DPT Student and Alumni Spotlight

 Hear what our DPT students and alumni have to say about the DPT program. 

The MSJ DPT program allowed me to have confidence to branch off on my own. The support from the staff and having excellent clinical instructors gave me the confidence to take a risk after school. A lot of this is because I felt so prepared from the high standards of the course curriculum and the valuable experiences during my clinical rotations. Vic Troha, '16
I think my experiences at MSJ helped me be successful in my career by not only providing clinical skills and knowledge, but also a great sense of professionalism. I feel that I learned a lot of professional behaviors, communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills that helped me take on leadership roles in my career. Jeremy Heinrich, '06
The DPT program gave me a well-rounded education. I feel that it provided many opportunities during clinical experiences due to the strong relationship within the community that MSJ has built. I feel that I go an excellent PT education. Raina Barnett, '14
After interviewing with the program, the Mount jumped to the top of my list primarily due to the communal atmosphere of the students and faculty. From the time I sent my application, I have always felt noticed and that the program actually cared. After my interview, I realized that this personalized attention and dedication to student success is fostered by the faculty. Any accredited program is going to have competent faculty that are great at what they do. What is not guaranteed however is how much they are willing to help the students and how much they share in students’ success. I have always felt this dedication to the student at the Mount and feel that I am best set up for success in this program. Brendon Clark, '24
Throughout the interview process, it was evident that the MSJ PT faculty and staff were dedicated to the success of each of their students. As someone who enjoys learning in community with others and being around active role models, I knew that this would be a place where I could continue to develop personally and professionally. In addition, I was sparked by the program’s commitment to service in line with the University’s mission and values, guided by the Sisters of Charity. Bryan Westerlund, '23
I thoroughly enjoyed my four years at the Mount and knew that it was where I wanted to continue my academics for another three years to complete my DPT degree. During my undergrad years, my teachers knew me by my first name and truly cared about my success. I knew that I would experience the same thing had I gotten accepted into the DPT program at the Mount. Not only did I know the Mount DPT program would provide me with an education that would more than prepare me to go out into the clinic, it allowed me to continue coaching soccer due to remaining in Cincinnati, which is another passion of mine. Brenna Lonneman, '22
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Katlin Middleton, '11, D.P.T.

In 2016, Mount graduate Katlin Middleton started East of Eden Physical Therapy, an international grassroots pediatric mission. This work lead her Nepal, where she spent two weeks serving children and elderly women. 

"After we returned, we felt an urgency to somehow broaden the reach, so in February 2020, we published it as a book, titled Pediatric Exercise Handbook: A Developmental How-To for Parents and Clinicians," Katlin Middleton '11, D.P.T


To read about alumni Katlin Middleton, '11 and her rewarding DPT experience, click here