Program Learning Outcomes
The objective of the DScMvt program is to ensure that graduates will be able to:
- Provide a broad scientifically based knowledge in the field of movement science/human performance
- Give students the necessary skills to analyze human movement with the use of instrumentation lab techniques
- Enhance the understanding and analysis of human movement from a functional limitation and disability perspective
- Enhance the ability to critically think within the field of movement science by incorporating evidence-based practice in its interventions, analysis, and the synthesis of collected data to decrease functional limitations
- The ability to conduct culturally competent scholarly activities within the field of movement science
- The ability to communicate research findings and their implications on the field of movement science
- The ability to integrate the components of scholarship: research, teaching, mentoring, and service within the field of movement science
- The ability to provide patient/client centered care to decrease functional limitations
Program Educational Objectives
The educational objective of the program is to produce researchers, leaders, culturally competent, life-long learners and forward, critical thinkers, that will have the ability to perform the following within 3-5 years post-graduation:
- Demonstrated leadership qualities within their profession
- Demonstrated interdisciplinary communication and collaboration
- Engaged in community health services that addresses societal needs
- Participated in learning opportunities to maintain and enhance professional excellence
- Demonstrated collaborative research activities
Specific Admissions Requirements
- At least a Masters degree from a nationally or regionally accredited university in the USA (foreign trained individuals must have degree evaluated by an approved agency)
- Bachelors or Masters degree must be in a health related field (strong background in Motor control, biomechanics, exercise science, physical therapy, biomedical engineering) or in the field of movement science.
- Foreign Educated Applicants must provide the additional documents:
- TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) scores of 550 or better OR take the English proficiency test provided by UMSAz (contact university for more information).
- Credentials evaluated by approved transcript evaluator (i.e. World Education Services(WES))
- If currently living in the United States provide proof of legal status.