ADDENDUM: HAWAI‘I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY 2021-2022 ACADEMIC CATALOG

The Hawai‘i Pacific University Academic Catalog is published annually.  Every effort is made to ensure that the catalog is accurate at the time of publication; however, edits and updates are occasionally necessary to correct or clarify information.  The purpose of this addendum is to provide information about the changes that have occurred since the initial publication of the 2021-2022 academic catalog.  All changes have been made to the online version of the catalog and are listed below for reference.

Updates to Transfer of Credit Policies:

Revised (3/21/22): Military Service or Schooling and Transcripts

Coursework taken through military schools will be considered for credit on the basis of recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE). All students using VA education benefits or tuition assistance are required to provide transcripts of previous education and training.  The student must submit their Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS), Sailor-Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART), Joint Services Transcript (JST), or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript.  The student’s DD-214 or DD-295 form should be submitted along with the official transcript.  HPU must evaluate the transcripts and provide the student with an assessment of the evaluation, which will decrease the time and cost of the program if credit is granted.  The student's prior education records will be kept with the student's academic record.

Updates to Minor in Pre-Medical Studies:

  • PMED 3900 removed from Upper-Division Requirements.

  • PMED 2910 added under Lower-Division Requirements.

  • PMED 3910 added under Upper-Division Requirements.

  • ANTH 3200 removed as option for Elective requirement.

  • BIOL 4050, BIOL 4210, and BIOL 4220 added as an option under the elective requirement.

Added new course BUS 6910:

BUS 6910 - Special Topics in the MBA Program

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

This is a special topics course in the MBA Program that contains subject matter or content intended to address specialized issues that are contemporary within the MBA Program field of study.

Credit: 1 to 3

Updates to course DPT 8110

Course description updated from This course introduces foundational knowledge of gross anatomy and neuroanatomy. Explores clinical application of embryology, histology, and joint structure and function and the forces that affect human movement across the lifespan of the lower quarter. Laboratory experiences include 3-dimensional anatomy software, living/surface anatomy, synthetic human anatomical models, and cadaver prosections. This course addresses the content of the anatomical regions, including the lumbar spine, pelvis, and lower extremities. Emphasis is on the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal anatomy to Introduces foundational knowledge of gross anatomy and neuroanatomy. Explores the clinical application of embryology, histology, and joint structure and function and the forces that affect human movement across the lifespan within a systems approach emphasizing the musculoskeletal, vascular, and neurological aspects of the extremities, cervical, and lumbar regions. Course activities include 3-dimensional anatomy software, living/surface anatomy, and cadaver prosections as available. This course addresses the content of the muscular, vascular, and neurological systems across regions, including the lumbar and cervical spines, pelvis, and extremities. Emphasis is on the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal anatomy.

Updates to course DPT 8120

Course description updated from This course expands foundational knowledge of gross anatomy and neuroanatomy. Explores clinical application of embryology, histology, and joint structure and function and the forces that affect human movement across the lifespan of the upper quarter. Laboratory experiences include 3-dimensional anatomy software, living/surface anatomy, synthetic human anatomical models, and cadaver prosections. This course addresses the content of the anatomical regions, including cervical/thoracic spines, thorax, and upper extremities to Expands upon the foundational knowledge of gross anatomy and neuroanatomy of Human Anatomy I. Explores the clinical application of embryology, histology, and joint structure and function and the forces that affect human movement across the lifespan within a systems approach emphasizing the musculoskeletal, vascular, and neurological aspects of the thorax, abdominal, pelvic, and cranio-facial regions. Course activities include 3-dimensional anatomy software, living/surface anatomy, and anatomical models. Students will have the opportunity to study the gross anatomy of the central and autonomic nervous systems, along with the muscular, vascular, and neurological systems of the thorax and craniofacial regions. Selected vascular, neurological and visceral components of the digestive, cardiopulmonary, and urogenital systems are also included in this course.

