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The CSUN Environmental and Occupational Health Program is accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accrediation Council (for both BS and MS degrees). The agency said that the program is the best EOH program in the US. It is also the largest! The program is also in the highest approval category for registered EOH specialists by the California Department of Public Health.
The Communication Disorders and Sciences Student Academy of Audiology (the CSUN Chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology, CSUN SAA) received two awards this year for Diversity and Inclusion as well as for Outstanding Fundraising.
The HHD Student Services Center EOP can help students develop academic plans, resolve issues that might impede graduation and learn to build action plans - and that's a skill that will be helpful well beyond college life.
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Effective Online Teaching Practices: Faculty from seven of our nine academic departments served as facilitators at the Pinning Ceremony for CSUN Faculty Development's year-long Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), completion. ACUE is a nationally recognized teaching Program for higher education. Under the direction of the office of the Provost with Faculty Development, participants practiced new evidenced-based teaching methods in both online and face-to-face learning environments.
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As we continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic, health administration professionals are seeking ways to understand the ways hospitals function, with a focus on improving systems for those who use them. Jennifer Newman (Health Sciences) has been awarded funding from the NIOSH Education and Research Center to explore these crucial interdynamics.
The graduaton rate and first-time licensure examination pass-rate for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in 2020 was 100% for each. The employment rate for graduates who sought employment as physical therapists within one year of graduation in 2018-19 was, again, 100%.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing student Lorena Gonzalez, who graduated last spring, was among eight graduates featured recently in CSUN Today. Lorena teared up as she recalled the first day she arrived at Dodger Stadium to help administer COVID-19 vaccinations. "I knew I had made the right choice in becoming a nurse," she said.
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Kandice Soraya Grote (Child and Adolescent Development) received the 2021 CSUN Distinguished Teaching Award, alongside Greg Knotts from Elementary Education in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. She was recognized for her contributions to distinguished teaching through service, scholarship, and mentoring to the great benefit our students, our faculty, and the reputational strength of CSUN.
Kim Henige (Kinesiology) received the 2021 CSUN Extraordinary Service Award for her advocacy and passion for the success of students, colleagues, and the community programs she has designed over the past decade. She is focused on improving the learning experience of students in exercise physiology and was acknowledged for extraordinary service that benefits CSUN, the community, and alumni worldwide.
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Polished Apple Award 2021
Every year, each of the CSUN University Student Ambassadors selects a CSUN staff or faculty to receive the distinguished Polished Apple Award. Recipients are those who have made a profound impact on the nominating student during their educational journey. We are proud to announce that Health Sciences faculty Carrie Pullen was selected as a 2021 Polished Apple Award recipient.
Staff Service and Recognition of Excellence Award
HHD Facilities Coordinator Geoff Stocker received the CSUN Presidential Award at the 55th Annual CSUN Staff Service and Recognition of Excellence Awards, 2021. In a virutal version of a tradition that is nearly as old as the university, Stocker was recognized for his consistent, outstanding performance and demonstration of sustained work that reflects the values of the university.
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