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Open House

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Each fall, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program hosts an Open House for interested college and high school students, parents and advisors. You can learn more about career options, advanced education and how to get ready for PT school. Faculty, practitioners, alumni and current students will be on-hand to answer questions and give you valuable insights.

The Fall 2015 Open House will be:
Saturday, Sept. 12
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Rogalski Center Ballroom (get directions)

 

How to Register

There is a $10 fee per person attending. Click here to register.

For more information, contact the Physical Therapy Department, 563/333-6403.

Get more details about the schedule of events, including special afternoon sessions for high school and college students, below.

 

Open House Schedule

8:30 a.m. Arrival and Registration

9 a.m. Welcome and Overview
Michael Puthoff, PT, PhD, GCS
Professor and Director, Physical Therapy Department

9:15 a.m. Professional Opportunities in Physical Therapy
Nora Riley, PT, PhD, NCS
Professor, Physical Therapy Department

10 a.m. The ABCs of Pediatric Physical Therapy
Kimberly Nielsen, PT, DPT, C/NDT
Level IV Physical Therapist 
Genesis Pediatric Therapy Center, Bettendorf, IA.
DPT Class of 2009

10:40 a.m. Break with refreshments

11 a.m. The Growing Field of Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Lane Dieckow, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Physical Therapist and Area Manager
Athletico Physical Therapy, East Peoria, IL.
DPT Class of 2008

11:40 a.m. Orthopaedic Clinical Residency Program

Noon Lunch (provided)

High School Students

1 p.m. Tips on Applying and Preparing for Physical Therapy School
Barb Ehrmann, PT, DPT, MBA, CEEAA
Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Department
MPT Class of 2002, DPT Class of 2007

2 p.m. Tour of Main Campus, then a tour of the Center for Health Sciences Education

College Students

1 p.m. Tour of Center for Health Sciences Education

1:30 p.m. Tips on Applying and Preparing for Physical Therapy School
Michael Puthoff, PT, PhD, GCS
Professor and Director, Physical Therapy Department



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