Department News

  • A woman in a yellow top holds a blue piece of plastic while talking to a group of students seated around a table

    New Interdisciplinary Course Proves the Power of Invention

    A new interdisciplinary course, Adaptive Devices for Better Life, brings together students majoring in art and design, physical therapy and kinesiology, engineering and biology to create devices that assist disabled clients from the community.
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  • Lucas Abreu with Tom Horgan

    Free Physical Therapy Clinic Provides Care to UML Community

    The Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology opened a pro bono clinic to provide opportunities for students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program to gain more clinical experiences on campus.
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  • From left, Honors College students Kylie Encarnacao, business, Anna Barta, biochemistry, and Nicole Karp, business, attended a welcome event for new transfer students in the Transfer Alliance Program

    Transfer Alliance Program Supports New Transfer Students

    A new program aims to support transfer students so they can hit the ground running during their first semester at UML. The Transfer Alliance Program employs peer allies who are also transfer students.
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  • Lawreta Kankan with counselors Danny Tran, Keanna Bouthsarath and Sierra Goodwin

    Learning is Social: New Program Sets Health Sciences Students up for Success

    The Zuckerberg: Ready, Set, Go! program hosted 20 first-year health sciences majors arrived on campus a week before classes start for social activities, community service and educational and cultural activities to help them get acclimated to campus and the city of Lowell.
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  • David Cornell and NiCole Keith

    David Cornell Awarded Fellowship from the American College of Sports Medicine

    Physical Therapy and Kinesiology Asst. Prof. David Cornell recently received an American College of Sports Medicine Fellowship, an honor that recognizes professionals who have made significant contributions to the field of sports medicine and exercise science.
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  • pre-health advising carol myers welcome day tabling

    Pre-Health Advising Guides Future Doctors and Dentists

    This past academic year, Pre-Health Advising had a 100% acceptance rate among students and alumni who applied to dental school and a 90% acceptance rate for those who applied to medical school.
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  • Tarlin Family

    Tarlin Triplets Thrive at UMass Lowell

    Triplets Jillian, Chloe and Sam Tarlin have carved out their own paths at UMass Lowell as they prepare to graduate together.
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  • exercise science student Veronica Maksymenko

    Exercise Science Student on the Fast Track

    Veronica Maksymenko is on track to earn her bachelor's degree in exercise science in three years, paving the way for her to begin the doctor of physical therapy program next summer at the age of 17.
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  • Michele Fox, Justin Cormier and Becky Glass

    DPT Students Crack the Hard Cases

    Doctor of physical therapy students solve complex patient cases during their final clinical rotations.
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  • Manning School of Business honors students and faculty at an Honors College mixer

    Honors College Matches Students with Faculty Mentors

    With mixers that follow a speed-dating format, the Honors College is matching more honors students with faculty mentors for research opportunities and final honors theses and projects. The college offers $1,500 fellowships to support student researchers, who may also be paid through faculty grants.
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  • Mentor Deb Finch and student Adam Basma

    The Mentoring Effect

    For many students, a bond with a professor, an advisor, a coach or another person on campus can make all the difference in their college experience and set them up for future success. We checked in with several River Hawks who talked about their mentors on campus and the impact they’ve had.
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  • UML health sciences faculty tour the new Health Sciences Hub

    ‘Health Sciences Hub’ Offers Tutoring, Advising and More

    The new “Health Sciences Hub” in the Health and Social Sciences Building is a one-stop center for student success. It includes space for advising, tutoring, exam reviews, faculty and teaching assistant office hours, health sciences club meetings, interprofessional education and more.
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  • UML Assoc. Teaching Prof. JoAnn Moriarty-Baron teaches neurological rehabilitation

    Physical Therapy and Nutrition Students Learn About COVID Care

    Thanks to alumni and staff at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, N.H., nearly 130 students in physical therapy and nutritional science got an insider view into how a team of care professionals collaborated to care for COVID-19 patients. They learned some surprising things.
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  • Siblings Abby and Ben Drezek stand in front of the UML soccer pitch

    Wonder Kin: Drezeks Make the Grade at UML

    Siblings Abby and Ben Drezek are wrapping up parallel student-athlete careers at UMass Lowell that are almost unparalleled in terms of all-around success.
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  • Asst. Prof. David Cornell and the finger sensor research team

    Exercise Science Majors Earn Kudos for Research

    Four current and former exercise science majors won praise at a conference for their research on a heart rate finger sensor – and honors student Andreas Himariotis carried off the top undergraduate prize.
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  • Young black woman wearing mask, seated on grass, working on laptop on her lap

    UML Experts Offer Advice for Studying and Working from Home

    While we socially distance and mask up to avoid the virus, we can also take steps to stay healthy, productive and on task in class and at work. UML experts share their suggestions for navigating the latest wave of COVID-19.
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  • UMass Lowell graduate student Michelle Mailloux pitches on behalf of her Ambulatory Innovation team, on their way to topping Harvard, MIT and a slew of other competitors at the 7th annual Beantown Throwdown.

    Student Entrepreneurs Bring Home Prestigious Throwdown Title

    They went, they conquered, they left. And in their dust were some top Boston universities. Ambulatory Innovation emerged atop the heap at the annual Beantown Throwdown pitch competition.
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  • UMass Lowell Prof. Erik Swartz with football helmet equipped with sensors

    Research Tackles Head Injuries in Youth Football

    An athletic training method shown to reduce head injuries in high school football will be rolled out in Hawaii next week through an $800,000 grant to the UMass Lowell researcher who designed the system.
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