College of Health and Human Services | Troy University

College of Health and Human Services

The College of Health and Human Services provides quality education for professional practice in a variety of areas associated with health and human services. The college aspires to the highest standard of educational excellence blending a professional perspective with a liberal arts and science foundation.

The College is committed to the development of students who are knowledgeable, caring, responsive and self-directed. The college aspires to produce graduates who are self-directed individuals able to meet the health and human caring needs of a diverse and complex society through change, advocacy and leadership within their communities.

The College is committed to the development of students who are knowledgeable, caring, responsive and self-directed. The college aspires to produce graduates who are self-directed individuals able to meet the health and human caring needs of a diverse and complex society through change, advocacy and leadership within their communities.

The College of Health and Human Service also offers Master of Science in Kinesiology, Master of Social Work, and Master of Science in Athletic Training

Degree Program

Dothan Campus

Montgomery Campus

Phenix City Campus

Troy Campus

Support Sites

Troy Online

Master Of Science In Nursing

X^

X^

X^

X^

   

Family Nurse Practitioner Track

X

X

X

X

   

Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership Track

X

X

X

X

   

Doctor Of Nursing Practice

X^

X^

X^

X^

   

Master Of Science In Kinesiology

     

X

   

Master Of Social Work

X

X

X

X

 

X

Direct Practice Concentration

X

X

X

X

   

Organizational Leadership and Management Concentration

 

 
         

Master of Science in Athletic Training

     

X

   

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

 

X

 

X

X

 

X

   

Healthcare Informatics And Nursing Leadership Certificate

X

X

X

X

   

Nursing Education Certificate

X

X

X

X

   

* Please refer to http://admissions.troy.edu/ for specific program availability by location

^ All courses are offered online in 16-week semesters.

^^Offered as a blended program

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed to provide graduates of baccalaureate programs in nursing the opportunity to develop the advanced knowledge and clinical skills required for leadership positions in nursing. The program prepares Nursing Informatics Specialists, Nurse Executives and Family Nurse Practitioners. Students are accepted for admission to the MSN tracks every semester. Fall admission is recommended for students who wish to pursue full-time study. Post MSN certificate options are offered in Family Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership, and Nursing Education. The MSN program is offered online with faculty based on the Troy, Montgomery, Dothan, and Phenix City campuses in Alabama.

The Master of Science in Nursing Family Practitioner (FNP) track is designed to prepare students to assess, diagnose, treat, and manage the healthcare needs of individuals across the life span who are culturally diverse and live in rural and urban areas. The program is offered online; however, there are a limited number of mandatory on campus requirements. Students complete clinical requirements in their locale.

The Master of Science in Nursing Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership (HINL) track is designed to prepare students to meet the growing needs of a diverse and complex healthcare system. Students will select one area of focus: Nursing Informatics or Nursing Leadership. Students are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as nurse informatics specialists or nurse administrators. Courses are offered fully online and there are no on campus requirements for students in the Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership track.

MSN Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the MSN degree the graduate will be able to achieve the following end-of-program student learning outcomes:

  1. Incorporate advanced knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines to continually improve nursing care across diverse settings;
  2. Integrate leadership, management and education principles into advanced nursing care that utilizes ethical and critical decision-making;
  3. Apply the evolving standards and principles of quality improvement and safety for advanced nursing within a defined setting;
  4. Evaluate research outcomes and current evidence in conjunction with culturally-appropriate, patient-centered care for the purpose of selectively integrating research findings into the practice setting;Manage informatics and communication technologies to enhance, integrate, and coordinate appropriate patient care;
  5. Manage informatics and communication technologies to enhance, integrate, and coordinate appropriate patient care;
  6. Develop interdisciplinary advocacy strategies to impact healthcare policy at the system level;
  7. Communicate, collaborate and consult as a leader and member of intraprofessional and interprofessional teams for improvement of health care outcomes;
  8. Integrate clinical prevention interventions for the provision of culturally responsive advanced nursing care to individuals and populations in a global society;
  9. Demonstrate role competencies in a specialized area of advanced nursing practice at the master’s level.

Accreditation

The School of Nursing MSN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.

Prerequisite Requirements

Candidates for admission must hold the baccalaureate degree in nursing.

Admission Requirements

Note: Meeting minimal admission requirements does not assure admission.

Application Deadlines:
July 1 for Fall Semester
November 1 for Spring Semester
May 1 for Summer Semester

Unconditional Admission

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (ACEN, NLNAC, CCNE, CNEA). Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  2. Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in the nursing major.
  3. Current unencumbered RN licensure.
  4. Undergraduate health assessment course or the equivalent.
  5. Two letters of professional reference.
  6. Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse is required for the Family Nurse Practitioner track.

Conditional Admission

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (ACEN, NLNAC, CCNE, CNEA). Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  2. Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in the nursing major.
  3. Score of 380 on the MAT or score of 277 on the GRE (650 on the old exam) (verbal plus quantitative). GRE or MAT required for every applicant.
  4. One or more years of clinical experience as an RN; or graduate study without a graduate degree in nursing or another discipline, and a graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Current unencumbered RN licensure.
  6. Undergraduate health assessment course or the equivalent.
  7. Two letters of professional reference.
  8. Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse is required for the Family Nurse Practitioner track.

Temporary admission is not applicable for Nursing Licensure Programs; this includes the MSN and DNP degrees.

A student admitted conditionally to the graduate nursing program must clear conditional admission after nine semester hours. The student must attain an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students not satisfying conditional admission requirements will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student may petition for readmission. Note; To facilitate success in the program, a student admitted under conditional status should pursue a part-time course of study.

Admission Requirements for Post-Masters Certificate Option

  1. Graduate of a nationally accredited MSN Program (ACEN, NLNAC, CNEA, or CCNE).
  2. Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state in which the student plans to have clinical experiences.
  3. Two letters of professional reference.
  4. Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse.

Transfer Credit

In accordance with the University’s transfer policy a maximum of twelve semester hours taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education with a “B” grade or better may be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable to Troy University courses and must be reviewed by the graduate nursing faculty who will make a recommendation to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services and the Graduate Dean. For students completing the Master of Science in Nursing, all transfer credits used to satisfy degree requirements may not exceed five years at the time of the degree completion.

Degree Requirements

A student completing the coursework with a 3.0 or better GPA, fulfilling candidacy requirements, and successfully completing the required comprehensive examination requirement will be awarded the degree.

NOTE: 1. Requirements for the MSN degree must be satisfied within five years of the initial enrollment for that degree.

NOTE 2. Grades below “C” are not acceptable for meeting requirements for a subsequent course.

NOTE 3. Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in NSG 6691: Research and Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice.

NOTE 4. Successful completion of NSG 6697: Scholarly Inquiry II meets the comprehensive examination requirement.

