School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Chris A. Sanford, Ph.D., Chair, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Audiology
Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy
L. Derek Gerber, PT, D.P.T, Ed.D., Interim Chair, Physical Therapy and Clinical Associate Professor
Amanda Henscheid, OTD, OTR/L, Interim Chair, Occupational Therapy and Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Fieldwork Coordinator
Welcome to the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences
The School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences (SRCS) is home to 5 professions organized in 2 departments: The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy (DPOT). The structure reflects the organization found in many education and medical facilities, acknowledging the strong relationships found among the disciplines. The PhD in Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences spans both departments.
The shared mission of the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences (SRCS) is to advance the overall missions of Idaho State University and the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences by educating current and future rehabilitation and communication science professionals. The SRCS fosters interprofessional academic and clinical experiences for the faculty and students to promote excellence in providing collaborative evidence-based practice, and ethical patient/client-centered care. We serve the state of Idaho and the world by providing innovative, accessible learning experiences via on-site, distance and online courses, graduating knowledgeable, accomplished professionals, and influencing future professional practice through our vital contributions to research and creative scholarly activities.
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To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year S = Spring Semester, every year Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught. Su = Summer Semester, every year EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester D =Students should contact theDepartmentto ask when this course will be offered. R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
CRCS 7050 Thesis Equivalent Research Project: 1-6 semester hours.
Under the guidance of the major advisor and research committee the student will develop, conduct, analyze, interpret, and present a research project defense. The project and product should follow most of the ISU Graduate School guidelines regarding theses and dissertations other than requiring a GFR and approval from the Graduate School for the final manuscript. Graded S/U. May be repeated. Up to 3 credits may be applied to the pre-doctoral requirements, but zero credits may be applied to the 60 credit requirements for the post-graduate degree Ph.D. program of study. PREREQ: Permission of instructor
CRCS 8001 Overview of Rehabilitation Disciplines: 3 semester hours.
Overview of the disciplines of Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. Examines interdisciplinary and interprofessional functions of rehabilitation professionals within multiple settings, including education, clinical practice, research, and administration. PREREQ: Permission of instructor
Mentored teaching experience within the specific discipline of the doctoral student. Graded S/U. May be repeated. Only 1 credit may count toward degree. PREREQ: Permission of instructor
CRCS 8020 Doctoral Colloquium: 1 semester hour.
Advanced study, student and faculty presentations, discussions of research in the rehabilitation fields that will include methods in interprofessional, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary research. Students in the Ph.D. program are required to take this each academic semester they are enrolled in the program and will attend and present their research during seminar presentations/discussions. Graded S/U. May be repeated. Only 1 credit may count toward degree.
CRCS 8030 Advanced Seminar in Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences: 1-6 semester hours.
Readings, preparations, and discussions involving subjects of concern for students. Graded S/U. May be repeated. Only 6 credits may count toward degree. PREREQ: Permission of instructor
CRCS 8031 Independent Study: 1-6 semester hours.
Directed learning via independent study of problems selected by student and faculty member. Graded S/U. May be repeated. Only 6 credits may count toward degree. PREREQ: Permission of instructor
CRCS 8032 Special Topics in Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences: 1-6 semester hours.
Individualized readings, preparations, and discussions of reports and projects in all areas of rehabilitation, speech and hearing science, speech-language pathology, audiology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Graded S/U. May be repeated. Only 6 credits may count toward degree. PREREQ: Permission of instructor
CRCS 8033 Special Topics Workshop in Rehabilitation and Communication: 1-6 semester hours.
Symposium of professionally related topics in workshop format. Meets for a minimum of 16 contact hours per credit with appropriate outside assignments, readings, or papers. May be repeated. Only 1 credit may be counted towards degree.
CRCS 8050 Research Practicum in Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences: 1-6 semester hours.
Under the guidance of the research practicum mentor and committee the student will develop, conduct, interpret, and present a research project that will be submitted for publication consideration to an academic peer-reviewed journal of appropriate caliber. Graded S/U. May be repeated. Only 3 credits may count towards degree. PREREQ: Permission of instructor
Self-study of a range of topics and techniques relevant to Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences, which may include comprehensive examinations or preparations for undertaking dissertation research. Graded S/U. May be repeated. Only 3 credits may count toward degree. PREREQ: Permission of instructor
The content of this course is not described in the catalog. Title and number of credits are announced in the Class Schedule. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content. May be repeated.
CRCS 9000 Dissertation: 1-9 semester hours.
Students will develop, conduct, analyze, and interpret research for their dissertation. May be repeated. Only 18 credits may count toward degree.