Logo clarification for SDC apparel sale

Brenau logoThe Brenau arches and flames with “Brenau University 1878” is the logo that will be printed on the top left pocket of all the items included in the SDC apparel/shirt sale.

Dark colored apparel items will be embroidered with white arches for contrast, but most items will have the traditional black and gold arches. Please submit your order to Tiffany Wilson at ude.uanerb@3nosliwt by Oct. 31 to receive your items before the holiday break.

DPT student Peter Chrysosferidis helps organize state’s first Student Conclave

On Sept. 28, the Student Focused Interest Network (SFIN) of the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG) hosted the first-in-Georgia Student Conclave at Emory University School of Medicine. The Student Conclave covered topics such as how to thrive in the workplace, resume building and mock interviews, financing and student loan repayment plans, and State Board updates.

Brenau DPT student Peter Chrysosferidis serves as treasurer along with DPT students from UGA and Mercer on the SFIN board of officers, which promotes student involvement in PTAG and APTA. Congratulations to Peter for his efforts on the Student Conclave and supporting his fellow PT and PTA students statewide!

Heather Ross elected for GPT-PAC Board of Trustees

Heather RossHeather Ross, Physical Therapy Department chair, has been named as a trustee to the inaugural Board of Trustees for the Georgia Physical Therapy-Political Action Committee (GPT-PAC).

Ross joins a group of peers to focus on advocacy of the Physical Therapy profession in the state of Georgia.

First-year DPT students host nursing students for interprofessional experience

On Saturday, July 19, ten first year DPT students volunteered their time to host nursing students for an interprofessional educational opportunity. Physical therapy students shared their human anatomy dissections with nursing students and faculty.

This is the second in an emerging series of interprofessional gross anatomy learning experiences between these two programs.

Life South Blood Drive at Brenau Downtown Center July 8

Delta Rho Tau Physical Therapy Club invites you to a blood drive hosted by Life South.

Join us from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 8 in the Thomas Atrium of the Brenau Downtown Center. You can schedule your appointment online. Walk-ins are welcome anytime.

One Wellness Activity Point will be awarded to employees for participating.

Collegiate Grill is offering free fries with purchase of burger and a drink for all donors.

Brenau PT Student Selected for House Usher at APTA Conference

Jonathan Casas

Jonathan Casas, SPT, in the Department of Physical Therapy has been selected to serve as a House Usher at the 2019 House of Delegates session at the American Physical Therapy Association’s NEXT Conference. The conference is held June 12-15 in Chicago, Illinois.

This is a special honor for this well-deserving student and an opportunity to provide Brenau University national visibility. Congratulations, Jonathan!

Student elected treasurer of statewide Student Physical Therapy Network

Peter Chrysosferidis

The Brenau Department of Physical Therapy faculty and staff are proud to announce that Peter Chrysosferidis was elected by his student physical therapy peers across the state to the office of treasurer for the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia’s Student Physical Therapy Network.

Founded in 1992, the SPTN is a component of PTAG that is organized by and designed for student physical therapists and student physical therapist assistants. Its objective is to identify and respond to areas of concern related to students, promote the role of students in PT practice, promote membership and participation in the American Physical Therapy Association and its many components, and assist PTAG in its objectives and functions.

As the newly elected treasurer, Peter becomes the first Brenau student to be elected as an officer on the SPTN board. Please join us in congratulating Peter!

Physical Therapy Students to present their Graduation Capstone Projects

The Doctor of Physical Therapy graduating class of 2019 invites all Brenau faculty, staff and students to join them from 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Brenau Downtown Center Meeting Room C for the public viewing of their Capstone Posters.

Students will present the research they have completed on topics related to physical therapy in various areas of interest to all Brenau faculty, students and the community. Some subjects include: caregiver burden, animal assisted interventions, adolescent health and fitness, and effects of yoga, among many more.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Physical Therapy Students Honored at State Meeting

Two Brenau students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program were awarded scholarships during the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia’s imPacT Awards Luncheon held at Georgia State University on March 23.

Jacob Weller received the Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy/Team Rehab Scholarship award and Eva Blais received the Early Career/Student Scholarship for ImPacT 2019.

Congratulations Jacob and Eva!

Brenau Babies Help OT and PT Students in Lab

OT and PT Students learn with the babies of Brenau community members

Kelly Peters's son, William, helping some students become more comfortable with their first pediatric evaluation.

Students from the departments of Occupational and Physical Therapy came together Jan. 18 to learn pediatric motor development. Families from the Brenau community brought their infants to help provide an experiential learning moment for 58 students. The day was a collaborative effort by professors Celeste Alexander, Tammy Buck, Laura Carpenter and Stacey Hoffman.

OT and PT Students learn with the babies of Brenau community members

OT and PT students analyzing DPT student Lee Parker’s son, Dru.