Requirements for Students in Clinical Courses

All students must maintain RN licensure, current CPR certification, professional liability insurance, proof of annual physical examination, negative drug screen and a clear background check when enrolled in clinical nursing courses. Professional liability insurance is available through the School of Nursing. Students are responsible for their own medical care if needed in the clinical setting. Students are also responsible for personal transportation costs incurred during the program.

Students must meet Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.

Laboratory Fees for the MSN Program:

NSG 6618, 6696, 6697 

$ 37.50 

NSG 6613, 6666, 6668 

$ 67.50 

NSG 6630

$90.00

NSG 6636, 6637 

$135.00 

NSG 6680

$180.00

Note: Fees subject to change annually​  

 

Curriculum

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER (FNP) TRACK

Minimum Total Hours: 47 sh, 705 clinical clock hours
Required Core Courses (14 sh)


The post-master’s certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner Option consists of five semesters/11 courses offered by Troy University’s School of Nursing and requires 33 semester hours and 705 clinical clock hours for completion. Students who begin in Fall semester can complete the FNP certificate option in five semesters. The program is open to graduate students who have completed a MSN program and meet the requirements. There are a limited number of mandatory on campus requirements. There is a certification exam available with completion of this certificate.

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER TRACK DEGREE PLAN

Nursing Core Courses

NSG 6604

(2)

Theories in Nursing 

NSG 6605

(2)

Healthcare Economics 

NSG 6660 

(3)

Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice 

Research Courses

NSG 6691

(3)

Research and Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice 

NSG 6692

(2)

Data Analysis and Interpretation in Quantitative Research 

NSG 6696 

(1)

Scholarly Inquiry Practicum I 

NSG 6697

(1)

Scholarly Inquiry Practicum II 

Nursing Specialty Courses (27 hrs)*

NSG 6612

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment 

NSG 6613

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment Preceptorship 

NSG 6645

(3)

Family and Cultural Theories in Advanced Nursing Practice 

NSG 6649

(3)

Advanced Pharmacology 

NSG 6665

(3)

Primary Care I: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6666 

(3)

Primary Care I Preceptorship: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6667

(3)

Primary Care II: Adults and Geriatrics 

NSG 6668

(3)

Primary Care II Preceptorship: Adults and Geriatrics 

NSG 6671 

(3)

Advanced Pathophysiology 

Role Courses (6 hrs)*

NSG 6670 

(1)

Role Synthesis Seminar 

NSG 6680 

(5)

Family Nurse Practitioner Internship 

Optional

NSG 6695

(1-4)

Thesis 

 

HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS AND NURSING LEADERSHIP TRACK

Minimum Total Hours: 37, 480 clinical hours

HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS AND NURSING LEADERSHIP DEGREE PLAN

Required Core Courses (14 sh)
Nursing Core Courses

NSG 6604

(2)

Theories in Nursing 

NSG 6605 

(2)

Healthcare Economics 

NSG 6660 

(3)

Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice 

Research Courses

NSG 6691

(3)

Research and Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice 

NSG 6692

(2)

Data Analysis and Interpretation in Quantitative Research 

NSG 6696

(1)

Scholarly Inquiry Practicum I 

NSG 6697

(1)

Scholarly Inquiry Practicum II

Nursing Specialty Courses (23 sh)

NSG 6630

(2)

Introduction to Nursing Leadership and Technology Practicum

NSG 6631

(3)

Concepts of Healthcare Informatics and Leadership 

NSG 6632 

(3)

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing informatics and Leadership 

NSG 6633

(3)

Healthcare Systems 

NSG 6634

(3)

Roles in Nursing Leadership and Informatics 

NSG 6635

(3)

Applied Principles of Leadership and Technology in Healthcare 

NSG 6636

(4)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship I 

NSG 6637

(4)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship II 

Optional

NSG 6695

(1-4)

Thesis 

 

Post-Master's Certificate Options

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

Mission Statement

The post-master’s certificate options provide lifelong learners with the opportunity to specialize in an area other than that obtained in their MSN program. A MSN degree is required. Those who complete the certificate option earn a certificate of completion, not another master’s degree, and are eligible to apply for the appropriate specialty certification exam.

Accreditation

The School of Nursing MSN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.

Admission Requirements

  1. Graduate of nationally accredited MSN Program (ACEN, NLNAC, CNEA, or CCNE).
  2. Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state in which the student plans to have clinical experiences.
  3. Two letters of professional reference.
  4. Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse.

Curriculum

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE

Minimum Semesters: 5
Minimum Total Hours: 33 sh, 705 clinical clock hours

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE DEGREE PLAN

The post-master’s certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner Option consists of five semesters/11 courses offered by Troy University’s School of Nursing and requires 33 semester hours and 705 clinical clock hours for completion. Students who begin in Fall semester can complete the FNP certificate option in five semesters. The program is open to graduate students who have completed a MSN program and meet the requirements. There are a limited number of mandatory on campus requirements. There is a certification exam available with completion of this certificate.

Required Nursing Specialty Courses (27 sh)

NSG 6612

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment 

NSG 6613

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment Preceptorship 

NSG 6645 

(3)

Family and Cultural Theories in Advanced Nursing Practice 

NSG 6649 

(3)

Advanced Pharmacology 

NSG 6665

(3)

Primary Care I: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6666

(3)

Primary Care I Preceptorship: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6667

(3)

Primary Care II: Adults and Geriatrics 

NSG 6668

(3)

Primary Care II Preceptorship: Adults and Geriatrics 

NSG 6671 

(3)

Advanced Pathophysiology 

Required Role Courses (6 sh)

NSG 6670

(1)

Role Synthesis Seminar 

NSG 6680

(3)

Family Nurse Practitioner Internship

 

HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS AND NURSING LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE

Minimum Semesters: 4
Minimum Total Hours: 23 sh, 480 clinical clock hours

The post-master’s certificate option provide lifelong learners with the opportunity to specialize in an area other than that obtained in their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. An MSN degree is required. Those who complete the certificate option earn a certificate of completion, not another master’s degree, and are eligible to apply for the appropriate specialty certification exam.

The post-master’s certificate in Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership Option consists of four semesters/8 courses offered by Troy University’s School of Nursing and requires 23 semester hours and 480 clinical clock hours for completion. Students will be accepted into the program only in fall semester and can complete the program in two years or four semesters attending fall and spring semesters. The program is offered completely online and is open to graduate students who have completed a MSN program and meet the requirements provided below for admission.

