Student SIG

Purpose:  To allow Physical Therapist (PT) and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) students to meet and promote its membership, the DPTA and APTA.

The objectives of the SSIG include:

  • Increase understanding of the significance of current issues in physical therapy.
  • Highlight APTA’s role in serving as advocates PTs and PTAs.
  • Explain how APTA’s advocacy efforts affect us both as student PTs and PTAs as well as future professionals in the field of physical therapy.
  • Facilitate social and professional relationships between PT and PTA programs within the state of Delaware (and the local area).
  • Promote student involvement within DPTA and the local physical therapy community
  • Educate PT and PTA students to increase awareness of resources available to student APTA members.

Community Service Events:

  • Magic in Motion, Girl Scouts of America, in conjunction with the University of Delaware Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program and Delaware Technical Institute’s Physical Therapy Assistant Program
  • Preston’s March 5k, Adjunct Volunteers to Preston’s March Organization


  • Special Events Coordinator – Nicholas Rech, SPT
  • Treasurer – Vince Moore, SPTA
  • Secretary – Brittaney Coffin, SPT
  • Vice Chairperson- Caitlin McGee, SPT
  • Chairperson – Eugene Khoroshan, SPT
  • Advisor: Peter Coyle, PT, DPT
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