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2013-2014 University Catalog 
    
2013-2014 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Therapy


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Mission

The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy is to educate doctor of physical therapy students to practice autonomously within an evolving, complex, and diverse healthcare environment.

Vision

The vision of the Department of Physical Therapy is that graduates of the doctor of physical therapy program become healthcare professionals distinguished by leadership, innovation, and excellence in a dynamic and diverse global society.

Goals

  • Professional Practice: Graduates will use the best evidence to demonstrate reflective clinical decision making and skill performance in all aspects of patient/client management to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Practice Management: Graduates will be able to practice autonomously within an evolving, complex, and diverse healthcare environment.
  • Leadership: Graduates will be engaged in leadership activities tailored to meet their own goals for professional development.

Faculty

Marc Campolo
BS (Hunter College); MA (Adelphi University); PhD (Seton Hall University)
ABPTS Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Phone 215.596.8681
E-mail: m.campol@usciences.edu

Kevin Cody
Professor Emeritus

Michelle E. Cohen
BA (Beaver College); MEd, PhD (Temple)
Professor of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Associate Dean, Samson College of Health Sciences
Phone: 215.596.8540
E-mail: m.cohen@usciences.edu

Eric Folkins
BS (Minnesota); MPT (Southern California); DPT (Western)
ABPTS Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
Director, Clinical Education
Phone: 215.596.7086
E-mail: e.folkins@usciences.edu

Lisa Hoglund
BS, Certificate in PT (University of Michigan); PhD (Temple) 
ABPTS Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics
Certified in McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Phone: 215.596.8541
E-mail: l.hoglun@usciences.edu

Carol A. Maritz
BA (Glassboro); Certificate in PT (Hahnemann); MS (St. Joseph’s); EdD (Nova Southwestern University)
ABPTS Board-Certified Specialist in Geriatrics
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Vice Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Phone: 215.596.8683
E-mail: c.maritz@usciences.edu

Peter J. Miller
BS (New York); MHS (Washington); PhD (Temple)
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Associate Dean, Assessment and Accreditation, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8542
E-mail: p.miller@usciences.edu

Lora Packel
BA (Delaware); MSPT (Boston University), CCS
ABPTS Board-Certified Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Phone: 215.596.8678
E-mail: l.packel@usciences.edu

Eric S. Pelletier
BS (Boston University); MSPT (Boston University); DPT (Temple)
ABPTS Board-Certified Specialist in Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Phone: 215.596.8724
E-mail: e.pelletier@usciences.edu

Karin Grävare Silbernagel
BS in Physical Therapy (Boston University); MSc (University of Gothenburg); PhD (University of Gothenburg); ATC (Boston University)
Certified Specialist in Physiotherapy in Sports Medicine by Swedish Association of Registered Physiotherapists
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Phone: 215.596.8676
E-mail: k.silbernagel@usciences.edu

Gregory Thielman
BS, MSPT (Springfield College); EdD, ATC (Columbia University Teachers College)
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Phone: 215.596.8680
E-mail: g.thielm@usciences.edu

Shaun N. Varrecchia
BS (Rutgers); DPT (Temple)
ABPTS Board-Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy
Certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Assistant Director, Clinical Education
Phone: 267.295.3186
E-mail: s.varrecchia@usciences.edu

Kimberly D. Ward
MPT (Scranton); MPH (Temple); DPT (Drexel)
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Phone: 215.596.8723
E-mail: k.ward@usciences.edu

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