Each semester, a local orthopedic surgeon comes to Roanoke and performs a joint dissection with the students. The surgeon and students together, conduct a dissection on a cadaver done in our own Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab. During the dissection process, questions and discussion on the movements and responsibility of the areas they are analyzing and its material are highly encouraged. This valuable resource enables students to relate class material to a more hands-on, practical setting.
"We want to show students that they don't have to hit the treadmill, that they can play rec basketball and soccer. We provide all the equipment, so they just basically have to have athletic shoes and shorts, like showing up for P.E. class," says Ryberg.