The College of Public Health is starting the academic year on a high note: in August, construction finished on two major new clinical education spaces for the college, and students and faculty begin classes there this week.
The Student Training and Recreation (STAR) Complex is the new building at 15th Street and Montgomery Avenue on Temple's Main Campus that will house the college's physical therapy and occupational therapy educational facilities, and provide class space to the recreational therapy and athletic training programs. The $9.2 million space was designed and built specifically for these programs, and features state-of-the-art training facilities for the college's world-class clinical educators.
The second project, in the basement of Pearson Hall, is an innovative new educational space for the college's athletic training program and the thousands of Temple students who each year take anatomy and physiology courses at the college. Beginning in May 2017 the entire space was gutted and expanded new facilities spaces were built, which will alleviate waitlists and enhance the learning experience for students in the College of Public Health and across the university. The $1.2 million project also includes a completely renovated AT clinical education space that helps the program fully meet accreditation requirements.
Please join the college on October 3 to celebrate the grand opening of our new clinical instruction spaces—a major new investment in our students’ futures. Classroom tours from 3 to 6 pm will be followed at 6 pm by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception with President Englert and Provost Epps.