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Independence University online course catalog 2010-2011. Download Independence University course catalog to explore career focused programs in business and healthcare and learn about course requirements and in-depth course descriptions.

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Independence University Online Course Catalog 2010-2011 Independence University Online Course Catalog 2010-2011 Document Transcript

  • ONLINERIGHT COLLEGE RIGHT DEGREE RIGHT CAREER RIGHT TIME RIGHT NOW
  • Table of Contents Page PageCatalog Rights Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Academic Probation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18History and Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Financial Aid Probation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Satisfactory Progress Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18Online Distance Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Standards of Progress for Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19MBA in a Traditional Classroom Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Majors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Extenuating Circumstances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Course Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Reestablishing Eligibility for Federal Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Why you should enroll at Independence University: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Incompletes/Make-Up Work Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19College of Health Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Occupational Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Healthcare Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Prerequisite Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Nursing Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Course Repetitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Health Services—Health Promotion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Graduation Requirements and Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Public Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Degrees Granted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Graduation Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Master of Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Scheduling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Bachelor of Science Completion Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Credit Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20Health Services Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Credit by Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20Respiratory Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20Allied Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Financial Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Respiratory Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Tuition and Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Basic Sciences for Respiratory Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Tuition Payment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21College of Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Funding Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Business Administration (MBA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Cancellation or Withdrawal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Canceling Enrollment Prior to Starting Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Bachelor of Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Cancellation After Classes Have Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Associate of Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22Certificate in Property Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Return of Title IV Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22College of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Earning and Returning Title IV Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23Early Childhood Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Sample Refund Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23Campus Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Refund Calculation Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23Facilities and Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23Campus Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Sexual Harassment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Admissions Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Advising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Master’s Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Career Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24International Applicants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Admissions Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Student Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Copyrighted Materials Policy and Sanctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Student Guidelines and Procedures for Online Communication . . . . . . . . .16 Student Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Student Complaint/Grievance Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25Academic Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26Class Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Governmental Agencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26Class Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Program Modernization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26Course Delivery Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Disaster Affecting the University’s Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16Resources for Student Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Disability Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26Equipment for Student Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Title IX and VI of the Civil Rights Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27Grading System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Vocational Rehabilitation Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27Grade Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Course Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28Course Withdrawal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Administration/Faculty/Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40Program Withdrawal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43Dismissal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43Readmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18Maximum Time Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Volume 3, published April 2011; good through and including June 2011Satisfactory Academic Progress Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
  • Introduction A Message from the Chairman Education to advance your career can mean a better life for you—one filled with more opportunities, potentially higher pay, greater understanding of the world around you, and all the benefits success can bring . Independence University offers today’s way to learn—online, on your schedule, at home, at work, while traveling, wherever you wish—24/7 . Courses at Independence University are designed specifically for adults; they are the flexible and convenient way to learn . There are limited programs available on campus; most programs are online with no registration lines to stand in…just education anywhere, anytime . Carl B . Barney Chairman Your complete, distance education delivers: • Textbooks and study materials that are developed by experts and made available online. • Services and assistance online or by phone. • Help when you need it. Our experienced staff members guide and help you through your program. • A convenient and practical solution for your educational needs, without sacrificing your current job or family or social commitments . Earn the credentials you need for promotion, for licensure, to start a new career—or just study for your own personal satisfaction . For more than 30 years, Independence University (IU) has helped working adults like you to get the educational credentials they need to advance their careers . Our experienced, student-oriented staff is prepared to assist you throughout your distance education experience . “Distance Education is no longer the future of higher learning, it is today’s reality. Students can now earn a complete education from an accredited institution at a time and place that enables them to maintain their responsibilities as parents, workers, and community members.” — Barbara Thomas, Chief Operations Officer 4 Independence University
  • Mission and Objectives HistoryIndependence University ® Founded in 1978 as California College for Health Sciences and now knownEducating Professionals Since 1978 as Independence University, our institution has dedicated itself for more than 30 years to providing distance education to working adults . Specializing fromA branch campus of Stevens-Henager College, Ogden/West Haven, UT, the start in allied health programs, IU early on made its mark in areas such asmain campus . respiratory care education, becoming the first institution to offer accredited respiratory care programs at a distance . Throughout its history, IU has alsoCatalog Rights Policy reached beyond the barriers of traditional on-campus education to offer programs not only to working adults across the United States but also to thoseThe University must retain the flexibility to improve its curriculum; therefore, serving in the military and to international students living in the U .S .course offerings may be changed during a student’s education . If a course In 2005, CCHS became Independence University, a name that more accuratelyrequired under a previous catalog is no longer offered, a student eligible to reflects the institution’s broader range of programs and its philosophy thatgraduate according to that catalog should consult his or her academic advisor education should lead to greater independence . Today, IU is comprised ofor dean to identify another course that may be used to fulfill the requirement . three colleges: the College of Health Sciences, the College of Business, and theCourse substitutions in the degree program are permitted only with the approval College of Education .of the dean through the department head or program director . Furthermore,the University reserves the right to make any changes in requirements it may In 2010, Independence University merged with its affiliated institution,consider necessary and desirable by due notice in the catalog . Substitutions for Stevens-Henager College, becoming a branch of Stevens-Henager’s maindiscontinued courses may be authorized or required by campus administration . campus in Ogden/West Haven, Utah . The main campus is located at 1890 South 1350 West, West Haven, UT 84401 .The University reserves the right to vary the order in which courses are offeredwithin each program, and to adjust the time scheduled for a curriculum . Suchchanges will not increase the total tuition beyond the amount stated in theEnrollment Agreement . AccreditationStudents may graduate under the catalog in effect at the time of their initial Independence University® (IU) is accredited by the Accrediting Commissionenrollment or any succeeding catalog provided the catalog is not more than of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302,seven years old upon the completion of requirements for graduation . Students Arlington, VA 22201 . ACCSC is listed as a nationally recognized accreditingwho have been gone from the University for seven years or more must enter the agency by the United States Department of Education under the provisions ofUniversity under the catalog in effect at the time of re-entry . Public Law 82-550 and subsequent legislation that requires the evaluation of such agencies and issuance of an official list by the Department . IU is exemptA student’s transcript will reflect the course name, number, and credits that are from registration with the Utah State Board of Regents, as allowed in Sectionin effect at the time the course is being taken by the student . 53B-5-105-5 .2e of the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act, revisedInformation contained in this catalog is subject to change at the discretion of January 24, 2002 .the University without prior notification . The Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by theIn the event of any inconsistency between the information contained in this Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) .catalog and any other material, the information contained in the catalog Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care: 1248 Harwood Road,(including any addenda) shall take precedence . The University is not responsible Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, (817) 2832835 .for information or oral claims made by individuals that are contrary to theUniversity’s published materials . Developed by ExpertsHistory and Mission IU’s programs are specifically developed for independent distance study byMission and Objectives educational experts, instructional designers, and technology professionals . IU has created a proven distance curriculum . What makes IU’s curriculum stand out isWe are dedicated to helping our students graduate and get a much better that our course experts have designed real-world materials that help you developjob sooner . knowledge and skills that you can apply immediately at work and in your life .We focus on educating people for careers . Our goal is for our students toachieve success in career-oriented programs that will culminate in satisfactoryemployment in entry-level positions in their field of work or advancement intheir current employment . Online Distance EducationTo fulfill this goal, the University: You Can Earn an Education without Having to Sit in 1 . Provides training that enables students to achieve skills and competency a Single Classroom in their chosen vocation or profession . Advances in technology have made getting started toward earning your degree 2 . Assists students in becoming competent members of their communities so easier than ever before . Through the power of the Internet, you, a busy adult, that each can appreciate and successfully cope with the human relations can get the education you need to get ahead and potentially increase your problems encountered in the workplace . earning power . You do not have to sit through lectures in classes . You do not have to commute, park, arrange dependent care, and attend scheduled classes . 3 . Provides degree programs that bring students a fuller realization of the You set the time, choose the place, and set your own study schedule . You are in world in which they live and work, so that they are capable of achieving a charge of your own education . satisfactory and rewarding career and lifestyle . How Does Online Distance Education Work? • Communication online with instructional support may be synchronous To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 5
  • Distance Education and/or asynchronous . • Complete and submit assignments online. Majors • Take exams online and receive instant scoring and feedback. Independence University offers a choice of programs and majors, each designed • Access student services and receive student advising online. to prepare students for a particular career in the fields of healthcare and business . Relatively short and yet comprehensive, these programs are carefullyIs Distance Education Right for You? planned to provide the best education possible .Online education courses demand the same dedicated student effort as Master’s degrees in the following majors:traditional classroom-based courses . The material is university-level and you Business Administration (MBA)will need self-motivation and self-discipline to succeed . Healthcare Administration Health Services – Health PromotionThe most practical way to learn . Nursing AdministrationOur distance education programs are the most credible, effective alternative Nursing with a concentration in Community Health, Gerontology,to a traditional classroom education . Developed by experts, Independence and Wellness*University’s courses are specifically designed and developed for independent Public Healthstudy by practitioners and professionals who have experience in their field . Bachelor’s degrees in the following majors: BusinessMBA in a Traditional Classroom Setting Health Services ManagementIf you prefer to take your MBA in a traditional setting, the University offers Nursingthis program in the evening at our location at 5295 South Commerce Drive, Respiratory CareSte . G50, Salt Lake City, UT . Your classes will be held in our ExecutiveTraining Room and will utilize a hybrid form of instruction that will include Associate’s degrees in the following majors:both face-to-face and online facilitation . Facilities that are available to you are Allied Healththe student lounge, an open area for library research and computer work, a Businesscomputer lab, and reference materials and periodicals relating to your field . Business (with Property Management)Personnel available to assist you are the Executive Director, the Director of Early Childhood Education*Education, the Director of Student Services, the Registrar, the Librarian, Respiratory TherapyAdmissions Consultants, Financial Planners, and Academic Advisors as well asthe faculty for your program . Certificate: Property ManagementHow We Make Distance Education Work for You *The program is not available to new applicants . 1 . Faculty and staff available . Rather than limited “office hours” and rigid class schedules, staff and faculty are at your service five days a week . Technical staff can help you with browsers, software applications, and other Definition of Credit difficulties; student advisors can assist you with anything and everything Academic credit is measured in quarter credit hours . A clock hour is equal to in order to help you progress and succeed . You can get more support and 50 minutes of instruction . One quarter credit hour is equivalent to 10 clock services with online distance education than with on-campus education . hours in class, 20 clock hours in a laboratory, and 30 clock hours devoted to externship or a combination of the three . 2 . Online services available 24/7 . Our user-friendly website provides you access to IU’s Student Services . Rather than traveling to classes and sitting for quizzes and tests in the classroom, you can take them online Course Numbering System and get your score immediately . For any questions you miss, the correct Courses numbered 100 to 299 are considered basic to the learning process of answer is given so that you can immediately learn as you take tests . the student . Courses numbered 300 to 499 are generally considered upper level Instead of traveling to the Registrar’s Office, you can register, review your work . Courses numbered 500 and 600 are graduate level courses . transcript, get your grades or account status, and see other information at your fingertips, online . Course Codes 3 . Communication tools—You don’t have to leave home or work . You save ACC Accounting your precious time . You make your own schedule . You study anything BIO Biology anytime and anyplace You can use the Internet, e-mail, threaded CHE Chemistry conversations, and other technology to interact with fellow students CIS Computer Information System as you participate in synchronous and asynchronous group activities . COM Communication CRI Critical Thinking E-mail and discussion forums allow you to communicate with your ECE Early Childhood Education professors and with fellow students . You gain a deeper understanding of ECN Economics the material and can exchange opinions and ideas with people in the same ENG English course(s) . FIN Finance 4 . Study materials available 24/7 . Instead of attending lectures, you walk HCA Healthcare Administration step-by-step through your course materials with synchronous and HCP Healthcare Practices asynchronous learning . The materials guide you through the lessons in HCS Healthcare Science your own home, office, etc . HSA Health Services Administration HSM Health Services Management HIS History HWP Health Wellness Promotion MAN Property Management 6 Independence University
  • Frequently Asked QuestionsMAT Mathematics also accept credits earned through ACE, CLEP, DANTES/DSST, AP, ACT,MBA Master’s in Business Administration Excelsior/Regents/PEP, and USAFI .MGT ManagementMKT Marketing How soon can I graduate?MED Medical If you have previous course credits, you could finish a degree in as little asNUR Nursing one year depending on the program . Your transcripts will be evaluated by ourPHA Pharmacology registrar, and you will be given a timetable for graduation .PHI PhilosophyPHY Physics What is online distance education?PSY Psychology Online education offers you many of the same programs, textbooks, andRCP Respiratory Care services as a campus-based university, but everything is at your fingertipsRES Respiratory Therapy 24/7—at home, at work, while traveling, or while serving in the military . AllSOC Sociology of your courses and services are just a click or phone call away .STA Statistics You are never alone .Why you should enroll at You study independently but you are never alone . You have access to online services, qualified instructors, and a student advisor . Many students team up asIndependence University: study partners with other willing students in their area or online . Then you can study together, providing mutual motivation and support .Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Who enrolls in Independence University?Our students are mature, working, successful, motivated adults who want adegree to advance their careers . They need, and must have, a flexible, focused,fast educational track, which is what IU offers .Why do students enroll in Independence University?Students enroll for the pride, prestige, and earning power that a college degreeoffers and for career advancement, promotion, preparation for licensure, anew job, and the possibility of a higher salary . A degree opens doors that mayhave been closed . Online education at IU makes a degree possible for busyprofessionals with work, family, and community commitments .Are your programs approved?Yes, we are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools andColleges (ACCSC), which is recognized by the United States Department ofEducation as a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency .The Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy program is recognized by theCommission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) .How do I enroll?Enrolling is easy . Simply contact an Admissions Consultant (800-972-5149) .Do I have to wait for a semester to start?No . With IU’s continuous enrollments, you can start any month . When youare ready to begin, simply contact an Admissions Consultant .How can I pay the tuition?Everyone can afford to earn a college degree . Financial aid is available for thosewho qualify, and IU also offers a variety of private tuition assistance programs,including loans, scholarships, and grants . There is a financial plan for everyone .What programs does Independence University offer?We offer master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees . You can choose fromhealthcare, or business . You’ll find complete details about each program inthis Catalog .What if I want a program you don’t offer?Ask—we may be able to customize a program for you . Also, we are developingnew programs and may be able to offer the program you want .Can I transfer in my previous credits?Absolutely! Credits earned at a postsecondary institution accredited by anagency recognized by the U .S . Department of Education can be accepted . We To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 7
  • College of Health Sciences HCS 618 The Healthcare System 4 .5 HSA 544 Outcomes Assessment and Quality Management 4 .5 College of Health Sciences HSA 552 Healthcare Information Systems 4 .5 HSM 515 Legal Considerations in Healthcare Delivery 4 .5 Tradition and Innovation: Experience Healthcare Education at HSM 520 Healthcare Marketing and Planning 4 .5 Independence University TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 54 .0 Since its founding as California College for Health Sciences (CCHS) in 1978, Independence University has committed itself to addressing the changing trends and requirements of the healthcare and business markets . For decades, CCHS provided innovative degree programs Nursing Administration at a distance to create pathways to licensure and career advancement Master of Science opportunities for working healthcare professionals . The college evolved Length of Program: 12-18 months and expanded programs and services over the years, but continued to focus on the delivery of clinical and didactic education at a distance for The Nursing Administration graduate program prepares nurses for thousands of students in hospitals and facilities worldwide . administrative leadership and management roles in managed care, home healthcare, long-term care, professional and other health-related organizations . The institution outgrew the name “College” and became a university Program content focuses on management and organizational theory, ethical in 2005, but CCHS lives on as the College of Health Sciences at and legal issues, and healthcare delivery systems, as well as health policy, Independence University . Now a branch of Stevens-Henager College information systems, and the management of human, material, and fiscal Ogden, IU continues its legacy of service to the healthcare professions, resources . Graduates are employed as entry-level management of nursing but with more robust technologies and programs than ever before . Read personnel in hospitals, clinics, and private healthcare facilities . on to learn more about how IU can help working adults like you earn the credentials they need to advance in today’s dynamic healthcare industry . Core Courses & Credits HCA 542 Issues in Managed Care 4 .5 Master of Science Degrees HSA 505 Health Service Organizations and Management 4 .5 • Healthcare Administration HSA 512 Health Service Economics 4 .5 • Nursing Administration HSA 518 Health Services Financial Management 4 .5 • Health Services—Health Promotion HSA 544 Outcomes Assessment and Quality Management 4 .5 • Nursing with concentrations in Community Health, HSA 552 Healthcare Information Systems 4 .5 Gerontology, and Wellness* HSM 515 Legal Considerations in Healthcare Delivery 4 .5 • Public Health NUR 580 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing 4 .5 NUR 601 Nursing Administration I 4 .5 Bachelor of Science Degrees NUR 651 Nursing Administration II 4 .5 • Health Services Management NUR 668 Research and Evaluation Methods 4 .5 • Nursing NUR 690 Final Project/Thesis 4 .5 • Respiratory Care TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 54 .0 Associate of Science Degrees • Allied Health • Respiratory Therapy *The program is not available for new applicants . Health Services—Health Promotion Master of Science Length of Program: 12-18 months The merits of keeping people healthy are clear from a physiological and Healthcare Administration psychological standpoint . But the material value of a healthy population is equally certain—healthy people save society and industry money . The rising Master of Science cost of medical care has forced the healthcare and insurance industries to Length of Program: 12-18 months evaluate wellness strategies . Health promotion is founded on the philosophy of education, prevention, and enabling people and communities to improve The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program is designed to their health . Wellness experts and health educators work hard to help the provide education and research activities that will teach the student to develop public understand and maintain healthy living standards . They attempt or recognize opportunities to make health services delivery more effective or to balance the psychological, cultural, and social aspects of health behavior efficient . Students enrolled in the program will receive instruction on processes through exercise, weight management, nutrition, smoking cessation, and for evaluating and improving health policy . Graduates are employed as entry- many other programs . The strategic tools of the health promotion professional level senior health service administrators or policy analysts . The level of are assessment, behavior change and health communication methodologies, position attained will vary according to the background and the experience the program planning, implementation, evaluation, and program administration . graduate brings to the job . Graduates are employed in positions including: health educator, public health Core Courses & Credits educator, community health specialist, health promotion specialist or other ECN 642 Healthcare Economics and Policy Analysis 4 .5 similar titles and are employed by community-based organizations, non- FIN 655 Healthcare Finance 4 .5 profit organizations, local, state and federal government agencies, hospitals, HCA 542 Issues in Managed Care 4 .5 and managed care organizations . Health promotion is a field with several HCA 550 Organizational Behavior 4 .5 disciplines, and the level and type of position attained will vary according to HCA 600 Management Practices for the Healthcare Professional 4 .5 the background and experience of the graduate . HCA 675 Healthcare Personnel Administration 4 .5 HCA 690 Final Project/Thesis 4 .5 8 Independence University
