By Erin Lee, Class of 2023 First, let’s just acknowledge that none of us chose to be here like this. No one decided this was a good idea or that anything “good” beyond surviving should come of this. In fact, if you’re reading this it’s safe to say that most of your plans for 2020 … Continue reading Thoughts of a First Year Student on Hybrid DPT Learning
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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
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
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…
Finals Week: A Beautiful Struggle
It’s that time of the year again… No, we’re not talking about the holidays. It’s Finals Week, the crescendo of each physical therapy (PT) school semester. If you haven't experienced a finals week in PT school, then here are a few ideas of what Regis students encounter during this time each semester. …but first, Practicals … Continue reading Finals Week: A Beautiful Struggle
DPT School Nutrition: 4 Ways to Eat Healthy
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
What to Do When You Get Into PT School
Name: Davis Ngo, Class of 2020! Undergrad: University of California, San Diego Hometown: San Jose, CA Fun Fact: My favorite animals are manatees because they're just the chillest. You’ve gotten into PT school! Now What? This is it. You’ve done it. You were accepted into Regis University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. It makes sense you got into … Continue reading What to Do When You Get Into PT School
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?
What is it like to be in the military and PT school?
Name: Zach Taillie, Class of 2018 Hometown: Phoenix, NY Undergrad: SUNY Cortland Fun Fact: I've been in the Air Force for 6 years. You may not believe this, but NASCAR Technical Institute is a bit of a dead-end school. You read that right—there is a school completely dedicated to folks who want to learn about race car maintenance and … Continue reading What is it like to be in the military and PT school?
Commuting, anatomy groups, and transitions: Meet Amanda Rixey
Amanda Rixey Hometown: Overland Park, KS Undergrad: University of Kansas Fun fact: I used to be a ballet dancer. Transitioning from life as a dance major in undergrad to life as a physical therapy student was a challenge. I used to spend eight or more hours a day in dance classes or rehearsals with a few science … Continue reading Commuting, anatomy groups, and transitions: Meet Amanda Rixey
Transitioning to PT school: Meet Chris Lew
Christopher Lew Hometown: Eugene, OR Undergrad: University of Portland Fun fact: I have a whistle reminiscent of various fairy tale soundtracks...or so I'm told. On the first semester and transitioning into graduate school: First semester of PT school: check. Reflecting on how PT school has been thus far will now, hopefully, be more objective following … Continue reading Transitioning to PT school: Meet Chris Lew