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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

Office of Student Affairs
2025 E. Newport
NWQ Building B 6th floor
(414) 229-2758

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (subject to change as of the publication date of this catalog.) Athletic Training, BioMedical Sciences (BMS-BioMedical Science, BMS-Cytotechnology, BMS-Diagnostic Medical Sonography, BMS-Medical Technology, BMS-Public Health Microbiology, BMS-Radiologic Technology); Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD-Health Care Track, CSD-School Track); Health Care Administration (HCA); Kinesiology, Nutritional Sciences, Occupational Studies

Master of Science BioMedical Sciences, Kinesiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Health Care Informatics

Doctor of Philosophy Health Sciences

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Faculty and Scholars

UWM's College of Health Sciences' faculty is comprised of an esteemed group of scholars. They are active researchers who have been successful in competing for state and federal grants in excess of $13 million over the past five years. In 2010-11 alone, more than 20 CHS faculty and staff were recognized with awards for notable research, lifetime achievement, exemplary service and outstanding teaching.

Facilities: Laboratories, Centers and Clinics

CLINICS (open to the public): Speech and Language Clinic, Hearing Evaluation Center

LABORATORIES (Research and Teaching)
Communication Sciences and Disorders: Speech and Hearing Science, Stuttering and Fluency, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Speech Physiology, Dysphagia, Child Language. BioMedical Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Sciences Laboratory – Immunology, Environmental Microbiology, Toxicology, Pharmacology/Toxicology, Multiple Sclerosis, Medical Microbiology; Informatics Computer Laboratories. Kinesiology: Bioimaging and Advanced Biomechanics, Biomechanics, Physical Activity and Health Research, Human Performance, Infant Neuromotor, Motor Control, Psychosocial, Visumotor. Occupational Therapy: Assistive Technology and Universal Access (ATUA), Ergonomics in Occupations, Behavioral Health and Human Occupation

CENTERS (Research and Training)
Campus Ergonomics Services, Center for Forensic Science, Center for Urban Population Health, Rehabilitation Research Design and Disability (R2D2) Center, Center for Biomedical Data and Language Processing

Certificate Programs


Forensic Sciences (Death Investigation, Forensic Sciences, and Forensic Toxicology), Health Care Informatics, Nutrition, Older Adult Fitness, Strength & Conditioning, Study of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Molecular Diagnostics, and Therapeutic Recreation

The College of Health Sciences is the largest school of its kind in the state of Wisconsin. It prepares students for careers in health care administration and informatics, diagnostic medicine, health and fitness and the rehabilitation therapies. Our metropolitan location gives us ties to more than 100 local health care and recreation agencies, providing jobs, a setting for practical experience to augment classroom instruction, and community service opportunities.


Freshmen are admitted to the preprofessional component in the College of Health Sciences with one of the following plans: pre health sciences, pre-athletic training, pre-biomedical sciences, pre-communication sciences and disorders, pre-health care administration, pre-kinesiology, pre-nutritional sciences and pre-occupational studies.

Admission policies of the College comply with the general regulations of UWM as presented earlier in this catalog. Upon admission to the College, the policies and procedures of the College of Health Sciences apply, even though the student may be enrolled in courses in another UWM school or college.

Enrollment in the preparatory program does not guarantee admission to the professional component or major, although nearly all eligible students over the past three years have been admitted. Admission criteria and timelines vary by major, and students are urged to consult regularly with their advisor for specific program application procedures.

Criteria for Selecting Candidates. Selection for progression into the professional component or major will be based on requirements met and other individual program factors. Each program in the College reserves the right to select its own candidates. More information and student applications are available from the Student Affairs Office.

Certificate Completion. Students wishing to complete any of the College of Health Sciences’ Baccalaureate Certificate Programs must meet with an academic advisor in the Student Services Office to declare their intention to complete the Certificate. TR Certificate students must submit a completed electronic Declaration of Intent form to Patricia Thomas at pthomas@uwm.edu. or to the Student Affairs Office. Certificate enrollment is open to all UWM students.

Academic Regulations

For information regarding action on unsatisfactory grades or about honors for scholarship, see Academic Information and Honors for Scholarship.

Students in all College of Health Sciences majors whose cumulative or semester GPA in professional studies falls below 2.5 (except occupational studies and all kinesiology majors, who must have a semester GPA of 2.75) are required to consult with their program head and obtain the Dean’s permission to continue in the program.

Academic Advising

Academic advising and counseling for all pre-professional students is available in the Office of Student Affairs. Students who have been admitted to their major/professional program may be assigned a faculty advisor. Professional and faculty advisors are prepared to guide academic planning, provide career and job market information, and to assist students in making appropriate career choices within the health professions. Students are strongly encouraged to schedule one advising session per semester (preferably before the registration process).

