Centers and Outreach
The Waters College of Health Professions houses several centers and outreach programs: Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Waters College of Health Professions Advisement Center, Biodynamics and Human Performance Center, Center for Nursing Scholarship and Research, RiteCare Center for Communication Disorders and Tactical Athlete Initiative.
Magnolia Coastlands AHEC (MCAHEC) is a private, non-profit, community-based organization governed by a Board of Directors. MCAHEC is committed to providing high quality, accessible, educational programs and services designed to meet the specific needs of the health care practitioners, students and health professions’ faculty residing and working in its 39 county service area through community and academic partnerships.
The Waters College of Health Professions Advisement Center provides students housed within the Waters College of Health Professions with academic advisement. The Center assists students with course selection and scheduling, provides major and minor information, provides change of major and/or major application assistance, and verifies/grants approval for transient coursework.
The Biodynamics and Human Performance Center is dedicated to studying the prevention, evaluation and treatment of movement related diseases and injury. The Center is divided into three sections: the Biomechanics Laboratory, the Muscle Performance Laboratory and the Exercise Physiology Laboratory.
The Center for Nursing Scholarship and Research supports research efforts and scholarly activities of School of Nursing faculty, staff and students. The primary functions of the Center are to enhance research productivity and to assist faculty, staff and students in securing external funding to support research endeavors, manuscript production, statistical consultation and faculty research mentoring for faculty success in the scholarship/research mission.
The RiteCare Center for Communication Disorders is a teaching communication disorder center with a mission to enhance the lives of children and adults with communication impairments through excellence in client care, research and education and to provide knowledge, training and relevant practical experiences for developing clinical-fellowship-ready speech-language pathologists.
The Center for Rehabilitation and Independent Living (CRIL) focuses on enhancing community-engaged research and service to the Coastal region while promoting interdisciplinary and cross-campus research within the WCHP. By combining the expertise of faculty in the human movement sciences and clinical rehabilitation, we aim to improve the health and functioning of individuals in the region. The Center emphasizes research and service in the assessment, rehabilitation, and enhancement of human movement across the lifespan.
The Tactical Athlete Initiative mission is to reduce the number of injuries and increase readiness and preparedness of tactical athletes through collaborative partnerships with the military, law enforcement and firefighters. Georgia Southern University seeks to achieve this mission through, Education, Service and Research
Last updated: 8/26/2021