Our main goal is to provide students interested in physical therapy with information and advice about the program, and give you a better understanding of PT and the DPT program at ECU. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at ECU is very competitive but membership in the Pre-PT Club will help to prepare you for the application process, enable you to meet the faculty, as well as allow you to learn about physical therapy from PT's who practice in the area. It will also help you form a network of contacts that can assist you on your road to success.
Joining the Pre-Physical Therapy Club is as simple as creating an account on OrgSync and requesting to become a member of our chapter at: https://orgsync.com/27202/chapter
OrgSync is a web-based platform and community management system that centralizes student involvement and streamlines campus and organization communication.
Kimberly Arnold, President
Sam Niland, Vice President
Virginia Day, Secretary
Please feel free to contact any of us with questions or suggestions for the club.
We usually have three club meetings per semester. Every meeting includes either a workshop or speaker presentation who will discuss physical therapy, various programs, or PT-related issues. They will also offer advice on succeeding with your application process. Lastly we will offer volunteer events that help to get undergraduates involved with graduate students and DPT faculty.
One of the requirements for admission to the DPT program is to provide evidence of exposure to the practice of physical therapy. The best way to do this is through volunteer work. Below is a list of volunteer sites in eastern North Carolina. Remember: two of the three letters of reference submitted with your application must be from licensed physical therapists who supervised your PT experience. A minimum of 100 volunteer hours is encouraged.
|Location||Type of Setting||Contact Person||Phone Number|
|Vidant Medical Center||In-patient acute or rehab||Volunteer Services||252-847-4491|
|Britthaven of Ayden||Ray Louse, PT||252-746-8223|
|Kinectic PT||Outpatient orthopedics||David Edwards||252-364-2806|
|Fountains at the Albemarle||Karen Gaither, PTA||252-823-2799|
|Heritage Hospital||Laura McBurnett, PT (PT manager)||252-641-7718|
|Tar River Manor||Sidney Powell, PT||252-758-7100|
|Therapeutic Innovation||Tamiko O'Neal (office manager) or Jean Lambert, PT (Owner)||252-321-6001|
|Orthopedics East||Outpatient orthopedics||Sandy Spence||252-757-2663|
|Therapeutic Life Care||Pediatrics||Barb or Pam||252-830-0245|
|East Carolina University PT||Outpatient orthopedics; sports||Alex Durland||252-744-0172|
|East Carolina University PT||Outpatient orthopedics; geriatrics||Sarah Johnson||252-744-9669|
|Golden Living Center||Skilled nursing facility||Marsha Thomas||252-758-4121|
|Wilson Medical Center||Eric Dergin||252-399-8147|
|Martin General in Williamston||Dean McCall||252-809-6319|
|Carolina East Medical Center||Dale Lackey||252-633-8020|
Contact Lisa Lassiter in Human Resources to complete the paperwork and then contact Glen Newman at 252-847-4443 to set up a shadow opportunity for up to 3 weeks.