Required Nursing Specialty Courses (16 sh)

NSG 6630

(2)

Introduction to Nursing Leadership and Technology Practicum

NSG 6631

(3)

Concepts of Healthcare Informatics and Leadership 

NSG 6632

(3)

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing informatics and Leadership

NSG 6633

(3)

Healthcare Systems 

NSG 6635

(3)

Applied Principles of Leadership and Technology in Healthcare  

NSG 6636

(4)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship I 

Required Role Courses (7 sh)

NSG 6634

(3)

Roles in Nursing Leadership and Informatics 

NSG 6637

(4)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship II 

 

NURSING EDUCATION CERTIFICATE

Minimum Semesters: 3
Minimum Total Hours: 15sh, 180 clinical clock hours

The post-master’s certificate provides the opportunity for master’s prepared nurses to complete specialty courses for role preparation as a nurse educator. Those who complete the certificate option earn a certificate of completion, not another master’s degree, and are eligible to apply for the appropriate specialty certification exam.

The post-master’s certificate in Nursing Education Option consists of 5 courses offered by Troy University’s School of Nursing and requires 15 semester hours and 180 clinical clock hours for completion. The program is offered online and is open to graduate students who have completed a MSN program and meet the requirements for admission.

Required Nursing Specialty Courses (12 sh)

NSG 6672

(3)

Teaching and Learning Theories in Nursing Education 

NSG 6673

(3)

Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education 

NSG 6674

(3)

Curriculum Design and Development in Nursing Education.

NSG 6675

(3)

Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education

Required Role Courses (3 sh)

NSG 6676

(3)

Nursing Education Preceptorship

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

POST MASTER'S PROGRAM DEGREE PLAN

POST BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM - FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER - NON-CLINICAL MSN DEGREE PLAN

POST BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM - FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER - NO MSN DEGREE PLAN

POST BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM - NURSE LEADER - NO MSN DEGREE PLAN

POST BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM - NURSE LEADER - NON-CLINICAL MSN DEGREE PLAN

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal degree and prepares the graduate to provide the most advanced level of nursing care for individuals, families and communities. The objectives for the program are consistent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) specifications for practice doctoral programs in nursing in accordance with The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. Fall admission is recommended for students who wish to pursue full-time study.

Upon successful completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice the graduate will be able to achieve the following end-of-program student learning outcomes:

  1. Evaluate advanced knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines for advanced practice nursing at the highest level.
  2. Design quality, cost effective and innovative nursing care models based on the knowledge of interrelationships among nursing, organizational, political, and economic sciences.
  3. Incorporate systems engineering concepts to prevent and solve complex health care delivery problems.
  4. Translate research to transform nursing practice and support evidence-based nursing practice for diverse patient populations and organizations.
  5. Foster leadership for the advancement of interprofessional collaboration and integration of information and technology for quality improvements in patient care and healthcare systems.
  6. Develop effective practice standards for managing ethical issues inherent in patient care, health care organizations and research.
  7. Initiate changes in health care systems through the design and implementation of health policies that strengthen the health care delivery system.
  8. Evaluate system responses to health and illness as a basis for clinical prevention and population health services in rural and urban settings within a global market.
  9. Demonstrate role competencies in a specialized area of advanced practice nursing as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Accreditation

The School of Nursing DNP Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.

Admission Requirements for the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) students will be admitted only under unconditional admission status. Conditional admission is not available for DNP applicants.

Admission to the program will be limited to the number of available spaces. To be considered for unconditional admission to the DNP program the applicant must:

  1. Hold the required degree from a nationally-accredited program (ACEN, NLNAC, CCNE, CNEA). Applicants are admitted as:
    • Post BSN candidates
    • Post MSN candidates
  2. Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) on all nursing coursework if post-baccalaureate applicant or on all graduate coursework if post-masters applicant.
  3. Submit an official transcripts for all post-secondary academic study
  4. Possess a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Alabama or in the state where clinical practice will occur.
  5. Submit two letters of professional reference that address academic ability , professional competence, and leadership potential in nursing.
  6. Complete a successful interview by the Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee
  7. Submit a 800 to 1000 word essay describing professional goals and how completion of the DNP program will enhance future roles and practice.
  8. Submit a Resume that includes education, work experience in nursing, research experiences, publications, presentations, community service, professional memberships and service.
  9. Possess a valid certification in advanced practice nursing from a nationally recognized credentialing body or be eligible to take a nationally recognized certification exam. Note: This requirement applies only to post-MSN applicants.
  10. Submit documentation of academic clinical hours. Note: This requirement applies only to post-MSN applicants.

Temporary admission is not applicable for Nursing Licensure Programs, this includes the MSN and DNP degrees.

Clinical Hour Requirements for the Doctor of Nursing Practice

DNP students must achieve a combined 1,000 clinical hours at the post-baccalaureate (MSN and DNP) level prior to graduating from the DNP program. If a student eligible for admission to the Post- Masters DNP program enters the program with fewer than 280 clinical hours, then the student is required to take the following course to achieve those hours:

NSG 8880

(1-3) semester hours

Directed Professional Practicum 

 

Transfer Credit

After DNP Coordinator evaluation of course syllabi, a maximum of 12 credit hours of coursework may be accepted from only an existing Master of Science in Nursing towards the DNP degree.

Curriculum

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP)
POST BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM

Family Nurse Practitioner
Minimum Total Hours: 70

Advanced Nursing Core (17 sh)

NSG 6604

(2)

Theories in Nursing 

NSG 8801

(3)

Healthcare Informatics & Data Management

NSG 8804

(3)

Policy & Politics in Healthcare 

NSG 8805 

(3)

Principles of Epidemiology 

NSG 8822

(3)

Leadership in Organizations & Systems

NSG 8826

(3)

Health Disparities from a Systems Perspective 

Advanced Nursing Specialty (24 sh)

NSG 6612

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment 

NSG 6613 

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment Preceptorship for FNP 

NSG 6649

(3)

Advanced Pharmacology 

NSG 6671 

(3)

Advanced Pathophysiology 

NSG 6665

(3)

Primary Care I: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6666 

(3)

Primary Care I Preceptorship: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6667

(3)

Primary Care II: Adults and Geriatrics 

NSG 6668

(3)

Primary Care II Preceptorship: Adults and Geriatrics 

Scholarly Inquiry Methods for Evidence-based Practice (12 sh)

NSG 6691 

(3)

Research and Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice 

NSG 8802 

(3)

Applied Biostatistics 

NSG 8812

(3)

Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 

NSG 8815 

(3)

Evaluation Methods for Improvement of Clinical Outcomes 

Advanced Nursing Roles (6 sh)

NSG 6670

(1)

Role Synthesis Seminar 

NSG 6680 

(5)

Family Nurse Practitioner Internship 

Practice Synthesis (8-12 sh)

NSG 8810

(1)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice I: Project Identification 

