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College of Nursing

NURS 4431

Nursing of Children and Adolescents

Nursing care for infants, children, adolescents, and their families. Theory and clinical application in diverse settings.

NURS 4351

Leadership and Management in Nursing

Service-Learning Project:                    

Graduating senior nursing students and future healthcare providers in a Leadership-Management course will develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of vulnerabilities and challenges marginalized people in the population face when they seek healthcare. Students will become mindful and meet the individuals’ diverse healthcare needs by using a format of inquiry-what, so what, now what? Students will interact with, and interview individuals to understand the individual’s story and intervene intentionally with compassion, mindfulness, caring and civic minded service to improve the individual’s situation. Such civic minded investment will create an impact in the lives of others who seek healthcare. There will be 2.5 hours of the course dedicated to service learning which entails giving the described service and reflecting on service provided. Reflection will be formative [during the interaction] and summative [at the end of the course]. Students will share their impressions, behavior change with colleagues in the course. Additionally, there will be evaluation of the project with questionnaires with pre and post data acquisition. As this course evolves, students will be required to create a deliverable for the institution of clinical practice. Additionally, future findings may impact curricular modifications that integrate experiential learning and relevant academic goals, yet highlight reflection.


Community Health Nursing

This course integrates knowledge from nursing theory and public health science in assessing health care needs of aggregates, communities, and society.

Service-Learning Project: Community Intervention-Specific project title is clinical site specific

Each student will develop a community health related intervention based on a community assessment, diagnosis, and agency approval that will benefit the agency and community using service learning.

NURS 5302

Curriculum Development and Evaluation

Explore the nature of nursing education. Focus on the curriculum process and its application to nursing education programs. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

KINE 3388

Theory and Application of Motor Development

The course focuses on the study of motor skill development in childhood and adolescence. More specifically, the class concentrates on the basis of motor development theory and aspects that affect motor competence, underlie control of movement, and influence change in the acquisition of motor skills in childhood and adolescence. In addition, a practical application of the theoretical framework for MD is explored with fieldwork in a local school.

Service Learning Project

Students work in pairs to administer assessments of motor skills and work in larger groups (5-8) to create interventional plans that address the weaknesses the children show based on assessment results. The result is that UTA students really learn about motor assessment and intervention, and the children at school get a lot of specialized treatment for their motor skills. They also love when they are “visited” by their UTA buddies, and every student at Webb knows that second grade is the grade they will work with UTA students. The kids keep a report card with the progression of what they learn in the classes ministered by students. We share the data and help the PE teacher continue with a plan to address motor skill weaknesses in children after the project is over.

Course Instructor

Priscila Caçola, Ph.D.

Priscila Caçola, Ph.D.
Dr. Priscila Caçola is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the Director of the Developmental Motor Cognition Lab at the University of […]

KINE 4320

Teaching Secondary Physical Education

Designed to synthesize the sciences of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and exercise physiology, and to integrate the resulting principles with theories of motor learning and motor control as applied to exercise and sport performance. The course specifically aims to help candidates refine their understandings of curriculum theory as it applies to exercise concepts, wellness, outdoor education, and sport pedagogy. It focuses on program planning, instructional impact, organizational strategies, and leadership in secondary physical education settings.

Course Instructor

Dr. Larry P. Nelson

Dr. Larry P. Nelson
Dr. Nelson received a Ph. D. at the University of Northern Colorado in Sport Pedagogy and an MS in Pedagogy and BS in Exercise Science […]