the Social Work program.
Admission to Field Education
Students wishing to enter field education must meet the following requirements:
- Complete all prerequisites for Field Education I(Social Work 412) as listed in the university catalog.
- Achieve a 2.00 overall grade point average.
- Satisfactorily complete all incomplete grades.
- Submit a completed Field Education Application to the field education coordinator which includes a recent transcript, current resumé, and peer evaluation form.
- Participate in the annual Field Fair.
Expenses and Transportation
In addition to regular education costs, social work students must meet the following expenses: liability and insurance for field education, and others as required. Since field experiences in social work are obtained in a variety of health care and social service settings in local and remote areas, students are individually responsible for transportation to these sites.
The nature of the social work profession requires the following program continuation standards:
1. To progress in the social work program,students are required to:
a. Achieve grade of C or higher in all Social Work courses;