Elon’s three-year, full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy program emphasizes a patient-centered approach to the profession. The program, which begins in January, immerses students in science and research while teaching them the value of respect and communication. Forty-eight weeks of hands-on clinical practicums reinforce the solid academics taught in the classroom. One hundred percent of Elon DPT students find employment after graduation.
Forty-six students received their doctor of physical therapy degrees at a commencement ceremony in McCrary Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.
Student research poster presentations showcased the Department of Physical Therapy-Athletics Department collaboration by sharing findings on Wednesday November 28th, highlighting points that will help coaches, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches prevent injuries and improve performance.
Among the attendees at the annual conference was Kaylee Pobocik, a member of the Class of 2019 who was nominated for the director of membership on the APTA's National Student Board of Directors.
Shefali Christopher, assistant professor of physical therapy education, worked with the athletes at the World Parathriathlon Championship in Iseo, Italy.
Assistant Professor Melissa Scales was joined by four students in the Physician Assistant Studies program in Belize, where they worked with Hillside Health Care International.
The July 12 ceremony commemorated the lives and contributions of the program’s first nine anatomical donors.