David S. Logerstedt, then at Delaware and now at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, said he and some physical therapy colleagues had been lamenting the fact that they could measure forces on patients' limbs in the lab but had little idea what went on at home. Was there some way to mount sensors on a patient?
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Colleges with the highest medium-term value-added for federal aid recipients are often focused on training for high-paying careers in technical subjects. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia trains many students for careers as pharmacists, among other health-related occupations.
For the first time, this new U.S. Department of Education database ranks schools by graduates' salaries 10 years later, and links them to such factors as tuition costs, total debt, and graduation rates. The clear local winner was the University of the Sciences, with a median income of $82,203 after loan payments. Loan balances total a median $27,000.
The first college in the country to teach pharmacy produces higher earners than the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League school in the same state. University of the Sciences (USciences) not only beat the University of Pennsylvania on average salary among alumni after 10 years, but also produced the highest earners than any other school in the state, including other prestigious colleges such as Villanova University, Carnegie Mellon University, Bucknell University, Haverford College, and Swarthmore College.
Spending just a few weeks working to improve balance can make a big difference in strength and flexibility, according to a study at University of the Sciences. Physical therapy professor at University of the Sciences Dr. Carol Maritz says participants were given simple exercises that can easily be done at home. Audio clip here.
People try to simplify life for a number of reasons according to Dr. Heidi Freeman, assistant professor of kinesiology at University of the Sciences. Listen to the audio clip here.
As the flu virus continues to go around, University of the Sciences is urging students and staff there to take precautions against the flu. This segment features biology professor Dr. Stacey Gorski and some USciences students.
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Pharmacy professor Dr. Dan Hussar was also featured on NBC10 and discussed Tamiflu for a flu season story. Click here to watch the segment.
The promise of a new year sparks the desire to get healthy – a goal Karin Richards, chair of the kinesiology program at University of the Sciences, says should begin with a physical exam at the doctor’s office.
Carrie Collins (USciences VP) is a busy woman. So when it comes to fitness, she tries to grab time whenever she can to exercise. Karin Richards, chair of the Department of Kinesiology at USciences, says that's the right idea.