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Division of Physical Therapy Hosts First UNC-Chapel Hill DPT Exploratory Day

July 6, 2023

The Division of Physical Therapy, located within the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Health Sciences, hosted its first Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Exploratory Day on April 22nd  in Bondurant Hall. The full-day event aimed to extend the program’s reach to potential applicants and students from groups who are underrepresented within the physical therapy … Read more

Laurie Ray Named Interim Director of the Division of Physical Therapy

June 26, 2023

Laurie Ray, PT, PhD, has been named Interim Director of the Division of Physical Therapy in the Department of Health Sciences. Dr. Ray is an associate professor within the division and serves as consultant for physical therapy and Medicaid for NC’s Department of Instruction. She has supported public and charter schools in all 100 counties … Read more

Physical Therapy Faculty and Students Present at CSM 2023

January 17, 2023

APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting is always a highlight of the year in the Physical Therapy profession, and UNC’s Division of Physical Therapy will have multiple faculty and students attending and presenting at the event in San Diego, taking place February 23-25. Those in attendance hope to connect with alumni, colleagues and friends throughout the week. … Read more

Three HMSC Students Awarded PODS Scholarships

October 19, 2022

Human Movement Science Curriculum (HMSC) PhD students Chelsea “CJ” Duppen, David Rowland and Chris Lane were awarded Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) Scholarships. The scholarships are funded by The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR). They are given to provide a kickstart of careers for new investigators and the support to complete a doctoral degree. … Read more

Annual Alumni Panel Offers Third-Year PT Students Professional Insight and Advice

May 13, 2022

Each spring, a panel of alumni from the Division of Physical Therapy’s DPT program spend an evening sharing their professional experiences and answering questions from current students about what to expect during the process of finding employment. This year, the conversation offered students the opportunity to learn about what to expect after graduation, tips for … Read more

Dana McCarty, PT, DPT Receives P.E.O. Scholar Award

May 13, 2022

Dana McCarty, assistant professor in the Division of Physical Therapy within the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Allied Health Sciences, recently received a P.E.O. Scholar Award. P.E.O. Scholar Awards are merit-based and reserved for women pursuing doctoral degrees to support their studies and research. McCarty is currently a PhD student in the Maternal and … Read more

Alumni Feature: Ryan Brooks, PT, DPT Tackles University of Miami Residency

May 4, 2022

Ryan Brooks, PT, DPT, MA, CSCS, USAW-L2, is a 2021 graduate of the division of Physical Therapy’s DPT program, housed within the Department of Allied Health Sciences. Following graduation from UNC, he began a PT residency program at the University of Miami where he works at a sports-based outpatient orthopedic clinic and in the athletic … Read more

Alumni Spotlight: Tanner Holden, PT, DPT Presents at CSM

April 14, 2022

Tanner Holden, PT, DPT, CSCS recently attended the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting (APTA CSM) for his first time as a UNC DPT graduate. The DPT program is housed within the Division of Physical Therapy in the Department of Allied Health Sciences. At the CSM, Holden presented his research titled ‘Utilization of Computer … Read more