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Megan Sions wins Thranhardt Lecture Award

Megan Sions, PhD, PT, DPT, OCS, CEEAA was awarded Thranhardt Lecturer by the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association National Assembly in San Antonio, TX for her talk “Balance-Confidence May Help Explain Physical Function and Community-Integration Among Individuals with Unilateral Transfemoral and Transtibial Amputations.” Read more.

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Perfection Not Required

Don’t try to be perfect. Just do your best, advised McMillan lecturer Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, DsC, SCS, ATC, FAPTA, on June 5. Her comments particularly were directed to those she called “clinician-scientists”—clinicians who spend the bulk of the time engaged in research.

Her address touched on 3 major areas. First, she urged young clinicians to pursue formal research training and careers as clinician-scientists in academic programs. Second, she challenged mentors to model the rewards and realities of a career as a clinician-scientist. Finally, she called on the profession to provide rigorous and supportive environments in which clinician-scientists can produce quality research and scholarship. Read more

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“I was just amazed when I walked inside [the STAR Health Sciences Complex]. I had never seen anything like it. I have been to a lot of physical therapies but I feel like your building is what the public really needs. The physical therapists are interested in every case that comes in – you can tell because of the way they talk to you and the way they treat you. You all have helped me a whole lot and I think the treatment is very good. I had had a pain in my shoulder for a long time and I had been getting shots in my shoulder, but your therapist put his hand on my back and showed me the exercises to do with my arms. Now, I don’t have pain in my shoulder anymore. I just feel great that I went there, and overjoyed that I feel back to myself again.”

– Ida Barkley

age 85


The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Delaware is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245;; website: Please visit our “Student Outcomes” page for information on graduation rate, ultimate licensure exam pass rate, and employment rate over the most recent three years.

The Department of Physical Therapy also offers qualifying DPT students the option to earn a Master of Science (MS) in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science. Unlike the DPT program, the MS Degree program falls outside the auspice of CAPTE accreditation. Further, the University of Delaware offers credentialed residencies in sports, orthopedics, geriatrics and neurology. Similarly, CAPTE does not provide oversight or accreditation of residency programs.