Division of Allied Health Sciences
Allied Health Science Undergraduate Courses
- AHLT-A 344 Strength Training and Conditioning (3 cr.) This course is intended to cover the essentials of strength training and conditioning to prepare a student who is interested in becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist or a Certified Personal Trainer. (P: ANAT-A 215, PHYS-P 215)
- AHLT-C 180 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory (1 cr.)
This course is an accelerated 8 week course. An overview and introduction to laboratory safety and basic skills as used in specimen processing and laboratory information systems, urinalysis, hematology, chemistry, immunology, immunohematology, and microbiology and phlebotomy. Universal precautions and proper procedures in regard to specimen processing will be taught to the student. Laboratory quality control, and the proper use of instrumentation will be presented as used in the clinical laboratory settings. Normal human laboratory values will be discussed. Students will take field trips to local health facilities’ laboratories. Attendance for these trips is mandatory for success in this course.
- AHLT-C 340 Principles of Sports Officiating (1 cr.) Topics in sports officiating will include sports such as football, basketball, softball (baseball) and volleyball. Ethics of sport officiating; mastery, interpretation, and application of sports rules. Laboratory and classroom experiences.
- AHLT-C 350 Theory and Technique of Coaching Basketball (2 cr.) This course will provide students an understanding and knowledge of the theory, principals, philosophy, techniques, and strategies of Basketball at elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels.
- AHLT-C 351 Theory and Technique of Coaching of Baseball (2 cr.) This course will provide students an understanding and knowledge of the theory, principals, philosophy, techniques, and strategies of Baseball at elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels.
- AHLT-C 352 Theory and Technique of Coaching of Soccer (2 cr.) This course will provide students an understanding and knowledge of the theory, principals, philosophy, techniques, and strategies of Soccer at elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels.
- AHLT-C 353 Theory and Technique of Coaching Softball (2 cr.) This course will provide students an understanding and knowledge of the theory, principals, philosophy, techniques, and strategies of Softball at elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels.
- AHLT-C 354 Theory and Technique of Coaching of Volleyball (2 cr.) This course will provide students an understanding and knowledge of the theory, principals, philosophy, techniques, and strategies of Volleyball at elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels.
- AHLT-C 355 Theory and Technique of Coaching Tennis (2 cr.) This course will provide students an understanding and knowledge of the theory, principals, philosophy, techniques, and strategies of Tennis at elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels.
- AHLT-C 360 Philosophical Foundations of Coaching (3 cr.) A philosophical approach to coaching for various sports. Topics include, but are not limited to, different coaching styles and strategies, growth and development characteristics, legal issues and liability, pedagogical considerations, coaching relationships, and other issues and problems related to sport.
- AHLT-C 424 Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (3 cr.) Examination of current issues in intercollegiate sport in America. This course presents the historical foundation of current issues and solutions, and examines current positions and arguments.
- AHLT-C 485 Practicum in Coaching (1-6 cr.) Under the advisement of a faculty member and supervision of a coach/ sports/ fitness specialist, the student will work or otherwise actively participate in a coaching setting. (Junior/Senior standing and admission to the Coaching Minor) CPR Certification must be completed and recorded prior to enrollment in AHLT-C 485. May be repeated for credit.
- AHLT-E 371 Exercise Physiology (3 cr.) Evaluation of the acute responses and chronic adaptations of the body to the stresses of exercise. (P: ANAT-A 215; PHSY-P 215; AHLT-E 409)
- AHLT-E 409 Foundations of Exercise Science (3 cr.) History, philosophy, and scientific foundations of exercise science and sport. Overview of careers, fields of study and requirements in physical education and allied disciplines. Issues, challenges, and current/future trends are also addressed.
- AHLT-E 440 Basic Exercise Physiology (3 cr.) A survey of human physiology parameters as related to physical exercise and work, and the development of physiological fitness factors. Physiological foundations will be considered.
- AHLT-F 144 Foundations of Human Movement (3 cr.)
Identification, analysis, and evaluation of fundamental motor patterns, progressions in skill development and skills for effective teaching. Analysis, evaluation and development of personal movement and sports skills.
- AHLT-F 165 First Aid and Emergencies (3 cr.) First Aid and Emergencies covers the necessary First Aid and knowledge about emergencies to proper care for someone who experiences injury or sudden illness.
