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UT Martin to host first Allied Health Professional Education Student Symposium on Jan. 31


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Health and Allied Health Students (HAHS) organization will host the first annual Allied Health Professional Education Student Symposium, Jan. 31, in room 206 of the Boling University Center on the main UT Martin campus. High school and college students who plan to pursue a career in an allied healthcare field, such as occupational or physical therapy, will participate. Registration is required to attend the event.

Sessions will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. A box lunch will be provided. Students may choose to participate in one of three educational tracks.

Track A is intended for high school students and college freshmen who are exploring a career in an allied health field. This track will introduce participants to the options available to them in the healthcare field, as well as clinical laboratory science and application skills in ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, hot and cold packs, and the use of crutches, canes and gait belts.

Track B is intended for college sophomores and juniors who have decided to enter an allied health profession in the future. Sessions in this track will address HIPAA and patient rights; upper and lower extremity rehabilitation; and the physics of ultrasound and electrical muscle stimulation.

Track C is designed for college juniors and seniors who are completing their undergraduate degrees and have at least 100 observation hours. These students should be in the process of applying for professional graduate studies. Sessions in this track will focus on medical coding, billing and SOAP note writing; medical mysteries; rehabilitation protocols and evaluation processes; muscular and neurological assessments; and tissue healing.

Free parking is available at the Boling University Center, located on Mt. Pelia Road next to the Paul Meek Library.

For more information, contact Dr. Janet Wilbert, co-advisor and associate professor of health and human performance, at 731-881-7339 or by email at



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