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6.18.13-HM-300x225Human Movement alumni gathered June 18 during the week of the Human Movement Institute held in Gilbert, Ariz. Attendees received updates from Randy Danielsen, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA, dean, A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS); Eric Sauers, PhD, ATC, FNATA, chair of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences; and Tracie Rogers, PhD, director of the Human Movement program. Below is a recap of the highlighted updates:

  •      ASHS has seen tremendous growth. What started out as a school with four programs and 60 students has evolved into a nationally recognized school with 12 programs, and more than 1,340 students and 80 faculty members in just 18 years.
  •      The Human Movement program has grown quickly since its inception several years ago, now with more than 300 Human Movement alumni across the country!
  • We continue to expand the program with exciting initiatives, including an upcoming scholarship and regional alumni events. Please stay tuned for additional details.

Please visit the alumni Facebook page to see additional photos and future event dates!

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David Goldstein, Ph.D.

David Goldstein, Ph.D.

471 students earn Master of Science or Doctoral degrees

MESA, Ariz. – (Aug. 10, 2009) A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS) celebrated commencement ceremonies Saturday, August 8 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz., where 471 students received either Master of Science or Doctoral degrees at the dual ceremonies.

This was the second time that ATSU-ASHS has held two separate ceremonies in one day, with 302 online graduates celebrating at the 10 a.m. ceremony, and 169 residential program graduates at the 12:30 p.m. ceremony.

Graduates received degrees in human movement, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, audiology, physical therapy, and athletic training.

“We are very excited about this graduation, which is our largest ever,” said Randy Danielsen, Ph.D., PA-C, DFAAPA, dean of ATSU-ASHS. “The programs at Arizona School of Health Sciences continue to thrive with applicant pools meeting or exceeding expectations.”

As part of the commencement ceremonies, honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees were awarded to keynote speaker David H. Perrin, Ph.D., ATC, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; and David P. Goldstein, Ph.D., professor emeritus of audiology at Purdue University.

During the commencement addresses, Dr. Perrin urged graduates not to underestimate the impact they will have on the individuals with whom they work. “Among your most gratifying experiences will be helping an older person be able to hear his or her partner say ‘I love you;’ to extend physician services to a rural setting where a dearth of doctors exists; and to restore an injured worker’s ability to return to his or her occupation, to support a family completely dependent on that individual’s ability to earn a living,” he said.

Dr. Goldstein, who is often referred to as the “Father of the Au.D.,” recently donated his historical audiology archives, which represent audiology’s rich history and the transition of audiology to a doctoring status, to ATSU-ASHS. He was also responsible for introducing the concept of an Au.D. program to the School.

Founded in 1995, ATSU-ASHS is committed to educating and preparing its students to practice at the forefront of a rapidly growing healthcare system. According to Dr. Danielsen, during the current academic year, ATSU-ASHS had 450 students enrolled in its five residential degree programs and approximatately 1,500 in online programs.

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University joins forces with the National Academy of Sports Medicine® on new online offering

MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 13, 2006 ) – A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS) in Mesa recently launched a new online master of science degree in human movement. Applications are now being accepted for enrollment in the winter quarter (November) 2006.

The Human Movement Program is designed for a wide spectrum of health and fitness professionals and combines traditional exercise science foundational topics such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, and motor development with corrective exercise coursework adapted from the National Academy of Sports Medicine® (NASM®) certification curriculum. The unique factor that differentiates this degree from existing programs is that this degree offers professional knowledge and career enhancement while providing the opportunity to learn from leaders in the health and fitness industry.

“With so many fitness professionals tied to their workplace and unable to relocate and pursue traditional advanced education, this degree opens up professional development options previously unavailable to the fitness industry,” said Dr. Matthew Rhea, human movement program director.

The bulk of the 42 credit hour program can be completed online in as little as 18 months. In addition to the distance learning component, students also receive the opportunity to participate in a one-week, hands-on session with ATSU and NASM® leadership in Arizona. The new online program promises to be instrumental in helping personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, and others expand their knowledge and develop professionally in the most convenient methods possible. 

To enroll in this new online program or for more information about ASHS, contact the A.T. Still online graduate enrollment office at 877.469.2878, onlineinquiry@atsu.edu, or www.atsu.edu/ashs/online_programs/human_movement/.

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