Additional Academic and Clinical Opportunities
in the area of Adult Neurogenic Disorders
COMD has a unique opportunity for students to expand their experiences in preparation for hospital and rehabilitation employment. The department has active research in neurogenic disorders and maintains clinical affiliations with area medical centers. There is an opportunity for a limited number of master’s degree students to receive extra training in all aspects of brain dysfunction - stroke, head injury, dementia, and progressive diseases.
Students pursuing this additional training have the opportunity to participate by:
- Attending monthly meetings to discuss and learn through use of guest speakers, films, and presentations.
- Working with stroke support groups
- Attending workshops, and other special events
- Completing practicum assignments in neurogenic medical and rehabilitation sites.
- Completing internships in settings geared toward neurogenic populations.
Students who complete the additional neurogenic coursework and practicum experiences emerge with a certificate that reflects their additional training and expertise working with these populations. Because this opportunity is available to only a few new students each year, applicants to the program should specify their interest in the “Goal Statement” portion of their application.