  • College of Health SciencesCore Courses & Credits The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program develops the knowledgeHCS 513 Management Practices for the Healthcare Professional 5 .0 and the skills required of registered nurses to pursue more challenging careersHCS 524 Nutrition for Public Health 3 .0 in the healthcare environment . The program combines nursing theory with theHCS 554 Health Program Evaluation 4 .5 advanced practice concepts necessary to work successfully within the structureHCS 622 Research and Evaluation Methods I 2 .0 and the culture of a variety of healthcare organizations . To be admitted to theHCS 623 Research and Evaluation Methods II 2 .5 MSN program, you must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited collegeHWP 508 Health Communication 3 .0 or university, and a valid Registered Nurse (RN) license within the UnitedHWP 531 Stress and Health 3 .0 States . Students seeking admission to the program who do not hold a BachelorHWP 565 Health Psychology 4 .0 of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree must obtain approval from the Registrar’sHWP 605 Addiction 3 .0 Office before enrolling . The MSN curriculum consists of four core coursesHWP 610 Health Counseling 2 .5 and eight advanced courses that provide specialization in one of three nursingHWP 612 Health Behavior and Behavior Change I 2 .5 concentration areas: community health, gerontology, and wellness . GraduatesHWP 613 Health Behavior and Behavior Change II 3 .0 are employed as entry-level management of nursing personnel in hospitals,HWP 614 Practicum I 1 .0 clinics, and private healthcare facilities .HWP 615 Practicum II 5 .0 The program is not available for new applicants .HWP 620 Developing Health Promotion Programs 4 .5HWP 628 Exercise and Fitness 4 .0 Core Courses & CreditsMAT 520 Biostatistics for Healthcare Professionals I 2 .5 HSA 505 Health Service Organizations and Management 4 .5MAT 521 Biostatistics for Healthcare Professionals II 2 .5 HSA 544 Outcomes Assessment and Quality Management 4 .5 NUR 580 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing 4 .5TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 57 .5 NUR 614 Nursing Preceptorship 4 .5 NUR 622 Research and Evaluation Methods 4 .5 NUR 690 Final Project/Thesis 4 .5Public Health Community Health EmphasisMaster of Public Health HCP 554 Health Program Evaluation 4 .5Length of Program: 12-18 months HCP 582 Epidemiology 4 .5 HCP 648 Mobilizing Community Resources 4 .5The Masters in Public Health program is designed to provide a solid HCS 532 Concepts and Issues in Environmental Health 4 .5foundation in the core disciplines of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, HCS 540 Home Healthcare 4 .5environmental health sciences, health services administration, and social/ HSA 552 Healthcare Information Systems 4 .5behavioral sciences . Graduates are employed in management positions inboth the public and private sectors . Graduates employed in the public sector Gerontology Emphasiswork in local, state, or federal health departments, and university systems HCP 554 Health Program Evaluation 4 .5as researchers . Graduates employed in a non-profit organization work in HCP 558 Healthy Aging 4 .5positions that promote health advocacy and policy, while other public health HCP 574 Long-Term Care 4 .5professionals work in the private sector for pharmaceutical companies or for HCP 664 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging 4 .5health insurance companies . HCP 668 Biology of Aging 4 .5 HCP 678 End of Life Care 4 .5Core Courses & CreditsHCS 513 Management Practices for the Health Professional 5 .0 Wellness EmphasisHCS 524 Nutrition for Public Health 3 .0 HCP 552 Exercise and Fitness 4 .5HCS 530 Community Health 4 .5 HCP 554 Health Program Evaluation 4 .5HCS 532 Concepts and Issues in Environmental Health 4 .5 HCP 558 Healthy Aging 4 .5HCS 554 Health Program Evaluation 4 .5 HCP 648 Mobilizing Community Resources 4 .5HCS 614 Public Health Internship (Preparation) 1 .0 HCP 651 Nutrition 4 .5HCS 615 Public Health Internship II (Development) 1 .5 HWP 620 Developing Health Promotion Programs 4 .5HCS 616 Public Health Internship III (Implementation) 5 .0HCS 622 Research and Evaluation Methods I 2 .0 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 54 .0HCS 623 Research and Evaluation Methods II 2 .5HCS 630 Intro to Epidemiology 3 .0HCS 691HCS 692 Final Project/Thesis I (Preparation) Final Project/Thesis II (Proposal) 3 .0 3 .0 NursingHCS 693 Final Project/Thesis III (Final Defense) 3 .0 Bachelor of Science Completion DegreeHWP 508 Health Communication 3 .0 Length of Program: 20-30 monthsHWP 620 Developing Health Promotion Programs 4 .5 The Registered Nurse upgrade to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing programMAT 520 Biostatistics for Healthcare Professionals I 2 .5 prepares registered nurses (RNs) to meet the many changes in the healthcareMAT 521 Biostatistics for Healthcare Professionals II 2 .5 field by expanding and enhancing their nursing education . The program isTOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 58 .0 available to Registered Nurses only . This program prepares graduates for leadership roles and graduate study in nursing . The graduate is prepared to utilize theory and research-based knowledge in the provision of care to the client, the family, and the community in a global society with flexibility toNursing adapt to the changing nature of healthcare and healthcare roles . The graduate is also prepared to integrate care across multiple settings, managing theMaster of Science interactions between and among components of the integrated network ofLength of Program: 12-18 months. healthcare services . The graduate will be prepared for positions in community To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 9
  • College of Health Scienceshealth clinics, private practice, hospitals, and patient care facilities . Core Courses & Credits ACC 220 Accounting I 4 .5Admissions Requirements BIO 101 Introduction to Biology 4 .5Students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program BIO 110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 .5must hold a valid Registered Nurse license and shall have completed sufficient BIO 120 Introduction to Medical Microbiology 4 .5college or university credit to attain the equivalent of third-year college CHE 101 Introduction to Chemistry 4 .5status (e .g ., 60 semester credit hours or 90 quarter credit hours) . Prospective CIS 140 Computer Fundamentals 4 .5students should also have completed an appropriate number of credit hours of COM 101 Communication Skills for the Workplace 4 .5general education (e .g ., 15 semester credit hours or 22 .5 quarter credit hours) . COM 110 Health Communications 4 .5Semester hours will be converted to quarter credit hours using the standard FIN 341 Principles of Finance 4 .5formula of semester hours x 1 .5 = quarter credit hours . For example: 3 semester HCA 375 Healthcare Financial Administration 4 .0hours equal 4 .5 quarter credit hours . HCA 432 Healthcare Economics and Policies 4 .0 HCA 440 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration 4 .0General Education Courses & Credits HCA 460 Health Facility Operations 4 .0ENG 310 Advanced Interpersonal Communication 4 .0 HCA 462 Long-Term Care Administration 4 .0HIS 300 U .S . History Since the Civil War 4 .0 HCA 474 Senior Seminar 4 .0PHI 310 Critical Thinking 4 .0 HSM 315 The American Healthcare System 4 .5PSY 400 Biological Psychology 4 .0 HSM 335 Management in the Healthcare Industry 4 .5SOC 400 Sociology of Aging 4 .0 HSM 489 Practicum in Healthcare Management 4 .5STA 322 Statistics 4 .0 MAT 420 Statistics for Healthcare Professionals 4 .5Core Courses & Credits MED 103 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals 4 .5HCP 454 Health Program Evaluation 4 .5 MED 230 Medical Insurance 4 .5HCS 440 Home Healthcare 4 .0 MGT 331 Principles of Management 4 .5HSM 315 The American Healthcare System 4 .5 MGT 332 Human Resource Management 4 .5NUR 350 Concepts of Professional Nursing 4 .5 MGT 338 Project Management 4 .5NUR 360 Health Assessment 4 .5 MKT 351 Principles of Marketing 4 .5NUR 380 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 4 .5 PHA 101 Introduction to Pharmacology 4 .5NUR 410 Nursing Issues in the 21st Century 4 .5 PHY 101 Introduction to Physics 4 .5NUR 430 Professional Leadership and Management in Nursing 4 .5 PSY 101 Psychology of Motivation 4 .0NUR 440 Family and Community Health Nursing 7 .5 SOC 110 Death and Dying 4 .5NUR 460 Case Management 4 .5 SOC 240 Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare 4 .5NUR 470 Introduction to Nursing Research 4 .5 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 180 .0NUR 480 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing 4 .5NUR 490 Synthesis of Nursing Practice 6 .0RCP 310 Pathophysiology 4 .5 Respiratory CareTOTAL MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 91 .0 Bachelor of Science Completion Degree Length of Program: 20-30 monthsHealth Services Management For over 30 years, Independence University, formerly California College for Health Sciences, has graduated more respiratory care professionals than any other private career college . Today, IU continues to meet the needs ofBachelor of Science respiratory therapists who wish to gain advanced education in their field . TheLength of Program: 40-50 months Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care degree provides students with theLearn the principles and skills you need to successfully manage a healthcare necessary skills to advance into a supervisory position in a general healthcaredepartment . This degree program covers a broad spectrum of administrative facility (e .g . hospital, clinic, medical office) or in an environment specific to theskills so that when you graduate, you will have the diversity and the experience field of respiratory care . The curriculum contains information on managementneeded to become an effective manager and stay at the top of your field . A and current issues and trends in healthcare, exposing students to the latestminimum of 90 quarter credits beyond the associate’s degree or equivalent is developments in respiratory care . The program includes a general educationrequired for graduation . component, a foundation in cardiopulmonary sciences, and coursework in the traditional respiratory care specialties of critical care, perinatal and pediatrics,General Education Courses & Credits and cardiopulmonary diagnostics .ECN 220 Economics 4 .0ECN 221 Economic Principles 4 .0 To enroll in this program, you must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) .ENG 103 Writing 4 .0 A minimum of 92 quarter credits beyond the associate’s degree or equivalent isENG 310 Advanced Interpersonal Communication 4 .0 required for graduation with at least 24 quarter credits in general education .HIS 300 U .S . History Since the Civil War 4 .0 General Education Courses & CreditsMAT 220 College Algebra 4 .0 ENG 310 Advanced Interpersonal Communication 4 .0PHI 221 Introduction to Logic 4 .0 HIS 300 U .S . History Since the Civil War 4 .0PHI 400 Modern Issues in Ethics 4 .0 PHI 400 Modern Issues in Ethics 4 .0PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology 4 .5 PSY 400 Biological Psychology 4 .0PSY 400 Biological Psychology 4 .0 SOC 400 Sociology of Aging 4 .0SOC 400 Sociology of Aging 4 .0 STA 322 Statistics 4 .0STA 322 Statistics 4 .0 Core Courses & Credits 10 Independence University
  • College of Health SciencesHCA 375 Healthcare Financial Administration 4 .0 respiratory therapy (RT) professional . The Respiratory Therapy programHCA 432 Healthcare Economics and Policy 4 .0 combines basic respiratory care courses, research, and practical experience inHCA 440 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration 4 .0 respiratory patient care . Students who master the course objectives are ableHCA 460 Health Facility Operations 4 .0 to demonstrate the knowledge and cognitive skills, technical proficiency, andHCA 462 Long-Term Care Administration 4 .0 personal behaviors required for competent performance in providing theHCP 454 Health Program Evaluation 4 .5 delivery and management of sophisticated diagnostic, therapeutic, and lifeHCS 440 Home Healthcare 4 .0 support services, including ventilatory life support, administration of medicalHSM 315 The American Healthcare System 4 .5 gases and aerosols, and cardiopulmonary assessment and monitoring . UponHSM 335 Management in Healthcare Industry 4 .5 completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National BoardMAT 420 Statistics for Healthcare Professionals 4 .5 for Respiratory Care (NBRC) entry-level (CRT) and advanced-level (RRT)MED 350 Clinical Information Systems 4 .0 credentialing exams . Entry level respiratory therapy positions in hospitals andMED 385 Issues in Public Health 4 .0 other healthcare centers are available to graduates of the program .MGT 332 Human Resource Management 4 .5 Students who hold a current NBRC Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)RCP 306 Perinatal/Pediatric Respiratory Therapeutics 4 .5 credential will have the prerequisite and introductory block of coursesRCP 308 Perinatal Diseases and Congenital Disorders 4 .5 transferred in . Students who hold a current NBRC Registered RespiratoryRCP 310 Pathophysiology 4 .5 Therapist (RRT) credential will have the prerequisite, introductory, andTOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 92 .0 intermediate block of courses transferred in . Students with a current CRT and RRT are also eligible to submit transcripts for possible General Education transfer credit . Transferred credits must be a grade of C or better for Respiratory Therapy credits .Allied Health To substitute for a prerequisite or a core course within the Associate of Science inAssociate of Science Respiratory Therapy program, with the exception of BIO 111, a transfer courseLength of Program: 20-30 months must have been taken within the last five years to count toward the degree .The Associate of Science in Allied Health program will prepare you for an Students admitted to the A .S . in Respiratory Therapy program must successfullyentry-level career in the healthcare and the medical human services field . complete prerequisite courses prior to beginning the core curriculum . Before you officially enroll in the program, you will select a preceptor—a RegisteredGeneral Education Courses & Credits Respiratory Therapist (RRT) who will serve as your clinical instructor . You willECN 220 Economics 4 .0 also select a local sponsoring facility (which may be your employer) where youENG 101 English Composition 4 .0 can complete clinical instruction .ENG 223 Communication Arts 4 .0HIS 220 American Civilization 4 .0 Finally, the RT program has several exit requirements, including, but notMAT 220 College Algebra 4 .0 limited to, a final exit exam (the Secure/Comprehensive NBRC Self-AssessmentPSY 105 Introduction to Psychology 4 .5 Examination or SAE) and a Final Clinical Evaluation conducted by an outside evaluator assigned by the Respiratory Therapy program . Before graduation,Core Courses & Credits you will be given an opportunity to complete a comprehensive program review .BIO 101 Introduction to Biology 4 .5 You will also be required to sit for the NBRC credentialing exam in orderBIO 110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 .5 to graduate and receive your diploma . Evidence of passing the NBRC CRTBIO 115 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 .5 exam is a requirement to practice in all U .S . states . Graduates are also stronglyBIO 120 Introduction to Medical Microbiology 4 .5 encouraged to sit for their RRT credential after they have obtained their CRTCHE 101 Introduction to Chemistry 4 .5 credential .CIS 140 Computer Fundamentals 4 .5 Respiratory Care Sciences RequirementCOM 101 Communication Skills for the Workplace 4 .5COM 110 Health Communications 4 .5 This program includes integrated science courses (RES201 and RES202)MED 103 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals 4 .5 covering math, physics, chemistry, and microbiology . Students who transferMED 230 Medical Insurance 4 .5 in all components of RES201 and RES202 as separate courses (three semesterPHA 101 Introduction to Pharmacology 4 .5 credits or 4 .5 quarter credits each, grade of C or higher) will receive transferPHY 101 Introduction to Physics 4 .5 credit for RES201 and/or RES 202 as appropriate . If even one componentPSY 101 Psychology of Motivation 4 .0 is missing, students must (1) take RES201 and/or RES202, (2) take theSOC 110 Death and Dying 4 .5 remaining components/courses at additional tuition cost, or (3) provide furtherSOC 240 Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare 4 .5 information on previous coursework that may be taken into consideration . In addition, most students who have completed a CRT program have alreadyTOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 91 .5 taken an anatomy and physiology course . However, if you were unable to doTo enroll in this program, an applicant must have at least one year or the so, you must take IU’s Human Anatomy and Physiology course (BIO110)equivalent of full-time healthcare experience . prior to completing the program . Students in Arkansas and Students Residing Outside of the 50 United States: Contact IU for more information about respiratory therapyRespiratory Therapy requirements specific to your state or place of residence . This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for RespiratoryAssociate of Science Care (CoARC) .Length of Program: 25-42 monthsWith a track record of over 30 years, IU is a leader in respiratory therapy Prerequisite Courses & Creditsdistance education . From introductory to advanced levels, we have designed BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 .0our program to address the licensing and the practical needs of the BIO 141 Respiratory Therapy Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology I 2 .0 To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 11
  • College of Health SciencesBIO 142 Respiratory Therapy Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology II 2 .0 111, a transfer course must have been taken within the last five years to countMED 101 Respiratory Therapy Medical Terminology 2 .0 toward the degree .PSY 101 Psychology of Motivation 4 .0 In addition to the RT core curriculum, students are also required to take aRES 101 Introduction to Respiratory Therapy/Infection Control 2 .0 minimum of 24 credits in general education .General Education Courses & CreditsBIO 131 Cardiopulmonary and Renal Anatomy and Physiology 4 .0ENG 101ENG 223 English Composition Communication Arts 4 .0 4 .0 Basic Sciences forHIS 220MAT 220 American Civilization College Algebra 4 .0 4 .0 Respiratory CarePSY 220 Psychology 4 .0 Length of Program: 5-8 months This uniquely designed program has been created for individuals who holdIntroductory Courses & Credits the CRT and wish to challenge the RRT exam, but lack the required scienceBIO 151 Patient Assessment I 2 .0 courses . This program allows these students to complete the science coursesBIO 152 Patient Assessment II 2 .0 they need to be eligible to sit for their NBRC credentialing exams . StudentsBIO 159 Patient Assessment – Clinical Practicum 2 .0 who enroll in this program can take anywhere from one to five of the requiredRES 111 Airway Management/Basic CPR 3 .0 courses at Independence University . An official program plan must beRES 119 Airway Management/Basic CPR – Clinical Practicum 2 .0 completed for each student that shows the courses the student will complete atRES 121 Medical Gases/Aerosol and Humidity Therapy I 2 .0 IU . The student will commit to taking these courses at IU .RES 122 Medical Gases/Aerosol and Humidity Therapy II 2 .0RES 129 Medical Gases/Aerosol and Humidity Therapy – CP 2 .0 These courses may be taken individually and are not eligible for Financial Aid .RES 131 Lung Expansion Therapy/Bronchial Hygiene 3 .0RES 139 Lung Expansion Therapy/Bronchial Hygiene – CP 2 .0 Required Courses & CreditsRES 141 Arterial Blood Gases/ BIO 110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 .5 Applied Cardiopulmonary Physiology I 2 .0 BIO 120 Introduction to Medical Microbiology 4 .5RES 142 Arterial Blood Gases/ CHE 101 Introduction to Chemistry 4 .5 Applied Cardiopulmonary Physiology II 2 .0 MAT 220 College Algebra 4 .0RES 149 Arterial Blood Gases/Applied PHY 101 Introduction to Physics 4 .5 Cardiopulmonary Physiology – CP 2 .0Intermediate Courses & Credits(Students who transfer in with CRT credential begin here)RES 201RES 202 Respiratory Care Sciences I Respiratory Care Sciences II 2 .0 2 .0 College of BusinessRES 211 Advanced Pulmonary Function Testing 2 .0 Education for the 21st Century: Experience Education inRES 221 Adult Pathophysiology/Geriatrics/Trauma Care I 2 .0 Business at Independence UniversityRES 222 Adult Pathophysiology/Geriatrics/Trauma Care II 2 .0RES 231 Pulmonary Rehab/Alternative Site Care 3 .0 For many, a business degree is necessary to advance in a competitiveRES 239 Pulmonary Rehab/Alternative Site Care – CP 1 .0 work place . For too many, however, this degree has been a luxury—vitalRES 241 Mechanical Ventilation I 3 .0 but out of reach as work and personal commitments make a traditionalRES 242 Mechanical Ventilation II 3 .0 on-campus education impossible .RES 249 Mechanical Ventilation – CP I 2 .0 IU’s business programs are the flexible, convenient way to gain theRES 251 Mechanical Ventilation III 2 .0 knowledge of business that you need to succeed .RES 257 Mechanical Ventilation – CP II 2 .0RES 258 Intermediate Clinical Practicum I 2 .0 Master of Business Administration DegreesRES 259 Intermediate Clinical Practicum II 1 .0 • Business Administration (MBA)Advanced Courses & Credits Bachelor of Science Degree(Students who transfer in with RRT credential begin here*) • BusinessRES 261 Pediatric/Perinatal Pathophysiology and Critical Care I 2 .0 Associate of Science DegreesRES 262 Pediatric/Perinatal Pathophysiology and Critical Care II 2 .0 • BusinessRES 269 Pediatric/Perinatal Pathophysiology and • Business (with Property Management) Critical Care – CP 2 .0RES 271 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/ Certificate Advanced Skills 3 .0 • Property ManagementRES 281 Application of Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics and Monitoring I 2 .0RES 282 Application of Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics and Monitoring II 2 .0 Business Administration (MBA)RES 289 Application of Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics and Monitoring – CP 2 .0 Master of Business AdministrationRES 299 Advanced Clinical Practicum 1 .0 Length of Program: 14-21 months for Online and On-ground program The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provideTOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 113 .0 the knowledge and the skills needed to become an effective manager in aTo substitute for a prerequisite or a core course, with the exception of BIO variety of organizational settings . It is a comprehensive program designed 12 Independence University
  • College of Businessto provide graduates with the background to advance in their career rather BUS 317 Employment Law 4 .5than training targeting a particular job within an organization . The broad goal CIS 140 Computer Fundamentals 4 .5of the program is to provide students with the foundations in content and CIS 220 Business Information Systems 4 .5competencies that will support their development as effective managers in a CRI 301 Consumer Critical Thinking 4 .5variety of organizational settings . FIN 241 Principles of Finance 4 .5 FIN 242 Personal Finance 4 .5Core Courses & Credits FIN 345 Corporate Finance 4 .5MBA 601 Financial Accounting for Management 4 .0 MAT 130 Business Math 4 .5MBA 602 Dynamics of the Organization 4 .0 MAT 320 Business Statistics 4 .5MBA 603 Marketing Management 4 .0 MGT 231 Principles of Management 4 .5MBA 604 Corporate Finance 4 .0 MGT 332 Human Resource Management 4 .5MBA 605 Information Technology and Society 4 .0 MGT 338 Project Management 4 .5MBA 606 Communication Dynamics for Professionals 4 .5 MGT 385 Supervision 4 .5MBA 607 International Management 4 .5 MKT 251 Introduction to Marketing 4 .5MBA 608 Statistics for Management 4 .0 MKT 354 Marketing Management 4 .5MBA 609 Applications in Economic Analysis 4 .0 MKT 356 Consumer Behavior 4 .5MBA 610 General Management 4 .5 MKT 357 Strategic Marketing 4 .5MBA 611 Developing Business Strategy 4 .0 PSY 101 Psychology of Motivation 4 .0MBA 612 Leadership Theory 4 .0MBA 613 Advanced Human Resource Management 4 .0 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 183 .0MBA 614 Capstone Project 4 .0TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 57 .5 Business Associate of ScienceBusiness Length of Program: 20-30 months The Business program prepares students for a variety of responsible managerialBachelor of Science positions . Due to the diversity of the courses, the student will build a strongLength of Program: 40-50 months foundation in accounting, marketing, insurance, finance, and electronic commerce . Objectives of the program are as follows: providing the studentThe Business program prepares graduates for a variety of responsible with an integrated understanding of business and economic concepts andmanagerial positions in both domestic and international firms . The objectives how these concepts relate to business and social systems; the recognition ofof the program are to provide a foundation in accounting, sales and marketing, ethical responsibilities and accountability; the development of planning,operations management, human resource management, and banking and decision-making, and other management functions; the capacity to implementfinance and to provide the graduate with an integrated understanding of and adapt to change; and development of analytic thinking and leadershipbusiness and economic concepts and how they relate to the global economy . style . Graduates are employed in entry-level positions as bookkeepers, clericalBusiness graduates are employed in entry-level to midlevel positions as an office assistants, and personal property professionals .manager, an account manager, a small business developer, a human resourceassistant, or a sales manager . General Education Courses & Credits ECN 201 Introduction to Economics 4 .5General Education Courses & Credits ENG 101 English Composition 4 .0ECN 201 Introduction to Economics 4 .5 ENG 223 Communication Arts 4 .0ENG 101 English Composition 4 .0 HIS 220 American Civilization 4 .0ENG 223 Communication Arts 4 .0 MAT 220 College Algebra 4 .0ENG 310 Advanced Interpersonal Communication 4 .0 SOC 220 Sociology 4 .0HIS 220 American Civilization 4 .0HIS 300 U .S . History Since the Civil War 4 .0 Core Courses & CreditsMAT 220 College Algebra 4 .0 ACC 220 Accounting I 4 .5PHI 221 Introduction to Logic 4 .0 ACC 221 Accounting II 4 .5PHI 310 Critical Thinking 4 .0 ACC 240 Tax—Individual 4 .5PSY 400 Biological Psychology 4 .0 BUS 105 Introduction to Business 4 .5SOC 400 Sociology of Aging 4 .0 BUS 110 Business Ethics 4 .5STA 322 Statistics 4 .0 BUS 130 Business Communications 4 .5 BUS 215 Business Law 4 .5Core Courses & Credits CIS 140 Computer Fundamentals 4 .5ACC 220 Accounting I 4 .5 CIS 220 Business Information Systems 4 .5ACC 221 Accounting II 4 .5 FIN 241 Introduction to Finance 4 .5ACC 240 Tax—Individual 4 .5 FIN 242 Personal Finance 4 .5ACC 320 Managerial Accounting 4 .5 MAT 130 Business Math 4 .5ACC 340 Tax – Corporate 4 .5 MGT 231 Principles of Management 4 .5BUS 105 Introduction to Business 4 .5 MKT 251 Introduction to Marketing 4 .5BUS 110 Business Ethics 4 .5 PSY 101 Psychology of Motivation 4 .0BUS 130 Business Communications 4 .5BUS 215 Business Law 4 .5 TOTAL MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 91 .5BUS 308 Entrepreneurship 4 .5 To obtain the Business with Emphasis in Property Management Degree,BUS 310 Organizational Behavior 4 .5 students must complete the courses below:BUS 312 Leadership 4 .5 To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 13
  • College of EducationProperty Management Emphasis* The program is not available for new applicants .MAN 225 Property Management Fundamentals 4 .0 LicensingMAN 227 Intermediate Property Management 4 .0MAN 229 Federal and Contractor-Focused Property Management 4 .0 If you are already in business as a daycare professional or preschool teacher,MAN 280 Property Management Applications 4 .0 IU may provide the training and college credits necessary to meet licensing requirements . However, always check with your state licensing agency toStudents who successfully complete the four courses in Property Management confirm that our program meets state and local requirements . IU makesEmphasis are eligible to sit for the National Property Management Association absolutely no representation that its ECE program will meet any agency orCertified Professional Property Specialist Examination . organization’s licensing requirements .*These four courses in Property Management replace the following threecourses: MKT251, FIN241, and ACC240 . Credentialed ECE ProfessionalsTOTAL MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 94 .0 If you hold the Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) credential from the National Child Care Association or the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Professional Recognition, you may be awardedCertificate in Property twenty-two and a half credits toward your associate’s degree . Send a copy of the credential to the university . With our recognition of your professionalManagement credential, you may receive credit for the following courses: ECE 103 Working with Children with Special NeedsLength of Program: 6-9 months ECE 110 The Child, Family, and CommunityRequired Courses & Credits ECE 120 Infant and Toddler CareACC 217 Managerial Accounting 4 .0 ECE 225 Administration of an Early Childhood Education CenterMAN 103 Management Principles 4 .0 ECE 230 Health, Safety, and NutritionMAN 225 Property Management Fundamentals 4 .0MAN 227 Intermediate Property Management 4 .0 General Education Courses & CreditsMAN 229 Federal and Contractor Focused Property Management 4 .0 ECN 220 Economics 4 .0MAN 280 Property Management Applications 4 .0 ENG 101 English Composition 4 .0 ENG 223 Communication Arts 4 .0TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE CERTIFICATE: 24 .0 HIS 220 American Civilization 4 .0This certificate program is not eligible for Financial Aid . MAT 220 College Algebra 4 .0 PSY 220 Psychology 4 .0 Core Courses & Credits ECE 100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4 .5 ECE 103 Working with Children with Special Needs 4 .5 ECE 105 Child Growth and Development 4 .5 College of Education ECE 110 ECE 115 The Child, Family, and Community Curriculum for Early Childhood Education 4 .5 4 .5 Filling a Vital Need: Experience Early Childhood Education at IU ECE 116 Language Development in Young Children 4 .5 ECE 120 Infant and Toddler Care 4 .5 Few professions are more in need of qualified personnel than early ECE 212 Guidance in Early Childhood Education 4 .5 childhood education . Professionals in this field fill one of society’s most ECE 217 Developing Math Skills in Young Children 4 .5 vital needs—caring for and educating young children . Independence ECE 218 Developing Science Skills in Young Children 4 .5 University invites you to learn more about the College of Education ECE 222 Creative Arts for Young Children 4 .5 and how its online program in early childhood education can help you ECE 225 Administration of an Early Childhood Education Center 4 .5 advance in one of the most rewarding of careers . ECE 230 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 4 .0 Associate’s Degree ECE 240 Internship in Early Childhood Education 8 .0 • Early Childhood Education TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 90 .0Early Childhood EducationAssociate of ScienceLength of Program: 20-30 monthsThe Early Childhood Education Associate’s Degree prepares graduates forlead teaching positions in childcare centers, Head Start programs, and pre-kindergarten classrooms . The objectives of the major are to provide graduateswith the necessary skills and training to deal with a child’s emotional,social, physical, and educational needs . The ECE program emphasizes theindividuality of every child and focuses on the knowledge individuals need tobecome effective child care professionals . IU’s innovative distance educationprogram can also help childcare centers meet licensing requirements, orprovide staff with professional development opportunities . While enrolled,students must have access to a public, a private, or a state-licensed child carecenter on a paid or voluntary basis . 14 Independence University
