The Health Expo will offer something for all ages, from the physically fit to those trying to keep up with New Year’s resolutions. Demonstrations will include Pilates exercise, great nutrition guides, meditation and calming techniques, home remedies and even a weight lifting demo!
Adult Mount Aloysius Physical Therapy Assistant student, Jackie Horvath is spearheading the expo. “As a past professional marathoner, I know the importance of being active and understanding proper nutrition,” she said. “My intention here is to really spread the word about the importance of an equally balanced life: physically, mentally, and spiritually.”
The Mount Aloysius College Health Expo is open to students and community members. Executive Director of Mission Integration and Community Outreach at the College, Christina Koren, emphasizes the importance of treating your body right. “We are grateful for the work Jackie, her faculty and her fellow Physical Therapy Assistant students are doing for all of us. This event,” Koren emphasized, “shines a spotlight on the great efforts that Mount Aloysius College is making to improve the health and wellness of our students and our community, and sharing the link between nutrition, physical activity, and learning.”
In addition to Physical Therapy Assistant, Mount Aloysius College’s health related majors include: Biology, Medical Imaging (which includes Ultrasound, radiography and x ray tech), Nursing associate, RN to BSN, 2+2 associate/bachelor’s), Pre -Occupational Therapy (3-2), Osteopathic Medicine (4-4 bachelor/doctorate), Pre-Physical Therapy (4-3), Pre-Physician Assistant (3-2), Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dental Medicine, Pre-Health, Pre-Pharmacy, Med Lab Tech, Med Assistant, and Surgical Technology.
Mount Aloysius is a College of Distinction, a Pennsylvania College of Distinction, a Catholic College of Distinction, and their Business, Education and Nursing programs are all designated as academic areas of Distinction. Mount Aloysius was named to the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service–the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The College has also earned designation as a Military Friendly College and recently announced opening an ROTC program on campus this fall.