Health e-News

This blog features news, events, student work and activities, faculty research, and more from NYIT’s School of Health Professions. Contact mhaar@nyit.edu for more information.

SOURCE 2024

Event | Apr 26, 2024

This year, the Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) celebrates its 21th anniversary as a student-centered platform for New York Institute of Technology students to showcase their academic excellence. This annual tradition convenes graduate and undergraduate students to showcase their outstanding research and creativity to peers, professors, friends, and family members.


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Community Engagement Day

Event | Apr 10, 2024

At New York Tech, our focus on technology is enhanced by our humanity, our civic-mindedness, and our drive to make the world a better place. Each year we put that spirit into action on Community Engagement Day.
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Student Profile: Charles Siguenza

Profile | Feb 20, 2024

Charles Siguenza first came to New York Tech as an employee at the Adele Smithers Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center. Now working toward his physical therapy degree, he hopes to honor his late father and help change patients’ lives through his work.


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Trends in 2024: Fitness

Feature | Jan 18, 2024

Alexander Rothstein (right) and exercise science students demonstrate VO2 max testing equipment, which measures the maximum rate of oxygen consumed during physical exertion.


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Trends in 2024: Nutrition

Feature | Jan 02, 2024

Mindy Haar, Ph.D., RDN, clinical associate professor and chair of interdisciplinary health sciences, shares her 2024 nutrition predictions.


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NYITCOM and Health Professions Students Present Research

Feature | Dec 19, 2023

Students representing the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the School of Health Professions presented their scholarly research at the Greater New York Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine’s 2023 Annual Fall Meeting, with several securing first-place wins.


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Putting Knowledge and Skill Into Action

Feature | Dec 06, 2023

Faculty and students from schools and colleges across the university come together to address the challenges of people living with Parkinson's disease and autism spectrum disorder, allowing students to grow beyond their traditional career paths.


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“Fall”-ing into a Healthy Lunch Routine

Feature | Sep 11, 2023

As students, faculty, and staff return to campus, nutrition expert Mindy Haar, Ph.D., RDN, shares simple tips and tricks for packing healthy lunches.


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Op-ed: Autism diagnoses are on the rise. School policy must change.

Feature | Sep 05, 2023

A Fortune op-ed by the School of Health Professions’ Alex Lopez, J.D., OT/L, advocates that K-12 schools be required to have occupational therapists or other autism specialists on staff to support students and provide proper intervention.


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School of Health Professions Awarded State Grant to Train Diverse New Yorkers for Healthcare Jobs

Feature | Aug 31, 2023

New York Tech will use a $250,000 grant from the New York State Department of Labor and the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council to train individuals to become healthcare workers prepared to answer Long Island’s need for physical therapy aides, personal trainers, healthcare workers with Spanish language skills, and more.


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