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Program director presents at APTA convention



Feb 2, 2014 • By Briar Cliff University Bookmark and Share


Cross, Patrick

LAS VEGAS, Nev — Dr. Patrick Cross, program director of BCU's planned Doctorate of Physical Therapy program*, recently had four peer-reviewed abstracts accepted for presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting, which was held Feb. 3-6.

His topics ranged from “Ongoing Data Analysis of Cardiovascular Screening of Young Asymptomatic Athletes” to “Predicting Falls in Senior Athletes,” among others.

The APTA's Combined Sections Meeting brought together more than 10,000 physical therapy professionals from around the nation for several days of exceptional programming, networking opportunities and an exhibit hall filled with products and services. 

Here is a list of the scholarly abstracts for which Cross was a contributor:

Hauer P, Cross P, Schweinle WE. On-going data analysis of cardiovascular screening of young asymptomatic athletes. Abstract presented as a platform presentation at: Combined Sections Meeting 2014 of the American Physical Therapy Association; 2014; Las Vegas, NV.

Jordre B, Schweinle WE, Cross P, Kasuske N, Oetjen S, Braun MR. Predicting falls in senior athletes. Abstract presented as a platform presentation at: Combined Sections Meeting 2014 of the American Physical Therapy Association; 2014; Las Vegas, NV.

Jordre B, Schweinle WE, Cross P, Sobotka N, Hunhoff L, Olson C. Screening for cardiovascular risk factors in senior athletes. Abstract presented as a platform presentation at: Combined Sections Meeting 2014 of the American Physical Therapy Association; 2014; Las Vegas, NV.

Karges, JR,  Cross P, Hauer PL, Bergst M, Dvoracek M. Retention of emergency response training information during student physical therapy full-time clinical education internships. Abstract presented as a poster presentation at: Combined Sections Meeting 2014 of the American Physical Therapy Association; 2014; Las Vegas, NV.

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 88,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.


*Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Briar Cliff University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

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