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 Submitted on behalf of Linda Petrosino, Interim Provost

Please join me on Thursday, October 2 for the second Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  

Dr. Katherine Beissner, Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and fellow of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, will be presenting “Pondering Pain:  Lessons from the Big Apple and Beyond”

While Dr. Beissner enjoys working in a variety of physical therapy areas, her primary research interest is in geriatric pain management through the use of cognitive and behavioral self-management strategies. Her recent research examines how race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, health history, social support and physical abilities affect the function and quality of life of older adults.  


When Google Glass was announced in spring 2013, the response from consumers to the quirky yet futuristic looking eyewear was almost universal.

“Looks cool, but what does it do?”

Well, Ithaca College clinical associate professor Mike Buck is one of many leaders in the field of physical therapy answering that question. In a recent article by Today in PT, Buck discusses how Google Glass can improve physical therapy sessions by allowing students to see themselves through the eyes of a patient.


ITHACA, NY — Student entrepreneurs from Ithaca College were among those earning top recognition and prize money for presentations on their innovative products in the 2014 New York State Business Plan Competition (NYBPC).

Tim Reynolds ’14, a physical therapy doctoral student, took first place and a $10,000 cash prize  in the products/services category at the...



I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Barbara Belyea, faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy, as the next Faculty Athletics Representative. 



PT grad students Zachary Gabor and Ethan Lewis were awarded a Graduate Research Award Finalist at the recent Mid-Atlantic meeting of American College of Sports Medicine based on their presentation titled Reliability and validity of 2-Dimensional motion analysis using a hand-held tablet compared to traditional 3-Dimensional motion analysis.

The presentation was based on research performed with a team of students from Exercise and Sport Sciences and Physical Therapy. The team included Ethan Alderman, Samuel Cannella, Jill Jackson and Matthew Limoges, under the faculty guidance of Dr. Barbara Belyea (PT), and Dr. Deborah King (ESS).


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