Students who believe they have a disability that might affect their academic or job performance are encouraged to meet with an advisor early in their academic planning to discuss appropriate accommodations. Graduation clearance service is available for all students planning to register for the last two semesters. Call (414) 229-2758 for an appointment.

Detailed descriptions of the College of Health Sciences programs are available in the Office of Student Affairs or on our website: www.chs.uwm.edu.

Transfer Students. The College of Health Sciences welcomes students from other academic areas on the UWM campus, and students transferring to UWM from other institutions. Students planning to transfer into any of the College’s majors should meet with an advisor in the Office of Student Affairs to plan their curriculum as early as possible. Most students find that a number of their courses transfer in meeting specific program and General Education Requirements (GER) needed for graduation. Students may meet with their advisor in person or by phone; quick questions to advisors may be handled by e-mail as well. Please call (414) 229-2758 for an appointment or information.

Degree Requirements

1. Satisfactory completion of 128 credits (120 credits for Kinesiology, 123 for Nutritional Sciences, and 130 credits for BioMedical Sciences-Biomedical Science, BioMedical Sciences-Cytotechnology, BioMedical Sciences-Diagnostic Medical Sonography, BioMedical Sciences-Medical Technology, BioMedical Sciences-Radiologic Technology), and all course and program requirements of student’s curriculum.

2. Satisfaction of all University-wide General Education Requirements (GER), including meeting English proficiency and mathematics requirement and completion of course distribution requirements. Second degree candidates are exempt from these requirements.

3. A cumulative 2.5 GPA in all credits earned at UWM.

4. Completion of the last 30 credits in residence at UWM. Second degree candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credits in residence beyond those required for previous degree.

5. A student who does not maintain continuous registration during the academic year and is readmitted to the College must meet the program and graduation requirements in effect at the time of reentry.

6. Any deviations from the curriculum must be approved in writing by the student’s program director or chairperson, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. It is required that a student consult his/her advisor before requesting any program changes or waivers.

Special Opportunities/Requirements

Correspondence Courses. Correspondence courses may be taken only through the University of Wisconsin-Extension, with the permission of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Students may not exceed 18 credits during one semester, including correspondence courses and work in residence, without permission. Only elective course requirements may be met through correspondence and Extension study.

Independent Study. Independent study is available in each department. Credits are awarded for academic activities pursued outside the formal classroom setting under the supervision of a faculty member. Activities may include reading, research, and special projects and must be approved, in advance, by the full-time faculty supervisor. Independent study is offered at the lower and upper levels. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at UWM to pursue independent study. Upper division independent study requires junior status. For more information, see the catalog course listings or contact the department chairperson.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Credit for specific college courses may be earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board. Students will be granted degree credit only for subject examinations, and if they score at the 50th percentile or higher on National Sophomore norm. Credit for subject examinations may only be used to satisfy elective credits within the College of Health Sciences degree programs. A list of acceptable examinations may be found in the introductory section of this catalog under Academic Opportunities.

Requirements for Employment, Licensing, or Professional Organizations. Students should be aware that some professions, occupations, and employers are subject to licensing and/or bonding requirements. When a course of study includes clinical or field training, practice teaching, or internships, students will be required to have a check of criminal conviction records prior to acceptance of a student by the placement site. Students are responsible for obtaining the information necessary for them to become knowledgeable about these requirements and plan their studies accordingly.

Health Insurance Documentation. Students may be required to carry health insurance during internship or field work experiences. As a condition of placement in an internship program, students may also be required to have updated vaccinations (e.g. MMR, Hbv). In addition, a physical examination and TB test may be required.


College of Health Sciences

100 New Student Seminar in Allied Health Professions. 1 cr. U. An overview of the Allied Health Professions, the College of Health Sciences, and academic requirements. Strategies for academic success. Prereq: none.

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Human Movement Sciences

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Occupational Studies

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Therapeutic Recreation

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Faculty and Staff


Chukuka S. Enwemeka, Prof., Ph.D., FACSM

Kate Brondino, M.Ed.
Senior Administrative Program Specialist

Susan Cashin
Assistant Dean, Office of Student Services

Cheri Dzieken Chapman
Communications Coordinator

Ron Cisler
Director, Center for Urban Population Health

Susan Gruzis
Senior Advisor

Mike Hauer
Assistant Dean Emeritus

Michelle Janowiak
Senior Student Services Coordinator

Debra Maglio
Senior Administrative Program Specialist,
Business Office

Karen Miyoshi, M.A.
Administrative Program Manager II

Marion McDowell
Administrative Program Manager III Emerita

Agnes Northrup
Academic Advisor

Paula Rhyner, Ph.D.
Associate Dean,
Graduate Studies and Research

Roger O. Smith, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA
, R2D2

Joel Spiess, M.S.
Academic Advisor

Susan Stalewski
Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs


Shahla Anders, Clinical Asst. Prof., M. Ed.
Carroll University

Anthony Azenabor, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Benin

Cynthia Brown, Clinical Assoc. Prof., M.A.
Central Michigan University

Lora deOliveira, Outreach Program Manager II, MBA, MPH
Marquette University, University of Minnesota

