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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
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DPT Students Travelling to Ecuador

Six students from the Chatham DPT Class of 2015 will be traveling to Ibarra, Ecuador this summer to provide rehabilitation services at the CRECER free clinic (Centro de Rehabilitacion, Educacion, Capacitatcion, Estudios y Recursos). Dr. Sue Perry will be accompanying the students (Ellen Dilts, Elizabeth Mercado, Heeral Vyas, Mackenzie Bowman, Emily Ward, and Laura Thompson) along with OT faculty and students. This is the second year our students have completed this service travel experience.


Integrated Degree Program to Begin in Fall 2015

With the newly formed School of Health Sciences at Chatham University, the Physical Therapy Program announces a new option for admission to the DPT program. Students with a strong interest in physical therapy, who start at Chatham University as undergraduates in Fall 2015 (and have a high school GPA of 3.5, and SAT minimum of 1200 or ACT minimum of 26), may take a prescribed course of study that ensures completion of all of the pre-requisites for admission into the graduate program of physical therapy. If students complete the prescribed curriculum at Chatham with a GPA of 3.5 and successfully complete a program interview, they will be admitted into the program without needing to take the GRE. The Integrated Degree Program still requires 4 years of undergraduate training, but provides a way to guarantee that all prerequisites are completed and simplifies admission into graduate school for physical therapy. The Physical Therapy Program will continue to accept applicants from other institutions as well. See the following for more information about all of the Integrated Degree Programs at Chatham University.


Dr. Pat Downey, Dean of the School of Health Sciences Dr. Joe Schreiber promoted to Physical Therapy Program Director

Effective July 1, 2014, Dr. Downey assumed her new position of Dean of the School of Health Sciences. With these new changes, Chatham sets in motion the transformation that will create a stronger student experience, new faculty opportunities, and closer collaboration between Chatham's graduate and undergraduate program. As part of this process, Dr. Schreiber was promoted to Director of Physical Therapy. In November 2013, Dr. Schreiber was also re-elected to a second term as President of the Section on Pediatrics.


American Physical Therapy Association Neurology Section Honors Dr. Sue Perry

At the 2014 Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, the Neurology Section honored Dr. Susan Perry with the "Service to the Section Award". The purpose of the award is to acknowledge and honor a member of the Neurology Section whose contributions to the Section have been of exceptional value. Dr. Perry has served on a variety of committees, planning teams and advisory groups for the past 17 years, including the elected position of Vice President 2006-2012. Chatham's PT program is very proud of the work she does for the profession.

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