Physical therapists today must be more than clinicians with excellent hands-on skills. They must be effective communicators, reflective and analytical professionals, and compassionate and engaged caregivers. Nazareth College’s physical therapy degree program stresses all of these, giving students the knowledge and skills to treat the whole client.
Our D.P.T. program combines classroom studies with hands-on clinical experiences beginning in the first full semester, allowing students to practice skills under the supervision of faculty and community-based physical therapists. These clinical experiences both provide authentic learning environments and supply much-needed services to the community. All students complete a full, two-year research project with a faculty member, and more than 70% of these are accepted for presentation at state and national professional conferences.
Undergrad Admissions Standards: View physical therapy admissions standards.
Education: B.S. Psychology, University of Colorado; M.S. Physical Therapy, University of Miami in Florida; Ph.D. Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University; certified clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS); certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT); Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) from the American Stroke Association; and Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults (CEEAA) from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy
Teaching and Research Interests: Neuromuscular deficits, balance and falls assessment, neurological interventions, and clinical reasoning skills.
Therapy educator, HCR Home Care
“Unique to Nazareth's physical therapy program were the extensive opportunities to work with patients, both on and off campus, alongside faculty who have incredible clinical skills. These helped me to find my passion for neurologic rehabilitation and ultimately achieve my board certification in neurology.”
The Physical Therapy Program at Nazareth College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.