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  1. Doctor of Physical Therapy Program jointly sponsored by: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Health Related Professions & The Graduate School at Camden

  2. Rutgers Programs on the Rowan University campus in Stratford • SHRP Programs • Physical Therapy • Psychological Rehabilitation • Respiratory Therapy • Other RU Schools on this campus • Nursing • Public Health

  3. Rutgers-Camden Campus

  4. Why Should You Choose the DPT Program in Stratford? • Small class size • Faculty who facilitate professional growth • Excellent student/faculty ratio • Friendly suburban campus • Low cost

  5. Program Overview

  6. The DPT Program • Graduates of the Program earn a DPT degree after successful completion of 3 years of study and 110 credits. • The Program has been accredited to offer the DPT degree by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education since 2006.

  7. DPT Program Mission Statement The mission of the program is to educate students to become generalist physical therapists prepared to advance towards autonomous practice and committed to humanistic principles through education, scholarship, community service, and clinical practice.

  8. Tuition* • Physical Therapy Tuition Rate • In-State • $ 744.00/credit • Out-of-State • $ 1,210.00/credit *updated 9/13

  9. Total Program Tuition Estimate *updated 9/11/13

  10. Sample Student Schedule:Summer Semester 1

  11. DPT Program Community Service Activities • Migrant Farm Workers’ Project

  12. Additional DPT Program Community Service Activities • Annual Balance and Fall Prevention Screening • NJ-Fit-for-Life • PT Information Booth at Reading Terminal Market • SPTA Service Activities • Rutgers-Camden Graduate and Professional Fair

  13. Admissions Overview Evan Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS Co-chair, Admissions Committee Stephanie Muth, PT, PhD, NCS Co-chair, Admissions Committee

  14. Application Deadlines • The DPT Program began accepting applications for the class beginning in May, 2014 on July 15, 2013. • Electronic applications must be submitted by October 15, 2013. • All supporting documents must be received by November 15, 2013.

  15. Application Components • Electronic Application form and $65 fee (on-line) • Personal statement (on-line or mailed in) • PT experience form • Resume • Three letters of recommendation • Prerequisite verification form • Official transcripts – two copies • GRE scores (Code: 2092)

  16. Prerequisite Requirements(Fall of 2013 applications for May, 2014 start date) • 1 course in Biology at science major or premedicine level with laboratories • 2 courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology at science major or premedicine level with laboratories • 2 courses in Chemistry at science major or premedicine level with laboratories • 2 courses in Physics at science major or premedicine level with laboratories • 4 courses in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities • 1 course in Writing Composition • 1 course in Statistics

  17. Prerequisite Requirements (Fall of 2014 applications for May 2015 or later start date) • 2 courses in Biology at science major or pre-medicine level with laboratories (excluding botany) • 2 courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology at science major or pre-medicine level with laboratories • 2 courses in Chemistry at science major or pre-medicine level with laboratories • 2 courses in Physics at science major or pre-medicine level with laboratories • 1 course in Psychology • 1 course in Statistics

  18. Application Process • The application process is electronic: • • Click on “Ready to apply”. Review any items listed that interest you. Click on Find out what questions are on the application by previewing our application. • Click on “Ready to apply” at the bottom of the page. • Additional information can be found on our Program’s website located at:

  19. General Admission Criteria • Academic performance • Personal experience and development • Commitment to PT

  20. Admission Decisions: Processes • Admissions Committee Review • Candidate’s application and supporting documents are reviewed. • Interview • Qualified candidates are contacted to arrange an interview. • Conducted by 2 faculty members for one or more qualified candidates. • Interviews expected to be scheduled in December 2013 and January 2014 • Decision • Candidates are notified of decision by the Rutgers-Camden Office of Graduate Admissions Program Website:

  21. Curriculum Overview

  22. Program Stats: Outcomes • Licensure Exam Pass Rate: • Ultimate Pass Rate for 3 years*: 96.49% *weighted average for 2009-2011 (as of 9/13 downloaded from their update 1/29/13) • Graduation rate*: 90% (Class 2011) • Employment Rate (within 6 months of passing licensure examination): 100 % (Class of 2010) *updated 9/11/13

