Pinning and White Coat Ceremony marks transition for DPT students in Arizona

May 2, 2019

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Approximately 200 friends and family members attended the Franklin Pierce University Doctor of Physical Therapy White Coat and Pinning Ceremony on April 26, 2019 at Vineyard Church in Goodyear, AZ. Dr. Ellen Lowe, Director of Clinical Education/Associate Professor, shared the symbolism associated with the ceremony, saying “With this transition comes an affirmation of the students’ commitment to the values of the physical therapy profession. Donning the coat comes with the obligations of a professional. When wearing the coat we must engage in the highest of health care ethics and always treat our patients with respect.”

Faculty members presented the 33 members of the DPT Class of 2020 with pins which symbolize the students’ transition to full-time clinical practice. These students will complete 30 weeks of internship training prior to graduating in February 2020.  

Faculty members also welcomed the 33 members of the DPT Class of 2021 to the profession of physical therapy by presenting them with White Coats, symbolizing their introduction to clinical practice.  After completing additional coursework this summer, students will complete an 8-week full-time clinical experience in outpatient physical therapy. View All Photos of the Event

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