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student using an adaptive bike
August 31, 2023

Pre-occupational therapy is a mouthful. But it’s actually a pretty easy-to-explain pathway to becoming an occupational therapist. First, let’s talk about what it means to be an occupational therapist.  What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is a kind of rehabilitation...

June 26, 2023

Dental care is crucial to the role of overall health and wellness. How hard is it to become a dentist? And should you become one? It takes eight years of schooling for most people to become a dentist — four years of undergraduate school and another four for dental school. All that...

STEM Class
June 2, 2023

The National Science Foundation has awarded Aurora University $1.4 million in funds to help address the nationwide shortage of high-quality teachers in science, technology, engineering, and math, particularly among groups underrepresented in STEM fields. “This is our first National Science...

students using virtual reality headset
May 1, 2023

Aurora University received $955,000 in federal funding to create an Emerging Technologies Learning Lab that will bring to life new learning experiences for students across all disciplines. The funds, which were secured with the assistance of U.S. Congressman Bill Foster, will be used to purchase...

healthcare professionals in the field
March 24, 2023

If you are interested in healthcare — in understanding how the body works and learning about ways to help people who are sick or injured — there are many career paths to consider beyond becoming a doctor.  We need doctors, of course. What would we do without them? But...