Bellarmine expands

Building to house health science programs

Facility at 1961 Bishop Lane is about two miles from school’s Newburg Road campus

As a result of rapid growth in enrollment and in Bellarmine University’s health science programs, the university has developed a new facility on Bishop Lane near Bellarmine’s Newburg Road campus.

The building, at 1961 Bishop Lane, houses the university’s respiratory therapy and exercise science programs and lies two miles from the main campus. “We are excited to occupy such a beautiful space that helps us fulfill our Vision 2020 growth goals,” said Dr. Doris Tegart, Bellarmine’s provost.

“This is definitely a tribute to the strategic growth strategies from the leadership, students and faculty in the Donna and Allen Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences.”

The new space has been renovated to offer classroom and lab space as well as a student lounge. It is connected to the main Bellarmine campus by a shuttle service that runs throughout the day.

The building was renovated for Bellarmine’s use by the Flynn Group, and the university is leasing the property from a Flynn Group affiliate.

Dr. Kent Brown, chairman of Bellarmine’s exercise science program, said the new space provides a great atmosphere for learning.

“The best part is the new ‘super-sized’ Bellarmine University Movement Sciences and Human Performance Laboratory,” he said. “This new lab gives us the opportunity to perform student learning and research-related activities we never had room to do before.”

The laboratory features a hydrostatic weighing tank, weight equipment and an indoor track.

Dr. Christy Kane, chair of the respiratory therapy program, also praised the new space.

“The respiratory therapy laboratory in the Flynn Building is a well-designed space that houses fully updated equipment for breathing simulation, pulmonary function and pulmonary support and monitoring,” she said. “This facility is on full par with advanced training baccalaureate programs nationally, and our students and the patients they care for in the future will benefit.”

(The Record 2.16.12)

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