Welcome from Maura Iversen, Chair
Here in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, we have much to celebrate. Outstanding students. Trailblazing alumni. World-class faculty. Internationally renowned researchers. And a top-notch educational experience, which includes the only PT cooperative education (“co-op”) program in the country.
The department has gone through tremendous changes in the past five years. We not only began offering a Certificate of Advanced Study in Orthopedic Physical Therapy for licensed PTs, but also launched our innovative new master’s degree in Occupational Ergonomics and Worker Wellness. In June 2013, our Doctor of Physical Therapy Program was successfully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education for another 10 years. And through dynamic growth in research funding (our faculty have received more than $6 million!) and nine new research labs, we are expanding the boundaries of knowledge in the movement and rehabilitation sciences.
To reflect our broad approach, new academic offerings, and to honor our roots in Bouvé, we formally changed our department name in fall of 2013. Now, we look forward to celebrating our centennial anniversary—that’s right, 100 years!—on Saturday, November 7, 2015. More information is forthcoming.
It is my sincere hope that you will stay connected with us and the university. Check back on the department website regularly for information on lectures, student events, colloquia, or look for our biannual department newsletter. You can also stay connected by emailing your alumni news to [email protected] or making a gift to continue our growth and support our students at northeastern.edu/giving. Further, you are always welcome to come back to visit! I hope you enjoy this newsletter.