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Commitment to Professionalism Ceremony is Milestone for DPT Class of 2017
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:22:10 +0000 Forty six students in the DPT Class of 2017, including six recent graduates of the University of West Florida, recited a solemn oath before an audience of family and friends during the USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science’s Commitment to Professionalism Ceremony held in their honor on October 16. The occasion commemorates a […]
SPTRS Students Inspire Undergraduates
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:21:57 +0000 Seven USF Health SPTRS DPT students recently met with the Minority Pre-Professional Science Society (MPSS) at the USF Tampa campus. Along with Dr William Quillen, Director of the School, SPTRS was represented by Jasmine Evans, Justine Boyce, and Kristina Peart from the DPT Class of 2015; Kendra Smothers and Horace Howard from the DPT Class of […]
Haladay Named to Young Investigator Initiative Program
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:04:58 +0000 Assistant Professor Douglas Haladay, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CSCS, has been named a participant in the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative, Young Investigators Initiative (YII) program. His participation will begin with the Spring 2015 Workshop in the Chicago area April 24-26, 2015. The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) is dedicated to raising public awareness […]
Altman Joins SPTRS as Director of Development
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:50:39 +0000 SPTRS welcomes our newest member, Arla Altman, who assumed the position of Director of Development on September 15. Arla brings more than twenty years of experience in the institutional advancement field of higher education. She has served in development positions at SUNY – Albany, California State Polytechnic University, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and […]
Dr. Mayer Awarded $1.3M FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:02:23 +0000 Dr. John Mayer, Lincoln Endowed Chair of Biomechanical & Chiropractic Research and Coordinator of Research for the USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS), has been awarded a Department of Homeland Security / FEMA Assistance of Firefighters Grant totaling $1,332,106, including a 5% extramural match from the Florida Chiropractic Research Foundation. This grant, titled […]
DPT Students Maintain Platinum Status in APTA’s Reach100 Challenge
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:02:42 +0000 USF Health SPTRS Doctor of Physical Therapy students have once again achieved the Platinum Level of membership in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Reach100 is APTA’s membership campaign that recognizes schools having 100% APTA membership among students. Representing the next generation of physical therapists, many DPT students tap into the professional organization’s resources to help […]
Libous to Present at Society of Clinical Research Associates Conference
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:49:08 +0000 An abstract, titled “Development and implementation of a web-based system to enhance delivery of back and core exercise interventions for clinical trials” by Jennifer Libous, MS, Clinical Research Administrator, and Dr. John Mayer, Lincoln Endowed Chair of Biomechanical & Chiropractic Research and Coordinator of Research for SPTRS, has been accepted for a poster presentation at the […]
Reminder! University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (tDPT) Program Admissions Closes August 1st
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:44:51 +0000 Admissions to the University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences/Rehab Essentials tDPT program for the final cohort which will begin studies Fall 2014 semester will close August 1st. Apply at: Questions regarding the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program for Florida licensed and Florida resident physical therapists can be directed to:

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