Not every person’s passion is realized in an all-consuming epiphany; in fact, for human health sciences junior Emily Appel, her grand moment of revelation happened in the back of her mother’s car on the way to a college fair.
In the nineties, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) medical specialist Edward Kasarskis, MD, PhD, director of UK’s ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic, asked Tony English, PT, PhD, now the director of physical therapy at the College of Health Sciences, to participate in one of his new research studies.
The medical profession is one that is constantly shifting; innovation and creativity have been used for thousands of years as tools for necessary growth and advancement in healthcare. It is crucial for the students who will become tomorrow’s health care professionals to receive an education that places emphasis on change, flexibility, and innovation.
What would you say is your number one career advantage you received by completing your Physical Therapy education at CHS?
Richard “Mac” V. McDougall, 91, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, in Lexington. Mac moved to Kentucky in 1962 and was the founding director of the UK College of Health Sciences (CHS) Physical Therapy (PT) program in the mid 1960s. In 1965, he became the first chair of the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Allied Health Professions, serving until 1982.
When Morgan Lester tore her ACL in high school, she knew she wanted a career working with athletes. When she began her undergraduate education she chose to study biology, knowing it would give her the educational background needed to pursue that dream.
In 2016, Lester completed her doctor of physical therapy (DPT) at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences.
Charles Hazle, Jr., PT, Ph.D., an associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Division of Physical Therapy, and a member of the Rehabilitation Sciences Ph.D. Program faculty, has been named the latest recipient of the College’s Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The Kingston Award was established in recognition of Richard “Dick” Kingston’s creativity and innovation in education. This annual award recognizes faculty for outstanding contributions and long-term consistent excellence in teaching.
The University of Kentucky has established new tuition and fee schedules that will apply beginning in the Fall semester 2015. The PT Division and Dean's Office are working together to try to keep down the cost of the program for all students. The figures below are the most current available.
Scott Tomchek, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Cybil Cheek, M.Ed., DI, TDHH
Serena Wheeler, MAE, IECE
University of Louisville Weisskopf Center