MSW program achieves candidacy toward full accreditation

Marshall University’s Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program has achieved candidacy status toward full accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Learn more here.

Marshall receives ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider Recognition

The Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has approved Marshall University as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider. ASHA Approved CE Providers are the only organizations approved to offer continuing education courses for audiologists and speech-language pathologists for ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Learn more here.

Marshall and YMCA partner to offer 7th annual ‘Lose the Training Wheels’ bike camp for children with special needs

Marshall University’s College of Health Professions is hosting the Lose the Training Wheels camp June 5-9 and for the second year, the university has partnered with the Phil Cline Family YMCA to host the summer sessions. In its seventh consecutive year and offered in concert with the non-profit charity iCanShine, the program teaches participants with disabilities how to independently ride a two-wheel bicycle. Visit the LTTW website or learn more here.

10th annual fundraiser set for children with communication and swallowing disorders

Bubby Cobb was born a perfectly healthy baby boy. However, the course of Bubby’s life changed forever when he turned seven months old and was diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from being violently shaken by a family member. Now at eight years old and under the supervision of his grandmother, Bubby has made tremendous progress since coming to the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center.

Learn more about Bubby and the 10th annual fundraiser for children just like him by clicking here.

National celebration of Biomechanics Day to be held April 6

Marshall University’s School of Kinesiology will host a daylong celebration for National Biomechanics Day on Thursday, April 6, on the university’s Huntington campus. Learn more here.

Physical therapy students assist with National Fitness Competition

The Boys and Girls Club of Huntington had its spring National Fitness Competition March 22, 2017, with the help of Marshall University’s School of Physical Therapy. Age groups competed against each other in events such as sprinting, push-ups and sit-ups. Read more from The Herald-Dispatch.

Health professions students needed as healthcare services continue to grow (Herald-Dispatch)

“The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the industry will experience the most employment growth and the most jobs by 2024. Health care support occupations and health care practitioners and technical occupations are projected to be the two fastest-growing occupational groups, projected to contribute the most new jobs, with a combined increase of 2.3 million in employment, representing about 1 in 4 new jobs.” – Taylor Struck, The Herald-Dispatch.

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Dr. Zachary Garrett wins WVATA’s Athletic Training Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Zachary Garrett of the Marshall University College of Health Professions received the Athletic Training Educator of the Year award Saturday, March 4, at the annual West Virginia Athletic Training Association (WVATA) Sports Medicine Conference. Learn more here.

MU partners with South Korea’s YongPyong Resort for student internships at 2018 Winter Olympics

The College of Health Professions is providing global internship opportunities for its students during the 2017-18 winter season at YongPyong Resort in South Korea – a venue which will host the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic ski and snowboard events.

Students in the college’s Department of Sport Management will have the chance to work exclusively with Dr. Seong-ik Baek, a supervisor in the Yongpyong Resort’s Snowboard School. Learn more.