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DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness
This state-of-the-art 30,0000-square foot education and research center is actively fulfilling its mission as a clinical training area for students as well as reaching out to undeserved rural populations.
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In our exercise physiology program, you will have plenty of opportunities in the classroom and beyond. Below are just a few of the opportunities waiting for you as a future exercise physiology student.
Exercise Physiology is a very hands-on critical thinking and problem solving field. Lab experience, research opportunities, internships and community outreach activities are critical to your success. That’s why we believe you should have plenty of these opportunities at the undergraduate-level, and we offer them.
The Exercise Physiology Bowl, a central event at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, is a Jeopardy- type competition where students are quizzed on their knowledge of exercise physiology, anatomy and biomechanics.
The Physical Therapy research laboratory, located in East Gate Hall, supplies flexible space and additional classroom space as needed. This facility, designated to physical therapy, houses state-of-the-art equipment such as a computerized motion analysis system (peak performance), a surface EMG system, and an under-water weighing tank.
While many PT programs have gone to electronic means of learning anatomy, our approach is more hands-on with actual human cadaver dissection by students working in teams of four-to-five individuals.We are fortunate to have cadavers to use from the Human Gift Registry in the state of Pennsylvania. The PT department procures two or three cadavers per year for teaching purposes.
The PT department is housed in the Stokes Athletics Center where we take advantage of classroom and lab space as well as the pool, weight room and walking track.
Connecting with the discipline, connecting with experts in the field, and connecting with other exercise science students is part of what it means in becoming a professional. It is called networking. We are part of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, and each year we “Connect” at the annual meeting. As a student you may participate in professional activities including attending and presenting in professional conferences as you learn new things and are ready to share your research.
The DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness is state-of-the art 30,000 square foot education and research center provides a clinical training area for students as well as an outreach services for under-served rural populations near the university. It houses a student health center, rehabilitation services, a human performance lab. fitness and spiritual wellness areas, and conference facilities.
The Science Center is flagship facility is slated to be completed in Fall 2013, and will provide state-of-the art classrooms, laboratories, and research facilities. Students in allied health sciences majors will take many of their foundation science courses in this new facility.
The Hugs United Spring Break Mission Trip is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers of students, faculty, and alumni head to the Dominican Republic to work closely with an orphanage and provide much needed love and support. A team that includes students from Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Science, Nursing, and Education departments help administer health services for patients and children. It is exciting to see so many of our students dedicate their break to providing medical service in this truly blessed service-learning opportunity.
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