Trine University DPT Clinical Education Newsletter
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Combined Sections Meeting (CSM)


DPT Students and Faculty attend CSM in Indianapolis

Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy faculty and over 2/3rds of the students attended the APTA's annual Combined Sections Meeting (CSM). The conference was held in Indianapolis, IN in early February and spanned four days including pre-conference events. The event was hosted in Downtown Indianapolis and included over 8,000 PTs and PTAs. 

CSM provided ample opportunity for the students to explore the many different genres of Physical Therapy and to network with other PTs from around the US.  Three of Trine University's students were selected from thousands to be volunteers. These students served as knowledgeable guides throughout the event.  

Fort Wayne's Inaugural PT Pub Night!!

Fort Wayne's first ever PT Pub Night will be held on Thursday, April 23 at Summit City Brewerks. PT Pub Night is a global community of fun loving, problem solving physical therapy professionals, students, and general PT enthusiasts who regularly gather at local pubs and restaurants around the world.   Currently 5 countries, over 40 states, and 198 cities participate.  Come join the crowd...

Summit City Brewerks
1501 East Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN 46803


Interprofessional Education

Since before the first students arrived, Trine University has been actively involved within the Fort Wayne Area Interprofessional Education Consortium (FWAIPEC). This consortium implements an Interprofessional educational curriculum in which students come together several times throughout the year to collaborate and grow as health care professionals. The consortium is a collaboration between Trine University DPT, Huntington University OTD, University of St. Francis PA and FNP, Manchester University Pharm. D, IPFW NP, IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne, and Fort Wayne Medical Education Residency Programs.  IPE events are designed to break communication barriers, raise awareness, and eliminate stereotypes within the healthcare community. Students begin the program in their first year of graduate school and continue involvement throughout each semester. 
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Upcoming Events

March 24: NE Indiana APTA Meeting at University of St Francis
April 16: NE Indiana PT Pub Night at Summit City Brewerks
April 21: NE Indiana APTA Meeting at Parkview

Focus on Health--PT Sponsored Balance Screenings

April 15: 7am-12pm at Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation

April 17:
8am-12pm at University of St. Francis-North Campus (N. Side of Spring Street)

7:30am-12:30pm at Towne House Retirement Center

April 18: 8am-12pm at Carew Medical Park

April 22: 6:30am-11am at Jorgensen YMCA

April 24: 8am-12pm at Messiah Lutheran Church  

2016 Clinical Education Placements

Requests for student full-time clinical placements have gone out for the 2016 calendar year.  Please contact Dr. Kimberly Beran-Shepler at if you have any questions or concerns.

THANK YOU to all that have already submitted the site request form.

Fort Wayne Area Interprofessional Education Consortium: Better Healthcare for our Community
Fort Wayne Area Interprofessional Education Consortium

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314;phone;  703-706-3245; is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Effective 7/29/2014, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Trine University has been granted candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone 703-706-3245;email: Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation.  Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

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