  23. Program Director: Marie Koval Nardone, PT, MS, EdD Co-Directors of Clinical Education: Dennise B. Krencicki, PT, DPT, MA Adrienne H. Simonds, PT, MPT Faculty: Evan Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS Robert Dekerlegand, PT, MPT, CCS Richard Ferraro, PT, MPT, PhD David M. Kietrys, PT, PhD, OCS Dennise B. Krencicki, PT, DPT, MA Stephanie Muth, PT, PhD, NCS Marie KovalNardone, PT, MS, EdD Adrienne H. Simonds, PT, MPT PT Program Full-Time Faculty

  24. PT Program Adjunct and Clinical Faculty: • Daniel Adams, PT, MPT • Ruth Dale Badyrka, PT, MEd • Theodore Bross, EdD • Mark Butler, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT • Carman A. Ciervo, DO, FACOFP • Jodi Coates, PT, DPT • Heather Dillon Anderson, PT, DPT, NCS • William Egan, PT, DPT, OCS • Jodi Handler, PT, BS, DPT • Lance Knaub, PT, DPT • Kelly Kover, PT, MPT, OCS, MCO • Joseph Martin, PhD • Lewis Minella, PT, DPT • Brian Mulligan, PT, MPT • Mary Ellen O’Neill, PT, MS, PCS • Michelle Peterson, PT, DPT • Kevin Schnitzer, PT, MPT • Michael Speirs, BA • Kenneth Turley, PT, MPT, NCS • Arthur Washburn, PhD • Kristen Yost, PT, DPT • Donna M. Ziarkowski Phillips, PT, PhD, CHT

  25. Marie Koval Nardone, PT, MS, EdDAssociate Professor and Program Director • Education • EdD in Educational Leadership in Curriculum and • Instruction – University of Delaware • MS in Physical Therapy - Duke University • Professional Interests • APTA Education, Cardiopulmonary and Vascular, Health Policy & Research Sections • Research Interests • Clinical Education and Interprofessional Education • Development of Professional Competence • Selected Presentations • Rosenthal, M, Nardone, M Koval, Rittersbach, J, Merians, A, Parrott, J, Denmark, R (2013, October 24). “Interprofessional education and simulation as methods to improve student clinical placement: Results of department meetings and focus groups.” Orlando, Florida: The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. • Nardone, M. K (2004, June). “The development of competence in physical therapy clinical education.” American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

  26. Stephanie Muth, PT, PhD ABPTS Neurologic Certified Specialist • Education • PhD - Temple University • MPT Degree - Thomas Jefferson University • BS in Biology – Elizabethtown College • Research and Clinical Interests • Applied biomechanics • Shoulder rehabilitation • Selected Scholarly Activities • 1 Peer reviewed journal article, 10 national presentations, 1 international presentation • Outstanding Research Poster Award, Orthopedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association – Combined Sections Meeting, 2012 • Grants • “Neuromotor Effects of Thoracic Spine Thrust Mobilization in People with Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy”, Spring, 2013, 15K, Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

  27. Robert Dekerlegand, PT, MPT, CCSABPTS Cardiopulmonary Certified Specialist • Education • BS – Richard Stockton College of New Jersey • MPT – Allegheny University • PhD Candidate – UMDNJ –SHRP • Recipient of 2012 SHRP Excellence in Teaching Award • Research and Clinical Interests • Adults with cystic fibrosis • Exercise limitations in chronic illness • Intensive-care and acute care rehabilitation • Selected Scholarly Activity • Dekerlegand, R. L., Donegan, J., Gilligan, D., Messaros, C., Stout, M., Szymborski, L., Myslinski, M.J. (2013). Inspiratory Muscle Training as an Adjunct to Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA. January 2013. (Poster) • Swisher, A.K., Downs, A.M., and Dekerlegand, R.L., CF 101 for the Physical Therapist. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

