The Whitworth Board of Trustees approved and accepted funding for a new, 38,000 square-foot health science building. The project broke ground in the summer of 2020 on the north side of campus.
"With the opening of the Dana & David Dornsife Health Sciences Building, Whitworth will begin an amazing new chapter in its history," says Provost & Executive Vice President Gregor Thuswaldner. "Providing this exciting space for our new doctoral programs in occupational and physical therapy, as well as our existing master's degree in athletic training program, will give Whitworth's students the opportunity to branch out in much needed health fields."
When it opens in 2022, the building will house the planned doctoral programs in physical and occupational therapy as well as the master's in athletic training program.
The space will include a motion analysis research lab, exercise physiology labs, anatomy labs, simulation labs, dedicated classroom and functional lab spaces to support the unique needs of each of its health programs and a planned interprofessional practice clinic. The new facilities will reflect the institutional commitments to quality, accessibility, environmental sustainability, and faculty, student and staff support.
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