Updates to course DPT 8130

Course description updated from This course explores the physiology and pathophysiology of the cellular, integumentary, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems. Studies medical physiologic principles necessary for physical activity and the associated effects of physical activity on health and wellness across the lifespan to Explores the physiology and pathophysiology of the cellular, integumentary, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems. Studies medical physiologic principles necessary for physical activity and the associated effects of physical activity on health and wellness across the lifespan.

Updates to course DPT 8140

Course description updated from This course explores the neuroscience of the movement system, with emphasis on the neuroanatomical structures and neurophysiological functions of the motor and sensory systems that regulate movement to Explores the neuroscience of the movement system, with emphasis on the neuroanatomical structures and neurophysiological functions of the motor and sensory systems that regulate movement.

Updates to course DPT 8150

Course description updated from This course explores the neuroscience of the movement system, with emphasis on the neuroanatomical structures and neurophysiological functions of the motor and sensory systems that regulate movement to Applies the neuroscience of the movement system, with emphasis on the neuroanatomical structures and neurophysiological functions of the motor and sensory systems that regulate movement. Lab activities emphasize elements of the neurologic examination and an introduction to common outcome measures and assessment tools.

Updates to course DPT 8210

Course description updated from This course is designed to prepare the student for patient care activities including patient-centered communication, assessing vital signs, body mechanics awareness, patient positioning and draping, transfers, assistive device training, and basic exercise. Learners will be introduced to fundamental physical therapy skills for various clinical settings and a patient management framework used throughout the curriculum. Psychomotor skills that are foundational to examination and evaluation are introduced, including vital signs, goniometry, range of motion, muscle testing, and anthropometric measures. Students will begin to develop patient interview and documentation skills, perform examination tests and measures, and use standardized patient outcome measures to Prepares students for patient care activities including, patient-centered communication, assessing vital signs, body mechanics awareness, patient positioning and draping, transfers, assistive device training, and basic exercise. Learners will be introduced to fundamental physical therapy skills for various clinical settings and a patient management framework used throughout the curriculum. Psychomotor skills that are foundational to examination and evaluation are introduced, including vital signs, goniometry, range of motion, muscle testing, and anthropometric measures. Students will develop patient interview and documentation skills, perform examination tests and measures, and use standardized patient outcome measures.

Updates to course DPT 8220

Course description updated from This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of movement science, offers a framework for understanding normal and abnormal movement, and includes concepts of kinesiology, neuroscience, physiology, motor control, and motor learning. The course will integrate theory and basic principles of motor behavior, motor development, motor control, and motor learning as they relate to human motor performance and gait across the lifespan. Emphasis is on the integration of theory, structured movement analyses of activities performed in daily life, and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model to inform clinical decision making in physical therapist practice to Introduces students to the fundamentals of movement science, offers a framework for understanding normal and abnormal movement, and includes kinesiology, neuroscience, physiology, motor control, and motor learning concepts. The course will integrate theory and basic principles of motor behavior, motor development, motor control, and motor learning as they relate to human motor performance and gait across the lifespan. Emphasis is on the integration of theory, structured movement analyses of activities performed in daily life, and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model to inform clinical decision-making in physical therapist practice.

Updates to course DPT 8230:

Course description updated from This course introduces and integrates musculoskeletal biomechanical principles to joint structure and function, movement analysis, and therapeutic interventions. Introduces the principles and application of therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and selected physical agents for the management of patients with pain and mobility impairments. Integrates current evidence and clinical decision-making to emphasize appropriate selection, instruction, and progression of interventions. to Introduces and integrates musculoskeletal biomechanical principles to joint structure and function, movement analysis, and therapeutic interventions. Introduces the principles and application of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy for the management of patients with pain and mobility impairments. Integrates current evidence and clinical decision-making to emphasize appropriate selection, instruction, assessment, and progression of interventions.

Credits updated from 2 to 3.

Updates to course DPT 8240

Course description updated from This course introduces the principles and application of selected physical agents for the management of patients with pain and tissue injury while addressing impairments related to mobility, strength, and motor control. Integrates current evidence and clinical decision-making to emphasize appropriate selection, instruction, and progression of interventions to Introduces the principles and application of selected physical agents for the management of patients with pain and tissue injury while addressing impairments related to mobility, strength, and motor control. Integrates current evidence and clinical decision-making to emphasize appropriate selection, instruction, and progression of interventions.

