Physical Therapy Program Alumni
"The curriculum prepared me to be able to effectively manage all diagnoses, problems, and issues in the clinic. I feel like I received a comprehensive education and feel fully prepared to be independent in the field."
-- Amanda Kern, DPT Class of 2012
"I think that the service learning experience made me aware of the diverse conditions and set ups that my patients may have. It was very helpful to my clinical thinking because it will be my responsibility to ensure the safety of my patients in any environment."
-- Melinda Cameron Anderson, DPT Class of 2012
"I wanted to take a couple minutes and say thank you Dr. Downey and all of the faculty and staff involved in the DPT program. I received word yesterday of my license approval and oh what a feeling! Now the job hunt is on. Continue providing the guidance and compassion that you shared with our class in general and with me specifically to all the future classes. Please pass on my gratitude to everyone in the department. It's funny to think how in this case it does take a village to create a DPT. You have a wonderful team assembled at Chatham and I hope that Chatham continues to assemble the likes of the current faculty in the future. I'm hoping in the years to come to be able to give back in terms of being a Clinical Instructor and helping with the labs and such during the DPT program."
--C. Bill Goodwin, DPT Class of 2011
"I am so thankful with my decision to come to Chatham for my DPT degree. The timing of the course work with the clinical experiences allows students to fully participate as a true physical therapist in each rotation. I felt confident that I now have the tools to handle any patient case that I encountered. In addition, the faculty are dedicated to each student’s development not only as physical therapists but also as individuals, and they are always available for all questions and concerns. It is clear that they take pride in their roles' as educators. Although it has been a difficult road, I would not choose to go anywhere else if I had to do it over again."
--Lauren Gates, DPT, Class of 2009
"Chatham University has been a valuable and critical component of my professional development. The decision to attend Chatham for physical therapy school is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The faculty has such a strong presence throughout the entire program. They were always available, always willing to spend extra time with students, and genuinely cared about getting to know each of us as individuals. The way in which the program is organized with coursework and clinical education is also unique and extremely beneficial for this type of professional program."
--Julie McDonald, DPT, Class of 2009
"I would like to take a minute to thank the entire faculty at Chatham for the incredible education you gave me! While I did study for the boards, I found most of the questions were about HOW to be a good physical therapist, not WHAT information you have to know to be a physical therapist. There were numerous questions where I could hear you all chanting the correct answer in my head – lessons that were taught that were not in any book! I have always felt that I have a “leg up” on my peers who did not attend Chatham. That’s what happens when you are taught by the best."
--Katy Arthur, Lexington, DPT Class of 2008
"I wanted to take the time to personally thank the physical therapy faculty for your leadership and support during my schooling. I immensely enjoyed being taught by the faculty; you are all excellent professors and have inspired me to continue learning with an open and positive mind. I appreciate all of your hard work – it’s meant so much to me."
--Sara Swan-Frashure, DPT Class of 2008