  • Admissions Information GED certificate, or a Bachelor’s degree . Previous training in business subjectsCampus Location generally is not required .Independence University – Branch Students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program5295 S . Commerce Dr ., Suite G-50 must hold a valid Registered Nurse license and shall have completed sufficientMurray, UT 84107 college credit to attain the equivalent of third-year college status (e .g ., 60 se-(801) 290-3240 mester credit hours or 90 quarter credit hours) . Prospective students should also have completed an appropriate number of credit hours of general educa-Consult our website at www .independence .edu tion (e .g ., 15 semester credit hours or 22 .5 quarter credit hours) . Semester hours will be converted to quarter credit hours using the standard formulaFacilities and Equipment of semester hours x 1 .5 = quarter credit hours . For example: 3 semester hours equal 4 .5 quarter credit hours .Salt Lake City/Murray All Respiratory Therapy students are required to take an entrance test . ApplicantsIndependence University (branch of Stevens-Henager College Ogden/West must obtain a minimum score of 15 on a first attempt . If a 15 is not obtained,Haven) is located off a major freeway with easy access for employees and applicants may take the test a second time and must score a minimum score ofstudents . The resident program is housed with classroom space, a lounge, a 17 on the second attempt . If the passing score is not obtained on the second at-library area, a computer lab, and administrative offices . tempt, applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying for this program .IU currently shares in the leasing of systems and services through Rackspace . Requirements for admission into the Respiratory Therapy programs includeThese include the following shared servers: Angel, Email, Domain Controller, the following:Web Server, File Server, 2 database servers (Angel and Diamond D), and *Negative drug screen (a drug screen may be requested at any point in theterminal servers for accessing the Diamond D application . Rackspace provides student’s academic progression by university officials and/or clinical placementcooling, power, data backup, monitoring, hardware support, bandwidth sites) .  The costs of these tests are the responsibility of the student . Respiratory(connectivity) and security for the leased systems . Therapy Program students must receive the following clearances before begin-Campus Security ning clinical rotations:The University strives to provide a safe environment for our on-ground 1 . Tuberculin skin test (PPD)students’ learning experience . Our facilities are located in business settings, 2 . Rubeola and rubella testand trespassing laws are enforced on our premises . If a crime is committed on 3 . Hepatitis B vaccination or immunity certificationour premises, University personnel are available to assist students . 4 . TetanusPursuant to the requirements of the U .S . Department of Education, universitiespublish all known occurrences of crimes committed on campus . These statistics 5 . Urine drug screenare available in the Financial Aid Office . 6 . VaricellaIn the event of a crime, an incident report must be completed, and a police 7 . Background checkreport may be filed . Any and all occurrences of crime committed on the campusshould be reported immediately to the administration of the University . In 8 . Completed OSHA trainingthe event a sexual assault should occur while on campus, the victim and any 9 . Obtain professional liability insurancewitnesses present are to report the crime to campus officials immediately . In *Criminal background check with satisfactory findings .order that the crime may be fully investigated, the police will be contacted . TheUniversity provides timely written information on personal safety and anti- Master’s Degreecrime measures as they become available . An annual report is available for all Applicants to the Master’s programs must have an earned a baccalaureatestudents and personnel of the University . degree from an accredited institution of higher education . Applicants mustSexual Harassment provide a 500-word, double-spaced personal-statement essay on why they will be successful students in a master’s program, including a description of theirSexual harassment is an offense . Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome career goals and their expectations upon graduation . Prospective students mustadvances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a demonstrate computer competence with word processing and spreadsheets .sexual nature . If a student or employee has been the victim of any sexual offense, In addition, applicants must have Internet access and successfully completeincluding sexual harassment, on campus or during a University-related activity, the online readiness test . Students must have an undergraduate GPA of 2 .5the offense must be reported at once to the Campus Director or administrator from an institution accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U .S .in charge . An investigation will be conducted . Department of Education . The student must submit three letters of reference with his/her application . The MBA program is offered both by distance education and on-campus in the evening program.Admissions Information International ApplicantsAdmissions Requirements International Applicants are defined as students who have any previousApplicants for admission to Independence University must have graduated education outside of the United States . Students applying to an undergraduatefrom an accredited high school, private secondary school, or have completed associate’s or bachelor’s program must provide an official or attested transcriptthe equivalent (GED) . All students who graduate after January 2006 must pro- of completed high school work evaluated by a member of the Nationalvide a high school transcript to check eligibility for the new Academic Com- Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www .naces .org) . Applicants topetitiveness Grant (ACG) . In addition, applicants must have Internet access a master’s program must provide proof of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalentand successfully complete the online readiness test . evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential EvaluationStudents who are applying for Master’s degrees must provide proof of their Services (www .naces .org) . .Bachelor’s degree . Applicants are admitted for enrollment on the basis of previ- Applicants whose native language is not English and/or who have not earnedous scholastic records as evidenced by a transcript or a high-school diploma, a To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 15
  • Admissions Informationa degree where English is the principal language of instruction will be required must always communicate with best intentions and assume the sameto provide evidence of English proficiency in one of the following ways: (i) when someone communicates with such student . The use of emoticonsminimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or 213 can be helpful .computer based or 79 IBT based (ii) 6 .0 on IELT’s; or (iii) documentation 2 . Students must consistently practice excellent communication skills . Useshowing at least two years of classes where the medium of instruction was resources to check word usage, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization .in English . Strive for high quality written work in the discussion area, assignments,Admissions Procedures projects, exams, etc . Students are required to use complete sentences and appropriate capitalization . Using all caps or all lower case is unacceptable .Applicants may call, fax, email, or write the Admissions Department to request It is strongly suggested that students format their discussion postings inan enrollment agreement . To apply for enrollment, the student electronically Word, check for grammar and spelling, then paste them in the discussionsigns the completed enrollment agreement . The student should also request area .that a high school transcript or a copy of a high school diploma or a GED foran Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, be sent to the Admissions Consultant . A 3 . Make a point to get to know someone personally and academically . Makestudent needs a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college for a point to include someone who appears to be “sitting on the sidelines .”the Master’s programs . A foreign graduate must provide a copy of a transcript Ask for his or her opinion and promote meaningful discussion .evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation 4 . If an instructor does not respond to a student’s communication withinServices (www .naces .org) . 24 to 48 hours, assume there is a technical problem . Try calling the instructor .Student Standards The Online Student Handbook has a complete and detailed explanation of all facets of the online delivery method and is available online .The use of the following standards promotes student success . Students willexperience a higher level of quality in their course work if these standardsare followed . Academic Information 1 . Students must make available current contact information (including phone numbers) so that the course facilitator (instructor), other students, Class Size and administrators may make contact if needed . Class sizes will vary . For on-line courses, class sizes are an average of 25 students, 2 . Online students are expected to be self-directed . Students must organize with a maximum of 34 students . For on-campus courses, the maximum their time, plan their course assignments and projects to meet due dates, scheduled for laboratory classes is 25 students, and the maximum scheduled communicate well, and seek other sources beyond the textbook to meet for lecture classes is 60 students . their learning goals . Class Schedule 3 . Online students are required to logon to their courses and participate in discussions each week (see section on attendance) of the module . Students Course Delivery Methods: should expect an average of 10-14 hours of course activities each week for 1 . Asynchronous Distance – Internet-based courses that are not time or each 4 .0 quarter credit course . In addition to course activity, students location specific . A student interacts with the coursework prepared by should expect to spend 10-20 hours per week of study time . Students an instructor using the Internet and our Learning Management System should allow plenty of time to complete course academic requirements . named ANGEL . The student should create a schedule and maintain that schedule to stay on track with his/her coursework . 2 . Synchronous Distance – Internet courses that are time but not location specific (i .e ., classes are scheduled for a specific time but can be accessed 4 . Students are to post all weekly assignments and complete all course via the Internet) . In some programs students will be expected to attend requirements by the designated due dates in the course outline . Students some courses offered in a synchronous format . Students interact in who have circumstances which prevent them from participating realtime with classmates and the instructor using the Internet and a or completing an assignment on time must communicate with the software product called Elluminate . Elluminate allows students to ask course instructor . questions either verbally or through text and get responses immediately . 5 . Participation grade is 20 percent of the overall course grade . This grade 3 . Hybrid – A hybrid course involves elements of face to face instruction and relies heavily on the required postings to other students . Postings the ANGEL deliver methods described above . that are inappropriate or are of no academic substance will not be counted . Meaningful dialogue is the cornerstone of online learning . On-ground Evening Program: Classes are regularly scheduled on Tuesday and *This does not apply to courses graded on a Pass/Fail basis . Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm . Friday or Saturday class meetings may be scheduled as needed for courses and for enrichment, tutoring, and/or advising . 6 . Students are expected to provide specific feedback in the Course Evaluations at the end of each course . The University welcomes candid Extern/Clinical: The times and locations of clinical rotations and externship and appropriate feedback from students . assignments are variable and depend upon hospital and externship site demands . Students must complete all clinical hour requirements by their course end date 7 . Students are expected to utilize credible resources when researching to receive a passing grade in their clinical courses . subjects for course papers, projects, etc . Online library resources are available, including help from the University’s librarian . Students are Course Load: Students will routinely be scheduled in courses totaling expected to use the University’s library whenever possible . approximately 18 quarter credits every sixteen weeks . However, course loads may vary from module to module depending upon the student’s program, 8 . Plagiarism and cheating are not tolerated . academic performance, and other variables . 9 . Student complaints and grievances are addressed in accordance with the complaints and grievances procedures identified in this catalog . Attendance Student Online Attendance Requirements and ProceduresStudent Guidelines and Procedures for Online Communication 1 . Students must logon to each course enrolled the first week of the module in order 1 . Use inclusive language whenever communicating with others . A student to avoid termination from the course(s) or program due to lack of attendance . 16 Independence University
  • Academic Information 2 . It is required that students logon and participate a minimum of 4 days per B 3 .0 Very Good (Passing Grade Point Average for master’s week* . Students are required to participate in discussions each week of programs) the module by posting a response to the questions posted by instructors . B- 2 .7 Students should refer to the course Syllabus for specific discussion posting C+ 2 .4 requirements . It is suggested that students check the threaded discussions C 2 .0 Average (Passing Grade for master’s programs and for on a daily basis to continue dialogue by responding to those who have Respiratory Therapy program 74% for the entire course) posted to previous postings . C- 1 .7 D+ 1 .4 3 . Students who are unable to meet the attendance requirements must D 1 .0 Poor communicate immediately via Course Mail with the instructor . D- 0 .7 Passing grade for AS/BS degree programs other than Instructors may make provisions to accommodate students based on the the Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy; grades for circumstances (valid documentation is required) . state licensing requirements may vary from graduation 4 . Students who do not participate in discussion postings or log on may be requirements terminated from the online course . If a learner has technical problems, he F 0 Failing or she must communicate this problem immediately to his/her instructor I 0 Incomplete (Turns to F within four weeks after the end of and campus Dean to avoid being terminated from the course . the module if work is not completed for an academic grade) 5 . Online instructors may bring student attendance issues to the campus PE ** Passing by exam Dean for assistance in making contact with the student if the student is IP ** Passing (In Progress, Partial Course Completed) concurrently enrolled online and on-ground . P ** Passing (Also used for Respiratory Therapy clinical grade) W * Withdrawal*IU defines a week as 7 days starting Monday and ending the following Sunday, T ** Transfer of credits from another non-affiliatedexcept for the last week of the Module which ends Midnight Saturday . educational institution**Please refer to Extern/Clinical section for clinical course attendance Transfer + Grade Transfer of credits from an affiliated educationalrequirements . institutionAttendance for On-ground Courses *See Course Withdrawal section .Class attendance is essential . Cultivation of desirable habits is just as **PE grades are issued for courses taken by exam . PE, IP, P, and T grades do notimportant as the development of skills . Students should be present and on affect the GPA calculation .time for all classes . Development of this important habit while in college For students enrolled in the Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapymakes it considerably easier to satisfy employers, who demand regular and program, effective March 1, 2011: Students are expected to master eachpunctual attendance . Absence from class involves a loss to both the student major subject (classes with a RES course code) in the curriculum . To ensureand to the other members of the class; the student must rush to make up the proficiency in the subject matter, it is imperative that each respiratory therapycoursework, and other students have to sit through material being repeated . student demonstrate a satisfactory level of performance (>74%) or a minimumWhile circumstances beyond the control of the student may make it impossible of a C as the final course grade . Any grade less than a C or < 73 .9% isfor him or her to attend a class, excessive absenteeism or tardiness will result considered failing the course . If a student fails a course, he/she will not bein administrative action . This will result in a later graduation date . Should allowed to continue on in the program until the class has been successfullya student not attend any classes during the first week of the module, the passed . A student may only re-take one specific course within the Respiratoryuniversity will take administrative action, which may include termination from Therapy program one time . If a student fails a specific course more than once,the course or program . he/she will be dismissed from the program .Resources for Student Use For students with a First Term date of March 28, 2011 or after: Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2 .5 in order to sit for the exit examResource aids that are available to students include, but are not limited to, (WRRT SAE) and graduate from the Associate of Science in Respiratorythe following: Therapy program . • Online resource library containing over 120,000 articles and related The only exception to this policy is any course that is graded on a pass/fail materials basis . Students in a master’s program must earn a 2 .0 or better in master’s level • Current online industry periodicals courses in order to count them toward graduation .Equipment for Student Use Grade ReportsEquipment and training aids that are available to students include, but are not The students can print a report of their grades electronically through the studentlimited to, the following: portal . For purposes of academic progress and graduation, the cumulative GPA • Library of research materials from the student transcript is used . • Online resource library containing more than 120,000 articles and related materials Course Withdrawal • Current industry periodicals A student who withdraws from a course receives a grade of W . A student may • Professional software for training officially withdraw by the first Friday at the end of the first week of the module . • Computer lab for individual and group work: • Computers, printers, and Internet access or laptops All courses with a final grade of W are considered attempted credits and will be charged tuition accordingly . Title IV monies including PELL and SEOG will beGrading System awarded for courses given a grade of W .Grade Points Explanation Since a grade of W is counted as credit hours attempted but not completed, itA 4 .0 Excellent will adversely affect a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (See Standards ofA- 3 .7 Satisfactory Progress) . A grade of W does not affect the student’s cumulative GPA .B+ 3 .4 To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 17
  • Academic InformationA grade of W may only be issued in the following circumstances: 150% of the program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .0 • A student has attended at least one day of the class during the first week of Bachelor’s Degree Program the module and then formally withdraws with the Registrar before the end End of the first academic year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 .5 of the first week of the module . End of the second academic year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .0 End of the third academic year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .0 • A student has attended beyond the first week of the module, is in good End of the fourth academic year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .0 standing (good attendance and passing grades), and is forced to withdraw End of each academic year until 150% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .0 due to extenuating circumstances which are limited to verified medical problems (either with the student or his/her immediate family, military Associate of Science Degree Program, (except for Associate Degree in Re- obligations, jury duty, or death in the family that causes extended spiratory Therapy) hardship . If a student attends beyond the first week of the module and 25% of the program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 .0 then withdraws for reasons other than those listed above, a grade of F will 50% of the program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 .5 be issued . An F grade academically lowers the student’s grade point average Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .0 and adversely affects the student’s academic progress . 150% of the program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .0 Students with a First Term date prior to March 28, 2011:Program Withdrawal Associate in Respiratory TherapyStudents who find it necessary to withdraw from a program must have an 25% of the program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .0interview with the Director of Education or Registrar . The student is also 50% of the program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .0required to have an exit interview with a representative of the Financial Aid Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .0Department . The date of the exit interview is the date of determination; or, if a 150% of the program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .0student provides notice of withdrawal in writing, the date on which the notice Students with a First Term date of or after March 28, 2011:is mailed with appropriate postage is the date of determination . Associate in Respiratory TherapyWhen a student does not contact the school to withdraw, the date of 25% of the program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .0determination is the second Monday of the module following the date the 50% of the program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .5student ceased logging into class . Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .5 150% of the program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .5DismissalStudent termination may result from unsatisfactory academic progress, Academic Probationunsatisfactory course completion, failure to achieve the appropriate proficiency To ensure a student’s success in a program, grades are reviewed by the Dean atlevel within the prescribed timeframe, conduct detrimental to the University, the end of each evaluation point . If a student is in danger of falling below thefailure to comply with financial aid regulations, or non-observance of other required standards of progress, the student is advised . A student is placed onstudent regulations . A student who is dismissed may appeal to the Executive probation if he or she fails to meet either or both the maximum time frameDirector of the University, who will make the final determination . and the cumulative GPA at the evaluation points . If a student fails to meet the minimum requirement at the end of the next evaluation point, the studentReadmission will be placed on a second probationary period or may be dismissed . AppealReadmission to Independence University following dismissal or withdrawal will of dismissal is made to the Executive Director, and the Executive Director’sbe at the sole discretion of the University . Students whose enrollment has been decision is final . A student may stay on probation until such time that theterminated may petition the Executive Director in writing for reinstatement . student exceeds both the maximum time frame and the cumulative GPAThe written request should contain a summary of why the student feels he or requirements, at which time the student will be taken off probation . If it isshe should be readmitted . The Executive Director shall review all requests on a determined that the student cannot meet either the cumulative GPA or thecase-by- case basis . Extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration . maximum time frame requirements, the student will be dismissed and is notHowever, IU reserves the right to refuse to readmit any student who does not allowed re-entry to the University .meet the University’s academic or behavioral standards . Financial Aid ProbationMaximum Time Frame Students are eligible for Title IV funding during the first Academic Probation .Students must complete their program within one and one-half times the If the student is not successful in regaining Satisfactory Academic Progresscredit hours required to complete the program . Students must complete 67% standards by the next evaluation point, his/her financial aid will be suspended .of their credits attempted in each evaluation period in order to complete the The student has seven days to appeal the suspension . If the student is successfulprogram within the maximum time frame . in improving completion of courses within the maximum time frame and returning the cumulative GPA to the minimum requirement at the nextSatisfactory Academic Progress Measurements evaluation period, or an appeal is approved, financial aid may be reinstated . The appeal for mitigating circumstances must be made in writing by the student,Students must progress satisfactorily toward meeting graduation requirements . and the decision of the Executive Director is final . However, if the studentThe academic progress of each student will be reviewed at the required does not appeal or an appeal is not approved, and the suspension of financialevaluation points below and at least once every academic year after the first aid remains in force, the student may self-pay for tuition and expenses subjectyear . An academic year is defined as two terms of four modules each or 32 to the requirements of Academic Probation until such time the student meetsweeks . At each evaluation point, the student must have completed 67% of either or both the maximum time frame or the cumulative GPA requirementsthe credits attempted . A student’s progress toward graduation is considered within the maximum time frame and financial aid can be reinstated .satisfactory if the following minimum GPA requirements are met .Evaluation Required Minimum GPA with 67% Point of Credits Attempted Completed Satisfactory Progress VerificationMaster’s Degree Program When financial aid electronic disbursement rosters are received, the financial25% of the program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .0 aid officer at Central Financial Aid (CFA) quickly checks that the student is50% of the program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .5 eligible for the disbursement . If the student does not have the required timeGraduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .0 and credits, it is so documented on the student’s academic record . 18 Independence University
  • Academic InformationThe Director of Financial Aid at CFA is fully responsible and accountable for Prerequisite Coursesverifying and documenting that the student is entitled to the funds by checkingthe required time and credits correlating to satisfactory progress . If a student fails a course that is a prerequisite for another course, the student must successfully complete the course before continuing in the program . If aStandards of Progress for Veterans student fails a course that is not a prerequisite for another course, the student may continue in the program and repeat the course at a later date provided thatVeterans or eligible persons are evaluated monthly to determine satisfactory the maximum time frame standards are not exceeded .progress . A veteran or eligible person whose grade point average falls below 2 .0will be placed on probation for unsatisfactory progress and shall be terminated Course Repetitionsif his/her GPA remains below 2 .0 at the end of the next grading period . Ifthe veteran or eligible person is allowed to remain on probation beyond this Independence University’s programs are not designed to facilitate courseperiod, he/she will have all veterans’ benefits discontinued . repetitions due to the short, fast-paced, and intense nature of the coursework . If a student fails a course or earns a grade in a course below a “D-” (C forAppeal Respiratory Therapy courses), that course could be repeated, provided it is offered again within the maximum time frame . The Executive Director mustA student has the right to appeal a determination that he /she is not making approve all course repetitions . IU does not replace grades when a course issatisfactory progress . The appeal must be in writing and should be submitted repeated . Each attempt at the course is recorded on the student’s transcript andto the dean within seven days of the unsatisfactory progress determination . The both grades are reflected in the cumulative GPA . Each attempt at the coursedecision of the dean is final . would be counted as a “course attempted” in the calculations for successfulExtenuating Circumstances course completion and maximum time frame . Repeating a course in a program will result in the assessment of tuition charges at the current credit hour rate .The University may waive interim satisfactory standards for extenuatingcircumstances . Circumstances must be documented, and it must be Graduation Requirements and Awardsdemonstrated by the student that such mitigating circumstances have had anadverse impact on satisfactory progress . Documentation is provided to financial To be eligible for graduation, students must meet the following requirements:aid when approving such a student to continue receiving financial aid funds . 1 . Pass with a D- grade or higher all core and non-core courses (except for core Respiratory Therapy courses and master’s programs, in which allReestablishing Eligibility for Federal Funds courses must be passed with at least a 2 .0) .If a student is allowed to return to the University after being dismissed 2 . Attain a 2 .0 cumulative grade point average (3 .0 for Master’s students, 2 .5for unsatisfactory progress, she/he may reenter and must meet the above for Respiratory Therapy students) .requirements before receiving Title IV aid . The student must make financial 3 . Pass the number of credit hours required for the program within thearrangements with the University to pay for courses while reestablishing maximum time frame .eligibility for federal funds . Once the student has met the requirementslisted above, Title IV aid will be reinstated . If the student does not meet the 4 . Official Transcripts on file verifying program eligibilitysatisfactory progress requirements during the probationary period of one 5 . Satisfy all financial obligations .academic year, she/he will be dismissed from the University . 6 . Complete a financial aid exit .Incompletes/Make-Up Work Policy Degrees GrantedIncomplete grades are counted as credits attempted and affect maximum timeframe, but do not affect the grade point average . An incomplete (I) grade may Upon fulfillment of the graduation requirements and all financial obligations,be issued to a student who is passing a course but who has not completed all the student will be issued the appropriate degree, indicating satisfactoryrequired work . The student may be allowed up to four weeks to complete the completion and passing of all program requirements . Independence Universitycoursework . Additional details regarding make-up work can be found in the offers programs leading to a Certificate, an Associate of Science Degree, asyllabus for each course . When the coursework is completed, a grade will be Bachelor of Science Degree, and a Master’s Degree .issued for the course . If the work is not completed during the allotted time, theincomplete (I) will revert to an “F .” Graduation HonorsWhen calculating the GPA for purposes of determining satisfactory progress, A student may graduate with honors as follows:an incomplete (I) is equivalent to an “F .” The student accumulates no quality • Summa Cum Laude for graduating with a 4.0 cumulative GPA.points for the course, but the number of credits assigned to the course is • Magna Cum Laude for graduating with a cumulative GPA betweenincluded in the total number of credit hours attempted . If the incomplete 3 .8 and 3 .99 .prevents a student from meeting graduation requirements, the student will be • Cum Laude for graduating with a cumulative GPA between 3.50 and 3.79.eligible for employment assistance services . If the incomplete is not resolvedwithin the allotted time period, however, the student will forfeit future use of Schedulingthe University’s employment assistance services and will not be issued a degree . Courses are scheduled so that students should be able to complete all programNon-credit Remedial Courses requirements on time unless the student fails courses, fails to achieve core requirements, or withdraws and re-enters . Students with transfer creditsNon-credit remedial courses do not affect satisfactory academic progress . The may experience disruptions in their schedule . If any of these circumstancesstudent does not earn an academic grade nor is the non-credit remedial course occur, the University will make every effort to schedule the student with acounted toward the maximum time frame . full schedule each module; however, courses will not be scheduled simply to facilitate the student who has interrupted his/her schedule . Students are urgedOccupational Standards to do everything possible not to interrupt their schedule .The University must terminate any student who is unable to satisfactorilyachieve the knowledge and skills required by the occupation for which thetraining is intended . To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 19
