Salus University has recently released plans for upcoming semesters, signaling a more traditional Fall 2021 semester with in-person learning, labs, and clinical facilities for all programs more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic drove students to online learning.
For the summer semester, many didactic classes will continue online with some programs offering in-person or hybrid classes. All labs and clinics will be held on campus or in one of the University’s four local clinical facilities.
The Office of Admissions at Salus is currently offering a series of webinars for new students, featuring information about financial aid, student engagement, local housing, and the opportunity to hear frequently asked questions answered by current graduate students.
Additionally, several program directors will host virtual chats to help answer questions from new and returning students. Plans for a hybrid orientation program are also underway for the upcoming fall semester to offer students maximum flexibility. Visit the University’s events calendar at www.salus.edu/events for more information.
Looking ahead to the fall semester, the University will continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines, as well as monitor the conditions at the University, requiring face masks, physical distancing, and adherence to other COVID-19 protocols.
University officials are also strongly encouraging all members of the Salus community to get vaccinated, hoping faculty, staff and students will lead the way on vaccine uptake. Updates to safety protocols will be announced on the Salus COVID-19 webpage www.salus.edu/COVID-19 and by University President Dr. Michael H. Mittelman.
“With everyone’s health and safety in mind as we prepare for the fall semester, we will proceed in a conscientious manner that does not place any members of our community at risk,” Dr. Mittelman said. “We will adapt and keep you informed as things continue to evolve. As healthcare professionals, we have a responsibility to set the example by getting vaccinated. Thus, I strongly encourage all members of the University community to get the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Optimistic for a return to more normal operations in the fall semester, Dr. Mittelman is eager to greet the next generation of aspiring healthcare professionals.
“As the newest members of our SALUS STRONG community, we cannot thank you enough for your understanding and resiliency as we work to ensure your educational experience here is nothing short of fantastic,” he said. “Welcome to Salus University. I look forward to personally meeting each of you in the fall.”
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About Salus University
Salus University, founded as the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1919, today is a diversified, globally recognized professional academic center of learning that offers a wide range of degree programs in the professions of Optometry, Audiology, Physician Assistant, Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Biomedicine, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology.
Salus operates four clinical facilities in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties that provide highly specialized vision, hearing and balance, speech-language pathology services, and occupational therapy. The University has more than 1,200 students, and more than 14,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, please visit www.salus.edu.