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Nov 19, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Clinical Service in Guatemala Impacts Future Health Professionals

In summer 2019, Kirby Edsill ’20M, PA and Daniel McCole ’20DPT helped provide medical services to underserved communities in Guatemala as part of Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy programs. Edsill’s and McCole’s international journeys not only led to professional growth...

Dr. Rebecca Craik and Dr. Kate Mangione

Oct 1, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Craik, Dr. Mangione Publish on PT Intervention for Hip Fractures

Each year, 300,000 Americans suffer a hip fracture and struggle to return to the ambulatory activities they enjoyed prior to it.  Dr. Rebecca Craik, dean of the College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Kate Mangione, professor of Physical Therapy, recently co-published the study “Effect of a...

Dr. Rebecca Craik and Dr. Kate Mangione

Oct 1, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Q&A with Dr. Rebecca Craik and Dr. Kate Mangione

To better understand the results of the study, “Effect of a Multicomponent Home-Based Physical Therapy Intervention on Ambulation After Hip Fracture in Older Adults,” Dr. Rebecca Craik, dean of the College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Mangione, professor of Physical Therapy, addressed the...

Change in Sequence for Physical Therapy Dual Degree Cohort

Starting May 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 14:45

Starting May of 2020, students will work towards their MPH degree during their first year. Years two and three encompass the Physical Therapy program. If offered admission for the dual degree, the MPH program will start in May and will last 4 semesters (Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer). The DPT programs starts the Fall of the second year and both degrees will culminate the end of September in the... Read More

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Jun 9, 2019 Jen Retter

Academic Affairs Supports Innovative Programming

Last November, an Innovative Programming Group was established by Academic Affairs to strengthen programs, identify areas for growth, and support pioneering opportunities. Its work led to Arcadia’s first Innovative Programming grants, designed to help faculty and staff demonstrate feasibility,...

Dr. Carol Oatis, professor emerita of Physical Therapy.

Jun 7, 2019 Jen 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 Jen 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...