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
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
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
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
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
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?
Finding Your Work-Life Balance in PT School
Katherine Koch discusses adjusting to PT school and how to enjoy CO while staying motivated in 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?
Meet the Class of 2019 President: David Cummins
Name: David Cummins, Class of 2019 Hometown: Cortez, CO Undergrad: Fort Lewis College Fun Fact: I've moved 17 times since graduating high school When I received a letter from Regis University notifying me that I’d been accepted into their DPT program, I panicked. I had been working hard to get into PT school, but the reality of … Continue reading Meet the Class of 2019 President: David Cummins
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
Counting down to more blog posts…
Tune in tomorrow for our first blog post of the new school year!
A Guide to Passing the Comp Exam
The comprehensive exam is a two-part test that encompasses all class material through the first two years of PT school. It is the last major hurdle in the quest to obtain the beloved PT diploma. It’s very similar to fighting the giant hand at the end of single player Super Smash Bros. If you have … Continue reading A Guide to Passing the Comp Exam
Flat Stanley Goes to Clinical
Name: Nicole Darragh, Class of 2017 Hometown: Columbus, OH Undergrad: Regis University Fun Fact: I think kale is totally overrated. The Class of 2017 recently returned from their second clinical rotations with a plethora of new knowledge and stories to share. Some students even had a visitor along the way: Flat Stanley. Flat Stanley is … Continue reading Flat Stanley Goes to Clinical
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?