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The College of Health is among the largest of the colleges and schools at the University with 2,500 undergraduates and 600 graduate students. Degree options include 18 BA/BS degree emphases, 16 master’s degree programs, three clinical doctorates, and five PhD programs. This combination of graduate degrees, professional programs, and undergraduate majors uniquely positions the College to contribute to the clinical and research missions of University of Utah Health and high impact educational practices on the main campus.

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On the road to Olympic gold

Lyndsay.jpegAlumna Lyndsay Young, class of 2014, PT, DPT, ATC, a resident of Park City, is physical therapist/athletic trainer for the U.S. Ski Team's top gold medal hopeful, Mikaela Shiffrin.

Lyndsay was part of the team that helped Mikaela of Vail, Colo., win the 2017 FIS World Cup overall title. It was a historic moment in ski racing. Only four other Americans have won the title since its inception in 1967: Phil Mahre, Tamara McKinney, Bode Miller, and Lindsey Vonn. Among that group, only Vonn has won more races – one more – to claim the title.

Lyndsay, Mikaela, and the rest of the U.S. team have been focused on World Cup races since the end of October. Now, their attention has shifted to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The College of Health is following them through an extraordinary racing season. 

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A profile of Lyndsay

Lyndsay in the Salt Lake Tribune

Lyndsay's Instragram page

Watch Mikaela's Super Bowl ad

A mental performance coach's perspective from the Olympics

Nick Galli, an assistant professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation, is in South Korea working with U.S. speed skaters during the Olympics. He holds a PhD in the psychosocial aspects of sport from the University of Utah. As a mental performance coach, he has worked with individual athletes, coaches, and teams across a spectrum of sports and ages. Over the course of the Games, he'll share his experience.

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 The Olympic edition of The Bulletin

Plus: An overview of research at the College of Health; Connect2Health to formally join CoH; first group of graduates in Recreational Therapy reflects on its inaugural program; good jobs forecast for occupational therapists; and help Parks, Recreation, and Tourism celebrate its 50th year at the University of Utah.

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Keeping Your Resolutions
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Keeping Your Resolutions

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