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December 1, 2021

A common question I am often asked by prospective students and others interested in the Sports Science program is: “What types of jobs or areas can you work in with a degree in sports science?” This is a great question and really depends on the interests and backgrounds of students graduating from the program as to which professional paths they would like to take. In general, I see five main areas in the field of sports science where someone could work.

November 12, 2021


If you’re reading this and already in the field, no doubt you consider yourself to be at least one, if not all, of the following: a problem solver, creative, an innovator, tenacious, empathic and a change-maker. Most likely, you’ve had to forge your own path as assistive technology can be very complex, a bit niche and it may not have as clear-cut a pathway as other health care or technology professions.

October 28, 2021

A childhood family trauma introduced Alyson Stover, MOT, JD, OTR/L, BCP to the power of occupational therapy. A subsequent lifetime of study and practice convinced her that patient advocacy was every bit as essential as her technical practice of occupational therapy.

October 28, 2021

When you study health informatics with Valerie Watzlaf, you learn from one of the leaders in the field. Not only has she conducted extensive research across the discipline, but she has also led at the national level, serving a three-year board term and as president in 2019 of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) which represents over 100,000 HIM professionals. 

October 21, 2021

As we conclude our celebration of Physician Assistant week, many of us may be reflecting on our career and our contributions to the health and wellness of the communities we serve. We may also be remembering the rigorous training and education we endured to get to this point. This education came in the form of lectures, labs, preceptor evaluations and lots and lots of multiple-choice questions!