NYU PT Faculty Recognized for Research and Teaching Excellence

The NYU Steinhardt Department of Physical Therapy is thrilled to congratulate two of our faculty members, Assistant Professor Ericka Merriwether and Clinical Assistant Professor Kevin Weaver, on their recent award recognitions from the school. Dr. Ericka Merriwether Dr. Merriwether was named a Gabriel Carras Award recipient for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each year, this award […]

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9th Annual NYU Doctor of Physical Therapy 5K Raises Over $8,500

The NYU Steinhardt Department of Physical Therapy community recently gathered together at the starting line of the 9th annual NYU DPT 5K to celebrate the physical therapy profession and benefit the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. Organized by students in the department’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, this year’s 5K race raised over $8,500 in […]

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Finding NYU’s Most “Physical” Therapists

Who are NYU Steinhardt’s Most “Physical” Therapists? The Department of Physical Therapy recently held a competition to find out. Students in the department’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program formed teams of two and competed in a series of fitness tests gauging their strength, muscle endurance, speed, and flexibility, among other factors. Faculty and students throughout […]

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Dr. Marilyn Moffat Appointed to Foundation for Physical Therapy Board of Trustees

Dr. Marilyn Moffat, Professor of Physical Therapy, was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Physical Therapy, the only foundation of its kind supporting PT research activities. Dr. Moffat has been involved in the foundation in various capacities since its inception, and she has raised over $3 million while heading up […]

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2017 NYU Doctor of Physical Therapy 5K Run

Now in its 7th year, the annual NYU DPT 5K Run was held in March and was successfully coordinated by 3rd-year students (with some help from 2nd years) and raised over $8,400 as part of the Marquette Challenge in support of the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The Foundation, an independent non-profit organization, is especially important to the students […]

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Fourth Annual Inauguration and White Coat Ceremony

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Physical Therapy held their 4rd Annual Inauguration and White Coat Ceremony, welcoming new professional and post-professional students to NYU PT. The event was held at the beautiful Rosenthal Pavilion, located NYU’s Kimmel Center overlooking Washington Square Park. The event began with a procession of current students […]

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PT Department Hosts NY-NJ Clinical Educators Consortium Job Fair

NY-NJ Clinical Educators Consortium Job Fair 2017 In March 2017 the PT department hosted their annual Job Fair held in NYU Kimmel Center’s Rosenthal Pavilion. The event was sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Clinical Educators Consortium and yielded wonderful participation with 35 tables registered and over 130 student attendees from across the region. This […]

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2017 Graduation Award Winners

We are proud to announce the student award winners for the Doctor of Physical Therapy graduating class of 2017. Many congratulations to all! Mimi Bergman Arthur J. Nelson Award for Excellence in clinical electrotherapy           Robert Wallace Elizabeth C. Addoms Award for excellence in academic and clinical performance       […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Ericka Merriwether

We sat down with one of the newest members of the Physical Therapy Department Assistant Professor Ericka Merriwether. Here, Dr. Merriwether shares her background with us, her research interests, and her hopes for the upcoming year. What is your background, and what brought you to NYU? I have a clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) […]

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Exercise Balls: How to Pick the Right One

Recently, Professor of Physical Therapy Marilyn Moffat was quoted in the article The Best Exercise Ball in the Wirecutter. In the piece, trainers and physical therapists chimed in on the best exercise balls for different body types and physical fitness levels, and how to determine what’s best for you. Dr. Moffat says: “It is not […]

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