ADaPT (Advancing Diversity in Physical Therapy)

ADaPT Program

Contact:
Jeanne Warrington
STAR Health Sciences Complex, 210B
Phone: 302-831-8910
Email: jeannekw@udel.edu


What is ADaPT?

In the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware (UDPT), we are dedicated to preparing the next generation of physical therapy leaders for practice in an increasingly diverse world. For this reason, we are committed to increasing diversity in the physical therapy workforce so as to maximize health outcomes for all Americans. Through graduate physical therapy training here at UD, students will receive an unmatched educational experience through mentorship from a world-class faculty of researchers, clinicians and educators. Our desire is for the ADaPT program to play a critical role in ensuring that all students, regardless of their background, are well-prepared to pursue a graduate physical therapy education. Through participation in the ADaPT program, you could have the opportunity to interact with physical therapy faculty here at UD, learn about the various training opportunities available, meet other like-minded students who are pursuing a similar career path and participate in programs that will increase the likelihood of successful entry into a top-tier program such as UDPT. We hope that you will take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

Gregory E. Hicks, PT, PhD
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Director, ADaPT Program
ghicks@udel.edu

ADaPT Summer Research

Funded summer research experience in the lab of a UD Physical Therapy faculty mentor.

Who is Eligible? University of Delaware Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Application Deadline: Mid-April
Admission requirements:
Other information: Admission decisions will be based upon current cumulative undergraduate GPA, UDPT science prerequisite GPA, SAT scores, and the outcome of an admissions interview.
ADaPT Clinical Gross Anatomy

Take a modified version of the 8-week course in anatomy that is offered during the first year of the DPT program.

Who is Eligible? University of Delaware Rising Seniors
Application Deadline: Mid-April of junior year
Admission requirements:
Other information: Admission decisions will be based upon current cumulative undergraduate GPA, UDPT science prerequisite GPA, SAT scores, and the outcome of an admissions interview.
Application for Summer Opportunities
ADaPT Resources
Important Contacts:
Department of Physical Therapy Gregory E. Hicks, PT, PhD
Chair & Associate Professor
Director, ADaPT Program
Department of Physical Therapy
ghicks@udel.edu
Jeanne Warrington
Coordinator, ADaPT Program
Academic Program Coordinator – DPT Admissions
Department of Physical Therapy
Phone: 302-831-8910
jeannekw@udel.edu
Nancy Johnson
Administrative Assistant – DPT Admissions
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Phone: 302-831-8521
najohns@udel.edu
Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology Todd Royer, PhD
Associate Professor
Associate Director, ADaPT Program
Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
royer@udel.edu
Kathy Masso
Academic Advisor
Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
kcmasso@udel.edu
Joyce Muller
Academic Advisor
Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
jsmuller@udel.edu
Office of Academic Enrichment Lysbet J. Murray, Assistant Director
Office of Academic Enrichment
University of Delaware
Phone: 302/831-4555
lysbet@udel.edu

Opportunities

  • Interested in conducting research? Check out UDPT research at http://sites.udel.edu/pt/research/research-areas to see what area meets your interest. A contact for each researcher’s lab is listed on their research page. You can also explore this option by visiting the individual research facility as well at http://sites.udel.edu/pt/research/facilities/
  • Volunteer in the UDPT Clinic! Please call 302-831-8893 for more information or visit the Clinic in-person to sign up for volunteer hours. The Clinic is located in the STAR Health Sciences Complex in Suite 160. Volunteer coordinators are:
  • Earn credit(s) in Physical Therapy (PHYT) course to fulfill practicum credit. Currently offered as an experimental course (PHYT467: Clinical Laboratory).