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School of Health Sciences and Wellness - Graduate Programs


Rebecca Sommer, Assistant Dean
School of Health Sciences and Wellness
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI  54481
Office: Room D127, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-3766
Email: shcp@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/health

MASTER OF SCIENCE - ATHLETIC TRAINING (MS-AT)

Holly Schmies, Professor, AT Program Director
Office: Room B 127 Science Building
Phone: 715-346-2922
Email: hschmies@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/athletictraining

Faculty/Staff: B Kinslow, H Schmies, D Smith.
Medical DirectorLaurel Rudolph-Kniech, MD

Definitions:
Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who provide physically active individuals services such as injury/illness prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS-AT)  degree is a professional athletic training program that prepares you for certification as an athletic trainer.

Accreditation: UW-Stevens Point MS-AT program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CaATe).

Abbreviations:

AT = Athletic Training
ATP = Athletic Training Program
MCCH = Marshfield Clinic Health System Champions Hall (Phy Ed Building)
MS-AT = Master of Science - Athletic Training Program
MS-HCA = Master of Science - Healthcare Administration

Academic Standards for Master of Science in Athletic Training

Admission to the Program: If you’re interested in applying for the MS-AT program, you must complete the following:

  1. UW-Stevens Point application for graduate study.
  2. Application to the MS-AT graduate program via ATCAS Central (www.caate.net/apply-now). The ATCAS application requires:
  1. a written essay,
  2. two letters of recommendation,
  3. evidence of 50 hours of athletic training observation with a certified AT. Observation hours must be completed within the past 24 months prior to application,
  4. a listing of complete or in-progress prerequisite coursework, and
  5. completion of the Technical Standards Form for the MS-AT program.
  1. TOEFL or IELT scores (international applicants only). Minimum of 80 or 7 respectively.
  2. Official transcripts of all college work.
  3. Attain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework prior to application. If your GPA is under 3.0, you can still apply and request a review of your application.

Prerequisite courses for the MS-AT program are: biology, chemistry, physics, human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, psychology, nutrition, introduction to athletic training, medical terminology, and statistics. Specific UWSP equivalents and required credits can be found on the website at www.uwsp.edu/msat.

Additional Notes about Applying to the Master of Science - Athletic Training (MS-AT):

  1. Application deadline: Application deadlines for early admission and the regular decision cycle are published on the MS-AT website at www.uwsp.edu/msat
  2. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the AT Admission Committee upon receipt of completed application. Meeting or exceeding the minimum requirements for eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the MS-AT.

Upon Acceptance to the Master of Science - Athletic Training (MS-AT), you must:

  1. Provide verification of current physical examination by an approved health care provider (MD, DO, PA, CNP) confirming you meet the physical and mental abilities required of an athletic trainer.
  2. Provide current records of: immunization history (including MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, adult dTap); tuberculosis (TB) test within the past 12 months.
  3. Provide documentation of annual TB test updates.
  4. Obtain antibody titers and/or influenza vaccine depending on requirements of assigned clinical sites.
  5. Complete a healthcare provider background check as required by regulations in Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter HFS 12.
  6. Supply verification of personal healthcare provider liability insurance.
  7. Submit all health-related documentations/verifications to the Clinical Education Coordinator prior to the start of each semester.

Retention, Master of Science -Athletic Training (MS-AT)

In order to maintain good standing within the MS-AT, you must:

  1. Maintain a 3.0 GPA in major.
  2. Maintain 3.0 average evaluation score (4-point scale) on clinical evaluation. If you fail to meet either criteria listed above, you will be on academic probation in the MS-AT for one semester. If you do not attain the retention criteria during the probation semester, you may not continue in the major. You are only allowed one probationary semester during your time in the MS-AT.

Notes for Master of Science -Athletic Training (MS-AT) Students

  1. All requirements for the AT program must be complete, or in the process of being completed, before the program director will endorse your application for the Board of Certification examination.
  2. All students in the MS-AT are responsible for arranging travel to off-site clinical rotations. You will also be responsible for the cost of travel. There will also be some additional expenses incurred for uniforms and learning resources.
  3. Updated information will be provided in the Athletic Training Educational Handbook and the program website.
  4. If you are denied acceptance into the program, you may contact the assistant dean of the School of Health Sciences and Wellness for appeal procedures. Appeals are handled by the School of Health Sciences and Wellness Appeals Committee.

CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST PREPARATION GRADUATE CERTIFICATE 

Contact: Becky Konietzki, Academic and Career Adviser
Room 216, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-3233
Email: BKonietz@uwsp.edu

Description: The Child Life Specialist Preparation Graduate Certificate  is ideal for those seeking to become certified as Child Life Specialists and complete the academic preparation portion of their training. Using the national Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) academic eligibility requirements as a guide, this certificate encompasses six of the 10 required course content areas. Each of the courses in our program have been pre-approved by ACLP helping to expedite child life course verification as part of the eligibility assessment requirements needed to qualify to sit for the national examination.

This certificate by itself does not qualify participants to work or identify themselves as a Certified Child Life Specialist, It is designed to assist in meeting the mandatory academic requirements designated by ACLP. Additional requirements are needed such as courses in four additional content areas (Human Anatomy, Medical Terminology, Ethics, Research), volunteer hours in and out of medical settings, practicum(s), internship(s), and completion of the national exam. See the national ACLP website at childlife.org for a comprehensive list of all requirements to become an official Certified Child Life Specialist.

CLINICAL DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY (Au.D.)

Julia Fischer or Sondra Reynolds, Co-Coordinators of Graduate Programs
Room 037, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-4657
Email: jfischer@uwsp.edusreynold@uwsp.edu OR csd@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/audiology

The UW-Stevens Point School of Health Sciences and Wellness Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) has developed a joint clinical doctorate in audiology (Au.D.)  program with the UW-Madison Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Our universities have merged their resources to provide a unique professional doctorate program. The joint doctoral program in audiology at UW-Madison and UW-Stevens Point is accredited by the CAA of ASHA.

MASTER OF SCIENCE - COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS WITH AN EMPHASIS IN SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

Julia Fischer or Sondra Reynolds, Co-Coordinators of Graduate Programs
Room 0034, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-4657
Email: jfischer@uwsp.edusreynold@uwsp.edu OR csd@uwsp.edu
Web: https://www.uwsp.edu/health/Pages/graduate/speech-language-pathology.aspx

The faculty and staff in the School of Health Sciences and Wellness Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) provide you with a high quality education that emphasizes training in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of disorders of hearing, speech, language, and swallowing. Graduates are employed throughout the country in schools, universities, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and private/public clinics.

Clinical training begins at the undergraduate level and culminates with a full-time clinical externship at the end of the graduate program. In consultation with the director of Clinical Services, you will select a site for your externship. If you are in the audiology program, you will complete a full-time clinical externship during the entire fourth year of study. In the speech-language pathology program, you will complete a full-time 15-20 week externship in a school, health care facility, or clinic setting during the final semester of your program.

Health Sciences and Wellness offers a Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology . You will receive the academic background and clinical practicum experience required to function competently and independently in a variety of professional employment settings. This program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). For more information, see www.uwsp.edu/csd.

Admission to the Program - Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate

Contact the coordinator of graduate programs for specific information about the application process for both the speech-language pathology and audiology programs. For both programs you will need the following to be considered for admission:

  1. A completed application for admission to the program,
  2. A statement of professional intentions (i.e., interest and goals),
  3. Three letters of recommendation,
  4. GRE scores,
  5. A completed practicum and work experience form,
  6. A completed undergraduate major in communicative disorders or equivalent coursework.

Applications for graduate school are due in January for the next fall semester. For forms and specific deadlines, go to www.uwsp.edu/comd for speech-language pathology and csd.wisc.edu/ for audiology.

Admission to Candidacy for Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate Program

You must complete at least 9 credits of graduate work with a GPA of 3.00 (B). See the Graduate Handbook in Speech-Language Pathology or the University of Wisconsin Professional Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Degree Student Handbook for details regarding candidacy.

