Physical Therapy Students Make Presentations

Graduate students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Misericordia University recently presented their capstone research projects at the 2nd Annual Student Research Symposium: Current Research in Physical Therapy in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.

The 56 students had their doctorate degrees awarded to them at the 5th annual Misericordia University Winter Commencement Ceremony. The student researchers presented their work before an audience of clinical instructors on subjects that focused on musculoskeletal to neuromuscular disorders.

Graduate students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Misericordia University presented their capstone research projects at the 2nd Annual Student Research Symposium: Current Research in Physical Therapy. Students participating in the program included Michael Henahan of Mountaintop.

The two-day symposium in November provided 98 participants with specific learning objectives on 13 student-research groups that addressed topics such as concussions, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, dementia, Bell’s Palsy, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and more. It also included discussions on the subject matter. Each participant earned continuing education credits for completing the symposium.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Misericordia University is a 6½-year professional program in which students receive a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of physical therapy degree. Undergraduate students complete the requirements for their bachelor’s degree during their first 3½ years of study in programs like biology, business administration, health care management, psychology,

sport management, and more.