Research is integrated throughout the curriculum beginning with principles of evidence based practice in year one, research methods and statistical analysis in year two, culminating in professional presentation skills and application to clinical practice in year three. Students choose a research project based on their interest from a list of faculty led projects. Students work in groups on their projects beginning in the 2nd year and complete them in the 3rd year including presenting the results on DPT Program Research Day. In addition many students have an opportunity to present their projects at state and national PT meetings.
Examples of some student research projects from the class of 2015:
- The Effect of Reinforcement on the Leg Movements of Infants with Spina Biffida
- The Sleeper Stretch: Does It Really Do What We Have Assumed: Quantification of 3-Dimensional Scapular Movements
- Physical Therapy for Mobilization of a Patient with Prolonged Intensive Care Stay: A Case Report
- Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: Patient Profiles and Outcomes of Shoulder Arthroplasty
- Recovery of Nerve Function After Treatment for Childhood Cancer
- The Effects of Electrical Stimulation on Chronic Wound Healing: A Systematic Review