Department of Physical Therapy

About the Department

Key Personnel

Chairperson: Deirdra Murphy, PT, DPT, MHA, MS
Coordinator, Advanced Clinical Practice & Community Partnership: Connie Seymour, PT, Ph.D, OCS
Department Administrator:Ann Bratton, MA
Director of Clinical Education: Keith Hallbourg, PT, DPT, MS
Director of Exercise Physiology: Cynthia Ferrara, Ph.D.
DPT Program Director: Linda Kahn-D'Angelo, Sc.D., PT
DPT Graduate Coordinator: Keith Hallbourg, PT, DPT, MS


The Department of Physical Therapy mission is to promote human health and development through:

  • Teaching of theory and practice of physical therapy in classroom and community-based settings preparing graduates to practice their profession with knowledge, competence, and respect for human well being; 
  • Scholarship in the discovery, application and dissemination of knowledge in physical therapy and health; 
  • Public service in partnership with local, regional, and national organizations advancing intervention and prevention-based strategies in health.
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