Updates to course DPT 8250

Course description updated from This course introduces prevention health, wellness, and fitness as they relate to injury prevention, nutritional influences, fitness testing, and exercise prescription in a healthy population. Students develop injury prevention and exercise programs based on test results and adapt the execution to specific healthy populations using proper clinical procedures to Introduces prevention, health, wellness, and fitness as they relate to injury prevention, nutritional influences, fitness testing, and exercise prescription in a healthy population. Students develop injury prevention and exercise programs based on test results and adapt the execution to specific healthy populations using proper clinical procedures.

Updates to course DPT 8260

Course description updated from This course expands on the students’ critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and management of patients with movement system dysfunctions. This course is a progression of techniques related to spinal stabilization, movement impairments, and soft tissue dysfunction. Interventions include a progression of exercise therapy, manual therapy techniques dry needling, manipulation, mobilization, muscle energy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and proprioceptive/vestibular treatments. Students are provided with expanded knowledge and skills from foundational content previously taught. Lab activities use case scenarios to challenge clinical reasoning for the development and progression of comprehensive treatment plans to Expands on the students’ management of patients with movement system dysfunctions including techniques related to spinal stabilization, movement impairments, and soft tissue dysfunction. Interventions include a progression of contemporary therapeutic exercise and manual therapy skills. Emphasis will be placed on analysis and integration of current best evidence into the patient’s plan of care. Course activities include case scenarios to challenge clinical reasoning for the progression of comprehensive treatment plans.

Updates to course DPT 8270

Course description updated from This course provides an overview of supporting persons with persistent pain syndromes associated with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial factors using emerging and evidence-based concepts of pain assessment, treatment, and outcomes. Using contemporary models, this course reflects the interprofessional consensus of core competencies for prelicensure health professions education in patient management and emphasizes a comprehensive pain management approach to optimize patient outcomes to Provides an overview of supporting persons with persistent pain syndromes associated with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial factors using emerging and evidence-based concepts of pain assessment, treatment, and outcomes. Using contemporary models, this course reflects the interprofessional consensus of core competencies for prelicensure health professions education in patient management and emphasizes a comprehensive pain management approach to optimize patient outcomes.

Updates to course DPT 8310

Course description updated from This course introduces the foundation to general research and evidence-based principles by exploring research methodologies and outcome measures used in health care. Introduces foundational concepts of scientific inquiry for clinicians with creating clinical questions, searches appropriate literature sources, and assesses the evidence quality to Introduces the foundation to general research and evidence-based principles by exploring research methodologies and outcome measures used in health care. Introduces foundational concepts of scientific inquiry for clinicians with creating clinical questions, searches appropriate literature sources, and assesses the evidence quality.

Updates to course DPT 8320

Course description updated from This course expands elements of applied research design and statistics that foster students to become intelligent consumers of scientific literature. Items related to measurement, research design, statistical analysis, critical inquiry, and strength of evidence are presented to Expands elements of applied research design and statistics that foster students to become intelligent consumers of scientific literature. Items related to measurement, research design, statistical analysis, critical inquiry, and strength of evidence are presented.

Updates to course DPT 8330

Course description updated from This is the first of two courses that integrate and apply cumulative knowledge gained from all previous didactic courses and clinical internship experiences. Throughout this course, students will be engaged in reflective practice in three main areas including integration of content learned through the curriculum, direct application relative to patients managed in the clinical experiences, and professional growth since commencing their DPT education. Finally, students develop a plan of study for the National Physical Therapy License Exam to Integrates and applies cumulative knowledge gained from previous didactic courses and clinical experiences. By developing a professional portfolio, students will be engaged in reflective practice that includes integration of content learned across the curriculum, direct application relative to patient interactions, clinical experiences, APTA core values, and professional growth since commencing their DPT education.

