Misericordia University to hold open house for high school students and parents

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DALLAS TWP., Pa. — Misericordia University is holding an open house program on the Back Mountain campus for high school students and their parents on Saturday, Nov. 10. The program offers a tour of the more than 124-acre campus, meetings with Misericordia students, faculty and coaches, as well as information sessions with admissions and financial aid counselors.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the Anderson Sports and Health Center inside the North Gate. A special “Meet the Coaches” session will be available from 9-10 a.m. The open house program runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The schedule includes campus tours, a faculty session and lunch, and meetings with representatives of student services, athletics and financial aid. An informational session also will be available about the Alternative Learner’s Project for students with learning disabilities.

Misericordia University offers a liberal arts curriculum with academic programs leading to bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. The university has more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in full- and part-time academic programs.

The university recently introduced an entry-level occupational therapy doctoral program beginning in the 2019 fall semester in response to the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) mandate that all entry-level practitioners graduating after July 2027 have a doctoral degree.

Misericordia University’s newest doctoral program in the health sciences allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational science in 3½ years before working toward their doctorate in occupational therapy with 2½ years of coursework. By maintaining established academic standards, students automatically matriculate to the graduate portion of the program. Misericordia utilized ACOTE’s entry-level doctorate accreditation standards in the development of the curriculum for the new program.

The university recently added three new academic programs in support of the nation’s growing health care industry. The Medical and Health Humanities program is for students who are interested in the humanities fields, as well as health care and medicine. Misericordia features the region’s only entry-level Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the Bachelor of Health Science with a Specialization in Patient Navigation degree leads to careers in the emergent fields of patient advocacy, health education, wellness and community health.

In addition, a new statistics major is available in the College of Arts and Sciences, featuring specially designed courses in mathematics, computer science and statistics designed to lead students to a variety of career choices in business, industry, government or graduate school.

Prospective students will have an opportunity to tour numerous buildings, including the 40,000-square-foot John J. Passan Hall. Passan Hall houses state-of-the-art simulator laboratories and classrooms in the nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology programs of the College of Health Sciences and Education.

The tours will also offer a look at athletic facilities, including Tambur Field, the home to Cougars Baseball, and John and Mary Metz Field House, adjacent to Manglesdorf Field. Misericordia University is an NCAA Division III school and participates in the MAC Freedom Conference. The university competes in 24 intercollegiate sports, having added men’s volleyball to its roster in 2017.

For more information about the open house or to register, please contact the Misericordia University Admissions Office at (570) 675-4449 or 1-866-262-6363, or by e-mail at admiss@misericordia.edu. Students can also visit Misericordia University online at www.admissions.misericordia.edu/openhouse.

For more information about Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 56 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Colleges. The Princeton Review recognizes MU as a 2019 Best Northeastern College and MONEY Magazine includes Misericordia in its 2018-19 “Best Colleges” list.