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UM Launches Two New Online Master’s Degree Programs

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UOnline_cmykCORAL GABLES, Fla. (September 26, 2014) – The University of Miami is now registering students for two new, fully online degree programs: a Master’s in Finance and a Master’s in Sport Administration. Both programs will begin classes in January 2015. The programs are among the University of Miami’s innovative efforts to respond to the evolving needs of today’s students and working professionals.

“Online learning is part of UM’s strategic plan to expand access to our renowned faculty and educational programs and the ’Canes family,” said Thomas J. LeBlanc, UM’s executive vice president and provost.

The Online Master’s in Finance program is designed for working professionals in the field, as well as those with other backgrounds. Offering access to the same renowned School of Business Administration faculty as the campus program, it focuses on real-world business challenges with two tracks of study: Corporate Finance and Financial Decision-Making. Students can complete this accelerated program in about 16 months and earn certificates in each track as they progress.

The Online Master’s in Sport Administration program, offered by the School of Education and Human Development, positions graduates for career advancement in a range of fields, from sport communications and law to professional athletics administration. Students can complete the practitioner-focused program online in 20 months, taking courses that cover leadership, globalization, sponsorships, marketing, fiscal management, and law.

To learn more about these programs, visit online.miami.edu or call 800-411-2290. For all of UM’s online offerings, visit the Division of Continuing and International Education website at www.continue.miami.edu.

UM will manage these online programs with support from Laureate Partners, a unit of Laureate Education that offers universities a customized approach to expand their reach online, on-ground, and around the world. Courses will begin in January, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.



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UM and Melissa Institute Present Inaugural Conference October 3 on Preventing Aggression and Bullying in School and Community

CORAL GABLES, Fla.  (September 11, 2014)—It is estimated that about 60 percent of 4th to 8th graders are the victims of bullying. Studies show that the consequences of this abuse can psychologically affect victims until middle age, with higher levels of depression, anxiety, and suicide.

An important inaugural conference will be held Friday, October 3, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Newman Alumni Center on the Coral Gables campus to discuss ways to prevent and help victims and their families deal with the aftermath of bullying incidents. The conference is co-sponsored by UM’s School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) and the Melissa Institute, a nonprofit organization housed within SEHD that is dedicated to preventing violence and promoting safer communities.

Titled “Preventing Aggression and Bullying in School and Community: Multi-Systemic Approaches,” the conference will bring together professionals in the field, including Isaac Prilleltensky, SEHD dean, Judy Schaechter, interim chair of pediatrics at the  Miller School of Medicine, Daniel Santisteban, a clinical psychologist and professor at SEHD, and  Debra Pepler, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario. Pepler is the keynote speaker.

Open to the general public, the event is complimentary for UM faculty and students. The registration fee is $25, with proceeds benefitting The Melissa Institute.  For more information call 305-284-2930. To register online go to: www.MelissaInstitute.org.

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A Role Model for College-Bound Kids Turns the Tables

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A Role Model for College-Bound Kids Turns the Tables

Breakthrough-MiamiCORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 24, 2014)—For six weeks, ninth graders participating in Breakthrough Miami College Bound on the Gables campus attended classes and listened to program organizers and instructors tout the benefits of higher education. But last Wednesday the students got a shining example of what a college degree can help one accomplish when Sergio M. Gonzalez, the University of Miami’s senior vice president for University Advancement and External Affairs, spoke to them at the Whitten Learning Center. A Breakthrough Miami board member who holds both an undergraduate and law degree, Gonzalez discussed the importance of a college education. He also told parents of the students how much he is inspired by their children.

Breakthrough Miami College Bound is an academic enrichment program that encourages students from underserved communities to graduate from high school and attend college, exposing them to coursework in a university setting. UM’s School of Education and Human Development is a partner in the initiative.

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UM Launches Master’s in Nutrition for Health and Human Performance

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 8, 2014)—Most Americans are keenly aware that a combination of daily exercise and proper nutrition is the only road to a healthier life. To help support this trend, the School of Education and Human Development (SOEHD) is launching a Master’s in Nutrition for Health and Human Performance to optimize personal health, maximize the quality of life, and foster peak athletic performance.

Formally launching in the fall of 2014, the master’s program has one comprehensive track that incorporates nutrition for health and human performance, including pertinent biochemistry, human biology, and exercise physiology. Arlette Perry, chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Sports Sciences, said that the master’s program took two years to put together and get approved. It came at the urging of many in SOEHD who saw the need for it.

“What makes this program unique is that it combines nutrition with exercise physiology,” said Perry. “We now know that these two are inextricably linked.”

The program should attract students who wish to become licensed nutritionists, medical doctors, physician assistants, wellness directors, physical therapists, and others in the health field. Students in the program are required to take courses that include: Nutrition and Health Issues across the Life Cycle, Clinical Aspects of Exercise Programming, and Cardiovascular Programming and Testing. Courses also will span a host of contemporary issues in nutrition, including medical nutritional therapy, integrative and functional medicine, and the use of supplements for human performance.

Students who wish to be certified as a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LD/N), as approved by the Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council, will be expected to complete 900 hours in clinical, community, and food service. Training locations will include sports performance and sports medicine and sports training facilities; athletic departments and teams; culinary and garden-to- classroom programs; rehabilitation, preventive and wellness centers; nonprofits and community-based programs.

“What sets us apart is we have an entire kinesiology and nutrition program that is applied and centered on complementary lifestyle components,” said Wesley Smith, director of the nutrition for health and human performance graduate degree program, and the physiology undergraduate program. “The program is designed to optimize health in clinical settings, as well as to focus on elements of nutritional biochemistry that help athletes perform their best while reducing vulnerability to injury and illness.”

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Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Inspires Ninth Graders to Find Their Passion

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Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Inspires Ninth Graders to Find Their Passion

By Robert C. Jones Jr.
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At UM's Whitten Learning Center, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen greets one of the more than 130 students participating in Breakthrough Miami College Bound.

At UM’s Whitten Learning Center, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen greets one of the more than 130 students participating in Breakthrough Miami College Bound.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 7, 2014) – A former teacher who once took the advice of a parent and ran for elected office, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told a group of ninth-grade students on the University of Miami campus Monday that Congress should mirror the racial and ethnic diversity of the nation and urged the youngsters to consider entering the political arena after college to help solve problems. Read the full story

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