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10-17-1997

High-School Students Invited To Health Sciences Day At Clarkson University

In the field of health sciences, Clarkson provides a stimulating and challenging environment for students who wish to explore the possibilities of a professional career in any aspect of health.

Students may prepare for further professional study in medical, dental, and veterinary schools through any major at Clarkson. The University's Pre-Health Advisory Committee meets with students individually as they progress through their courses of study and provides guidance and advice to assist students in meeting University and departmental requirements while optimizing their preparation for entrance into professional school.

Physical therapy is a health profession that includes evaluating, alleviating and preventing impairments, functional limitations, and disability from injuries, disease and other causes. Physical therapists serve a dynamic and comprehensive role in health care engaging in treatment, consultation education, and research.

Clarkson University is developing an entry level graduate program in physical therapy. By completing any Clarkson undergraduate degree program, students can satisfy prerequisites in Pre- Physical Therapy. Pre-PT advising will help students develop a strong foundation for future health care options. The professional program will emphasize problem-base learning, technology in education, a strong basic science partnership and a strong commitment to cultural diversity. This community afford students and faculty close access to-- and interaction with-- four colleges, four hospitals, a rehabilitation center and community-based health services and nationwide facilities.

A series of one-credit courses per academic year, for a total of three credits, will provide:

In-depth exposure to health delivery systems and valuable career insights.

Preparation to understand research and utilize publications in "evidence-based" health care.

Cultural sensitivity required to serve the health and educational needs of minority clients and under-served communities in the U.S. and abroad.

Opportunities to build a portfolio that demonstrates students' experiences in the health sector and that supports their application for graduate professional education or employment.

Future sessions are scheduled for November 21st; December 12th; January 23rd, 1998 and February 27th, 1998. Visits can be arranged by appointment.

For more information, contact Professor Samuel B. Feitelberg, Dean for Health Sciences, at (315) 268-3786

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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