  • Academic InformationCredit Transfer from Another College Units (CEUs) or seminars may not be transferred to satisfy courses at the University . A student who has continuing education units and/or seminarsCredits from other institutions, which are accredited by an agency recognized in courses scheduled in the student’s program, may challenge the course byby the U .S . Department of Education, may transfer when the course submitted passing the examination with a score of 90% or greater . If the student passesfor consideration is of comparable scope and content to the campus’s own the examination, the student will receive a grade of PE on his or her transcript .courses . International credits will be reviewed on an individual basis . Transferof credit is at the judgment and discretion of the Dean and/or the Campus CLEP, DANTES, AP, and Certification Credit: The University may awardDirector . The maximum transfer credits allowable from other institutions are: credit to students who score at or above established levels on the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Defense Activities for Non-traditionalTo associate’s degree programs (with the exception of Associate in Education Support (DANTES) examinations, Advanced Placement (AP),Respiratory Therapy): No more than 25% of the credits may be transferred . and college recognized certifications (i .e ., Cisco, Microsoft, A+, etc .) . SomeTuition will be adjusted accordingly . Transferred credits must be a C- or better . core courses may not be transferable (i .e ., medical clinical core courses) .Core technical courses must be earned within the past 8 years, and general Information regarding specific CLEP, DANTES, and AP equivalents/education courses have no time limit . scores may be obtained from the Dean or Campus Director . Tuition isTo associate program – Respiratory Therapy: Students who hold a current adjusted accordingly .NBRC Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential will have theprerequisite and introductory block of courses transferred in . Students who Credit Transfer to Other Collegeshold a current NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential Graduates or students who are considering transferring from the Universitywill have the prerequisite, introductory, and intermediate block of courses to other institutions should recognize that programs at the University aretransferred in . Students with a current CRT and RRT are also eligible to specifically tailored to career preparation . Courses that make up such programssubmit transcripts for possible General Education transfer credit . Transferred are not generally transferable to other colleges, particularly in programscredits must be a grade of C or better for Respiratory Therapy credits . that emphasize general or liberal education . It should also be noted that inTo substitute for a prerequisite or a core course within the Associate of Science in any transfer situation, regardless of the colleges involved, the acceptance ofRespiratory Therapy program, with the exception of BIO 111, a transfer course credits is at the sole discretion of the accepting college and this Universitymust have been taken within the last five years to count toward the degree . makes no representations whatsoever concerning the transferability of anyTo a full bachelor’s degree program: No more than 50% of the credits may University credits to any other institution. The University credits generallybe transferred . Tuition will be adjusted accordingly . Transferred credits must be are not transferable to other colleges unless a written articulation agreementC- or better (C for Respiratory Care) . Core courses must be earned within the between the University and another institution has been negotiated . See thepast 8 years, and general education courses have no time limit . Registrar or the Campus Director for details of any articulation agreements .To a bachelor’s completion degree program: No more than 50% of Credit Transfer from the Affiliated College Systemthe credits may be transferred (this does not include the 90 quarter credits Graduates or students who are transferring within the affiliated college systemrequired for entrance into the program) . Tuition will be adjusted accordingly . will have their credits automatically accepted .  Graduates of associate’s degreeTransferred credits must be C- or better (C for Respiratory Care) . Core courses programs within the affiliated college system may transfer credits to an applicablemust be earned within the past 8 years, and general education courses have no full bachelor’s degree, not a bachelor’s completion degree . The same gradetime limit . requirements as for students transferring credits from outside the system apply . To master’s degree programs (from other accredited master’s degree When a student transfers from one affiliated campus to another, grades, gradeprograms): No more than 25% of the credits may be transferred . Tuition point averages (GPA), and satisfactory academic progress (SAP) status transferwill be adjusted accordingly . Transferred credits must be B- or better and will with the student . In other words, if a student is on academic probation andbe accepted as long as the degree was earned from an accredited institution . transfers from one campus to another, the student will remain on academicApplicants enrolling into the master’s degree program must have earned a probation . Likewise, a student who transfers from one campus to another with abaccalaureate degree in an associated field which will be recognized as long GPA that warrants honor status will retain that status at his or her new campus .as it was earned from an accredited institution whose accrediting agency isrecognized by the U .S . Department of Education . There is no time limit forbachelor’s degrees which are applied to the master’s program . All transferred Credit Transfer for Veteranscore courses must be earned within the past 8 years . Independence University maintains a written record of the previous education and training of veterans or eligible persons . Up to 26 credits of a transferTransfer Credit Process: The applicant must supply a college syllabus, a student’s prior academic work will be accepted toward an associate’s degree andcatalog, or course description and an official transcript(s) for transfer of credit up to 90 credits of a transfer student’s prior academic work will be acceptedto occur . toward a bachelor’s degree, with the training period shortened proportionately .Course Numbering: Generally, 100- and 200-level courses are for associate’s- The veteran or eligible person will be notified of prior credit granted .level work, 300- and 400-level courses are for bachelor’s-level work, and 500-and 600-level courses are for master’s-level work . In transferring in credits, no Credit by Examination100- and 200-level courses may be used to satisfy our 300- and 400- or 500-and 600-level courses . However, 300- and 400- or 500- and 600-level courses A student who has received instruction or who has had experience in coursesfor another accredited institution may be used to satisfy 100- and 200-level scheduled in his/her program may wish to challenge the course by passing ancourses at our institution if the course descriptions are similar . examination . Should the student pass the examination with a score of 90% or greater, a grade of PE will be assigned to the course . The student will then beCourse Credits: A sufficient number of credits earned from the transferring scheduled for classes of greater difficulty or be given a reduced schedule for thatinstitution must equal the credits we grant for a course . Example: a sociology module if no classes are available in the student’s program . The student mustcourse transferred to us must be 4 quarter credits or 3 semester credits to satisfy seek the opportunity to challenge a course through the Dean of Education . Noour sociology course requirements . (Semester credits x 1 .5 = quarter credits) . tuition waivers are given for passing a course by examination .Transcript: Grades of transferred courses from other institutions (must be C-and higher) are recorded as a “T” grade and do not contribute to quality points Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974in calculating the student’s cumulative GPA at the University . In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, whichContinuing Education Units/Seminars: Credits for Continuing Education became law on November 19, 1974, Independence University hereby notifies 20 Independence University
  • Cancellation or Withdrawalall students of their rights in connection with educational records maintained the University to increase, at least once during any calendar year, the tuition forby the University . All students are entitled to review their educational records courses and programs offered by the University . Students are counseled aboutmaintained by the University by making a request to the Executive Director . repayment of financial aid during the mandatory entrance and exit interview .Within forty-five (45) days after the request is made, the educational records If an amount is due at the time the student graduates or withdraws, the balanceof the student will be made available to the student . If the student believes is due in full at that time unless satisfactory payment arrangements havethat information in the educational records is inaccurate or misleading or been made with the Financial Aid Department . If the student fails to makeviolates the privacy or other rights of the student, the student may request a payment within 15 days of the due date, the balance will be due in full andthat the University amend the records . If the University refuses to amend the the account will be turned over to a collection agency . The student agrees toeducational records of the student, the University will inform the student of pay any collection fees up to and including court costs and reasonable attorneythe right to a hearing to seek the correction of information in the educational fees . Cash discounts are not given for early payment of fees or tuition .records . At the hearing, the student will be afforded an opportunity to presentevidence that is relevant to the issues, and the student may be assisted or Funding Tuitionrepresented by an individual of his or her choice at his or her own expense, A variety of available plans afford flexibility in choosing the one best suitedincluding an attorney . for a specific need . The University offers individual financial planning sessionsThe decision of the University shall be based solely upon the evidence for each student and family . All students must have an appointment with thepresented at the hearing . If, as a result of the hearing, the student believes that Finance Department prior to starting school to arrange payment of tuition .the information is not accurate, is misleading, or otherwise is in violation of Private loans, scholarships, and electronic tuition payments are available tothe privacy or other rights of the student, the student has the right to place students to cover the cost of tuition .in the educational records a statement commenting upon the information in Sallie Mae: This is a credit-based alternative loan, and a student makes interest-the education records and/or setting forth any reasons for disagreeing with the only payments while in college . The interest rate is based on the individual’sdecision of the University . credit rating . Payments are sent electronically to the campus .A student has the right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable Key Bank: Key Bank provides credit-based alternative loans and generallyinformation contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent repayment begins six months after leaving the program . There is no pre-that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent . payment penalty . Interest for this loan is based on the individual’s credit rating .A student has the right to file a complaint with the U .S . Department of Education The payments are sent electronically to the campus . www .key .comconcerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of Citi Bank: Citi Bank provides credit based alternative loans up to the total costFERPA . The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: of education . This is an unsecured credit-based loan and fees may be added toFamily Policy Compliance Office your principal balance . The interest rate is based on an applicant’s credit scores .U .S . Department of Education There are no payments while in school; call 1-800-STUDENT to request a400 Maryland Avenue, SW paper application .Washington, DC 20202-5920 Wells Fargo Bank: Students can apply for private student loans at: http://http://www .ed .gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index .html www .wellsfargo .com/student/ . Students can borrow up to their total cost of tuition . Interest rates are variable (monthly) and are based on the Prime Rate . No payments are due until students have been out of school for 6 months . TwoFinancial Information loan options are available .Tuition and Fees Mountain America Credit Union: Mountain American Credit Union (MACU) is a member owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution .No out-of-state tuition requirements apply. MACU provides private loans for students with no payments required untilBeginning October 25, 2010, tuition charges for all new students will range students have been out of school for 6 months . Interest rates are based on thefrom $239 to $398 per quarter credit . Tuition for associate’s degree programs prime rate and the student’s credit . www .macu .comwill be $22,500, except for Respiratory Therapy, which will be $27,500 . Pinnacle Cashflow Management: This is an institutional program . WeTuition for full bachelor’s degree programs will be $49,500 . Tuition for encourage students to apply for private loans through Sallie Mae or a selectedbachelor’s completion degrees will be $25,000 . Tuition for master’s degrees bank . If financed through Pinnacle Cashflow Management, the first paymentwill be $21,500 . is due on the first day of the month following enrollment . Interest charged isTuition for certificates and the Basic Sciences block of courses will be $5,750 . the same rate as charged on Stafford Loans with a minimum of 6% . If students make payments pursuant to an installment plan, a separate installment contractThe University provides the books necessary for successful completion of will be entered .each course . These books may be provided in the following formats: E-books,textbooks, and/or study guides . Students who would like books in a different Note: Any holder of a consumer credit contract is subject to all claims and defenses,format than those provided must obtain them at their own expense . which the debtor could assert against the seller of goods or services, obtained pursuant hereto or with the proceeds hereof. Recovery hereunder by the debtor shallIn the event a check is returned for any reason, a $35 charge will be made to the not exceed amounts paid by the debtor (FTC Rule effective 5/14/1976).student’s account . Refund calculations are complex . For further informationand examples, read the catalog, and visit our Financial Aid office .Tuition Payment Cancellation or WithdrawalAll students must make payment arrangements with the Financial AidDepartment in advance of attending classes . All payment arrangements for Canceling Enrollment Prior to Starting Class for Online Programsan unpaid balance must be made with the Financial Aid Department at the If you are not accepted into the University, the enrollment agreement willend of the student’s program . The student must be credit worthy to qualify for be cancelled, and we will refund all money paid within thirty days . You mayelectronic withdrawal plans or for private market loans . For those students who cancel the enrollment agreement within three business days of signaturequalify for federal financial aid, electronic payments are ordered by Central and receive a full refund of all money paid within thirty days . You willFinancial Aid on the dates students qualify for their funds . Students can expect To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 21
  • Cancellation or Withdrawalalso receive a full refund within thirty days if your educational services are Institutional charges upon withdrawal or termination during the first termdiscontinued . The enrollment agreement may be terminated by the University of the first academic year for Online Programs:for conduct detrimental to the University, for failure to comply with financial 1 . If you terminate after midnight of the seventh calendar day after the dateaid regulations, or for nonobservance of other student regulations . If you are you first login, but before completing more than 10% of the term, you aredismissed, you may appeal to the director of the University, whose decision responsible for 10% of the tuition and a $150 administrative fee .will be final . 2 . If you terminate after completing more than 10% of the term but lessCancellation Prior to Starting Class for On-ground Program than 25%, you are responsible for 25% of the term’s tuition and a $150 administrative fee .If you are not accepted into the university, this enrollment agreement will becancelled and we will refund all money paid within 30 days . You may cancel 3 . If you terminate after completing more than 25% of the term butthis enrollment agreement within three business days and receive a full refund less than 50%, you are responsible for 50% of the tuition and a $150of all money paid within 30 days . If you have not visited the university prior administrative fee .to enrollment, you may withdraw without penalty within three business days 4 . If you terminate enrollment after completing more than 50% of the termfollowing a tour of the university facilities and inspection of equipment where but less than 75%, you are responsible for 75% of the tuition and a $150your educational services will be provided . You will also receive a full refund administrative fee .within 30 days if your educational services are discontinued or your startingdate is postponed by more than 90 days . 5 . If you terminate enrollment after completing more than 75% of the term, you are responsible for all tuition and fees .The Enrollment Agreement may be terminated by the university forunsatisfactory academic progress, use of controlled substances on campus, Institutional charges upon withdrawal or termination during the first termconduct detrimental to the university, failure to comply with financial of the first academic year for On-ground Program:aid regulations or non-observance of other student regulations . If you are 1 . If you terminate after midnight of the fifth day of classes, but beforedismissed, you may appeal to the president/executive director of the university, completing more than 10% of the term, you are responsible for 10% ofwhose decision will be final . the tuition and a $150 .00 administrative fee . 2 . If you terminate after completing more than 10% of the term but lessCancellation After Classes Have Started for Online Programs than 25%, you are responsible for 25% of the term’s tuition and aYou may cancel enrollment for any reason up until the end of the seventh $150 .00 administrative fee .calendar day past the date you first login in the first academic year, and the 3 . If you terminate after completing more than 25% of the term but lessUniversity will refund any monies paid minus an administrative fee of $150 . than 50%, you are responsible for 50% of the tuition and a $150 .00Thereafter, you may terminate your enrollment by giving written notice to the administrative fee .University (fax, email, or mail) at anytime . Such notice is effective when theUniversity receives the notice . The written notice of cancellation need not take 4 . If you terminate enrollment after completing more than 50% of theany particular form . term but less than 75%, you are responsible for 75% of the tuition and a $150 .00 administrative fee .Cancellation After Classes Have Started for On-ground Programs 5 . If you terminate enrollment after completing more than 75% of the term,You may cancel enrollment for any reason up until the end of the fifth day of you are responsible for all tuition and fees .scheduled classes in the first module of the first academic year, and the university Institutional charges upon withdrawal or termination during any subse-will refund any monies paid minus the registration fee, an administrative fee quent term for Online and On-ground Programs:of $150 . Thereafter, you may terminate your enrollment by giving writtennotice to the university . Such notice is effective when the university receives the 1 . If you terminate during the first 25% of the term, you are responsible fornotice . The written notice of cancellation need not take any particular form . 25% of the tuition and a $150 administrative fee . 2 . If you terminate after completing more than 25% of the term butRefund Policy less than 50%, you are responsible for 50% of the tuition and a $150For students with a First Term date prior to November 22, 2011, the fol- administrative fee .lowing Refund Policy applies: 3 . If you terminate after completing more than 50% of the term butCourses that are 7 – 10 weeks in length: less than 75%, you are responsible for 75% of the tuition and a $150 • 1st week = 80% administrative fee . • 2nd week = 60% 4 . If you terminate after completing more than 75% of the term, you are • 3rd week = 40% responsible for all tuition and fees . • 4th week = 20% • 5th week and beyond = 0% Return of Title IV FundsCourses that are 11 – 16 weeks in length: If a student receives Title IV student financial assistance (Federal Pell Grants, • 1st week = 80% Federal Supplemental Grants, Federal Family Education Loans, ACG or • 2nd week = 70% SMART grants), special rules apply when a student withdraws or is terminated . • 3rd week = 60% These rules are independent of the institution’s refund policy . Thus, there may • 4th week = 50% be cases where the institution is required by the government to return Title • 5th week = 40% IV funds even though such funds are needed to pay the student’s institutional • 6th week = 30% charges . In all cases, the student remains responsible for paying institutional • 7th week = 20% charges as determined by the refund policy . • 8th week = 10% • 9th week and beyond = 0% For the purpose of determining the amount you owe for the time you attended, you shall be deemed to have withdrawn from a course when any ofFor students with a First Term date on November 22, 2011 or later, the the following occurs:following Refund Policy applies: 22 Independence University
  • Cancellation or Withdrawal a . You notify the University of your withdrawal, funds were returned . See the calculations below . b . The University terminates you . Refund Calculation ExampleRefunds will be paid within 45 days from the date of determination . Any creditgranted for the prior education or training shall not impact this refund policy . Institutional CalculationRefund calculations are complex . For further information and examples, read i . Loan Funds disbursed = $ 4,750the catalog and visit the University’s Financial Aid office . ii . Amount Earned by the Student (100%) = $ 4,750Earning and Returning Title IV Funds iii . PELL Funds received for Full Time = $ 1,000Special rules apply for withdrawals of certain Title IV federal student aid iv . Amount Earned by the Student (8 credits attempted/1/4 time) = $250recipients . (Title IV aid includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental v . Total Unearned (refund) = $ 750Opportunity Grants, Federal Stafford Loans, and Federal PLUS Loans .) vi . Student Tuition Charged = $ 8,500If a student officially withdraws or is terminated by the institution, the datethat this occurs will be used to calculate both institutional refunds and the Less: 25% Tuition = $ 2,125Return of Title IV Funds (if the latter is necessary) . If a student stops logging vii . Plus Administrative Fees = $ 150into classes and makes no formal withdrawal request, the date of determination vi . Total Tuition earned by University = $ 6,525will be used in all withdrawal calculations as the last date of the student’sobligation . The date of determination will be the second Monday of the vii . Funds Retained by University = $ 5,000module following when the student ceased logging into classes . viii . Balance Due University by Student = $ 1,525Undergraduate and master’s programs use a modules-within-terms for Financial Refund calculations are complex . For further information and examples,Aid . Each term, which is equivalent to a semester, consists of four modules . contact our Financial Aid Office .Within any term, a student who completes at least one module is consideredto have completed the term, and the Federal Return of Title IV FFEL Funds Scholarshipsregulations do not apply . For any Federal Pell Grant recipient who withdrawsfrom school at any time, however, the student’s Grant may have to be reduced Legacy Grants will be awarded for 10% of the tuition remaining after transferfrom full time to a status that is less than full time, depending on how many of credits if an applicant enrolls in a program offered by the University . Thecredits the student attempted . If the student attempted 18 credits or more following criteria apply:in the term, no reduction is necessary . If the student attempted 13 .5 credits, 1 . The Legacy Grant only applies to applicants who are immediate familybut less than 18 credits, the Pell Grant is reduced to 3/4 time . If the student members (father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, stepchildren,attempted 9 credits, but less than 13 .5 credits, the Pell Grant is reduced to 1/2 spouses, and grandparents/grandchildren) of either a graduate or atime . If the student attempted less than 9 credits, the Pell Grant is reduced to currently enrolled student in good standing (3 .0 or above cumulativeless than half time . In all cases, once any such adjustment of the Pell Grant has GPA with 90% attendance) .been made, the institutional refund policy will be applied . 2 . The grant is applied at the end of the program .If a student withdraws during the first module of a term without completing 3 . A student may share the value of the grant up to half of its value with athat module, the student’s Pell Grant, if any, will be reduced as indicated above, family member enrolling at the same time . Every subsequent enrollingand then the Federal Return of Title IV Funds policy will be applied to the family member is granted the Legacy Grant in an amount representingremaining amount of Federal Student Aid that was disbursed or could have 10% of tuition .been disbursed . The amount the student has earned is based on a fraction,the numerator of which is the number of days the student was carried on the 4 . The student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3 .0 and 90% attendance .rolls from the beginning of the term until the date of determination, and the 5 . The grant may not be combined with other Independence Universitydenominator of which is the number of days in the term, including weekends scholarships or grants .and holidays but not including any break of five days or more . This fractionis then multiplied by the dollar amount of Federal Student Aid which was 6 . The grant applies to tuition only and does not result in a cash payment todisbursed or could have been disbursed . The school will then return to the the student or the student’s immediate family member . This grant is notFederal government the amount that the student did not earn, will apply the transferable to non-family members and is a waiver of tuition .institutional refund policy, and will bill the student for any amount the student Student Clinical Grant may be available to students who attend a Universityowes the school . approved facility that offers a group study program . The grant ranges from 20-The amount the student has earned is based on course completion . Loans are 30% awarded for the tuition remaining after transfer of credits .earned based on at least one course completion each term . If loans exceed thetotal amount charged for the term, the difference is returned to the lender . 1 . Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2 .5 and 90% attendance .Students must complete at least one course in the term to maintain loan 2 . The grant is applied at the end of the program .eligibility for that term . 3 . The grant may not be combined with other Independence UniversitySample Refund Policies scholarships or grants .For example: Assume that a first-time enrollment student enrolled in a 4 . The grant applies to tuition only and does not result in a cash paymentprogram and was charged $150 in fees . The student’s start date for the payment to the student .period was 1/5/09 with an end date of 4/26/09 . The start of the next module The Alliance Clinical Grant is awarded to hospitals that agree to host awas 2/12/09 in which the student attended four days of the module, and then specific number of students at their facility for the completion of clinical labstopped attending . The student did not come back the next (3rd) module and requirements . The amount of the grant varies from 50% - 100% of the tuition,the school terminated enrollment on the second Monday of the 3rd module remaining after transfer of credit, based on the number of clinical spots thefor nonattendance the first week of the 3rd module . The student’s loans and hospital provides to University students .grants were fully disbursed for the term . PELL was recalculated and unearned To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 23
