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 American Society of Biomechanics held the first National Biomechanics Day at universities and resaerch facilities across the country. The Departments of Physical Therapy and Exercise Science invited local high school students to participate in demonstrations and a tour at the Gerald L. Francis Center on April 13.
The DPTE research was recently presented at the Human Movement Science Conference in Chapel Hill, N.C., in the form of five poster presentations.
The DPTE research was recently presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections meeting in Anaheim, Calif., in the form of eight posters and one platform presentation.
Elon’s School of Health Sciences welcomed two new classes of graduate students to the university community this week.
Fifty-three graduate students received their Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees Sunday in a ceremony that recognized School of Health Sciences Dean Elizabeth Rogers, whose retirement in May will come 20 years after she arrived at Elon to help create the physical therapy program.
Sixteen groups presented their research work in the form of posters at the Francis Center.