NSG 8820

(2)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development 

NSG 8830

(2-4)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation 

NSG 8840

(3-5)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation 

Synthesis and Evaluation (3 sh)

NSG 8850  

(3)

Dissemination 

 

Total Hours: 70-74

Advising Notes: For potential students who hold a MSN without a clinical specialty the following is a possible course of study if approved by an academic adviser:

Advanced Nursing Core (15 sh)

NSG 8801

(3)

Healthcare Informatics & Data Management 

NSG 8804

(3)

Policy & Politics in Healthcare  

NSG 8805 

(3)

Principles of Epidemiology 

NSG 8822

(3)

Leadership in Organizations & Systems 

NSG 8826 

(3)

Health Disparities from a Systems Perspective

Advanced Nursing Specialty (24 sh)

NSG 6612

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment 

NSG 6613 

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment Preceptorship for FNP 

NSG 6649 

(3)

Advanced Pharmacology 

NSG 6671

(3)

Advanced Pathophysiology  

NSG 6665 

(3)

Primary Care I: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6666 

(3)

Primary Care I Preceptorship: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6667

(3)

Primary Care II: Adults and Geriatrics 

NSG 6668

(3)

Primary Care II Preceptorship: Adults and Geriatrics

Scholarly Inquiry Methods for Evidence-based Practice (9 sh)

NSG 8802

(3)

Applied Biostatistics  

NSG 8812

(3)

Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 

NSG 8815

(3)

Evaluation Methods for Improvement of Clinical Outcomes 

Advanced Nursing Roles (6 sh)

NSG 6670 

(1)

Role Synthesis Seminar 

NSG 6680

(5)

Family Nurse Practitioner Internship 

Practice Synthesis (8-12 sh)

NSG 8810

(1)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice I: Project Identification 

NSG 8820 

(2)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development 

NSG 8830

(2-4)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation 

NSG 8840 

(3-5)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation 

Synthesis and Evaluation (3 sh)

NSG 8850 

(3)

Dissemination 

 

Total Hours: 65-69

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP)
POST BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM

Nursing Leadership
Minimum Total Hours: 62

Advanced Nursing Core (16 sh)

NSG 6604

(2)

Theories in Nursing 

NSG 6605

(2)

Healthcare Economics 

NSG 8804 

(3)

Policy & Politics in Healthcare 

NSG 8805

(3)

Principles of Epidemiology 

NSG 8822

(3)

Leadership in Organizations & Systems 

NSG 8826 

(3)

Health Disparities from a Systems Perspective 

Advanced Nursing Specialty (17sh)

NSG 6630

(2)

Introduction to Nursing Leadership and Technology Practium

NSG 6631

(3)

Concepts of Health Care Informatics and Leadership 

NSG 6632

(3)

Theoretical Foundations of Healthcare Informatics & Leadership 

NSG 6633

(3)

Health Care Systems 

NSG 6634

(3)

Roles in Nursing Leadership and Informatics 

NSG 6635

(3)

Applied Principles of Technology and Leadership in Healthcare 

Scholarly Inquiry Methods for Evidence-based Practice (12 sh)

NSG 6691 

(3)

Research Methodology 

NSG 8802

(3)

Applied Biostatistics 

NSG 8812 

(3)

Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 

NSG 8815

(3)

Evaluation Methods for Improvement of Clinical Outcomes 

Advanced Nursing Roles (6 sh)

NSG 6636

(3)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship I 

NSG 6637

(3)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship II 

Practice Synthesis (8-12 sh)

NSG 8810

(1)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice I: Project Identification 

NSG 8820

(2)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development 

NSG 8830

(2-4)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation  

NSG 8840 

(3-5)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation 

Synthesis and Evaluation (3 sh)

NSG 8850 

(3)

Dissemination 

 

Total Hours: 62-66

Advising Notes: For potential students who hold a MSN without a clinical specialty the following is a possible course of study if approved by an academic adviser:

Advanced Nursing Core (14 sh)

NSG 6605

(2)

Healthcare Economics 

NSG 8804 

(3)

Policy & Politics in Healthcare 

NSG 8805 

(3)

Principles of Epidemiology 

NSG 8822 

(3)

Leadership in Organizations & Systems 

NSG 8826

(3)

Health Disparities from a Systems Perspective 

Advanced Nursing Specialty (17 sh)

NSG 6630

(2)

Introduction to Nursing Leadership and Technology Practicum

NSG 6631 

(3)

Concepts of Health Care Informatics and Leadership 

NSG 6632

(3)

Theoretical Foundations of Healthcare Informatics and Leadership 

NSG 6633

(3)

Health Care Systems 

NSG 6634 

(3)

Issues in Nursing Informatics and Leadership 

NSG 6635

(3)

Applied Principles of Technology and Leadership in Healthcare

Scholarly Inquiry Methods for Evidence-based Practice (9 sh)

NSG 8802

(3)

Applied Biostatistics 

NSG 8812

(3)

Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 

NSG 8815

(3)

Evaluation Methods for Improvement of Clinical Outcomes 

Advanced Nursing Roles (6 sh)

NSG 6636

(3)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship I 

NSG 6637 

(3)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship II 

Practice Synthesis (8-12 sh)

NSG 8810

(1)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice I: Project Identification 

NSG 8820

(2)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development 

NSG 8830

(2-4)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation 

NSG 8840 

(3-5)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation 

Synthesis and Evaluation (3 sh)

NSG 8850 

(3)

Dissemination 

 

Total Hours: 57-61

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP)
POST MASTERS PROGRAM

Minimum Total Hours: 35

Advanced Nursing Core (15 sh)

NSG 8801

(3)

Healthcare Informatics & Data Management 

NSG 8804

(3)

Policy & Politics in Healthcare 

NSG 8805 

(3)

Principles of Epidemiology 

NSG 8822

(3)

Leadership in Organizations & Systems 

NSG 8826

(3)

Health Disparities from a Systems Perspective 

Scholarly Inquiry Methods for Evidence-based Practice (9 hrs)

NSG 8802 

(3)

Applied Biostatistics 

NSG 8812

(3)

Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 

NSG 8815 

(3)

Evaluation Methods for Improvement of Clinical Outcomes 

Practice Synthesis (8-12 hrs)

NSG 8810

(1)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice I: Project Identification  

NSG 8820

(2)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development 

NSG 8830

(2-4)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation 

NSG 8840

(3-5)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation 

Synthesis and Evaluation (3 hrs)

NSG 8850

(3)

Dissemination 

 

Total Hours: 35-39

Requirements for Students in Clinical Courses

All students must maintain RN licensure, current CPR certification, professional liability insurance, proof of annual physical examination, negative drug screen and clear a background check when enrolled in clinical nursing courses. Professional liability insurance is available through the School of Nursing. Students are responsible for their own medical care if needed in the clinical setting. Students are also responsible for personal transportation costs incurred during the program.

