Webinar MS Degree Program
MS DEGREE IN APPLIED BREATHING SCIENCES.
Graduate School of Behavioral Health Sciences
offers multi-disciplinary, live-interactive, webinar-based
post-professional degree, certification, and CE programs
that weave together behavioral and physiological sciences
into client-centered learning service applications.
109 East 17th Street. Cheyenne, WY 82001. USA. Tel: 307.633.9800
The Graduate School of Behavioral Health Sciences offers live-interactive webinar-based certification and graduate degree programs in breathing sciences. They include a certification program, Certified Breathing Behavior Analyst, and a graduate degree program, Master of Science degree in Applied Breathing Sciences. The MS program is an interdisciplinary synthesis of the biological and behavioral sciences including physiology, biochemistry, neuroscience, psychology, behavioral science, counseling, and instrumentation technology. Completion of the certification program is prerequisite to enrollment in the degree program.
The Graduate School began offering its degree and certificate programs in 2013. Students are attending from countries from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Its breathing science faculty of 16 consists of highly experienced practitioners from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, medicine, physiology, physiotherapy, physics, and business; they teach from across the world, stretching from Hilo, Hawaii to Beer-Sheva, Israel.
LEARNED DYSFUNCTIONAL BREATHING
It is estimated that 10 to 25 percent of the US population have unwittingly learned breathing habits that compromise physiology and psychology in ways that trigger, perpetuate, and cause serious symptoms and deficits of all kinds. This enormous problem, only superficially addressed by the treatment-oriented professional community, requires a solution that is interdisciplinary, client-centered, and learning-oriented. The MS program offered by the Graduate School addresses this solution by training practitioners, consultants, and educators from diverse disciplines to offer breathing learning services to their clients and patients. Student-colleagues are taught the science, the practice, and the business of providing these services.
DEGREE PROGRAM OBJECTIVE
Unfortunately, practitioners from around the world,who make breathing training a part of their profession, are rarely trained to identify dysfunctional breathing habits and their patterns, much less how to help their clients learn new habits consistent with good physical and mental health. All too often focus is on symptoms rather than causes. The MS program seeks to remedy this shortcoming by teaching student-colleagues how to apply the principles of behavior analysis and behavior modification to dysfunctional breathing including its physiology, effects, origins, causes, triggers, motivations, sustaining factors, and self-regulation learning solutions.
DEGREE PROGRAM FOR COLLEAGUE PROFESSIONALS
The MS program has been designed for two groups of colleague-professionals:
The program serves colleagues who already provide breathing services to their clients, but who are looking to increase their level of expertise, to broaden-out their knowledge base, to expand their practices, and to earn an academic credential that will strengthen the credibility for the breathing services they already offer.
The program serves colleagues who understand the importance of integrating the breathing sciences with their current profession, but who have not already done so; this program provides them with the comprehensive training they need for responsibly, effectively, and credibly providing breathing learning services to existing clients as well as establishing the basis for a new business that attracts new clients.
DEGREE PROGRAM CONTENT
The MS degree program is a 36-unit program, offered on a trimester basis (3 “semesters” per year), and consists of 25 one-unit courses: 7 Physiology courses, 9 Psychology courses, 7 Intervention courses, and 2 Business courses. It also includes 5 units of Case Reviewproseminars, 4 units of Service Practicums (200 hours) to be completed at student-colleague work locations, and 2 units of Business Practicum (100 hours) consisting of the formulation of a business plan for implementing breathing assessment and learning services. Colleagues may complete the program at their own pace going part time or full time. Full time means 12 units per trimester and one year to complete the degree.
Very rarely do programs provide students with an opportunity to formulate a business plan for implementing what they’ve learned in the practical world. We do. Being successful not only means delivering quality and credible services, but it also means establishing a productive network of colleagues and clients. Successful completion of the MS program requires that student-colleagues are actually providing learning services to their clients before graduation and are doing so as a part of a business plan formulated during the program.
The Graduate School provides its students and faculty with an e-journal Library that contains more than 2,700 major medical, physiology, and behavioral science journals, including downloadable PDF full text articles. And, the School Kindle Library makes it unnecessary to buy expensive specialty textbook and cuts costs by about 90 percent.
The Graduate School has its own e-campus website created by its own programming team, tailored specifically to its organizational requirements. It permits students, faculty, and administration to communicate seamlessly without having to use email and telephone communication. Students simply login to download course materials, obtain documents, take examinations, see announcements, complete faculty evaluations, communicate with faculty, review webinar recordings, access the e-journal Library, download videos, see grades, view transcript information, and access the School Webinar-Broadcasting Platform.
LIVE WEBINAR BROADCASTING PLATFORM
The Graduate School uses Zoom maintains its own live Webinar-Broadcasting Platform. The platform provides for live and interactive audio and video functions, including functionality that takes students beyond the normal class room environment. Interaction, for example, includes breaking up into small groups (e.g., two students) and doing live physiological monitoring sessions with one another from across the world. And, live demonstrations can be done from anywhere, any time.
The Certification program, Certified Breathing Behavior Analyst, qualifies healthcare practitioners, human service professionals, performance consultants, and health educators to: (1) to assess breathing habits and their effects on health and performance based on the principles of behavior analysis, (2) to assist clients in managing and/or overcoming dysfunctional breathing habits that compromise physiology, psychology, and performance based on the principles of behavior modification, and (3) to use capnography and related instrumentation for assisting their clients in identifying and overcoming dysfunctional breathing habits. .
Colleague practitioners may also sign-up (without applying) for individual courses on a continuing education basis and then at a later time, if interested, apply the credit earned toward the MS degree completion requirements. This gives colleagues a chance to try out the program without having to apply.
Colleagues interested in the Certification and MS degree programs may contact the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org for a personal interview and/or a tour of its webinar learning environment. .
Peter M. Litchfield, Ph.D., President
Office: 307.633.9800, Cell: 505.670.2874