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  • Ford Receives Research Award from Physical Therapy Association

    Associate professor and chair of Samford University's Department of Physical Therapy, Matthew P. Ford, PT, PhD, received the America Physical Therapy Association's Chattanooga Research Award during the association's NEXT Conference & Exposition held in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 11-14, 2014.
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    Dept. of Physical Therapy Now Accepting Applications for Inaugural Class

    The Department of Physical Therapy in Samford University's School of Health Professions is now accepting applications for the inaugural cohort in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program. Accepted students will begin courses in summer 2015.
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    Professor Uses Treadmill as Primary Work Station

    Samford professor Alan P. Jung, chair of the kinesiology department, uses a treadmill instead of a chair and desk at his primary workstation. The purpose is not to exercise, but rather to reduce sitting time.
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    Matt Ford Joins the School of Health Professions

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    Margaret Johnson Joins the School of Health Professions

    Margaret L. Johnson, SLP.D., CCC­SLP, joined the College of Health Sciences as associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in August 2013. She has more than 25 years of clinical experience in neurogenic speech­ language pathology and currently practices at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the area of aphasia.
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  • Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA  22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

    Samford University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE.  The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage.  Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status.  Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved.  Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.