“We are very excited to receive this recognition,” states program director Ron Meade. “Our program’s faculty members stress the importance of being active participants within the profession and the community, and we have been fortunate that our students have accepted the challenges presented to them. We are excited that the class of 2014 has already begun fundraising efforts for next year’s challenge.”
The Foundation for Physical Therapy supports the physical therapy profession’s research needs in scientific research, clinical research and health services research. Examples of projects funded through the foundation include research related to stoke recovery, cerebral palsy and low-back pain. More than 500 researchers have received grants totaling more than $12 million through the foundation.
This is the sixth time the program has received the Outstanding PTA Program recognition. This year’s award will be presented later this summer at the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s Gala in Salt Lake City, Utah. To date, the SCC PTA Program has raised over $22,000 to aid in physical therapy research.