Physical Therapy - Research

The first step for all research projects is approval by The University of Scranton Institutional Review Board (IRB)or the Department of Occupational and Physical Therapy Review Board (DRB). Read the IRB Policy Manual to determine which review board is appropriate for your research proposal. The Office of Research Services web site contains the IRB policy manual and downloadable research application forms. Students should consult with their faculty research advisor before submitting an application to the IRB or DRB.

Department of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Review Board Guidelines

Annual Research Night

Research Night is an annual Department of PT event that takes place during the fall semester.  Students in the third year of the program present faculty-directed student research as part of the final course in the Scientific Inquiry series.  These studies are systematic reviews of scientific evidence on a wide variety of clinically relevant topics. Additional faculty and student research may also be presented as time permits.  This yearly event is open to students, faculty, families, and friends.  In addition, clinicians can receive continuing education units (CEUs) for attending the event.  Yearly event announcements for CEUs can be found on the Clinical Faculty Development Webpage. Below you will find a breakdown of yearly presentations as well as copies of either the presentation and/or the corresponding professional poster.  In addition, notations are made for those presented at a national conference including the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting.