Monday, January 28, 2013

Faculty and Students Present Research at CSM 2013

Graduates, current students and faculty from the Rockhurst Physical Therapy Department traveled to San Diego during late January (21st - 24th) to present the results of their various research projects at the 2013 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting.

Current faculty Jean Hiebert and Brian McKiernan joined former faculty Ellen Spake and several current and former physical therapy students to present posters of their projects in the Exhibit Hall of the convention.

The titles and authors of the posters are listed below. You can click on the graphic of any poster to enlarge it so that you can take a closer look.


Health and Wellness Behaviors of Students
Enrolled in Physical Therapist Education Programs
Brian J. McKiernan, PT, PhD; Jennifer L. Keener, SPT
Kelly A. Loyet, SPT; Chelsey L. Nassen, SPT
Andra K. Woods, SPT


The Incidence of Academic Dishonesty
Among Physical Therapist Students

in Entry-Level Programs With Honor Codes
Ellen F. Spake PT, PhD; Megan E. Wickey DPT
Tyler F. Newton DPT


The Effect of Ventilatory Strategies on Movement
Kayla Krueger, SPT; Jennifer Bedell, SPT; Tommy Frevert, SPT
Peter Nguyen, SPT; Jamie Torres, SPT
Aaron DeGreeff, SPT; Jean Hiebert, PT, PhD


The Effect of Ventilation on One Legged Squats
Megan Barr, SPT; Allison Corby, SPT; Brianna LeGrand, SPT
Kimberly  Reed, SPT; and Jean Hiebert, PT, PhD

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Congratulations to Justin Trent on Clinical Educator Award


The Department of Physical Therapy Education is proud to announce that Justin Trent, DPT (PT '10) has been named the 2012 recipient of the Kathy Johnson Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

This award is given annually by the Central ACCE Consortium which is made up of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education (ACCE) and Directors of Clinical Education (DCE) from DPT and PTA programs in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas.   Faculty from all programs in the consortium are invited to nominate clinicians who have demonstrated outstanding skills mentoring and educating PT and PTA students during clinical internships. The nominees are reviewed by a committee within the consortium which determines the award recipient.

Justin was nominated by Ann Marie Decker (Rockhurst ACCE) with support from DPT students from the Rockhurst Class of 2012. Justin's nomination highlighted his outstanding skills as an educator in the clinic and in the classroom. He was commended for his dedication to his clients and to his students.

Please join us in congratulating Justin on receiving this award. He will be honored and formally receive the award during research day activities on March 1.