  • Student Services 1 . The grant may not be combined with other Independence University Career Services scholarships or grants . Graduates of IU are entitled to use the services of the Career Services Office 2 . The grant applies to tuition only and does not result in a cash payment to at no additional charge throughout their careers . The University does not the student or the hospital . guarantee employment but can provide contacts, interviews, and guidance during the career services process . The Career Services Office is not a resume-Matching Funds: Matching funds are available for students employed by an writing service but can provide models from which a student may write his/herorganization that reimburses its employees for educational costs . A student own resume . The number and types of leads and interviews may be related tois eligible for matching funds only after providing written evidence that the the student’s average Professionalism grade . Graduates experiencing difficultystudent is being reimbursed for educational costs during the time frame in in securing employment may wish to retake one or more courses at thewhich he/she is an active student at the University . A student whose status with University, to update professional skills, employment techniques, grooming,the University is active or graduate and who is employed by the organization and social interaction .shall receive an amount of up to $5,000 for associate’s degrees or bachelor’scompletion degrees, up to $10,000 for bachelor’s degrees, and up to $3,000 for IU reserves the right to deny career services for conduct significantlymaster’s degrees, provided such funds are extended to qualified students in lieu detrimental to the integrity of the University, such as failure to pass a drug test,of any other University-sponsored discount or scholarship . The matching funds being fired from previous employment for illegal or immoral acts or any actsallowance will not exceed the tuition reimbursement award of the employer against company policy or as a result of a felony investigation or conviction . Aand the maximum limit established by the University . The matching funds will student with prior misdemeanor or felony convictions may be subject to denialbe posted to the student’s account when funds are received by the employee of externships, employment opportunities, and/or professional licensure . up to the maximum limit . In the event that students transfer in credits to the Students are advised that in order to comply with clinical or employmentUniversity, the matching funds allowance will be reduced proportionally . requirements, students may be required by some hospitals or businesses to undergo a criminal background check and/or drug screening . Candidates forMatching funds are available for students or individuals employed by any career services must be proficient in the skills associated with their career . Thebranch of the United States Armed Forces that reimburses its active duty candidate must also present a professional image and employment records withpersonnel for educational costs . A student whose status with the University no discharges for causes noted above . Graduates who want to update theiris active or graduate and who is employed by the United States Armed Forces skills in order to use career services may retake classes at no charge .shall receive an amount of up to $5,000 for an associate’s degree or a bachelor’scompletion degree, up to $10,000 for a full bachelor’s degree, and up to A graduate requesting career services after a significant period of time away from$5,000 for a master’s degree provided such funds are extended to qualified the University must be current in vocational skills aligned with the program instudents in lieu of any other University-sponsored discount or scholarship . The which he/she graduated from the University . Examples of current skills includematching funds allowance will not exceed the tuition reimbursement award of current software training, professional image, and good employment recordsthe U .S . Armed Forces and the maximum limit established by the University . with no discharges for cause as noted above .The matching funds will be posted to the student’s account when funds are Libraryreceived by active duty personnel up to the maximum limit . In the event thatstudents transfer in credits to the University, the matching funds allowance will The resource virtual library is available for students at any time . Videos, books,be reduced proportionally . periodicals, reserved readings, and Internet services are available . The librarian’s office may be accessed by calling the campus directly should assistanceGeneral Qualifications for all of the listed scholarships are as follows: be needed .students must meet all admissions and financial requirements of IndependenceUniversity for enrollment, students must attend 90% of all classes the first Orientationacademic year, and students must maintain a minimum GPA as stipulated by Students must complete an online orientation to ANGEL and an Onlinethe scholarship awarded . Scholarships listed above may not be combined with Readiness test .the other University scholarships . All scholarship recipients must file a FAFSAand meet all admissions and financial requirements of Independence University Pursuant to the requirements of the U .S . Department of Education, collegesfor initial and continued enrollment . All scholarships are non-transferable and publish all known occurrences of crimes committed on campus . These statisticsapply to tuition only and will not result in a cash payment to students . are available in the Financial Aid Office and are also part of the orientation materials . In the event of a crime, an incident report must be completed, andAll Independence University scholarships and grants are waivers of tuition . a police report may be filed . Any and all occurrences of crime committedThe number of qualified applicants determines the total amount awarded in on the campus should be reported immediately to the administration of theany academic year . University . In the event a sexual assault should occur while on campus, the victim and any witnesses present are to report the crime to campus officialsStudent Services immediately . In order that the crime may be fully investigated, the police will be contacted .Tutoring The University provides timely written information on personal safety andAny student at any time may request tutoring through the Dean’s or anti-crime measures as they become available . An annual report is available fordepartment head’s office . Tutoring will be provided at no cost to the student by all students and personnel of the University .an advanced student, teaching assistant, instructor, or staff member . Copyrighted Materials Policy and SanctionsAdvising Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including peer-to-peerAdvising is an important service at IU . The campus has academic advisors who file sharing and the unauthorized use of the University’s information and itsguide students through problems that may arise while enrolled at the University . technology systems may subject a student to civil and criminal liabilities andThe academic advisors may enlist the expertise of community resource groups, penalties of federal copyright laws .associate deans of programs, the Director of Education, faculty members, Students engaging in unauthorized use of copyrighted materials, includingthe Director of Financial Aid, or the Director of Career Services in resolving peer-to-peer file sharing, illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution ofstudent problems, whether personal or scholastic in nature . copyrighted materials using the University’s information technology system may face termination from the institution . In addition, the student may face 24 Independence University
  • Student Servicescriminal penalties as summarized below . This list is not all-inclusive, and Bureau (“BBB”) or by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) underthe student needs to be aware of the severe sanctions because of violating its Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (“Consumerthese policies . Rules”) .  The arbitration conducted under this agreement shall be governed byCopyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U .S .C . § 1, et seq . Utah substantive law shall beauthority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner applied to the proceeding, except to the extent federal substantive law wouldunder section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code) . apply to any claim . The arbitration shall be conducted in Salt Lake City, Utah,These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work . and any party may choose to appear by telephone or by videocast .  Both partiesIn the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a agree that each provision is severable from this Arbitration Agreement and thatcopyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement . all other terms shall remain in force .Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties . In Terms of Arbitrationgeneral, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered 1 . Neither party shall file any lawsuit against the other in any court and agreeto pay either actual damages of “statutory” damages affixed at not less than that any suit filed in violation of this provision shall be promptly dismissed$750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringement . For “willful” by the court in favor of arbitration . Both parties agree that the party enforc-infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed . A court ing arbitration shall be awarded costs and fees of compelling arbitration .can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorney’s fees . For details, see Title17, United States Code, Section 504, 505 . 2 . The costs of the arbitration filing fee, arbitrator’s compensation, and facilities fees that exceed the applicable court filing fee will be paid equallyWillful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including by the student and the University . The student will not be responsibleimprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense . for arbitration fees if the student proves hardship and, if represented byFor more information, please see the Web site of the U .S . Copyright Office an attorney, he or she does not advance clients’ litigation costs . In thatat www .copyright .gov, especially their FAQs at www .copyright .gov/help/faq . instance, the arbitration fees will be paid by the College . The arbitrator has power to award prevailing party attorney’s fees and costs if a claim isStudent Conduct based on a statute providing such fees to any party . All fees, including the opposing party’s attorney’s fees, shall be paid by any party whose claimsStudents at Independence University are expected to conduct themselves as are determined by the arbitrator to be frivolous .responsible adults . Expulsion, suspension, or some lesser sanction may beimposed for any of the following offenses: 1) interruption or any manner 3 . The student recognizes that the facts and issues that surround any disputeof interference with the normal operation of the University; 2) destruction, he or she might raise are unique and private to the student . The studentdamage, or misuse of University equipment, facilities, or property; 3) also understands that a lawyer may be willing to take the student’s caseillegal possession, use, or furnishing of alcoholic beverages while involved on its own and on a contingency fee basis because the amount of thein University-related activities; 4) illegal possession, use, or furnishing of student’s tuition that may be involved in a claim is monetarily significant .drugs while involved in University-related activities; 5) academic cheating or As such, to promote the prompt resolution of a dispute, the studentplagiarism; 6) commission of other offenses (including use of inappropriate does not want and agrees not to combine or consolidate any disputesInternet material) that in the opinion of administration may be contrary to the (claims) with those of other students, such as in a class or mass action .best interest of the University community . Sanctions that may be imposed are 1) The validity and enforceability of this single-case provision shall bewarning, 2) suspension, or 3) expulsion . When appropriate, the University will determined only by a single arbitrator . That arbitrator will decide onlyissue warnings prior to dismissing a student for poor conduct . The University, this question, and will not decide the merits of the student’s claim . INhowever, may dismiss a student without warning if the offense is serious . The THE EVENT THIS SINGLE-CASE PROVISION IS FOUND TOExecutive Director makes the decision as to the seriousness of any offense . BE UNENFORCEABLE, BOTH PARTIES AGREE TO WAIVEAdditionally, termination for cause from externships may result in dismissal THEIR RIGHTS TO ARBITRATION AND TO A JURY TRIAL,from the program, loss of time, loss of credit, and/or increased charges . AND THAT THE CLAIM SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO A JUDGE ONLY AND NOT TO A JURY . The student may opt out of this single-Student Complaint/Grievance Procedure case provision by delivering a written opt-out statement to be received by the University within 30 days of the student’s first execution of anAlternative Dispute Resolution: While no one expects disputes and conflicts, Enrollment Agreement with the University.sometimes they do occur; and it is in the best interests of the parties to resolvethe dispute in the simplest, fastest, and least expensive manner . Both parties, 4 . Any remedy available from a court under the law shall be available intherefore, agree to follow the three steps below: the arbitration . The arbitrator(s) shall not have the power to commit any error of material fact, in law, or in legal reasoning and such error shall beStep One: Any and all disputes, conflicts, problems, controversies, or claims corrected on appeal as provided below .of any kind without exception arising from or connected to enrollment andattendance at the University (“dispute”) should first be taken up with the 5 . To the extent the student has outstanding federal student loan obligationsCampus Director . If the dispute is not then resolved, a written statement incurred in connection with his/her enrollment at the University, anyshould be made of each party’s position and submitted to the Corporate Chief arbitration award providing monetary damages shall direct that thoseExecutive Officer for a final decision . The parties may proceed to Step Two if damages be first paid toward those student loan obligations .the dispute is not resolved in Step One . 6 . Nothing in this Agreement prohibits a student from filing a complaintStep Two: The parties agree that any dispute should be first attempted to be with the state regulatory agency . A student may, but need not, beresolved through mediation .  Any such mediation will be held in Salt Lake represented by an attorney at arbitration .City, Utah, and any party may choose to appear by telephone or by videocast .  7 . Except as specifically required by the laws of the state of Utah, the fact of andThe parties agree to attend and make a sincere and good faith effort to resolve all aspects of this arbitration and the underlying dispute shall remain strictlythe dispute through this mediation . confidential by the parties, their representatives, and the BBB or the AAA .Step Three: Jury Waiver and Agreement to Binding, Individual Arbitration 8 . If a student desires to initiate arbitration, he/she shall first contact theBoth parties forever waive rights to a trial by jury, and elect instead to submit all Campus Director, who will provide the student with a copy of the BBBdisputes (claims) to the binding, confidential decision of a single arbitrator . At Rules or the AAA Consumer Rules . Information about the BBB arbitrationthe student’s election, the arbitration shall be conducted by the Better Business process and Rules can be obtained at www .bbb .org or 1-703-276-0100 . To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 25
  • Student Services Information about the AAA arbitration process and the Consumer Rules can be obtained at www .adr .org or 1-800-778-7879 . The student shall Disability Services then contact the BBB or the AAA, which will provide the appropriate forms and detailed instructions . The student shall disclose this document Philosophy to the BBB or the AAA . Students with disabilities have a right to reasonable accommodations . 9 . Notwithstanding that the arbitration will be binding, if the University or the student loses in arbitration, the losing party may appeal for review What is a Disability? to a three-member arbitration appeal panel . That review shall examine Independence University uses the definition of disability set forth in Section the arbitration award for error as described in Section 4, above . The 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which states that a disabled person is notice of appeal must be in writing and served on the other party and anyone who: on the BBB or the AAA within ten (10) days of the date of the award . • has a physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits one or The notice of appeal must specify those elements of the arbitration award more major life activities; that are being appealed and must contain a statement of the grounds for • has a record of such an impairment; the appeal .  Both parties shall participate in the selection of the panel . • is regarded as having such an impairment. The fees and expenses of the appeal tribunal and the BBB or the AAA shall be paid in full by the appealing party . Once the notice of appeal is Exceptions timely served, the arbitration award shall no longer be considered final for purposes of seeking judicial enforcement, modification, or annulment Students with diagnosed alcohol or drug abuse qualify for services only when under the applicable arbitration statute . Following the appeal process, the not actively engaged in the use of those substances . Individuals with temporary decision rendered by the appellate arbitrators may be entered in any court disabilities (e .g ., having a broken arm, recovering from surgery) do not qualify having jurisdiction . under the law as someone with a disability, and as such, are not entitled to reasonable accommodations . 10 . OPT-OUT OF ARBITRATION . The student may entirely opt out of Jury Waiver and Agreement to Binding, Individual Arbitration by Eligibility for Services delivering a written opt-out statement to be received by the University within 30 days of the student’s first execution of an Enrollment Agreement In order to receive accommodations, students must meet the following criteria: with the University . • Have a documented disability (documentation must be supplied) thatSchools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and presents a significant barrier to the educational process, andColleges must have a procedure and operational plan for handling student • The student must request services from Disability Services through thecomplaints . If a student does not feel that the University has adequately addressed Director of Student Services .a complaint or concern, the complaints considered by the Commission must Provisional eligibility, which allows students to receive limited services andbe in written form, with permission from the complainant(s) to the University accommodations, may be granted in the following situations:for a response . The complainant(s) will be kept informed as to the status of the • The student provides documentation that is outdated or incomplete and iscomplaint as well as the final resolution by the Commission . Please direct all in the process of obtaining updated documentation, orinquiries to: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, 2101 • The student does not have ready access to required documentation, butWilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201 (703-247-4212) . A copy provides some other form of legitimate evidence of disability and theof the Commission’s Complaint Form is available at the University and may be subsequent limitations and agrees to provide the required documentationobtained by contacting the Campus Director . in a timely fashion .Calendar Documentation RequirementsStudents can generally begin online classes at Independence University in any Students are required to provide the Disability Services Office with medicalmonth of the year . Please see detailed calendar located at the end of the catalog . or psychological documentation in order to receive accommodations . All medical information received by Disability Services remains confidentialGovernmental Agencies and is only released to other University personnel with a student’s writtenPrograms at Independence University, which is located in Utah, are approved permission . Specific documentation requirements may vary slightly dependingfor Veterans benefits by the Utah State Approving Agency . All programs offered on the disability . Generally, students should use the following guidelines inat IU are approved for Veterans training . determining what constitutes adequate documentation:Program Modernization • Statement of disability, including diagnosis, instruments and/or tests used to reach that diagnosis, current medications (if any) used to treat theIU prepares its students for employment in the technical, the business, and condition and their potential side effects, signed by a qualified medical/the medical communities . To best meet the needs of these employers, periodic psychological professional;revision of our courses and our majors is necessary . IU, therefore, reservesthe right to add to or delete material from courses, alter program content, • Statement of the current impact of the disability on academic performance;cancel a program if there is insufficient enrollment, and change faculty, as • Recommendations for appropriate academic accommodations.circumstances indicate . If a student’s documentation is not current (within the last 3-5 years), or if aDisaster Affecting the University’s Operations student has a learning disability and the most recent testing was prior to age 16, the student will be asked to seek more current testing and/or diagnosticIn the event of “Acts of God” affecting operations (i .e ., fire, flood, hurricane, information . This is to ensure that any accommodations made by the Universitytornado, etc .), IU reserves the right to suspend training for a period not to are best suited to the student’s current needs and/or level of functioning .exceed 90 days . Accommodations Students with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations at IU . Each student who chooses to seek accommodations will meet with the Disability 26 Independence University
  • Student ServicesServices Coordinator, and together they will determine what accommodationsto request based on the needs of the student and the demands of the course .Title IX and VI of the Civil Rights ActAll educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance are requiredto comply with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and TitleVI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, whereby institutions do not discriminateon the basis of sex, race, color, or national origin in the educational programsor activities that they operate . Independence University is subject to theserequirements and complies fully . The Executive Director is the coordinatorat IU . All students, faculty, and administrative employees should refer anycomplaints of discrimination in writing to the coordinator’s attention .Vocational Rehabilitation ActIndependence University is an equal opportunity employer covered by Section504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 concerning nondiscriminationunder federal grants:Section 504 . No otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States,as defined in Section 7(6) shall, solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded fromthe participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discriminationunder any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance .The Executive Director is the Independence University Equal EmploymentOpportunity Administrator. The Equal Employment OpportunityAdministrator is responsible for ensuring that all applicants for admissionare afforded equal opportunity in accordance with our EEO policy as wellas supervising periodic reviews of our physical facilities and current policies,practices, and educational programs . In addition, the administrator isresponsible for reviewing all complaints that allege discrimination of any sort . To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 27
  • Courses exchanges, sole proprietorships, partnerships, S BIO 141 2.0 CreditsCourse Descriptions corporations, tax compliance, and jurisdictional Respiratory Therapy Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology I issues . This course focuses on the indications, the con- traindications, the effects, and the common usage of frequently prescribed cardiopulmonary medi-Accounting cations, including adrenergic bronchodilators,ACC 217 4.0 Credits Biology anticholinergic bronchodilators, xanthines, and mucus-controlling medications .Managerial Accounting BIO 101 4.5 CreditsCovers the study of the use of accounting data in- Introduction to Biology BIO 142 2.0 Creditsternally within a firm by managers in both man- This course provides an integrated exploration of Respiratory Therapy Cardiopulmonaryufacturing and non-manufacturing businesses . the fundamentals of biology with an emphasis on Pharmacology IITeaches students to use accounting data for plan- the application of biology to human concerns . This course focuses on the indications, the contra-ning, controlling, and making decisions concern- Topics include plants, animals, microbes, the na- indications, the effects, and the common usage ofing the optimum allocation of the firm’s financial ture and the origin of life, genetics, evolution, and frequently prescribed cardiopulmonary medica-resources . ecology . tions, including surfactant agents, corticosteroids, pediatric drugs, skeletal muscle relaxants, diuret-ACC 220 4.5 Credits BIO 110 4.5 Credits ics, and cardiovascular medications .Accounting I Human Anatomy and Physiology IThis course provides an introduction to business This course introduces students to the structure BIO 151 2.0 Creditsaccounting . Topics include accounting concepts and the function of the various body systems, in- Patient Assessment Iand principles, financial statements, internal con- cluding how these systems interact and affect one This course focuses on the methods and the tech-trol design, and accounting for partnerships . another . Emphasis is placed on using the precise niques of patient assessment, including prepara- language of the body as it relates to everyday work tion for the patient encounter, the medical historyACC 221 4.5 Credits in a medical environment . Topics include health interview, the cardiopulmonary symptoms, the vi-Accounting II and disease; senses; hormones; and the integumen- tal signs, the physical examination, the neurologi-This course is a continuation of  Accounting I . tary, skeletal, and nervous systems .  cal assessment, and the clinical laboratory studies .Topics include corporate accounting and financialstatements, long-term liabilities, cash flow and fi- BIO 111 4.0 Credits BIO 152 2.0 Creditsnancial statement analysis, managerial accounting, Anatomy and Physiology I Patient Assessment IIbudgeting, and using financial data to make busi- This course introduces students to the structure This course focuses on the methods and the tech-ness decisions . and the function of the various body systems and niques of patient assessment, including interpreta- how these systems interact and affect one another . tion of blood gases, pulmonary function testing,ACC 240 4.5 Credits Emphasis is placed on using the precise language chest radiographs, EKG’s, neonatal and pediatricTax – Individual of the body as it relates to everyday work in a patients, geriatric patients, and sleep disorders .This is an introduction to the basic concepts of medical environment . Topics include health andindividual income taxation . Emphasis is placed BIO 159 2.0 Credits disease; senses; hormones; and the integumentary; Patient Assessment - Clinical Practicumon the basic forms, allowable deductions and ad- skeletal; and nervous systems .justments to income, and tax credits . Other topics The clinical practicum focuses on standard precau-covered include self-employment income and ex- BIO 115 4.5 Credits tions, isolation, sterilization/disinfection, medicalpenses; capital gains; income from rental proper- Human Anatomy and Physiology II records, patient interviews, vital signs, chest assess-ties, royalties, flow-through entities; special prop- This course continues coverage on the structure ment, auscultation, pulmonary mechanics, EKG,erty transactions; payroll taxes; retirement plans; and the function of the various body systems and CXR, and spirometry screening .at-risk rules; passive activity loss rules; and the how these systems interact and affect one another .alternative minimum tax . Emphasis is placed on using the precise language of the body as it relates to everyday work in a med-ACC 320Managerial Accounting 4.5 Credits ical environment . Topics include the cardiovascu- Business lar, the lymphatic, the respiratory, the urinary, theThis course focuses on the identification, the gath- digestive, and the reproductive systems as well as BUS 105 4.5 Creditsering, and the interpretation of information for immunity and homeostasis .  Introduction to Businessplanning, controlling, and evaluating the perfor- This course introduces students to the field of busi-mance of a business . Emphasis is placed on mea- BIO 120 4.5 Credits ness . Topics include economics, ethics, small busi-suring the costs of producing goods or services and Introduction to Medical Microbiology ness, global business, marketing, and accounting .how to analyze and control these costs . Additional This course introduces students to the science of microbiology, with an emphasis on the connection BUS 110 4.5 Creditsmanagerial accounting topics include cost behav- Business Ethicsior, cost-volume profit analysis, budgeting and between microbiology and human health . Topics include the activities of bacteria, viruses, and other This course provides an introduction  tostandard cost systems, decentralized operations, business ethics . Part philosophy and  partand product pricing . microorganisms; genetics; biotechnology; diseases; immunity; and ecology . business, the course covers a wide  array ofACC 340 4.5 Credits ethical issues arising in contemporary  businessTax – Corporate BIO 131 4.0 Credits life . Major theoretical  perspectives andThis course focuses on how corporations and other Cardiopulmonary and Renal Anatomy and Physiology concepts are presented,  including ethicalbusiness entities are taxed with the emphasis pri- This course focuses on a detailed study of the relativism,  utilitarianism, and deontology . Themarily on federal income tax . Topics covered in- structure and the function of the human cardiac, lessons explore employee issues and responsibilities,clude tax policy issues, tax planning, tax research, pulmonary, and renal systems . Associated medical leadership and decision making, morality, diversity,property acquisitions and dispositions, nontaxable terminology is also covered . discrimination,  and ethics in marketing  and 28 Independence University