  28. Dave Kietrys, PT, PhD, OCSABPTS Orthopedic Certified Specialist • Education • BS - University of Delaware • MS - Hahnemann University • PhD - Temple University • Research and Clinical Interests • Repetitive Motion Injuries / Text Messaging • Efficacy of Yoga • Rehabilitation of Individuals with HIV Disease • Scholarly Activity 14 peer reviewed articles; 4 book chapters. Recent publications: • Kietrys, D.M., Palombaro, K.M., Azzaretto, E., Hubler, R., Schaller, B., Schlussel, J., & Tucker, M. (2013). Effectiveness of dry needling for upper-quarter myofascial pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JOSPT, 43(9), 620-634. • Galantino, M.L, Belthoff, C., Bessemer, E., Carey, W., Grow, L., Homan, G., & Kietrys, D.M. (2013). Screening tools for distal sensory polyneuropathy associated with HIV disease. Rehabilitation Oncology, 31(3), 19-23. • Kietrys, D.M., Barr-Gillespie, A.E., Amin, M., Wade, C.K., Popoff, S.N., & Barbe M.F. (2012). Aging contributes to inflammation in upper extremity tendons and declines in forelimb agility in a rat model of upper extremity overuse. PLOS One, 7(10), e46954 • Grants • “The Biological Effects of an Eight-week Yoga Program on Persons with Multiple Sclerosis”, April 2013, 20K, New Jersey Health Foundation • “The Effects of a Four-week Yoga Proagrams on Persons with HIV-disease related distal sensory polyneuropathy”, June 2013, 5K, APTA Oncology Section Research Award

  29. Dennise Krencicki, PT, DPT, MACo-Director of Clinical Education • Education • Post Professional DPT – UMDNJ • MA in Applied Physiology - Columbia University • BS in Physical Therapy – Boston University • Professional Activities • Member, Secretary and Vice Chair: NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners • Past President and Chief Delegate, APTA-NJ • Chapter Delegate – 19 years • Recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award, SHRP-UMDNJ • Research Interests • Professional Ethics/Clinical Education/Cultural Competency • Scholarly Activities • “Ethics and NJ Jurisprudence”. With Karen Wilk, PT, DPT, PT. • Multiple presentations from 2009 – 2011

  30. Evan Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCSABPTS Neurologic Certified Specialist • Education • PhD - Trident University International, 2010 • BS and MA - Touro College, 1992 • Selected Professional Activities • APTA Neurology Section • PTNOW Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Summary • Multiple Sclerosis Outcomes Measures Task Force • Recipient of a 2012 Distinguished Service Award • Research and clinical practice interests • Motor control of gait and walking • PT management of persons with multiple sclerosis • Scholarly Activity • Two published articles, two monographs and twelve national presentations • Grant: “The Effects of an Eight-Week Yoga Program on Persons with Multiple Sclerosis” April 2012, 20K, Foundation of UMDNJ

  31. Adrienne Simonds, PT, MPT Co-Director of Clinical Education • Education • MPT Degree - University of Scranton • PhD Candidate - Nova Southeastern University • Research and Clinical Interests • Prenatal and postpartum physical therapy • Foot and ankle biomechanics • Professional Activities • APTA NJ Women’s Health Special Interest Group • APTA Women’s Health, Orthopedics, and Education Sections • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor • Selected Scholarly Activity • Simonds AH, Bryant K, Gazda A, Hreha M, Pilgrim L, Martin C. Effectiveness of Manual Therapy for Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnant and Postpartum Clients: A Systematic Review. Poster Presentation. Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA. San Diego, CA. January 2013.

  32. Richard Ferraro, PT, MPT, PhDAssistant Professor of Physical Therapy • Education • PhD – Seton Hall University, Health Sciences • MPT Degree – College of Staten Island • Research and Clinical Interests • Orthopedic and sports rehabilitation • Gait analysis • Youth sports and overuse injuries • Prosthetics and orthotics • Selected Scholarly Activity • Ferraro, R., Pinto-Zipp, G., Simpkins, S., Clark, M. (2013) The effects of incline walking surface and balance abilities on spatiotemporal gait parameters of older adults. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Jan-March; 36(1), 31-38. • Ferraro, R., Andrasko, C., DeCord, A., DeWitt, R., Solecki, S.,Werner, D. (2013) Effectiveness of various treatment interventions for posterior shoulder capsule tightness and glenohumeral internal rotation deficit in overhead athletes: Poster presentation. CSM, San Diego, Ca.

  33. Questions… and Answers

  34. Thank you for attending ! • Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions • Program Contact Information • (856) 566 – 6456 • • • Campus Virtual Tours • (Rutgers-Camden) • General information • • Online applications •