Mount St. Joseph University

Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Receives National Award and Recognition

Academics, Graduate Academics, Health Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy

By: Amanda Gratsch

File Under: apta, doctor of physical therapy, dpt

Graduating Doctor of Physical Therapy student Mary Broering, ‘18 has been selected to receive the 2018 Mary McMillan Scholarship Award through the American Physical Therapy Association Honor and Scholars Program (APTA).

Out of more than 220 physical therapy programs in the United States that nominated their students in their final year of school, Mary and several others were chosen for this competitive, prestigious award.

“Mary completed an essay and submitted two letters of support; one from a DPT faculty and another from a fellow student,” says Rosanne Thomas, PT, Ph.D. Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Therapy. “Though we have submitted annual nominations for this award, Mary is the first recipient from the Mount’s physical therapy program and we are very proud of her.”

An award of $5,000 will be granted to each physical therapy student recipient, and recipients will receive certificates presented by the APTA's Board of Directors at the next Conference and Exposition.

The Mount will honor Broering during Honors Convocation in April and the DPT Convocation in May, followed by the APTA that will honor her at the NEXT Conference in June. Broering will graduate with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy this upcoming May, 2018.