  • Coursesadvertising . Corporate social  responsibility arena . Business and trade concepts, internationalis also examined, as are  the topics of Master of Business risk, multinational strategies, and cross-culturalenvironmental responsibilities,  global ethics, management concepts are emphasized . Studentsand regulation  concerns in an era of increasing Administration study organizational and operational models ap-globalization . propriate to managing an entity in a global setting . MBA 601 4.0 CreditsBUS 130 4.5 Credits Financial Accounting for Management MBA 608 4.0 CreditsBusiness Communications This course focuses on recording, reporting, ana- Statistics for ManagementThis course develops effective communication lyzing, and interpreting financial data . Emphasis is This course focuses on the statistical proceduresskills for success in the workplace . Emphasis is placed on the application of accounting concepts to used in the analysis of business issues and prob-on building students’ skills in all types of busi- financial and business decisions . Students will be re- lems . Students are encouraged to think aboutness communication, including letters, memos, quired to apply technical accounting procedures in business issues and challenges from a scientific,electronic communication, written reports, oral the evaluation and the analysis of business events . statistical point of view . Tools of statistical analysispresentations, and interpersonal communication . for business are presented and applied to relevantThe course also includes coverage of resumes, in- MBA 602 4.0 Credits business cases through readings, cases, and discus-terviewing tips, and employment follow-up docu- Dynamics of the Organization sion of statistical models and analysis for industry .ments . This course focuses on the concepts and the prac- tices of organizational development . A variety of MBA 609 4.0 CreditsBUS 215 4.5 Credits organizational models are presented with applica- Applications in Economic AnalysisBusiness Law tions to relevant business cases . Additional cases This course focuses on the application of micro-This course introduces the multiple facets of busi- and readings are devoted to the environmental, and macroeconomic concepts of organizationalness law including online  commerce . Emphasis the technological, and the interpersonal elements decision making . The scientific analysis of eco-is placed on the basic concepts of how businesses of an organization’s operation . nomic variables in internal and external environ-are organized and operate within a legal environ- ments are emphasized . Relationships between eco-ment .  MBA 603 4.0 Credits nomic events and their impact on organizational Marketing Management performance are presented .BUS 308 4.5 Credits The development and the execution of a compa-Entrepreneurship ny’s marketing plan are emphasized in this course . MBA 610 4.5 CreditsThis course introduces students to the  challeng- All elements of the marketing organization are General Managementes and opportunities of free  enterprise . Course reviewed, and their contributions to an effective This course focuses on managing concepts that arecontent includes  sound academic theory, street- marketing effort are analyzed . Emphasis is placed utilized in the dynamic environment of industry .smart success stories, inspirational references, case on the impacts of telecommunications and infor- Issues and practices related to managing the busi-studies, and exercises in critical  thinking to help mation technology on marketing . ness enterprises are presented and applied . Thestudent entrepreneurs start a small business .  manager’s role in the organization’s environment MBA 604 4.0 Credits is emphasized .BUS 310 4.5 Credits Corporate FinanceOrganizational Behavior This course focuses on the application of financial MBA 611 4.0 CreditsThis course examines organizational  theory and concepts and techniques to relevant business cases . Developing Business Strategyapplication . It provides a  comprehensive review Emphasis is placed on the evolving role of manage- This course explores the development, the formu-of individual,  group, and organizational perfor- ment in industry . Financial strategies are presented lation, and the implementation of business strate-mance  in relation to organizational structures  in in the context of a company’s overall strategic ob- gies . Emphasis is placed on environmental consid-contemporary business settings .  jectives . erations for organizational strategy and the impact of change dynamics and the challenges of compe-BUS 312 4.5 Credits MBA 605 4.0 Credits tition and bureaucracy on organizational strategy .Leadership Information Technology and SocietyThis course explores the concept of leadership with This course focuses on the key elements in infor- MBA 612 4.0 Creditsa focus on the skills, the knowledge, and the abili- mation technology and their application to busi- Leadership Theoryties of successful leaders . Students will be encour- ness and social organizations . Emphasis is placed This course addresses the theory and the practiceaged to evaluate their own readiness to become on the nature of computing and telecommuni- of leadership in organizations while exploringleaders and create their own plans for further de- cations and their impact on societal structures . traditional and modern theories of leadership .velopment and improvement . The challenges of Rapid, complex change induced by information Emphasis is placed on the practical application ofbeing an effective leader in the face of globaliza- technology and its influence on decision making these theories in the workplace and the power andtion, economic instability, a diversified workforce, is also emphasized . the influence a leader has over an organization andand rapidly changing technology will be examined . its members . MBA 606 4.5 CreditsBUS 317 4.5 Credits Communication Dynamics for Professionals MBA 613 4.0 CreditsEmployment Law This course is a practical approach to communi- Advanced Human Resource ManagementThis course is designed to provide students with a cation theory Various strategies for effective com- This course focuses on the major aspects of hu-working knowledge of federal legislation and regu- munication are provided, including inter- and man resource management Topics include equallations affecting employers . Emphasis is placed on intra-personal settings . Emphasis is placed on im- employment opportunity, job analysis, strategicemployer awareness of protected classes and em- proving communication performance by applying planning, recruitment, selection, training and per-ployee and employer rights and responsibilities strategies for enhanced communication . formance appraisal, compensation, benefits, safetyfrom the hiring and the recruiting process through and health, and labor-management relations .the termination of the employment agreement . MBA 607 4.5 Credits International Management MBA 614 4.0 Credits This course focuses on the conceptual and the Capstone Project practical skills required of a manager in the global This capstone project requires students to com- To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 29
  • Coursesplete a project or write a thesis that integrates and CIS 220 4.5 Credits dents will  discover the most effective methodsdemonstrates mastery of the basic learning objec- Business Information Systems of communication in developing parental involve-tives of the degree program . This course introduces the various  information ment . The coursework includes writing assign- and communication technologies  and explains ments . how information  systems are used to solve prob- lems and to make better business decisions . ECE 115 4.5 Credits Chemistry Curriculum for Early Childhood Education This advanced course teaches students  the build- ing blocks for designing a  comprehensive cur-CHE 101 4.5 Credits riculum that stresses  developmental learning forIntroduction to ChemistryThis course introduces the key concepts and meth- Critical Thinking preschool children . Students also learn the impor- tance of play, the value of behavioral  objectives,ods of inorganic  and organic chemistry with an CRI 301 4.5 Credits and the need for careful  scheduling of activities .emphasis on the  relationship between chemistry Consumer Critical Thinking The coursework includes writing assignments .and the  environment, medicine, and the func- This course offers a comprehensive  introductiontion of the human body . Students apply theoretical to critical thinking .  Students gain knowledge ECE 116 4.5 Creditsand practical chemistry to solve problems . of deductive  and inductive arguments, evalu- Language Development in Young Children ate the  strength of premises, and analyze argu- This course explores the stages of language devel- ments . The role of language in critical thinking is opment . It is designed to develop student compe- emphasized . Other topics include categorical state- tencies needed to plan and to implement strategiesCommunication ments and syllogisms, compound statements and syllogisms,  fallacies of relevance, and fallacies  of for teaching language skills to young children . COM 101 4.5 Credits insufficient evidence . Students  explore the basics ECE 120 4.5 CreditsCommunication Skills for the Workplace of critical thinking in  research and discover how Infant and Toddler CareThis course develops effective communication to construct and write arguments . The course con- Students will learn how  to create a safe, andskills for success in the workplace . Emphasis is on cludes with practical advice on how to be a critical healthy learning environment  that helps infantsbuilding students’ skills in areas such as writing let- consumer of media messages, in addition to iden- and toddlers  increase their physical, intellec-ters, emails, memos, and reports; composing and tifying pseudoscientific claims .  tual,  and social qualities . Emphasis is placed ondelivering oral presentations; listening; working in promoting self-esteem and good communication .groups; using positive emphasis; and revising . The coursework corresponds to the 13 functional areas of the Childhood  Development AssociateCOM 110 4.5 CreditsHealth Communication Early Childhood (CDA) Competency Standards and includes writ- ing assignments . This course provides a research-based,  thoroughoverview of health communication,  balancing Education ECE 212 4.5 Creditstheory with practical  advice that encourages stu- Guidance in Early Childhood Educationdents to develop their own communication skills . ECE 100 4.5 Credits This course focuses on the need to respect  the Introduction to Early Childhood Education unique qualities that individual  children andThe major topics covered include the perspectives This course focuses on the similarities and the dif- their families bring to the early childhood setting .of the caregiver and  the patient, culture’s role in ferences in young children . Emphasis is placed on It presents  developmentally appropriate guid-health and healing, the history of healthcare, cur- the  various components of a quality early  child- ance strategies that help young children to becomerent  healthcare issues, diversity among  patients, hood education program and  highlights the role responsible, respectful, and  productive membersand the impact of technology on health commu- of the professional educator in an early childhood of the community . nications .  education program . ECE 217 4.5 Credits ECE 103 4.5 Credits Developing Math Skills in Young Children Working with Children with Special NeedsComputer Information This course focuses on developing teaching strate- gies for and understanding  the needs of children This course focuses on teaching math skills ef- fectively to young children . Teaching strategiesSciences with physical, emotional, and developmental chal- lenges  and other special needs . The coursework include planning and implementing a math cur- riculum and evaluating the progress of students inCIS 140 4.5 Credits the curriculum . includes writing assignments .Computer Fundamentals ECE 218 4.5 CreditsThis course provides students with a foundation ECE 105 4.5 Credits Developing Science Skills in Young Childrenin the skills and the knowledge needed for today’s Child Growth and Development This course focuses on teaching science skills ef-technology-based careers . Students study the CPU This course focuses on the child from the prena- fectively to young children . Teaching strategiesand memory, input devises and peripherals and tal stage to the primary school  age . Students are include planning and implementing a science cur-how these components interact with an operat- introduced to theories  of child development and riculum and evaluating the progress of students ining system to perform critical tasks . Emphasis is the  methods of learning from the behavior  of the curriculum . This course includes writing as-placed on what can go wrong and how to recover . the young child . Growth is considered  compre- hensively in terms of physical health, motor skill signments .Learners also explore how computers connect tothe Internet, what services can be found online, development, cognitive learning, and affective de- ECE 222 4.5 Creditshow they can be used, and what dangers exist in velopment . Creative Arts for Young Childrenthe form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware . ECE 110 4.5 Credits This course provides early childhood educatorsStudents prepare to work with different types of The Child, Family, and Community with the knowledge needed to develop appropri-applications, including spreadsheets, word proces- This course focuses on the interrelationship among ate creative arts activities for children from infancysors, presentation creation tools, and more .  the family,  the school, and the community . Stu- through the primary grades . Emphasis is placed on 30 Independence University
  • Coursesthe development of visual arts, music, dance, and dents will gain an understanding of the healthcare FIN 345 4.5 Creditsdrama, as well as how educators can integrate arts needs of the nation and the interaction of health, Corporate Financeactivities into other areas of the curriculum . government, economics, and politics . (Prerequi- This course offers a broad overview of  corporateECE 225 4.5 Credits site: ECN220 or the equivalent, or with the con- finance, including the goals  of financial manage- sent of the Dean) ment . Emphasis is placed on how the informa-Administration of an Early Childhood Education CenterThis course focuses on the establishment and tion contained  in financial statements is usedthe administration of a child care education pro- in analysis and forecasting . The topic of valuations is introduced, with a focus on valuing stocks andgram . Emphasis is placed on staffing, budgeting,time management, equipment acquisition, paren- English bonds . Students  review the financial manager’stal involvement and education, state and federal role in estimating risk and return, computing the ENG 101 4.0 Credits cost of capital, evaluating capital structure  poli-programs, licensing regulations, and day-to-day English Compositionadministration of a center . Coursework includes cies, making investment decisions, raising capital, This course focuses on the principles of effectivewriting assignments . financial securities and derivatives, long-term and English composition with a comprehensive review short-term planning,  and innovations in corpo- and reinforcement of language arts skills . Empha-ECE 230 4.0 Credits rate finance .  sis is placed on the four essentials of writing: unity,Health, Safety, and NutritionThis course focuses on helping students develop support, coherence, and sentence skills . Practice in FIN 655 4.5 Credits proofreading, editing, revision, and clear thinking Healthcare Financeand maintain a healthy and an accident-free envi- is incorporated throughout the course . This course focuses on the principles and the ap-ronment . Suggestions for preparing healthy mealsand helping children  develop good eating habits plications of healthcare finance, with coverage of ENG 103 4.0 Credits both accounting and financial management . Stu-are also included . Coursework includes writing as- Writingsignments .  dents will learn to apply financial management This course focuses on the fundamental principles theory and principles to decision making in the of written communication such as common busi-ECE 240 8.0 Credits healthcare setting . ness correspondence, reports, presentations, andInternship in Early Childhood Education minutes . Emphasis is placed on using the stepsThis course provides the student with  supervised necessary to produce effective written communi-work experience in an early childhood education cation .facility under the direction of a qualified child careprofessional . At the end of the course, the student ENG 223 4.0 Credits Healthcarewill be able to demonstrate an acceptable level ofproficiency as an  ECE educator . Coursework in- Communication Arts This course focuses on developing critical thinking Administrationcludes writing assignments .  and communication skills in both verbal and non- HCA 375 4.0 Credits verbal areas . Emphasis is placed on debate, panel Healthcare Financial Administration discussions, committee work, conflict resolution, This course is designed to build upon the concepts interviews, and editorial writing . introduced in basic accounting courses and devel-Economics ENG 310 4.0 Credits ops proficiency in applying administrative finan- cial techniques in healthcare decision-making .ECN 201 4.5 Credits Advanced Interpersonal CommunicationIntroduction to Economics This course is designed to provide students with HCA 432 4.0 CreditsThis course introduces students to  basic eco- the skills they need to be effective communicators . Healthcare Economics and Policynomic principles and elements  of business from Students will apply interpersonal communication This course focuses on the economic models con-an economic viewpoint .  Emphasis is placed on skills theory to various situations in order to un- trolling healthcare markets with subsequent in-how events and developments in the economy can derstand the clear connection among theory, skills, vestigation of the complex federal, state, and localaffect the market and the financial  decisions of and the life situations they will encounter . policies and policymaking processes, which resultbusiness . from those models in the U .S . healthcare systems .ECN 220 4.0 Credits HCA 440 4.0 Credits Legal And Ethical Aspects ofEconomicsThis course focuses on microeconomic concepts . Finance Healthcare AdministrationTopics include recession and depression, the circu- This course is designed to review the legal respon- FIN 241/341 4.5 Credits sibilities of physicians, other healthcare workers,lar flow of production and consumption, the role Principles of Financeof the market in the economy, and wage and price and healthcare institutions for which health-relat- This course focuses on the foundations  of finan-movements . ed laws and regulations are developed and imple- cial management . Emphasis is placed on financial mented . Issues involved in healthcare professional markets, performance  measurement, capital bud-ECN 221 4.0 Credits ethics are discussed and evaluated . geting, and management . Economic PrinciplesThis course focuses on macroeconomic concepts . FIN 242/342 4.5 Credits HCA 460 4.0 CreditsTopics include inflation, the cause and effects of Health Facility Operations Personal Financeinterest rates, the dollar and the foreign trade defi- This course focuses on the concepts and the prin- This course focuses on the development of the practi-cit, productivity growth rate, and the federal bud- ciples required in the management of healthcare cal methods of organizing personal financial informa-get deficit . facilities, including facilities design, patient flow tion, interpreting personal financial position and cash systems, disaster and safety planning, patient need flow, developing achievable  and worthwhile goals,ECN 642 4.5 Credits and capacity assessment . and implementing actionable plans and risk manage-Healthcare Economics and Policy AnalysisThis course provides students with a comprehen- ment techniques to meet those goals . Topics include HCA 462 4.0 Credits money management, insurance, and investing . Long-Term Care Administrationsive review of the American healthcare system . Stu- To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 31
  • CoursesThis course focuses on the application of a health with an insight into some of the problems and and models; the role of the health professional;administration core curriculum to specific practice opportunities associated with evaluating program community assessment; considerations for uniqueissues in the long-term care setting . Setting specific effectiveness . Students progress through an evalua- populations including minority groups, the dis-organization structures, relationships with health- tion process in order to experience both the practi- abled, the economically and medically disadvan-care providers, services offered, financial manage- cal and the theoretical aspects of assessing health taged, and the elderly; community organizationment issues, and regulatory issues are investigated . program performance and outcomes . Course com- and community building tools such as coalition ponents include strategies for developing evalua- building, the use of the arts, and the Internet; in-HCA 474 4.0 Credits tion questions, standards, and designs; designing fluencing policy through legislative and media ad-Senior Seminar program evaluations; data gathering and analysis; vocacy; and evaluation .This capstone course for seniors is designed to pro- report writing; and employing evaluation results tovide integration and application of theory through improve program performance . HCP 651 4.5 Creditsthe use of case study analysis . Nutrition HCP 552 4.5 Credits This course provides students with opportunity toHCA 542 4.5 Credits Exercise and Fitness apply methods and techniques for educating in-Issues in Managed Care This course focuses on organizational fitness pro- dividuals about nutrition . Concepts that help im-This course focuses on the history,  the structure, grams designed with effective exercise guidelines prove the health of the whole population and teachand the administrative issues  associated with that can increase personal health and well-being . high-risk subgroups within the population will behealth maintenance  organizations (HMOs), pre- Since regular exercise improves physical perfor- examined . An emphasis is placed on health pro-ferred  provider organizations (PPOs), and  other mance, enhances psychological health, and reduces motion and disease prevention through improvedmanaged care options .  health risks . This course introduces students to the nutrition . Students will review integrated commu-HCA 550 4.5 Credits various components of fitness . Topics include exer- nity efforts for improved nutrition with leadershipOrganizational Behavior cise science, screening, testing and programming, demonstrated by government offices .This course examines organizational  change, in- injury prevention,emergency procedures, and legal issues . HCP 664 4.5 Creditscluding what effective managers  can do to un- Psychosocial Aspects of Agingderstand and anticipate  such change and to HCP 558 4.5 Credits This course focuses on psychological aging, sen-respond  accordingly . Topics include concepts Healthy Aging sory and  the psychomotor processes, the percep-in  organizational behavior, learning,  motivation This course provides students with a comprehen- tions,  the mental ability, the emotions, and theand performance, groups  and organizational de- sive approach for examining psychosocial and be- drives that affect day-to-day relations with friends,sign, and organizational processes .  havioral aspects of aging and the theories and the co-workers, and  family members . Emphasis isHCA 600 4.5 Credits concepts related to healthy aging, including the placed on vision, hearing, reaction time, speed ofManagement Practices for the Health Professional extra- personal, the inter-personal, and the intra- movement, accuracy, intelligence, learning, mem-This course focuses on current management prac- personal factors such as culture and ethnicity, so- ory, creativity, sex drive, and hunger . Students willtices in the  healthcare field . Additionally, stu- cial support, and mental health . This course also also explore the  various age-related psychologicaldents  will examine organizational and manage- examines the influences of culture on health and and social changes apparent in the individual andrial  theories for planning, organizing,  directing, health practices, barriers associated with health how this affects society . and controlling the functions of healthcare admin- practices as a result of cultural differences, and in- fluences of culturally aligned health interventions HCP 668 4.5 Creditsistration .  Biology of Aging on health outcomes among the elderly .HCA 675 4.5 Credits This course provides students with a fundamentalHealthcare Personnel Administration HCP 574 4.5 Credits knowledge of the various biological theories ofThis course addresses the policies, the methods, Long-Term Care aging, together with a review of the fundamentaland the techniques utilized in public and health This course focuses on long-term care, particularly concepts of cell biology and physiology on whichorganizations relating to human resource systems . as it relates to nursing homes and assisted living . the concept of aging is based . Emphasis is placedTopics include recruitment, employment planning Emphasis is placed on characteristics of this sector on the normal and the abnormal body systemand forecasting, managing diversity, testing, inter- of the industry; nature of long-term care markets; changes associated with aging and the factors thatviewing, the training process, organizing teams, long-term care organization, structure, and func- are believed to cause or influence the aging process .appraising performance, establishing strategic pay tioning; managerial challenges; and career oppor- tunities . HCP 678 4.5 Creditsplans, financial incentives, benefits, labor relations, End of Life Carecollective bargaining, and employee security . HCP 582 4.5 Credits This course focuses on different cultural  and so-HCA 690 4.5 Credits Epidemiology cial mores regarding death and examines the stagesPracticum This course provides students with the necessary of the bereavement process and the ethical issuesStudents, individually or in teams, produce a knowledge to move through the approaches, the surrounding death and dying . Students will be ex-professional project or thesis that demonstrates methodology, and the uses of epidemiology both pected to confront their own feeling about death .the integration of the skills and concepts learned from a theoretical and a practical perspective . This They will be asked to become involved in a hospicethroughout the duration of the program . course prepares students to understand and to ap- or other similar organizational  setting for a lim- ply the principles of epidemiological methods in ited number of hours during the course in order the study of disease causation and to describe cur- to observe first-hand the dying person’s response to rent trends and applications . death in comparison to that of the caregiver .Healthcare Practices HCP 648 4.5 Credits Mobilizing Community ResourcesHCP 454/554 4.5 CreditsHealth Program Evaluation This course examines approaches for and methods of community intervention and organizing for the Healthcare SciencesThis course provides students with an introduction health professional . Topics covered include theto the nature of program planning and evaluation, HCS 440 4.0 Credits nature of communities; conceptual frameworks 32 Independence University
