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Science & Health News is an online magazine published twice annually for alumni and friends of UWL's College of Science & Health.

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Health Professions kudos

Laura Schaffer

Laura Schaffer, Health Professions, presented "Daily Living and Adaptive Equipment" at APDA 2023 Upper Midwest Conference on Nov. 4 in La Crosse, WI. Laura used her extensive knowledge on treatment of people with Parkinson's Disease to give contemporary options for adaptive equipment to improve quality of life and extend independence while living with a chronic neurological disease.

Submitted on: Nov. 13, 2023

Melissa Weege

Melissa Weege, Health Professions, presented "Evidence Based Learning Strategies to Boost Learning " at American Society of Radiologic Technologists Radiation Therapy Conference on Oct. 3 in San Diego, CA .

Submitted on: Oct. 16, 2023

Gwen M. Fritz, Becky Heinert, Thomas Kernozek, Drew Rutherford and Steni Sackiriyas

Gwen M. Fritz, Gundersen Health; Becky Heinert, Winona State University; and Thomas Kernozek, Drew Rutherford and Steni Sackiriyas, all Health Professions; co-authored the article "Concurrent Force Feedback on Load Symmetry in Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients" in The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (IJSPT), published on Aug. 1 by the North American Sports Medicine Institute.

Submitted on: Aug. 2, 2023

Mikey Friedman, Andrew Pardee, C.N. Vannatta, Thomas Kernozek, Drew Rutherford and Callie Pohlman

Mikey Friedman, Andrew Pardee, C.N. Vannatta and Callie Pohlman, all Physical Therapy; and Thomas Kernozek and Drew Rutherford, both Health Professions; co-authored the article "Effects of Body Weight Support in Running on Achilles Tendon Loading" in International Journal of Sports Medicine published on July 19 by Thieme. C.N. Vannatta is a physical therapist and collaborator with Gundersen Sports Medicine. He is supported by a grant through the Gundersen Medical Foundation to work in LIMS.

Submitted on: July 25, 2023

Austin Beck and Mary Slagle

Austin Beck and Mary Slagle, both Health Professions students, received the award for SkinCure Oncology Radiation Therapy Scholarship from American Society of Radiologic Technologists . This national scholarship, in the amount of $5000, was given to students entering the field of radiation therapy. Grade point average, healthcare experience and financial need were considered in the awarding of the scholarships.

Submitted on: June 28, 2023

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2024 UW-La Crosse Physical Therapy - Occupational Therapy Career Fair

Thursday, April 4, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Registration deadline: Friday, March 22, 2024

Registration will be limited to the first 30 registrants.


2024 Career Fair Registration

Where: UWL Student Union - Bluffs Room

Programs represented:

Physical Therapy (DPT): approx. 45 students graduating Spring 2025

Occupational Therapy (MSOT): approx. 25 students graduating December 2024


Registration Fee: $275

Registration Submission:  Deadline has passed

Payment Submission: Deadline has passed


UWL PT Student Professional Student Development Fund
The fund is used to support students to attend professional conferences, present research at meetings, offset costs for special educational experiences, and provide other resources for their professional development. Your participation in this event makes these opportunities possible!

Occupational Therapy Student Scholarship Fund
This fund supports several scholarships that are awarded to students prior to internships to help defray the extra costs associated with travel and moving for internships.   

Practice interviews:
Students are invited to practice their interviewing skills and seek advice from employers during practice interviews.  Please indicate your desire to participate in this activity by checking the box on the registration form.

Questions may be directed to Pete Amann at