Saint Francis University classes will be operating on a 2 hour delay for Friday, November 16, 2018. View the compressed class schedule.
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Dr. Donald Walkovich MS, OTR/L
Dean, School of Health Sciences & Education
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Health Care Studies
Nursing, Online MSN
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Physician AssistantScience, Masters
Learn how this Health Care Studies student is helping the most innocent victims of the opioid epidemic.
After four years and over 18 inches of hair, Physician Assistant graduate student, Rebecca Phillips, donates her hair to help make wigs for cancer patients.
Ten Saint Francis University students, faculty and staff dedicated their time and talents volunteering to help nearly 2,000 patients in need of dental treatments at a weekend-long domestic mission trip in Reading, PA.
Occupational Therapy Sophomore Allie Cummings, tells us about her experience as a Toy Ambassador at Saint Francis University's Toy Lending Library.
Chelsea Esken, Master of Occupational Therapy (2017), works as a Traveling Occupational Therapist. Learn how the OT Program prepared her for this incredible journey.
Hundreds of students and faculty gathered to hear SFU mom Jan Scheuermann's Endowment Series lecture.
Read Jan's incredible story
From the island of Haiti to the pine-covered mountains of Loretto, it has been a long, but fortuitous journey for 2016 grad Wadler Fleurina, MPAS, PA-C, MB (ASCP).
Find out how the nursing program at SFU gave Abby the foundation to serve as a Flight Nurse in the U.S. Army.
Aimed toward middle school
readers, the story centers on two brothers separated by age and distance who,
in the wake of a family tragedy, attempt to reconnect through the game of
Read about Craig's first novel
"I can be seeing a new trauma and doing all sorts of procedures like chest tubes, central lines or suturing. Next I can be taking care of our inpatients or seeing how our discharged patients are doing in clinic. There’s never a dull moment," said Karly Link, PA-C '14.
Read more about Karly
The move-in dust has settled, and our students are getting down to business with the first week of classes already under their belts!
Check out statistics, video links, photo galleries and more
The Spring/Summer 2016 issue of the Saint Francis University Magazine has hit the shelves (and is in the mail)!
Catch up on all the latest stories in this issue
Elisha Fleig, Class of 2013, shares how her double major in Physician Assistant Science and Spanish prepared her to land her dream job as a PA-C at the Cleveland Clinic Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.
Read Elisha's story
Kimberly Elter, a recent graduate and current intern at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, was featured in the July issue of Blair Business Mirror.
Read more about Kimberly's internship
PT major Danielle MacMurtrie blended her love of anatomy and art during her time at Saint Francis University.
Danielle MacMurtrie Profile
Six years ago, Jen Cyktor’s mother passed away from Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Today, Jen works as a physician assistant in the Cancer Center at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh.
Read Jen's story
Tori Martin, a fourth-year Master of Occupational Therapy student, is interning on Capitol Hill. The first Occupational Therapy student to intern on Capitol Hill through the Ann Eppard Scholarship, Tori is finding a voice among the people who make decisions about
healthcare in the U.S.
How did Tori get on the Hill?
From mission trips to cardiothoracic surgery, Heather McDanials has words of wisdom to offer the Class of 2016 as the speaker for the Graduate Commencement Ceremony.
Read Heather's story
Her mother was riding her bike when she was struck from behind by a drunk driver, killing her instantly. Alumna and doctoral student Paige Butler is turning the tragedy into a triumph, hoping no one has to go through the kind of pain and loss she has been through.
Read more about Paige's triumph
The first two graduates of the Public Health program, William Myers and Austin Potts, were excited to begin spreading their knowledge of public health in their dream careers. William plans to work in disaster management, while Austin plans to work in environmental health.
Read more about their journeys in Public Health
Danielle MacMurtrie, a newly minted Doctor of Physical Therapy, finished off her final years at Saint Francis University creating an anatomy painting series for the School of Health Sciences.
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