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KSPT faculty have influence beyond the classroom

In addition to teaching responsibilities, the faculty of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy are active in research and scholarship, working to advance the practice and profession of physical therapy. Some recent faculty highlights include: Dr. Frank Bates, associate professor and the director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program was inducted into the Academy of

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UIndy Schools of OT & PT offering Preview Visits for prospective students

If you’re interested in a career in occupational therapy or physical therapy, you’ve likely already visited the websites for the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy or Krannert School of Physical Therapy. Now, thanks to Preview Visits, you have a chance to get an inside look at these two well-established and well-respected programs. Preview

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PT professor earns prestigious national honor for outstanding contributions

Anne Mejia-Downs, Associate Professor in the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, has been awarded the Linda Crane Memorial Lecture, a highly competitive and prestigious national honor from the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The award acknowledges an individual who has made outstanding and enduring contributions to

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KSPT professor awarded doctoral scholarship

Anne Mejia-Downs, an associate professor in the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, was recently awarded a scholarship from the Education section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The “Adopt-a-Doc” scholarship fund exists to help physical therapists in pursuit of doctoral degrees. Mejia-Downs is pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Wellness

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PT professor publishes articles on intensive care & cystic fibrosis

A recent publication by University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy professor Anne Mejia-Downs, PT, MPH, PhD(c) describes the unique approach Mejia-Downs and her colleagues take to orienting physical therapists to the care of patients in the several intensive care units (ICU) at IU Health Methodist Hospital. The article, “Comprehensive Critical Care Orientation for

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KSPT presentation earns top billing at ortho meeting

Jeevan Pandya, a 2006 Krannert School of Physical Therapy alumnus and Dr. Jim Bellew (pictured), a KSPT professor, earned the 1st Place Award  for a poster presentation at the American Academy of Manual and Orthopedic Physical Therapists Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky last month. The poster, “Successful management of bilateral lower extremity pain diagnosed as

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PT alum stays connected through Clinical Education

Joel Novak, DPT, CSCS, FMS, a physical therapist with Community Health Network, graduated from the Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT) in 2007. However, he has stayed connected to KSPT through clinical education. For the past six years Novak has volunteered as a Clinical Instructor, hosting at least one KSPT student for an 8-15 week

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New semester in new building underway for College of Health Sciences

Classes for the Fall 2015 semester began at the University of Indianapolis yesterday. However, many of the students enrolled in the College of Health Sciences found their way to the University’s new Health Pavilion last week as several programs hosted new student orientation. The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) program welcomed more than a dozen

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Fall Open House for students interested in health science careers

Are you considering a career in occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training or public health? Plan to attend the University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences Open House on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Visitors to the Open House can learn more about these programs: Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Part-time Master of Occupational Therapy

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UIndy OT & PT add to faculty ranks

Dr. Stephanie P. Kelly, dean of the University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences, recently announced the addition of several new faculty members in the university’s School of Occupational Therapy and Krannert School of Physical Therapy. These faculty members will begin their teaching assignments in Fall 2015. School of Occupational Therapy Sally Wasmuth, PhD, MS,

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Leadership structure changes in College of Health Sciences

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences announced several recent changes to the leadership structure of the School of Occupational Therapy and the Krannert School of Physical Therapy, as well as the creation of a college-wide director of research. School of Occupational Therapy Kate DeCleene Huber, OTR, OTD, MS was named Chair of the

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PT professor Slaven honored with national teaching & research award

Emily J. Slaven, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, Cert MDT, assistant professor and academic director of the orthopaedic residency program at the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, was recognized as the 2015 recipient of the Margaret L. Moore Award in National Harbor, MD recently. The award, presented by the American Physical Therapy Association,

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UIndy PTA student embraces physical therapy advocacy

When UIndy student Albert Wong graduates from the two-year physical therapist assistant (PTA) program at the Krannert School of Physical Therapy this August, he will have already represented the physical therapy profession twice on Capitol Hill. Wong was recently in Washington, D.C. attending the American Physical Therapy Association’s NEXT 2015 conference and the PT Day

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KSPT’s Staples presented at Canadian aging conference

Dr. Bill Staples, assistant professor in the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT), recently presented at the Exercise Prescription, Physical Activity and Aging Conference in Toronto, Canada. Staples is the president of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. His presentation in Canada was titled Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Changes

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PT professor to join UIndy students on 165-mile trek

When Tammy Simmons, PT, MHS joined the faculty at the Krannert School of Physical Therapy as assistant director of clinical education in April 2014, she felt the job was the perfect culmination of all her years of varied experience in the field of PT. Little did she know that her new position would happily tie

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CHS honors students for academic achievement

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences recently honored 16 undergraduate students for outstanding academic achievement and leadership. The evening, which was held in UIndy Hall, began with dinner and networking opportunities for the students with UIndy graduates in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, public health, exercise science, sport management, physical education,

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UIndy PT professor authors guide on pediatric clinical education

Dr. Kathy Martin, director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, is among several authors of an article recently published in the journal Pediatric Physical Therapy. The article, “Innovation in Pediatric Clinical Education: Application of Essential Competencies,” provides guidance on how to best provide clinical

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KSPT professor recognized at Pacers game for stroke research

Dr. Stephanie Combs-Miller (second from right), a faculty member in UIndy’s Krannert School of Physical Therapy, was recognized at center court at the Indiana Pacers game for her innovative research efforts. Health Sciences Dean Dr. Stephanie Kelly and President Robert Manuel joined her during the pregame to present a check for $198,000 representing the total

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PT prof to share neuromuscular electrical stimulation research

Dr. Jim Bellew, professor in the Krannert School of Physical Therapy, will be a featured speaker at the 2015 MedWest Speakers Series in Calgary, Alberta Canada next month. Bellew, who is co-editor of the text Modalities for Therapeutic Intervention, will address physical therapists and athletic trainers from all over Canada about ongoing research on the

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UIndy to host OT, PT, PTA Job Fair

Careers in the healthcare sector continue to be good bets for future employment. Match that with UIndy’s noted reputation in educating students for health careers such as occupational and physical therapy and you have a recipe for success. To help students and graduates find the job that’s right for them, UIndy will host its annual

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