Professionals in health and human services are usually driven by a unique gift — a desire to serve humanity in a way that takes strength, tenderness, insight, and empathy.
The Democrat and Chronicle reports that as part of post-stroke rehabilitation, client Doug Volland improves his speech by dictating recipes for a food blog to a speech-pathology student. The blog was the idea of a Nazareth student, building on Volland's love of cooking. Volland gets physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services at Nazareth's clinics.
During Project Homeless Connect Rochester, Nazareth social work students and faculty match struggling people with the help they need to get back on their feet.
“It bothers me to see people suffer,” says Tinisha Baxter ‘17, who’s completing her bachelor’s in nursing degree through Nazareth’s weekend, accelerated track.
Music therapy student shares his experience in the clinics, classes and hands-on experiences >>
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Lisa Durant-Jones, professor of communication sciences and disorders and director of the speech-language pathology graduate program
"Some people think that in a professional program, you just learn a set of skills. But our students get so much more. They learn to understand the rich theory, research, and knowledge base behind what we do with our clients. They begin to value diverse perspectives and approaches. Often they see that there is not simply one right answer."
Nazareth nursing and social work students travel to Belize and Kerala to take part in international service learning.
Study abroad allows you to travel the globe and learn along the way. Explore the numerous overseas programs Nazareth offers:
Jesse Cruz '16, community youth development major, says that Marie Watkins, Ph.D., his professor and director of program, has been a role model and mentor who's helped him build his character. "It's not about the grade," he says. "It's about the kind of person you're becoming. That's going to carry you way further in life." He believes the world needs more teachers like her, and he hopes to become a teacher himself. Cruz' story >>
Hands-on learning right on campus: Supervised by clinicians, students in physical therapy, occupational therapy, art and music therapy, communication sciences and disorders/speech-language pathology, and social work provide ongoing care to patients/clients from the community.
Newly renovated building: Enjoy the best learning environment and clinic spaces among northeast colleges of similar size.
Nazareth communication sciences and disorders students design and execute community programs, such as the partnership between the School of Health and Human Services and Mary's Place.
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