Updates to course DPT 8340

Course description updated from This is the second of two courses that integrate and apply cumulative knowledge gained from all previous didactic courses and clinical internship experiences. Students will also articulate how they will uphold the 8 core values for physical therapists as outlined by the American Physical Therapy Association. Students will take a comprehensive exam simulating the National Physical Therapy Licensure Examination to Integrates and applies cumulative knowledge gained from all previous didactic courses and clinical experiences. Students will develop a study plan and take a comprehensive exam simulating the National Physical Therapy Licensure Examination.

Updates to course DPT 8410

Course updated from The course defines professional conduct and application of generic skills as they relate to the practice of physical therapy. Throughout this course, students explore the interprofessional roles and responsibilities of the healthcare team, including those of the physical therapist. This course highlights the importance of communication (verbal, nonverbal, and written), individual and cultural differences, professional behavior and abilities, ethics, legal issues, scope of practice, and responsibility for professional development and is designed to prepare students for the professional curriculum and clinical practice to Introduces students to the professional roles and responsibilities of the physical therapist and the interprofessional healthcare team. Integrates emotional/social intelligence, concepts of flourishing, learning theories, learning styles, characteristics of learners through the lifespan, and literacy and communication issues for patients. This course prepares students for the professional curriculum and clinical practice as life-long learners.

Updates to course DPT 8420:

Course description updated from Prepares students professionally and emotionally for physical therapy clinical practice, including roles as a lifelong learner, clinical research, advocacy roles, and clinical educator. Explores major forms of health care delivery and how they interact with physical therapy services, including but not limited to, medical ethics, health care regulations, and risk management strategies. This course blends topics through case applications that explore communication, individual and cultural differences, professional behavior and abilities, ethics, legal issues, and risk management within patient care to Prepares students professionally for physical therapy clinical practice, including roles as a lifelong learner, advocate, and clinical educator. Explores major forms of healthcare delivery and how they interact with physical therapy services, including but not limited to medical ethics, health care regulations, and risk management strategies. This course blends topics that explore communication, individual and cultural differences, professional behavior and abilities, ethics, legal issues, and risk management within patient care.

Credits update from 1 to 2

Course Retired: DPT 8430 - Mindful Patient Management

Prerequisites: Admission to Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

This course explores the professional roles physical therapists need for culturally competent interactions with patients, healthcare team members, and society. Students apply the principles of "mindful practice" and patient centered care to improve the therapeutic alliance including, assessing health literacy, motivational interviewing, cultural awareness, and empathetic caring into the patient care setting. Students use patient scenarios to practice, self-access, and self-reflect on interviewing skills.

Credit: 2

Updates to course DPT 8440

Course description updated from This course provides an overview of practice management fundamentals and applies principles to various aspects of leadership and personal development, strategic planning, and business operations. Students gain knowledge in health care management, leadership, strategic planning, human resources, finance, organizational structures, and fiscal management as it relates to physical therapy practice to Provides an overview of practice management fundamentals and applies principles to various aspects of leadership and personal development, strategic planning, and business operations. Students gain knowledge in health care management, leadership, strategic planning, human resources, finance, organizational structures, and fiscal management as it relates to physical therapy practice.

Updates to course DPT 8510

Course description updated from This course initiates examination, evaluation, and treatment sequence of the neuro-musculoskeletal system. This course provides the fundamentals of examination and treatment that will be utilized across the series. This course emphasizes the clinical application of biomechanics, functional movement, and examination principles for musculoskeletal dysfunction specific to the lumbar spine, pelvis, and hip regions. Concentrates on the application of psychomotor skills related to regional palpation, examination, and evidence-based interventions emphasizing patient education, manual physical therapy, and therapeutic exercise in a patient-centered approach across the lifespan. This course begins the development of critical thinking and reasoning strategies through clinical presentations and management to Initiates the clinical application of biomechanics, functional movement, and examination principles for neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction of the lumbar spine, pelvis, and hip regions. Concentrates on the application of psychomotor skills related to regional palpation, examination, and evidence-based interventions emphasizing patient education, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise in a patient-centered approach across the lifespan.

Added new course ED 6463:

ED 6463 - Economics for Hawaii Teachers

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Chair/Dean approval required.

