Chatham University

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


Physical Therapy Grand Rounds

" Evaluation and treatment of the Geriatric Patient with neurological impairments in the acute rehabilitation setting " CEU CERTIFICATE for ONE (1) CONTACT HOUR of Direct Access Continuing Education


News Highlights

Eastside Gets Greener!

Really, Chatham Eastside is actually greener thanks to the efforts of DPT student, Jill Claassen. Jill, assisted by Dr. Steve Karas and fellow students Kirby Poisel, Sabrina Evers, and Delila Spahic, applied for and received a Green Fund grant to add plants to the mezzanine level common areas. This is a lovely and healthy addition to our space that helps with air quality for all. The pictures show before (top left) and after. Thank you to the DPT students for a job well done!

Dr. Joe Schreiber Completes 2nd Term as APPT President

Dr. Joe Schreiber, PT Program Director, was recognized and thanked for serving 2 terms as the President of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, a section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He was honored in February at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, TX. In the photo below, APTA Board Member Bob Rowe congratulates Joe during the awards luncheon at the Component Leadership Meeting. Thank you, Dr. Schreiber, for your dedication to and leadership in our profession!

Relay for Life 2017

Thanks to DPT students, the Chatham University PT Program raised $1500 for Relay for Life! This is added to the campus-wide efforts that raised over $10,000!! Thank you to our students and our student coordinators, 2nd year student Meghan Reiser and 1st year student Jennifer Raymond and faculty advisor Dr. Ann Williamson for their efforts.


Class of 2016 Graduates!

On Friday, December 16, 2016, the faculty of Chatham University's DPT Program celebrated our newest colleagues, the Class of 2016. Graduation as usual was a festive event with many family and friends in attendance. New Doctors of Physical Therapy Meghan Mays and Grace Hyland were chosen by their classmates to speak about their experiences and reminisce about their years here at Chatham. Program Director, Dr. Joe Schreiber, also provided final words to the class and encouraged everyone to stay in touch with the program by sharing their successes and considering service through clinical education over the coming years.

Several individuals were recognized with awards at graduation: Jason Chippich, PT received the Clinician-Educator Award; Megan Kenney received the Faculty Commendation Award; Kristina Reeder received the Potential for Professional Excellence Award; and Jana Yoder received both the Potential for Professional Excellence Award and the Peer Recognition award from her classmates. Congratulations to all and welcome to the physical therapy professional community!



The annual student and faculty celebration before second year students leave us until graduation took place on May 31, 2016. Thank you to Dr. Perry for hosting this annual event! Everyone had a great time and we look forward to reports of student successes in the months leading up to graduation!


A belated congratulations to the PT program faculty, staff, and students who joined together to raise funds for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the end of last year. This was the program's first year participating, YET our team came in third for fundraising at Chatham (raising $1500)!! Way to go PTs!! We are grateful to a generous alum (Lindsay Zyra Frank) for donating, and look forward to more alumni participating next year!

DPT Class of 2016 Presents Service Learning Projects

On March 23, 2016, the Class of 2016 presented their service learning projects as part of the Principles of Practice III course. Students participated in at least 15 hours of community service in a variety of settings: Three Rivers Adaptive Sports, Safety for Seniors, and The Woodlands. Congratulations on a jobs well done!

Students participating with Three Rivers Adaptive Sports
Students who volunteered with Safety for Seniors
Students who had service hours with The Woodlands