Students must meet Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.

Laboratory Fees for the DNP Program:

NSG 6613, 6630, 6666, 6668 

$67.50

NSG 6636, 6637, 6680 

$180.00

NSG 8810, 8820, 8830, 8840

$225.00

 

Progression 

DNP students must achieve a grade of “B” or better in NSG 6691 Research Methodology (if BSN-DNP) and NSG 8812 Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice in order to meet Graduate School requirements.

Students who earn a grade of “C” or less in more than one 8000 level course must repeat the second course and achieve a grade of “B” or higher. If the course to be repeated is a prerequisite for a subsequent course, the student may not progress. If two grades of “C” are earned in the same semester, the DNP Program Coordinator will select the course to be repeated.

Graduate students may earn no more than six semester hours of grades below “B”. Students who earn more than six semester hours of “C” grades or below are automatically academically suspended from the University for a period of one calendar year at which time the student may petition the Dean of the Graduate School for readmission.

Competency Evaluations

Prior to completing NSG 8820: Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development, the student must complete the Initial Competency Evaluation by successfully defending the DNP Synthesis Project Proposal. Prior to completing NSG 8840: Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation, the student must complete the Final Competency Evaluation by successfully defending the DNP Synthesis Project.

Degree Requirements

Graduation from the DNP program requires completion of a prescribed plan of study. Consistent with recommendations from the AACN, the DNP program requires three academic years for post-baccalaureate and two years for post-master’s options. Therefore, the number of credits required for graduation from the DNP program will depend upon prior degree. All credits used to satisfy the degree requirements for the DNP must not exceed eight years at the time of degree completion.

Graduation requirements include:

  • Completion of all prescribed coursework with a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Submission of an approved comprehensive e-Portfolio
  • Completion of a minimum of 1000 hours of graduate level clinical practice as part of a supervised academic program
  • Successful completion of the Synthesis Project

DNP Synthesis Project

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students will identify, develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate findings of a clinical project that has systems level impact for the improvement of healthcare outcomes for a population group within a specific nursing practice. Specific courses in the DNP curriculum guide the completion of this project.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of twelve semester hours taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education with a “B” grade or better may be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable to Troy University courses and must be reviewed by the graduate nursing faculty who will make a recommendation to the Dean of Health and Human Services. For students completing the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, all transfer credits used to satisfy degree requirements may not exceed eight years at the time of the degree completion.

Master of Science in Kinesiology

COACHING CONCENTRATION DEGREE PLAN

Exercise Science CONCENTRATION DEGREE PLAN

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Kinesiology offers advance study in the science of human physical activity, particularly as movement, exercise, and sport applied to health promotion and disease prevention. The mission of the Kinesiology program is to advance the discovery, development, interpretation, dissemination, and application of knowledge that relates the study of human movement and physical activity to human well-being. As members of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA), Society of Physical Educators (SHAPE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). The Faculty at Troy University are committed to the process of learning in order to better prepare students entering the various fields of human movement.

This degree is ideal for:

  • Students who wish to continue their education in a doctoral program.
  • Students who wish to continue their education in a professional school such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.
  • Certified physical/health education teachers who wish to further their education in human movement.
  • Sport coaches who wish to continue their education to better prepare them for high school, collegiate or professional coaching.

Prerequisite Requirements

Candidates for admission must hold a baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology or related field.

Admission Requirements

Unconditional Admission

  1. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution. Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  2. Applicants must achieve a score of 275 or higher on the Graduate Record Examination (verbal and quantitative).
  3. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale with the last 30 hours being at least a 3.0 GPA.
  4. All hours attempted in the term in which the 30 semester hours were reached will be used to calculate the grade point average.
  5. Applicants must also submit a statement of purpose letter.

Conditional Admission

  1. Students not satisfying the unconditional admission requirements may be conditionally admitted to the program pending satisfactory completion of the first 9 semester hours with a 3.0 grade point average. Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  2. Students not satisfying conditional admission requirements will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student must petition for readmission.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of 12 semester hours taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher learning, with a grade of “B” or better, can be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable to Troy University’s courses and must be approved by the KHP graduate faculty.

Degree Requirements

Successful completion of the courses listed below with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better and successful completion of the required comprehensive examination is necessary to fulfill requirements for the degree. If a student makes a “D” or “F” in a core or concentration course, the course must be retaken. If the student earns a “D” or “F” in an elective course, the course may be retaken, or another elective taken in its place. The student can satisfy the research component requirement by successfully completing KHP 6617 and KHP 6691 with a grade of “B” or better.

Options

The M.S. is offered with a choice between a thesis and a nonthesis option.

Thesis Option

The M.S. with a thesis is for those who wish to engage in research and are considering or planning on pursuing a Ph.D. (Many Ph.D. programs require completion of a master’s thesis.). The thesis track student will not take the graduate comprehensive examination.

Non-thesis Option

This option prepares people for professional jobs by equipping them with knowledge of and providing them with an appreciation for the research process, so they can be a consumer of research. Students are required to complete an internship in their field of interest. The non-thesis track student will also take the graduate comprehensive examination.

Students may choose one of the two areas of emphasis:

  • Coaching
  • Exercise Science

Required Core Courses (9 sh)

KHP 6604

(3)

Statistical Analysis and Interpretation 

KHP 6617

(3)

Research Methods I 

KHP 6691

(3)

Research Methods II 

 

Coaching Concentration

Non-thesis Option
KHP Required Core 9 semester hours
Coaching Concentration 24 semester hours
Total 33 semester hours

Thesis Option
KHP Required Core 9 semester hours
Coaching Concentration 18 semester hours
Thesis I 3 semester hours
Thesis II 3 semester hours
Total 33 semester hours

Coaching Concentration Courses:

KHP 6602

(3)

Motor Skills and Human Performance 

KHP 6620 

(3)

Physical Fitness: A Critical Analysis 

KHP 6650

(3)

Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 

KHP 6670 

(3)

Exercise Physiology 

KHP 6672

(3)

Sport Psychology 

KHP 6675

(3)

NCAA Governance, Compliance and Institutional Control 

Select one

KHP 6690

(3)

Internship 

 

 

Advisor Approved Elective 3 TBA

 

OR

 

KHP 6694

(3)

Thesis I 

KHP 6695

(3)

Thesis II

 

Exercise Science Concentration

Non-thesis Option
KHP Required Core 9 semester hours
Coaching Concentration 24 semester hours
Total 33 semester hours

Thesis Option
KHP Required Core 9 semester hours
Coaching Concentration 18 semester hours
Thesis I 3 semester hours
Thesis II 3 semester hours
Total 33 semester hours

Exercise Science Concentration Courses:

KHP 6602 

(3)

Motor Skills and Human Performance 

KHP 6620

(3)

Physical Fitness: A Critical Analysis 

KHP 6623

(3)

Biomechanics of Sport Techniques 

KHP 6650

(3)

Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 

KHP 6670

(3)

Exercise Physiology 

KHP 6671

(3)

Advanced Exercise Science 

Select one

KHP 6690 

(3)

Internship 

   

Advisor Approved Elective

 

OR

 

KHP 6694

(3)

Thesis I

KHP 6695

(3)

Thesis II 

 

 

Master of Social Work

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK DEGREE PLAN

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures

The Troy University Master in Social Work Program derives its mission from the University’s goal of preparing students to demonstrate competence in their chosen field and to encourage excellence in student learning. The purpose of the Master in Social Work Program is to prepare students for advanced social work practice.

