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UIndy OT faculty available at AOTA virtual fair

People interested in learning more about careers in occupational therapy are invited to join the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy at a virtual education fair on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. The Occupational Therapy Education Virtual Fair is sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 3,

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UIndy OT faculty publish research on COPD, substance abuse, and telehealth

Three faculty members of the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy have recently published research in peer-reviewed articles.  This research, on three widely varied topics, will advance the use of occupational therapy in helping people achieve and maintain healthy and productive lives. Beth Ann Walker, PhD, OTR, assistant professor, published “An Open-Access Review to

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UIndy accepting applications for Master of Science in Athletic Training

The application for the first cohort of Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program at the University of Indianapolis is now available. Students in this cohort will begin their studies during Summer 2017. The University of Indianapolis has a long and notable tradition of educating athletic trainers. Previously, athletic training students earned a bachelor’s degree.

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Doctor of Health Science and health professions certificate webinar June 16

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences will host an informational webinar regarding its Doctor of Health Science and Health Professions Education programs on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. EDT. Both programs are offered in an online format. The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) program offers an interprofessional education to students who have

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Webinar: Work while getting master’s degree in OT

You: Have a bachelor’s degree, but are looking for a career change or a direction to go since college graduation. Want a career that will allow you to make a difference in people’s lives. Us: A nationally-ranked School of Occupational Therapy with a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)  program designed for people to earn their

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From Greyhound to Bobcat by way of Master’s in Sport Management

When Janel Bogenschutz came to the University of Indianapolis as the Assistant Director for Athletic Development, she planned to jump in and do a great job for the university. What she didn’t plan on was getting her master’s degree in Sport Management while she was at it. “I hadn’t really thought about a master’s degree,”

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Six students earn Healthy Diploma™ certificates

The University of Indianapolis Department of Kinesiology offers all UIndy undergraduates the chance to complete a Healthy Diploma™ concentration as part of their degree program. Open to all freshmen and sophomores, the Healthy Diploma program consists of a 15-credit concentration to complement any degree, in which students learn about all dimensions of health and wellness

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CHS honors students for scholarship and leadership

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences Awards event was recently held to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement and leadership. A keynote address was delivered by CHS Dean Stephanie P. Kelly, PhD. Kelly encouraged the attendees to decide whether they wanted to be a “thermometer” or a “thermostat” in their careers as both students

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PT professor earns prestigious national honor for outstanding contributions

Anne Mejia-Downs, Associate Professor in the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, has been awarded the Linda Crane Memorial Lecture, a highly competitive and prestigious national honor from the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The award acknowledges an individual who has made outstanding and enduring contributions to

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Shine On organ donation awareness drive to honor OT student killed by drunk driver

On Monday, March 28, 2016, Carla McCloud will touch lives. McCloud was a member of the University of Indianapolis Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Class of 2016 last August when she was killed by a drunk driver. After Carla’s death, her family made the decision to donate Carla’s organs and tissues. Ten people received the

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The serious business of sensory integration

On certain days if you walk down the halls of the Health Pavilion and look into the occupational therapy classrooms, you might think that child’s play is taking place — games of Twister, Bop-It, and Operation going on with laughter filling the air; students jumping on trampolines, swinging, or finger painting. But be assured that serious

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Professor authors book on physical therapy for older adults

Dr. Bill Staples, associate professor in the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT), has authored a new textbook, Geriatric Physical Therapy: A Case-Study Approach. For the publication, Staples wrote or reviewed nearly 200 case studies involving the use of physical therapy with older adults. The cases offer a combination of theory and

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OT and health science professors collaborate on falls risk publication

Three professors from the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy and a professor from the University’s College of Health Sciences recently published an article in the journal Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics on the benefit of education to reduce the risk of falls among older adults. Drs. Brenda Howard (lead author, pictured right),

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Pre-professional tracks in the medical and health fields

Students planning to pursue a graduate degree in medical or health science fields should seek a university that offers flexible programming with multiple degree paths, personal attention, and support to prepare for the rigorous graduate admissions process.  The University of Indianapolis faculty and staff are experts on helping students find their academic passion and a

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UIndy prof reviews use of OT to treat addictions

Dr. Sally Wasmuth, assistant professor in the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy, and colleagues recently published “Occupation-Based Intervention for Addictive Disorders: A Systematic Review” in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Wasmuth; Kevin Pritchard, a Northwest Memorial Hospital occupational therapist in Chicago; and Kellie Kaneshiro, a medical librarian at Indiana University-Purdue University at

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KSPT professor awarded doctoral scholarship

Anne Mejia-Downs, an associate professor in the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, was recently awarded a scholarship from the Education section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The “Adopt-a-Doc” scholarship fund exists to help physical therapists in pursuit of doctoral degrees. Mejia-Downs is pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Wellness

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Using occupational therapy to help long-term care residents advocate for themselves

Dr. Julie Bednarski, assistant professor in the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy, recently published a peer-reviewed article in the January 2016 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. Bednarski’s article, “An Elective Course Exploring Occupational Justice Through Occupational Storytelling and Story Making,” stemmed from her doctoral work at Chatham University. Bednarski created

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Therapist and student reflects on service in Belize

Physical therapist and University of Indianapolis Doctor of Health Science student Maryleen Jones was part of UIndy’s interprofessional trip to Belize last summer. On the morning of July 25, 2015, the group was in Hopkins for some R&R and service on the Caribbean Coast. Maryleen went out for a run, listening to her iPod. This

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UIndy Krannert School of Physical Therapy snapshot

Holding a spot in the top 25% of the country, UIndy’s Krannert School of Physical Therapy is nationally ranked and produces more physical therapists than any other institution in the state of Indiana. For the past three years UIndy has successfully placed 100% of graduates from the physical therapy program in jobs and for the

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Physical therapy faculty to present at APTA national meeting

The University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT) will be well represented at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) next month in Anaheim, California. KSPT faculty and students will present more than a dozen research programs and posters. The topics of the presentations include physical therapy education,

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