Specializations

In either specialization you must meet minimum standards for clinical certification as established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association that are in effect at the time you graduate.

MASTER OF SCIENCE - COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Annie Wetter, Professor, COL & SRSF Program Director
Room 236, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-2108
Email: awetter@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/health

Abbreviations
COL - Community & Organizational Leadership
FCS = Family and Consumer Sciences
FN = Food and Nutrition
HD = Human Development
HPW = Health Promotion/Wellness

You may earn the MS degree in Community & Organizational Leadership  or the MS degree in Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems . In both programs you have an opportunity for graduate teaching and research assistantships as well as for in-depth community practitioner experiences.

Admission to the Program - Community & Organizational Leadership, M.S. - Graduate Program

For Community & Organizational Leadership you need:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above (based on a 4.0 scale). We may grant probationary status if you have a GPA below 2.75.
  2. A current resume or curriculum vitae detailing your professional experience.
  3. A letter of intent detailing your background qualifications, career goals, and how this program fits into your future professional plans. Professional writing ability will be evaluated based on your submitted documents.
  4. GRE (Graduate Record Exam).

Admission to Candidacy for Community & Organizational Leadership, M.S. - Graduate Program

Admission to candidacy (program planning) does not occur until after you have applied and are accepted into the Community & Organizational graduate program at UW-Stevens Point. Once admitted, you will consult with your adviser to prepare a proposed program of study. Acceptance as a candidate occurs when your graduate committee has approved your Program of Study.

To be accepted as a candidate:

  1. Complete no more than 9 credits of graduate work from UW-Stevens Point. Transfer credits may apply toward completion of your degree, but they are not included in consideration for admission to candidacy. You may apply earlier, but you should be admitted to the program and meet with your adviser before you have completed 9 graduate credits.
  2. Remove any academic deficiencies and/or complete all subject matter prerequisites.
  3. Maintain at least a 3.0 (B) grade point average in all your graduate work.
  4. Receive approval for your Program of Study.

COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Annie Wetter, Professor, COL & SRSF Program Director
Room 236, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-2108
Email: awetter@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/health

Description: The Community and Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate  is open to graduate students (except COL MS students) interested in leading positive change in community. The COL Graduate Certificate is offered 100% online and builds skills in collaborative leadership and management, evidence-based program planning and evaluation, and effective grant writing.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES TEACHING GRADUATE CERTIFCATION

Susan Turgeson, Associate Professor, FCS Certified Teacher Education Program Director
Room 302, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-2263
Email: sturgeso@uwsp.edu

Description: The Graduate Teaching Certification in Family and Consumer Sciences  provides opportunities for licensed teachers to add a new license in the area of family and consumer sciences (FCS). In addition, people who hold a non-teaching bachelor’s degree can gain coursework for initial teacher licensure in FCS, in a condensed format. Pre-licensure students may need to take requisite undergraduate courses to qualify for the FCS graduate licensure program. See additional information about this program at www.uwsp.edu/health/Pages/graduate/FCS-certification.aspx.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACHING GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Brian Krolczyk, Assistant Professor, HWC Program Director
Room 242B, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-4801
Email: bkrolczy@uwsp.edu

Description: The Health and Wellness Coaching Graduate Certificate  teaches competencies needed to help clients make and maintain healthy changes. The program is designed with busy professionals in mind. It is comprised of four courses offered 100% online via a mix of scheduled live interactive classes and independent learning modules. The program can be taken for continuing education credits (CECs) and/or for graduate credit. Both options meet the standards of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NHWC) and prepare you to sit for the NBHWC certification exam. More information about this program is available at www.uwsp.edu/health/Pages/graduate/hwc/program.aspx.

MASTER OF SCIENCE - HEALTH AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT

Kelly Schoonaert, Associate Professor, HWM Academic Program Director
Room 214, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-2096
Email: kschoona@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/healthwellnessmgmt

The UW Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management  courses are fully online. All course content, from multimedia lectures and e-learning tools to homework assignments, will be delivered to you through the program’s online learning management system. You may designate UWSP as your primary campus or any of the five Consortium UW schools. (For information please go to: hwm.wisconsin.edu/current-students/course-schedule/ or contact hwm.wisconsin.edu/current-students/talk-with-student-services/ for student success coaching).

