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Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

Transformational Investments

Assemble the smartest and most dedicated people, provide the resources and facilities they need, maintain an extraordinary commitment to what St. Ignatius Loyola called cura personalis, and they will set the world on fire.

With this seemingly simple formula, The University of Scranton has developed into a 21st century living and learning environment.

Leahy Hall, the $47.5 million, eight story home for the undergraduate and graduate departments of exercise science, occupational therapy and physical therapy, has 25 state-of-the-art laboratories, nine traditional and active-learning classrooms, nine group study rooms, more than 50 faculty offices and multiple simulation environments.

The building, which opened in 2015, is designed to facilitate research, expand service-learning projects, and put the best simulation environments, applied-science laboratories, equipment and technology directly in the hands of students and faculty.

Critical Care, Critical Demand

The fields of occupational therapy and physical therapy are among the world’s fastest-growing and in-demand occupations.

Our goal is to prepare compassionate and holistically trained professionals with a solid liberal arts and science foundation that emphasizes evidence-based practice and research. We strive to develop in students a keen sense of ethical responsibility, with sensitivity to global diversity and social justice issues, as they embrace their vocation.

– Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., Former Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies

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