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Recent News

First CSUN Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees Conferred

June 17, 2015

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The high demand for Physical Therapists is projected to continue over the next 20 years as our baby-boomers age. With the growth of the profession, requirements for employment have increased in scope. As of 2015, the new entry-level requirement for Phyiscal Therapists in California is the Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. CSUN anticipated this need and met it. Read more

Christina Chao: Our 2015 Wolfson Scholar Nominee

June 17, 2015

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Christina Chao got her Bachelor’s in Family and Consumer Sciences/Consumer Affairs, a degree she pursued because, as a new student, she discovered a passion for protecting people’s rights and empowering them with information.  One of her professors in the Consumer Affairs Option, Tom Yi Cai said, “Christina approaches solutions in innovative ways and incorporates real-world issues into her analyses,” and that’s just the kind of quality that made her the 2015 Wolfson Scholar nominee for the College of Health and Human Development. Read more

Physical Therapy Scholars Honored by Dodger and Campanella Foundations

May 22, 2015

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A little bit of Matador Red mixed in with Dodger Blue on the perfectly manicured grass at Chavez Ravine when a group of California State University, Northridge physical therapy students were honored before a recent Dodger game. The 10 CSUN students benefited from a special partnership between the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and the Roy and Roxie Campanella Foundation, which provides the students with physical therapy scholarships. Scholarships like these are a rarity, and a testament to a longstanding relationship between a Hall of Famer and the university. Read more


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