Division of Physical Therapy Celebrates 59th Annual Commencement Ceremony

August 6, 2018

Division of Physical Therapy graduates received their degrees at its annual commencement ceremony, held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, on Saturday, August 4. The ceremony recognized 30 members of the class of 2018 and three physical therapists who completed requirements for the Doctor of Physical Therapy. Additionally, three physical therapists … Continued

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

Carol Giuliani/Wellman PhD Scholarship Fund

April 5, 2018

This scholarship will honor the dedication and research of Dr. Carol Giuliani. All donations to this scholarship will provide financial assistance to PT PhD students in the Human Movement Science Curriculum in geriatrics and/or neurology. Donate now

UNC Students Take Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Trip to Tyrrell County

March 21, 2018

Twenty-one students and three faculty members from UNC-Chapel Hill traveled to Tyrrell County, North Carolina, to work with community partners on a variety of community activities related to the social determinants of health. The 2018 trip marks UNC’s ninth year of interdisciplinary teams traveling to Tyrrell County to engage in service-learning activities during spring break. … 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

First-Year Physical Therapy Students Learn in Baby Lab

February 15, 2018

First-year students in the Division of Physical Therapy gathered on Friday, February 9, 2017, to participate in a baby lab as part of a course in motor development and human movement across the lifespan. The experience is hosted by the program and community-based physical therapists. As part of the baby lab, first-year physical therapy students … Continued

Margaret Moore Professorship

February 5, 2018

The UNC PT Board of Advisors has challenged all PT alumni to support this golden opportunity. Thanks to a generous donation from the Dr. Margaret L. Moore estate, the Division of Physical Therapy has the unique opportunity to establish its first professorship. Dr. Moore made a generous estate commitment to establish the first endowed professorship in her name … Continued