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Diane Manzella to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

April 7, 2014

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Our alumni keep bridges strong between the students' academic experiences and the professions they'll enter when they graduate. Diane Manzella graduated from CSUN in 1972 and, with fellow alum Julie O. Gardner ('67), established Gardner Manzella, Inc., one of the first private speech pathology clinics in the US. Their innovative practice grew to employ 350 people. Today, Diane is a member of the CSUN President's Associates and is an active member of the College of Health and Human Development Dean's Circle, helping to secure resources and engage alumni and industry professionals with the College. On April 26th, Manzella will be among four alumni honored at the CSUN Distinguished Alumni Awards event. Read more

Sport Psychology: A Balanced Life and a Winning Game

April 1, 2014

ashley samson talks with athletes on the field

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.  The objective is a balanced life and a satisfying career – whether athletics is pursued or another choice is made after graduation. Read more

Nutrition, Food Science for the Athlete: Optimal Health Throughout the Year

April 1, 2014

Simona Hradil shows the MyPlate system of food portioning

With the multitude of approaches to diet and nutrition all around us, tips and tricks for quick weight loss or fast muscle gain and claims of maximum fitness with minimal effort, science and common sense continually point to a simple fact:  A nutrient rich diet and regular exercise are the keys to fitness and welleing. It’s easy to think an athlete at peak performance is the model of self discipline and sound nutrition practices, but that’s not always the case.  Maybe athletes can get away with a few more cheats than the average couch potato, but when it comes down to it, nutrition, rest and appropriate levels of exercise all come into play for the short term performance, as well as the long term health, of the athlete. Athletes need coaching for nutrition, too. Read more

Athletic Training: Injury Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

April 1, 2014

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Prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation through the lifespan are the focal points for CSUN Athletic Training Students (ATSs) 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. Shane Stecyk is the Director of the CSUN Athletic Training Program in the Department of Kinesiology.  “One of the clinical sites where our ATSs gain clinical experience is right here at CSUN in Athletics.”  The collaboration between the College of Health and Human Development and Athletics adds to the broad range of experiences students will take into the profession. Although Athletic Trainers (ATs) are employed in many non-sport settings (performing arts, military, coporate, etc.), approximately half of our certified membership is employed in various sport settings (club sports, high schools, colleges and professional sports). Read more

Physical Therapy Students Travel to Vietnam

March 28, 2014

csun pt student interacts with infant

“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

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