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Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Students and Alumni Assemble in Indianapolis

March 13, 2015

Whether by plane, train, or automobile, Drexel alumni, students, and friends converged in downtown Indianapolis to attend the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting and Drexel University Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences reception on February 6, 2015.

In conjunction with APTA and the Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO), Drexel DPT students had the opportunity to network and connect with faculty and alumni who are now seasoned PT professionals.

The reception was part of a week filled with educational seminars, presentations, networking opportunities and forums. Students had the option to attend numerous seminars, which provided education in both beginner and advanced level topics such as Sports Orthopedics. Students also had the opportunity to attend daily poster forums where they could learn about current research being done by working PTs. Lastly, they were able to visit the “Exhibit Hall,” where several different sponsors and employers provided information about career opportunities and current trends in PT technology. Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions also hosted a unique alumni event, where DPT students met Drexel PT faculty members and DPT alumni.

The benefits offered to students were endless. According to Drexel DPT student Kayla Kotteles, “I gained knowledge about different sections of physical therapy and learned about a lot of new research. I also really enjoyed being around people in my future profession for a few days and seeing the world of physical therapy. I gained confidence after attending the educational sessions and realizing I know so much of the information.”