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College of Public Health Graduation Ceremony Temple University Commencement

On May 6, faculty, students and supporters of the College of Public Health marked the college’s 49th graduation ceremony in the packed Liacouras Center.  College Dean Laura Siminoff said in her opening remarks that the 1388 graduating students represent the best of Temple University.  “It should make us all extremely proud that our students are focused on professions that represent the highest ideals of service to others,” she said.

Posted:  May 5, 2016

Sinnott Recognized as a Leader in Physical Therapy

Mary Sinnott Temple University College of Public Health Physical Therapy

Mary Sinnott, associate professor of instruction in physical therapy, will be presented with the Lucy Blair Service Award by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) at its 2016 conference.  Sinnott is the Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the College of Public Health, and led program design for the College’s North Broad Physical Therapy Center, a pro-bono student-run clinic that serves uninsured and underinsured residents of North Philadelphia. 

Posted:  April 29, 2016

Estelle Richman: Keep the Client Front and Center

For Estelle Richman, health policy is personal.  Throughout her career she has earned a reputation as someone who advocates for individual well-being and dignity—as Philadelphia’s Commissioner of Public Health and Managing Director, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Public Welfare, and Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The College of Public Health is excited to welcome Richman as its 2016 commencement speaker, and we spoke with her about her beginnings, her career, and the issues she sees as most vital to the future of public health.  

Posted:  April 25, 2016

Temple Opens Free Physical Therapy Clinic in North Philadelphia

College of Public Health (CPH) students, faculty and alumni realized a long-held dream in opening the North Broad Physical Therapy Center, a pro bono student-run clinic for residents of North Philadelphia.
Underscoring Temple’s commitment to addressing critical health care gaps facing low-income communities, the clinic will serve uninsured and underinsured residents of all ages.
Posted:  October 29, 2015

Temple employees invited to participate in musculoskeletal pain study

The College of Public Health invites Temple University employees with work-related or non-work-related musculoskeletal pain, weakness or numbness to participate in a musculoskeletal health study running from now until April 2016.  Musculoskeletal pain refers to neck, mid, or low back pain, shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand pain, pelvic/SI, hip, knee, ankle pain or TMJ (temporomandibular joint pain).  Eligible participants will receive a $70 gift card. 
Posted:  June 10, 2015

DPT accredited through 2024

Temple's Physical Therapy program has received full accreditation through October 2024.

"The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education judged the program to be in compliance with the intent of all the Evaluative Criteria for Accreditation of Education Programs for the Preparation of Physical Therapists. The Commission appreciates the thorough and professional manner in which these obligations have been addressed."

Posted:  May 29, 2015