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.
The associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education was awarded a $27,154 grant from Omron Medical in Japan to study the effects of microtens and acute pain at the elbow, knee or ankle.
Elon's Doctor of Physical Therapy program was represented well at the American College of Sports Medicine 2017 Conference in Denver, CO. Haley Hawkins, a 2nd year DPT student also won a travel scholarship at the Conference.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Education faculty Janet M. Cope and Mary Kay Hannah and Physician Assistant student Mackenzie Precht along with Physical Therapy students Amy Klinepeter and Brooke Powell recently published a manuscript about the use of human donors in PT anatomy education in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Education faculty Mary Kay Hannah and Janet M. Cope and students Alec Palermo, Walker Smith and Val Wacker published a manuscript related to dry needling of the lumbar multifidus in Manual Therapy.
Carleigh High, Chris Scott, Kellie Ruffer and Chris Antonelli and Joanna Bayliss along with Professor Janet M. Cope recently published manuscripts in the International Journal of Anatomical Variations.
Nita Skillman was honored with the Emerging Leader Award at the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) 2017 Annual Conference on Sunday, June 4.