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Applied Health Sciences and Wellness

Where high-tech meets healing touch

The School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness is the home of the divisions of Athletic Training, Combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship, Exercise Physiology, and Food and Nutrition Sciences. Our academic programs provide excellent classroom and hands-on experiences that prepare students for a variety of healthcare professions. The strong science foundation that is a part of all of our majors also makes our programs an excellent pathway for preparation for a variety of other professional programs, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant and medical school. Our goal is to help students reach their professional goals.

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Faculty Spotlight: Cheryl Howe

Cheryl Howe’s work is child’s play—literally. For more than 15 years, the CHSP associate professor of exercise physiology has studied the effects of physical activity on children’s health and wellbeing. Her interests led to her doctoral research at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst on the enjoyment level and energy expended during various children’s games, and she continues to study the efficacy of various physical activities on child obesity and general health. Read More

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Student Spotlights

Athletic Training

Aaron Ngor, post-professional athletic training program student, will be spending his summer working at a large amusement park in Anaheim, California, as a certified athletic trainer. He will be performing several athletic training duties, including implementing injury screening and prevention programs for at-risk stage and parade performers and providing on-site medical consultations and therapeutic interventions for performers before, during and after shows.


Jenna Braun, undergraduate student, Nutrition Outstanding Graduate, is planning on applying to medical school.

Zhongyao Li, undergraduate student, Applied Nutrition Outstanding Graduate, will be attending graduate school in Michigan and is currently working on research with Dr. Darlene Berryman.

Katie Troike, graduate student, Nutrition Outstanding Graduate, has presented research at an international conference and has at least six first-author reviews in a top-notch journal.