- AHLT-F 340 Physical Fitness Appraisal and Performance Assessments (3 cr.) A study of the basic scientific components of fitness and the measurement of different indices of physical fitness. (P: ANAT-A 215; PHSY-P 215)
- AHLT-H 327 Intro to Public Health (3 cr.) A foundational overview of the field of Public Health to include policy and functions of governmental health organizations and disease containment.
- AHLT-H 331 Environmental Health (3 cr.) This course is a survey course intended to give students a basic understanding of how environmental factors impact the health of people and the community, and of the efforts made to prevent or minimize the effects of negative impacts.
- AHLT-H 364 Stress Management in Health Professions (3 cr.) This course examines the biology of stress and the psychological aspects of stress and its relationship to physiological/ psychological illnesses. Practical and effective stress management options such as coping strategies, time management, behavior modification, and relaxation techniques are explored.
- AHLT-H 400 Topics in Health Sciences (3 cr.) The course topic, civic engagement and cancer, has a focus on public health education and advocacy and the politics of breast cancer. The course begins with a recognition that ethical issues can arise in the breast cancer advocacy movement. Other topics will cover chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity
- AHLT-H 404 Consumer and Environmental Health (3 cr.) The course is divided into two, eight week sections. The first section, Environmental Health, consists of an in-depth overview of the interrelationship between environmental systems and humans and the impact of the ecosystem (air, water, noise, chemical, nuclear and industrial pollutants) on the health of individual communities. The second section, Consumer Health, consists of comprehensive examination of the factors involved in the selection and evaluation of health products and services including protection laws and services, fraudulent practices/products, consumerism, and traditional and alternative health care.
- AHLT-H 415 Child and Adolescent Health (3 cr.) An overview of determinants and indicators of health of children and adolescents.
- AHLT-H 419 Advocacy Internship (3 cr.) Learn about the science of breast cancer and how to be a credible health advocate and apply knowledge at the local and national levels. Student will participate in a national summit in Washington DC and serve as a civilian lobbyist on Capitol Hill.
- AHLT-H 434 Diseases of Diverse Population (3 cr.) This course covers current information about infectious and chronic diseases from a community health perspective; including physiological, psychological, social, cultural, political, environmental, healthcare and economic aspects influencing disease of diverse populations of the world.
- AHLT-H 499 Senior Health Sciences Capstone (3 cr.)
Demonstration of competencies and skills acquired throughout the health sciences education program. To include a professional portfolio (Senior in Health Science major or consent of Professor).
- AHLT-K 410 Kinesiology (3 cr.) A course designed to aid the student’s understanding of the muscular control of the body and the mechanics of body and implement control. This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of sport mechanics and an appreciation of how superior sport techniques are based on the use of developmentally appropriate scientific concepts and natural law. (P: ANAT-A 215; PHSY-P 215 and Health Science Major).
- AHLT-M 101 Introduction to Health Records (3 cr.) Focus on the role of the coding professionals as an essential part of the healthcare team.
- AHLT-M 102 Clinical Experience (2-4 cr.) Clinical assessment in systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating health related information; development of professional attitude for interacting with consumers and other professions in the health care industry.
- AHLT-M 190 Coding I (3 cr.) The study of ICD-9-CM coding and classification principles and CPT coding principles, as used in acute ambulatory and long-term care facilities.
- AHLT-M 191 Coding II (3 cr.) Advanced principles of the ICD-9-CM classification system; optimization; DRG's, sequencing, reimbursement; application of CPT coding principles in acute and ambulatory settings.
- AHLT-M 192 Introduction to HIM and Reimbursement Methodologies (3 cr.) Introduction to health information management, health records, standards, regulations and content; overview of release of information principles, privacy and security; reimbursement methodologies including Medicare, third party payers, ambulatory settings and physician practices.
- AHLT-M 195 Medical Terminology (3 cr.)
This course presents a study of basic medical terminology. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. A programmed leaning, word building systems approach will be used to learn word parts that are used to construct or analyze new terms. This provides the opportunity to decipher unfamiliar terms and check their spelling. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage and pronunciation. Abbreviations will be introduced as related terms. This course is now an-line offering.
- AHLT-M 301 Electronic Medical Records Management (3 cr.) This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of electronic medical records (EMR) management. This course outlines the essential documents/data content required for maintaining legal medical records using electronic and paper media.
- AHLT-N 130 Introduction to Foods (3 cr.)
This course examines the relationship between nourishment, lifestyle choices, and health and disease. Topics include sources and functions of nutrients and their metabolism. Investigation of eating patterns using database technology demonstrates the relationship between food consumption and nutrient adequacy. The economic, cultural and psychological implications of food choices and eating behaviors are studies.
