Awards

HSHP Annual Awards 2014

HSHP Annual Awards 2014

The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance honored students for their outstanding academic and professional achievement this year during a ceremony and reception held May 14. To learn more about this year's award winners, click on their pictures below. 

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Tyler H. EdwardsTyler H. Edwards
Professional Excellence Award in Clinical Health Studies/Physical Therapy

I am a physical therapy major with an exercise science minor from the small town of Newfield, New York, just outside of Ithaca. Like many others, I became interested in physical therapy after experiencing injuries during sports in high school. Having a passion for health and wellness, as well as a fascination with the human body, I knew physical therapy would be the perfect career for me. I decided to stay in the beautiful Ithaca area and attend IC’s prestigious Physical Therapy program. I am excited to use all of the knowledge and skills that I learned at Ithaca to positively impact other people’s lives. 

The most memorable experience I’ve had at Ithaca College was being a member of the crew team. This experience taught me the true value of hard work and determination. I was able to improve my time-management skills while also developing myself both mentally and physically. But most of all, I learned a lot about myself. I realized that I could do anything that I set my mind to. I hope to instill this mindset into my future patients in order to maximize their therapeutic outcomes. 

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights 

  • L. Hill and A. Newens Scholarship Recipient
  • Guthrie Health Profession Scholarship Recipient
  • CFCU R. Stringham Scholarship Recipient
  • Emerson Scholarship Recipient
  • Member of PT Research Team studying effect of neuro-muscular training program on landing mechanics of high school cheerleaders
  • Whalen Symposium Presenter
  • Ithaca College Men’s Varsity Crew
  • Intercollegiate rowing state champion (2012)
  • Triathlon competitor 

The Professional Excellence Award is given in recognition of undergraduate student(s) who exhibit excellence in one or more of the following areas: leadership, clinical practice, service, professionalism, academics, or scholarship.


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