School of Allied Health Professions

Welcome to Dr. Splittgerber

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On February 1, 2015, Ryan Splittgerber, PhD, joined the School of Allied Health Professions. Formerly an assistant professor in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Anatomy (GCBA) and director of UNMC’s gross anatomy lab, Dr. Splittgerber, whose expertise is in human anatomy and the neurosciences, is a core faculty member in Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and the Radiation Science Technology Education programs. He eventually will be the gross anatomy lab director at the UNMC Health Sciences Education Complex located on the UNK campus. Dr. Splittgerber is also… Continue Reading

SAHP to Lead Both Student and Faculty Senates

Andrew Shaw, BS, CSCS

For the first time, representatives from the School of Allied Health Professions will lead both the student senate and the faculty senate. Second-year physical therapy student, Andrew Shaw, BS, CSCS, was elected President of the Student Senate and will also serve as UNMC Student Regent. His term will be from April, 2015 till April, 2016. Andrew is primarily interested in pursuing orthopedic and sports physical therapy after graduation. Originally from Lincoln, he received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science from UNL…. Continue Reading

2014 PA grads have 100% pass rate!

Michael J. Huckabee, PhD, MPAS, PA-C

Our physician assistant (PA) program graduates from the Class of 2014, graduating this past December, all passed the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) on their first attempts. Michael Huckabee, PhD, MPAS, PA-C, director of  the PA program, reported that this is the first time since 2010 that they’ve regained the 100% pass rate for first-time takers (compared to a 95% national first-time taker pass rate for 2014). The UNMC PA five-year pass rate for first attempts is 98%, compared to the 94% national five-year average…. Continue Reading