News & Events

NAU Class of 2017 Graduate and NAU Professors are Cited in the March 6, 2018 APTA Press Release
APTA posted a press release for a paper written by NAU graduate Brian Kinslow and NAU PT faculty. For more information, please read the article on the APTA Website.
Flagstaff PT Faculty Explore New Possibilities in the NAU Human Performance Lab
Faculty from Physical Therapy, Mechanical Engineering, and other NAU departments are utilizing the new Human Performance Lab to explore exciting possibilities of exoskeletons
The Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal podcast featured Dr. John Heick on January 19, 2018
The Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal podcast featured our very own Dr. John Heick on January 19, 2018 and the episode received more than 2,000 views on Facebook! In this episode, Dr. Heick discusses the development of the Heart Failure CPG, and offers a brief preview of some of its recommendations. If you would like to download the podcast titled Episode 8: Blood Pressure Screening in PT Practice, it is available for free through the iTunes library or the Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal website.
NAU's Human Performance Lab featured by Arizona Daily Sun
The new Human Performance Lab in Flagstaff has partnered with the Physical Therapy department, Center for Bioengineering Innovations, and other departments on campus. To read more about the research being conducted by Tarang Jain and other faculty, please check out the article on the Arizona Daily Sun website. 
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Alumni hosts successful continuing education course
The NAU PT Alumni Chapter hosted its annual High Altitude Lecture Series (HALS) in August 2017 at our Flagstaff Mountain Campus. Dr. Trent Nessler was the instructor for “Current Concepts in Movement Assessment: Where Movement Science Meets Technology”.

Over $8,000 was raised for NAU student scholarships. The NAU PT Alumni Chapter contributes thousands of dollars for scholarships for our DPT students each year. The students and faculty of both the Flagstaff Mountain Campus and the Phoenix Biomedical Campus appreciate the support of our alumni!
A 360-degree lifesaving view: NAU professor brings actual health care situations to virtual reality
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NAU PT student and faculty researchers receive award for best poster at CSM 2017 from the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the APTA
Nordin KC, Holzapfel SD, Bosch PR. ; Heart Rate and Perceived exertion during high intensity interval training after stroke. 
NAU would like to congratulate Alexis Okurily on her outstanding performance at the regional research presentation competition finals, Arizona’s 3-Minute Grand Slam
Alexis, competing with students from NAU, ASU, and the U of A, won the People’s Choice Award for her presentation entitled “Changing How Care is Delivered: Exercise is Medicine for Parkinson's Disease”
International Service Learning (ISL) Experience
Over spring break in 2016, 8 DPT students traveled to Puerto Penasco, Mexico to participate in a week-long University approved medical mission trip organized by ISL. Students had the opportunity to work with other health care professionals in assisting members of the large underserved community.