The conclave was sponsored by the Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) of the Kansas Physical Therapy Association (KPTA) and was hosted by the Department of Physical Therapy Education at Rockhurst.
Four Rockhurst PT students serve as officers of the KPTA SSIG and were instrumental in organizing and executing this huge event. Christopher Robl (PT '11) is chairman, Eric Bradshaw (PT '11) is vice chairman, Megan Kaufman (PT '12) is secretary and Ashley De Los Reyes (PT '12) is treasurer.
The event was free for students who are currently enrolled in PT or PTA programs and featured presentations by guest speakers on topics ranging from running to golfing to canine rehabilitation to the spine and much more.
Besides educational presentations, student attendees had the opportunity to have their resumes critiqued by managers and directors of PT clinics/departments and to participate in mock interviews. An exhibit hall was set up in the morning and provided students with the opportunity to talk with future employers and a ranger of vendors from all over the country.
The SSIG is operated under the umbrella of the KPTA "by the students, for the students". It is designed to allow PT and PTA students to meet, confer, and promote interests about classes, the KPTA, and APTA.
You can learn more about the KPTA SSIG by looking them up on Facebook or visiting their web site (http://www.kptassig.com/).
Congratulations to all who planned and attended this great event! Rockhurst PT Education looks forward to hosting future events for KPTA SSIG.
Rockhurst PT students who serve as officers of KPTA SSIG (from left): Megan Kaufman, Ashley De Los Reyes, Chris Robl, Eric Bradshaw.