Physical Therapy

Accelerated Physical Therapy Program

Beginning for Fall 2020 Cohort
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 15:15

The Arcadia University Department of Physical Therapy will offer a 25-month accelerated entry-level DPT program beginning with the Fall 2020 cohort. The PTCAS application period begins in July 2019.

What remains the same?

Our innovative, patient-... Read More

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Dr. Carol Oatis, professor emerita of Physical Therapy.

Jun 7, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Dr. Oatis Named Professor Emerita

In recognition of more than 37 years of distinguished teaching, research, and leadership, Dr. Carol Oatis, professor of Physical Therapy, has been named Professor Emerita. Dr. Oatis joined Beaver College as an adjunct professor in 1982, advanced to full-time status in 1991, and earned tenure...

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May 3, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Physical Therapy Named Among HealthGrad’s Best DPT Programs

Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program was ranked fifth among the “Best DPT Programs for 2019” in HealthGrad’s northeast region category. Arcadia’s DPT program is recognized as one of the top 20 programs nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In the last year, the department has...

Penn Partners Move to Oak Summit

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:30

Recently, Good Shepherd Penn Partners, which had previously been housed in the College of Health Sciences building, relocated its Penn Therapy & Fitness location to Oak Summit Apartments on 310 S. Easton Road.

A physical therapist clinic has existed in Arcadia’s Health Sciences Building since 1997, in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Health Care System. The facility... Read More

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Dr. Michael Tevald

Mar 20, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Tevald Awarded Grant for Transplant Research

By Lana Valente '19 Dr. Michael Tevald, associate professor of Physical Therapy and director of Post-Professional programs, is the recipient of a $40,000 Acute Care Research Grant. His project, “Early Impact of Lung Transplantation on Skeletal Muscle,” will enable the development of evidence-...

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Mar 1, 2019 James Martin

Dodgeball Tournament

Sponsored by the Student Physical Therapy Association to benefit the Parkinson Council. Open to all Arcadia students. Teams of 5 and individuals can register in the Commons: 3/17 - 3/21, 5:30 to 7:30 pm and 3/22 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Clients work with students and faculty at Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise program

Feb 4, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Stay Fit Program Supported by Parkinson Council

Dr. Janet Readinger ’07DPT, assistant professor of Physical Therapy and associate director of Clinical Education, received a $17,000 grant from the Parkinson Council to support the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise program, designed to help community members with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s...

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Jan 22, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Tate Discusses Shoulder Injury Prevention in Swimming World

Dr. Angela Tate, adjunct professor of Physical Therapy, was interviewed by Swimming World Magazine for her research on preventing overuse injuries in swimmers. Dr. Tate discusses her methods for conducting research, as well as what types of physical therapy and exercise may help swimmers avoid...

Jan 22, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Graduates Largest DPT Class in Its History

Frigid temperatures couldn’t stop the celebration of the 18th annual Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) commencement on Sunday, Jan. 20. With 188 students, the Class of 2019 was the largest DPT class in the University’s history, including graduates of the Orthopaedic Residency and Transitional DPT...

Nov 30, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Dr. McClure Contributes to Guidelines for Concussion Treatment

Dr. Phil McClure, professor and chair of Physical Therapy, was featured in Business Wire’s “MedRisk’s ISAB Creates Guidelines for Treating Concussion Symptoms,” an article analyzing the first vestibular therapy guidelines for workers suffering from concussions. Dr. McClure is an advisor to MedRisk...

Nov 13, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Kantak Receives Grant to Study Stroke Hand Function Recovery

How often do you use one hand to complete an activity? Not often, according to Dr. Shailesh Kantak, assistant professor of Physical Therapy. The dependency on using both hands to complete most tasks of daily living– from putting on socks in the morning to pulling up the bedsheets at night– is what...

Oct 25, 2018 Jeffrey Spence

PT Alumni & Friends Reception at APTA CSM

Enjoy an evening with Arcadia Physical Therapy alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends at a reception held in conjunction with the American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting in Washington, D.C. Gather at Busboys and Poets—a cultural hub for artists, activists,...