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  • Diane Manzella to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award: A pioneer in the field of Speech-Language Pathology, Manzella and her partner, Julie O. Gardner, developed a reputation for implementing the most up to date research into innovative therapy techniques.
  • Physical Therapy Students Travel to Vietnam: Language, lifestyle, culture and health beliefs affect how people access healthcare and the ways healthcare providers meet patients needs.  A three week long trip to Vietnam is teh capstone event of a course called "International Physical Therapy."
  • CSUN Professor's Study Links Even Minor Forms of Discrimination to Teen Sleep Loss: Overt or even subtle forms of racial and ethnic discrimination can rob minority teens of much needed sleep, according to a recent study by Child and Adolescent Development faculty Virginia Huynh.
  • Sport Psychology: A Balanced Life and a Winning Game:Ashley Samson is an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Sport Psychology Consultant for Athletics at CSUN.  She works with student athletes for optimal performance, but winning is not the entire goal.  The objective is a balanced life and a satisfying career, whether or not athletics is pursued after graduation.
  • Nutrition, Food Science for the Athlete: Optimal Health Throughout the Year : Science and common sense continually point to a simple fact:  A nutrient rich diet and regular exercise are the keys to fitness and well being.   Maybe athletes can get away with a few more cheats than the average couch potato, but athletes need coaching for nutrition, too.
  • Athletic Training: Injury Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment :Prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation through the lifespan are the focal points for CSUN Athletic Training Students in the classroom, labs and clinic.  The expertise they are developing will serve throughout their careers to keep athletes strong and healthy beyond the game.






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