The Program is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life beginning with, and progressing through, the individual system and increasingly complex levels of social organization. The basic aim is to prepare the graduate with advanced social work knowledge, values, and skills to practice within the context of a diverse, multicultural, global, and technologically oriented society. Teaching, learning, and service are exercised in an atmosphere that prizes and upholds the traditions, values, and ethics of the social work profession.

Accreditation Statement

The Master in Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and program graduates will be eligible to sit for the social work examination. Social work licensure is required in the state of Alabama for those in the practice of social work.

Objectives

The Master in Social Work derives the program’s objectives in accordance with the Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy Handbook. Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
    Social workers understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards, as well as relevant laws and regulations that may impact practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.
  2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice. 
    Social workers understand how diversity and difference characterize and shape the human experience and are critical to the formation of identity.
  3. Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice.
    Social workers understand that every person regardless of position in society has fundamental human rights such as freedom, safety, privacy, an adequate standard of living, health care, and education.
  4. Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice.
    Social workers understand quantitative and qualitative research methods and their respective roles in advancing a science of social work and in evaluating their practice.
  5. Engage in Policy Practice.
    Social workers understand that human rights and social justice, as well as social welfare and services, are mediated by policy and its implementation at the federal, state, and local levels.
  6. Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
    Social workers understand that engagement is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
    Social workers understand that assessment is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  8. Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
    Social workers understand that intervention is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  9. Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
    Social workers understand that evaluation is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

Program Eligibility

All students must be admitted to Troy University Graduate School. There is not a conditional admission based on grade point average. All students holding an earned baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a recognized regional accrediting association are eligible for application to the Two Year (60) hour program. Students must have a 2.5 (4.0 scale) or a 3.0 grade point average on the last 30 semester hours taken.

Students holding a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) from a CSWE accredited program and have a 3.0 grade point average in the last 30 semester hours of Social Work course work are eligible to apply for Advanced Standing. Advanced Standing applicants may receive a MSW upon successful completion of 30 semester hours of Concentration Curriculum. The Director of the MSW Program is responsible for determining academic eligibility for Advanced Standing Placement. The Director is also responsible for answering questions related to academic credit applied to the degree program in adherence to accreditation and policy standards.

In addition to the grade point average requirements, students who can provide proof of an active LBSW or 5 years of verifiable social service employment will have the MAT/GRE waived. All other students must take the GRE or MAT. The GRE acceptable score is 850 combined (old) or 290 combined (new). The MAT acceptable score is 385. There is a conditional admission only because of a low test score. Students admitted conditionally only because of a low test score will be granted unconditional admission after the completion of nine (9) semester hours provided they have maintained a 3.0 grade point average on all graduate work attempted. There is not a requirement to retake the test once the academic requirement is met.

An additional requirement of being able to complete the MSW Program is the production of a current (within 30 days) criminal background check for Foundation and Concentration Practicum. Providing the background check does not guarantee acceptance into a Practicum setting or eligibility to sit for licensure. Students applying to this program should be aware of the potential ramifications of a positive criminal background check and the potential of not being able to complete this program. Ongoing participation requires the continual development and demonstration of the highest standards of ethical, interpersonal, and professional engagement.

Program Initiation

The Master of Social Work face to face program admits students each fall/term 1. Cohorts begin only in the fall semester and term 1. Both the two year and Advanced Standing (one-year) program is offered in a face to face format. The Master of Social Work Advanced Standing online program admits students Term 3. Cohorts begin for online Advanced Standing in Term 3; the online program is offered to MSW Advanced Standing students who have been admitted to the online MSW program only or with Director approval.

Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Acceptance notification will be issued in April and June for the face to face program and in December for the online program.

Program Prerequisites

All applications must have an undergraduate or graduate statistics course prior to attendance. If this requirement has not been met students may take: PSY 3301, QM 2241, MTH 2210 or the Director of the MSW program approved equivalent.

Admission Requirements

Unconditional Admission

In addition to meeting University graduate school admissions requirements, the student must also submit the following admission requirements:

  1. Two reference letters from the following list: applicant’s most recent academic adviser, department chair, dean, college instructor, most recent employer, and no more than one personal reference chosen by the applicant. These references must attest to the applicant’s potential in forming effective interpersonal relationships, aptitude for graduate study, appropriate vocational goals relevant to the program, and personal and professional self-development.
  2. A résumé that includes personal information including topics such as, but not limited to, educational and work history, personal and professional goals, professional affiliations, volunteer work, awards, articles/grant work, and references.
  3. A personal statement written in APA format (500-750 words) addressing the following: a) reason for seeking a Master in Social Work degree; b) relevant experiences which have shaped this decision; c) future expectations post-graduation.
  4. An MAT score of 385 or a GRE score of 290 (combined). Students applying for the Advanced Standing Program may have the MAT requirement waived if he/she is a Licensed Bachelor of Social Work. Students applying for the MSW Foundation Program may have the MAT waived with 5 years of verifiable social service experience.

Conditional Admission

  1. Students not satisfying the unconditional admission requirements may be conditionally admitted to the program pending satisfactory completion of the first 9 semester hours with a 3.0 grade point average. Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  2. Students not satisfying conditional admission requirements will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student must petition for readmission.

Temporary Admission

Temporary Admission may be granted to applicants who have not submitted the letter of recommendation, student acknowledgement form, entrance exams or official undergraduate transcript. Temporary admission is only for one semester or term and must follow the requirements outlined under Conditional Admission.

Transfer Credit

In addition to University transfer requirements, the Masters in Social Work will accept master’s level courses from a CSWE accredited Social Work program. Any other transfer credits must be reviewed and approved by the Director of the MSW program.

