News & Events
NAU would like to congratulate Alexis Okurily on her outstanding performance at the regional research presentation competition finals, Arizona’s 3-Minute Grand Slam. Alexis, competing with students from NAU, ASU, and the U of A, won the People’s Choice Award for her presentation
Dr. Warren receives prestigious Fellowship from Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR)
entitled “Changing How Care is Delivered: Exercise is Medicine for Parkinson's Disease”.
NAU Graduates the Largest DPT Class in its History
Meghan Warren, PT, MPH, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at NAU. She was accepted as a CoHSTAR Faculty Fellow for 2016-2017. The fellowship allows her to maintain her full-time faculty appointment at NAU with protected time for research. Dr. Warren will be working with a mentor from Brown University, Dr. Theresa Shireman.
On May 14, 2016 77 students graduated
with the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. This is the largest DPT class
in NAU’s history, including students from both our Flagstaff Mountain campus
and our Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Congratulations to our graduates!
Over $300,000 in Scholarships Awarded to Students
Over 85 scholarships were awarded to DPT students in the Spring of 2016, totaling over $300,000. In addition to funds set-aside from fees, donations from private benefactors made this possible. Thank you to our wonderful donors!
International Service Learning (ISL) Experience
Over spring break in 2016, 8 DPT students traveled to Puerto Penasco, Mexico to participate in a week-long University approved medical mission trip organized by ISL. Students had the opportunity to work with other health care professionals in assisting members of the large underserved community.
New DPT Curriculum
The NAU Graduate School has
approved a new DPT curriculum that will allow students to complete the program
in seven semesters instead of eight. Revisions in courses and increased use of
the summer semesters will provide the students with the same quality education
and allow them to enter the workforce sooner. Beginning with the class that
started in August of 2015, students will complete the program in December of their
third year in the program.