  • CoursesHome Healthcare This course provides students with information on search in the areas of health promotion or publicThis course focuses on one of the fastest growing working with individual clients  of all ages, inte- health, the basic approach is the same .areas in healthcare—the shift from hospital to grating family/caregiver issues, and using environ-home care . Emphasis will be placed on working mental and community resources to promote opti- HCS 623 2.5 Creditswith individual clients of all ages, integrating fam- mal the well-being of home health patients .  Research and Evaluation Methods IIily/caregiver issues, and using environmental and This course expands the students experience in re-community resources to promote the optimal well HCS 554 4.5 Credits search and evaluation methods . Student will movebeing of home health patients . Health Program Evaluation forward from their developed research question/ This course provides students with an introduction problem and literature review to developing meth-HCS 513 5.0 Credits to the nature of program planning and evaluation, odology for conducting, evaluating, and interpret-Management Practices for the Health Professional with an insight into some of the problems and ing research results . Students will be asked to com-Healthcare in the United States combines an ex- opportunities associated with evaluating program plete a research report at the end of this course .planation of population health with a comprehen- effectiveness . Students progress through an evalu-sive introduction to health services delivery . This ation process in order to experience both practical HCS 630 3.0 Creditscourse will look at the healthcare system in the US, and theoretical aspects of assessing health program Intro to Epidemiologywith an emphasis on healthcare reform legislation performance and outcomes . Course components This course provides students with the neces-and its implications for the future . By combining include strategies for developing evaluation ques- sary knowledge to move through the approaches,basic concepts in population health with coverage tions, standards, and designs; designing program methodology, and uses of epidemiology both fromof health services, the course offers an in-depth evaluations; data gathering and analysis; report a theoretical and practical perspective . This courselook at the healthcare administration in the US, writing; and employing evaluation results to im- prepares students to understand and apply theincluding the challenges facing those who manage prove program performance . principles of epidemiological methods in the studyhealth service personnel and organizations . This of disease causation and to describe current trendscourse will review concepts such as cost sharing, HCS 614 1.0 Credit and applications .HMO enrollment, and rationing of services . Public Health Internship I (Preparation) The course provides students with an opportunity HCS 691 3.0 CreditHCS 524 3.0 Credits begin searching for the sponsoring organization Final Project/Thesis I (Preparation)Nutrition for Public Health and preceptor for the implementation of their in- This course provides students with intensive op-This course provides students with opportunity to ternship . Students will select and have their pre- portunity to demonstrate mastery by integratingapply methods and techniques for educating in- ceptor approved, and begin development of their knowledge, skills, and principles studied through-dividuals about nutrition . Concepts that help im- internship project . out their Master’s of Public Health program . It isprove the health of the whole population and teach a demonstration of student’s ability to develop anhigh-risk subgroups within the population will be HCS 615 1.5 Credit idea, and apply a theory to real-life public healthexamined . An emphasis is placed on health pro- Public Health Internship II (Development) problems . The overarching goal is to expand andmotion and disease prevention through improved The course provides students with an opportunity evaluate the depth and breadth of expertise and tonutrition . Students will review integrated commu- to develop in conjunction with their approved pre- demonstrate the interconnection among knowl-nity efforts for improved nutrition with leadership ceptor the internship project they will implement . edge, skills, and principles brought to bear on real-demonstrated by government offices . Students will work to complete the internship life situations . In this course, the student will select agreement and have all forms completed . Students their sponsoring organization, outside committeeHCS 530 4.5 Credits may begin working on the implementation if time members, develop a thesis topic and research ques-Community Health permits . Pre-requisite: HCS 614 tion/problem, and complete the literature review .This course provides students with an opportunityto acquire the knowledge and skills that are essen- HCS 616 5.0 Credit HCS 692 3.0 Creditstial in working with communities, to assess, devel- Public Health Internship III (Implementation) Final Project/Thesis II (Proposal)op, implement, and evaluate community change The course provides students with an opportunity This course provides students with intensive op-strategies that will promote improved health sta- to implement their approved internship project . portunity to demonstrate mastery by integratingtus . This course addresses population-based pro- Students will complete the project and submit knowledge, skills, and principles studied through-grams that emphasize primary, secondary, and ter- their final report as outline in the internship agree- out their Master’s of Public Health program . It istiary prevention of health problems . Students will ment . Pre-requisite: HCS 614, 615 a demonstration of student’s ability to develop anexamine concepts of community, public health, idea, and apply a theory to real-life public health HCS 618 4.5 Credits problems . The overarching goal is to expand andand health policy affecting culturally diverse and The Healthcare Systemvulnerable populations . evaluate the depth and breadth of expertise and to This course focuses on the  full spectrum of demonstrate the interconnection among knowl-HCS 532 4.5 Credits healthcare services,  identifying up-to-the-minute edge, skills, and principles brought to bear onConcepts and Issues in Environmental Health trends,  and analyzing options for future policy real-life situations . In this course the student willThis course provides students with a solid foun- making in the face of diminishing  public confi- complete their thesis proposal and begin data col-dation in scientific approaches to environmental dence in past health reform initiatives .  lection . Pre-requisite: HCS691and occupational health problems and solutions . HCS 622 2.0 CreditsPresentations regarding controversial issues will be HCS 693 3.0 Credits Research and Evaluation Methods I Final Project/Thesis III (Final Defense)presented from both sides of the spectrum . Top- The course provides students with a fundamentalics covered include air and water quality, vector This course provides students with intensive op- knowledge of the basic approach to research . Stu- portunity to demonstrate mastery by integratingcontrol, waste management, food sanitation, pop- dents will begin by developing a research question/ulation-related concerns, lead poisoning, and the knowledge, skills, and principles studied through- problem, reviewing the literature and developing a out their Master’s of Public Health program . It isprevention and treatment of work-related injuries literature review . Although research methods mayand illness . a demonstration of student’s ability to develop an vary slightly from subject area and field of research, idea, and apply a theory to real-life public healthHCS 540 4.5 Credits the basic approach is the same, whether commu- problems . The overarching goal is to expand andHome Healthcare nity health research, clinical/medical research, re- evaluate the depth and breadth of expertise and to To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 33
  • Coursesdemonstrate the interconnection among knowl- knowledge regarding stress and health . The physi-edge, skills, and principles brought to bear on real- Health Services ology of stress, the relationship of stress and illness,life situations . In this course, the student will write and the impact of various life situations are ad-up their results and discussion sections of the the- Management dressed . Students examine their own stress experi-sis . Students will present the final thesis document ence in the study of stress management techniques,for defense . Pre-requisites: HCS691, HCS692 HSM 315 4.5 Credits behavior change interventions, and applications The American Healthcare System related to work and family . This course provides students with a current over- view of the changing roles and the component HWP 565 4.0 CreditsHealth Services parts of the U .S . healthcare system . Emphasis will be placed on analyzing the technical, the econom- Health Psychology This course provides students with current researchAdministration ic, the political, and the social forces responsible for these changes . Resources, systems processes, and information on the psychological factors that contribute to health-compromising behaviors and the promotion and maintenance of health-HSA 505 4.5 Credits outcomes, and health policy are also addressed . enhancing behaviors . Patient provider relations areHealth Service Organizations and ManagementThis course focuses on organizational  and man- HSM 335 4.5 Credits discussed along with issues surrounding managing Management in the Healthcare Industry chronic and terminal illness .agement arrangements for providing healthcare . This course provides a complete overview of prov-Course components  include the distinctive as- HWP 605 3.0 Credits en management techniques,  principles, and pro-pects of health service organizations; organization- Addiction cedures . al structures and processes; the nature of manage- This course provides students with a foundation ofrial work; leadership;  interpersonal relationships; HSM 489 4.5 Credits addiction and the role of professionals in health-groups/teams; communication; decision-mak- Practicum in Healthcare Management care and public health . This course introduces theing; power and conflict; and change .  This course focuses on practical experience by re- history of drug use, focuses on major substances quiring students to use their managerial skills by that are abused including nicotine, covers impor-HSA 512 4.5 Credits participating  in day-to-day healthcare manage- tant legal psychoactive medications, presents howHealth Services Economics ment operations .  drugs work in the body and brain, how and whyThis course provides students with a comprehen- people become addicted, and methods of preven-sive introduction to  economic theories, models, HSM 515 4.5 Credits tion and treatment .concepts, and analytical techniques and their im- Legal Considerations in Healthcare Deliveryplication for, and application to,  health services . This course focuses on a variety of legal questions HWP 610 2.5 CreditsThis course examines  supply and demand for and issues that healthcare managers face . Topics in- Health Counselinghealthcare;  competitive markets and market  be- clude liability, confidentiality of records, informed This course provides students with a basic founda-haviors; pricing and the influence of insurance on consent, contracts, patient rights, employee rights, tion of health counseling and its primary goal inutilization; economic models of firms, resource de- and legal testimony .  health promotion, and introduces the use of coun-ployment,  costs, productivity; and  related health seling skills to address physical health . Studentssystem-wide policy issues .  HSM 520 4.5 Credits survey theoretical and research literature regarding Healthcare Marketing and Planning relationship, assessment, intervention, mainte-HSA 518 4.5 Credits This course examines the strategic planning pro-Health Services Financial Management nance, and prevention strategies . cess for marketing in the healthcare industry . Em-This course focuses on the application of  ac- phasis is placed on the concepts of marketing and HWP 612 2.5 Creditscounting and financial management  concepts strategic plan development with an emphasis on Health Behavior and Behavior Change Iand techniques to health  services organizations . problem solving and decision making . Students This course provides students with theoreticalTopics include  the distinctive accounting and fi- will be required to develop marketing and adver- foundations and knowledge of health behaviornancial characteristics of health services organiza- tising plans for selected healthcare products and theory . Key components and current applicationstions; interpretation of basic financial statements; services . of selected health behavior theories for the individ-financial ratios  analysis; government and volun- ual, the group, and the community are examined .tary  regulatory agency compliance; and  financialperformance evaluation .  HWP 613 3.0 CreditsHSA 544 4.5 Credits Health and Wellness Health Behavior and Behavior Change II With a focus on individual health behaviorOutcomes Assessment and Quality ManagementThis course focuses on the processes  used to de- Promotion change, basic principles of behavior are addressed in order to learn how environmental events influ-velop effective quality management  programs ence behavior . Behavior modification proceduresas well as to assess  current practices . (Note . This HWP 508 3.0 Credits Health Communication and strategies are reviewed .course  may appear under the name Health  Pro-gram Evaluation in certain program plans .)  This course provides an introduction to current HWP 614 1.0 Credit health communication theory and issues . Students Practicum IHSA 552 4.5 Credits will examine topics in health communication such This course along with HWP 615 is a projectHealthcare Information Systems as interpersonal communications, public relations based experience, with clearly defined objectivesThis course prepares  students for management and advocacy, community mobilization, profes- mutually agreed upon by the student, instructor,oversight,  administrative design, and  acquisition sional medical communications, and constituency and preceptor . It allows the student to integrateand implementation of  information technology relations along with exploration of skills in pro- the academic concepts and principles which havesystems . Emphasis is placed on information sys- gram planning, implementation, and evaluation . been learned throughout the program with a “real-tems in a healthcare environment .  world”, workplace based problem or project . The HWP 531 3.0 Credits Stress and Health project selected will involve a comprehensive lit- This course provides students with fundamental erature review, research methodology, data collec- 34 Independence University
  • Coursestion and critical analysis of findings . In this course World War I, the 1920s, the Great Depression and MKT 356 4.5 Creditsstudents will identify a sponsoring organization, the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, Viet- Consumer Behaviorpreceptor, and preliminary project objectives . nam, economic and social change in the late 20th This course is designed to familiarize students withPrerequisites: Successful completion of all prior century, and power and politics since 1974 . the basic principles of  consumer behavior . Em-program credits . phasis is placed on an analysis of behaviors and perceptions, motivation and values, and personal-HWP 615 5.0 Credits ity lifestyles . Additional topics include consumerPracticum IIThis course is a project based experience, with Management decision  making and problem solving, organiza- tions,  households, diversity, age,  and cultural in-clearly defined objectives mutually agreed upon MGT 231/331 4.5 Credits fluences . by the student, instructor, and preceptor . It allows Principles of Managementthe student to integrate the academic concepts and This course introduces students to  management MKT 357 4.5 Creditsprinciples which have been learned throughout philosophies in today’s  changing world . Topics Strategic Marketingthe program with a “real-world”, workplace based include globalization,  ethics, diversity, customer This course focuses on the  strategies for build-problem or project . The project selected will in- service,  and innovation from a managerial per- ing and for sustaining a competitive advantage involve a comprehensive literature review, research spective .  the global  market . Strategic marketing is exam-methodology, data collection and critical analysis ined from a decision-making approach . Emphasisof findings . In this course students will develop, MGT 332 4.5 Credits is placed on defining an organization’s mission andimplement and evaluate their project . Prerequi- Human Resource Management goals, identifying and framing organizational op-sites: HWP 614 . This is the final course in the MS This course focuses on human resource  manage- portunities, formulating product market strategies,Health Services Program, emphasis in Health Pro- ment skills used by business managers in day-to- budgeting, and controlling  the marketing effort .motion . day operations . Emphasis is placed on the different This course also investigates opportunity analysis, aspects of human resource management and prac- market segmentation, target  marketing, productHWP 620 4.5 Credits tices . Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and service strategy, marketing channel strategies,Developing Health Promotion Programs are applied to assignments .  brand  management, integrated marketing  com-This course provides students with a foundation MGT 338 4.5 Credits munication, and identification  and evaluation ofof health promotion program planning, imple- Project Management domestic and global marketing opportunities .mentation, and evaluation from both theoreticaland practical perspectives . Topics include assessing In this course, students examine the  essential as-needs, implementation strategies, and evaluation . pects of project management .  Emphasis will beHWP 628 4.0 Credits placed on project management topics such as mod- ern practices in project management, project plan- MathematicsExercise and Fitness ning, project communication, project monitoring, MAT 130 4.5 CreditsOrganizational fitness programs designed with project budgeting, project scheduling, project ter- Business Matheffective exercise guidelines can increase personal mination,  continuous improvement, and  project This course focuses on the basic mathematical con-health and well-being . Regular exercise improves management information systems .  cepts that can be applied to specific business con-physical performance, enhances psychological texts . Emphasis is placed on developing the skillshealth, and reduces health risks . This course intro- MGT 385 4.5 Credits necessary to analyze business situations  criticallyduces students to the various components of fit- Supervision and to identify the mathematical questions under-ness including exercise science, screening, testing This course introduces students to the field of busi- lying them . Step-by-step methodologies for inter-and programming, injury prevention, emergency ness . Topics include economics, ethics, small busi- preting business issues and for solving their relatedprocedures, and legal issues . ness, global business, marketing, and accounting . mathematical problems are demonstrated .  MAT 220 4.0 Credits College AlgebraHistory Marketing This course focuses on introductory algebra skills such as simplifying expressions and solving equa-HIS 220 4.0 Credits MKT 251/351 4.5 Credits tions using variables for unknowns . Emphasis isAmerican Civilization Introduction to Marketing placed on solving problems using basic algebra .This course focuses on the history of the United This course introduces students to the concepts, Students will be required to apply this knowledgeStates from the American Revolution to the pres- the analyses, and the activities that surround mar- to business, consumer, and science contexts .ent . Emphasis is on the economic, the political, keting a product . Emphasis is placed on provid- MAT 320 4.5 Creditsand the social development of our country . ing practice in assessing and in solving marketing Business Statistics problems .HIS 300 4.0 Credits This course focuses on modern business statisticalUS History Since the Civil War MKT 354 4.5 Credits techniques including basic descriptive statistics,This course offers students an overview of how Marketing Management index numbers, correlation, basic probability, andAmerica transformed itself, in a relatively short This course introduces students to the basic prin- elementary statistical inference .time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer ciples and concepts of marketing  management . MAT 420 4.5 Creditsand agricultural Native American societies into Students explore  how marketing adds value by Statistics for Healthcare Professionalsthe most powerful industrial nation on earth . The working to support organizational strategy . Topics This course provides students with an  introduc-student will learn how dominant and subordinate covered include the 4Ps, different types of markets, tory level foundation of statistical  concepts re-groups have affected the shifting balance of power marketing research, market segmentation and dif- lated to healthcare  research and practice . Topicsin America since 1863 . Major topics include: re- ferentiation, global aspects of marketing, and the include  data organization and management,  sta-construction, the frontier, the 1890s, America’s implementation and control of marketing plans .  tistical significance, and common parametric/non-transition to an industrial society, Progressivism, parametric statistical  techniques, such as t-tests, To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 35
  • Coursescorrelation,  and chi-square . Emphasis is placed and the influence of information systems on health tial skills of nurse leaders/managers;  and humanon conceptual understanding, correct application, outcomes . Additional topics include technical, resource management . and interpretation of statistical tests and their re- organizational, and cost-benefit issues related tosults .  healthcare information systems, clinical decision NUR 440 7.5 Credits support, telemedicine applications, and integrated (4.5 didactic, 3 clinical)MAT 520 2.5 Credits networking and distributed computing technolo- Family and Community Health NursingBiostatistics for Healthcare Professionals I gies . This course focuses on the general principles of fam-This course provides students with fundamental ily and community health  nursing and preparesstatistical concepts related to healthcare research MED 385 4.0 Credits nurses to apply these principles to practice . Empha-and practice . Topics include statistical methods Issues in Public Health sis is placed on the  ability to work independentlymost frequently used in healthcare literature, in- This course provides the student with an in-depth and in conjunction with others; to deliver care fromcluding data organization and management, key study of selected contemporary health problems . a broader theoretical perspective (family and popu-principles of statistical inference, and common It examines the contributing social, psychological, lation-based); and to address the increasing need forparametric and non-parametric statistical tech- physical, legal, and cultural factors in health . nursing  services and perspectives within the  local,niques (z-tests, t-tests, and ANOVAs) . Emphasis national, and global communities . is placed on conceptual understanding, correct ap-plication, and interpretation of statistical tests and NUR 460 4.5 Creditstheir results . Nursing Case Management This course presents basic information that nursesMAT 521 2.5 Credits NUR 350 4.5 Credits and healthcare professionals need if they are to be-Biostatistics for Healthcare Professionals II Concepts of Professional Nursing come active advocates for their clients . Content in-This course continues with fundamental statistical This course prepares nurses for their  unique po- cludes the historical background of service coordi-concepts related to healthcare research and practice . sition as healthcare professionals .  The healthcare nation, identification of appropriate resources andTopics include correlation, linear regression, chi- system’s  demands are continuously changing  and client needs, and case management differentiation .square and other non-parametric statistical tests . transforming the nurse’s role . The  framework for Emphasis is placed on clinical pathways  and ex-Emphasis is placed on conceptual understanding, professional practice is  constructed in the course tended care pathways . correct application, and interpretation of statistical as nurses  examine their roles as health promot-tests and their results . Prerequisite: MAT 520 er,  teacher-learner, leader-manager, research  con- NUR 470 4.5 Credits sumer, advocate, colleague, and collaborator .  Introduction to Nursing Research Students are introduced to nursing  research as it NUR 360 4.5 CreditsMedical Health Assessment relates to changing and  improving nursing prac- tice . Emphasis  is placed on preparing students This course focuses on physical examinations . Stu- to evaluate current nursing literature for scientif-MED 101 2.0 Credits dents develop the necessary  skills to conduct a ic and clinical merit in order to solve clinical prob-Respiratory Therapy Medical Terminology holistic health assessment across the life span . Em- lems and improve practice . Topics include funda-This course focuses on medical terminology in- phasis is placed on health history-taking, cultural mentals of research, steps in the research process,cluding the definition, the pronunciation, the consideration, nutrition and mental health assess- research design, data collection  and analysis, andspelling, and the abbreviation of medical terms ment, physical  examination, health promotion, critical appraisal and  utilization of nursing re-specific to cardiopulmonary systems . Students and  clinical assessment tools . Critical  thinking, search . Critical thinking and problem solving skillslearn how medical terms are formed and the ma- communication, and documentation skills for cli- are  developed and emphasized throughout  thejor word parts from which many of the terms are ent charting are required to complete coursework .  course . formed . After successfully taking this course, thestudent will possess a general overview of medi- NUR 380 4.5 Credits NUR 480 4.5 Creditscal terminology regularly employed by Respiratory Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Evidence-Based Practice in NursingCare Practitioners . This course explains what nursing theory  is and This course provides a foundational  understand- how this theory is incorporated  into professional ing of evidence-based practice  and delineates theMED 103 4.5 Credits nursing practice . Emphasis is placed on reasoning steps to implementing  evidence-based practiceMedical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals skills and  incorporating abstract ideas into  prac- in nursing and healthcare . Students are presentedThis course focuses on medical terminology  in- tice . Additional topics include how theory relates with “real-life” examples to assist in actualizing im-cluding the definition, the pronunciation,  the to the practice of nursing and how theory and rea- portant concepts  and overcoming barriers in thespelling, and the abbreviation of medical  terms . soning are interrelated .  implementation of evidence-based care . Emphasis is placed on how medical  terms areformed and the major word  parts from which NUR 410 4.5 Credits NUR 490 6.0 Creditsmany of the terms are formed .  Nursing Issues in the 21st Century Synthesis of Nursing Practice This course addresses current issues and challenges This course allows the student to demonstrate self-MED 230 4.5 Credits faced by nurses practicing in the 21st century . Em- directed learning,  mastery of all previous courseMedical Insurance phasis is placed on historical and current trends objectives,  and effective transition to the  profes-This course introduces students to medical insur- and issues and the emergence of new roles and re- sional nursing role as the fulfillment  of the BSNance concepts and practices . The basics of medical sponsibilities for professional nurses . program outcomes . coding, filing, and billing are covered, as well aselectronic and paper claim forms . NUR 430 4.5 Credits NUR 580 4.5 Credits Professional Leadership and Management in Nursing Evidence-Based Practice in NursingMED 350 4.0 Credits This course  focuses on the essential information This course provides a foundational understand-Clinical Information Systems and key skills nurses must learn to ensure success ing of evidence-based practice and delineates theThis course provides an overview of the role of in a dynamic healthcare environment . Emphasis is steps to implementing evidence-based practice ininformation systems in healthcare organizations . placed on the theoretical basis for effective nursing nursing and healthcare . Students are presentedCoursework emphasizes the integration of evi- management, organization, and leadership; essen- with “real-life” examples to assist in actualizingdence-based research into clinical decision making 36 Independence University
  • Coursesimportant concepts and overcoming barriers in the fessional  project or thesis showing integrationimplementation of evidence-based care . of skills and concepts learned . This process is large- Property Management ly self-directed with guidance from a pre-selectedNUR 601 4.5 Credits supervisory committee .  MAN 103 4.0 CreditsNursing Administration I Management PrinciplesThis course focuses on the front-line skills This course focuses on the basic principles ofand  the knowledge necessary for nursing admin- management as they apply to formal organiza-istration based on a foundation of sound manage-ment  theory as it relates to healthcare delivery . Pharmacology tions . Students are introduced to the importance of effective management within organizations . TheStudents integrate clinical  examples and develop traditional management framework is used to pro- PHA 101 4.5 Creditsskills for evaluating  care plan delivery models; vide essential skills in planning, organizing, staff- Introduction to Pharmacologythink critically; empower teams; resolve conflicts; ing, directing, and controlling . This course introduces students to pharmacologycoach and mentor;  educate staff and assess clini- with an emphasis on  drug therapy and drug in- MAN 225 4.0 Creditscal competence; allocate resources; and ensure and teraction . Topics include drug classifications, drug Property Management Fundamentalsmeasure productivity and efficiency .  therapy, adverse reactions, drug and food interac- This course focuses on the life cycle of  propertyNUR 614 4.5 Credits tions, and patient education . management . Emphasis is placed on the funda-Nursing Preceptorship mental concepts for each life cycle element to pro-The preceptorship program is an individual- vide a broad introduction to all property topics . ized  teaching/learning experience  designed toexpose students to the  professional practice ofnursing with the guidance and the supervision of Philosophy MAN 227 Intermediate Property Management 4.0 Creditsa preceptor . Emphasis is placed on building confi- PHI 221 4.0 Credits This course advances the property life  cycle con-dence, increasing levels of independent function- Introduction to Logic cepts of MAN 225 and emphasizes property man-ing, increasing a sense of accountability, and refin- This course focuses on the techniques for deter- agement standards,  risk analysis, auditing, valua-ing nursing skills .  mining the validity of arguments and for analyzing tion, and appraisal . (Prerequisite: MAN 225)  problems in the world . Topics include a discussionNUR 622 4.5 Credits MAN 229 4.0 credits of informal fallacies, Aristotelian logic, and sym-Research and Evaluation Methods Federal and Contractor Focused bolic logic .This course focuses on developing requisite skills Property Managementfor  engaging in scholarly inquiry, utilizing  infor- PHI 310 4.0 Credits This course focuses on property concepts  and is-mation resources, evaluating research, identifying Critical Thinking sues in the federal government  (military andproblems, measuring  outcomes in practical set- This course is designed to provide an interdis- civilian); in companies that do work for the fed-tings,  and using research findings for clinical  de- ciplinary approach to critical thinking and chal- eral government (government contractors); and oncision-making . Emphasis is placed on principles of lenges the student to question his/her own as- property concepts and issues in the state and theproblem analysis, confronting decisions related to sumptions through analysis of the most common local governments, universities, and medical orga-the design of a  research study, and critically ex- problems associated with everyday reasoning . The nizations (for profit and not for profit) . Each of theamining approved research methods . Selected de- course explains fundamental concepts, describes fundamental concepts will be studied, and a reviewsigns may include descriptive, survey,  case study, the most common barriers to critical thinking, of regulations and compliance issues will be cov-ethnography, historical,  phenomenology, and and offers strategies for overcoming those barriers . ered . (Prerequisites: MAN 225 and MAN 227) . grounded theory . MAN 280 4.0 Credits PHI 400 4.0 CreditsNUR 651 4.5 Credits Modern Issues in Ethics Property Management ApplicationsNursing Administration II This course provides students with a comprehen- This course is a project-oriented course that buildsThis course builds on the skills learned in Nurs- sive introduction to a broad array of the most upon the prior property  management courses . Iting Administration I .  Students will be expected pressing contemporary debates in medical ethics . is designed to utilize the management and the ac-to formulate, write, and present case studies about Students will examine the social contexts within counting skills learned in previous  courses . Themajor healthcare issues from the perspective of an which these debates arise . Topics include the foun- student will select an  instructor-approved practi-administration team member in a healthcare or- dation of bioethics, research ethics and informed cal project, then research and present issues relatedganization . consent, truth telling and confidentiality (medical to the project, and develop suggested solutions to record confidentiality), genetic control, applica- the issues . (Prerequisites:  MAN 225, MAN 227,NUR 668 4.5 Credits tion of scarce medical resources, impaired infants and MAN 229)Research and Evaluation Methods and medical futility, and euthanasia .This course exposes the student to the skills for en-gaging in scholarly inquiry, utilizing informationresources, evaluating research, identifying prob- Psychologylems, measuring outcomes in practical settings,and using research findings for clinical decision- Physics PSY 101 4.0 Creditsmaking . Topics include principles of problem anal- PHY 101 4.5 Credits Psychology of Motivationysis, confronting decisions related to the design of Introduction to Physics This course focuses on the skills necessary to bea research study, and critically examining approved This course introduces students to the key con- successful in college including note taking, studyresearch methods . Selected research designs in- cepts and methods of physics . Emphasis is placed skills, writing, finding and using information onclude descriptive, survey, case study, ethnography, on how physical concepts apply to everyday phe- the Internet, and reading/understanding college-historical, phenomenology, and grounded theory . nomena . level text . Students are exposed to basic motiva- tion theories, values clarification, and philosophicNUR 690 4.5 Credits principles .Final Project/ThesisThis course focuses on the production of a pro- To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 37
