The new Thomas R. McLean Health Sciences Building will provide 34,000 square feet of academic program space. It will be built near the existing Physician Assistant facilities at the south end of campus, while also linking the area back to the core of campus. The two-story, glass-walled lounge on the building’s south side will be an architecturally striking feature that will play a significant role in shaping visitors’ first impressions as they enter the University’s main entrance.
The McLean Health Sciences Building will house the proposed Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs, and the current Athletic Training and Applied Exercise Science programs.The building will include offices, classrooms, mock clinical areas, laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, and an adaptive living apartment for training. The facility will also be used for research and to provide services that will optimize performance and reduce risks for athletes in the community.
The McLean Health Sciences Building will expand the academic space of the School of Health Sciences which includes a variety of undergraduate degree programs within various health care related fields, including Applied Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Health Care Administration, and Professional Nursing Studies. In addition, the Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies is also included within the school.
The proposed Doctor of Physical Therapy program is currently in the planning stages. The first class of DPT students is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2015, when the doors of the new McLean Health Sciences Building are opened. Next on the horizon is the proposed Master of Occupational Therapy program targeted for opening in 2016.
Naming Opportunities are available for the McLean Health Sciences Building.
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