News and Events
Health & Fitness Expo
The Health and Fitness Expo is a new part of the Homecoming events this year. This event is a way to provide health and fitness information in a fun and interactive way for alumni, students, faculty, staff, community members and families.
There will be something for everyone at the Health and Fitness Expo. We will be offering mini workouts, cooking demos, nutrition information, games, local health service information, hearing screens, rock wall climbing and other opportunities on the Andrews University campus and more. The first 150 participants will receive a reusable shopping bag with goodies from our participating sponsors.
All participants who complete a sheet of participation (given at the start point in Johnson Gym) will be able to enter into a drawing for a piece of fitness equipment.
New Master's Program in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
The governing body of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), the nationally recognized accrediting body for programs in Speech-Language Pathology, has awarded candidacy to the Master's program in Speech-Language Pathology for the maximum period of five years beginning July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2019.
The first cohort of 15 Masters students starts this Fall 2014.
The demand for speech-language pathologists in the workforce continues to be high across the United States and globally. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment opportunities are expected to grow by 19% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations (14%).
This prediction translates into 26,000 new jobs for speech-language pathologists in the next 10 years.
Visit to Four Hospitals in Adventist Health System Midwest Region
On June 9, 2014, the leadership of the School of Health Professions at Andrews University visited four hospitals in the Adventist Health Systems Midwest Region: Hinsdale Hospital, La Grange Hospital, Bolingbrook Hospital, and Glen Oaks Hospital. Two months earlier, the leadership of those hospitals had visited the five departments of the School: Medical Laboratory Sciences; Nursing, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Nutrition and Wellness, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
The aim of those visits is to shore up existing patnerships and create capacity for more clinical sites for students. Currently, AU School of Health Professions has over 200 clinical sites in more than 20 states.
From (L-R)Brianna McAuliffe-Enrollment Co-ordinator, Jasel McCoy-Director of Fitness and Exercise Studies, Marcia Kilsby- Chair, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Khonnah Weithers-Nursing Instructor, Maggie Hernandez- Director of Dietetic Internship Program, Bill Scott- Director of Clinical Education, PT dept., Kimberly Ferreira-Chair, Physical Therapy, Sherine Brown-Fraser- Chair, Public Health, Nutrition and Wellness, Emmanuel Rudatsikira- Dean School of Health Professions, Heather Ferguson- Chair, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
School of Health Professions Vespers 2014
The School of Health Professions (SHP) Club has had two vespers programs so far this year, one that was led by faculty and staff and one that was entirely student led. The first vespers, held in September, was held in PMC Commons where SHP club members enjoyed a delicious haystack dinner and the company of their classmates. The club members also brainstormed ways they can be more active in the community and use the skills they are learning in class to be of service. The second vespers was held in January in Dining Services and club members led the program through singing and speaking. It certainly is a great experience to come together as a group of future health professionals and praise God for all of the gifts and talents He has given us.