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Terra State to host third annual Heroes Run

Terra State Community College in partnership with SCHRMA will host the Third Annual Heroes Run Aug. 16 on the campus. Proceeds from the 5K run/walk will go to the Haldon Dodway Veterans Scholarship Fund to assist veterans at Terra State.

Pre-registration fee is $10 for ages 10 and up and $5 for those under 10. Deadline to pre-register is July 28. Cash or make checks payable to the Terra College Foundation. Run day registration begins at 8 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

There will be overall male and female winners as well as top three male and female finishers in each age category. Age categories range from 9 and under to 70 and over.Vendors will be on campus selling shirts, beverages and food. Goodie bags will be given to the first 200 registrants.

For more information, contact Joyce Spencer at 419-559-2348, Jacque Dodway Foos at 419-559-2370, or John Tooson at 419-349-2664.

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Terra State PTA program earns accreditation

Assistant Professor Bruce Wassung and a PTA student practice a technique in the lab

Terra State Community College recently received official word that its Physical Therapist Assistant program has been granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

“CAPTE granted a full five-year accreditation to Terra State, the maximum length awarded to any new PTA program,” said Bruce Wassung, PTA, MSPH, Assistant Professor and Director of Physical Therapist Assistant Program. “We are excited for our students and the patients and communities they will soon serve.”

Accreditation is important to students considering a career as a PTA, according to Wassung, because it helps assure the quality and consistency of the student’s classroom and clinical educational experiences. It is also very important to consumers of physical therapy services because it helps ensure that our patients are cared for by clinicians with the appropriate knowledge, skill and behaviors to meet the public’s expectations.

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Terra State unveils five new fully-online degrees

No longer will distance and time constraints hinder the ability to earn an associate degree at Terra State Community College.

The College has just unveiled five new, fully-online degrees: Associate of Science-General Transfer, Associate of Arts-General Transfer, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration and Technology Management.

“eDegrees are a convenient way for students to complete their degree while balancing their busy lives.  More and more students are requesting this option,” said Dr. Cory Stine, Dean of Enrollment Services. “Too often people think they cannot go back to school because of their jobs or children or community obligations; but completing a degree online allows students to work at a pace that fits into their schedules.”

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