Internships & Capstone Courses

Students in each undergraduate degree program offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are required to complete internships and/or capstone courses. These experiences give students real-world training and prepare them for the workforce upon graduation.

Health and Human Sciences Capstone Courses

Communication Sciences and Disorders

CSD 416: Management of Child Language Disorders

This course provides an overview of children's language disorders. Linguistic and extra linguistic characteristics associated with various disorders are discussed, and the bases for differential diagnosis are provided. General and specific strategies for intervention are introduced.

Social Work

SW 497: Integrative Field Seminar

This course serves as an integrative seminar in conjunction with the field practicum experience. This is a capstone course; therefore, the material covered addresses all social work foundation areas from the perspective of a generalist social work practitioner. Emphasis on values and ethics, diversity and research are all addressed all throughout the course. Students are guided through course work and assignments to implement the generalist model with their various client systems in a rural practicum settings.

Family and Consumer Sciences

FCS 485: Current Trends and Issues in Family & Consumer Sciences

This course is a study of selected trends and issues in Family Consumer Sciences with emphasis on trend tracking and forecasting.

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Kinesiology and Health Studies Capstone Courses

Sport Management

KIN 490: Internship in Sport Management
During the last semester of the senior year, a final field experience is required for all sport management students. Students will gain experience in methodologies, administration techniques and programs specific to the internship site.

Health Sciences

HS 410: Internship in Health Sciences
This course requires a senior-level internship during which students engage in practical experience in the field.

Athletic Training

ATLB 417: Clinical Integration and Field Experiences in Athletic Training
Students continue developing their clinical reasoning abilities and athletics training clinical proficiencies in a simulated lab environment and under the supervision of a qualified approved clinical instructor. Particular emphasis will be placed on exposure to upper and lower extremity sports.

Health and Physical Education

EDUC 486: Student Teaching in the Secondary Schools
All-day, all-semester student teaching experiences, including observation, participation and a minimum of 180 actual clock hours of teaching (with a substantial portion of the 180 hours in full day teaching) under the supervision of the assigned cooperating school teacher.

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Nursing Capstone Courses


NLAB 488: Promoting a Healthy Community Lab
This course focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating health promotion and disease prevention interventions for a target population within a community. Students collaborate with peers and members of the community to implement all phases of the nursing process within the community context informed by assessment data, socio-cultural characteristics, and environmental and political influences. Students function as managers and providers of nursing services to a target population within a community, documenting all phases of care and disseminating outcomes of planned target population interventions.