Practicum Requirements

Students are required to complete supervised practicum course(s) in the sequence set by the program. The student must have a current (within 30 days) national criminal background check, liability insurance, and all required documentation (shots, drug screens etc.) as required by the University and practicum site prior to participation. Providing the background check does not guarantee acceptance into a Practicum setting or eligibility to sit for licensure. Students applying to this program should be aware of the potential ramifications of a positive criminal background check and the potential of not being able to complete this program.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Curriculum

The foundation curriculum allows students to develop the foundation level competencies named above. This includes a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of required study. The foundation practicum (6 semester hours) requires a minimum of 400 contact hours in the field.

Concentration Curriculum (30 Semester Hours)

The concentration curriculum allows students to develop competencies associated with either Direct Practice (DP) or Organizational Leadership and Management (ORGM). This includes a minimum of thirty (30) credits of required study. The Concentration Practicum is 9 semester hours requiring a minimum of 500 clock hours in the field.

MSW Requirements

Two Year 60 Semester Hour Foundation Program
Foundation Courses 30 sh
Core Concentration Courses 24 sh
Electives 6 sh
Total 60 sh

Advanced Standing 30 Semester Hour Program
Core Concentration Courses 24 sh
Electives 6 sh
Total 30 sh

Two Year Program Foundation Courses (30 semester hours):

The following are required foundation courses for all students who do not hold a BSW degree from an accredited institution.

All courses are 3 semester hours except for Practicum courses.

SWK 6601 

(3)

Social Welfare Policy and the Social Work Profession 

SWK 6604

(3)

Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 

SWK 6605

(3)

Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 

SWK 6606

(3)

Direct Practice Methods with Individuals and Families

SWK 6608 

(3)

Theory and Practice with Groups 

SWK 6612 

(3)

Foundation Pre-Practicum and Seminar 

SWK 6614

(3)

Cultural Diversity 

SWK 6691

(3)

Foundation Research Methods* 

SWK 6696 

(2)

Foundation Practicum and Seminar I* (134 Contact Hours) 

SWK 6697 

(2)

Foundation Practicum and Seminar II* (134 Contact Hours) 

SWK 6698 

(3)

Foundation Practicum and Seminar III* (134 Contact Hours) 

*A grade of “B” or better is required.

Total Foundation Curriculum: 30 semester hours

Upon successful completion of foundation courses and selection of a concentration, students may enroll in the appropriate concentration courses.

Concentration Curriculum (30 Semester Hours)

The concentration curriculum allows students to develop competencies associated with either Direct Practice (DP) or Organizational Leadership and Management (ORGM). This includes a minimum of thirty (30) credits of required study. The Concentration Practicum is 9 semester hours requiring a minimum of 500 clock hours in the field.

Direct Practice Concentration Core Requirements (24 sh)

A student choosing the Clinical Practice concentration is required to enroll in: 

SWK 7701

(3)

Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families 

SWK 7703

(3)

Direct Practice Evaluation* 

SWK 7705

(3)

Assessment and Psychopathology 

SWK 7707

(3)

Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups 

SWK 7769

(3)

Advanced Direct Practice Senior Seminar 

SWK 7796 

(3)

Concentration Practicum I* (170 hours) 

SWK 7797 

(3)

Concentration Practicum II* (170 hours) 

SWK 7798

(3)

Concentration Practicum III* (170 hours) 

*A grade of “B” or better is required.

Organizational Leadership and Management Core Requirements (24 sh)

A student choosing the Organizational Leadership and Management concentration is required to enroll in:

SWK 7730 

(3)

Organizational Leadership and Management Practice Evaluation* 

SWK 7732

(3)

Program Design and Development 

SWK 7734

(3)

Advanced Policy Analysis  

SWK 7736 

(3)

Organizational Leadership and Management 

SWK 7738

(3)

Organizational Leadership and Management Senior Seminar 

SWK 7796

(3)

Concentration Practicum I* (170 hours) 

SWK 7797

(3)

Concentration Practicum II* (170 hours) 

SWK 7798 

(3)

Concentration Practicum III* (170 hours) 

*A grade of “B” or better is required.

Program Electives (6 sh)

SWK 6620 

(3)

Social Work with Women 

SWK 6622

(3)

Crisis Intervention 

SWK 7720

(3)

Special Topics (Social Work with Abusing and Neglecting Families) 

SWK 7722

(3)

Social Work in Health Care Settings  

SWK 7724 

(3)

Topics in Grant Writing and Program Development 

SWK 7726

(3)

Social Work with Military Families 

 

Master of Science in Athletic Training

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING DEGREE PLAN

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credits and other critical policies and procedures.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) professional level program is designed to prepare graduates to advance the quality of healthcare provided to its patients through interdisciplinary patient-centered education. The MSAT Program is committed to providing students with enriching evidence-based didactic, clinical, and research experiences that foster supervisory, leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills to become effective team members, life-long learners, and advocates for patients, the public, and the healthcare profession. The goals and objectives of the program are guided by, but are not limited to, the criteria and guidelines set forth in the Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Students are provided with a range of education experiences within the classroom, laboratory, and clinical environments to accomplish these objectives. Students are evaluated on their progress in meeting the above objectives through the program. Opportunities and evaluations are provided for actual participation in various athletic training settings such as secondary school, collegiate, professional sports, industrial, performing arts, and many others.

Expected Program Goals:
The MSAT Program aims to provide an evidence-based, comprehensive curriculum, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration that prepares the athletic training student to

  1. Prepare students to practice athletic training through the preparation and passing of the Board of Certification examination.

  2. Produce graduates that will be able to use patient values and circumstances, research findings, outcomes, and clinical expertise to guide clinical decision-making.
  3. Produce graduates that will recognize the role of the athletic trainer as a healthcare provider within a larger context of a context of a changing healthcare system.

Expected Student Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the MSAT Program, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge to recognize, assess and treat the acute injuries and illnesses of physically active individuals and to provide appropriate medical referral.
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge to design, implement, document, and evaluate the use of various therapeutic treatment and rehabilitative methods in the treatment of injuries and illnesses in the physically active population.
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge to recognize, treat, and refer when appropriate the general medical conditions and disabilities of the physically active population.
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge to understand professional responsibilities, avenues of professional development and to promote athletic training as a profession.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to gather, produce, and present peer-reviewed research as it relates to the practice of evidence-based athletic training.
  6. Students must complete requirements for eligibility for the Board of Certification Examination as set forth and endorsed by the NATA, BOC, and the CAATE.

Pre-requisite Requirement

Candidates for admission are recommended to hold a baccalaureate degree in exercise science or related field. Additionally, completion of prerequisite coursework outlined below with a minimum of “C” is required. Candidates with all prerequisites completed at the time of application may be given preference over those still completing courses. Courses older than eight years will not be accepted. Applicants can only be enrolled in a maximum of two prerequisite courses at the time of application.

