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Indiana University in Bloomington will begin a professional master’s degree program in medical physics in the fall of 2012. The field involves using the concepts and methods of physics to diagnose and treat disease. The new program will include a curriculum in physics, mathematics, chemistry and biomedical sciences, as well as practical courses in radiation therapy physics, diagnostic imaging physics, nuclear medicine and radiation protection physics.

Westview Healthplex Sports Club took over management of the fitness center on the ground floor of the OneAmerica Tower on Sept. 1. Westview, which is an osteopathic hospital and health club near Lafayette Square Mall, will staff the fitness center with fitness coaches, personal trainers and massage therapists.

Harrison College and WGU Indiana have both formed new partnerships for their nursing programs. Harrison, an Indianapolis-based for-profit school, now will work with Community Health Network’s hospital facilities to help train its associate’s degree students. And WGU Indiana, which launched its nursing program in Indiana earlier this year, will train some of its students at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield. WGU Indiana was formed last year by a partnership between the state of Indiana and Western Governors University, an online college for adult learners. Nursing schools are trying to grow in order to turn out enough nurses to replace the wave of baby boomers that is beginning to retire.

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