In June, Ms. Laura Rusnak, MPH, CHES, presented at the American College Health Association’s annual meeting in Boston.
She co-presented “Healthy Campus Course: Using inter-disciplinary education to strengthen ties between faculty and student affairs professionals” with Ms. Jennifer Parker, MS, RD, the coordinator of alcohol and other drug awareness and prevention initiatives at Wellness USF.
During the 1 ½ hour presentation, Ms. Rusnak and Parker described one of many inter-departmental instruction activities taking place via a collaboration between the USF College of Public Health and Wellness USF, a division of student affairs. They illustrated the positive results of inter-professional instruction for public health students and educational partnerships. The session included active learning techniques to connect participants with each other and explore how universities across the country could create connections between faculty and student affairs professionals.
Ms. Rusnak is an Instructor II in the College of Public Health. The Office of Undergraduate Studies is her academic home. USF houses the first accredited college to offer a bachelor of public health degree in Florida. Currently more than 800 students are pursuing their practice, their passion in public health.