Online courses are not accepted for anatomy, physiology, chemistry or physics. Hybrid course will be accepted if the lab component is delivered in a face-to-face format. If any of the above courses are shown to be online, verification of a face-to-face lab will have to be provided and approved by program administration.

  • Physics I – A minimum of 4 credits (including lab*) for science majors
  • Statistics – A minimum of 3 credit hours
  • Chemistry I & II – A minimum of 4 credits (including a lab*) for each course (8 credits total) for science majors
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology – A minimum of 8 credits (including two labs*) for science majors - Anatomy and physiology courses for non-science majors and non-human anatomy and physiology course are not acceptable.
    • Option 1: One semester of Human Anatomy with lab and one semester of Human Physiology with lab
    • Option 2: Two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology combined courses with a lab each (A&P I and A&P II)
  • General Psychology# – A minimum of 3 credit hours – Any course taken within a psychology department/unit will be acceptable
  • Exercise Physiology – A minimum of 3 credit hours
  • Pathophysiology #- A minimum of 3 credit hours
  • Human Nutrition# - A minimum of 3 credit hours
  • Kinesiology# - A minimum of 3 credit hours
  • Sports Medicine#* course or equivalent* – A minimum of 1 credit hours (recommended)

#Students can find this course online at Troy University

*submission of transcripts from required courses and/or degree conferring institution may be required to verify acceptance by the program administration; KHP 1100 Introduction to Sports Medicine will be offered online every regular term, as well as Term 5 during the summer

Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Athletic Training

Note: Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed. An on-campus interview, by invitation only, may be required after the initial application review process is complete. Admission to the MSAT program is competitive. Meeting minimal admission requirements does not guarantee an applicant an interview or admission to the program. Admissions decisions will be made once per academic year. Incoming students must begin the program Fall semester.

Applicants must apply to both the Troy University Graduate Admissions and the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. To apply to the MSAT program, students must submit all required application material outlined below to troyatp@troy.edu. For information on general TROY graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Application Deadlines:

All applications must submit all required application material outlined below to troyatp@troy.edu no later than March 31st for Fall semester start. We require all candidates to complete a program interview mid-to-late April. Those students that will be not be able to complete an on-campus interview will be offered an interview via video conferencing. Students will be notified of their status with the MSAT program and be allowed to hold a seat by the beginning of May.

Unconditional Admission

  1. Applicants must have baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution. Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission. Applicants who have attended a college/university outside of the United State must also provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation.
  2. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of minimum 3.0 on a four-point scale;
  3. Recommended score of 290 or higher on the Graduate Record Examination (850 on the old exam) (verbal and quantitative). Each student packet will be evaluated as a whole regardless of standardized exam results.
  4. Completed application including all documentation & essay;
  5. One official transcript from each college/university attended received;
  6. Three (3) completed forms of recommendation received;
  7. Submitted proof of Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider CPR certification;
  8. Submitted documentation of completion of a minimum of 100 observation hours with an Athletic Trainer (BOC certified) in a high school, collegiate, clinical, and/or professional sports setting received;
  9. Program interview.

International applications, American citizens or permanent residents who learned English as a second language must score at least a 575 (paper) or a 90 (internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFL) or a score of a 6.5 on IELTS.

Conditional Admission

Conditional Admission does not apply to this program.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of six semester hours taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education with a “B” grade or better may be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable to Troy University courses and must be reviewed by the graduate athletic training faculty adviser who will make a recommendation to the Department Chair then the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services and the Graduate Dean. For students completing the Master of Science in Athletic Training, all transfer credits used to satisfy degree requirements may not exceed five years at the time of the course completion.

Degree Requirements

A student completing the coursework with a 3.0 or better GPA, fulfilling candidacy requirements, and successfully completing the required capstone requirement will be awarded the degree.

  • Note 1: Requirements for the MSAT degree must be satisfied within two years of the initial enrollment for that degree.
  • Note 2: Grades below “C” are not acceptable for meeting requirements for a subsequent course.
  • Note 3: Students must earn a “B” or better for their required Capstone project within AT 6666 Clinical Experience VI.
  • Note 4: Students must pass a comprehensive exam with a grade of 80% or better for continued progress in the program. This exam will be given to every student at the end of the third semester (mid-point of the program). Students must take the exam at that time and will be allowed a maximum of three (3) attempts. Failure to pass the examination in 3 attempts will result in a review by the AT Program Administration and may result in dismissal from the program. Students may not enroll in fourth-semester coursework until they have successfully completed the comprehensive exam.

Additional Program Costs

Current expenses for tuition fees and other university fees are listed on the Troy University website. Students are also expected to pay for the following: appropriate clinical attire, transportation costs, annual background checks, annual drug tests, and semester TB skin tests.

Independent Learning

All students in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program are required to engage in independent learning, a process in which individuals take the initiative, with or without the help of others, to attain knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors. Activities such as case studies, critical analysis of literature, research/capstone projects, and clinical practica provide important independent learning experiences that give students ample opportunity to demonstrate and develop independent learning skills.

Curriculum

The MSAT degree program is a two-year full-time professional master’s program requiring 57 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. The courses are taken in a prescribed sequence over 6 semesters, including 8 credit hours of clinical practice. Clinical practice occurs under the direct supervision of a certified and licensed athletic trainer.

Required Courses - 57 Credit Hours

Fall 1/Semester 1 - 10 credit hours

AT 6602

(2)

Foundations of Athletic Training

AT L620

(1)

Foundations of Athletic Training Lab

KHP 6635

(3)

Kinesiology

AT 6640

(3)

Therapeutic Interventions

AT 6645

(1)

Professional Practice in Athletic Training

Spring 1/Semester 2 - 12 Credit Hours

KHP 6623

(3)

Biomechanics of Sport Techniques

KHP 6670

(3)

Exercise Physiology

AT 6631

(4)

Examination & Therapeutic Management I

AT 6661

(2)

Clinical Experience I

Summer 1/Semester 3 - 8 Credit Hours

AT 6610

(2)

Health Care Management & Quality Improvement

AT 6632

(4)

Examination & Therapeutic Management II

AT 6662

(2)

Clinical Experience II

Fall 2/Semester 4 - 9 Credit Hours

AT 6655

(3)

Research & Analysis in Sports Medicine

AT 6633

(3)

Examination & Therapeutic Management III

AT 6663

(3)

Clinical Experience III

Spring 2/Semester 5 - 9 Credit Hours

AT 6664

(9)

Clinical Experience IV

Summer 2/Semester 6 - 9 Credit Hours

KHP 6672

(3)

Sport Psychology

AT 6650

(2)

Pharmacological Considerations in Athletic Training

AT 6660

(3)

General Medical Concerns & Special Populations

AT 6665

(3)

Clinical Experience V