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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Joseph T. WeberJoseph T. Weber
Professional Excellence Award in Clinical Health Studies/Physical Therapy

Joe’s interest in a career in healthcare came from an active lifestyle early on. His involvement with endurance sports and extreme sports lead to an interest in injury management. This interest was further developed during a physical therapy internship during his senior year of high school. Upon entering Ithaca College, Joe was given the opportunity to double major in athletic training and physical therapy. This allowed Joe to pursue his passion for rehabilitation in a diverse population and in a variety of clinical settings. Upon graduation, Joe will pursue a doctoral degree in physical therapy at Ithaca College. 

An especially memorable experience for Joe was taking a human anatomy course over the summer. While challenging, this experience allowed Joe to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the complexity of the human body through dissection. With a few years of clinical experience from various athletic training internships, he was able to relate the structures in the body, with the injuries he had come across in the clinic. Joe describes this full circle experience as one that is humbling and gratifying. 

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights 

  • Adjunct professor – Anatomy and Physiology I & II 
  • Supervising Lifeguard 
  • Presenter at James J. Whalen Academic Symposium 
  • Research team member – “Effects of an 8-week neuromuscular training program on landing mechanics in high school cheerleaders” 
  • Laurence S. Hill and Adrian M. Newens Scholarship 
  • HealthAlliance Hospital Scholarship 
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 
  • Alpha Eta Honor Society 
  • Dean’s List 

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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