The Duke Physical Therapy Alumni Association recognizes and honors alumni for outstanding merit with the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Emerging Leader Alumni Award.
Nominations may be submitted online and are accepted from any source, but especially from Duke PT alumni, faculty, staff, and professional peers.
This award is open to any alumnus from the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy program who graduated ten or more years ago. It is given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, achievement, and service in advancing healthcare through the physical therapist profession, and in support of the mission and goals of the Duke PT professional program, in one or more of the following ways. Greater consideration will be given to candidate's whose background and accomplishments incorporate elements of all three:
This award is open to all alumni who have graduated with their first professional physical therapist degree from Duke University within the past 10 years. It will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and enthusiasm and made significant contributions to his/her physical therapist profession in one or more of the following ways:
The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2021. To nominate an individual for either of these awards, please submit the following:
Distinguished Alumni Award
Doctor of Physical Therapy Division
Durham, NC 27708
The alumni awards will be presented during the 2020 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, at the Duke DPT program reception and Alumni Association annual meeting. Date, time, and room TBD. Recipients will be notified in mid-December, and are responsible for any travel arrangements. Recipients and their guests will be invited to attend.
The committee will be comprised of the current elected officers of the Duke PT Alumni Association and up to two alumni or current program faculty members appointed by the current association president.
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 919-681-4380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.