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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences


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Box 70282
Phone: (423) 439-7457

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences is to foster innovative collaborations that support student learning, scholarship, service, and that meet the clinical and rehabilitative health needs of our patients, clients, and communities.

Goals

  1. Provide innovative curricula supported by service and research to educate clinical and rehabilitative practitioners.
  2. Create an academic and clinical culture that encourages service to diverse and under-served populations and addresses the clinical and rehabilitative health needs across the lifespan and health care spectrum.
  3. Provide specialized preventive, assessment, and rehabilitative health services through clinical education and community outreach programs.
  4. Provide opportunities for service-learning and professional growth to students, practitioners, and faculty.
  5. Promote scholarship and mentoring that supports the principles of evidence-based practice and life-long learning.

Vision

Our vision is to be an essential source of leaders, educators, expert practitioners, and cutting-edge information in the clinical and rehabilitative health sciences.

Departments and Programs
College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Departments located on Johnson City campus:

Allied Health Sciences (Dental Hygiene)
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Department located on VA Campus, Building 2:

Physical Therapy

Department located on Elizabethton campus:

Allied Health Sciences
Allied Health Leadership
Cardiopulmonary Science (Respiratory Care)
Radiography

Clinics located at the Main Campus, VA Campus, Main Hospital, Outpatient Clinic, Nave (Elizabethton), and Boones Creek Wellness Center.

Dental Hygiene Clinic
Speech and Hearing Clinic

Degrees and Majors Offered by the Departments
College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Department Major Concentrations Degrees
Allied Health Sciences ALSC AHLD B.S.
    CPSC  
    RADG  
    NTFD  
    DHYG B.S.D.H.
      M.S.A.H., M.S
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology AUDI   Au.D.
Speech Pathology     M.S.
Physical Therapy PHYT   D.P.T.

Admission Requirements

Admission to most programs in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences is selective. Students seeking admission to Allied Health Science programs must first apply and be admitted to ETSU. However, this admittance to the university does not assure acceptance into these programs. Refer to admission requirements in the ETSU Undergraduate Catalog and appropriate departmental literature regarding separate admission/progression policies.

Criminal Background Investigation

In Tennessee and nationally, due to legislative and accreditation requirements, many schools, childcare, and health care facilities require that students in health-related professions be required to submit to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI) before participating in any educational/patient care activities at their sites. These educational/clinical activities are an essential requirement for graduation or subsequent licensure and the inability to complete this requirement may result in a student’s failure to meet the graduation requirements of certain ETSU College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences programs. Students must be aware that they will be required to do the following:

  1. Truthfully answer all questions, including those pertaining to felony convictions, on the student undergraduate or graduate application. Students who do not answer the questions truthfully and completely shall not be eligible for acceptance or enrollment. Discovery that the section dealing with felony convictions was not completely or truthfully answered by an enrolled student may result in dismissal.
  2. Complete a CBI prior to participating in internship, field placement, or cooperative experiences at an affiliated institution that requires a CBI, as determined by the academic department.
  3. Notify the program chair of any criminal charges within five (5) working days of their occurrence during enrollment in the program. Failure to notify the chair of such events may result in immediate dismissal.
  4. Check departmental guidelines for procedures for obtaining the CBI.

College Special Services

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

The Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology provides clinical services to individuals having speech, language, or hearing problems. Evaluation and treatment procedures are performed by qualified students under the supervision of certified faculty for a nominal fee. All persons are eligible for the services. Appointments may be scheduled by contacting the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at (423) 439-4355.

Dental Hygiene Clinic

The Dental Hygiene program offers clinical services including dental inspection, dental prophylaxis (scaling and polishing the teeth), preventive treatments (application of fluorides and dental sealants), preventive periodontal treatment, and diagnostic dental X-rays. All treatment is provided by qualified dental hygiene students under the supervision of a licensed dentist and dental hygiene faculty for a nominal fee. All persons are eligible for the services. Appointments may be scheduled by contacting Dental Hygiene at (423) 439-4514.

Graduate Study Offered

  • The Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology offers study for the Master of Science degree with a concentration in speech-language pathology. A clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) is also available.
  • The Department of Allied Health Sciences offers a study for the Master of Science degree in Allied Health and a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition.
  • The Department of Physical Therapy offers a post-baccalaureate entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (D.P.T.) program. Information on the graduate program in physical therapy is  available in the ETSU Graduate Catalog and on the department web site: www.etsu.edu/crhs/physther/index/htm.

Advisement

The College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences offers advisement for students pursuing entrance into the selective admission programs within the college. For more information, students should contact Mr. Matt Johnson (johnsonm@etsu.edu) (423) 439-7468 in the Office of Advisement.

Students interested in a career in Dental Hygiene programs should direct inquiries to Dr. Charles Faust (faust@etsu.edu) (423) 439-4497, ETSU Box 70690, Johnson City, TN 37614.

Students considering professional careers in dentistry and occupational therapy should contact Mr. Matt Johnson (johnsonm@etsu.edu) (423) 439-7468 in the Office of Advisement.

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