USF Physical Therapist Assistant students to host health fair


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF Physical Therapist Assistant Students to Host Health Fair

(February 3, 2015) – The University of Saint Francis School of Health Sciences is presenting the 2015 PTA Health Fair on Monday, February 9 from 12:30 – 3:15 p.m in the Doermer Family Center for Health Sciences building on the USF campus, 2701 Spring Street. Hosted by USF Physical Therapist Assistant students, this event is intended to bring important health topics to the general public to increase awareness and promote positive changes.

17 USF students in the Physical Therapist Assistant Studies program have worked together to create exhibits and materials covering the following topics:

  • Autism
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing and Wellness
  • How Sleep Affects Overall Health
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Recipe Rehab
  • Running Barefoot vs. Shoes

The USF Physical Therapist Assistant Program, directed by Mary Kay Solon, PT, MS, is an accredited two-year curriculum which, upon successful completion, awards an Associate of Science Degree. The presentations on display during the Health Fair complete a portion of the course requirements for students in the PTA program prior to graduating in May.

For more information about this program and other School of Health Sciences programs, visit


About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point, and online. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.


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