Resources & Opportunities

A hands-on classroom experience

Research opportunities are available to our students are early as their first year. Conduct or assist with behavioral, exercise physiology or biological research using our behavioral observation rooms and the cadaver laboratory. Use our physiology lab work stations to practice monitoring physiological processes through ECG, EEG, EMG and galvanic skin responses. Students also have the opportunity to present research at the annual on-campus “Science Poster Session.”

Introduction to Health Careers class

In addition to a wide variety of science courses and majors, we also offer an “Introduction to Health Careers” class (BIOL 207) for students interested in exploring medicine and other health professions. The class is designed to inform students about career choices in the health professions and to review expectations and requirements for successful applicants to professional school. The class features guest speakers and hands-on activities such as suturing and blood pressure checks.

Career paths in occupational therapy

  • Work with those with autism to help enhance participation and performance in activities of daily living, education, work, leisure, play and social activities.
  • Help patients with terminal illnesses and those with chronic pain develop active self-management strategies.
  • Work with individuals dealing with alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, eating disorder, or stress-related disorders.
  • Help restructure patients’ daily lives, find meaning in daily occupation, and redefine their sense of identity.
  • Help the elderly lead more productive, active and independent lives through a variety of methods.
  • Work with the elderly in terms of home modifications, fall prevention and chronic conditions.