Fall 2017: College of Health Sciences Update

New athletic training program launches

The College of Health Sciences launched a master of science program in athletic training. The program focuses on advanced, hands-on skills in multiple clinical placements. With small student-to-preceptor ratios, students will participate in five clinical rotation semesters at a variety of sites and have easy access to Indianapolis medical systems.

Center for Aging join College of Health Sciences

The Aging Studies programs became part of the University’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) in July 2017. All programs – the Undergraduate Certificate in Aging Studies, the Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies and the Master of Science in Gerontology – will continue to be offered in a completely online format. UIndy’s Center for Aging & Community (CAC) remains a dedicated Center of Excellence at the University. The reorganization of the academic programs structure provides greater synergies for the gerontology faculty and encourages more opportunities for collaboration.

Kinesiology

Jacob Bradshaw ’18 (public health education and promotion) presented at the 2017 International Health Conference at St. Hugh’s College at Oxford in Oxford, England, in June 2017. His presentation, “Assessing Engagement and Knowledge Regarding Advanced Care Directives,” was the result of a research project in the Kinesiology 400 Assessment of Health and Activity course. Bradshaw, along with co-researchers Ariel Galliher ’18 and Cheyenne Kern ’17, presented their work at the Butler University Undergraduate Conference in April 2017. Bradshaw will present his research at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA; November 2017) and at the European Union Public Health Association Annual Meeting (Stockholm, Sweden;
November 2017).

Nathan Eckert, assistant professor of kinesiology, published research in The Journal of Pain, titled, “Age differences in the time-course and magnitude of changes in circulating neuropeptides following pain evocation in humans.”

hp_scholarship__4733Health Pavilion Scholarship Day

The University of Indianapolis held the first annual Health Pavilion Scholarship Day in May 2017 to showcase research conducted by students and faculty in the health sciences disciplines. Held in tandem with the Community Health Network Research Symposium on campus, the events highlighted the growing partnership between the University of Indianapolis and Community Health Network. Scholarship Day focused on the unique student-faculty collaboration opportunities available from freshmen to graduate-level students at the University of Indianapolis.