MASTER OF SCIENCE - HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION (MS-HCA)

Jodi Olmsted, Professor, MS-HCA Academic Program Director
Room 144D, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-2510
Email: jolmsted@uwsp.edu

Program Description for MS-HCA

The MS-HCA  prepares patient-care professionals, health administrators, or management professionals to better accomplish the triple aim of improving access to care, impacting the quality of care, and reducing the overall cost of care in a variety of healthcare settings by increased skills in workforce recruitment and retention, financial management, organizational development, health law and policy, population health, and communication.

The fully online media-rich MS-HCA curriculum was developed by faculty at five partner campuses: UW-LaCrosse, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Stout. Instruction may originate from any of these universities to utilize the academic strengths of the partner institutions. More information about this program, including application and admission processes, is available at healthcareadministration.wisconsin.edu/.

Academic Standards for MS-HCA

Admission to the program requires:

  1. UW-Stevens Point application for graduate study
  2. A bachelor’s degree and minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. If you have a GPA less than 3.0, you may be considered for a provisional admission and should contact an enrollment adviser for more information.
  3. Official college transcripts
  4. Prerequisite coursework in elementary statistics, medical terminology, and oral communication/public speaking
  5. Your resume
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. A personal statement of up to 1,000 words
  8. Approval to begin the program

HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Susan Turgeson, Associate Professor, FCS Certified Teacher Education Program Director
Room 302, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-2263
Email: sturgeso@uwsp.edu

Description: The Health Science Education Graduate Certificate  is awarded upon successful completion of a series of courses that center on competence and proficiency in teaching health science courses at the middle or high school level. The certificate demonstrates expertise in health science topics and curricular foundations and prepares individuals to educate middle and high school students in the health science career cluster and related pathways.

SENIOR LIVING AND SERVICES LEADERSHIP GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Jodi Olmsted, Professor, MS-HCA Academic Program Director
Room 144D, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-2510
Email: jolmsted@uwsp.edu

The Senior Living and Services Leadership Graduate Certificate   is offered through the collaborative online MS in Healthcare Administration (MS-HCA) and is an additional and optional credential for MS-HCA students as well as a freestanding certificate program for graduate students that may or may not elect to pursue the full MS-HCA degree. The certificate program is offered fully online, asynchronous curriculum comprised of two MS-HCA foundational courses and two courses focused on Senior Care Administration. The certificate is offered jointly by the MS-HCA collaborative partner campuses: UW-La Crosse, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Stout. More information about this program, including application and admission processes, is available at healthcareadministration.wisconsin.edu/

MASTER OF SCIENCE - SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS

Annie Wetter, Professor, COL & SRSF Program Director
Room 236, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-2108
Email: awetter@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/health

Admission to the Program -  Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems Graduate

For Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems  you need:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college and an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above (based on a 4.0 scale). We may grant probationary status if you have a GPA below 2.75.
  2. A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. A letter of intent detailing your background qualifications, career goals, and how this program fits into your future professional plans.
  4. GRE (Graduate Record Exam).

Admission to Candidacy for Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems Graduate Program

Admission to candidacy (program planning) does not occur until after you have applied and are accepted into the Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems graduate program at UW-Stevens Point. Once admitted, you will consult with your adviser to prepare a proposed program of study. Acceptance as a candidate occurs when your graduate adviser has approved your Program of Study.

To be accepted as a candidate:

  1. Complete no more than 9 credits of graduate work from UW-Stevens Point. Transfer credits may apply toward completion of your degree, but they are not included in consideration for admission to candidacy. You may apply earlier, but you should be admitted to the program and meet with your adviser before you have completed 9 graduate credits.
  2. Remove any academic deficiencies and/or complete all subject matter prerequisites.
  3. Maintain at least a 3.0 (B) grade point average in all your graduate work.
  4. Receive approval for your Program of Study.

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