- AHLT-N 220 Principles of Nutrition (3 cr.) Introduces the student to the investigation of the principles of nutrition as applied to humans. It is an introductory nutrition course for nutrition majors as well as non-majors and does not require a prerequisite.
- AHLT-N 271 Cultural Gustatory Perceptions (3 cr.)
The phrase “go for the gusto” medical terminology wise refers to the sense of taste. The sense of taste is necessary to identify food and forms a taste preference, although the appeal of both sweet- and salty-tasting substances, in large part at least, is innately determined.Designed on one hand to examine food preferences, delicacies and taboos tied to some of the world's most unusual sources of sustenance, the course is also crafted to connect the simple acts of eating, no matter how unusual the product or preparation, with the supper table's intricate links to culture, identity, politics and economics. This course seeks to explore ways people are working to preserve their food cultures. In doing so, students also receive education through concepts and basic nutrition knowledge.
- AHLT-N 314 Nutritional Assessment (3 cr.) This course will include the review of devices utilized in nutritional assessment practice. Review of all indication, strengths, weaknesses, methodologies, and scope of practice will be discussed. Current evidence based guidelines will be reviewed and assessment guidelines and interpretation will be studied. The value of healthcare provider nutrition assessment evaluation will be emphasized.
- AHLT-N 323 Topics in Nutritional Science (3 cr.)
The topical seminars relate to current issues in the field of nutrition/ dietetics. Possible topics for this seminar are weight reduction and fad diets, food additives, diet and human performance (diet for the athlete), vegetarianism, child nutrition, diet for senior citizens, diet and disease (P: AHLT – N 130 or HPER -N 220)
- AHLT-N 336 Nutrition Through the Lifecycle (3 cr.) Application of nutrition principles to the human life cycle: nutrient functions, needs from infants to mature aging.
- AHLT-N 362 Science of Nutrition (3 cr.) P: ANAT-A 215, PHSY-P 215, AHLT-N 220 This course is an intended to explore the relationship between nourishment, lifestyle choices, and long term health. Topics include classes, sources, and functions of nutrients; and their digestion, absorption, and metabolism. Investigation of eating patterns using database technology demonstrates the relationship between food consumption and nutrient adequacy. The economic, cultural, and psychological implications of food choices and eating behaviors are studied.
- AHLT-N 378 Global Nutrition (3 cr.) The history of food and hunger, and the global nature of our food systems focusing on the impact of our food decisions on the environment, agricultural production, world population relative to food supply, hunger, biotechnology, and safety of our food supply. No prerequisites to this course. Also discuss community nutrition and resources for under-served populations such as meals-on-wheel and WICS.
- AHLT-N 402 Nutrition and Fitness (3 cr.) P: ANAT-A 215, AHLT-N 220 This course examines human growth and development through the lifecycle, from prenatal nutrition through old age. It involves the study of the interrelationship between eating habits, exercise habits, and some of the following: preventative care; cardiovascular health; flexibility and strength; physical endurance; stress; substance abuse; and eating and behavioral disorders. In addition, this course will explore current trends in processing and marketing foods and other important socioeconomic, cultural and life cycle factors that affect human growth and development.
- AHLT-N 420 Nutrition and Disease (3 cr.) This course will provide an in-depth look at the relationship between nutrition and disease. Cancer, cardiovascular, digestive, diabetes and various other diseases will be discussed. The nutritional strategies of prevention and treatment for evidence based medicine and applied research. Evidence based health practice will be identified. An over-all comprehensive plan of integrating positive nutritional impacts in to the interdisciplinary team will be addressed.
- AHLT-N 442 Exercise and Nutrition (3 cr.) Nutritional needs of individuals participating in physical activity and sport. Topics include the role of individual nutrients in metabolism, estimation of energy needs, fluid balance, food fads, meal planning and nutritional needs of the body during various stages of activity.
- AHLT-N 456 Nutrition through the Life Cycle (3 cr.) Application of nutrition principles to the human life cycle: nutrient functions, needs from infants to mature aging.
- AHLT-R 100 Orientation to Radiologic Technology (2 cr.) C or P: AHLT-R 101, AHLT-R 102, and AHLT-R 181. Introduction to the field of radiology and its history. Students learned proper ethical standards, become acquainted with the duties and responsibilities in personal care for the patient, and investigate radiation protection for the patient and personnel.
