Fall 2015

Start: August 24
End: December 10

Counseling Program
Start: August 31
End: December 11

Holidays:
Labor Day: Sept 7
Thanksgiving Break: Nov 25-27

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master of applied behavior & clinical science

Schedule of Classes

tuition

Rate:  $575 per credit hour

Deadline: August 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

late fee policy

Beginning fall 2015, in addition to a Bursar's hold, accounts with a past due balance will be subject to a monthly late payment fee on the following scale:

  • Past Due Balance of $200 - $999.99 - $75
  • Past Due Balance of $1,000 - $4,999.99 - $125
  • Past Due Blaance of $5,000 - $19,999.99 - $200
  • Past Due Balance of $20,000 or greater - 1% of Past Due Amount

Please visit the Bursar's website for addtional information. 

course descriptions

master of arts / mental health counseling

Registration for current students is March 24-27; New students June 1-4.

tuition

Rate:  $591 per credit hour

Deadline: August 31, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

late fee policy

Beginning fall 2015, in addition to a Bursar's hold, accounts with a past due balance will be subject to a monthly late payment fee on the following scale:

  • Past Due Balance of $200 - $999.99 - $75
  • Past Due Balance of $1,000 - $4,999.99 - $125
  • Past Due Balance of $5,000 - $19,999.99 - $200
  • Past Due Balance of $20,000 or greater - 1% of Past Due Amount

Please visit the Bursar's website for addtional information. 

course descriptions

Descriptions pertain to the Fall semester only.

CPY 535 Career and Lifestyle Development 
This course is designed to facilitate student development of knowledge, skills and competencies to engage in counseling clients with career issues; to utilize occupational/career resources including technology-based resources and assessments; to examine theories of career development and decision-making; to develop the ability to evaluate and implement appropriate assessments; to collaborate with clients in identifying personal and career goals; and to organize and implement program planning and techniques and do so in a diversity of work settings. The interrelationship of work, family, relationships, geographic location, leisure, cultural diversity, gender roles, economic trends, oppression, diverse life roles, and other sociopolitical factors are explored in relation to career and lifestyle issues in comprehending the career narrative of clients.  Lab fee will be assessed. Prerequisites: CPY 525, CPY 530, or permission. 

CPY 540 Advanced Theory and Practice of Group Counseling 
This course is designed to train students in the fundamental concepts and skills necessary to lead counseling and therapy groups. Course activities include lecture, demonstration, discussion of assigned readings, and experience as member and leader in simulated counseling and therapy groups. Prerequisites: CPY 525, CPY 530.

CPY 545 Legal, Professional, and Ethical Issues in Counseling 
This course examines ethical and legal standards, their evolution, methods of change, and applications to various counseling professional activities. Professional counseling organizations, standards of preparation, certifications, licensure and the role identity and professional obligations of counselors are addressed. Prerequisite: CPY 525 or permission.

CPY 559 Professional Seminar in Family and Relationship Therapy 
This seminar investigates the implications of professional issues unique to marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy, including ethical and legal considerations; professional organizations, preparation standards, and credentialing bodies pertaining to the practice of marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy (e.g., the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy); the role of marital, couple, and family counselors/therapists in a variety of practice settings and in relation to other helping professionals; and research and technology applications in marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy. The professional identity of the family and relationship therapist is discussed. Prerequisite: CPY 550.

CPY 560 Community Counseling and Crisis Intervention 
This course explores the roles and functions of counselors as they practice in diverse communities. Specifically the course will provide students with an understanding of the socio-economic and political influences that affect the availability of mental health services as well as public access to community counseling agencies and organizations. It will also review public policy, funding, administration, and program evaluation in community counseling. Students will gain knowledge and skills to assist individuals and families during times of crisis and trauma, including suicide prevention/intervention strategies and civil commitment procedures. Finally, the course will address the role counselors can play during times of community disaster. Prerequisites: CPY 515, CPY 525.

CPY 603 Addictive Disorders 
This course includes research and theories of substance use and abuse as well as principles and practices for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of substance abuse and addiction. The diversity of addictions is studied including dual diagnoses and interrelationship of addictive modalities. Students will develop specific strategies for working with addictive clients, knowledge about referral resources, and promotion of responsible behavior.

