Name: Janki Patel, Class of 2020 Hometown: Fremont, CA Undergrad: University of California, Davis Fun Fact: I hiked a 14er (Mount Democrat) for the first time...three days after moving from the Bay Area's sea level. If you are currently enrolled in physical therapy (PT) school, or attended in your past, you can probably identify with the struggle of … Continue reading DPT School Nutrition: 4 Ways to Eat Healthy
Lessons Learned During the First Clinical Experience
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. When I tell people I was in California for my first clinical rotation, everyone’s minds seem to jump to the flashy big cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, or San Francisco. Sorry guys, I … Continue reading Lessons Learned During the First Clinical Experience
The 2017 Move Forward 5K/10K Race
Name: Laura Baker, Class of 2018 Undergrad: University of New Hampshire, Durham Hometown: Seville, Ohio Fun Fact: I spent a year as an intern for the School for Field Studies in Queensland, Australia! I drove students around on the "wrong" side of the road, went on bird counting outings at 3 am, pet boa constrictors with professional herpetologists, … Continue reading The 2017 Move Forward 5K/10K Race
How to Manage Your Money in DPT School
Name: Kim Bjorkman, Class of 2019 Undergrad: University of Puget Sound Hometown: Jackson, WY Fun Fact: I sang the national anthem at rodeos when I was in high school! Living as a graduate student does not mean that you must subsist on Top Ramen and canned soup, but it does require taking responsibility for your finances and making … Continue reading How to Manage Your Money in DPT School
Staying Grounded in PT School, Method 42: Silence
Name: Blake Miller, Class of 2019 Undergrad: Whitworth University Hometown: Missoula, MT Fun Fact: I grew up 20 minutes from a ski resort but never downhill skied until moving to Colorado this year. It’s an age-old story: a small-town boy moves to the big city to pursue his dreams of fame and fortune, only to face trials and challenges … Continue reading Staying Grounded in PT School, Method 42: Silence
What Did the Class of 2019 do Over Summer Break?
Name: Kassidy Stecklein, Class of 2019 Undergrad: Kansas State University, KS Hometown: Hays, KS Fun Fact: I really, really enjoy tornado weather. Mission trips, senior trips, and retreats, oh my! (I’m from Kansas, I just had to 🙂 ) As roughly a quarter of our class journeyed through Utah, people constantly asked us why we were all together. … Continue reading What Did the Class of 2019 do Over Summer Break?
Summer in Colorado: Dispersed Camping 101
Name: Kate Bostwick, Class of 2018 Undergrad: University of Portland, OR Hometown: Pendleton, OR Fun Fact: I actually enjoy doing burpees. First thing’s first: the answer is yes...yes, there is time to get away from Regis for a weekend and put off studying for Cliff’s neuroscience class or practicing manual therapy skills until Sunday night...AND … Continue reading Summer in Colorado: Dispersed Camping 101
5 Ways to Impress During Your Practical Exams
Name: Abbey Ferguson, Class of 2019 Undergrad: Westmont College, CA Hometown: Sacramento, CA Fun Fact: I absolutely love to dance! If any of you out there are dancers in need of a new dance studio here in Denver, I can definitely hook you up! Lab practicals are often the most terrifying and anxiety-provoking parts of physical therapy … Continue reading 5 Ways to Impress During Your Practical Exams
Coming to PT School From Another Career
Quite a few of our classmates came to physical therapy school after 1, 2, or even 3 previous careers! Laura and Tara are academic all-stars, wonderful additions to our Class of 2018 cohort, and have some of the coolest past experiences out there. Name: Laura Baker, Class of 2018 Undergrad: University of New Hampshire, … Continue reading Coming to PT School From Another Career
How to Conquer Time Management
Name: Sarina Tamura, Class of 2018 Undergrad: University of Colorado at Boulder Hometown: Aurora, CO Fun Fact: I won 2nd place at the World Cup Stacking Championships in 5th grade! You dance. Why? My life has always been an endless mixtape of dynamic tracks. Two days after graduating from CU Boulder in 2014, I started work as … Continue reading How to Conquer Time Management
Why Become a Physical Therapist?
Name: Nathaniel Pryor, Class of 2019 Undergrad: Regis University Hometown: Deposit, NY Fun Fact: I love completing ruck marches of ridiculous lengths for charity. Longest to date is 32 miles. It was the second day of a 3-day air assault in Afghanistan. Our platoon was busy searching houses in 120-degree weather. The sun was … Continue reading Why Become a Physical Therapist?
How to Find Your Work-Life Balance in PT School
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?
A Typical Day as a DPT Student in Colorado
Name: Alex Lubahn, Class of 2019 Hometown: Winona, MN Undergrad: University of Minnesota Fun Fact:I won my elementary school's cursive handwriting contest 3 years in a row What to do in Colorado…such a simple question but so difficult to answer. Why? There are about a million different amazing things (give or take) to do in this beautiful state. Do … Continue reading A Typical Day as a DPT Student in Colorado