Paddle Nation Grant supports Volunteer Water Patrol
Dr. Hugh Gibson, associate professor of kinesiology, is leading a grassroots effort to establish the Volunteer Water Patrol in order to support the Nation Park Service staff and park visitors (with support from the 2014 Paddle Nation Grant from Outdoor Nation to Ozark National Scenic Riverways).
Ozark Scenic and National River and Missouri State University will work together to train future millennial leaders in outdoor recreation while providing enhanced safety and education for visitors of Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The Volunteer Water Patrol will help monitor the river and improve the visitor experience by providing basic information to the more than one million visitors. In addition, these trained volunteers will be on the water passing out water, t-shirts and Leave No Trace information.
College of Health and Human Services
The College of Health and Human Services offers 16 undergraduate and 17 graduate and certificate programs. The academic units in the college include: biomedical sciences; communication sciences and disorders; kinesiology; nursing; physical therapy; physician assistant studies; psychology; public health; social work; and sports medicine and athletic training. Complementing the academic course work in nationally accredited programs are clinical experiences, laboratory and research experiences and internship opportunities. Students receive comprehensive training through interdisciplinary course work, coupled with professional mentoring in the work environment.