School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

News & Notes

Our School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (SPT&RS) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Class of 2020 celebrated their graduation on August 7-8, 2020 virtually via our annual Graduation Celebration and the USF Summer Commencement. We welcomed forty new Doctor of Physical Therapy g … [read more]
David Russ, PT, PhD, Associate Professor and Assistant School Director of Research recently co-published two research papers. 1.Russ, D.W., Dimova, K., Morris, E. et al. Dietary fish oil supplement induces age-specific contractile and proteomic responses in muscles of male rats. Lipids Health Dis 1 … [read more]
Rebecca Edgeworth Ditwiler, PT, DPT and Board-Certified Orthopaedic Specialist was recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. She has been with the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences for over nine years, and has assisted with various mission areas. Her original appoin … [read more]
This week we inducted our inaugural students into the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) National Student Honor Society. This society was created in 2018 to recognize Doctor of Physical Therapy students who: Demonstrate excellence, integrity, and professionalism in areas of: … [read more]
Typically during the summer, our rising third years would have entered their first clinical education (CE) rotation, but due to Covid19 we had to quickly adjust to accommodate changes.  Our Director of Clinical Education and faculty worked together to put together a virtual CE course over the summ … [read more]
Rebecca Miro, PhD, CP, Research Administrator, and M. Jason Highsmith,  PhD, DPT, CP, FAAOP, Professor, received $14,117 in grant funding from the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice to investigate prosthetic, functional, and clinical outcomes among fem … [read more]
Rebecca Edgeworth Ditwiler, PT, DPT, Associate Professor is currently being featured as the Spectrum Bay News 9 A+ Teacher of the Week. She was nominated by Taylor Berlin, a current Class of 2022 DPT student. Taylor nominated Dr. Ditwiler for her dedication and hard work during the transition to on … [read more]
Laura Lee “Dolly” Swisher, PT, MDIV, PhD, FAPTA was recently awarded the title of Professor Emeritus by our USF President, Dr. Steven Currall. Dr. Swisher is our second faculty member to be awarded this designation by the university. She recently retired after 21+ years of successful se … [read more]

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