Name: Tom Sears, Class of 2019 Undergrad: Wheeling Jesuit University Hometown: Moundsvill, WV Fun Fact: I once gave a ten minute impromptu (and decidedly silly) speech about apples for an undergraduate class. The ultimate question for me once I found the perfect PT school (Regis) was: How do I balance the rigors of PT school with my family, friends, and … Continue reading How to Find Your Work-Life Balance in PT School
Meet Maggie McKenna: Why Regis?
Name: Maggie McKenna, Class of 2019 Undergrad: University of Dayton Hometown: LaGrange, IL Fun Fact: I've been skydiving twice! Deciding where to go for a Doctor of Physical Therapy education is a big, life-changing decision…but also a very exciting one! Unlike some of my classmates, I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for at first, so my decision … Continue reading Meet Maggie McKenna: Why Regis?
Meet Chris Cook: Why Regis DPT?
Name: Chris Cook, Class of 2019Undergrad: University of Colorado - BoulderHometown: Tustin, CaFun Fact: I got paid to sail in the Sea of Cortez for 3 and a half weeks. Life is full of choices. Whether or not we realize it, we’re perpetually deciding between A and B--or C, D, and E for that … Continue reading Meet Chris Cook: Why Regis DPT?
What is the Regis DPT Interview Like?
Name: Monika Teter, Class of 2019 Hometown: Los Alamos, NM Undergrad: Colorado State University Fun Fact: I had a 5th wisdom tooth that had to be removed in 5th grade! We all remember sitting down for hours at a time: filling out PT school applications, finally hitting the daunting submit button, … Continue reading What is the Regis DPT Interview Like?
Interview FAQ for the Incoming Class of 2020
Now that we’re nearing the end of January, interview weekend is almost upon us! I can’t wait to meet this year’s prospective students, and I know everyone else in our Regis DPT community is excited as well. For everyone about to interview, I know the next few days can be stressful to say the least. … Continue reading Interview FAQ for the Incoming Class of 2020
What is the First Year of DPT School Like?
Name: Meg Kates, Class of 2019 Hometown: Herscher, IL Undergrad: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Fun Fact: I was the Spanish Student of the Year at my high school. ¡Me encanta Colorado! “I can’t believe you’re actually leaving.” “I know, but it’s okay. I’ll be home soon.” I hugged my best friend goodbye underneath a star-dotted sky. They … Continue reading What is the First Year of DPT School Like?
6 Weeks into PT School: Meet Kelsie Jordan
Name: Kelsie Jordan, Class of 2019 Hometown: Portland, OR Undergrad: Oregon State University Fun Fact: I spent the summer of 2014 studying in Salamanca, Spain. If I had to describe the first few weeks of PT school in one word, it would probably be “overwhelming.” I don’t even mean that in a negative way— so many of the experiences … Continue reading 6 Weeks into PT School: Meet Kelsie Jordan
Reflections on the First Year of PT School
Name: Rachel Maass, Class of 2018 Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado Undergrad: Colorado State University Fun Fact: I get the hiccups a lot. This first year of physical therapy school has been one of the longest, craziest, and hardest years of my life for sure. Looking back on the year, I am so proud of my classmates and … Continue reading Reflections on the First Year of PT School
Teaching Fitness Classes While in School
Name: Morgan Pearson, Class of 2017 Hometown: Gillette, WY Undergrad: University of Wyoming Fun Fact: I teach a fitness class called POUND…no, I’m not joking. Let me tell you more… What the heck is POUND? You may have read a blog post a couple of months ago that highlighted my teaching a fitness class to … Continue reading Teaching Fitness Classes While in School
Crash Course: How to Dress for PT School
The dreaded dress code! Our student handbook says: As future health care professionals, graduate students in physical therapy are expected to dress in a manner that exemplifies professionalism during class, during on campus activities, and in clinical situations. As scary as that sounds, it’s really not so bad. There is no need to run out and … Continue reading Crash Course: How to Dress for PT School
Commuting to Class: Meet Leigh Dugan
Name: Leigh Dugan Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts Undergrad: University of Massachusetts Amherst Fun Fact: My husband is in the military and we have moved 4 times in 2 years!! Hi, Class of 2019! Congratulations on your acceptance to the Regis DPT program; you will not regret your decision to come here. So, now that you have made the choice … Continue reading Commuting to Class: Meet Leigh Dugan
What is a Regis DPT service learning project?
Every semester, Regis DPT students participate in a service learning project that gives us the opportunity to work out in the community. Our first semester project didn’t happen due to some pesky snow; this semester, though, we had many options to get involved with different disabled populations. Others in my class spent time at weekend … Continue reading What is a Regis DPT service learning project?
Time and Life Management in a DPT program: Meet Amy Medlock
Name: Amy Medlock, Class of 2017 Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI Undergrad: University of Notre Dame Fun Fact: My right thumb is 1 cm shorter than the left Finals week. What a great time to be writing this post on time & life management. PT school is demanding and can often feel overwhelming, but it … Continue reading Time and Life Management in a DPT program: Meet Amy Medlock
How to pick the right PT school: Meet Madeleine Sutton
Name: Madeleine Sutton Hometown: Seattle, WA Undergrad: Seattle University Last year was my year of uncertainty. I had no idea where I would be going, I had no idea if I would get into school, and I had no back up plan. I was a 20-year-old girl finishing up her undergrad degree at a small university … Continue reading How to pick the right PT school: Meet Madeleine Sutton
On the interview weekend: Meet Michael Young
Michael Young Hometown: Madison, WI Undergrad: University of Wisconsin, Madison Fun fact: I visited 16 states in 30 days during an epic summer road trip. During the summer of 2014, I found myself in Denver, five hours early for a flight. It was a picturesque day: 82 degrees in the afternoon sun and even more comfortable in … Continue reading On the interview weekend: Meet Michael Young