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College Welcomes New Clinical Education Spaces

The College of Public Health welcomes three new clinical education spaces this year--a major expansion of our footprint on Temple's Main Campus that features cutting-edge new facilities for our academic programs.

Clinical Education Wing at the Aramark Student Training and Recreation (STAR) Complex

The college's new wing at the Aramark STAR Complex now serves as home for the college's top-ranked physical therapy and occupational therapy programs, and also provides class space to other clinical programs at the college, such as recreational therapy and nursing. The building features new instructional technology, lecture halls and smart classrooms, in addition to specialized clinical training spaces such as an Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Suite--a simulated home environment in which students practice implementing adaptive techniques to help clients navigate tasks of everyday life. The $9.2 million space was designed and built specifically for the college's clinical programs, and currently serves more than 1,800 students at the college.

New Athletic Training Clinical Lab and Anatomy & Physiology Classrooms

The college also welcomes the completion of a $1.2 million project in Pearson and McGonigle Halls, home to a state-of-the-art new clinical lab for the athletic training (AT) program and new anatomy and physiology classrooms. The new AT facilities contain ceiling-mounted live cameras that enhance clinical instruction, as well as expanded modalities that include a hot/cold tub, electrical stimulation and ultrasound. The new facilities double the AT program's training space and simulate AT rooms encountered in the field, helping the program fully meet accreditation requirements. 

Upgraded anatomy and physiology classrooms now serve many of the 3,500 students from across the university who enroll in A&P courses in the College of Public Health each year. The expanded lab spaces alleviate waitlists and enhance the learning experience in these courses, which are some of the most frequently-taken at the university.

Posted:  August 30, 2017