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Math Club Strengthens Bond with Local Elementary School through Math Olympics

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s Math Club recently held a “Math Olympics” on campus for students at Our Lady of the Assumption School in Fairfield. The event was geared towards elementary students from grades five through eight. Activities included relay races, math bingo, a tic-tac-toe race and other challenging math games.

Exercise Science Students Get First-Hand Experience

April 23, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s exercise science students have been busy this semester participating in various service-learning initiatives and clinics. Specifically, Professor Valerie Wherley’s pediatrics exercise science students (EX 320) have partnered with local schools in the Bridgeport area as a part of their coursework. Madison Elementary School in Bridgeport serves as one of the host sites for this component of the program. During the semester, students are asked to complete 20 hours of service learning work so they get first-hand experience working with children and adolescents, engaging them in physical activity and sports and seeing classroom and textbook concepts come to life.

Chui Named as Department Chair of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science

April 16, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University recently named Kevin Chui chair of the department of physical therapy and human movement science. In this role, Chui will provide leadership for the athletic training and exercise science programs in addition to serving as the director of the physical therapy program and director of clinical practice for Sacred Heart University Physical Therapy Specialists. He will also be responsible for the strategic planning of the program, faculty mentorship, creating and implementing a budget for the program, accreditation, admissions to the program and more.

Students Meet Consul General of Luxembourg

April 16, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A group of 24 students from the Welch College of Business had a chance to hear from Jean-Claude Knebeler, consul general of Luxembourg in New York City, prior to visiting the country. The students will be in Luxembourg for two or three weeks in late May and early June. During their visit there, they will take a course, visit several corporations and travel to both Metz and Paris in France as well as Trier, Germany.

Masters of Speech-Language Pathology Program Receives Accreditation News

April 10, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The speech-language pathology (SLP) Program at SHU was awarded candidacy, the first stage of accreditation conferred by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). This status is awarded for an initial period of five years to new programs that demonstrate compliance with the Standards for Accreditation as outlined in CAA’s Standards Compliance Continuum. It allows the program to matriculate and graduate students who, upon successful completion of the program, will meet all requirements for national certification and state licensure as speech-language pathologists. The program is also fully licensed by the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education.

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