Nazareth College is proud to announce that Jennifer Collins, PT, MDA, EdD, professor and chair of the department of physical therapy, was recently elected vice president of the New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) at the annual governance meeting. Collins resides in Victor, N.Y.
The following Nazareth College Department of Physical Therapy faculty and alumni served as delegates from the Finger Lakes District to the NYPTA Delegate Assembly at the meeting: Assistant Professor Andrew Bartlett, PT, MPA, PhD, Clinical Instructor Andrew Opett, PT, MPA, Assistant Professor Mary Ellen Vore, PT, MS, Jeremy Bittel ’01, and Megan O’Brien ’04. In addition, doctoral candidate Karen Bartlett ’11 participated in the NYPTA leadership development workshop and was a student guest at the Delegate Assembly.
Collins began her career as a physical therapy educator in 1991 and came to Nazareth in 2002. She has been a member of the NYPTA since 1978. As the new vice president of the NYPTA, Collins’ duties will include serving as executive committee member representing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants throughout New York State.
The NYPTA is a professional, non-profit association with approximately 5,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students. The NYPTA is dedicated to serving the public’s health interests, improving the standard of health for people of all ages and advancing the benefits of physical therapy and the interests of physical therapy professionals in New York State.
Read more about Nazareth's physical therapy programs here.