Emory & Henry College announces new campus to offer physical therapy education
Education in physical therapist work will soon be coming to Marion, Virginia, with the recent announcement of Emory & Henry College's opening of a healthcare-centered satellite campus in the area.
According to Tri-Cities News, the school collected $200,000 in local grants and plans to house the campus in a 16,000-square-foot building where Smyth County Community Hospital used to stand. The facility will be used to train students in physical therapist work.
“We’re talking about possibly other health-related services that we could bring that would supplement the program and supplement any additional health care needs in the community,” Lindy White, 1992 graduate of Emory & Henry, told the news source. “That’s probably the No. 1 goal, is to make sure that the campus is defined appropriately for the college of health sciences [Emory & Henry's new programs] and to include those things that are closely aligned that’s a good fit with the college of health sciences.”
The physical therapy program alone has already been awarded $100,000 of a $500,000 pledge from the Smyth County Community Foundation.
According to its website, Emory & Henry College is a liberal arts college founded in 1836. The school offers a wide variety of pre-medical programs that include physical therapy and other disciplines.
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