LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Students at Bellarmine University will soon see expanded health services on campus, thanks to a grant from a local health care provider.

It's a $1.5 million dollar grant from Norton Healthcare, and it will benefit both students and staff.

As Bellarmine University expands, officials with Norton say they want to help support the growing number of students pursuing careers in health care.

The money will be used for a wide range of services. The funds will make it possible for the university to expand its sports medicine program, and make sure sports trainers and doctors are always available to athletes.

The grant also offers continued support for nursing education, and gives a boost to the university's new analytics program.

Some of the money will also go towards the student clinic, allowing it to double in size and serve more students than ever before. "That is significant and important, as it increases our ability to treat routine ailments here on campus, so we can keep our students healthy and focused on learning," said Doris Tegart, Bellarmine University's Interim President.

The grant money will be distributed over five years at $300,000 per year.

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