  • CoursesPSY 105 4.5 Credits RES 141 2.0 CreditsIntroduction to Psychology Respiratory Therapy Arterial Blood Gases/AppliedThis course introduces students to the science Cardiopulmonary Physiology Iof psychology, beginning with the tiny cells that RES 101 2.0 Credits This course focuses on the arterial blood gas re- Introduction to Respiratory Therapy/Infection Controlmake up the brain and nervous system and extend- port, which is the mainstay in diagnosing and This course focuses on the art, the science, anding to an examination of how people and groups managing clinical oxygenation and acid-base dis- the profession of modern cardiopulmonary care .interact with one another . Topics  include con- orders . The first clue to an oxygenation or acid- Asepsis and the control of infectious disease in thesciousness, learning and memory, thinking, moti- base disturbance may be an abnormal blood gas healthcare setting are covered .vation, emotion, and psychological disorders and report . The ABG report may serve as a gauge withtheir treatment . RES 111 3.0 Credits respect to the appropriateness or effectiveness of Airway Management/Basic CPR therapy . RES140 attempts to explore the differentPSY 220 4.0 Credits This course focuses on the theory, the application, areas associated with understanding the physiologyPsychology that is foundational to blood gas assessment . These and the monitoring of emergency and chronicThis course focuses on the aims and the methods areas include but are not limited to: (1) blood management of the airway . Emphasis is placed onof psychology . Concepts covered in the course in- gas physiology and (2) applied cardiopulmonary the theory and the practice of basic cardiopulmo-clude human behavior, learning theories, memory, physiology . nary resuscitation for medical professionals . Stu-and human development . dents fulfill the CPR section of this module by RES 142 2.0 CreditsPSY 400 4.0 Credits presenting a copy of a current American Heart As- Arterial Blood Gases/AppliedBiological Psychology sociation Provider “C” card to the university . Cardiopulmonary Physiology IIThis course introduces the student to the intricaterelationship between biology and psychology . The RES 119 2.0 Credits The ABG report may serve as a gauge with respect Airway Management/Basic CPR - Practicum Course to the appropriateness or effectiveness of therapy .student is exposed to the emerging field of bio- RES142 attempts to explore the different areas This practicum requires students to complete bothpsychology in which fascinating new discoveries associated with creating a reliable report for this simulated and direct patient care activities as de-are constantly being made . Major topics include: purpose . The focus of this course is to introduce scribed in the procedural competency evaluationanatomy of the nervous system, plasticity of the the student into the steps and the processes needed of airway management and CPR .brain, sensory systems and attention, wakefulness to accurately provide appropriate interpretation ofand sleeping, emotional behaviors, the biology of RES 121 2.0 Credits blood gas results .learning and memory, and psychological disorders . Medical Gases/Aerosol and Humidity Therapy I This course focuses on the therapeutic application RES 149 2.0 Credits and the monitoring of oxygen and specialized gas Arterial Blood Gases/Applied Cardiopulmonary mixtures including the physical principles of gases, Physiology - Clinical PracticumRespiratory Care gas storage, delivery, and medical gas therapy . This practicum focuses on both the simulated and the direct patient care activities as described inPractice RES 122 2.0 Credits Medical Gases/Aerosol and Humidity Therapy II the procedural competency evaluation of arterial blood gas sampling, analysis, and interpretation .RCP 306 4.5 Credits This course focuses on the therapeutic applica-Perinatal/Pediatric Respiratory Therapeutics tion of humidity, bland aerosols, and aerosol drug RES 201 2.0 Credits therapy including the characteristics of aerosols, Respiratory Care Sciences IThis course examines the procedures used routine- the hazards of aerosol therapy, aerosol delivery sys- This course focuses on mathematics and on phys-ly in treating newborns, including a detailed studyof airway management, oxygen therapy, blood gas tems, and therapy protocols and controlling envi- ics as they relate to the field of respiratory therapy ronmental contamination . and healthcare in general .monitoring, mechanical ventilation, and pharma-cology . Students also study the emerging technol- RES 129 2.0 Credits RES 202 2.0 Creditsogy of neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygen- Medical Gases/Aerosol and Humidity Respiratory Care Sciences Iation (ECMO) .  Therapy - Clinical Practicum This course focuses on chemistry and microbiol- This clinical practicum focuses on gas pressure and ogy as they relate to the field of respiratory therapyRCP 308 4.5 Credits flow regulation, oxygen analysis, oxygen therapy, and to healthcare in general .Perinatal Diseases and Congenital DisordersThis in-depth review of neonatal diseases that af- oxygen tents, oxygen hoods, aerosol generators and aerosol medication delivery . RES 211 2.0 Creditsfect four percent of all live  births includes stud- Advanced Pulmonary Function Testingies of low birth  weight and premature infants, RES 131 3.0 Credits This course focuses on the theory, the application,congenital  anomalies, and congenital malforma- Lung Expansion Therapy/Bronchial Hygiene and the current American Thoracic Society stan-tions in children from pre-born to age one .  This course focuses on the theory, the application, dards for spirometry, diffusion studies, and other and the monitoring of modern lung expansion advanced diagnostic studies .RCP 310 4.5 CreditsPathophysiology modalities, humidification concerns, coughing techniques, chest physical therapy, and autogenic RES 221 2.0 CreditsThis course focuses on the mechanism of dis- Adult Pathophysiology/Geriatrics/Trauma Care Iease . Emphasis is placed on identifying dis- drainage techniques . This course explores the etiology and the patho-ease manifestations, complications, and gen- RES 139 2.0 Credits physiology associated with several pulmonary-eral treatment measures . Students examine Lung Expansion Therapy/Bronchial related disorders . It describes the signs/symp-conditions that may alter health status including Hygiene - Clinical Practicum toms associated with each disease process as wellnormal changes such as aging and pregnancy . This practicum emphasizes both simulated and di- as provides a comprehensive look at assessment rect patient care activities as described in the pro- and treatment strategies in the care of the pul- cedural competency evaluation of lung expansion monary patient . Respiratory care practitioners therapy and bronchial hygiene . and students are frequently exposed to patients with many different types of pulmonary-related 38 Independence University
  • Coursesillnesses . RES221 provides the student with the RES 242 3.0 Credits RES 261 2.0 Creditsbasic knowledge and the tools to gather clinical Mechanical Ventilation II Pediatric/Perinatal Pathophysiology and Critical Care Idata systematically for the purpose of properly This course focuses on the monitoring and the This course focuses on the theory and the appli-assessing the pulmonary patient . It also discusses managing of patients on mechanical ventilation . cation of the physiology, the pathophysiology, thethe necessary elements required for formulating Emphasis is placed on correcting gas exchange ab- monitoring, and the care of pediatric and perinatalappropriate treatment plans, along with ideas on normalities, calculating pulmonary mechanics and patients including laboratory and physical exami-how to modify those plans if necessary . The ini- muscle strength, identifying types of monitoring nation .tial chapters of the course demonstrate the proper for various clinical conditions, interpreting venti-method for documenting these important steps lator graphics, and recommending modifications RES 262 2.0 Creditsclearly and precisely . Practice case studies provided to therapies based on the patient’s condition and Pediatric/Perinatal Pathophysiology and Critical Care IIby the textbook allow the student to build on the monitored values . This course focuses on the theory and the appli-information presented throughout the course . The cation of the physiology, the pathophysiology, theprimary foundation for the course is found in the RES 249 2.0 Credits monitoring, and the care of pediatric and perinatalfirst three sections of the textbook . Mastering this Mechanical Ventilation - Clinical Practicum I patients including laboratory and physical exami-material will give the student the necessary tools to This clinical practicum emphasizes both simulated nation . Application of critical respiratory care forsuccessfully navigate the course . and direct patient care activities as described in the pediatrics and infants is also discussed . procedural competency evaluation of basic con-RES 222 2.0 Credits cepts of mechanical ventilation setup . RES 269 2.0 CreditsAdult Pathophysiology/Geriatrics/Trauma Care II Pediatric/Perinatal Pathophysiology andThis course is a continuation of RES221 and fur- RES 251 2.0 Credits Critical Care - Clinical Practicumther explores the etiology and the pathophysiol- Mechanical Ventilation III This practicum focuses on completing both theogy associated with several pulmonary-related This course focuses on the application of mechani- simulated and the direct patient care activities asdisorders . It describes the signs/symptoms as- cal ventilation theory and monitoring . Emphasis described in the procedural competency for evalu-sociated with an array of pulmonary disorders as is placed on acute lung injury, pulmonary edema, ation, assessment, therapeutic intervention andwell as provides a comprehensive look at assess- multiple system organ failure, and adult respira- monitoring of pediatric and perinatal patientsment and treatment strategies in the care of the tory distress syndrome . Improving oxygenation us- including mechanical ventilation setup and moni-pulmonary patient . Respiratory care practitioners ing noninvasive positive pressure ventilation is ad- toring .and students are frequently exposed to patients dressed while goals, indications, patient selection, complications, and equipment are considered . RES 271 3.0 Creditswith many different types of pulmonary related Advanced Cardiopulmonaryillnesses . RES222 provides the student with the Application and monitoring of invasive and non- invasive mechanical ventilation devices is required . Resuscitation / Advanced Skillsbasic knowledge and the tools to gather clinical This course focuses on the theory and the applica-data systematically for the purpose of properly as- Additional topics include the advanced modalities of inverse I:E ratio ventilation, independent lung tion of advanced resuscitation modalities and spe-sessing the pulmonary patient . It also discusses the cial procedures for adult, pediatric, and neonatalnecessary elements required for formulating ap- ventilation, and negative pressure ventilation . patients including land/air patient transport .propriate treatment plans along with ideas on how RES 257 2.0 Creditsto modify those plans if necessary . Practice case Mechanical Ventilation - Clinical Practicum II RES 281 2.0 Creditsstudies provided by the textbook allow the student This practicum focuses on the completion of both Application of Cardiopulmonaryto build on the information presented throughout simulated and direct patient care activities as de- Diagnostics and Monitoring Ithe course . scribed in the procedural competency evaluation The course introduces the application of critical of basic concepts of mechanical ventilation assess- thinking to cardiopulmonary monitoring and di-RES 231 3.0 Credits agnostic testingPulmonary Rehab/Alternative Site Care ment, monitoring, and adjustment to meet thera-This course focuses on the goals, the implementa- peutic goals . RES 282 2.0 Creditstion, and the monitoring of cardiopulmonary re- RES 258 2.0 Credits Application of Cardiopulmonaryhabilitation programs . Emphasis is placed on the Intermediate Clinical Practicum I Diagnostics and Monitoring IIapplication of respiratory therapy modalities to This Practicum focuses on both the simulated and The course introduces the student to the applica-home care, subacute care, and skilled nursing . the direct patient care activities as described in the tion of critical thinking as it relates to cardiopul- procedural competency for evaluation, assessment, monary monitoring and diagnostic testing . CourseRES 239 1.0 Credits content involves the application of hemodynamicPulmonary Rehab/Alternative Site Care - Clinical therapeutic intervention and monitoring of pa- tients who are being managed and treated in acute monitoring and application of clinical simulationPracticum exercises .This practicum requires students to complete both and critical care areas of hospitals . Students aresimulated and direct patient care activities as de- also given an opportunity to review their course RES 289 2.0 Creditsscribed in the procedural competency evaluation of study in preparation for the CRT exam through Application of Cardiopulmonaryof pulmonary rehabilitation and alternate site care . application of a CRT review program . Diagnostics and Monitoring - Clinical Practicum RES 259 1.0 Credits This practicum focuses on completing both simu-RES 241 3.0 Credits lated and direct patient care activities as describedMechanical Ventilation I Intermediate Clinical Practicum II This practicum focuses on both the simulated and in the procedural competency for evaluation andThis course focuses on the theory of invasive and assessment of hemodynamic monitoring of criti-non-invasive mechanical ventilation devices . Em- the direct patient care activities as described in the procedural competency for evaluation, assessment, cal-care patients .phasis is placed on advanced theory including in-verse I:E ratio ventilation, permissive hypercapnea, therapeutic intervention and monitoring of pa- RES 299 1.0 Creditsindependent lung ventilation, and negative pres- tients who are being managed and treated in acute Advanced Clinical Practicumsure ventilation . and critical care areas of hospitals . Students are Students will be required to complete all remain- also given an opportunity to review their course ing procedural competencies from earlier clini- of study in preparation for the CRT exam through cal rotations . Emphasis will be placed on clinical application of a CRT review program . To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 39
  • Coursessimulations and completing the remaining clinical Scott Cowley - Alliance Supportpractice-related activities . Administration/ Financial Aid Faculty/Staff Derek Staples - Financial Planner Campus DirectorSociology Arthur D . Waller, Ph .D . Jim Mathis - Financial Planner Ryan Cottrell - Financial PlannerSOC 110 4.5 Credits Vice President/Director Jason Ehlers - Financial PlannerDeath and Dying Ph .D ., Utah State University, UTThis course focuses on the social and cultural as- M .B .A ., University of Phoenix, UT Holly Nordgren - Financial Plannerpects of death, dying, and  bereavement . Topics B .S ., Utah State University, UT Derek Fausett - Financial Plannerinclude ethical issues, the dying child, suicide, andthe process of grief and bereavement .  Accounting Sonja Clark - Financial Planner Jared Winburn, B .S . - Business Officer Sunnie Howard - Financial PlannerSOC 220 4.0 Credits B .S ., Utah State University, UT Iara Lorton - Financial PlannerSociologyThis course addresses the relationships among dif- Alex Storms - Accounting Clerk Samantha Hess - Financial Plannerferent social institutions . It examines the dynamics Jeff Dean - Accounting Clerkof social groups . Topics covered include the con- Human Resourcescepts of control, inequity, and change within social Glen Anderson - Accounting Clerk Diana Chapman - Office Managergroups . Trent Oliphant - Accounting Clerk RegistrarSOC 240 4.5 Credits Michael Nielsen - Accounting ClerkEthical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Anne Cunningham, B .S . - RegistrarThis course provides an overview of the laws and Admissions B .S ., University of Utah, UTthe ethics involved in providing  medical care to Chris Wilson - Director of Admissions Nisha Nelson - Lead Assistant Registrarpatients . Topics include liability, privacy, contracts, Greg Walton - Associate Director of Admissions Lisa Erekson - Assistant Registrarinformed consent, ethical issues surrounding birthand death, and ethical use of healthcare resources .  Paula DeEsch - Admissions Consultant Sarah Nickerson-Wilson - Assistant RegistrarSOC 400 4.0 Credits Chris Warnick - Admissions Consultant Michelle Oliveira - Registrar SupportSociology of Aging Breyer Stoddard - Admissions Consultant Kristina Larson - Registrar SupportThis course focuses on an interdisciplinary ap-proach that provides the concepts, the informa- Jason Bunker - Admissions Consultant Student Servicestion and the examples students need to achieve a Ron Hehn - Admissions Consultant Michael Aaron Luck - Associate Director ofbasic understanding of aging as a social process . Eli Mejia - Admissions Consultant Student ServicesThe course addresses a broad range of societal is-sues and covers concepts associated with an aging Travis Moss - Admissions Consultant Chelsea Hicks - Academic Advisorpopulation . It examines the concept of aging on John Winward - Admissions Consultant Michael Mittlestaedt - Academic Advisorboth an individual and a societal level . Major top-ics include the history of aging in America; physi- Jon Moffit - Admissions Consultant Kris Carlsen - Academic Advisorcal aging; psychological aspects of aging; personal Danielle Matuszak - Admissions Consultant Kim Aulbach - Academic Advisoradaptation to aging; death and dying; community Melissa Larsen - Admissions Consultant Miquette Newbold - Academic Advisorsocial services; how aging affects personal needsand resources; and government responses to the Chase Watts - Admissions Consultant Simone Suddreth - Academic Advisorneeds of the aging . Michael Taylor - Admissions Consultant Teniesha Hunt - Academic Advisor Collin Richards - Admissions Consultant Mary Mitchell - Academic Advisor Jeremy Green - Admissions ConsultantStatistics Jared Latimer - Admissions Consultant Receptionist Becky ReesSTA 322 4.0 Credits Candice Sadler - Admissions ConsultantStatistics Technical Support Jason Howard - Admissions ConsultantThis course focuses on the practical skills needed Amy Andrus - IT Specialistin statistics analysis . Topics covered include dis- Alliancetributions, relationships, randomness, inference, Testingproportions, regression, and variance . Emphasis Virginia Yost - Associate Director of Corporate Alliances Michelle Furness - Testing Coordinatoris placed on understanding the use of statisticalmethods and the demands of statistical practice . Jason Anderson - Alliance Advisor Kandace Welch - Testing Support(Prerequisite: MAT101) Tyler Tsujimoto - Alliance Advisor Education Administration Dale Bean, A .S ., RRT Robert A . Anderson, Jr ., Ph .D . Director of Educational Partnerships Director of Education A .S ., Maricopa Technical College, AZ Ph .D ., University of Utah, UT Karen Doran - Alliance Support M .S ., University of Utah, UT B .S ., College of Southern Utah, UT Mat Lott - Alliance Support 40 Independence University
  • Administration/Faculty/StaffTammy Alsup, B .S . Story Stringer, M .S . B .S ., University of Utah, UTAcademic Coordinator – Respiratory Therapy Faculty Laura Pogue, D .M .B .S ., University of Utah, UT M .S ., University of Arkansas, AR FacultyA .S ., Snow College, UT B .A ., University of the Cumberlands, KY D .M ., University of Phoenix, AZLesley Bradshaw, B .A . Kyle Peacock, D .M . MBA, University of Michigan – Flint, MIAssociate Director of Education Faculty B .S ., University of Michigan – Dearborn, MIB .A ., University of Arizona, AZ D .M ., University of Phoenix, UT Jayne Huvar, M .A .Robert Brown, B .S ., RRT M .S ., University of Utah, UT FacultyDirector of Clinical Education B .S ., University of Utah, UT M .A ., Webster University, MOB .S ., University of Phoenix, AZ Angela Camaille, M .A . B .A ., Warner Southern College, FLA .A ., Gateway Community College, AZ Faculty Mary Kahn, M .S .Katie Boner, B .A . M .A ., Texas A&M University, TX FacultyAcademic Coordinator B .A ., University of New Orleans, LA M .S ., University of Montana at Missoula, MTB .A ., Westminster College, UT B .A ., University of Illinois, IL College of BusinessJeff Jensen, A .S . Kathryn Adair, M .B .A ., M .S . Arthur D . Waller, Ph .D .Academic Coordinator Faculty Interim – Program Director, Master of BusinessA .S ., Independence University, UT M .B .A ., University of Utah, UT AdministrationHannah Hafemann, B .S . Ph .D ., Utah State University, UT M .S ., University of Utah, UTAcademic Coordinator M .B .A ., University of Phoenix, UT B .U .S ., University of Utah, UTB .S ., University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, WI B .S ., Utah State University, UT Certificate, Boston University, MAMichael McCullough, B .S . Stephen Mersereau, M .B .A ., M .A . Marcia Ditmyer Ph .D ., CHESDirector of Career Services Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Business FacultyB .S ., Utah State University, UT Program Director, Associate of Science in Business Ph .D ., University of Toledo, OH (including Property Management emphasis) M .S ., Independence University (CCHS)Craig Whetten, M .S .I .L .S . M .A ., Central Michigan University, MILibrarian Faculty M .B .A ., University of Utah, UT B .S ., Wayne State University, MIM .S .I .L .S ., Florida State University, FLB .A ., Utah Valley University, UT M .A ., University of Denver, CO Vonna Cummins, M .A ., B .A ., Colgate University, NY FacultyGeneral Education Emily Van Kampen, M .S . M .A ., University of West Florida, FL Faculty B .A ., University of Iowa, IAMary Kahn, M .S .Faculty M .S ., Weber State University, UT Melissa Wheeler, MPHM .S ., University of Montana at Missoula, MT B .S ., University of Utah, UT FacultyB .A ., University of Illinois, IL Andrew Black, Ph .D . MPH, Independence University (CCHS), UT Faculty B .S ., University of California at San Diego, CAKathryn Adair, M .B .A ., M .S .Faculty Ph .D ., Capella University, MN Marci Stone, M .S .M .B .A ., University of Utah, UT MBA, University of Phoenix, UT FacultyM .S ., University of Utah, UT BAS, ITT Technical Institute, UT M .S ., Weber State University, UTB .U .S ., University of Utah, UT AAS, ITT Technical Institute, UT B .A ., University of Phoenix, UTCertificate, Boston University, MA A .S ., Salt Lake Community College, UT Maren Thomasma M .Ed .Vonna Cummins, M .A ., Robert W . Robertson, Ph .D . FacultyFaculty Faculty M .Ed ., University of Utah, UTM .A ., University of West Florida, FL Ph .D ., Stirling University, Scotland B .S ., Utah State University, UTB .A ., University of Iowa, IA MPA, Dalhousie University, Canada M .A ., Vermont Law School – South Royalton, VT College of EducationMarcia Ditmyer Ph .D ., CHES B .S ., East Tennessee State University, TNFaculty Maren Thomasma M .Ed .Ph .D ., University of Toledo, OH Darren Adamson, Ph .D . Program Director, Associate of Science in EarlyM .S ., Independence University (CCHS) Faculty Childhood EducationM .A ., Central Michigan University, MI Ph .D ., Brigham Young University, UT FacultyB .S ., Wayne State University, MI M .S ., Brigham Young University, UT M .Ed ., University of Utah, UT B .A ., Weber State University, UT B .S ., Utah State University, UTKelly McMichael, Ph .D .Faculty Jean Gordon, DBA Siri Aanrud, B .S .Ph .D ., University of North Texas, TX Faculty FacultyM .A ., Baylor University, TX DBA, Nova Southeastern University, FL B .S ., University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, WIB .A ., Texas A&M University, TX MSN, Kaplan University, IA A .A ., Waldorf College, IA M .S ., Nova Southeastern University, FLTom O’Brien, M .Ed ., RRT BSN, University of Miami, FL College of Health SciencesFaculty Kyle Peacock, D .M . Kathryn Adair, M .B .A ., M .S .M .Ed ., Temple University, PA Faculty Program Director, Bachelor of Science in HealthB .S ., Towson University, MD D .M ., University of Phoenix, UT Services ManagementA .A .S ., Prince George’s College, MD M .S ., University of Utah, UT Program Director, Master of Science in Health To enroll, go to www.independence.edu or call 800-791-7353 41
  • Administration/Faculty/StaffCare Administration Fritz Kollmann, B .S .Faculty FacultyM .B .A ., University of Utah, UT B .S ., University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, WIM .S ., University of Utah, UT Tom O’Brien, M .Ed ., RRTB .U .S ., University of Utah, UT FacultyCertificate, Boston University, MA M .Ed ., Temple University, PAMarcia Ditmyer Ph .D ., CHES B .S ., Towson University, MDProgram Director, Master of Public Health A .A .S ., Prince George’s College, MDFaculty Thai Nguyen, B .S ., RRTPh .D ., University of Toledo, OH FacultyM .S ., Independence University (CCHS) B .S ., Louisiana State University, LAM .A ., Central Michigan University, MIB .S ., Wayne State University, MI Michael Haines, B .S ., RRT FacultyBob Vega, D .M ., RRT B .S ., Touro University, CAProgram Director, Associate of Science in A .A ., Mount San Antonio College, CARespiratory Therapy A .S ., Mount San Antonio College, CAProgram Director, Bachelor of Science inRespiratory Care Gaynel Olsen, M .S ., RRTFaculty FacultyD .M ., University of Phoenix, AZ M .S ., Old Dominion University, VAM .B .A ., Chaminade University of Honolulu, HI B .S ., Lynchburg College, VAM .A ., University of Redlands, CA A .A .S ., Lincoln Land College, VAB .S ., Loma Linda University, CA Linn Isbell, B .A ., RRTA .S ., Loma Linda University, CA FacultyVonna Cummins, M .A . B .A ., California State University at DominguezProgram Director, Master of Science in Hills, CAHealth Services – Health Promotion Maren Thomasma M .Ed .Faculty FacultyM .A ., University of West Florida, FL M .Ed ., University of Utah, UTB .A ., University of Iowa, IA B .S ., Utah State University, UTDorette Nysewander, Ed .D Stephen Mersereau, M .B .A ., M .A .Program Director, Associate of Science in Allied FacultyHealth M .B .A ., University of Utah, UTFaculty M .A ., University of Denver, COEd .D, Nova Southeastern University, FL B .A ., Colgate University, NYM .S ., Central Michigan University, MIB .S ., Southern Illinois University, IL Mary Kahn, M .S . FacultyMargaret Colyar, DSN M .S ., University of Montana at Missoula, MTProgram Director, Bachelor of Science in Nursing B .A ., University of Illinois, ILProgram Director, Master of Science in NursingFaculty Bob Brown, B .S ., RRTDSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL Director of Clinical EducationMSN, University of Missouri at Columbia, MO FacultyBSN, Millikin University, IL B .S ., University of Phoenix, AZFNP, University of Florida – Gainsville, FL A .A ., Gateway Community College, AZ A .R .T ., Gateway Community College, AZLaurel Kelsey, M .S .Faculty Emily Van Kampen, M .S .M .S ., Brigham Young University, UT FacultyB .S ., Brigham Young University, UT M .S ., Weber State University, UT B .S ., University of Utah, UTMelissa Wheeler, MPHFaculty Darren Adamson, Ph .D .MPH, Independence University (CCHS), UT FacultyB .S ., University of California at San Diego, CA Ph .D ., Brigham Young University, UT M .S ., Brigham Young University, UTDeryl Gulliford, M .S ., RRT B .A ., Weber State University, UTFacultyM .S ., University of Cincinnati, OH Wendy Jacobi, Ph .D .B .S ., Ohio State University, OH Faculty Ph .D ., Northcentral University, AZJim Grantz, B .S ., RRT M .S ., Independence University (CCHS), UTFaculty B .S ., Graceland College, IAB .S ., Mid-America Christian University, OKA .A .S ., Northern Oklahoma College, OK 42 Independence University
  • CalendarAcademic Calendar Contact InformationMonday, October 25, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Module Eleven Begins It’s easy to reach us:Friday, November 19, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Module Eleven EndsMonday, November 22, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Module Twelve Begins OnlineFriday, December 17, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Module Twelve Ends www .independence .eduMonday, January 3, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Module One Begins TelephoneMonday, January 17, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . Holiday (Martin Luther King Day) Call toll-free to speak to an Admissions Consultant: 800-972-5149Tuesday, January 18, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Module Two Begins MailFriday, January 28, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Module One Ends Independence UniversityMonday, January 31, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Module Three Begins 5295 S . 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