Physical Therapy Department Feature Stories & News Releases
2/19/2013 TPTA Day on the Hill-
UTC students and faculty participated in the 2013 Tennessee Physical Therapy Day on the Hill . State Senator Bo Watson met with the students in the Senate Chamber and emphasized the importance of advocacy for our patients and profession.
12/15/2012 Transition DPT graduates
Ten transition DPT students graduated in December 2012. Graduates of the 100% online program traveled from as far as Florida and California to take part in the ceremony.
10/8/2012 TPTA Fall Meeting held in Chattanooga
UTC DPT Faculty and students met with State Senator Bo Watson and Congressman Chuck Fleischmann at the TPTA Fall Meeting in Chattanooga.
6/22/2012 Faculty Member Teaches Abroad
Dr. Cathie Smith taught a course this summer at Anglo American University. The combined UG / Grad course titled Topics in Global Health Management was offered through the Business Department at Anglo American University as an elective for Business Administration majors and the Masters in Business and Law in International Markets students. The students were from 7 countries: Belarus, Czech Republic, Finland, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Russia, and the USA.
6/22/2012 Faculty and new alumni meet up in Ireland
Four 2012 grads from the entry-level cohort went trekking around Ireland, Scotland and England for 3 weeks following graduation. Dr. Cathie Smith met up with them in Dublin, Ireland one morning for breakfast at a quaint Irish pub before the four took off to tour Ireland, and they had a great time sharing travel experiences. Pictured with Dr. Smith are grads Kat Borsch, Sarah Burkhart, Elizabeth Harding and Stefanie Taphouse.
4/27/2012 Faculty Honors Day
3/20/2012 tDPT students present at 2012 CSM
2/28/2012 US News & World Report
2/23/2012 Physical Therapy faculty receive Stanford Award
UTC PT faculty members Nancy Fell and Debbie Ingram received the Stanford Award at the 2012 American Physical Therapy Association Meeting in Chicago. The award is given to the authors whose manuscript has been identified by the Journal of Physical Therapy Education Editorial Advisory Board as the article containing the most influential ideas for physical therapy education published in that year. Two faculty from the University of North Dakota collaborated with them on the manuscript, titled “The Case for Academic Integrity in Physical Therapist Education.”
11/17/2011 Annual DPT Thanksgiving Lunch
11/10/2011 Oxford Debate on Direct Access with State Senator Bo Watson
Oxford Debate- DPT III Students debated on the topic of Direct Access to Physical Therapy Services. Debate participants Sarah Burkhart, Alex Diegel, Sharmaine Samuels and Elizabeth Harding are pictured with State Senator Bo Watson, who provided summary comments at the conclusion of the students’ debate.