Orientation Week Pro-tips for Summer @ GU Ruskin

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For some, summer is more than just a break, it’s an opportunity to jump start classes! Physical therapy and athletic training students will be arriving on our Ruskin, Florida campus beginning May 30, and new OT’s will be here mid-August (i.e., before you know it!). Check out OTD student Sue’s tips for a stress-free orientation experience. […]

Promoting Social Change: Occupational Therapy Doctorate

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My GU classmates and I have begun our Level 1 occupational therapy fieldwork experiences. In the occupational therapy doctorate program (OTD), we go through three “Level I” placements and two “Level II” placements prior to completing the program. Currently, we’re on our first psycho-social rotations, and have been placed at some of our many community partner […]

Empathy and Sympathy: What Exactly is the Difference ?

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Not only in the healthcare profession is it important to know the difference between empathy and sympathy and when to use them, but it’s  also beneficial to know the differences while engaging in everyday conversations. First, it can be useful to know the definitions of both words, before placing them into any sort of context. The […]

An Introduction to the MAT Program at Ruskin

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As you may have heard by now, Gannon has introduced a new Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program which is available to students at both the main (Erie) and Ruskin campuses. The program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in the growing field of Athletic Training. To better introduce students to the Master of […]

Top 10 of 2016

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2017 is only hours away, time to take a look at the year that was – and the top ten Edge Magazine posts of 2016! 10. Gannon Goes to Cedar Point! Gannon goes to Cedar Point!   9. Embracing Emotional Wellness at Gannon University Embracing Emotional Wellness at Gannon University   8. The Psychology of […]

Gannon’s Gulf Coast Guide: Summer in the South

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With its palm trees and sunshine all year round, the Ruskin campus is spoiled with summer weather for most of the school year, but the hard work doesn’t stop. For the first time in a year, the students and faculty were able to have a bit of a break while still focusing on laying the […]

Gannon’s Gulf Coast Guide: Serving & Inspiring

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In the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program, we are required to complete a level I fieldwork relating to the area of occupational therapy currently being studied.  We have been placed at local and national organizations, giving us unique opportunities to reach out to the community around the Ruskin campus while supporting the Gannon University mission. In […]

Gannon taking Florida by storm

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Gannon University is extending its reach all the way to Ruskin, Fla., by opening a new campus location that offers health science programs including an occupational therapy doctoral program. In the summer of 2015, Gannon intends to offer graduate Health Professional programs after being granted Florida State Education Commission approval. Gannon is waiting on accreditation […]