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DPT Program Hosts Concussion Seminar

Area Professionals & Students get involved in IPE

Trine University DPT Program, along with Huntington University OTD, The University of St. Francis PA and Fort Wayne Medical Education Programs hosted Concussion Management: On and Off the Field.  This interprofessional education (IPE) seminar was hosted at the Trine University Carew facility in March. This event focused on a multidisciplinary approach to the effective diagnosis and management of concussions.

The seminar included area professionals working together as an expert panel and students of various health professions. The group came together to share the most recent information on the treatment and prevention of injuries leading to concussions. Students gained valuable insight from the panel of experts and worked on applying the new knowledge in small group case study discussions. Each small group consisted of members of each discipline involved and allowed students to embrace the strengths of their colleagues. The event concluded with a expert panel Q&A session to integrate the days findings with recent clinical thinking and advice for future endeavors.

Students participate in expert panel discussion.

Focus On Health

Focus on Health is an event hosted yearly by the Parkview Hospital System and the Midwest Alliance for Health Education The event focuses on the health of the Fort Wayne community and Physical Therapists have been offering balance screenings since 2006.

This year, Trine DPT students and faculty helped to staff balance screening booths at numerous Focus on Health locations. All 32 DPT students volunteered their time to assist license PT professionals in administering several outcome assessments to determine the level of balance and risk of falls in the population of participants. This community event allowed students to fine tune their skills administering assessments of balance and building rapport with members of the local community.

Community Involvement On the Rise

This past semester, Trine students have participated in many community events such as the Fort 4 Fitness, Turnstone Swim Club, Over 50 Health Expo, NE Indiana Sports Medicine Symposium, and assisting with school physicals along side the The Orthopedic Hospital of the Lutheran Health Network. Several members of the class have also become actively involved in the individual care of patients in the Parkview Health System. The generous opportunities provided by the Fort Wayne community have been very beneficial for the professional development of our students.

Students take a break between sessions at the NE Indiana Sports Medicine Symposium.
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DPT Clinical Education

Upcoming Events

July 10: Class of 2018 Orientation

July 17: DPT Student Interviews

We Want You!!

Have you ever wanted to get back in the classroom to teach? There are a number of reasons to consider it: See if you like it, refine your practice, maintain a clinical specialty certification.

As we move into our second academic year, we have configured our classroom schedule in a way that we think allows us to invite you in to teach.

Specifically we would like you to consider joining us this Fall for one of three classes that have a large laboratory component. Each of these three classes have two Trine faculty assigned to them. If you joined us, you would be the third PT in the classroom. We welcome you to consider teaching a specific lecture or coming aboard as a lab assistant.

Clinical Practice I
Musculoskeletal I
Neuromuscular I
Anatomy Seminar

Please consider joining us this Fall. If you are interested and have questions please contact Dr. Max Baumgartner at

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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