WELCOME TO THE
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Until about a year ago, I didn’t know what the word ‘inclusion’ meant. At least, I didn’t know the role it played in fitness for people with disabilities or special needs. It wasn’t in my vocabulary. It is now. In the classroom, inclusion refers to the educational...
When Marguerite Fleming Smith’s husband Bill Smith was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012, the Lewes couple had to drive three hours to see a specialist at the University of Pennsylvania. During the long drive, the Smiths often faced snow, rain and traffic,...
SmartBoot If you’ve ever sprained an ankle or had a stress fracture in your foot or lower leg, you’ve probably worn an orthopedic walking boot. The Velcro-strapped black devices are designed to force rest while allowing partial weight bearing. While experts agree...
Delaware gets #bodypositive Skinny isn't a word in Susan Albanese's vocabulary. To the 20-year career traveling fitness instructor and nutrition counselor, being fit is all about how you feel not how you look. "I'm never going to have a six pack abs ... but I'm...
For Martha Hall, Director of Innovation, clothing is more than just something that we wear. From compression garments for cancer patients to wearable devices for injured athletes and adaptive apparel for children with Down syndrome, UD research is making fashion...
EXPLORE THE STAR CAMPUS
The Science Technology and Research (STAR) Campus serves as the innovation hub for the College of Health Sciences. With research, personal clinical care and state-of-the art technologies, the sites at STAR are the first step towards building a healthier Delaware.
The Tower at STAR
Health Sciences at STAR
MAKERSPACE TO MARKETPLACE
Professor Martha Hall is developing a pattern of success in UD’s wearable technology lab
For Some Children With Autism, Dance Is a Form of Expression
Here in the United States, about one in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A dance study at the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences is focused on developing social communication skills, motor skills and behavior in children with autism. The study is through the Move to Learn Innovation Lab at UD’s STAR Campus, where students under the direction of Dr. Anjana Bhat work with kids for 16 weeks of music, dancing and fun.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Our students benefit from an experiential learning experience – designed towards focusing on all aspects of healthcare. Our college’s curriculum immerses students in research, simulation and clinical care.
Combined with strategic partnerships in the Delaware community and an ever-growing Science Technology and Research (STAR) Campus, the experiences gained by our students prepare them to address all aspects of healthcare, wellness, from research and care, to the preventative and social determinants of health.
FACTS & FIGURES
From game-changing research by UD faculty to businesses discovering the many benefits of partnering with us on the STAR Campus, the College of Health Sciences is driving sustainable economic change in Delaware.
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