Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Center for Community Engagement continues to offer many opportunities for students and faculty to help their community, on campus and off.
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On Saturday, Oct. 10, about 60 students, faculty, and staff from the University of Lynchburg’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program participated in the “Global PT Day of Service,” a day when physical therapists from all over the world volunteer in their communities.
Ten years ago this summer, 49 students joined the first class of Lynchburg’s first doctoral program. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program was the first wave of an experiment: How a liberal arts college could stretch itself and create new graduate health science programs.
The University of Lynchburg has one of the Best Physical Therapy Programs in the country, according to a recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
On the Thursday afternoon before Halloween, three teams of Doctor of Physical Therapy students from the University of Lynchburg were putting the final touches on their costumes: Minnie Mouse, Captain America, and Mario of “Super Mario Bros.” fame. “Costumes” might be a bit of a misnomer, however. These were way more than costumes.
When Michael Casillas ‘20 DPT finished his undergraduate degree, he thought he’d be a personal trainer and scuba diving instructor. Instead, after discovering a passion for training older adults, he enrolled in the University of Lynchburg’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
When Mitchell Kohlhaas looks back on the service-learning trip to Guatemala that he and a team from the University of Lynchburg’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program took over spring break, he sees a series of small miracles.
Dr. Gary Austin gets emotional when he talks about his Doctor of Physical Therapy students and the work they do in Guatemala. “It’s really awesome,” Dr. Austin, an associate professor at University of Lynchburg, said. “I get choked up because it’s so beautiful. They love people, care for them. It’s just awesome. I love what I do. It’s the highlight of my year.”
The University of Lynchburg is launching a new speaker series highlighting professors and their research. The University Lecture Series, marking the institution’s growth to university status, will feature two lectures each semester. The events are free and open to the public. Dr. Price Blair and Dr. Lori Mize, professors in the Doctor of Physical Therapy […]
The scholarship recognizes DPT students with a passion for orthopedics, patient-centered care, and personal development. Rehab Associates of Central Virginia representatives said selecting a recipient has become harder each year as students demonstrate greater commitment to these core values.