MSSD Releases "Step Forward" Pick as Parker University

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Massage School San Diego has named its “step forward” pick of the week as Parker University, following the school’s announcement that it will soon expand its curriculum to offer even more health education options.

As an advocate of healthy living and massage therapy, Massage School San Diego has announced Parker University as its “step forward” pick of the week. MSSD, which helps potential students locate massage therapy schools in San Diego, issues its "step forward" pick to inspirational organizations, breakthroughs, or education in the massage and healthy living spheres.

According to the Dallas Business Journal, Parker University is expanding its curriculum to include even more health-related programs. Parker’s provost Dr. Gery Hochanadel announced this week that by 2017, the school will offer three new programs: an associate of applied science in radiological technology, a bachelor of science in health information management, and a master’s of business administration in health care management. Currently, Parker offers degrees in chiropractic, health and wellness, as well as massage therapy certification.

Parker University, formerly Parker College of Chiropractic, is a chiropractic and massage therapy school located in Dallas, Texas. It was founded in 1982 by Dr. James W Parker, who served as the school’s president until the 1990s. The school offers several wellness centers in the Dallas area where senior-level students provide chiropractic care to real-life clients. There is also an animal clinic on campus to provide students with experience in providing chiropractic care to animals.

The Dallas Business Journal is one of 40 publications of the American City Business Journals group. It was founded in 1977 and is published on a weekly basis, as well as online. Stories in the journal focus on North Texas business events, happenings and news. The paper also offers regular networking and industry events and annually honors standout local businesses and people with spots on its various awards lists, including the Best Places to Work, Women in Business and 40 Under Forty. Its current publisher is Tracy Merzi, and its editor is Lauren Lawley Head.

Dr. Gery Hochanadel was appointed the first-ever provost of Parker University in 2011. He previously served as the vice chancellor of academic affairs for 16 years at Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While there, he helped develop 24 new associate degree programs, 12 bachelor degree programs, four master’s degree programs, and a doctoral program. He holds a doctorate of philosophy in adult and occupational education from Kansas State University, as well as a master degree in education and a bachelor degree in political science from Fort Hays University.

Massage School San Diego has named Parker University as its “step forward” pick of the week, due to its continued efforts to improve and promote the healthy living and massage therapy industries.

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A long-standing resource to the San Diego massage education community, provides guidance and assistance to incoming massage students, incoming attendees, and the massage schools of San Diego themselves. MSSD is also a purveyor of health news, healthy living tips, and healthy eating advice for man and animal alike.

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