Today, more than ever, wellness is at the forefront of societal discussions. From mental health to physical well-being, women are making significant strides in bringing about change, introducing innovative solutions and setting new standards. Despite facing unique challenges, they break barriers, inspire communities and are reshaping the very definition of health and … [Read more...] about What are five lifestyle tweaks to make for better well-being?
Occupational therapy (OT) is a growing career field with a need for trained professionals. Missouri State University currently has two OT programs: a master’s degree and a post-professional doctorate. The latter welcomed its first cohort in fall 2023. The entry-level OT doctorate will welcome its first cohort in fall 2024. All three programs are the only ones offered in the … [Read more...] about Preparing occupational therapists for the Ozarks region
The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program was born out of a partnership between Missouri State University and Burrell Behavioral Health, which was announced in early 2022. Dr. Dana Paliliunas, associate professor in the School of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences and PsyD program director, could not be more thrilled to finally have the first cohort on campus. “We’ve been … [Read more...] about New PsyD program halfway through its first semester
We are pleased to recognize assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, Dr. Bonnie Slavych. Let’s learn more about her! What brought you to Missouri State? Missouri State University has a reputation for supporting both teaching and research. When a tenure-track faculty position opened in the communication sciences and disorders department, I was excited to … [Read more...] about Faculty fan-favorites
The Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) is the largest conference focused on the latest research in the nutrition and dietetics field. Missouri State University nutrition and dietetics faculty members Dr. Sarah Murray, senior instructor and program director, and Jaime Gnau, clinical assistant professor, got to present at this year’s conference. Held in Denver, … [Read more...] about Fun times at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo 2023