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Yoga By Donation - FinnU Student PTA Club - Omega House - 2023
January 19, 2023

Find your inner chi at Yoga by Donation on Saturday, Jan. 21

This Saturday, Finlandia University’s Student PTA Club is hosting Yoga by Donation, an annual event to benefit Omega House. Find your inner chi, challenge your focus, and enjoy meditative and stretching techniques taught by Danielle Foertsch Newman, an instructor from PTA Joint Mobility Class 2022

October 21, 2022

Finlandia Fridays explore PTA Program

The need for skilled rehabilitation services is at an all-time high. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare-related jobs are projected to grow faster than the average for jobs in all fields over the next 10 years. 

Offering the only Physical Therapist Assistant program in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Finlandia University is here to prepare students for meaningful and rewarding careers in physical therapy. With a fully equipped lab, and boasting a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Finlandia’s PTA program focuses [...]

Students in PTA 101 gaining hands-on experience in the examination of knee
October 18, 2022

First-year PTA students gain valuable experience

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Finlandia University is the only PTA program in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. With a fully equipped PTA lab focusing on hands-on learning, students are provided the opportunity to gain experience in class sessions that you would normally only see in a clinical setting. 

Boasting a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio, FinnU’s PTA program ensures each student is taught using proper techniques and form when working with patients. For students in PTA 101, a first-year class [...]

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October 5, 2022

Small class sizes promote experiential learning and quality internships at Finlandia’s International School of Business

Copper Country’s 1 Million Cups (1MC) allows entrepreneurs to share business ideas and get feedback before, during and after launch. 1MC community organizers like Kevin Manninen, dean of Finlandia’s International School of Business (ISB) and associate professor of Management & Marketing, offer valuable advice to presenters at these one-of-a-kind networking events. In turn, Finlandia business students benefit from the context and curricula shared by Manninen through an experiential approach and quality internship opportunities.

In addition to Manninen’s work [...]

University HQ 2022 Best Bachelor's Degrees in Michigan
May 20, 2022

FinnU named to Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges

Finlandia University was recently named among the best for bachelor’s degrees in the State of Michigan in 2022 by University Headquarters.

Among the most important factors in the ranking system of University HQ is accreditation and the Higher Learning Commission provides that to Finlandia University with institutional accreditation. Physical Therapy Assistant and Nursing programs at Finlandia are also accredited. This is factored into ranking in addition to admission and retention rates, tuition costs, degree options and graduation rates. As a [...]

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April 7, 2022

Applications now open for 2022-23 Portage Health Foundation Scholarship at Finlandia University

Applications are now being accepted for the Portage Health Foundation Scholarship opportunity to Finlandia University students studying healthcare and coming from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties. The scholarship can be awarded to the same person for up to four years.

This scholarship is open to returning and incoming FinnU students.

Apply Now

If you would like to fill out a paper application instead, you can find that here:

Portage Health Foundation Finlandia Scholarship Application 2022

Portage Health Foundation Scholarship Eligibility Requirements origin [...]

PTA Club Soup for Soles
March 11, 2022

Student PTA Club President presents March 12 fundraiser Soup for Soles

In this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, Student PTA Club President Tabin Filizetti joins the show to talk about Soup for Soles. The PTA Club fundraiser, being held tomorrow, March 12 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center, aims to provide shoes to local children in need and donate proceeds to the national non-profit organization Shoes4Kids.

“We’re selling tickets right now or you can buy tickets at the door,” Filizetti said. “Soup for Soles is the [...]

PTA Club Corn Hole Contest
February 14, 2022

FinnU Student PTA Club raising money for local causes

Student PTA Club “Shut Your Pie Hole” Contest.

The revival of the Student PTA Club at Finlandia University has brought a number of charitable events to campus since its reboot last fall. Led by club advisor and PTA Instructor Sami Dowling (’10), the student organization is ramping up its efforts this semester through two fundraisers, a February can drive and a March event called Soup for Soles.

The can and bottle drive runs Feb. 14 – Feb. 18, raising [...]

Sami Dowling
December 3, 2021

Finlandia Fridays meet up with instructor Sami Dowling (’10) to discuss PTA Program and Club

This week, Finlandia Fridays welcome to the show PTA Program Instructor Sami Dowling (’10) to talk about Finlandia’s PTA Program and the newly revitalized PTA Club for students. Dowling shares her journey as a FinnU student, what inspired her to become a PTA as well as her journey back to Finlandia as an instructor.

“The beautiful thing about Finlandia is that it’s like a family. I’m still in touch with my instructors from when I was in the program. [...]

PTA 2+2
February 14, 2020

FinnU’s New 2+2 PTA Program

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers is joined by senior Jayson Dahlquist and administrative coordinator for clinical education, Nicole Polakowski. The group discussed the new PTA 2+2 program that allows students to receive their associate’s degree in PTA and continue on to receive their bachelor’s in Liberal Studies. With this program students the opportunity to move on a Doctor of Physical Therapy program if they choose.

“The 2+2 came about because of students like [...]