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The physical therapy program at the University of North Dakota is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: www.capteonline.org
The physical therapy program at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences was established in 1967, and was first accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1970. The Department of Physical Therapy offers a six-year curriculum leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Acceptance into the program is on a competitive basis, with the major determinant being the basic science grade point average. At present, the physical therapy program accepts 52 students per year. Although it varies from year to year, we generally have approximately 200 applicants.
The Department of Physical Therapy has 12 faculty and three staff members. All of the faculty members are registered physical therapists with graduate training. Along with teaching responsibilities, faculty members are involved in a combination of clinical practice, service, and research activities. The Department of Physical Therapy contains student classrooms, a laboratory area, a research facility, as well as, study areas and a lounge for the students' use. The faculty are involved in research activities including motion analysis, electromyography, balance testing and training, muscle strengthening, ergonomics, electrical stimulation, functional outcomes, pediatric intervention, and physical therapy intervention efficacies. As part of the curriculum, students are given the opportunity to carry out their own research activities. At present, there are approximate 300 clinical sites, the majority of which lie outside the greater Grand Forks area.
News Releases - Department Highlights
Dr. Beverly Johnson recently achieved recertification as a Trainer for both the Credentialed Clinical Instructor and Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor programs through the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Johnson also completed recertification as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is one of two Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialists in the state of North Dakota. The geriatrics re-certification is an excellent complement to Dr. Johnson’s Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult (CEEAA). Bev completed the CEEAA through the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, a component of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Johnson is the first Physical Therapist in the state of ND to hold both Board Certification in Geriatrics and the CEEAA status. Read more at SMHS E-news Issue February 17, 2015
- Cindy Flom-Meland had an article accepted for publication: Ingram D, Flom-Meland CK, Hosford C. Badmouthing of healthcare professionals. J Phys Ther Educ. 2013;27(2):16-24.
- Cindy Flom-Meland obtained recertification Fall of 2014 as a Trainer for the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program.
- SMHS E-news Issue May 9, 2014. The SMHS recognized Dr. Renee Mabey for the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Awards. This award is funded by the UND Alumni Association and Foundation and given to faculty members to recognize outstanding contributions to UND. Dr. Mabey is a highly regarded professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and has done a truly outstanding job this year as chair of the School's Committee on Promotion and Tenure.