- AHLT-R 101 Radiologic Procedures 1 (4 cr.) C or P: AHLT-R 100, AHLT-R 102, and AHLT-R 181. Concepts in radiography with emphasis on the radiographic procedures used to demonstrate the skeletal system.*
- AHLT-R 102 Principles of Radiography I (3 cr.) C or P: AHLT-R 101, AHLT-R 181. Basic concepts of radiation, its production, and its interactions with matter. Includes the production of the radiographic image and film processing.
- AHLT-R 181 Clinical Experience in Radiography I (4 cr.) C or P: AHLT-R 100. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached.*
- AHLT-R 182 Clinical Experience in Radiography II (4 cr.) P: AHLT-R 101 and AHLT-R 181. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached.*
- AHLT-R 200 Pathology (2 cr.) P: ANAT-A 215 and PHSL-P 215. A survey of the changes that occur in the diseased state to include general concepts of disease, causes of disease, clinical symptoms and treatment, and diseases that affect specific body systems.
- AHLT-R 201 Radiographic Procedures II (4 cr.) C or P: AHLT-R 101, and AHLT-R 182. Concepts in radiography with emphasis on radiographic procedures used to demonstrate the skull and those requiring the use of contrast media.*
- AHLT-R 202 Principles of Radiography II (3 cr.) C or P: AHLT-R 102, R 201, and R 181. Continuation of R102 with emphasis on the properties that affect the quality of the radiographic image.
- AHLT-R 205 Radiographic Procedures III (4 cr.) C or P: AHLT-R 201 and AHLT-R 222. Concepts in radiography with emphasis on special radiographic procedures and related imaging modalities.*
- AHLT-R 207 Current Topics in Radiography (2 cr.) Individual and group study focusing on the state of the art in radiography.
- AHLT-R 208 Topics in Radiography (2 cr.) Selected topics in radiography. May be repeated for credit if topics differ. Prerequisites may exist for some topics.
- AHLT-R 222 Principles of Radiography III (3 cr.) P: AHLT- R 202 Continuation of AHLT-R 202 with emphasis on the application of radiography principles on imaging equipment.
- AHLT-R 250 Physics Applied to Radiology (3 cr.) P: MATH-M 117 Fundamentals of radiation physics, X-ray generation, and equipment quality control.
- AHLT-R 260 Radiation Biology and Protection in Diagnostic Radiology (3 cr.) P: AHLT-R 250 Study of the biological effects of ionizing radiation and the standards and methods of protection. Emphasis is placed on X-ray interactions. Also included are discussions on radiation exposure standards and radiation monitoring.
- AHLT-R 281 Clinical Experience in Radiography III (5 cr.) P: AHLT-R 201 and AHLT-R 182. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached.*
- AHLT-R 282 Clinical Experience in Radiography IV (5 cr.) P: AHLT-R 201 and AHLT-R 182. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached.*
- AHLT-R 283 Clinical Experience in Radiography V (3 cr.) P: AHLT-R 201 and AHLT-R 182. Clinical application of radiography positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached.*
- AHLT-R 290 Comprehensive Experience (5 cr.) P: AHLT-R 281, AHLT-R 282, and AHLT-R 283. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology under the direct supervision of a registered technologist. Successful completion involves mastery of all clinical aspects of the program.*
- AHLT-R 404 Sectional Imaging Anatomy (3 cr.) An in-depth study of sectional anatomy pertinent to ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Standard transverse, parasagittal, and coronal planes are included, utilizing images from all three imaging modalities. A discussion of technique, artifacts, and pathology-related alterations of cross-sectional anatomic appearances is included.
- AHLT-R 405 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging I (3 cr.) Physics and imaging concepts in cardiovascular interventional technology, computed tomography, diagnostic medical sonography, and magnetic resonance imaging.
- AHLT-R 406 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging II (3 cr.) Procedural concepts in cardiovascular interventional technology, computed tomography, diagnostic medical sonography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Image analysis of normal and abnormal studies will be presented.
- AHLT-R 407 Seminar: Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (3 cr.) Seminar in advanced imaging modalities. Topics will vary.
- AHLT-R 408 Topics in Radiologic Sciences (3 cr.) Study of selected topics in radiologic sciences. May be repeated once for credit if topics differ.
- AHLT-R 409 Senior Project in Medical Imaging Technology (3 cr.) Independent readings and research on a selected medical imaging topic. A paper in publishable form must be written as part of the project.
