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Sport Psychology: A Balanced Life and a Winning Game

April 1, 2014

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Before attempting a goal, before reaching beyond perceived limits, we conceive an idea of the outcome.  Some people are motivated by imagining that moment of attaining the goal, some focus on the freedoms that may follow it, and some are driven by the fear of failure. For the college athlete, any combination of the above may apply to the game, but finding the healthiest way to develop and keep a winning attitude while pursuing a university degree, can be daunting. 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. Read more

Physical Therapy Students Travel to Vietnam

March 28, 2014

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“Language, lifestyle, culture and health beliefs affect how people access health care and the ways healthcare providers’ meet their patients’ needs,” said CSUN Physical Therapy Professor Janna Beling. “We want CSUN Physical Therapist students to graduate with an appreciation for different ways of thinking, so we place a high value on exposing our students to different cultural experiences. The goal is for the students to consider cultural competence as a part of "best practice" in providing physical therapy care." Read more

EOH Symposium Draws Record Number of Alumni

March 17, 2014

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Issues like global warming and urban impacts naturally bring up concerns about pollution and consumption. Participants at the 9th Annual CSUN Environmental and Occupational Health Technical Symposium considered not only the need for change, but the environmental challenges that will accompany large-scale changes to various forms of renewable energy production.  More than 235 students, faculty and alumni attended the symposium on March 5. This year’s event was called “Energy Alternatives for California's Future: Environmental Health Aspects.” Read more

The 2014 Campanella/Dodgers Physical Therapy Scholarship Recipients

February 10, 2014

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Each of the Campanella/Dodgers scholars seeks and responds to opportunities to work with people to make life healthier, happier, better! The award provides financial assistance to PT students who have shown outstanding clinical potential--and these scholars have demonstrated their commitment through service and leadership activities, personal experience, acquisition of cultural competencies and strong faculty evaluations of their work while maintaining a minimum 3.2 GPA in the PT program. Read more

Teaching Oral Hygiene to Rural Guatemalan Families

December 19, 2013

Terri Lisagor teaches children about the teeth

Determined to fight one of the most preventable diseases among children–dental caries (cavities)–California State University, Northridge professor Terri Lisagor led a team of students in November to rural Guatemala to teach families there about nutrition and oral hygiene and to be a part of a team that provides basic dental services. Read more


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