University of Lynchburg has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017-2019, recognizing the excellence of its iON Nursing program. The iON nursing program integrates iPad and other Apple technology into classrooms, simulations, and clinical settings. Launched in 2014, iON Nursing has fostered innovation, problem solving, and critical thinking in nurse education at Lynchburg. […]
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Sean Collins, a Lynchburg exercise physiology professor, was recently presented the State/Provincial Director of the Year Award by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The NSCA, a nonprofit with more than 45,000 members around the world, works to promote, support, educate and certify those working in the strength and conditioning field. Its ranks include strength […]
Hallie Sayre’s research could prevent athletes from suffering concussions without treatment, thanks to her evidence that high-tech impact measurement tools could miss some injuries. She won the NATA student writing award for original research this year.
Dr. Stephanie Ferguson recently gave a report to more than 240 global health leaders outlining recommendations for focusing future health spending. Dr. Ferguson, who returned to the University of Lynchburg nursing faculty last year, spoke at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. She shared the results of the Committee on Global Health and the Future of […]
Sam Smith ’15 wasn’t planning to save a life when she tagged along to the Baltimore County boy’s lacrosse championship. Fortunately, she was ready. “Lynchburg prepared me really well for this incident,” she said. “Now one of my players still has his dad.”
A group of students and faculty at University of Lynchburg recently published research that would help make student-athletes safer — and one student won a national research award in the process. Dr. Tom Bowman, a University of Lynchburg athletic training professor, has worked with students for several years to study head impacts in college soccer […]
More than a dozen young children zipped around at the center of Turner Gymnasium one recent morning, each one trying to snatch colored bean bags from the floor without getting caught by the “Angry Chef.” Their laughter, smiles, and energy were infectious. After a few minutes, the University of Lynchburg students leading the exercise corralled […]
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation has awarded University of Lynchburg nearly $250,000 to support scholarships for students in health-related fields. The grant will provide $190,000 undergraduate nursing scholarships and $58,750 for general undergraduate scholarships, which the College will apply to students in health promotion, athletic training, and exercise physiology. The scholarships will support students enrolled […]
Rob Kaiser ’13 feels lucky to be teaching physical education in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “I get to teach 800 of the best kids in the world,” he said. “I teach alongside some of the greatest educators in the world, and in a district that strives to create educational equity; which is life changing every day.” Apparently, […]
Dr. Tom Bowman hopes his latest research will help athletic trainers know the best techniques for CPR on the lacrosse field. While it is not an everyday occurrence, when an athlete does experience cardiac arrest on the field, it is crucial for athletic trainers to know the best way to perform CPR. “It is fairly […]