Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.60
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Belmont University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mary Lucus
Director, IR
Provost
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Music Therapy Program

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Public Health

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

The BSPH is the degree of choice for people who are interested in studying infectious or chronic disease, environmental health, global health or health and disease patterns and trends. As a public health major at Belmont, you will work with interdisciplinary teams of students and professional colleagues in nursing,occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, social work and health care administration to improve the conditions and behaviors that contribute to better health for all.

Public health majors complete core public health course requirements, namely in epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, health policy and management and social and behavioral aspects of public health. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented by rich field work experiences in clinical, research, health policy or community health settings in local and international settings.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Health Law

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

Health care is one of Nashville’s leading industries and has as its purpose the sustainability and enhancement of the quality of human life. Courses that are part of the Health Law concentration include: Biomedical Ethics; Employment Law; Global Health and Human Rights; Health Care Business and Finance; Health Care Fraud and Abuse; Mediation; Medical Malpractice; Mental Health Law; and Non-profit Organizations. In addition to course work, students concentrating in Health Law also must complete a faculty-supervised, law-review quality paper on an approved health law topic, which provides them with an opportunity to engage in detailed research.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Doctor of Occupational Therapy

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

The School of Occupational Therapy provides comprehensive graduate education within a Christian, learning environment to enable students from diverse backgrounds to positively impact the community at large and enhance the human condition through appreciation of diversity, problem-solving, and utility of meaningful and purposeful occupations.


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