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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 [...]

Student PTA Club Soup for Soles 2022 event
October 10, 2022

Student PTA Club Hurricane Ian Relief Project

Help out with hurricane relief!

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on Wednesday, September 28, as a Category 4 storm. Florida residents are in need of cleaning supplies to help make their homes livable again.

The Finlandia PTA club is collecting cleaning supplies now through October 17 to donate to people affected by Hurricane Ian and is asking supporters to offer what they can to the project.

Cleaning supplies can be brought to Sami Dowling, PTA instructor, at Hirvonen Hall Room 302D (third [...]

Parade of Nations
September 22, 2022

Parade of Nations 2022 | Photo Gallery

Check out some of our favorite moments from the Parade of Nations on Saturday, September 17!

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Hirvonen Hancock Alumni Class Photo
July 26, 2022

Grand opening of Hirvonen Hall | Photo Gallery

On Saturday, July 23, dozens of Hancock Central High School alumni gathered on the steps of Hirvonen Hall for an all-class photo at the building’s grand reopening ceremony. The former Hancock Public Schools building now serves as the proud home of Finlandia’s professionally accredited health sciences offerings.

Following the class photo, Finlandia President Tim Pinnow greeted those in attendance:

“On behalf of Finlandia University, welcome home. We hope you like what we’ve done with the place.”[…]

Hirvonen Open House Grand Opening
July 26, 2022

Campus meets community: The grand opening of Hirvonen Hall

Mike Lahti cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Hirvonen Hall.

On Saturday, July 23, dozens of Hancock Central High School alumni gathered on the steps of Hirvonen Hall for an all-class photo at the building’s grand reopening ceremony. The former Hancock Public Schools building now serves as the proud home of Finlandia’s professionally accredited health sciences offerings.

Following the class photo, Finlandia President Tim Pinnow greeted those in attendance:

“On behalf of Finlandia University, welcome home. We hope you [...]

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 [...]

2022 Portage Health Foundation Logo
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.

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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 Massage
March 24, 2022

PTA Club invites students, employees to Massage by Donation April 5

Massage by Donation is April 5!

Recently announced by FinnU Student PTA Club Advisor Sami Dowling, this year’s Massage by Donation event will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Massage by Donation is both a fundraiser and an experiential learning opportunity for FinnU students. Money raised through the fundraiser will fund additional PTA Club events in the future while the students of PTA 235 Massage and Patient Handling [...]