Carlow University Celebrates Grand Opening of New Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Teaching & Learning Lab

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Public Relations & Communications Manager, Carlow University
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Graduate Health Sciences Students Benefit from State-of-the Art Facility and Innovative Curriculum

PITTSBURGH – Carlow University’s Board of Trustees joined President Kathy Humphrey, PhD, faculty, staff and students in the blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the University’s new Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Teaching & Learning Lab.

Located on the top floor of the Antonian building of the Oakland campus, the state-of-the-art Carlow University Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Teaching & Learning Laboratory was made possible through private grants and a $1 million Regional Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) award from the state of Pennsylvania. The opening of the Teaching & Learning Lab is also a special occasion as the University celebrates National Physical Therapy Month.

“We are dedicated to meeting the 21st century needs of students and the workplace,” said Rhonda Maneval, DEd, Dean of the College of Wellness, as she welcomed attendees. “That’s why we created four new graduate health sciences programs and this new Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Teaching & Learning Lab, which has been a labor of love for so many.”

At Carlow, each of the graduate health science programs intertwines with one another during courses and simulations providing students with an experiential learning journey, most like on-the-job training.

“The new Teaching & Learning Lab provides for hands-on student learning experiences based upon an innovative curriculum focused on holistic care that goes well beyond clinical competencies,” said President Kathy Humphrey, PhD. “This unique approach provides for graduates not only ready to enter the workforce, but also prepared to make a difference in the lives of their patients.”

About Carlow University

Located in Oakland, the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district, Carlow University is a private, co-educational, Catholic university founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy. Offering an intimate, personable environment and faculty focused on teaching excellence and experiential learning, Carlow is known for its strong commitment to social justice, ethical forward-thinking leadership and meaningful services that make a positive impact in the community and beyond.

Carlow University is unique in serving babies to age three through its early childhood education center, children PreK to K-8 at its Campus Lab School, and students from high school to age 82 through its campus network and online educational offerings. From undergraduate degree programs to more than 50 graduate, doctoral and certificate programs, Carlow students graduate ready to meet today’s workforce demands for specialized knowledge and skills. Approximately, 98% of Carlow undergraduate alumni are enrolled in an advanced degree program or employed within six months of graduation.

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