RCTX 6001, Principles and Practices. (S) (3), P: BIOL 2130, 2131 or equivalent This is an introductory course designed to teach students the basics of biofeedback, its history, instrumentation, and intervention techniques including the assessment, treatment, and evaluation processes. The course covers both clinical (treatment of pathology) and non-clinical (optimal human performance) applications of biofeedback. It meets the 50 hours of didactic education required by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America.
Text: Schwartz, M. S. & Andrasik, F. (2003). Biofeedback: A Practitioners Guide. New York: Guilford Press.
RCTX 6002, P/C: RCTX 6001 The Biofeedback Lab is a 1 credit lab that compliments the biofeedback course and is designed to provide opportunities and guidance in the application of biofeedback. It meets the 10 hours of personal biofeedback and 10 hours of case study requirement of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America.
Most modern (manufactured in the current century) computers will be sufficient for this course. Speakers, microphone, and webcam should also be available. This is an internet based course and internet access is a requirement. Broadband connectivity is recommended.
All students will need to have access to a biofeedback device that can be used for training in EMG, EDR and skin temperature. If you or facility has such a device then make sure you can have access to meet the course requirements. Please have information about your current system available during the first session meeting. Familiarization you're your equipment will be part of the first threaded discussion.