School of Allied Health News

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

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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

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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

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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.

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Leah Pacarro’s journey of self discovery

 |  Catalina Myers  |  , ,

As a first-generation college student, born and raised in Anchorage with Hawaiian roots, Leah Pacarro’s college experience has been dedicated to her jobs as a 40-hour employee and full-time student, but as a 2020 AHAINA Students of Excellence scholarship recipient, her student experience is about to change.

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Ask a UAA Expert: Kyra McKay & Zach Harrison on Wellness

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Kyra McKay and Zach Harrison from UAA's Employee Wellness Program provide tips for focusing on wellness and why it's important in the COVID-19 situation, including creating spaces in our homes for different activities.