8515 E Campus Circle Dr
Berrien Springs MI 49104-0420
269-471-AUPT or 800-827-AUPT
Admissions Fax: 269-471-2867
Admissions E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Ferreira, Chair, DPT Program Director
Bill Scott, Clinical Education Director
Greg Almeter, Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Coordinator
Valerie Coolman, Postprofessional Program Director
Sozina Katuli, Research Coordinator
Caryn Pierce, Behavioral Science Coordinator
Elizabeth Oakley, Clinical Science Coordinator
Lee E. Olson, Neuromuscular Coordinator
Ryan Orrison, 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
PT Mission - To empower students who dream of becoming excellent physical therapists.
PT Core Values - The core values of family-spirit, servant heart and inquisitive mind shape the culture of the department and the way in which we empower our students to become excellent physical therapists.
The Department of Physical Therapy provides 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.