College of Health Professions News Archive

Physical therapy to offer Early Assurance Program for high school students
The Marshall University Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Early Assurance Program has been established for high school seniors who are eligible to apply for conditional acceptance to the D.P.T. program. Successful applicants will have a guaranteed seat, pending achievement of all undergraduate requirements and earning a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University.
Garrett named president of West Virginia Athletic Training Association
Dr. Zach Garrett, director of the Marshall University Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (PMSAT) program, has been named president for the West Virginia Athletic Training Association (WVATA).
Speech and Hearing Center to host virtual dementia education event
The Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center (MUSHC) will host a virtual education event for caregivers of people with dementia or other cognitive impairments.  This event is free to the public and will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.
Faculty member chosen for inaugural APHA advisory board
Dr. Georgiana Logan, a faculty member in the departments of health science and public health, is one of 35 individuals from across the world who have been appointed to the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Center for Climate, Health and Equity inaugural advisory board. She will serve a two-year term.
Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation donates more than $40K for families served by Speech and Hearing Center
Since 2002, the Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation has held fundraisers each year aimed at raising over $40,000 for the families served by the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center. Even though the organization’s fundraisers have been canceled in response to COVID-19, the Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation Board met Tuesday, May 12, and voted to provide funding in the amount of $41,900 through endowment support.
Athletic training student awarded scholarship from NATA Research and Education Foundation
Kimberly Hill, a first-year graduate student in the Marshall University Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (PMSAT) program, has been awarded the William Prentice / MAATA (D3) Scholarship from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation.
Speech and Hearing Center awarded grant from Parkinson Voice Project
The Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center (MUSHC) has been awarded its third grant from the Parkinson Voice Project in recognition of their ongoing SPEAK OUT! ® & LOUD Crowd ® therapy programs. 
Nutrition Education Program provides free virtual resources for families during COVID-19
The Marshall University Nutrition Education Program has launched a weekly video campaign on Facebook aimed at providing free, healthy resources for families with children affected by the pandemic.
WV TIME4K program set to expand
The Marshall University Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Engagement for Kids, or WV TIME4K, has recently expanded to four new schools in Cabell and Wayne counties.
Minority Health Institute receives $25K BRIDGE grant award
Gov. Jim Justice and Director Jill Upson of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) awarded $25,000 to the Marshall University Minority Health Institute to aid in their efforts to improve community health and economic development in Kanawha County, West Virginia. The pilot program, called Building Resources In Diverse Geographic Environments (BRIDGE), is a comprehensive community revitalization effort with a mission of addressing poverty, improving community-wide health, stimulating labor force participation and supporting economic development. The program also aims to combat substance abuse and improve crime rates, as well as neighborhood revitalization.