School of Health Professions

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Physician Assistant Studies program re-accreditedThe UNT Health Science Center Physician Assistant Program earned Accreditation-Continued status through 2021 from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Accreditation-Continued status is granted to currently accredited programs compliant with the ARC-PA standards. Established in 1997, the UNTHSC PA program is next scheduled to undergo validation review in September 2021. Read More »

Sep 29, 2014

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Physical Therapy students help teach seniors to overcome fear of fallingWithin the same month, Winnie Raspberry lost her husband and was in a serious car accident. Now living alone, she was fearful of falling and not certain how to handle it. Then she learned about A Matter of Balance, an eight-week workshop in which Physical Therapy students from UNT Health Science Center teach seniors how Read More »

Sep 17, 2014

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High school students experience real-world learningHigh school students experience real-world learning Freshman high school students from the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences earned white coats recently in a ceremony culminating their week-long learning experience on the UNT Health Science Center campus. TABS students can earn dual credit as they prepare for higher education in the health sciences. The program is Read More »

Jul 17, 2014

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UNT Health Science Center to close for Independence DayThe UNT Health Science Center and all UNT Health clinics will be closed on Friday for the Independence Day holiday. Fitness Center also will be closed on Friday. The Lewis Library will have abbreviated hours on Thursday and Friday. Have a happy, safe and healthy Independence Day.

Jun 25, 2014

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Eliminating diabetic foot ulcers, one step at a timeEvery footstep is a risk for diabetics like Rudolph Blancarte. Because diabetes can cause people to lose sensation in their feet, they often don’t feel pain from a developing wound. Something as innocuous as a pebble in their shoe can lead to a serious infection. "The first time it happened, my foot swelled like a Read More »

May 27, 2014

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RAD event celebrates UNTHSC researchMore than 200 students, faculty and staff shared their scientific findings during the 22nd Annual Research Appreciation Day. Topics ranged from cardiac function in childhood cancer survivors to the health challenges of women who are homeless. The event attracted 500 attendees and highlighted the outstanding quality of research being conducted at UNT Health Science Center, Read More »

Mar 25, 2014

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UNTHSC provides help to seniors in facing the fear of fallingOne day last summer, 74-year-old retiree Darold Klamt, surveying his handiwork in his well-kept yard, walked backward a few steps so he could take in the whole scene. “The next thing I knew, I was face-down in the grass,” said the Benbrook, Texas, grandfather of three. “I tripped over the garden hose, hit my face Read More »

Mar 24, 2014

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UNTHSC students, faculty earn top honors at state physician assistant conference  Ashley Waldrop, Jessica Van Noy and Hannah Bereuter Physician Assistant students from the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth swept the Challenge Bowl at a statewide conference in San Antonio. The team of second-year students Ashley Waldrop, Jessica Van Noy and Hannah Bereuter took first place in the medical-quiz competition at the Texas Read More »

Mar 7, 2014

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UNTHSC Dean elected to chair physical therapy accreditation commissionClaire Peel, Dean of UNT Health Science Center’s School of Health Professions, was elected the 2014 Chair of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). CAPTE is the only accrediting agency for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant programs in the United States. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the commission has Read More »

Jan 8, 2014

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UNTHSC physician assistant makes A house calls for disabled adults  Vic Holmes MPAS, PA-C Twice a month, Vic Holmes, MPAS, PA-C, gathers his medical examination instruments and makes the 20-mile drive from UNT Health Science Center to a two-acre camp for adults with disabilities in Mansfield. As goats, horses and a mule graze outside, Holmes spends four hours inside an examination area with camp Read More »

Dec 18, 2013