Institutes, Clinics, and Outreach Programs
The College of Natural and Health Sciences includes a number of institutes, clinics, and outreach programs that support a variety of teaching, scholarly, and service activities:
The MAST Institute is committed to equitable and systemic reform in the teaching and learning of science, mathematics and technology education and provides leadership and coordination for projects and programs to improve mathematics and science education, within the University, the State and nationally.
The Mathematics Teacher Leadership Center, an integrated partnership of the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Wyoming and Colorado and Wyoming school districts, serves the mathematical community by seeking to improve mathematics achievement in middle, secondary, and post-secondary education in Colorado and Wyoming. By weaving together existing and new research, teacher expertise, and culturally responsive professional development, we are developing and offering a virtual master’s degree program for secondary teachers and a mathematics teacher-leader program for 4th through 12th grade teachers. The Math TLC researches the impact of the initiative on the teacher-participants and their students' achievement and the teacher educators. Funding for the Math TLC comes primarily from a five year, $5,000,000 National Science Funded math and Science Partnership grant awarded in 2008.
The National Institute for Nursing Education and Scholarship is dedicated to addressing state and national priorities within Nursing Education. The mission of the NINES is to impact and facilitate scholarly resources and leadership for effective, high quality nurse-educator workforce in the 21st Century. Institute projects currently involve addressing best practices for health professions education, nursing faculty capacity models and novel curriculum approaches to the education of nurses in the U.S.
The Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute is committed to improving the quality of life of cancer patients through prescriptive exercise rehabilitation. The Institute specializes in clinical services, clinical and basic research, and education on cancer treatment-related symptoms.
The University of Northern Colorado Sport Marketing Research Institute (SMRI) aims to enrich the learning experience of graduate students studying sport administration by conducting field research for sport enterprises that wish to better understand how its presence affects our community. Toward this end, the SMRI provides high quality research opportunities for both graduate students preparing for careers in sport management and organizations interested in the business of sport.
The Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Clinic provides a variety of diagnostic and rehabilitative services to individuals with speech, language, hearing, and/or balance difficulties.
Through the MAST Hotline, Colorado and Wyoming educators can have their math and science teaching questions answered and access free resources.
The mission of RSVP is to invite adults age 55 and over to use their life experience, wisdom, and skills to answer the call of their neighbors in need, and in doing so, improve the quality of life for both volunteer and community.