Health & P.E.
|Title of Presentation(s)||Grade Range|
|I Want to Be a Nurse When I Grow Up
Registered nurse Cheryl Green offers students a hands-on overview of what nurses do in a variety of health care settings. She will arrive in class in a nursing uniform. Students will be able to handle physical assessment devices and instruments, some of which they have never seen before (such as suction catheters and pulse oximetry devices).
|What Do Nurses Do? Understanding the Purpose of Health Assessments and Interventions Provided by Registered Nurses within Health Care Settings.
Registered nurse Cheryl Green offers students a hands-on overview of what nurses do in a variety of health care settings. Students will be able to handle physical assessment devices and instruments, some of which they have never seen before (such as suction catheters and a pulse oximetry device). A sample-evolving case study will be reviewed with the students to support application to practice and the practical use in the clinical setting, of the instruments and devices handled in class. Students will gain a deeper appreciation of the nursing profession and the degree of autonomy the nurse has within the health care environment as a provider of care to patients and their families.
|Changing Lives Through Recreation and Leisure
Leisure, (free time) is a very important element of our lives. Dr. Lee J. deLisle will help students learn how different people around the world use their free time and discuss how we use our free time and what is says about each of us. Students will also learn about the many possibilities that free time gives us to enjoy recreational activities.
|Having Fun at Work!
Imagine if your favorite activity was also your job. Whether it is sports or music or helping others to discover their own favorite activities, there are ways of turning your passion into a profession. Dr. Lee J. deLisle will help students explore the many jobs that are a part of the leisure service industry and what it takes to become a professional service provider.
|Sports for All Abilities!
Recreational Therapist, Dr. MaryJo Archambault, will provide students with an opportunity to play wheelchair basketball. Students will learn how to maneuver a wheelchair, dribble, pass and even shoot a basket from their chair. Students will gain a deeper appreciation of adapted sports and an appreciation of individuals with different abilities.
|Recreation as Medicine
Recreational Therapist, Dr. MaryJo Archambault, will explain the role of a recreational therapist in a variety of healthcare settings. Students will participate in a variety of activities and will discover the benefits of participation. Students will learn how recreation can bring positive changes to individuals in clinical and psychiatric settings.
|Exercise is Medicine! From Strength Coaches to Physical Therapists to Researchers…That’s an Exercise Scientist.
Nutritional Physiologist William Lunn, Biomechanist Robert Gregory, Exercise Physiologist Robert Axtell, and Physical Therapist Marc Robertson demonstrate the many career opportunities in Exercise Science. Students will see and hear examples of how learning about the science of the human body can prepare for a career in physical therapy, medicine, sport nutrition research, biomechanics, cardiac rehabilitation, and training athletes.
|Relax - You can Handle Life Challenges!
Professor Doris M. Marino will present two methods of relaxation. One will be mindfulness and the second breathing to relax and concentrate. These methods will help students to handle daily life stress.
NOTE: Teacher must be present in class during visiting scholar presentation. Presentations are subject to scholar availability. Any specific needs (media projectors, open tables, sink, etc.) for presentations must be available in the classroom. Specific needs will be provided to teachers prior to scheduling. Redundant presentation in a morning or afternoon are possible if there is an interest from the school and faculty time is available.