PSY 660: Pre-Practicum in Counseling and Social Justice Advocacy 
This pre-practicum course introduces graduate counseling students to clinical mental health delivery systems, practice settings, and professional social justice advocacy roles through service learning in community organizations and agencies. Students are expected to participate in 200 hours of field work experience during their first two years in the program as partial fulfillment of the pre-degree experience requirements for Florida licensure. These community engagement activities involve on-site experience in agencies and with community organizations that will culminate prior to beginning practicum. Enrollment in this course will be the summer immediately prior to the semester of enrollment in PSY 680: Practicum and Internship I in a Clinical Mental Health Setting and is a graded as a credit/no-credit course.

master of arts in teaching / master of education

Registration for current students: March 24 - August 31.

tuition

Rate: $510 per credit hour

Deadline: August 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

late fee policy

Beginning fall 2015, in addition to a Bursar's hold, accounts with a past due balance will be subject to a monthly late payment fee on the following scale:

  • Past Due Balance of $200 - $999.99 - $75
  • Past Due Balance of $1,000 - $4,999.99 - $125
  • Past Due Balance of $5,000 - $19,999.99 - $200
  • Past Due Balance of $20,000 or greater - 1% of Past Due Amount

Please visit the Bursar's website for addtional information. 

course descriptions

Descriptions pertain to the Fall semester only.

EDU 509: Foundations of Reading [3]
This is the introductory course in the reading sequence. The course covers the theoretical models of reading, emergent literacy, phonics instruction, and the reading/writing connections. A balanced approach to reading instruction is emphasized.

EDU 536: Research in Education [3]
An analysis of the current issues in education. Topics for discussion may include technology in the classroom, current curricular trends, important educational research results, and others. A formal search of the literature is required. Each student may choose his/her own area of interest to research. M.Ed. students conduct a study with elementary students.

EDU 580: The Multicultural Classroom: Issues in Cross-Cultural Communication and Understanding [3]
Examines cultural pluralism in the classroom: multicultural education, diversity and teaching, bilingual education, racism, tracking, and teacher preparation. This course is a designated ESOL stand-alone certification course in the Department of Education and is intended to meet the competencies and skills that are required for Teacher Certification in Florida.

EED 569: Literature for the Elementary School Child [3]
This course immerses students in authentic literature appropriate for elementary grade reading instruction. Students will become familiar with a variety of major children’s authors and illustrators, the genres of children’s literature, recent research in the field, and techniques for the effective use of children’s literature in the classroom. Emphasis on strategies appropriate for responding to literature and participating in literature circles.

master of health services administration

Schedule of Classes

tuition

Rate:  $598 per credit hour

Deadline: August 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

late fee policy

Beginning fall 2015, in addition to a Bursar's hold, accounts with a past due balance will be subject to a monthly late payment fee on the following scale:

  • Past Due Balance of $200 - $999.99 - $75
  • Past Due Balance of $1,000 - $4,999.99 - $125
  • Past Due Balance of $5,000 - $19,999.99 - $200
  • Past Due Balance of $20,000 or greater - 1% of Past Due Amount

Please visit the Bursar's website for addtional information. 

course descriptions

HSA 510 Basic Research Methodology 
This course focuses on basic statistics, fundamentals of research design, research-report development, program evaluation, and needs assessment. Ethical and legal aspects of research are explored.  Primary emphasis is on interpretation of research data and appropriate application to the professional practice of health services administration.

HSA 515 Principles of Health Services Administration
This course provides an overview of health delivery systems, organizational theory, and the conceptual basis of traditional and executive leadership roles in healthcare facilities. Emphasis will be on the application of theory and best practice standards to the demands of the health business environment, and the development of leadership skills and competencies through a wide array of specialty topics including: strategic planning, organizational structure, performance and change, organizational communication, motivation and problem solving.

HSA 520 Essentials of Health Behavior and Health Promotion
This course addresses the behavior models of health and disease, the social barriers to care and the effectiveness of the health system in promoting optimal health behavior in patients and health care personnel, as well as in the organizations in which they work.

HSA 530 Health Law, Ethics and Social Issues
This course focuses on the social and behavioral interactive aspects of the professionals, providers and consumers within the health care system and provides an examination and overview of managerial and clinical ethics. Also addressed are risk management issues and legal issues of anti-trust, taxation, medical malpractice, licensure, and administrative law as it pertains to health service and delivery.

