Arcadia University News


September 14, 2017

Arcadia Ranked Among Best Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report

In the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, Arcadia University is ranked in the top 17 percent of Pennsylvania schools in its category, as well as a Best Value School in the Regional North category. Arcadia is ranked 48 out of 187 schools (7th out of 41 Pennsylvania schools in...

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September 11, 2017

Dr. Arkoosh Addresses Health Sciences Faculty and Staff to Kickoff Semester

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, spoke to faculty and staff in the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University on Sept. 6 on the role of public health in public policy. Dr. Arkoosh highlighted the variety and quality of programs supported by the...

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August 10, 2017

Princeton Review Again Names Arcadia to 2018 ‘Best in the Northeast’ List

For the third consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Arcadia among the “Best in the Northeast” in its “2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” Arcadia is one of only a dozen colleges and universities from the Philadelphia area to make the list. The Princeton Review editors made their...

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August 9, 2017

Students, Alumni, Faculty Promote Health and Wellness in Belize

Students, alumni, and faculty from Arcadia’s Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Public Health, Physician Assistant, Education, and Counseling programs continued their mental health, physical wellness, and education efforts in Belize from July 15 to 26. This year’s trip overlapped with Camp...

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July 14, 2017

Department of Physical Therapy Named to Marquette Challenge Philanthropy Circle

For their contributions to the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s VCU-Marquette Challenge, Arcadia’s Department of Physical Therapy was recognized at the Foundation Awards Luncheon on June 22 in Boston, Mass. Arcadia was one of 15 institutions to receive an honorable mention for donating more than $...

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June 23, 2017

Arcadia Establishes Occupational Therapy Agreement with Salus University

Committed to ensuring robust educational opportunities for health science graduates, Arcadia University has entered into an articulation agreement that will allow qualified students to pursue Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degrees at Salus University in Elkins Park. Arcadia graduates...

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June 22, 2017

PT Students Volunteer at New Jersey Surf Event for Disabled

More than 40 students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program took to the water on June 18 to help provide a unique surfing experience for athletes with spinal cord injuries at the Life Rolls On Surf New Jersey annual event at Wildwood Crest. The athletes, between the ages of 5 and 70 years old...

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June 7, 2017

Arcadia’s Movement Camp Featured in Times Chronicle

Nine participants with Parkinson’s Disease from the Dan Aaron Stay Fit program , a weekly exercise class for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis that takes place throughout the year, attended the five-day Movement Camp from May 30 to June 3 for an intensive exercise regime that...

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May 23, 2017

Celebrating Arcadia University’s Class of 2017

At Arcadia University’s Commencement ceremonies on May 18 and 19, more than 900 graduates of the Class of 2017 were encouraged to seize opportunities and break down barriers in their career and civic engagement endeavors. President Nicolette DeVille Christensen presided over the Graduate and...

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April 21, 2017

Dr. Louis Friedler and Jan Tecklin Named Professors Emeriti

With more than 60 years combined teaching at Arcadia, Dr. Louis Friedler , program director of Actuarial Science and professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, and Jan Tecklin , professor of Physical Therapy, have each been named Professor Emeritus. Dr. Friedler Dr. Friedler joined Arcadia in...

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April 14, 2017

Dr. McClintock Presents Research on Global Health Literacy

Dr. Heather McClintock , visiting assistant professor of Public Health, presented her research on health literacy at The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) annual conference, “Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership and Sustainability in Global Health” on...

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April 13, 2017

Opioids in Your Backyard Highlighted in “For Goodness Sake” Segment on FOX 29

“Opioids in Your Backyard: Montgomery County: A Search for Solutions,” hosted by Arcadia University Department of Public Health, Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, and Montgomery County Community College, was featured in the Times Chronicle and The Intelligencer before the symposium on...

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April 4, 2017

Public Health Career Professional Panel March 30

Public Health Week kicked off with the Public Health Career Professional Panel on Thursday, March 30. Arcadia University students interacted with successful Public Health professionals in the Philadelphia area as panelists shared their career challenges, accomplishments, and insights on how to...

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April 3, 2017

Dr. Noller Receives Doctorate in Health Science from A.T. Still University

Dr. Diana T. Noller DHSc, MSPT, MMS, PA-C , chair of the Department of Medical Science and director of the Physician Assistant program, received her Doctorate in Health Science from A.T. Still University. Dr. Noller joined Arcadia’s Physician Assistant faculty as an assistant professor in 2009...

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March 8, 2017

March 22: Suicide Prevention Training Session

In collaboration with Arcadia’s Department of Public Health, the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce will host a training session on Wednesday, March 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Brubaker 102. The one-session training will offer an understanding of the three key steps in helping someone on the...

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February 14, 2017

Dr. Oatis Awarded R01 Grant for Total Knee Replacement Research

Dr. Carol Oatis , professor of Physical Therapy, is Principal Investigator on a subaward to Arcadia University of $148,304 from University of Massachusetts Medical School, which received the R01 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to research how...

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January 24, 2017

Physician Assistant Students Volunteer with Various Organizations in Delaware and Pennsylvania in Fall 2016

Each month from August through December, students in the Physician Assistant (PA) Class of 2018 at both the Christiana and Glenside campuses volunteered to better their communities, organizing events and donating hundreds of hours of service. At the Christiana campus, students sorted food at the...

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January 9, 2017

Dr. Craik Featured by PT in Motion News for Role in Rehab Research Plan

Dr. Rebecca Craik , dean of the College of Health Sciences, was featured in PT in Motion News for her role in the completion of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) rehabilitation research plan on Dec. 13. The NIH blue ribbon panel, which Dr. Craik co-chairs, created the five-year plan, which...

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December 6, 2016

Pavlik, Huber, and Justice Publish Case Report in Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants

Daniel Pavlik , MSPAS, PA-C, Michael Huber , MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA, and Melissa Justice , assistant professors in the Department of Medical Science and Community Health, had their article, “A young woman with numbness in her feet,” published in the Journal of the American Association of Physician...

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November 18, 2016

Drs. Olivos and Tate Publish on Overuse Injury in ‘Journal of Swimming Research’

Maegan E. Olivos, PT, DPT, MPH , adjunct professor of Medical Science and Community Health, and Angela Tate, PT, Ph.D., Cert MDT , adjunct professor of Physical Therapy, collaborated on “Coaches’ Education and Practices Regarding Overuse Injury in Youth Swimming,” a study published in the Journal...

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November 17, 2016

Physical Therapy Hosts Field Leaders for Excellence in Education Study

Arcadia University’s Physical Therapy department welcomes prominent leaders in the field, including faculty from institutions around the country, for the Physical Therapist Education in the 21st Century event on Friday, Nov. 28 at Grey Towers Castle from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Laurie Hack , PT, FAPTA,...

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