Sports Medicine Panel

Duke Pre-PT is hosting a Sports Medicine Panel tomorrow, Tuesday, March 29, at 7pm. It will be held in the K Center, Classroom 232. This is a great chance to hear from and talk to former Duke athletes who are now working in sports medicine! Some of the panelists include…
– Kendall Bradley — Soccer, Trinity Class of 2011, Duke MD Class of 2015, 1st-year orthopedic surgery resident
– Krista Gingrich — Basketball, Trinity Class of 2002, Duke PA Class of 2007, Senior PA at Duke’s Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital
– Rosie Canizares — Cheerleading, Trinity Class of 2004, Duke DPT Class of 2007, Clinician Educator at Duke DPT, Duke Student Health PT
Hope to see you there!

Duke DPT Information Sessions

Here is a list of dates during which Duke DPT will be hosting information sessions for prospective students.  This is a great opportunity to see what Duke’s physical therapy program is looking for in an applicant and to check out their facilities!

Friday, April 29th from 1:00-3:00pm

Friday, June 10th from 1:00-3:00pm

Thursday, September 15th from 6:00-8:00pm

All sessions will be held in the Technology Classroom, which is in Erwin Square above Baba Ghannouj. The address for the building is 2200 W Main Street, Suite B-230.

Upcoming Events!

Duke Pre-PT has organized a bunch of events for the coming semester. Here are a few happening in the next few weeks!

1. Seating and Mobility Clinic @ Campbell University

Saturday, January 30, 8AM-4PM

This is a hands-on learning experience with equipment available from representatives like Permobile and Sunrise.  There will be PTs and OTs leading sessions on seating and mobility that include: writing letters of medical necessity, measuring seats and backs, benefits of custom sitting, documentation, coding, and much more.

Cost: $25 — BUT if we have 10 students attending we can lower the cost to $15

Location: Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine on the campus of Campbell University, 4350 US-421, Lillington, NC 27546

Register at: (type the URL, don’t copy and paste for security reasons)

2. Duke DPT Students Meeting

Tuesday, February 9, 7PM – BioSci 155

Current Duke DPT Students will be coming in to speak about their experiences during college, the application process, life as a PT student, and much more!  The students will also be going through some of their material that they are going to be using in a community outreach program.  This is  a great opportunity to hear from students who were in our shoes not too long ago!

3. Special Olympics Unified Duke-UNC Basketball Game

Saturday, March 5, 8-11AM – Brodie Gym Lower Basketball Courts

This is an awesome event hosted by the Special Olympics chapters of both Duke and UNC.  The game airs on ESPN during the Duke-UNC game coverage, and you get a free t-shirt!  Even if you are planning on tenting, they are working on a way to get tenters to be able to volunteer.  Click on the link below to sign-up!  For more details, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Duke Sports Medicine Running Clinic

Duke Physical Therapy will be hosting a running clinic on January 23th from 9:30am-12:00pm on the Center for Living Campus.  Please see the flyer below for more details. We hope you will join us, but if not, feel free to pass along the information to your fellow runners and friends!  The clinic will be presented by Ashley Davis Lake, PT and Julie Reo, PT.

Running Clinic Flyer

Duke University DPT Tour

Join us on Monday, September 28 at 6PM for a tour of the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy program! Mya Schackleford, the Admissions Coordinator for the program, as well as a few current students will be there to lead us around and answer any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program and to talk to current PT students about their experiences. Even if you are unsure whether you are planning to apply to Duke, it is still a great way to learn about what DPT programs look for and what current students have to say about the process.

Below is a document to sign up if you are interested in going! Be sure to indicate any affiliation you have, along with if you will need a ride. A map with directions to Duke DPT has also been provided.

Duke DPT Tour Sign-Up

MAP – Duke DPT Location

Contact Ben Ramger (President of the Duke Pre-PT Association) at if you have any further questions.

Hope to see you there!

Dance for Parkinson’s

Here is another great volunteering opportunity for the month of May! Especially if you love dancing! See the “Dance for Parkinson’s Flyer” for more information.


