Cabrini’s well being and train sciences division has vastly advanced over the previous 20 years and is constant to take action with Dr. Maria-Elena Hallion because the Chair.
“For the longest time it’s been simply two school, however lastly we simply added our third school,” Hallion stated. Dr. Gifty Key joins assistant professor, Dr. Anjuli Gairol, who joined Hallion a number of years in the past.
College students interact in interactive, hands-on coursework to organize them for a lot of profession choices referring to well being care, diet, health and rehabilitation, and regardless that that isn’t the case now with the entire COVID-19 mitigations in place, she and all of her school are arduous at work to try to replicate what these college students must get entangled with to get them prepared for his or her most popular profession paths. In Hallion’s time right here, three new majors have additionally been fashioned, that are public well being, diet and well being science, which has opened the doorways for a lot of extra college students which have comparable ambitions as she did when she was of their footwear.
Ever since her days in highschool, Hallion has been fascinated with and has recognized that she was going to do one thing referring to health or some side of human well being. One thing else that basically helped her confidence round this time was that the health business was notably rising and was changing into increasingly more business all through the nation, which meant jobs and curiosity within the area have been quickly rising.
She went on to obtain her bachelor’s diploma in train sciences from West Chester College, a grasp’s diploma in train physiology/cardiac rehabilitation from East Stroudsburg College and doctoral diploma in well being science from Temple College, however even throughout the midst of her educational endeavors, she had no concept the influence she would have on Cabrini’s establishment in years to come back. Previously 22 years that Hallion has been part of the school within the division, the college has seen extra room made for a bigger variety of college students to be concerned in coursework concerning well being and train sciences within the college of Pure Science and Allied Well being.
Within the spring of 1998, after gaining expertise in a handful of associated well being and health jobs, she joined Cabrini and from the beginning she knew it was the setting meant for her. Antoinette Iadarola initially employed her as a health director, and Hallion would function each day within the Dixon Heart, which was completed being constructed per week earlier than she was employed. After a couple of months of getting settled into the college, she was appointed to college and has been right here ever since, whereas on the identical time investing her time in different health-related endeavors. In 2015, she turned the chair of the division.
Her principal pursuit that she’s principally recognized for is childhood weight problems, and it’s a subject she’s been advocating for years. Hallion can be an writer of a quarterly well being column for The File At this time, a publication serving the areas surrounding her hometown of Gibbstown, New Jersey, based on her biography web page on Cabrini’s Web site, and has just lately launched a ebook, Well being Issues, on Barnes and Noble that consists of a group of quite a lot of her newspaper columns from over time. What has really bonded her with this College is that she additionally commits her life to the social justice mission Cabrini continues to uphold, and that her advocacy for social justice can be part of her impactful life that has vastly affected many college students with well being and health ambitions.