USF physical therapist assistant students hosting health fair
Feb. 3, 2014 Fort Wayne, Ind.—The University of Saint Francis Department of Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Studies will conduct its annual PTA Health Fair on Monday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.-noon on the first floor of the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education.
PTA students will bring health-related topics to the public to increase awareness and promote a healthy lifestyle. Displays and materials on the following topics will be presented: Stress management; happy, healthy feet; workplace ergonomics; benefits of exercise; healthy snacks and exercises on the go; and fall risks/fall prevention.
The PTA students have researched and selected topics and prepared educational materials for the community fair as part of their PTA seminar prior to graduation on May 3. The PTA program at the University of Saint Francis is an accredited two-year curriculum directed by Mary Kay Solon, PT, MS.
The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.
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