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Early Assurance BS/DPT Program

The Early Assurance BS/DPT Consortium (EAC) represents the faculty and admissions coordinators from DPT programs that are currently listed as “Freshman Entry” in the CAPTE directory of programs.

Currently, there are roughly 34 programs under CAPTE's “programs that admit students at the freshman level” category. Faculty and staff at ACAPT member institutions who have a "freshman entry" program or are interested in creating one are welcome to join EAC.

Programs that incorporate an undergraduate course of study leading directly into the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree have unique issues and needs in the areas of admissions, student outcomes, curriculum design and development, faculty workload, and data collection.

EAC's purpose: Share and collaborate on early assurance program-related issues to further both institutionally-driven and ACAPT goals of academic excellence within physical therapy.

 

Our objectives are:
  • To have a venue to share issues related to the structure and functions of a dual degree program
  • To caucus on issues that come before the academic council that impact on the dual degree programs

The consortium meets a minimum one time each year prior to the Educational Leadership Conference (ELC) in the fall.

The EAC represents the faculty and admissions coordinators from DPT programs that are currently listed as “Freshman Entry” in the CAPTE directory of programs, thus nominees are required to be faculty at one of these programs.


Programs that incorporate an undergraduate course of study leading directly into the DPT degree have unique issues and needs in the areas of admissions, student outcomes, curriculum design and development, faculty workload, and data collection. The purpose of this consortium is to share and collaborate on these issues in an effort to further both institutionally driven and council goals of academic excellence within physical therapy.

See the Leadership tab for more information about candidate nominations and elections.

EAC Chair:

Kim Ferreria, PT, PhD
Chair, School of Rehabilitation Sciences
DPT Program Director
Andrews University
kimferreira@andrews.edu

Early Assurance BS-DPT Consortium Meeting Minutes:


Andrews University

Kim Coleman-Ferreira, PT, PhD

Bellarmine University

Joseph Brosky, PT, DHSc, SCS

Bellarmine University

Megan Danzl, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS

Bellarmine University

Beth Ennis, PT, EdD, PCS

Bellarmine University

Jordan Wiehebrink, PhD

Belmont University

Gary Austin, PT, PhD, OCS, FAFS, FAAOMPT

Boston University

Diane Heislein, PT, DPT, OCS

Emory and Henry College

Jean Irion, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC

Emory and Henry College

Triple C Physical Irion, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC

Husson University

Karen Huhn, PT PhD

Indiana University

Marisha Bridgewater , Cna

Lebanon Valley College

Michael Fink, PT, DSc, SCS, OCS, CMPT

Marquette University

Allison Hyngstrom, PT, PhD

Marshall University

Scott Davis, PT, MS, EdD

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Michelle Jenkins-Unterberg, PT, DHS

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Joni Goldwasser, DPT NCS

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Jill Heitzman, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, NCS, CWS, CEEAA

Nazareth College of Rochester

JJ Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS

Nazareth College of Rochester

Mary Ellen Vore, PT

New York Institute of Technology

Cheryl Hall, PT, DHSc, PCS, MBA

New York Institute of Technology

Rosemary Gallagher, PT, DPT, PhD

Northeastern University

Kristin Greenwood, PT, DPT, MS, GCS

Northern Illinois University

Christina Odeh, PT, DHS

Quinnipiac University

Katherine Harris, PHD

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Karin Tokatlioglu, High school

Saint Francis University

Ivan Mulligan, PT, DSc, SCS, ATC

Saint Louis University

Randy Richter, PT, PhD

Seton Hall University

Doreen Stiskal, PT, PhD

Shenandoah University

Karen Abraham, PT, PhD

Shenandoah University

Sheri Hale, PT, ATC, PhD

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Susan Barker, PT, PhD

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Chris Carcia, PT, PhD, SCS, OCS

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Barbara Kellar, PT

Springfield College

Julia Chevan, PT, DPT, PhD

Springfield College

Kathy Pappas, PT, DPT

St. Ambrose University

Priscilla Weaver, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

Tennessee State University

Gary Austin, PT, PhD, OCS, FAFS, FAAOMPT

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Cara Bullard, DPT

The University of Findlay

Harvey Wallmann, PT, DSc, SCS Emeritus, ATC, CSCS

The University of Findlay

Joyce Lammers, PT, PhD

The University of Findlay

Brandon Koehler, PT, MPT, MBA, OCS

Thomas Jefferson University

Susan Wainwright, PT, PhD

Trine University

Tricia Widenhoefer, PT, MSPT

University of Hartford

Barbara Crane, PT, PHD

University of Jamestown

Brittany Anderson, PT, DPT

University of Missouri

Tricia Austin, PT, PhD, ATC

University of Scranton

Janette Scardillo, PT, DPT, DCE

University of the Sciences

Lora Packel, PT, PhD

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