HSA 540 Applied Biostatistics and Research for Health Services
This course provides a survey of fundamental statistical concepts and advantageous techniques related to the practice of health services administration. Methods of data collection, management, presentation, and descriptive and inferential statistical analysis are included, as well as basic research methodology theory as applied to health services administration.

HSA 605 Research/Thesis
This course provides the opportunity to perform research under the guidance of a faculty adviser toward a paper, presentation, or special project in a health services administration area of interest to the student.  Students exempted from HSA 630 will be required to present their work-product in the form of a presentation during the special topics course in the final semester.

HSA 610 Healthcare Leadership and Human Resources
This course provides an overview of leadership perspectives and strategies as they apply to healthcare settings.  Leadership is specifically related to the processes of managing and developing human resources, complying with professional and governmental regulations, and monitoring the policies and culture of the healthcare organization to maximize productivity, health, and job satisfaction.

HSA 630 Internship/Field Experience
This course provides the student with the opportunity to apply theory and skills in a supervised, clinical health services administration environment. The student may request a site of his or her own choosing for the field experience with permission of the program director and completion of an affiliation agreement. Otherwise, the student will be assigned to an established health administration site already affiliated with the program.

HSA 635 Performance, Quality Assurance, and Utilization Review
This course provides an analysis of theory, methods, and evaluation for management quality programs in all health care organizations. Course teaches students methods to assure continuous performance improvement in the quality of services provided. In depth comparison of the determination for health care need, cost, and payment in selected reimbursement systems such as Medicare, Medicaid, worker’s compensation and managed care systems.

HSA 640 Managed Care, Financing, and Delivery of Health Services
This course provides a comprehensive overview or the organization of the health care system and the proposals for system reform. It addresses health care policy and financing in the public and private sectors, managed care, gaps in the system, and the integration of financing and delivery mechanisms. It will examine professional practice including medical decision-making and the practice pattern of healthcare providers.

HSA 645 Healthcare Budgeting and Financial Management
This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and principles of budget development and financial management within healthcare organizations.  The course will focus on how healthcare administrators and managers utilize financial data to better manage their organizations through an enhanced fiscal decision-making process.

HSA 650 Strategic Planning and Marketing in Health Services
This course provides methods to evaluate organizational performance and productivity, analyze internal and external performance, and perform needs assessment. It will present various models and methods for strategic planning and positioning of health care services and surveys health services management information systems. It will also emphasize the importance of a marketing audit and incorporating that audit into the total strategic planning process of the healthcare organization.

HSA 655 Health Information Systems and Management
This course examines the use of various health information systems in supporting various heath care systemic and organizational functions. It emphasizes the health services administrator’s use of information systems to integrate clinical, financial and human resources data to support managerial decision-making. It focuses on the selection, management and evaluation of various health care information systems.

HSA 660 Special Topics in Health Services Administration
Course focuses on analysis and discussion of interesting and contemporary topics with reviews of published literature in health services administration.  Invited speakers and faculty will present issues for discussion and review, and fellow students will present the results of their research papers or projects.

HSA 665 Long-Term Care Facility Management
This course provides an examination of management policies and practices in the administration of long-term care facilities designed for the rapidly growing senior population.  Emphasis will be placed on the application of theory and best practice standards to the demands of the business environment.  Additional emphasis will be placed on the development of leadership skills and competencies through the selection of specialty topics as they relate to this unique healthcare industry segment.  These include licensure, staffing, planning, organizing marketing and directing complex, multicultural health care organizations which serve a geriatric population with specialized needs.

HSA 670 LTC Internship/Field Experience
This course provides the student with the opportunity to apply acquired academic theory and skills in a supervised, clinical health services administration environment in a suitable long-term care facility or nursing home. The student may request a site of his or her own choosing for this field experience, with permission of the program director and completion of an affiliation agreement.  Otherwise the student will be assigned to an established site already affiliated with the program.

master of human resources

Registration for current students: March 24 - August 31.

tuition

Rate:  $599 per credit hour

Deadline: August 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

late fee policy

Beginning fall 2015, in addition to a Bursar's hold, accounts with a past due balance will be subject to a monthly late payment fee on the following scale:

  • Past Due Balance of $200 - $999.99 - $75
  • Past Due Balance of $1,000 - $4,999.99 - $125
  • Past Due Balance of $5,000 - $19,999.99 - $200
  • Past Due Balance of $20,000 or greater - 1% of Past Due Amount

Please visit the Bursar's website for addtional information. 

course descriptions

Descriptions pertain to the Fall semester only.

