The Department of Physical Therapy at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is dedicated to preparing therapists for a life long commitment to professional growth and the potential to develop into a master clinician. Our highly respected programs educate the entry level and postprofessional practitioners to lead the way in helping people of all ages overcome their functional challenges.
Perception-Action Approach to Therapeutic Management of Children with Movement Disorders: Level II - Assessment and Manual Guidance
April 12-13, 2014
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Class of 2014 Awarded Foundation Award of Merit
For participation in the 2012-2013 Marquette Challenge the Class of 2014 has been awarded the Foundation Award of Merit. This is the fourth straight year that RFUMS has received this distinction. The Challenge has become the single largest fundraiser for the Foundation For Physical Therapy, the primary source of funding for physical therapy researchers investigating innovative approaches to health delivery services. RFUMS was recognized by the Foundation for our long-standing history of contributions to this important cause by our induction into the Challenge Philanthropy Circle Cornerstone Society in 2010. We remain one of only 6 schools to receive such distinction, an elite group of schools with a legacy of success.
Department Faculty honored at 2013 College of Health Professions Awards
Two Physical Therapy faculty members were recently honored at the 2013 CHP Faculty Awards. Dr. Matthew Nuciforo PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT received the CHP Award for Excellence in Service for his exemplary service to the Program, College, and University. Dr. Donna Frownfelter PT, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT, FCCP was bestowed the CHP Scholarship Award. Her text, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: Evidence to Practice is now in its 5th edition.
2013 IPTA / Marquette Challenge Gala
RFUMS students, faculty, and alumni together with PT and PTA schools throughout the state gathered at Naperville Country Club on April 20, 2013 to support to 2012-2013 Marquette Challenge and physical therapy research. Read more
Department Faculty honored with CHP Awards
Two Physical Therapy faculty members were honored with 2013 College of Health Professions Awards. Dr. Donna Frownfelter PT, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT, FCCP, was honored with the CHP Professional Scholarship Award for her contribution to the profession through presentations, continuing education, and textbook publications. Dr. Matthew Nuciforo PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS was honored with the CHP Award for Excellence in Service for contributions to the Program and College.
Nicole Oddo, Class of 2014, Award Schweitzer Fellowship
Her project is entitled "Healthy Mind, Healthy Body" and will benefit underserved older adults in Waukegan and surrounding communities.
G. Kelley Fitzgerald PT '83 receives Jules M. Rothstein Golden Pen Award
RFUMS Class of 1983 alum, G. Kelly Fitzgerald, PT, PhD, OCS, FAPTA has received the prestigious American Physical Association Jules M. Rothstein Golden Pen Award for Scientific Writing. Read more
2011 Illinois Physical Therapy Association Awards
Dr. Donna Frownfelter and Dr. Kristen Smigelski, Class of 2011 honored by IPTA
2012 College of Health Professions Employment Fair