Physical Therapy

PT Alumnus and Army General Speech Honors PT Association’s Early Days

Posted On October 24, 2018

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 »

Associate Dean Second to Receive Fellows Award in Lewis College History

Posted On October 22, 2018
Categories News, Physical Therapy

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 »

Department of Physical Therapy Welcomes a New Chair

Posted On July 3, 2018
Categories News, Physical Therapy

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 »

Mixing Business and Play Makes for a Successful PT Conference

Posted On March 1, 2018
Categories News, Physical Therapy

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 »

First Years Receive White Coats at Annual Ceremony

Posted On November 2, 2017
Categories News, Physical Therapy

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 »

Class of 2017: D.P.T. Grad Serves Disabled Community…at Home and Abroad

Posted On May 18, 2017
Categories Physical Therapy

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 »

PT Receives the 2017 Regents’ Award

Posted On February 9, 2017
Categories News, Physical Therapy

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 »

Taking the 2016 PTAG Conference by Storm

Posted On November 30, 2016
Categories News, Physical Therapy

Georgia State’s Department of Physical Therapy made an impressive showing at the 2016 Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG) fall conference in October. 

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 »