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Oct
26

Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training

  Article by James Collins  According to the American College of Sports Medicine, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) cardio workouts involve repeated bouts of high intensity followed by various recovery times. HIIT workouts tend to burn more calories per minute than steady state cardio, even after your workouts. This process is called excess post-exercise oxygen […]

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Oct
12

The Nutrition Diagnostics Dietetic Internship Program makes its debut

Story by Kyle DeVries This fall, the Nutrition Diagnostics Dietetic Internship (DI) program made its debut at Cox College. The ten-and-a-half month program prepares students for specialty and advanced practice in Nutrition Diagnostics. Additionally, should a student desire a Master’s degree in Nutrition Diagnostics, one year in the DI program will count as Master’s level […]

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Oct
09

Importance of strength training

Yes, cardio burns calories but so does strength training.  Actually, the calorie burn continues longer after strength training than it does after a cardio workout. The more lean muscle your body has the more calories it burns all day long!  One extra pound of muscle burns 30-50 calories per day and muscle also takes up […]

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Sep
17

New Cox College alumni center to bear the name of one lucky alum

As Cox College’s renovation begins this fall, a new Alumni Center will be created. Thanks to the CoxHealth Foundation, this room will bear the name of one lucky alum.   If you would like the opportunity to have the Alumni Center named for you or your class, the Alumni Room Raffle is your chance. The […]

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Sep
13

Number of male nurses on the rise

Story by Rhonda Amore The nursing profession is experiencing a noticeable demographic shift. Males are becoming nurses at increasing rates as evidenced in top news magazines, including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of male RN’s has increased threefold, rising from 2.7% in 1970 to 9.6% […]

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Sep
07

Marsha Floyd feels blessed to combine two professions she loves; nursing and education

Times certainly have changed since Assistant Professor, Marsha Floyd, began her nursing education at Burge School of Nursing in 1977. As a diploma school, a heavy emphasis was placed on clinical education and students spent 3-4 days per week in the hospital. Most students lived in the dorm where first year students had rooms on […]

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Aug
17

Cox College dual degree program with Drury University

    What does the process of this dual degree program look like? Find out more here!   What are the nursing pre-requisite courses? Find this list here!  

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Aug
07

Cox College felt like home to Fotine Williams

Fotine Williams was born in Rwanda and moved to Springfield, MO when she was 20 years old. She met her husband, Sheldon, at a college Bible study and has been married to him for six years. A self-described people person, Fotine enjoys being around others and is an advocate for the discouraged and lonely; she […]

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