School of Allied Health News

Medical Laboratory Science students in classroom prior to remote learning. Read More

Medical Lab Science Program Gets Creative With Online Learning

 |  Jordana Newman  |  ,

While the pandemic keeps most classes online, UAA's Medical Lab Science program finds new ways to help students learn and share their research.

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Dietetics and Nutrition Dishes Up Community Partnerships

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At UAA's Dietetics and Nutrition program, faculty and students are developing creative ways to advance their field and promote community well-being in Alaska.

Students make their way up a wall as Alaska Rock Gym operations manager and UAA recreation course instructor Eric Wickenheiser teaches Beginning Indoor Sport Climbing (PER A148) at the Alaska Rock Gym in Anchorage. (Photo by James Evans / UAA) Read More

Slideshow: On the wall with UAA's Beginning Indoor Sport Climbing students

 |  James Evans  |  ,

During a recent class at the Alaska Rock Gym, students in Physical Education & Recreation A148 practiced the fundamentals of indoor sport climbing, from knots and rope handling to bouldering and descent techniques.

Brittney Horn reads off instructions to her lab partner as UAA Medical Assisting Program students learn to sterilize medical instruments during their first in-person lab of the Fall 2020 semester. (Photo by James Evans / UAA) Read More

Slideshow: In the lab with UAA's Medical Assisting students

 |  Green & Gold News  |  ,

During their first in-person lab of the semester, UAA Medical Assisting Program students learned how to sterilize medical equipment. While most courses have shifted to alternate delivery this fall, in-person labs are still being offered for some fields in which hands-on learning is considered critical.

Student Marsheila Campbel practices applying shoulder sling as Physical Therapy Assistant Program assistant professor Terese Swayman leads a small group lab in UAA's Professional Studies Building. (Photo by James Evans / UAA) Read More

Slideshow: In the lab with UAA's Physical Therapy students

 |  James Evans  |  ,

Because of its hands-on nature, the Physical Therapy Assistant program is one of the few UAA courses that have continued in-person delivery through the summer with smaller-than-usual groups, masks and health screenings before each class.