School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

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Laura Lee “Dolly” Swisher was recently awarded the 53rd American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Mary McMillan Lecture Award. The Mary McMillan Lecture is the most distinguished honor an active APTA member physical therapist or life member can receive. This lecture is regarded as on … [read more]
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) Annual Conference was recently held virtually on September 24-26. Our School had numerous levels or participation, involvement, and even a few award honorees.  We also have several of our alumni involved as well. Presentations: The National Senior Ga … [read more]
The USF Health Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program was recently awarded a ten year re-accreditation by the American Board of Physical Therapy & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). This is the longest accreditation length a program can be granted by this organization that oversees PT resi … [read more]
Recently athletic training students in the Professional Athletic Training Program received a Nexus Deadbug Sling bag to welcome them to the program and profession. Not only is this the first type of gift giving event hosted by the program, but the gift also carried several additional meanings. The … [read more]
To continue and build upon our mission and vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) Dr. Haladay, School Director, Associate Professor, and Associate Dean recently appointed Rebecca Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Associate Professor & Program Director Post-Professional Athletic Training Program … [read more]
On August 20th and 21st we celebrated our Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Class of 2021 during our Graduation Celebration and the USF Commencement. The class of 2021 welcomed 47 new alumni to our School and DPT program, but also continued our efforts to increase diversity in the profession with th … [read more]
The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine recently celebrated and welcomed the first ever inductees to the MCOM Academy of Distinguished Educators during a small ceremony in July. The first inductees are: Burt Anderson, PhD – professor and associate dean, MCOM Molecular Medicine Rebecca Edgeworth … [read more]
Aimee Klein, PT, DPT, DSc – Assistant School Director, Director USF Health Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program was recently promoted to the rank of professor. Dr. Klein has been with our School since 2013 and has over thirty years’ experience in physical therapy education. Not only has s … [read more]

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