Upcoming Events

Hey Duke Pre-PT,

There are a couple of events coming up that you might be interested in attending. See below for more information:

February 1st, 8 pm – Duke Pre PT Association Panel with Duke Faculty                    During this event, you will have the opportunity to ask Duke faculty questions you have about PT school, the classes, what makes a student a good PT, etc. Use this link to access the zoom meeting.

March 4 – Duke DPT 18th Annual 5K                                                                             This race is open to anyone in the Triangle Area. All of the proceeds will go to the VCU-Marquette Challenge, which supports the Foundation of Physical Therapy Research. Use this link for more information.

March 22nd – Pre-PT Bookbagging, Application, and GRE prep Q&A session          This is an informal drop-in event where you can ask any questions you have about pre-requisite courses, GRE prep, and PT school application questions. More information about time will be provided at a later time.

March 28th, 6-8pm – Health Professions School Fair                                                This event is located in Penn Pavilion and is open to all Duke undergraduates and alumni.


Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Research Seminar

Hello Duke Pre-PT!

On Friday, December 2nd an Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Research Seminar about Tele-Rehabilitation Research and Implementation will be taking place at 12:00 pm. Feel free to join in person in the IPE building or via zoom. See below for more information.

Lecturer: Helen M. Hoeing, MD, MPH

Zoom Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/95070181707?pwd=d0JJeStzaGxkSUZFNmo5NldMMlFKZz09

Location: #1250 Lecture Hall, IPE Building

Panel and Job Opportunities

Here are a couple exciting opportunties that are coming up!

November 13th, 5:30 pm – Duke Undergraduate Alum Panel                                 This is a great opportunity to hear about the experiences of individuals who have graduated from duke undergrad and gone on to physical therapy school. Wether you want to ask questions or just listen in, it’s the perfect way to hear from people who have been in your shoes!

Panelists:                                                                                                                         Ilka Felsen ’11, UCSF DPT ‘14                                                                                       Blair Markovitz Green ’97, Hahnemann DPT ‘00                                                       Morgan Lea Kelley ’14, Columbia DPT ‘17                                                                   Annie Keener Koslow ’11, Emory DPT ‘14                                                                      Lisa Pataky ’08, Boston DPT ‘12                                                                                 Mollie Pathman ’14, UNC DPT ‘19

Zoom Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/93756211276?pwd=YXhmUGtURVFHRlo4VVE1NURhUm1Mdz09                                                 Meeting ID: 937 5621 1276                                                                                  Passcode: 4everDuke

Job Opportunity – Physical Therapy Aide at Pivot Physical Therapy

Go to this link for more information: https://careers.pivoths.com/jobs/10575/physical-therapy-aide

Job Opportunity – Caregiver with CareYaya

Flyer:  www.careyaya.org/apply                                                                                      See website for more information: www.careyaya.org




Spring 2022 Pre-PT Events

Hi Everyone! Here is a list of the events lined up for the spring 2022 semester:
January 26th, 7PM – Panel with Duke DPT School Professors – virtual
This will be a great chance to ask DPT professors about PT school, the classes they teach, what makes a student successful at PT, etc. Panelists TBA
Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92210770209?pwd=SGpwWmxRM091UHA5RXhvV0N1L2YwQT09
Meeting ID: 922 1077 0209
Passcode: 306422
February 16th, 7PM – Panel with Duke grads who went to other PT schools – virtual
Panelists TBA
Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/95695423477?pwd=TDJBbU1vUnlJeDJOSy9tQXJ0b0gyQT09
Meeting ID: 956 9542 3477
Passcode: DukePrePT
March 23rd, 7PM – Pre-PT Bookbagging, Application, and GRE prep Q+A – in person, location TBA
Come ask questions about what classes to take to fulfill prerequisites, tips on submitting PT school applications, as well as tips on GRE test prep
April (date and time TBA) – K-Lab Tour
The K-Lab is a research facility at Duke that studies human performance and sports medicine, particularly relating to injury prevention and rehabilitation. Find out more here: https://ortho.duke.edu/research/core-research-facilities/michael-w-krzyzewski-human-performance-laboratory-k-lab

Summer Prerequisite Courses

This summer session, Duke is offering many prerequisite classes online. See the list below for classes that could fulfill prerequisites or that could be interesting for pre-DPT students! Visit the Duke summer courses website for a list of all course offerings.

** Classes with a D code indicate courses with discussion sections
** Classes with an L code indicate courses with laboratory sections
** Classes with an S code indicate seminar courses

Summer Session 1:
** May 13 – June 22, 2020 for six-week courses
** May 13 – June 6, 2020 for four-week classes
EVANTH333L The Human Body, Instructor Richard Kay – 6 weeks
BIOLOGY201D Molecular Biology, Instructors Alison Hill and Daniele Armaleo – 6 weeks
CHEM101DL General Chemistry, Instructor Todd Woerner – 6 weeks
CHEM201DL Organic Chemistry, Instructors David Gooden and Christopher Roy – 6 weeks
BIOCHEM301 Biochemistry I, Instructor Brian Coggins – 6 weeks
PHYSICS141L General Physics 1, Instructors Lawrence Evans and Robert Brown – 6 weeks
PHYSICS142L General Physics 2, Instructor Arya Roy – 6 weeks
PHYSEDU206 Exercise Physiology, Instructor Kim McNally – 6 weeks

