Interviews are right around the corner for prospective Regis DPT students, and current students and faculty could not be more excited to welcome them to our campus. We wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on just a few of the myriad of diverse reasons that our current students chose Regis. Some first-year students reflected … Continue reading Hey Class of 2022, Why Regis?
Student Spotlight: Johnny Herrera discuses the APTA National Student Conclave
Name: Johnny Herrera, Class of 2021, Colorado APTA Core Ambassador in 2018-2019 Undergrad: Grand View University Hometown: Santiago, Dominican Republic Fun Fact: During my junior and senior years of high school I only had class on Saturdays A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure of attending the National Student Conclave (NSC) in Albuquerque, New … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Johnny Herrera discuses the APTA National Student Conclave
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ira Gorman discusses healthcare policy and PT advocacy
Like most physical therapists, my passion for PT arose from the desire to empower people to achieve their greatest state of well-being and functional independence. However, as I progress in my education, I am learning that the simple goal of helping people can be far more complex in our convoluted healthcare system. Furthermore, if I … Continue reading Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ira Gorman discusses healthcare policy and PT advocacy
Practice What You Preach: Modeling a Lifestyle of Movement
Name: Tara Dirocco, Class of 2021 Undergraduate: UC Berkeley Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA Do you find yourself needing PT from being in PT school? Is this the most you’ve sat still in a long time? These questions consumed me on my first week of PT school. I could not handle (or believe!) all of the sitting, … Continue reading Practice What You Preach: Modeling a Lifestyle of Movement
Why We Chose Regis: Reflections From Current DPT Students
I interviewed at Regis roughly one year ago, and as I look back on that day, I realize my decision to accept my spot in the DPT Class of 2021 was an easy one. I decided I wanted to pursue physical therapy when I was 18 years old. I spent over 200 hours in observation, … Continue reading Why We Chose Regis: Reflections From Current DPT Students
Farewell Marcia Smith!
Name: Marcia Smith, PT, Ph.D. As we sadly said farewell at the end of the summer to another beloved faculty member, Marcia Smith, who has been with us at Regis for 20 years, second-year student Meg Kates made sure to catch some of her words of wisdom before her retirement! Read the interview below for … Continue reading Farewell Marcia Smith!
Farewell Tom McPoil!
Name: Thomas McPoil, PT, PhD, FAPTA Hometown: Sacramento California Fun fact: I like to play golf - at one point, I became a 10 handicapper As we approached the end of July, the Regis Physical Therapy family prepared to say goodbye to some very important members of our family. With heavy hearts, but happy smiles, … Continue reading Farewell Tom McPoil!
How to Pass the NPTE
Name: Carol Passarelli, Class of 2018 Undergrad: University of Southern California (fight on) Hometown: Mountain View, CA Fun Fact: Llamas don’t have fur or hair; it’s called fiber. Pretty cool. Or warm, actually. Depends on the fiber count. Wow, does it feel good to write that title and have it be true! Are there countless tips and tricks … Continue reading How to Pass the NPTE
How Can the APTA Help Me?
Name: Lina Kleinschmidt Undergrad: Pacific University Hometown: Stuttgart, Germany Fun fact: I was born and raised in Stuttgart, Germany As a physical therapy student and future physical therapist, the APTA is something you will hear about over and over again. With job opportunities, continuing education classes, research updates and legislation information, the APTA has endless … Continue reading How Can the APTA Help Me?
Budget Tips for Students
Name: Jaegger Olden Undergrad: Central Washington University Hometown: Aberdeen, Washington (on the peninsula, no not by Seattle) Fun fact: my spirit animal is a hangry Terry Crews I have been in college for almost a decade. So you could say I am what comes close to being a professional student. However, with that title comes heaping … Continue reading Budget Tips for Students
Mental Health Wellness in DPT School
Name: Abbey Ferguson With all of its incredible opportunities, graduate school, especially a doctorate program, also brings a new amount of stress and anxiety. It is a pressure cooker for bringing out both the best and the worst in us, and as my first year came to a close, I found myself drowning in mental … Continue reading Mental Health Wellness in DPT School
Student Spotlight: How I Lost the Most Valuable Ligament
Name: Erin Lemberger, Class of 2020 Undergrad: University of Northern Colorado Hometown: Littleton, CO Fun Fact: A one humped camel is called a Dromedary and a two humped camel is called a Bactrian. Let me just tell you about my first semester of PT school. I’ll start off by saying that PT school is a lot … Continue reading Student Spotlight: How I Lost the Most Valuable Ligament
5 Ways to Spend Your Time When You Are Not Studying…
Name: Courtney Backward Undergrad: Oklahoma Wesleyan University Hometown: Salina, OK Fun Fact: I am the world's most awkward high-five giver/receiver. One of my classmates once said “PT school is neither a marathon nor a sprint. It is both at the same time.” That statement resonated with me on a personal level. During my first year … Continue reading 5 Ways to Spend Your Time When You Are Not Studying…
Managing Your Posture in PT School
Name: Joshua Holland Undergrad: Idaho State University Hometown: Centennial, Colorado Fun fact: Before PT school, I worked at a BBQ restaurant in Missoula, MT called Notorious P.I.G. Last week, I was editing my Biomechanics skills video when I noticed a curly-haired DPT student in my video with fairly poor posture. I was far from excited … Continue reading Managing Your Posture in PT School
How to Spend your Time before Starting Physical Therapy School
Name: Kelsie Jordan Undergrad: Oregon State University Hometown: Portland, OR Fun Fact: I hiked Longs Peak the weekend before finals week (along with some other classmates – who needs to study, right?) Take a deep breath. Now, let it out slowly. Soak in this feeling of relief. At least for this moment, you have nothing … Continue reading How to Spend your Time before Starting Physical Therapy School