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Kinesiology is now eligible for S.C. enhancement program

One of ҹ첥 Southern’s most popular majors received a major boost this summer from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The ҹ첥 Bachelor of Science in kinesiology is joining the list of enhancement eligible programs for Palmetto Fellows and LIFE Scholarship recipients. The enhancement provides an additional $2,500 in scholarship funding for those awarded […]

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Poole appointed dean for ҹ첥’s College of Health Sciences

Dr. Gabby Poole has been selected as the dean of the College of Health Sciences at ҹ첥 Southern University. Having served as interim dean since January 2022, Poole previously served as the founding program director for the Physician Assistant Program.  Poole shared her plan to build upon the work during her time as interim, noting […]

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Steele named PA Program Director

Dr. Ami Steele has joined ҹ첥 Southern University as program director of the physician assistant program. She previously served as a program director of a PA program in North Carolina. Steele began her PA career in primary care and also has clinically practiced in general and subspecialty surgical medicine and women’s healthcare. She most recently served […]

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Public health major reflects on internship in Ecuador

Moving into adulthood as one transitions from college into the real world is no easy task. As students face down the graduation stage, many find themselves facing questions; “Did I choose the right major?” “Will I be able to find a job?” “Have I made good decisions?” and one that rings through the ears of […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Thompson moves with faith

Kinesiology, the study of human body movement, is a term many may be unfamiliar with—even in those entering the healthcare field. But at ҹ첥 Southern University, Dr. Heather Thompson knows kinesiology quite well.  As an undergraduate at Lander University, she received her B.S in Exercise Science. Thompson continued her studies with an MS in Rehabilitation Science […]

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ҹ첥 PA program gains accreditation-continued status

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the ҹ첥 Southern University Physician Assistant Program. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process […]

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Wiser finds purpose on mission trip

Moving into adulthood as one transitions from college into the real world is no easy task. As students face down the graduation stage, many find themselves facing questions; “Did I choose the right major?” “Will I be able to find a job?” “Have I made good decisions?” and one that rings through the ears of […]

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Physician assistant students planting seeds of service in Dominican Republic

The ҹ첥 Southern Physician Assistant program sent a group of students and faculty to the Dominican Republic on their annual summer trip to serve the local community through medical care.  Dr. Scott Wade, director of didactic education for the PA program, leads the group that partners with Sowers for the Kingdom. This DR ministry partners […]

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Coping with anxiety

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Doctor of Physical Therapy opens doors

After years of planning and preparation, the ҹ첥 Southern University Doctor of Physical Therapy program hosted an Open House this week and welcomed visitors to tour the classrooms and clinical spaces.  President Dondi Costin welcomed the guests which included clinical partners, advisory board members, and members of the community. Costin said, “It’s a day to […]

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