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UIndy’s online gerontology program ranked among best

The Master of Science in Gerontology program at the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community was recently included on a list of Top 15 Online Gerontology Programs. The list, published by, highlights each program’s admission criteria, acceptance rate, tuition and financial aid, among other facts. said of UIndy’s program, “Few come

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Alumna brings OT skills back to children of her native Ukraine

Note: This story appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of UIndy’s Portico magazine. A volunteer assignment for a foundation called Mission to Ukraine set Olya Mangusheva ’11 on a course to a new career and a happy collision with the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy. Olya began volunteering with Mission to Ukraine in

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Sensory Integration Game Day for the win in OT!

Recently the UIndy Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) class of 2016 participated in “Sensory Integration Game Day.” You can see from these photos it was a fun day for all. Sensory integration is a specialty area in occupational therapy that focuses on helping people, usually children, who have difficulty processing sensory information. Examples of sensory

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Apply Today to Earn Your Masters in Sport Management at the University of Indianapolis

Do you want to become a leader in a college or university athletics department? Then apply today to the University of Indianapolis Master of Science in Sport Management program. Our program focuses on intercollegiate athletics and is located in Indianapolis, the “Amateur Sports Capital of the World.” We provide our students with the curriculum, experiential

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Intercollegiate Athletics: What is included?

What do you think of when you hear intercollegiate athletics? Did you say, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)? Well, that is what many people immediately think of when the words “intercollegiate athletics” are mentioned, but “intercollegiate athletics” is defined as taking place between or participating in activities between different colleges: intercollegiate athletics. Therefore, intercollegiate athletics

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UIndy Offering Entry-Level Master’s & Doctoral Degrees in OT

In 2015, the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy will offer two entry-level OT degrees. Each degree, the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) will prepare students to successfully enter the workforce as practicing occupational therapists. There are two differences in the degree levels: 1.) format (1 day/week

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4 students to present Master of Gerontology capstones

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) invites students, faculty, staff  and community members to attend any or all of the following gerontology Capstone presentations on Monday, August 11, 2014. The location for the presentations is at CAC's Fountain Square office, 901 S. Shelby St., Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46203. Parking is

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New Additions to Health Sciences and Student Life at UIndy

Earlier in the year, President Robert Manuel announced the approval of a $50-Million budget for some new and exciting initiatives to improve the university and its surrounding community. Among these changes are plans that will not only enhance the quality of popular programs within the College of Health Sciences, but will also increase the variety

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Comstock inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Eastern Illinois University (EIU) will induct Dr. Joni Comstock into its Athletic Hall of Fame on September 6 in Charleston, Ill. Dr. Comstock will be entering the Athletic Hall of Fame as a friend of athletics based on the impact she has had on Eastern Illinois Athletics and national collegiate athletics. Dr. Comstock was a

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Professor finds public health gives broader perspective

UIndy physical therapy professor Anne Meija-Downs, PT, MPH has focused her physical therapy practice on health promotion and wellness. After working for several years with cardiac and pulmonary patients in a PT setting, Anne decided she wanted to bring a public health perspective to her world of physical therapy. “Public health allows us to look

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  Dr. Michael Diacin is the "Featured Professor on, an online database of sports degree programs. Dr. Diacin is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Sport Management degree at the University of Indianapolis. His areas of expertise include sport facility operations and management, sociocultural foundations

Read the full article… Features Dr. Diacin — Part 2

  Dr. Michael Diacin was recently chosen to be the "Featured Professor" on, an online database of sports degree programs. Dr. Diacin is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Sport Management degree at the University of Indianapolis. His research interests include parental involvement in youth

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Jerry Israel Interfaith Service Award given to OT professor

Dr. Candy Beitman, associate professor of occupational therapy at the University of Indianapolis, was recently honored as one of two recipients of the Jerry Israel Interfaith Service Award. The Jerry Israel Interfaith Service Award was created in 2005 in honor of the commitment to interfaith awareness and interaction by then President Jerry Israel.  A medallion

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PT student named UIndy Student Volunteer of the Year

Libby Anderl is a second-year doctor of physical therapy student at the University of Indianapolis. By definition, that makes her one busy woman. Yet, Anderl makes time in her busy schedule to participate in a host of community and university volunteer activities. That dedication to service recently earned her recognition as the UIndy Student Volunteer

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Planning the Special Olympics State Youth Basketball Tournament — A Student’s Perspective

Written by Josh Baker, University of Indianapolis Sport Management major This semester, I participated in UIndy KINS 480, Applied Event Management, which was responsible for planning and implementing the Special Olympics Indiana State Youth Basketball Tournament. This event was held on the UIndy campus on March 22 and was quite an experience that was worth all

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Announcing Information Night at UIndy

You are invited!  Monday, April 14, 2014 is the next Undergraduate Information Night in the School for Adult Learning at the University of Indianapolis. Join us at 5:30 pm in Esch Hall room 103.  If you are thinking about returning to school to complete a degree, don't miss this informative evening. The Dean, Academic, Admissions and

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Master of Public Health program begins Fall 2014

A new UIndy master’s degree program from the College of Health Sciences will prepare professionals to identify health disparities and develop community-based approaches to close the gaps. Debuting this fall, the two-year Master of Public Health program will be the only one in Indiana, and one of few in the nation, with a concentration in

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Take the First Step to Return to School

The School for Adult Learning at the University of Indianapolis invites you to an Information Night for the undergraduate programs in Liberal Studies, Organizational Leadership, and Emergency and Disaster Management. This informal session will give you the information you need to make a decision about earning a degree.  You will meet the Dean, Academic and

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Interning for the Pacers

Michael Bradley, a sport management major with a minor in business administration, is the Player Relations Intern for the Indiana Pacers.  He applied for multiple internships with the Pacers, and obtained the one he wanted most, Player Relations.  Bradley credits his UIndy education for providing him the skills and giving him the knowledge he would

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Financial Aid at UIndy

All the talk and stories on the news about students who graduate from college with thousands of dollars in debt is enough to discourage some from even applying to their top choice schools. But figuring out how to pay for college doesn't have to be so overwhelming. Here is a quick rundown of what you

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