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WILLIMANTIC, CT (04/28/2021)– Eastern Connecticut State University’s Department of Health Sciences held its Fifth Annual Health Sciences Awards Ceremony on April 22, 2021. The ceremony combined the years of 2020 and 2021 and inducted 36 students into the Phi Theta Delta Honor Society, awarded 23 teaching assistants and distributed awards based on class.
Among the inductees and awardees was junior Taylor Conklin of Killingworth, who majors in Health Sciences. Conklin is a 2021 inductee.
The goal of Phi Theta Delta is to provide opportunities, workshops, outreach and professional development to promote students’ careers in a variety of health fields. To be eligible, students must major in health sciences, be either a junior or senior, have a minimum of 16 credits within the program and have a major GPA of 3.5.
The Health Sciences Department provides outstanding experiential education to future health professionals to empower them to address current issues in health through education, service, advocacy, research and scholarly activities. A combination of coursework and experiential learning, internships, independent studies and faculty-directed research prepare students for entrance into graduate programs and employment in physical therapy, occupational therapy, public health, nursing and physician assistance.