School of Allied Health Professions

2015 US News & World Report 100 Best Jobs – FIVE of our professions!

Five of our SAHP professions made the best jobs list!

According to the 2015 US News & World Report 100 Best Jobs list:

Physical therapy is #5 in health care jobs and #6 overall.
Physician assistant is #7 in health care jobs and #10 overall.
Diagnostic medical sonography is #8 in health care jobs and #12 overall.
Dietitian and nutritionist is #14 in health care jobs and #29 overall.
Radiologic technologist is #15 in health care jobs and #32 overall.

Woot!

UNK Health Science Education Complex update in the news

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Health Science Education Complex exterior progress

Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 11:28 pm
By Jeff Bahr, in The Grand Island Independent

The people behind the Health Science Education Complex in Kearney believe that, if health professionals receive their entire education outside of Omaha, they’ll be more likely to work in other parts of the state.

“That’s what we’re banking on, is the big return for the state,” said Greg Karst, assistant dean for academic and student affairs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center School of Allied Health Professions. Read more>>

Kyle Meyer and Greg Karst
Drs Kyle Meyer and Greg Karst toured the facility.

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Study findings show lifestyle change lowers blood pressure

Rural Nebraska women, ages 40-69, with prehypertension (high normal blood pressure) were able to achieve reductions in blood pressure and attain normotensive blood pressure (< 120/80 mm Hg) following a distance delivered (web-based or print-mailed)  healthy eating and activity intervention, according to the recently published paper by Patricia Hageman, Carol Pullen, and colleagues in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

This paper describes the main effects of a six year NIH funded study conducted by the interprofessional team from the School of Allied Health Professions, UNMC College of Nursing, and University of Nebraska Lincoln Nutrition and Health Sciences.  Complete study.