This course provides an introduction to teaching economics. The course is aimed at both future and current Hawaii social studies and economics teachers. The course will provide instruction on the economic principles in the National Council for Economic Education’s Voluntary Content Standards in Economics. Included within these standards are disciplinary concepts of the C3 Framework for Economics such as; (1) Economic Decision Making, (2) Exchange and Markets, (3) The National Economy, and (4) The Global Economy. The course will also present an overview of the economic history of Hawaii, explore strategies for incorporating economic content into existing curriculums, and provide materials and on-going support for teaching economics content. This elective course cannot be used to satisfy subject matter concentration requirements for teaching licensure.

Credit: 3

Added new course IS 6910:

IS 6910 - Special Topics in Information Systems

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

This is a special topics course in Information Systems that contains subject matter or content intended to address specialized issues that are contemporary within the Information Systems field of study.

Credit: 1 to 3

Updates to course MARS 4911:

Program/Major Restriction updated from Marine Biology or Oceanography Major to Marine Biology; Oceanography with consent of Instructor.

Updates to course NUR 6030:

Course title updated from Advanced Physical Assessment to Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning.

Course description updated from This course will give the graduate student an opportunity to practice and advance their physical assessment skills by performing complete health assessments. Skills are taught and practiced on a class partner via the body-systems approach with weekly integration of previous skills. Students will take complete histories and provide comprehensive documentation of the history and physical assessment obtained on lab partners or persons brought in from the outside. Specialized skills and techniques will be incorporated into the learning specific to pediatrics, geriatrics, and women’s health as time allows to This course expands upon health assessment skills and diagnostic reasoning concepts to determine the health status of clients across the life span. Focuses on the collection and interpretation of clinical data derived from the history and physical exam.

Number of credits updated from 1 to 3 credits to 2 credits.

Added new course NUR 6031:

NUR 6031 - Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Lab.

Prerequisite: Admission into graduate nursing program

Clinical lab for advanced practice nursing focusing on health history taking, examination techniques, diagnostic reasoning, and practicum readiness.

Credit: 1

Updates to course NUR 6964:

Course title updated from Advanced Theory: Primary Care of the Adult to Episodic Conditions in Primary Care

Course description updated from Health promotion, disease prevention, and illnesses of the adult are comprehensively analyzed for the individual and in the context of their families and community to Acute and episodic conditions commonly encountered in the primary care setting are comprehensively analyzed with emphasis on adult and older adult clients in context of family and community. Evidence based practice and culturally relevant care are included.

Updates to course NUR 6966:

Course title updated from Advanced Theory: Primary Care of the Geriatric Adult to Chronic Conditions in Primary Care

Course description updated from Health promotion, disease prevention, and illness of geriatric adults are comprehensively analyzed from the individual and within the context of their family and community to Chronic conditions commonly encountered in the primary care setting are comprehensively analyzed with emphasis on adult and older adult clients in context of family and community. Evidence based practice and culturally relevant care are included.

PSCI 2100 - Fundamentals of Social Science Research

Added course prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in any WCIL 2 course or HON 1000

Updates to course PSY 7610:

Credits updated from 3 to 1.

Added new course - PSY 7615:

PSY 7615 - Individual and Cultural-Diversity

Restricted to students in the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology program

Presents current topics and research regarding human diversity. Defining, examining, and understanding issues regarding ethnicity, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, ability, and physical characteristics will be discussed. The course will include identifying, recognizing, and better understanding one's own prejudices, stereotyping, and ability to discriminate. The main focus of the course is to provide a foundation of understanding diversity in psychological work and research, while becoming a self-aware and culturally competent psychologist in a dynamic and diverse world.

Credit: 3

Added new course - NUR 8070:

NUR 8070 - Scholarly Writing and Writing for Publication

Prerequisite: Admission to the DNP program

This course is designed to introduce students to scholarly writing and dissemination for clinicians. The four areas of scholarly writing covered will be argument, evidence, paragraphs, and academic voice. The course provides students with practical information, exercises, and resources for successful clinical manuscript preparation, journal article abstract preparation, and clinical conference poster presentation. This course prepares graduate students for a lifelong approach to integrating scholarship into clinical practice.

Credit: 3