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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015

OSU-CHS adds graduate program in athletic training

Athletic training
A new master's degree in athletic training is now offered at OSU-CHS.

OSU-CHS is now offering a master’s degree in athletic training, the first of its kind associated with an osteopathic medical school in the nation.

The athletic training degree program was relocated from OSU-Stillwater to OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa. The graduate program is the first in a new School of Allied Health at OSU-CHS.

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities.

The first cohort of seven graduate students began the 53 credit hour program in June. Faculty in the OSU-Stillwater athletic training program are transitioning to OSU-CHS to launch the program.

To read the full story, view the OSU-CHS website.

Groundwork continues for new OSU-CHS facilities

Construction has begun for the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Medical Academic Building and the adjoining garage at the northwest corner of campus.
Preliminary groundwork is continuing for the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Medical Academic Building and the adjoining garage at the northwest corner of campus.

Crews are continuing preliminary groundwork in preparation for the start of construction on the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Medical Academic Building and an adjoining parking garage. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

On-campus parking will continue to be impacted as work progresses. Students, faculty and staff should also anticipate some additional noise on campus from the construction equipment.

A temporary lot is available for parking on the northeast corner of campus and a new parking lot is open on the west side of campus for visitors and City of Tulsa employees. The outside west and northwest doors near the security kiosk will be closed to entry from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. during construction. The campus entrance off Southwest Boulevard will be closed until construction is completed in late 2017.

OSU-CHS medical student receives AACOM scholarship


Third-year medical student Shcarry Chatmon is one of nine recipients nationwide to receive the prestigious American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s 2015 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship.

Awardees were selected based on a rigorous evaluation of their credentials, applications and personal essays. AACOM received more than 80 applications for the scholarship this year.

The scholarship was named after former AACOM executive director and minority civil rights leader Sherry R. Arnstein and is aimed at recognizing and supporting underrepresented minority students at AACOM’s member colleges of osteopathic medicine.

Seminar to examine updates to national school lunch program


Deana Hildebrand, Ph.D., OSU associate professor of nutritional sciences, will discuss the development of “Cooking for Kids: Culinary Training for School Nutrition Professionals Program” on Friday, Aug. 21 at 12:15 p.m. at OSU-Tulsa in Main Hall 2205. A light lunch will be available.

She will discuss the training program, which provides knowledge, skills and resources for Oklahoma’s school food authorities to implement the revised meal pattern requirements of the Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa and the OSU College of Human Sciences. For additional information, contact Amanda Harrist, Ph.D., professor of human development and family science.