- AHLT-R 481 Clinical Practicum: Vascular Imaging (8-12 cr.) Clinical experience in the performance of vascular and neurological imaging studies.*
- AHLT-R 482 Clinical Practicum: Computed Tomography (8-12 cr.) Clinical experience in the performance of computed tomographic imaging studies.*
- AHLT-R 483 Clinical Practicum: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (8-12 cr.) Clinical experience in the performance of magnetic resonance imaging studies.*
- AHLT-R 484 Clinical Practicum: Ultrasound Imaging (8-12 cr.) Clinical experience in the performance of ultrasound imaging studies.*
- AHLT-R 485 Clinical Practicum (6 cr.) Clinical experience in various radiological modalities –Variable topics.*
- AHLT-R 490 Independent Study in Medical Imaging Technology (1-6 cr.) Prerequisite currently enrolled in MIT major or instructor consent. This course is designed to offer medical imaging technology students the ability to complete various topics of study related to this field but that are not covered in other MIT courses. Topics will vary according to the student’s desired direction of study.
- AHLT-S 214 Introduction to Health Sciences (3 cr.)
This course is designed for students to explore a wide array of subject areas in the field of health sciences. This course will focus on the Health, Exercise, Fitness and Sports. Topics will include sport psychology, exercise psychology, motor behavior, and health and wellness.
- AHLT-S 280 Principles of Athletic Training (3 cr.)
this course will provide the student an introduction to athletic training which will include history, injury prevention establishing a program for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Emphasis will be on preventing injuries and recognition. (P. ANAT- A 215 or consent of instructor)
- AHLT-S 455 Topics in Sports and Fitness (3 cr.)
The aim of this course is to explore the social psychological research and theories that facilitate understanding of personal excellence in sport. The course introduces theoretical and empirical work on participation and acquisition of expertise in sport as well as methodological issues related to developmental research in sport. Specific discussion will focus on developmental aspects and learning conditions that allow individuals to maintain participation and reach high levels of performance in sport.
- AHLT-S 491 Sports and Fitness Internship (1-6 cr.) Under the advisement of a faculty member and supervision of a coach/ sports/ fitness specialist, the student will work or otherwise actively participate in a sports and fitness setting. (Prerequisites: Declared Health Science major; junior or senior standing or permission of instructor). May be repeated for credit
- AHLT-W 100 Careers in the Health Professions (3 cr.) This course explores many of the primary Allied Health Science professions found in health care.
- AHLT-W 120 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (3 cr.) Designed to provide students the knowledge and opportunity to develop and participate in a fitness program to include the four health-related physical fitness components: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength & endurance, flexibility, and body composition.
- AHLT-W 165 First Aid and Emergencies (3 cr.) Covers the necessary First Aid and knowledge about emergencies to proper care for someone who experiences injury or sudden illness.
- AHLT-W 210 Current Issues in Health Care (3 cr.) This course is designed to expose students to a variety of issues relevant to healthcare and promotions of healthy lifestyles. This course is aimed at examining current issues that affect health of individuals, USA population and global populations. Emphasis will be placed on life-style behaviors contributing to health wellness and disease prevention. This course will have different topics and issues depending on the climate of health care. Various governmental policies and global events.
- AHLT-W 280 Principles of Athletic Training (3 cr.) Counts towards coaching minor* : An introduction to the principles of injury prevention through proper application of current training techniques.
- AHLT-W 301 Intergraded and Complimentary Health (3 cr.) This course focuses on the pathophysiology and holistic health management of acute and chronic problems.
- AHLT-W 310 Women’s Health (3 cr.) Examines the relationship of women to health and health care. Five dimensions of health – physical, mental, emotional social and spiritual- provide a framework for comparison and contrast of health concerns unique to women and common to both sexes of all ages.
- AHLT-W 314 Ethics for Health Professionals (3 cr.) Professionals provides a thorough grounding in ethical theories and principles as reflected in current health care issues and policies. Students are introduced to a variety of frameworks for ethical decision-making and policy analysis. Current trends in the political, economic, and legal spheres of the contemporary health care arena are analyzed through the use of case studies, articles and video presentations.
- AHLT-W 340 Physical Fitness Appraisal and Performance Assessments (3 cr.) A study of the basic scientific components of fitness and the measurement of different indices of physical fitness. (P ANAT – A 215; PHSY – P 215)
- ALTH-H 411 Health Communications (3 cr.) Concepts, theories and applied approaches for health communications with emphasis on social marketing, media, advocacy and the process of media messages on health behaviors. (P: SPCH-S 121, and AHLT-H 327, or instructor permission)