Department News

  • January 2014  

    We welcome Andrea Kessler, OT, PT, DPT to our faculty!  Andrea graduated from University of Pittsburgh with her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and Slippery Rock University with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.  She has clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics, acute care, and is a Certified Vestibular Therapist.  Andrea will assist with the clinical education program and teaching in her areas of content expertise. 

    February 2014 

    Congratulations to Michelle Adams for being awarded the Dean's Student Scholar Award.  Michelle was able to attend the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada to present a poster presentation.  Michelle, Tori Darling, Kylee Gnesda and Kim Marmol, third year DPT students, presented "Health Illiteracy: Examining Discrepancies in Body Mass Index and Perceptions of Body Morphology in Female Adolescents" with adjunct faculty member, Mary Jean Taylor, MS, PT, PCS. 

    Mary Jean also presented "Effectiveness of a Fitness and Nutrition Based Intervention for High School Females who are Overweight or Obese", a poster presentation developed with 2013 DPT graduates Nancy Brown, Katie McNellie, Krista Lam and Kelly Maine. 

    The DPT Class of 2015 has been busy with fundraising activities.  They have had a clothing sale, an event at Chipotle, and a game with Erie Otters.