Health campus designed to ‘flip’ student learning

By LENAY RUHL, Staff Writer, Central Penn Business Journal
August 11, 2016 at 3:00 AM

 

PA College of Health Sciences entranceThe Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has moved to a larger campus in Lancaster County that will allow it to attract more students and change the way they learn.

Classes are scheduled to start (the week of August 18th) at the college’s new home at 850 Greenfield Road in the Greenfield Corporate Center in East Lampeter Township.

Fall enrollment numbers will not be released until October, but the school is anticipating its largest student body in its history, according to Stephanie Ellis, a college spokeswoman.

Flipped Classrooms

The school’s new $65 million campus is made up of two buildings – one at 253,000 square feet and a second at 67,000 square feet. Inside each are classrooms, laboratories, offices, dining areas, an auditorium and workout spaces.  (Note: Brubaker Inc. is involved in the plumbing construction on this project.)

The money to build it came as a loan from the college’s corporate parent, Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine.

The new campus carries out the college’s vision for a learner-centered environment. That starts with classrooms designed to deliver education in what is called a “flipped classroom” setting.

 

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