EDUC240 Educational Psychology, Instructor Heather Stone – 6 weeks
PSY104 Social Psychology, Instructor Jee Young Kim – 6 weeks
PSY106 Biological Bases of Behavior, Instructor Rupali Gupta – 6 weeks
STA101L Data Analysis & Statistical Inference, Instructors Curry Hinton and Kelly Moran – 6 weeks
STA198L Introduction to Health Data Science Part 1, Instructor Yue Jiang – 6 weeks
Interesting courses
CULANTH207 Anthropology of Sports, Instructor Can Evren – 4 weeks
EDUC101-01M Foundations of Education, Instructor Kisha Daniels – 4 weeks
WRITING182-01M Public Speaking, Instructor Ingrid Byerly – 4 weeks
EDUC290S Educational Impacts of COVID-19, Instructor Heather Stone – 6 weeks
EVANTH336S Dance Science, Instructor Blythe Williams – 6 weeks

Summer session 2:
** June 29 – August 9, 2020 for six-week courses
** July 7 – July 30, 2020  for four-week courses
Anatomy and Physiology
EVANTH330 Human Physiology & Anatomy, Instructor Justin Ledogar – 6 weesk
** A note from the EVANTH330 instructor: Greater focus on physiology
CHEM99D Introduction to Chemistry, Instructor Dorian Canelas – 6 weeks
CHEM101DL General Chemistry, Instructor Christopher Roy – 6 weeks
CHEM201DL Organic Chemistry I, Instructor Dorian Canelas – 6 weeks
PHYSICS141L General Physics I, Instructor Shailesh Chandrasekharan – 6 weeks
PHYSICS142L General Physics II, Instructor Arya Roy – 6 weeks
BIOLOGY329D Principles of Animal Physiology, Instructor Ron Grunwald – 6 weeks
CELLBIO451 Introduction to Human Physiology, Instructors Emma Jakoi and Jennifer Carbrey – 6 weeks
** A note from the CELLBIO451 instructors: CELLBIO451 provides an excellent background for all health professionals, including medicine, physical therapy, physician assistants and nursing, as well as preparation for the MCAT exam.
PSY390S-01M Cultural Psychology, Instructor Gabriela Carrasquel – 4 weeks
PSY390S-02M Nature and the Brain, Instructor Aaron Reuben – 4 weeks
EDUC240-01 Educational Psychology, Instructor Heather Stone – 6 weeks
PSY101 Intro to Psychology, Instructor Brenda Straka – 6 weeks
PSY102 Cognitive Psychology, Instructor Emmaline Eliseev – 6 weeks
PSY104 Social Psychology, Instructors Tracy Darbeloff and Adam Stanaland – 6 weeks
PSY105 Abnormal Psychology, Instructor Madeline Farber – 6 weeks
PSY106 Bio Bases of Behavior, Instructor Karen Murphy – 6 weeks
PSY 319S Positive Psychology, instructor Patty Van Cappellen – 6 weeks
STA101L Data Analysis & Statistical Inference, Instructor Curry Hinton – 6 weeks
STA198L Introduction to Health Data Science Part 2, Instructor Yue Jiang – 6 weeks
Interesting Courses
GSF290S-01M Care in the Age of COVID-19, Instructor Jocelyn Olcott – 4 weeks
WRITING182-01M Public Speaking and Presentation, Instructor Ingrid Byerly – 4 weeks
DANCE290S Body Image & Gender, Instructor Courtney Liu – 6 weeks
DANCE290S Creativity Amdist Crisis, Instructors Alyah Baker and Courtney Crumpler – 6 weeks
EDUC101 Foundations of Education, Instructor Amy Anderson – 6 weeks
EDUC290S Educational Impact of Covid-19, Instructor Heather Stone – 6 weeks
PHYSEDU207 Exercise & Mental Health, Instructor Kim McNally – 6 weeks

Learn About Duke DPT

Good morning!

If you want to learn more about Duke’s Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Program, there are two virtual admissions information sessions this summer where you can hear from representatives of the program and ask questions! These will be held from 1-3pm EST on both Friday, June 12th and Friday, July 24th, 2020. More information about the information sessions can be found here.

Registration is required – click here to register!

Please reach out to Wes Pritzlaff at wesley.pritzlaff@duke.edu if you have any more questions, and have a great summer!

Exec Officers 2020-2021

Happy Thursday, Pre-PT Association!

I am happy to announce the new Pre-PT Exec Board. They are enthusiastic and ready to lead the organization!

President: Wes Pritzlaff ’21
Vice President: Ben Frye ’21
Treasurer: Hannah Zhao ’21

Come meet them when the new semester starts, or reach out to them via email – they are linked on our About page.

Admissions Session and Volunteering Opportunity!

Good morning!

If you’re interested the Duke DPT program, there will be Duke Admissions Information Sessions on June 7th and July 19th. Find out more information and register here!

Special Olympics is also providing us a fun opportunity to volunteer at their FUNfitness event. The event will be held at the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in Raleigh on Saturday, June 1st.  Help from PTs, PTAs, PT students and PTA students will be needed. They also need non-clinical volunteers (friends, family, co-workers) to help with sign in, check out and flow within the venue. For more information, click here.

Have a great Tuesday, and reach out if you have any questions!

Exec Officers 2019-2020

Good morning! I’m happy to announce our officers for the 2019-2020 school year. We’re very excited about the upcoming year and hope to meet you at future events!

Exec Officers:
President: Kianna Lawrence ’20
Vice-President: Cindy Pan ’20
Treasurer: Michael Marsack ’20
Secretary: Jaylen Miller ’20
Historian: Gabby Cooper ’20

Please reach out to us via email if you have any questions – you can find them on our About page.

Duke DPT Info Session

Good morning, Pre-PT Association!

We’d like to remind you of a Duke DPT admissions info session on Monday, February 18th at 5pm. The info session will be held at the Duke Physical Therapy school. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the PT program and have your questions answered! Please fill out this form so that we can coordinate transportation to the PT school.

We hope to see you there!