Two Class of 2019 Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates attained the unique goal of making the highest possible score on the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). It’s not uncommon to have one student score 800 out of 800 on the exam, having two do so is quite unusual, especially out of a small group. Jared… more »
Lt. General Michael Nagata, Director, Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center, majored in physical therapy (PT) at Georgia State University but chose a familiar family career path in the U.S. Army. The son of a retired Army colonel, Nagata earned his bachelor’s in PT in 1979, and although he didn’t make… more »
Congratulations to Associate Dean for Research Andrew Butler for receiving the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals (ASAHP) Fellows Award at the annual meeting on October 11. The ASAHP Fellows program recognizes those members who have contributed significantly to allied health as administrators, educators, clinicians, or researchers.
Since the award’s inception in 1981, 180… more »
The Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions welcomes Sujay Galen, PT, Ph.D., FHEA as the new academic chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. Galen joins the faculty as an associate professor from Wayne State University where he served as the interim program director of physical therapy.
Galen brings international clinical and… more »
During the third annual Lewis College Graduate Research Day April 16, a team from the Department of Physical Therapy took first place.
Jake Jensen, doctor of physical therapy student, and his team of DPT classmates placed first at the Lewis College Graduate Research Day for their research “MRI Evaluation of Quadracep Muscle Atrophy Following an… more »
Students and faculty researchers made a mark on the 2018 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting with a record 11 research presentations, including three podium presentations by students. The student researchers presented on topics ranging from cost-effective rehabilitation for rural Veteran stroke survivors to the effect of arm muscle strengthening to improve function in… more »
Forty-four members of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2020 received their white coats at the annual White Coat Ceremony and Service of Remembrance on October 26. Receiving the white coats marks the students’ transition to clinical education and professional status as developing healthcare providers.
Starting the ceremony, a second-year student and class president… more »
Laura Bonin grew up around people with disabilities because her mother is an occupational therapist. She wanted to be involved with a group that helped the disabled community during her studies in physical therapy at Georgia State. This desire led her to join the Georgia Leadership & Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND), an interdisciplinary training… more »
The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia selected the Department of Physical Therapy for the 2017 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Departments and Programs.
“This award recognizes our faculty’s contributions to our students and to our university through outstanding teaching,” says Andrew Butler, acting department chair. “Our faculty and students contribute… more »
Boasting the largest student attendance, Georgia State also presented the most posters, with seven different student groups sharing research. Two third-year D.P.T. students, Caroline (Carly) Waters and Lindsay Mishaw, received awards… more »