Megan McClary receives Wilkinson Leadership Award|
The Department of Physical Therapy at Misericordia University recently presented the Catherine Perry Wilkinson Leadership Award to Megan McClary of Sayre, Pa., during the Doctor of Physical Therapy Recognition Ceremony in Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall.
The Catherine Perry Wilkinson Leadership Award is given to a graduating entry-level DPT student who demonstrates exemplary potential for leadership in the profession. The award is presented based upon service to the university, community and profession; membership in the Physical Therapy Club and the American Physical Therapy Association, and leadership skills. Faculty members select the honoree from student nominations.
McClary is a member of the first graduating class from the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program. McClary and her classmates were awarded their doctorate degrees on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the 3rd annual winter commencement ceremony in the Anderson Sports and Health Center on campus.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Misericordia University is a 6½-year professional program in which students receive a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of physical therapy degree. Undergraduate students complete the requirements for their bachelor’s degree during their first 3½ years of study in programs like biology, business administration, health care management, psychology, sport management, and more. Students accepted into the Misericordia program as first-year students are guaranteed to progress into the graduate program as long as they are in good academic standing.
Misericordia also accepts transfer students into the doctoral program. Academically qualified students with a bachelor’s degree can complete the doctorate degree in three years.
For more information about the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu/pt. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.
Susan Barker, P.T., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at Misericordia University, left, presents the Physical Therapy Student Achievement Award to Megan McClary of Sayre, Pa., during the Doctor of Physical Therapy Recognition Ceremony.