Marshall University will be the hosting location for the annual state conference for the West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WVAND), with events occurring on the Huntington campus and in the community Wednesday, May 10, through Saturday, May 13. Learn more here.
The Marshall University School of Physical Therapy will hold its 5th annual White Coat Ceremony and Presentation Day at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the St. Mary’s Center for Education. The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage that marks the student’s transition into a clinical environment, according to Program Director Dr. Scott Davis. Learn more.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.