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The Alfond Forum

The Harold Alfond Forum, which opened in 2012, includes a 105,000-square-foot athletics complex featuring: an ice hockey rink with 900 seats; a basketball court with 1,200 seats; classroom space; a fitness center; and multi-purpose indoor practice courts that can also be used for performances and other events, with a combined seating capacity of 3,000. It also houses the Athletic Training and Applied Exercise Science programs, which have custom-designed teaching and laboratory spaces.


Entrance to the U N E Harold Alfond Forum

The Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center

The Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center has a presence on UNE's Portland and Biddeford campuses. In Portland, it occupies two floors in the Blewett Science Building, adjacent to skills laboratories and classrooms. In Biddeford, it has dedicated space in the Harold Alfond Forum. 

The center offers three simulation labs with adjoining fully-equipped control rooms, a task training lab and a debriefing classroom. The center also has dedicated space for staff offices, welcoming visitors, and storage. All of the labs are flexible and fully equipped for audiovisual recording, presentations and debriefing. 

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The Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center

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Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education (CECE)

UNE is one of a handful of private universities with a comprehensive health education mission that includes medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, nursing, and an array of allied health profession programs. In UNE’s social work program, you will take part in interprofessional education initiatives that prepare you to work with other aspiring health professional to practice comprehensive and collaborative team-based care. Through service learning and field experiences, you benefit from exercises that also include students from other UNE health discipline programs. 

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WCHP Office of Service Learning

Service learning initiatives connect students, faculty and staff with opportunities to engage in meaningful and mutually beneficial service activities within a variety of community settings.  Service learning instills for students a lifelong commitment towards helping others, while positively impacting individual, family and community health outcomes among populations served. Examples of service learning include working with the homeless population, implementing health fairs and developing age-appropriate recreational activities at a local Boys & Girls Club. 

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WCHP service learning