February 2, 2022
February 2, 2022 – Justin Berry, PT, DPT, Ph.D., Director of Northland Community & Technical College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program (PTA), will be recognized by the Academy of Physical Therapy (APTE) with the 2021 Feitelberg Journal Founders’ Award. This honor will be presented at the Academy of Physical Therapy Education Annual Meeting on February 4 in San Antonio, TX.
The Feitelberg Journal Founders’ Award was created by Samuel B.Feitelberg, PT, MA, FAPTA in honor of the efforts of the over 100 colleagues whose contributions of time and money created the Journal of Physical Therapy Education, to acknowledge excellence in publication by a first-time author in the Journal of PT Education for the calendar year.
“It was a surprise and a nice honor to receive recognition for this research article,” shares Berry.
Dr. Berry was chosen for this award for his article A National Survey of Student Loan Debt Accrued by Doctor of Physical Therapy Students, which the Journal of Physical Therapy Education published in March of 2021. The award-winning article discusses the increasing levels of student loan debt that are a concern within many health professions, including physical therapy. This article is just one in a lengthy anthology for Dr. Berry.
“Northland is incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Justin Berry as our PTA program director and faculty member,” shares Jodi Stauss, Northland Dean Of Health, Public Services, & Technical Programs. “Dr. Berry is committed to excellence in PTA education; he is an expert in the field of Physical Therapy and is an outstanding educator. He is not only dedicated to the profession but he is also dedicated to each of his students, maintaining long-lasting academic relationships, as both an instructor and mentor.”