Category: Health Sciences

Health Sciences programs are led by experienced health practitioners and professional educators, and offers a variety of online programs that give many students a jump start with substantial credit for health credentials. Check for stories about exciting ways Excelsior has enabled alumni to achieve their career goals in health care roles.

faculty focus promotional image: Alayna DeFalco

Alayna Defalco is passionate about the exercise science field and educating the public that sustainable physical activity is better than money-making fads and quick fixes that often cause more harm than good. As the instructor of such courses as Human and Animal Interaction in Healthcare, Exercise for Health, and Nutrition for Wellness, she teaches others …

beware of ticks sign in wooded area

When I was told I had Lyme disease, the first question I had was, “Why me?” After all, I’m not the outdoors type; I don’t hike, camp, or anything like that. How did a tick find me? What I soon came to realize is that there were two important factors that made me vulnerable to …

danger tape for lead hazard and workers in white hazmat suits

In December 2017, a federal appeals court, in an unusual move, ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise within one year a nearly 17-year-old standard for dangerous levels of lead. The federal government banned the use of lead paint 40 years ago, but lead paint and its dangers to the brains of growing children …

man in MRI machine

As the weather warms and we get a reprieve from cabin fever, it’s important to stay safe as we take our physical fitness outdoors. One common and preventable injury is concussion, which is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that results from a direct or indirect force sustained to the head or body. Depending on the …

busy mom preparing healthy foods

I often hear from my clients and Health Sciences students that staying on a healthy path is difficult with the fast-paced world in which we live. As a busy working mom of three children under 3 years old (a 3.5-year-old and twin 16-month-olds), I would have to say that time is literally of the essence …

an example of how to do EFT tapping on your hand

When I was in graduate school for social work, every professor without exception emphasized the importance of self-care. I heard time and again that taking time out to relax, exercise – whatever it takes to manage the stress – was critical for success in school. My first thoughts: What time? Where is this magical time …