MHR 500: Strategic Human Resource Management
Provides an overview of the Human Resources (HR) profession. Emphasizes strategic thinking concepts (e.g.: human capital theory, value added, best practices, distinctive competencies, competitive advantages, return on investment) and tools (e.g.: vision, values, assessment, design, implementation, evaluation). Explores the process of Human Resource Management (HRM) from a strategic perspective using case studies.

MHR 515: Recruitment, Selection, and Retention
Various methods for recruiting, selecting, and retaining employees. Topics include equal employment opportunity; human resource planning; determination of staffing needs; internal and external recruitment strategies; selection interviews, tests, and assessment procedures; placement, promotion, and transfer policies; and retention strategies.

MHR 522: Organizational Psychology
Foundations for understanding individual and group behavior with applications to managerial problem solving. Topics will include individual behavior, perception, motivation, group behavior, group dynamics, leadership, communication, and stress. 

MHR 538: HR Leadership 
A personal effectiveness course focusing on the cultivation of leadership attributes, skills, and knowledge. Topics include a review of leadership theory, leadership development models, and leadership education. Students will design leadership development programs.

MHR 542: Team Building
Theories of cooperation, participatory decision-making, and collaborative learning are used to develop strategies for creating and improving the operational performance of work teams. The course will be taught from both the group-process and information technology perspectives.

master of liberal studies

Registration for current students: March 24 - August 31.

tuition

Rate:  $450 per credit hour

Deadline: August 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

late fee policy

Beginning fall 2015, in addition to a Bursar's hold, accounts with a past due balance will be subject to a monthly late payment fee on the following scale:

  • Past Due Balance of $200 - $999.99 - $75
  • Past Due Balance of $1,000 - $4,999.99 - $125
  • Past Due Balance of $5,000 - $19,999.99 - $200
  • Past Due Balance of $20,000 or greater - 1% of Past Due Amount

Please visit the Bursar's website for addtional information. 

course descriptions

Descriptions pertain to the Fall semester only.

MLS 515A Topic: Creative Writing: Long Stories

MLS 515B Topic: Einstein Life and Times

MLS 542M Edouard Manet’s Olympia: Shock of the Nude
Manet’s painting is now a highly regarded work of art, admired for its frank depiction of a nude prostitute and her black servant, as well as its innovative style. When it was first exhibited in 1865, however, it caused a scandal for the same reasons. This course will examine the painting’s intersections of sexuality, race, and social class—seen as offensive at the time--in the context of rapidly changing cultural, social, economic, and demographic conditions in mid nineteenth-century Paris. 

MLS 552M Teach & Learn Humanities II
Contemporary Teaching and Learning in the Humanities provides a foundation in both learning theory and the practical application of teaching methodologies in various modalities and contexts. Designed for discipline experts within the humanities desiring to teach [community college, secondary, college and university] the course provides strategies and techniques to deliver and measure effective instruction for a diverse student body. Building upon MLS 551M I, topics include emerging learning theory, affective learning, social & connected learning, mobile learning, and learning technologies and ecosystems.

MLS 602 The Human Order
The social and political philosophies of the ancient world reflect the effort to shape the human community according to a universal order in which human beings have a natural place and a natural purpose. In this course, students explore the social and political thought of ancient Greece and Rome in the context of the culture in which that thought arose. The course also examines the cosmology and science of the ancient world, with an emphasis on the attempt to direct the powers of reason to the discovery of a natural order. 

MLS 604 the Origins of Modernity
If ancient social and political thought can be characterized by the attempt to fashion a human order that reflected the order of the universe, modern thought must be characterized by the effort to establish order in the human community without the help of a divine being and without knowledge of a transcendent natural order. This course investigates the various ways in which modern social, aesthetic, and political thinkers endeavor to rest human society on purely secular foundations. 

MLS 606 Masterpieces Modern Literature
This course explores the ways in which literature has come to question and define values in the modern world. As writers have endeavored to come to grips with the social, political, and spiritual dislocations of modern life, they have pursued themes of meaning, identity, community, and communication in order to examine the complexities and perplexities of the human condition.