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March 2, 2020

"Alumni spotlights feature outstanding Ohio University Physical Therapy graduates who are succeeding in their careers around the country.

Nominate your friends and former classmates for the Ohio University Physical Therapy Alumni Spotlight series. Send your nominations to ptalumni@ohio.edu."


April 25, 2019

Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) Assistant Clinical Professor Dr. Jennifaye Brown has been selected to join the next national cohort of the Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship under the American Physical Therapy Association.

Brown, a PhD-trained and neurologic clinical specialist, is part of CHSP’s Division of Physical Therapy; she is also…

December 5, 2018

Crash. Bang. Wooh!

I looked up to see a physical therapy student rolling across the baseline of the basketball court at Charles J. Ping Center at Ohio University.

Her arms are up in exclamation and a volleyball is sitting in her lap. She is seated in a rugby wheelchair as her teammates finally found a way to score against the members of the Ohio…

September 27, 2018

Quad Rugby fundraiser returns on Oct. 13

Some of the most fun you can have on two wheels is back in the form of Quad Rugby 2018.

The fundraiser is held for the Buckeye Blitz, a semi-professional quad rugby team based in Columbus, and is being hosted by the Ohio University physical therapy division on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in OHIO’s Ping Center.

September 12, 2018

Physical therapy as an alternative to opioid use in pain management has gained national attention as more light shines on addiction, overdose and death due to opioids.

The month of September is recognized in the United States as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month with the goal of raising awareness of the gains made by those who identify as being in recovery and…

April 12, 2018

Recent graduate Andrew Lioi ('17) had the opportunity to participate in a physical therapy service trip to Haiti. Below, he gives his perspective on the experience: 

"I worked through the nonprofit organization STAND4Haiti, an organization that sets up a clinic in Port-du-Paix, Haiti, three times per year. The clinic offers free medical care to this underserved community. 


January 10, 2018

A recent collaboration between Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions’ physical therapy students and a group of OHIO engineering students is helping children in Botswana, Africa, stand up for their health — literally.

Janice Howman, director of clinical education within CHSP’s Division of Physical Therapy, challenged the students with the task of building a…

November 6, 2017

For more than 30 years, the physical therapy program has existed at Ohio University. For more than 30 years, Stephen Trotta has been part of the evolution of the program and while it continues to go strong, Trotta is preparing to close one chapter of his career.

In the Grover Center’s College of Health Sciences and Professions, Trotta readies a transition to retirement. The office is…

August 1, 2017

Scholarships can be a way to establish a legacy, promote a profession, give back and provide a bright future for a student. A recent scholarship endowment for the College of Health Sciences and Professions’ Physical Therapy Program is doing just that.

Like many students, Physical Therapist Stephen Trotta did not make it through college on his own. He earned degrees in zoology, physical…

May 30, 2017

DPT Class of 2020

We are proud to introduce the Graduating class of 2020.

A few quick facts about the class:

  • Average GPA of 3.73
  • GRE verbal score of 154
  • GRE quantitative score of 154

We have students coming from 23 different undergraduate programs:

  • Adrian College
  • Assumption College
  • Bowling Green…