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International Students – Surviving The Great College Adventure

How did you feel when you left home for America? When leaving home in the pursuit of an American soccer scholarship I felt fairly comfortable in my journey, I had been away from home before although not in a different continent. My first thoughts of arriving in America were of a film, everything looked exactly how it does in the American films and tv shows. The soccer team was the first to arrive on campus due to the preseason. I had a brief tour from the coach and settled into

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If You Dream It! You Can Achieve It!

Growing up, I knew I wanted to become a nurse. I imagined myself working in a hospital and taking care of people at the bedside. I could see myself wearing the starched white uniform and old-fashioned nursing cap that were shown on the now older television shows. I knew that it would be a tough battle to become a nurse. I had several strikes against me accomplishing my dreams. Firstly, I did not personally know anyone that was a nurse. Having a role model can be a powerful tool in

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American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Elects Ash Walker, DHSc., MA, ACSM-RCEP, FAACVPR 2022-2023 President

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release October 11, 2022 American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Elects Ash Walker, DHSc., MA, ACSM-RCEP, FAACVPR 2022-2023 President Chicago, Ill.—The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is pleased to announce its newly elected president of the Board of Directors, Ash Walker, DHSc., MA, ACSM-CEP, FAACVPR. Dr. Walker assumed the role from immediate past-president Amy Knight, PhD, ABPP at the 37th AACVPR Annual Meeting, on Friday, September 23 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Board of Directors is the governing body for

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IMMERSION IN THE MINDS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT ST. ANDREWS

Author: Karen Mountain St. Andrews University is a home for many students from all over the world. The athletic program as well as academics allows students to come from many states and countries. These students, like many students nationwide, help local economy providing a boost to local economies. Why come to America to study?  Business programs top the list.  With Information Technology coming in at the bottom.  These top 10 fields are readily available at colleges through the nation.  So why choose such a small school like St. Andrews?  What

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Professor Candace Langston

Exercise Physiologist Career

This is third and final article in the series (see the St. Andrews University website for articles 1 and 2) of articles exploring careers for sports performance, health, and fitness majors within the exercise.  The exercise industry continues to thrive and opportunities to help people improve their health will continue to manifest in a range of diverse careers.  One career possibility is working as an Exercise Physiologist. Where do these positions exist?  Fitness facilities employ exercise physiologists to design exercise prescriptions from populations ranging from athletes to older adults.  These

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Securing an Internship in Sport Management

As the academic year nears its end, many rising junior and seniors should be thinking about how to secure an internship. SAU sport management majors are required to complete three credit hours of internship experience (150 supervised work hours). In an effort to prepare them for the search, I met face-to-face with several outstanding sport organizations to gather advice, including Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer, the Utah Warriors of Major League Rugby, and the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, a minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros.     Here were

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Gov. Roy Cooper Visits High Dosage Tutoring Participant South Johnson Elementary

Gov. Roy Cooper visited South Johnson Elementary, a high dosage tutoring participant.  St. Andrews University volunteers with South Johnson Elementary through their community partnership. “…High dosage tutoring is defined as small groups of students receiving tutoring for 50 hours a semester by a teacher, paraprofessional, or trained volunteer. The tutoring sessions are embedded in the school day and focus on the student’s academic needs.” Read the full article at laurinburgexchange.com.

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OTA Candidacy Release

LAURINBURG, NC April 20, 2022– The St. Andrews Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (BSOTA) program has been granted Candidacy Status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)! St. Andrews University, a branch of Webber International University, introduced the intended addition of the OTA Program in its program offerings in 2020. Rachelle Lydell, Director and Assistant Professor for the BSOTA Program and Melissa Gibson, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Assistant Professor, have worked tirelessly for programmatic accreditation by designing coursework to

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Professor Candace Langston

Want To Be A Strength & Conditioning Specialist?

In our last discussion, we talked about the many career opportunities available to someone with a bachelor’s of science degree in Sports Performance, Health and Fitness (also called Exercise Science or Health and Human Performance at some institutions).   Let’s spend some time looking more closely at a very popular career choice for many of our students:  Strength and Conditioning Specialist/Coach. Where do these positions exist?:  Many sports teams ranging from the collegiate level to the professional level will employ Strength and Conditioning Specialists/Coaches to help improve technique, maximize strength performance

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