Letter from the director

August 6, 2018

Commencement exercises for our program’s 59th class took place on August 4, 2018. The ceremony recognized the 30 members of the class of 2018 and three physical therapists who completed the requirements for the DPT degree. Three physical therapists were recognized for completing the UNC orthopedic and pediatric residencies. Awards to the students presented at … Continued

Announcing the Giuliani/Wellman Scholarship

July 30, 2018

The Division of Physical Therapy would like to announce the Giuliani/Wellman Scholarship, which honors the dedication and research of Carol Giuliani, PhD, PT, FAPTA, and longtime professor. All donations to this scholarship will provide financial assistance to PT PhD students pursuing a degree in human movement science with specialties in geriatrics and/or neurology. Carol’s vision … Continued

SPTA receives Award of Merit at 12th Annual Golf Tournament

July 12, 2018

Ben Carrion and I had the privilege of organizing the 12th Annual UNC Division of Physical Therapy Golf Tournament on September 29, 2017 at the Golf Course at Chapel Ridge. This was a fun event for students, alumni, local clinicians, and supporters of the UNC PT program to come together to socialize, play golf, and … Continued

UNC Students Volunteer at Urban Ministries of Durham

March 11, 2018

As of the fall of 2017, UNC physical therapy students have begun to attend Urban Ministry of Durham, a nonprofit that connects poor and homeless neighbors to food, shelter and a future, to provide PT evaluations and treatments to individuals with limited resources and/or the uninsured. UNC pharmacy students have worked with UMD for many … Continued

Division of Physical Therapy Receives NCPTA Award

October 11, 2017

In October, the Division of Physical Therapy participated in the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association’s Outreach Challenge at the Association’s fall conference. The challenge aimed to recognize the program whose students logged the most collective volunteer hours outside of program requirements. Of all the NCPTA schools that participated, UNC had the most hours documented and … Continued