School of Physical Therapy invites community to White Coat Ceremony

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 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.

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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