The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

DPT Graduates Earn UTC's First Doctorate

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga awarded its first doctorates during a hooding ceremony at commencement on December 14. Twenty-two physical therapy students earned D.P.T. degrees during the ceremony.

"This is a significant advancement in the evolution of this campus," said UTC Chancellor Bill Stacy. "The awarding of doctoral degrees elevates the University in terms of status with our peers and places us on a higher level among national institutions. The faculty and students of our Physical Therapy Department have created a program that represents well our campus and our commitment to advanced degrees."

Funding for equipment necessary to advance the master's program in physical therapy to the doctoral level was provided by the Lupton Renaissance Fund.

UTC has proposals for two other doctorate programs at varying stages of development.