Bradley DePons, Laboratory Manager, M.L.S.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jennifer Doll, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
Washington University

Janis Eells, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Iowa

Wail Hassan, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Southern Mississippi

Randall Lambrecht, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Jeri-Annette Lyons, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin

Carol Mitchell, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Missouri at Kansas City

Dean Nardelli, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

John Ndon, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Meharry Medical College

Frederick W. Pairent, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D

Susan Stalewski, Clinical Assoc. Prof., M.T. ASCP, M.B.A.
Keller Graduate School of Management

Kit Werner, Clinical Assistant Professor Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Tricia Chirillo, Clinical Assoc. Prof., M.S.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lisa Cottingham, Clinical Assoc. Prof., M.S.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Marylou Gelfer, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Florida

John Heilmann, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dawn Hennes, Clinical Assoc. Prof., M.S.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Sabine Heuer, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
Ohio University

Shelley Lund, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University

Paula Rhyner, Prof., Ph.D.
Kent State University

Betty Ritchie, Assoc. Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.

Stacy Ryan, Assoc. Clinical Audiologist, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Carol Seery, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Washington

Sherri Sieff, Clinical Prof., Ph.D.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Kathleen Wangerin, Clinical Assoc. Prof., M.A.
Northern Michigan University

Patricia Willis, Clinical Asst. Prof., MST
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Susan Yorio, Clinical Asst. Prof., M.S.
University of Nebraska

Jae Yung Song, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
Brown University

Heather Zingler, Assoc. Clinical Audiologist, Au.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Ron Cisler, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Rene Gratz, Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.

Rohit Kate, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

John Lynch, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Mary K. Madsen, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Neil Oldridge, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Timothy Patrick, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Missouri-Columbia

Rashmi Prasad, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Hanh Trinh, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Medical College of Virginia

Min Wu, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of North Carolina

(Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation)

Kris Barnekow, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cynthia Clough, Clinical Asst. Prof., M.S.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Joyce Engel, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Kansas

Carol Haertlein Sells, Prof., Ph.D.
Marquette University

Mark Johnston, Prof., Ph.D.
Claremont Graduate University

Jay Kapellusch, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Phyllis King, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Theodore King, Prof Emeritus., Ph.D.

Nancy Nelson, Clinical Assoc. Prof., M.B.A.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Heidi Plach, Clinical Asst. Prof., M.S.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bhagwant Sindhu, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Florida

Brooke Slavens, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
Marquette University

Roger O. Smith, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Virginia Stoffel, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Patricia Thomas, Clinical Assoc. Prof., M.P.A
Long Island University

Ying-chih Wang, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Florida


Carlynn Alt, Clinical Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Marquette University

Monna Arvinen-Barrow, Assistant Professor Ph.D.,
University of Northampton, United Kingdom

Susan Cashin, Clinical Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University

Stephen Cobb, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
Georgia State University

Ann Dietrich, Clinical Asst. Prof., M.S.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Margaret Duncan, Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.
Purdue University

Jennifer Earl, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
The Pennsylvania State University

Kyle Ebersole, Associate Prof., Ph.D.
University of Nebraska

Chukuka S. Enwemeka, Prof., Ph.D., FACSM
New York University

Christy Greenleaf, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of North Carolina-Greensboro

William Gregory, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Barbara Hart, Assoc. Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.

Cynthia Hasbrook, Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.

Wendy Huddleston, Asst. Prof., Ph.D., P.T., O.C.S.
Medical College of Wisconsin

Mukta Joshi, Asst. Researcher, M.S.
Marquette University

Kevin Keenan, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Colorado

Lori Klos, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
Cornell University

Sue Kundrat, Clinical Asst. Prof., M.S.
Iowa State University

Barbara Meyer, Prof., Ph.D.
Michigan State University

Nora Miller, Assoc. Researcher, M.S.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Victoria Moerchen, Asst. Prof., Ph.D., P.T.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

John Ochsenwald, Clinical Asst. Prof., M.S.
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Kristian O'Connor, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts

Tracy Oles-Fairchild, Clinical Asst. Prof., M.A.
University of Illinois

Renee Reckelberg, Athletic Trainer I.
Eastern Michigan University

Erika Sander, Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.

Richard Schild, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Ann Snyder, Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.
Purdue University

Scott Strath, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Tennessee

Ann Swartz, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Tennessee

Carrie Truebenbach, M.S.,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jinsung Wang, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
Arizona State University

Ryan Wilkinson, Clinical Asst. Prof., M.S.
Indiana University

Rebecca Worman, Clinical Instr., B.S.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Kathryn Zalewski, Asst. Prof., Ph.D., P.T.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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