WRITER: LINDSAY RUNYAN
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: July 19, 2001
Board of Regents approves UI Physical Therapy Program name change
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Board of Regents, State of Iowa at its meeting July
18 in Cedar Falls approved the name change of the University of Iowa Physical
Therapy Graduate Program to the UI Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
The name change better reflects the educational programs offered in physical
therapy and rehabilitation science, said Richard Shields, Ph.D., associate
professor in the program, which is part of the UI College of Medicine.
"We have had a long history of offering degrees in the rehabilitation
sciences. Now we can better acknowledge this degree, in addition to the entry-level
and advanced masters' degrees in physical therapy, as a part of the program,"
For more information about the UI Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Graduate Program, visit their Web site at http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/physicaltherapy/.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.