Dr. Chen, third-year physical therapy student Madelyn Foulk '23, and Sara Tomlinson PT '22 and Sydney Neumann PT '22 presented a poster at the 9th World Congress of Biomechanics in Taipei, Taiwan.
The primary goal of the Physical Therapy program is to graduate a well-rounded and highly competent clinician. Thirteen full-time faculty members with diverse clinical backgrounds, along with adjunct faculty, offer an entry-level curriculum that is well balanced in the areas of orthopedic, neurologic, and general physical therapy with attention to the needs of pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and other special populations.
Our program runs three academic years with summers off. Starting at the end of the first year of study, clinical learning experiences are intermixed with the academic coursework. By graduation, students have spent 39 weeks in full-time clinical learning experiences. We currently affiliate with hundreds of clinic sites across 22 states and 4 countries, with the majority located in the Pacific Northwest.
Strengths of our Program
- Clinically experienced faculty
- Faculty who are easily accessible
- Promotion of a positive learning environment
- Bright, enthusiastic students
- Focus on ethics
- Focus on evidence based practice
- Attention to practice without referral
- 100 percent pass rate on the national licensing exam
- As a part of the College of Health Professions, opportunities exist to interact with students in other healthcare fields
Faculty and a student from the School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training presented research at the 17th International Symposium of 3-D Analysis of Human Movement (3D-AHM) in Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Chen is a member of the Pacific University School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.