Lives Renewed | Physical Therapy Campaign 2012

George Fox students have always been encouraged to help those in need, and with the launch of the university’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the fall of 2012, they will be given yet another opportunity to do so.

Take a look at the plans for our state of the art facility

An 18,000-square-foot facility on the Newberg campus will house the program, offering students training in human performance, anatomy and physical therapy. Facilities will include a motion analysis lab and a swim exercise lab designed for sports conditioning and rehabilitation.

George Fox will be one of only two schools in Oregon to offer such a program and the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest to offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. This will allow PT students to satisfy the practical concerns of training for a fulfilling occupation with strong job prospects, while at the same time learning and growing in a Christ-centered environment where service and outreach is encouraged.

And, according to program director Tyler Cuddeford, students won't be the only ones who benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities. "I think that it's a big deal for George Fox to be able to plug into the community of those that don't have services," he explains, noting the high number of low-income, underinsured or elderly patients who are in need of physical therapy. "George Fox is definitely an outreach, service-oriented university, and I think all those things line up nicely with the George Fox community."

With construction on the physical therapy facility still underway and a lot of work left to be done, we need your help to make this vision a reality. To join us in promoting health and wellness, call 503-554-2115 and become a sponsor of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

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A Message from the Director

Tyler CuddefordI’ve been passionate about physical therapy and teaching for more than 20 years. I’ve always thought George Fox would be the perfect place to start a physical therapy program because of its strong commitment to the health sciences and helping professions. Now that dream is becoming a reality.

George Fox is consistently ranked as one of the best Christian universities in the country, and it’s our goal to be ranked as one of the top physical therapy programs in the nation. Whether serving in the local community or in developing countries, the DPT program is also deeply committed to outreach. 

Reaching our goal requires teamwork and partnership. I invite you to join with us in launching our Doctor of Physical Therapy program and promoting health and wellness.

Tyler Cuddeford, PhD in physical therapy, University of Iowa

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