Shenandoah University has been named to Virginia Living’s Top High Schools and Colleges list for the second year in a row.
As part of the magazine’s State of Education 2014, a special bound-in supplement in the October issue, Shenandoah is honored in the Performing Arts category for its Performing Arts Medicine graduate certificate program.
In 2013, the university’s pharmacogenomics and music production & recording technology programs were honored in the Science, Math and Technology category and the university’s partnership with Inova Health System was featured in the Co-Ops and Partnerships category.
Virginia Living’s Top High Schools and Colleges 2014, published in early September, recognizes innovation and excellence in secondary and higher education in the Commonwealth across five categories: Arts & Humanities; Science, Math & Technology; Capital Improvements; Performing Arts; and Health & Medicine.
Shenandoah’s graduate Performing Arts Medicine certificate program was highlighted because of its innovative approach to educating health care professionals and performing arts educators on the prevention, assessment and management of injuries and disorders specific to dancers, theatre artists and musicians, in addition to its clinical research to determine best practices.
This graduate certificate program prepares students to develop injury prevention techniques, teaching practices, assessment and treatment strategies to enhance and potentially prolong the career of a performing artist.