College of Health and Human Sciences

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Groundbreaking for health sciences building set for Sept. 3

The groundbreaking ceremony for a $46 million, 160,000-square-foot health sciences building – the first facility to be constructed as part of Western Carolina University’s Millennial Initiative – will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, at the construction site off of Little Savannah Road. Parking is not available at the site.
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Recreational therapy students get hands-on with adapted sports

A physical limitation doesn’t have to mean life without competitive and recreational sports, majors in Western Carolina University’s recreational therapy program learned during a workshop in March. A group of about 30 recreational therapy students spent a day on campus learning about adapted sports, which allow individuals with disabilities to participate in traditional sports through modified equipment.