Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2020


 

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Adele Metcalf

Hometown: Dearborn, MI
Undergraduate School: Michigan State University
Undergraduate Major: Kinesiology
Professional Goals: As a future physical therapist, I would like to help those around me rehabilitate and reduce their source of pain in a more natural way. Eventually, I would like to specialize in cardiopulmonary therapy, and even teach to other pre-pt students.
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Valerie Mikec

Hometown: Venetia, PA
Undergraduate School: The Ohio State University
Undergraduate Major: Health Sciences
Professional Goals: I would like to earn my Doctorate of Physical Therapy in order to become a well-practiced and successful licensed physical therapist and make a difference in my patients lives. I have an interest in pediatrics or sports medicine, but I'm open to discovering other areas I enjoy.
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Winston Caleb O'Neal

Hometown: Fayetteville, WV
Undergraduate School: Marshall University
Undergraduate Major: Athletic Training
Professional Goals: I would like to obtain my Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
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Mason Prickett

Hometown: Moon TWP, PA
Undergraduate School: Pitt-Johnstown
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Professional Goals: I would like to become a well-rounded physical therapist and either work with athletes or special needs populations.
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William Reinheimer

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate School: California University of PA
Undergraduate Major: Exercise Science
Professional Goals: My goal is to become a well-rounded physical therapist. I want to help relieve people's pain and get them back doing what they love.
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David Ritchie

Hometown: Swanton, MD
Undergraduate School: Waynesburg University
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Professional Goals: My professional goal is to become a respected and well-rounded physical therapist who can work in various settings. I would like to travel and eventually own my own practice.
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Mary Ann Beatriz Romero

Hometown: Roswell, NM
Undergraduate School: University of New Mexico
Undergraduate Major: Chemistry
Professional Goals: My professional goal is to provide physical therapy services to patients residing in rural areas with attention to their unique individual and cultural needs.
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Justin Ruffner

Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Undergraduate School: University of Alabama in Huntsville
Undergraduate Major: Kinesiology
Professional Goals: I would like to become a successful physical therapist and work towards obtaining a geriatric clinical specialist certification to better serve my patients.
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Luke Senko

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate School: University of Toledo
Undergraduate Major: Exercise Science
Professional Goals: I plan to acquire the skill set necessary to become a successful physical therapist, and to pursue a career in one of the many fields I am passionate about, including sports medicine, orthopedics, and pediatrics.
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Laura Stanley

Hometown: York, PA
Undergraduate School: Penn State
Undergraduate Major: Kinesiology
Professional Goals: I want to practice physical therapy in a setting that excites me to be a life long learner. I want to serve patients with my gained knowledge and with care and I want to work with patients in underserved populations in Haiti and other nations.
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Alex Stratton

Hometown: Meriden, CT
Undergraduate School: University of Charleston WV
Undergraduate Major: Athletic Training
Professional Goals: I chose to become a physical therapist so I can give back to the people in my community while doing a job that I love and enjoy. With the education that I will receive here at WJU, I will be able to restore mobility, strength, and function to people who are suffering from different ailments or diseases so that they can achieve the highest quality of life.
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Haley Stuver

Hometown: Kent, OH
Undergraduate School: Ohio University
Undergraduate Major: Exercise Physiology
Professional Goals: I want to work with athletes and/or kids.
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Tyler Taboada

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Undergraduate School: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate Major: Kinesiology
Professional Goals: After graduation, I'd like to enroll in a neurological PT residency program, which will prepare me to take a specialized certification test in neurology. Upon passing, I'd be deemed as Neurologic Certified Specialist (NCS). Primarily, I'd like to work with patients with stroke, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. While I do plan on achieving my NCS, my intention is also to be a well-rounded physical therapist so I can help people of all ages.
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Edward Tang

Hometown: Quincy, MA
Undergraduate School: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Undergraduate Major: Kinesiology
Professional Goals: I would like to become a successful therapist in a professional sports setting.
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Jason Taylor

Hometown: Hampton, VA
Undergraduate School: West Liberty University
Undergraduate Major: Exercise Science
Professional Goals: I would like to work at a outpatient orthopedic clinic and possibly work in pediatrics.
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Kari TenBroeck

Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, NV
Undergraduate School: Oregon State University
Undergraduate Major:  Kinesiology & Innovation Management 
Professional Goals:  As a future Physical Therapist, my goal is to obtain the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to provide exceptional therapeutic care to all ages, while working to improve the quality of life of many.
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Trevor Wade

Hometown: Martinsville, VA
Undergraduate School: Virginia State University
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Professional Goals: I would like to work with geriatrics, while being a positive influence on each patient.
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Derek Yocke

Hometown: Wheeling, WV
Undergraduate School: West Virginia University
Undergraduate Major: Exercise Physiology
Professional Goals: I would like to earn my Doctorate of Physical Therapy and apply my skills in a geriatric or orthopedic setting.