Mar 23, 2023  

Physical Therapy

8515 E Campus Circle Dr
Berrien Springs MI 49104-0420
269-471-AUPT or 800-827-AUPT
FAX: 269-471-2866
Admissions Fax: 269-471-2867
Admissions E-mail:

Kim Ferreira, Chair, DPT Program Director
Bill Scott, Clinical Education Director

Greg Almeter, Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Coordinator
Kathy A. Berglund, Postprofessional Program Director
Caryn Pierce, Behavioral Science Coordinator
Lori Walton, Research Coordinator
Elizabeth Oakley, Clinical Science Coordinator
Lee E. Olson, Neuromuscular Coordinator
Leslie Samuel, Foundation Science Coordinator
David P. Village, General Medicine Coordinator

John Carlos, Jr., PT, PhD - Professor of Physical Therapy, Emeritus
William C. Habenicht, MPH - Professor of Physical Therapy, Emeritus
Wayne L. Perry, PT, MBA, PhD - Professor of Physical Therapy, Emeritus


In accordance with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Andrews University, the mission of the Department of Physical Therapy is to provide a quality physical therapist education within a cooperative learning environment that promotes Christian values. The physical therapy department provides resources and encourages faculty to continue their educational, professional, and spiritual growth. The physical therapy faculty delivers, within a Christ-centered environment, the knowledge base and clinical skills that will prepare students for contemporary physical therapy practice. Physical therapy graduates will serve Christ as evidenced by their ministering to the needs of others through the delivery of effective professional healthcare. The physical therapy department faculty and graduates comprise a Christian network that is balanced in the development of the spiritual, mental, physical, and social life of its members.

Physical therapy is a health profession dedicated to evaluating, treating, and preventing physical injury and disease. Physical therapists design and implement the necessary therapeutic interventions to promote fitness, health and improve the quality of life in patients. They also become active in consultation, education and research.

Physical therapists work closely with their client’s family, physician, and other members of the medical team to help their client return to their home environment and resume activities and relationships of normal daily living.

Academic Calendar. Contact the Department of Physical Therapy for academic dates.