PHOTO GALLERY: Gerald L. Francis Center
Elon University's home for the School of Health Sciences opened this month on Haggard Avenue. Take a look at the new facility in an online photo gallery.
The Francis Center houses the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program, which will welcome its inaugural class in January 2013, and it will provide new lab space for other undergraduate programs.
The Francis Center features three classrooms dedicated to the DPT program and two classrooms for the physician assistant program, with three clinical laboratories, five simulation/exam rooms and two observation rooms, an anatomy lab, a biomechanics lab, a human performance lab, an ultrasound lab, a neuroscience lab, an anthropometry lab, an electrophysiology lab, a metabolic lab and an osteology lab.
New teaching and research equipment includes a second Biodex system for campus, a Qualisys gait analysis and rehabilitation system, which includes 12 cameras and a 16-channel wireless EMG system, plus two force plates; and a Robomedica system.