Quick Facts: center for rehabilitation education

Nov 14, 2013

Total Square Footage: 116,340

Number of Floors: Eight (plus lower level) 

Project Cost: $47.5 million

Academic Departments Housed in Center: Exercise Science, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy.

Laboratories: 25

Classrooms: 9 (three traditional classrooms accommodates between 36 to 60 students; six active learning classrooms)

Group study/conference rooms: 10

Faculty offices: 56

Simulation environments: Assisted Daily Living “Easy Street” neighborhood with apartment, garage and grocery store; hospital patient rooms for acute and long-term care

Additional areas: Forum accommodating 260 guests; food service seating area; green roof

Doctoral Programs Offered at Scranton: one, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT)

“Green” Construction: Designed for LEED certification

Architect: Hemmler +Camayd and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, assisted by Higher Education Research Associates (HERA)

Construction Manager: The Quandel Group Inc., Scranton

Groundbreaking: Nov. 14, 2013

Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2015


Floor Highlights:

Lower level – Exercise science human motion and ergonomics laboratory, strength laboratory; connection to Leahy Community Health and Family Center.

First floor: Entrance lobby connecting center with McGurrin Hall; YWCA history exhibit; café and seating area; pediatric laboratories; active learning classroom.

Second floor: Forum, Assisted Daily Living “Easy Street” neighborhood simulation; Panuska College of Professional Studies Dean’s Office; classroom.

Third floor: Vision research laboratory; physical rehabilitation laboratory; student group study room; faculty offices.

Fourth floor: Green roof and outdoor patio; activity analysis laboratory; active learning classrooms; faculty offices.

Upper floors (fifth to eighth floors): hospital patient simulation rooms; rehabilitation laboratory; neurology laboratory, exercise physiology laboratory, human anatomy laboratory; community health education laboratory; active learning classrooms; research laboratories; faculty offices.

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