Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Join Governor in Marking Physical Therapy Month in New Hampshire

Nov 6, 2013

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Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franklin Pierce University’s College of Graduate & Professional Studies (CGPS) joined professionals in the field and other PT students at the State House on October 28 as New Hampshire Governor Margaret Wood Hassan proclaimed October “Physical Therapy Month” in the state.

The governor’s proclamation reads, in part, “The American Physical Therapy Association, New Hampshire Chapter (NHAPTA), speaks for the best interests of the public in recommending physical therapy by a licensed physical therapist to achieve physical fitness.” Governor Hassan’s proclamation also urges “all residents to join in a national effort to raise health and fitness awareness,” and encourages NHAPTA and community members “to join together to raise awareness for preventive health.”

Students in CGPS’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franklin Pierce take classes in either the Manchester Center or in their Goodyear, Arizona, campus at spacious new facilities that include classrooms, seminar rooms, computer labs, and clinical labs where students learn hands-on practical skills. The accredited program prepares graduates for work in hospitals, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, outpatient clinics, wellness and sports facilities, and private homes.

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