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Those highlighted in yellow received the top two scores for their abstract submission. They will be presenting their research in a platform presentation format during the WVPTA Membership Luncheon on Saturday, April 6, 2014, between 11:30 – 1:30 pm in the Ballroom 1 at the Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV.

Abstract Submissions Accepted: December 1, 2013 thru January 15, 2014

Posters will be displayed Saturday morning during the conference with 45 minutes scheduled for presenters to be available at their poster for a question and answer session.

There is a $25.00 fee for submission of each abstract from practitioners and a $15.00 fee for student submissions. Payment is accepted via PayPal. This fee assists in covering the cost of room rental for the poster presentations as well as the online abstract submission site. Each individual may submit a maximum of two abstracts as the presenting author but may submit an unlimited number of abstracts as a secondary author. If an abstract is selected, the presenting author must register for the Saturday portion of the conference and is responsible for the cost of meals. All applicants must be WVPTA members or be sponsored by a member. Please contact the WVPTA office regarding sponsorship.

*After watching parents or older peers suffer unemployment during the Great Recession, job security is at the top of students’ minds when choosing a career path.

With a growing number of older adults in the United States, health care utilization is expected to rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health care sector is expected to grow 28 percent between 2010 and 2020.

Prosthetic Assessment and Treatment | 6 Hour CE CourseNovember 8, 2013


  • Kyle Yonak, CPO
  • Mary Sue Wheeler, PT
  • Debra Mell, PT, DPT
  • Lauren Shepard, PT, DPT

Hosted by:

Wheeling Jesuit University Department of Physical Therapy Stone Center
1025 Market Street Wheeling, WV 26003

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University Division of Physical Therapy is celebrating the success of its 2013 graduates, who earned a first-time pass rate of 97.5 percent on their licensure exam.

Of the 39 recent graduates, 38 passed the National Physical Therapy Examination. One graduate also received a perfect score.

“We are very proud of the Class of 2013,” MaryBeth Mandich, P.T., Ph.D., Division of Physical Therapy chairperson and professor, said. “Their 97.5 percent first-time pass rate exceeded the national average of 91 percent. This achievement is a testament to the collective efforts of our faculty members and students.”

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