Joshua Skurnik (SCUR-nic) has more from Jefferson City.
MU School of Health Professions Dean Richard Oliver says an increase of retirement has left a shortage of physical and occupational therapists in rural Missouri, and says he is going ahead with a plan to increase their numbers.
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Oliver says MU will provide the course work and core faculty to the community colleges.
Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Joshua Skurnik.