News from Physical Therapy

APTA CSM Anaheim, CA

Inquisitive Minds was exemplified by both faculty and students as they presented their original research at the APTA Combined Sections meeting in Anaheim, California. 


Water for Flint, MI

Servant Heart (one of the core values of the PT department) was embodied by our students again today. An impression on the heart of one student lead to a friendly competetion amongst the Classes of 2016, 2017 & 2018, as well as the department faculty and staff. Together we collected/donated 3,777 gallons of water (over 30,000 lbs) which will be taken to Flint, MI for distribution. May the recipients come to know the source of Living Water deeper than ever before! We praise God for such giving students!

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Meeting with Representative Pagel

Two students joined Professor Pierce for the MPTA's Legislative Advocacy Day in Lansing.  Here they are with our representative, Dave Pagel--thankful for direct access, hopeful for fair co-pays, and concerned that the initiative to end Michigan's no fault auto insurance policy doesn't go far enough to protect patients' access to medical care.


Operation Christmas Child

Students from the Department of Physical Therapy participated in another Operation Christmas Child service project in 2015.  This began as a PT department initiative in 2011 and has become a campus annual wide event; this year nearly 250 shoe boxes were packed by students, staff and faculty.  

Since 1993, the international relief organization Samaritan's Purse has run Operation Christmas Child (OCC). Sharing the good news of God's love with hurting boys and girls is the heart of Operation Christmas Child. The boxes serve as reminders that there is a God who loves them and who sent His best gift, Jesus Christ, to be their Savior. Each shoe box is packed with small presents and personal items for the children. Each box also contains literature on the gospels and an opportunity for the child to receive Bible lessons. To participate, simply pack a shoebox with small toys, school supplies, hygiene products, and other small presents. Include $7 in cash with your box or donate online at to cover shipping costs.

OCC 2013 Picture