Dance for Parkinson’s Flyer

Hi! Our Dance for Parkinson’s class is an opportunity for those with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, and volunteers to come together and dance. Our class incorporates various styles of dance and genres of music through a combination of choreographed and improvisational movement. The class is designed to support the specific needs of those with Parkinson’s, but our main focus is on the elements of dance, such as rhythm, quality of movement, and expression. Volunteers assist with set-up and being extra pairs of eyes to maintain participant safety, while participating fully in our class!

If you are interested in joining us, please email me at Our current series goes through May 29th and classes take place at ADF Studios on Fridays, from 1-2:15. We ask that volunteers arrive 15 minutes early so we can meet you and get the room set up.

Lindsay Voorhees

Summer Volunteer Opportunity — Special Olympics FUNfitness

Here’s a message from the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association (NCPTA) about a great opportunity to help out at a Special Olympics event they’re having in Raleigh! If you’re in the area for the summer, give it a look!


Special Olympics FUNfitness
May 30, 2015
Raleigh, NC

Special Olympics FUNfitness!!


We need PTs, PTAs, and students (PT and PTA), to help with FUNfitness screenings at the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games at NCSU in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, May 30th.

We also need non-clinical volunteers (friends, co-workers, family) to help with registration of the athletes and flow within the screening area.

This is the first screening that we will be doing not in conjunction with any competition. We will be providing screenings for delegations staying on campus Saturday night. We hope that this will allow for a bigger turn out and more screenings!

FUNfitness is a program developed by APTA for the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes initiative. All volunteers will receive a Healthy Athletes t-shirt and dinner! For more information, please click here.

We hope you can take part!  Also, licensed staff, you can enter these hours on your continuing competence reporting for North Carolina!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at
Thank you and hope to see you there!

Jen Roberts, PT and Katie Poole, PTA and Mike Moran, PT

Special Olympics of North Carolina FUNfitness Clinical Directors


EVENT: Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games

LOCATION: North Carolina State University Campus, Raleigh, NC

DATE: Saturday, May 30, 2015

TIME: 4pm – 9 pm (plus ~15-30 minutes after event for clean up)


Details, screening tips / instructions and directions will be emailed to all volunteers the week of the event.

Please email the following information below to Jen no later than May 24th.


(Cell/Preferred) PHONE:










Special Olympics Healthy Athletes FUNfitness North Carolina

Katie Poole, PTA

Mike Moran, PT

Jen Roberts, PT

November Events

Hey Pre-PT!  We have some great events planned for the month of November!  Here’s a little info about them, hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 30 — Panel Discussion with Duke Disability Alliance

Saturday, November 1 — Bridge II Sports Volunteer Opportunity

  • What: Bridge II Sports is hosting a wheelchair basketball tournament and is in need of volunteers to help teams get checked in, assisting players and visitors find where they need to go, and any other tasks that will help the event run smoothly.  Here is a link with more information about Bridge II Sports:
  • Where: Cary Academy (1500 N. Harrison Ave, Cary NC 27513​)
  • When: The event runs from 7:00am – 8:30pm, but has been split into 4 shifts.  Sign up for a shift at this Doodle poll:

Tuesday, November 4 — Pre-PT Bookbagging Help

  • What: Officers and upperclassmen in the Pre-PT Association will offer their help, advice, and ideas about pre-requisite classes for PT school and/or classes for your major!
  • Where: Von der Heyden in Perkins
  • When: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Thursday, November 13 — Double Dukie DPT Panel

  • What: A panel of graduate students from Duke’s physical therapy school will come to discuss their experiences as both an undergraduate and graduate student at Duke and answer any PT-related questions you may have!
  • Where: Social Sciences 107
  • When: 8:00pm

Physical Therapy Virtual Fair

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet representatives from physical therapist education programs in a live virtual setting! The Physical Therapy Virtual Fair is a great way to communicate with PT schools and get some of your questions answered in a comfortable and convenient setting. The virtual fair will be live all day on Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Wednesday, Sept. 17, so login and chat with representatives whenever you have free time! If there is a certain PT program that you are especially interested in, I would encourage you to look at the fair schedule and find the time when they are live (since most programs will not have a representative active all day)!

If you haven’t registered yet, here is the link to do so: